Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1349364 (stock #2234)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$95.00
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
$1,250.00
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
$150.00
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
$750.00
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.

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.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199239 (stock #2149)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$270.00
length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 6.22 ounces, superb condition, faintly gilt tines, monogrammed as shown (please see third photo).

These are particularly choice examples, extra heavy, with excellent detail and die depth. To my eye, this is one of R & B's most attractive designs. For further discussion of what makes a pattern aesthetically successful, see Design New England, November-December 2012, pp. 60-64

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1198806 (stock #2146)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
with high relief cast bust of Van Dyck, length 9 inches, weight 3.24 Troy ounces, no monogram. Truly one of Antoine Heller's greatest designs, and among Gorham's most sculptural patterns.

There is a file cut (visible from side and reverse only; see fourth photo) which we've pictured in excruciating detail, and some light pitting on the blade which we've mostly polished out and probably will address a bit more, as time allows. Aside from this, the condition is excellent.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1196202 (stock #2141)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$975.00
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.
 
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