Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
lovingly labeled "naive" patterns (see Soeffing, p. 95); 4 7/8 inches long; fine condition; no monogram; applied warrior's head in high relief surrounded by engraving; marked only "COIN 1".
height 1 5/8 inches excluding handle, length across spout 2 inches, a few minor dents which we intend to remove quite soon, if possible; hinge in excellent condition, no monogram.
Canton Province circa 1830, one 8; the other 8 1/4 inches, some tine wear and knife cuts (see third photo) as shown but wonderfully heavy and well made, with a classic set of marks.
Baltimore MD circa 1790, round downturned end with just a hint of a rear midrib extending 3 inches down the handle, unusual double arched drop, length 8 3/4 inches, some tip wear as shown but good overall condition, monogrammed "H" in period script. How certain are we of this attribution? Well, if it's American then the spoon is most certainly Dowig...
souvenir spoon "Electric Tower," 5 3/8 inches long, no monogram, may have some extremely minor edge loss to enamel (see photo of bowl at 9 o'clock position) but fine overall condition. Marked "American Souvenir Co./ *s* / Sterling Pat. / Buffalo, NY."
Several years ago when Gorham was still in the Providence area and owned by Brown Forman, they decided to reissue some popular early patterns. We bought this piece "new and in the bag," though not directly from the factory. It has seen no use since then (1995 or so) and is in pristine condition. Length 9 inches, 3.06 oz. Troy, mark "Gorham Sterling." It is well worth a quick look at our third enlargement to see what a piece of Medallion flatware looks like, when freshly struck...
length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "S" obverse, exemplary condition.
lacking a catalog, we can't say for sure that it's Old English but with scrolled border and trailing floral appliqués the resemblance is quite strong, diameter 2 inches, height 1 3/4, weight a hefty 1.95 Troy ounces, some very light scratches as shown in enlargement number three but fine overall condition.
length 9 7/8 inches, no monogram, a minor nick toward the end of handle (please see second photo) but fine overall condition, weight 3.72 oz Troy. Perfect for serving lasagne or other casseroles.
retailed and presumably designed by F.E. Ladd, length 5 1/2 inches, weight .8 oz. Troy, elaborate shaded script monogram, fine condition. A spoon which in happier times sold for upwards of two hundred dollars-- take advantage of the Grand Recession and buy one at a depressed price...
or just some royal wannabe born away in her covered chair by those two fine gents? No comment from Yours Truly. Queen or not, this is a good continental silver box with finely done acid etched cover, no monogram, excellent condition, 2 1/2 by 1 inches, marked "sterling / 935" (see second photo).
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
New Orleans circa 1858, length 8 3/4 inches, some minor dents in bowls but no tip wear, good overall condition and above average weight; monogrammed "F.M.P." (script, obverse). Items bearing the mark of L. Simons (see second photo) would appear to be scarce.