Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1256722 (stock #2199)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$90.00
exquisite and desirable LOUIS XV pattern, length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.91 Troy ounces, fine condition.

We were going to send these straight into the smelter's gaping maw, but then thought that perhaps just perhaps there might be an Agnes or three who'd want to see herself immortalized on a spoon...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1247426 (stock #2197)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$550.00
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 #1247306 (stock #2195)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$275.00
with Lily of the Valley flowers, superb condition, gilt all over, length just shy of ten inches, weight 5.0 Troy ounces, monogrammed (reverse) as shown.
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 #1229732 (stock #2190)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$350.00
length 8 1/8 inches, weight 3.01 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed (reverse) as shown, reasonably priced.

Then again, you could log on to the Bay of Eeehs and try to beat down the consignor who's got his listed for nine hundred dollars...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1229685 (stock #2189)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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It is, as I write, Cyber Monday, so let's get some interesting items under way for our faithful readers.

First, this jelly cake server, length 9 1/8 inches, weight 2.54 Troy ounces, fine condition. One would be hard pressed to find a better example.

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 : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1207244 (stock #2170)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
circa 1816, length 10 3/4 inches, wear to pattern, minor dents and other sins, engraved with crest and motto "Tria Juncto in Uno," four by maker S P and two by someone else.

Knives are always tough to find in antique King's and related patterns. These are especially well suited to use, with their stainless blades by Robert F. Mosley of Sheffield which look to have been done in the 1930's. About as close as we get to shabby chic...

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 #1203834 (stock #2162)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$325.00
hand wrought, length 6 3/4 inches, weight 4.33 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.

DeMatteo produced objects for Colonial Williamsburg, and often used designs by the 18th century Virginia silversmith James Geddy as his inspiration. These were marked I ˖ G in addition to the usual trademarks (see third photo).

Over the years, we've bought and sold more than a few items by the DeMatteo family. This is unquestionably the best we've had the privilege to offer.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200984 (stock #2155)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$160.00
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 #1199564 (stock #2150)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 5 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed "S". It is safe to assume that the olive fork was made in at least two sizes, this being the shortest.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199239 (stock #2149)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$325.00
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.

 
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