silver polish. Folks often come into the shop and ask what I use to make all of our silver look so splendidly handsome. (Then again, there are others who want to know why the proprietor is so decidedly unkempt, but we won't get into that.) I've decided to unleash the secret and perhaps earn a buck or two in the process. This is the ten ounce size, and yes it truly does retard tarnish formation. Rose & Vase not included.
Yes, just one lonesome spoon in spite of the fact that you see eight pictured above, and it's a bit substandard at that with some small dents in the bowl and a slightly uneven edge of same, length 5 7/8 inches, monogrammed "Maria". To reflect both these sad issues and our troubled times, the price is unabashedly cheap.
length 4 1/4 inches, no monogram, the gilt bowl is a bit splotchy but otherwise in fine condition.
Many of our faithful readers have no doubt been wondering, "Has Cherner resigned, retired, been fired, got tired or perhaps become discouraged with the overall lack of interest in antiques unless they are being chased by strange folks on the telly"? Well, no, we actually took a bit of vacation and mostly stayed out of the shops so have little new to show but this lone Tiffany spoon.
If the hostess gift still lives, then this (and a pound of great coffee) would make a fine one...
length 6 5/8 inches, excellent condition. A perfect for that special Helen in your life...
length 4 1/4 inches, excellent condition, monogrammed "CMS" (script, reverse, please see second photo).
Berlin circa 1845, length 4 3/4 inches, weight .73 oz. Troy, 12 Loth (.750) standard, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown.
Reasonably reliable Internet sources indicate that this firm was royal jeweler to Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands, and indeed the quality of this spoon is impressive.
length 6 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, and like Yours Truly a fine old specimen...
length 5 1/4+ inches, excellent condition, no monogram. A splendid gift for your Keuka grad or alum, made by the Shepard Mfg. Corporation of Melrose, Massachusetts circa 1895.
length 5 1/8 inches, weight .68 oz. Troy, excellent condition, no monogram. Watson, which was located just above Providence, RI in North Attleboro, Massachusetts had many fine quality designs. In addition to Cherub, their Lily and "Fruit and Flowers" patterns are both sought after by collectors for the faithful and finely detailed rendering of their subject matter.
One lonesome youth fork monogrammed "Rebecca." The other items shown here are sold.
spoon, length 5 3/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram. The T-monarch-S trademark (see second photo) is ringing only the faintest of bells in our memory, but Thomae silver company is also a possibility.