Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1360756 (stock #2250)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$225.00
length 5 1/4 inches, weight 1.0 oz Troy, excellent condition, no monogram.

This piece is not commonly found.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1360694 (stock #2248)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1,200.00
retailed by Hardy & Hayes, length 7 3/8 inches, weight 15 Troy ounces, monogrammed "C", fine condition.

If pressed as to why you, dear reader, should buy these Iris fish forks as opposed to some others listed elsewhere on the interwebz, I'd have to say that ours are probably in better condition. If pressed even harder, I'd confess that these are also attractively priced.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1357488 (stock #2243)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.76 Troy ounces, very good overall condition (bowl retains some of the original gilding but is not blotchy), monogrammed "S.H.F." (obverse) and "'98" (reverse), retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 150531578507 on the Great Bay of eeeeehs.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1349364 (stock #2234)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$85.00
length 3 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition.

May I offer our apologies, dear reader, for having previously catalogued these as "Acorn"? Old age is taking its toll, here.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1349200 (stock #2233)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$895.00
length 7 1/2 inches, weight 6.56 Troy ounces, monogrammed script "P," one small pinprick dent as shown in enlargement two but very fine overall condition.

Compare other examples such as items 361767311810 (1875.00) and 131490471803 (2550.00) on the Big Bad auction page...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1341232 (stock #2226)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$375.00
length 10 3/8 inches, weight 3.48 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.

As our friend Don Soeffing has recounted in "The Battle of the Birds" (Silver Magazine, November/December 1995), production of this pattern was short lived, because W & H lost this particular battle against Tiffany for infringement of their design pattern...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1340559 (stock #2223)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 8 5/8 inches, weight 3.9 Troy ounces, monogrammed "B", outstanding original condition, marked "Shreve Crump & Low" with 925 in oval.

Though not a "first demand" pattern, the Antique Ivies were made by several manufacturers, and involved extensive skill and hand work to produce. Expensive when first sold, they are members of a dying breed, as most flatware of this quality has now been consigned to the melting pot...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1332597 (stock #2218)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$675.00
length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.37 Troy ounces (each), monogrammed as shown, fine condition, scarce.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1271680 (stock #2202)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$225.00
length 12 7/8 inches, weight 4.11 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.

With the added cachet (we were going to say "snob appeal", but then remembered that our faithful readers, all two of them who remain, aren't snooty) of a Cartier retailer's mark.

Bought new, it costs just about as much as a small Mercedes, but here what a deal!!

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1247426 (stock #2197)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.85 Troy ounces, design detail in fine condition, bowl retains more than half of its original gilding, monogrammed as shown. Retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard & Company, a fine, elegant store which many of my customers are old enough to remember with affection...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1238134 (stock #2193)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$40.00
length 7 3/4 inches, three letter script monogram (reverse) as shown in enlargement number five, exceptionally fine condition, weight 1.36 oz. Troy, the blade well engraved with trailing bellflower decoration.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1221326 (stock #2186)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$95.00
Length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.18 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English).

One of Frank Smith's better designs, and one of Yours Truly's favorite patterns...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1219048 (stock #2184)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$40.00
length 5 1/8 inches, weight .47 oz. Troy, monogrammed "M.F.W.", fine condition with traces of original gilding on bowl and along handle.

One of these days, a more scholarly colleague will reveal the true name of this pattern...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1217386 (stock #2180)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$25.00
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...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1206987 (stock #2169)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1650.00
Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1206269 (stock #2166)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$925.00
length 8 1/2 inches, weight 6.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, with Jensen trademark circa 1940, "84", and Swedish import marks, (see third enlargement).

Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces of Blossom. This one is in exemplary condition, with gentle hammer marks on spoon bowl and fork tines; each petal of the blossom with full detail.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200984 (stock #2155)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 8 3/8 inches, weight 3.09 Troy ounces, no monogram, slight wear to gilding on tines but very nearly benchmark condition, retailed by Sheafer and Lloyd of Pittsburgh.

This pattern has always been a personal favorite. Note the expressiveness of the eyes, which you may examine up close in photo number three.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200097 (stock #2152)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$50.00
engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.

 
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