Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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 #1360613 (stock #2247)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$45.00
length 6 inches, weight .98 oz. Troy, fine condition, marked as shown.

Not only does this item offer an appealing, heart-shaped bowl but it has an exorbitantly reasonable price tag.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1358830 (stock #2245)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$750.00
contemporary (London, 1993) but of the finest quality, height three inches, weight 10 Troy ounces the pair, one minor abrasion as shown but excellent overall condition. A perfect gift to grace the table of your equine aquaintances.

For those who favor comparison shopping, a similar though inferior pair by this same maker weighing only 5.7 oz. Troy sold at Julien's for 875.00 (See catalogue of the Ronnie & Jo Wood collection, 10/26/2012, lot 308).

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1358248 (stock #2245)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$2,500.00
maker Ernest Eschwège, Paris circa 1920, sixteen by twenty-six inches, weight 82.6 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram.

With stylish foliate handles and an applied border, this is an exceptionally functional, high quality item.

It is also a bear to photograph, and these images sadly do not meet out usual standards. But have no fear, dear reader, we will try again, soon.

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 : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1357194 (stock #2242)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$750.00
height 5 1/2; length across handle 6 1/4 inches, weight 14.1 Troy ounces, the body richly chased with rose flowers, foliage and a band of acanthus leaves below, the realistically formed wrythen grapevine handle fastened together with silver tacks (see second enlargement), engraved "Minnie / June 2nd / 1875" in cartouche under spout, capacity one quart, fine condition.

If only we knew a bit more about Minnie, a good tale might be told, but alas we know nothing of this lass.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1351769 (stock #2235)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
Let's take a moment to reflect upon why a dealer, or at least Yours Truly, chooses to add an item to inventory.

Over the years, we've handled many many pieces of Martelé, and if you dear reader will forgive me for a bit of crudeness, most of them are "trashed." Specifically, the detail is severely worn away, leaving the beauty of the overall design still appreciable but no longer intact...

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
$1,100.00
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 : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1345511 (stock #2232)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$150.00
height 2 1/2; length 2 7/8 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram, marked as shown.
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 : Pre 2000 item #1338940 (stock #2220)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$325.00
Ball Black & Company circa 1875, with satyr's head handle, stepped oval foot, finely engraved crest and body (please see third image), height 3 5/8 inches, weight 4.74 Troy ounces, some staining to interior as shown but excellent overall condition, no monogram in opposing cartouche.
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 : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1332434 (stock #2217)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
awarded to the Schooner Marguerite, the undulating rim comprising twelve cast and applied foliate scrolled panels, the cast circular foot with waves, flowers and foliage, top diameter 11 1/2; base and height each six inches, weight 53.74 Troy ounces, a few very minor dents but excellent overall condition, richly gilt interior, engraved "Annual Regatta / on the 25th Anniversary of the / Eastern Yacht Club / July 17th 1895 / First Prize / Won by / Schooner Marguerite"

Marguerite was design...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1294250 (stock #2212)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
with riotous chrysanthemum decoration, height 1 1/2; diameter 1 3/4 inches, weight 1.34 Troy ounces, model number 1351, date letter "n" (1881), superb condition, monogrammed "Hattie."
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1293504 (stock #2209)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
height 1 7/8; top diameter 2 inches, no monogram, weight 2.6 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown. Just the right size to hold a healthy belt of scotch...

This piece bears the craftsman's mark of both Robert Bean and Fletcher Carter. Also, let's give a shout out to the good folks at ONC, still going strong in Amesbury after one hundred years, who were kind enough to identify this cup as the "Roly Poly cordial."

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1289787 (stock #2206)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
height 11; bottom diameter five, length across handle to spout 9 inches, weight 47.5 Troy ounces, retailed by Theodore Starr (maker's mark effaced) and monogrammed as shown. We always hesitate to say that an item is in "perfect" condition, but I am hard pressed to find fault with this one...
 
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