Boston (Dedham) circa 1920, diameter 6 1/8; height 5/8 inches, weight 6,14 Troy ounces, a bit of fire skin peeking through but very good overall condition, no monogram.
The Metropolitan Museum holds a similar item (Accession Number: 2013.959.11) from the Margo Grant Walsh collection, though theirs has rather boring feet with a simple incised line rather than the cast, lobed ones on this piece.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Newark circa 1935, weight 2.21 Troy ounces, excellent condition.
Let's start off the New Year here on BCAS in a small way, with this pair of miniature silver candlesticks.
Though only 2 1/8 inches tall they are nonetheless an accurate and well constructed George III reproduction, with square base (1 1/2 inches) and sunken centers. Dorothy Rainwater described Meyer as "a noted maker of silver miniatures."
height two inches, diameter five inches, weight 7.08 Troy ounces, fine condition, craftsman Arthur Hartwell. We've largely polished out the annoying test mark (human ignorance knows no bounds) shown on the base, but haven't yet redone our photo.
Priced attractively, in honor of Cyber Tuesday.
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...
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.
engraved "R.P.L. Jr.," weight 2.98 Troy ounces, diameter 1 7/8; height 1 3/4 inches, excellent condition, finest quality.
A splendid addition to any table, though it would fit in especially well with Old Maryland, Engraved.
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...
height 3 1/8; top diameter 5 inches, weight 6.14 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.
Similar in design and construction to its larger cousin known as the "Louvre Bowl," (see Drucker, p. 188) because it is in the permanent collection of that institution.
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...
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...
height 1 3/4; diameter of base 2 1/4 inches, weight 3.28 Troy ounces, excellent condition, discreetly monogrammed on the underside as shown in photos three and four.
These are perfectly plumb, but wide angle distortion has caused one to look a bit akilter, and for this we must apologize, dear reader.
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...
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.
circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.