diameter 9 1/4 inches, fine condition, made for Poor Brothers jewellers, North Adams, Massachusetts. Be sure to see the fun facts to know and tell about this engineering wonder in photo number two.
ware plate, diameter 9 1/4 inches, excellent condition, "Home of United Women's Efforts Lynn Women's Clubhouse..." on reverse, retailed by Jones McDuffee & Stratton.
the famous Copley Square landmark designed by H.H. Richardson and immortalized in this the rarest of all calendar tiles, 1896. 4 3/4 by 3 3/8 inches, obverse is in excellent condition, reverse has a few minor chips as shown.
diameter 9 1/4 inches, fine condition, retailed by Jones McDuffee & Stratton. A superb rendition of this grand old railway station, one of the few which is still in use, or for that matter still standing...
length six inches, weight 1.00 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Wendell & Roberts.
Silver scholar and author D. Albert Soeffing describes this portrait as "a rather plain woman," and though it lacks the sophistication of some Medallions, there is a certain undeniable charm to her face. A great entry level item for the budding silver collector, should such a creature still exist...
with applied wirework in the form of a watchspring trailing down into the twist handle. 7 3/8 inches; good condition, no monogram.
with Little Boy Blue and Old Mother Hubbard (check out her schnoz!!) repoussé chased on the handles. The knife (7 3/8 inches) and spoon (5 3/4 inches) are in good although not flawless condition. Both monogrammed "Roger from Auntie" (reverse). Pictured here in detail only; please click the little camera and scroll down to view the photo. Full length image available via email.
length 7 1/4 inches, fine condition, gilt bowl, monogram "EG", weight 1.32 oz. Troy.
length 9 inches, monogrammed "W" & "D" obverse Old English, gilt tines and bowl, exceptional untouched condition with original factory applied oxidation (please see photos three and four).
8 3/4 inches, good weight, excellent condition, monogrammed "LES" (script, front).
length 6 7/8 inches, monogrammed "T", fine condition, early mark (see fourth photo).
length 8 3/4 inches, monogrammed "C" (script, obverse), excellent condition, early "patent applied for" mark. Arguably the most commonly recast piece in the history of silver flatware, we are pleased to offer a rare original.
length 9 3/8 inches, excellent condition save for a spot of plate wear as shown (see third photo for excruciating detail), no monogram.
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.59 oz. Troy, no monogram, light wear to gilding at high points (please see fifth enlargement) but exceptionally fine overall condition. An exemplary item for the collector of cast bonbonnieres.
length across handles twelve inches, width six inches, height six inches, weight 27.13 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown.
Whiting could easily have incorporated the rocaille design into the dies which were used to strike the body of this piece. Instead, they chose to use applied decoration along the foot and below the lid, a more difficult and costly technique. The resulting three-dimensionality lifts this tureen out of the realm of "good" and into that of "exceptional".
with "alligator skin" surface and applied calling card. 4 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches; one corner has a bit of a bruise (see second photo) but fine overall condition; no monogram!! It is most unusual to find a good looking Victorian case that will fit a modern size business card, and has not been engraved.
length 8 3/4 inches, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English), fine condition, weight 3.2 Troy ounces.
hand wrought, length 6 3/4 inches, weight 4.33 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram.
DeMatteo produced objects for Colonial Williamsburg, and often used designs by the 18th century Virginia silversmith James Geddy as his inspiration. These were marked I ˖ G in addition to the usual trademarks (see third photo).
Over the years, we've bought and sold more than a few items by the DeMatteo family. This is unquestionably the best we've had the privilege to offer.