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.
1836, 2 3/4 by 1 5/8 by 5/8 inches, no monogram, gilt interior, weight 2.2 oz. Troy, some corners have minor dents which we show in excruciating detail (see photos three & four) but good overall condition, great color, and reasonably priced.
length 5 5/8 inches, weight .45 oz. Troy, pointed downturned end with rounded drop and thirteen-lobed shell below, excellent condition, monogrammed "B".
Come ye citizens of Portsmouth and reclaim thy heritage!!
with a band of beading below each die-rolled border, monogrammed TSD (?) in period script with flourishes, one pinprick dent is visible in our first enlargement but fine overall condition, diameter and height 1 3/4 inches, weight 1.54 oz. Troy.
with die rolled border and embossed foliage, diameter 1 3/4; height 1 1/4 inches, weight 1.0 oz. Troy, a bit bright and lacking in contrast (we suspect that it's been dipped) but time will cure this sin and otherwise in excellent condition.
length 5 1/8 inches, weight .47 oz. Troy, monogrammed "M.F.W.", fine condition with traces of original gilding on bowl and along handle.
One of these days, a more scholarly colleague will reveal the true name of this pattern...