Length twelve inches, weight 8 Troy ounces (!), a few barely visible nicks at upper edge of blade but fine overall condition.
Please note that this item is marked only "Theodore B. Starr sterling / patent" (see third photo).
With sinuous curves and whimsical spade-shaped feet, this is truly a little classic of English Art Nouveau silver.
Perfect for the aspiring collector of mid-century modern furniture who has wisely chosen to live in a tiny house. Should you care for more info on the original, please note that this chair is so famous as to warrant its own Wikipedia entry.
Years ago, many folks had high enthusiasm over silver from the Golden State, but now we're going to find out the hard way whether or not anyone indeed still gives a rat's derrière.
If ever there was an item which screamed "Christmas gift" then this is it.
Have you been picking your lobster with silver plated, or even (Gasp!!) stainless utensils? Upgrade now, for a reasonable cost.
Length just shy of nine inches, no monogram, scarce.
We have never encountered a spoon with this boat-shaped flat bottom bowl in the past, and have conferred with a Very Knowledgeable Fellow who has owned one (yes, just one) before and is of the opinion that this is indeed a berry spoon.
The blade features a restrained and well executed bit of engraving (please see third enlargement) with brite-cut foliage and shaded flowers.
The obverse features a refined bit of engraving, done by a skilled and steady hand.
As collectors will know, if any of them remain above ground, knives in this elegant old Durgin pattern are scarce.
For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a lighter and slightly beaten up version of this same piece may be "bought now" on the big bad auction site for a mere 591 moneys (see item 322373972047).
Compare our price with the folks who Replace your stuff @70.00
This piece is not commonly found.
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.
Not only does this item offer an appealing, heart-shaped bowl but it has an exorbitantly reasonable price tag.