of regional interest, length 8 1/4 inches, monogrammed "L.J.K." (script, obverse), fine condition. This broad fiddle pattern is typical of the Louisville/Cincinatti region. Marked "J.S. & S. COIN"; see second photo.
Length 3 3/16 inches, no monogram, excellent condition. Not technically a pair (as some may be eager to inform us), though if the truth be known much too much credence is placed on the "different marks mean different dates" hypothesis for Jensen silver...
a sugar sifter length 7 1/8 inches; weight 1.74 oz. Troy, and a scalloped engraved bowl preserve spoon length 9 inches; weight 2 Troy ounces. Both pieces are marked only "STERLING," (attributed to Wendt) have fully gilt matte finish bowls and are in immaculate condition. We do not recall having seen this pattern before.
length 7 5/8 inches, weight 1.37 Troy ounces (each), monogrammed as shown, fine condition, scarce.
they look to be much earlier but are probably mid 20th century and hail from the fair city of Cork (see 2nd and 3rd photos for marks). Diameter of round section 1 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monograms.
length 6 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.
Every now and then one finds a piece which captures the Zeitgeist of the late Victorian era. This little brooch, with its highly naturalastic subject matter and "picture in a frame" motif is just such an example. Length 1 by 1 1/4 inches excluding frame ends, two well modeled and finely cast birds applied to body, excellent condition, with registry mark only (please see third photo); year 1879.
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.
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.
length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, monogrammed "S" obverse, exemplary condition.
length 9 7/8 inches, weight a zaftig (or, as the more genteel would say, "robust") 4.05 oz. Troy, one scratch on blade--see fifth photo-- which we'll attack with pumice before shipping but excellent overall condition, no monogram. A classic wedding gift, the bride or groom will remember you with fond gratitude whenever pie is served...
souvenir plate, retailer Jones McDuffee & Stratton, diameter 9 1/4 inches, fine condition.
for year aught eight (that's 1908, not 2008), 4 5/8 by 3 1/4 inches, one minor fleabite on reverse, visible in our second photo above the letter "d" in "calendar", but fine overall condition.
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...