For the sake of accuracy, we'll mention that one piercing is slightly ajar (you may be able to see this in our third enlargement) but this is visible only with magnification, not to the naked eye.
A William C. Codman design, identical examples may be found in both the Jolie and Robert Shelton Collection, "Magnificent, Marvelous Martelé," pp. 498-9 and the MFA Boston, accession number 2001.804
Length 7 5/8 inches, weight 3.82 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.
A charming old piece in this classic Art Nouveau Whiting pattern
Some similarities such as the ring-matte chasing (see second photo) exist between this and China Trade items which were imported to Boston during an albeit slightly later time frame, (see Forbes, figures 41 and 153), which along with the four toed feet and overall chunky-ness of this item leads me to wonder if Messr's Welles a...
After spending a year at Cambridge High School, he prepared for four years at Philip Academy in Exeter, NH. Immensely popular with his schoolmates, he was elected class president and entered Harvard upon graduation. Illness prevented him from...
Notable as birthplace of Brigham Young, the town was a mere thirty years old when these spoons were made. We marvel a bit that such a small, rural spot could support its own silversmith, and can't help but suspect that he dabbled in other trades.
Though advanced collectors tend to look down upon Kendrick's work as too common, what if you're not an advanced collector? What about the person who is just starting out collecting Southern coin silver, and wants reasonably priced examples in excellent condition? Well, voila!
Extensive studies have shown that if you eat your fruit and yogurt each morning with a silver spoon, you'll live to be one hundred!
If you like a big, heavy weapon with which to attack your steak (or red beans and rice, for our vegan friends) then look no further, here it is.
These are find, old pieces with excellent detail and die depth.
Though admittedly my memory is not what it used to be, I can't recall ever having owned an item in this pattern. It is a wonderful naturalistic form which Krider executed with the highest quality. We believe that the original cat tail and butterfly model was executed in clay, cut to create the flat side, then folded over (see arrow in fou...
A set of these same spoons graces the cover of Elenita Chickering's superb monograph about her Uncle, Mr. Stone.
Copper items by this maker would appear to be scarce, especially larger ones such as this.
For those of you who like us are are fans of comparison shopping, the folks who Replace your stuff also have one of these in stock, @1130.00 dollars(!).