of regional interest, length 8 1/4 inches, monogrammed "L.J.K." (script, obverse), fine condition. This broad fiddle pattern is typical of the Louisville/Cincinatti region. Marked "J.S. & S. COIN"; see second photo.
Length 3 3/16 inches, no monogram, excellent condition. Not technically a pair (as some may be eager to inform us), though if the truth be known much too much credence is placed on the "different marks mean different dates" hypothesis for Jensen silver...
a sugar sifter length 7 1/8 inches; weight 1.74 oz. Troy, and a scalloped engraved bowl preserve spoon length 9 inches; weight 2 Troy ounces. Both pieces are marked only "STERLING," (attributed to Wendt) have fully gilt matte finish bowls and are in immaculate condition. We do not recall having seen this pattern before.
length 6 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.
length 5 1/8 inches, weight .68 oz. Troy, excellent condition, no monogram. Watson, which was located just above Providence, RI in North Attleboro, Massachusetts had many fine quality designs. In addition to Cherub, their Lily and "Fruit and Flowers" patterns are both sought after by collectors for the faithful and finely detailed rendering of their subject matter.
spoon, length 5 3/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram. The T-monarch-S trademark (see second photo) is ringing only the faintest of bells in our memory, but Thomae silver company is also a possibility.
length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "S" obverse, exemplary condition.
length 9 7/8 inches, weight a zaftig (or, as the more genteel would say, "robust") 4.05 oz. Troy, one scratch on blade--see fifth photo-- which we'll attack with pumice before shipping but excellent overall condition, no monogram. A classic wedding gift, the bride or groom will remember you with fond gratitude whenever pie is served...
length six inches, weight 1.00 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Wendell & Roberts.
Silver scholar and author D. Albert Soeffing describes this portrait as "a rather plain woman," and though it lacks the sophistication of some Medallions, there is a certain undeniable charm to her face. A great entry level item for the budding silver collector, should such a creature still exist...
with Little Boy Blue and Old Mother Hubbard (check out her schnoz!!) repoussé chased on the handles. The knife (7 3/8 inches) and spoon (5 3/4 inches) are in good although not flawless condition. Both monogrammed "Roger from Auntie" (reverse). Pictured here in detail only; please click the little camera and scroll down to view the photo. Full length image available via email.
length 7 1/4 inches, fine condition, gilt bowl, monogram "EG", weight 1.32 oz. Troy.
length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.64 Troy ounces, no monogram, light pattern wear as shown; bowl not gilt but otherwise in fine condition, no monogram.
For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a similar though slightly more fatigued example with pitting in the bowl recently sold on ebay (item 281610340194) @157.50
8 3/4 inches, good weight, excellent condition, monogrammed "LES" (script, front).
length 6 7/8 inches, monogrammed "T", fine condition, early mark (see fourth photo).
length 8 3/4 inches, monogrammed "C" (script, obverse), excellent condition, early "patent applied for" mark. Arguably the most commonly recast piece in the history of silver flatware, we are pleased to offer a rare original.
length 9 3/8 inches, excellent condition save for a spot of plate wear as shown (see third photo for excruciating detail), no monogram.
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.59 oz. Troy, no monogram, light wear to gilding at high points (please see fifth enlargement) but exceptionally fine overall condition. An exemplary item for the collector of cast bonbonnieres.
length across handles twelve inches, width six inches, height six inches, weight 27.13 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown.
Whiting could easily have incorporated the rocaille design into the dies which were used to strike the body of this piece. Instead, they chose to use applied decoration along the foot and below the lid, a more difficult and costly technique. The resulting three-dimensionality lifts this tureen out of the realm of "good" and into that of "exceptional".