Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1200492 (stock #2154)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$675.00
indeed riotous chrysanthemum decoration, height 3 3/4 inches, weight 3.32 Troy ounces, top diameter 2 3/8 inches, applied circular cartouche with no monogram, seamed construction, a minor test file mark on base (please see fourth photo at nine-o-clock position) but excellent overall condition.

Tuck Chang worked in Shanghai, and this piece dates from about 1890...

All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1115987 (stock #2048)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
last seen in Chinese customs, now missing and presumed stolen
no, not that kind of a cat box, but a snuff box with "trap door" opening and secret compartment, 2 1/4 by 1 7/8 by 1 inches, weight 2.27 oz. Troy, marked with Chinese ideograms only (please see 5th photo).

In terms of construction, this is, not alas a first rate object. The edges don't quite meet up flush, the hinge is on the exterior rather than integral, and there are also a few minor bits of waviness on the front and side panels...

All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #761468 (stock #1644)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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Canton Province circa 1830, length 8 inches, some tine wear and knife cuts (see third photo) as shown but wonderfully heavy and well made, with a classic set of marks. The second fork pictured here is sold.
All Items : : Contemporary item #216856 (stock #0737)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$174.00
6 1/4 inches; no monogram; excellent condition. These are made from two spoons joined together by a (silver) spring device. I can anticipate questions such as "How do you know that this is original, not just a couple of spoons mated up?" or "Has Cherner flipped his wig?" To answer the first, there are at least three clues: the spoons are uncharacteristically straight, the mark is further from the bowl than one would expect it to be, the color of the spring is an exact match for the spoons...
All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #220075 (stock #0821)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$575.00
Kheechong, Canton circa 1825, length 13 1/2 inches, weight 8.43 oz. Troy, monogrammed "DR". Heavy and in excellent condition, with the classic "inset v" construction on both shells (front & back), bold shell drop (please see third photo). A superb example from the China Trade period, there is but one caveat here: someone has substantially removed the mark (ideogram - K.H.C. - monarch), and it is now only visible in outdoor lighting, with the back tilted at just the right angle.
All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1209362 (stock #2171)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1500.00
Canton circa 1825, double struck fiddle thread and shell with classic "inset vee" or "Chevron" seam construction, length 11 7/8 inches, weight 6.9 Troy ounces, a minor test mark as shown in enlargement number four but outstanding overall condition, no monogram.

For related items by this maker, see Forbes figure 61c and Chait number 251. This is the first China Trade strainer spoon we've encountered in the course of twenty eight years...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1038004 (stock #1990)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1750.00
length 13 1/2; width 11; height 2 1/4 inches, in classic Art Nouveau form with embossed cherries along undulating border, no monogram, excellent condition though currently a bit bright (we're not responsible for this sin, alas...), weight 27 oz. Troy. Those who unlike Yours Truly have long strong memories may recall a similar example which we helped place in the Gorham collection at RISD (see Silver Magazine, March/April '98, p. 18). This one is a bit better, we think...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End : Pre 2000 item #500733 (stock #1214)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$90.00
Boston and Salem Massachusetts circa 1800, length 9 1/8 inches, slight tip wear but heavy and in fine overall condition, monogrammed "H" (obverse, script with flourishes).
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #994574 (stock #1978)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$55.00
Boston circa 1830, length 4 1/2 inches, weight .64 oz Troy, monogram G.L. (script, reverse) the bowl is a bit etched out by, well, mustard, but overall thickness and quality are both above average.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1164101 (stock #2107)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1150.00
Taunton, MA with presentation to "King David Lodge, June 12, 5873 (Masonic calendar for 1873), retailer's mark of Pollard & Leighton, Boston circa 1870, weight 5.78 Troy ounces, length 8 inches, excellent condition.

What is Freemasonry? The short answer is that it’s a group of good men who choose to come together with the goal of becoming better human beings and providing assistance when needed for each other and for the community at large...

All Items : Jewelry : Fine : Pre 2000 item #1214652 (stock #2177)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$95.00
unmarked but similar in style and execution to many items we've owned by Vansant of Philadelphia, diameter 1 3/8 inches, weight 8.8 grams, excellent condition with original Victorian clasp.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #429306 (stock #1112)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1100.00
Let's stop right there. I don't for a moment believe that this item was made in Boston. Most everything about it: the floral four toed feet, chased foliage with "ring matted" background (see Forbes, plate 41), silversmith's center punch on the top (see fourth photo), the overall heft and construction suggest that it was made in Canton province. Can I prove it? No, not yet at any rate. Diameter, 8.5"; height .75"; weight 14.0 oz...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1115735 (stock #2047)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$125.00
Rand and Crane, length 11 5/8 inches, weight 3.98 oz. Troy, monogrammed "M" (obverse, old English), excellent condition with button on reverse. The shell appears to be applied rather than die-struck, but little else is remarkable about this spoon aside from the price, which we deem to be quite reasonable.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #423895 (stock #1105)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$295.00
Boston circa 1850, a long (14 inches) and elegantly proportioned piece of silver, no monogram, fine condition, faintly gilt bowl, marked only "Bigelow Bro's & Kennard". An perfect gift for the Boston bride...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #880705 (stock #1769)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$75.00
length 4 1/8 inches, upturned handle with front midrib and squared shoulders, as is so often the case with youth items the tines are a bit askew but otherwise in good condition, no monogram, unmarked.
All Items : : Pre 2000 item #1131762 (stock #2068)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
Cheshire, Connecticut circa 1750, length 8 inches, weight 1.5 oz. Troy, monogrammed "P over M.T" in well-engraved shaded block period lettering, slight tip wear but fine overall condition.

Though his working dates are commonly given as 1757-1788, Hitchcock was born in 1726 and would have typically completed his apprenticeship by 1744...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #201727 (stock #0060)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
for having made it to the end of my little web page. We realize that time is the most valuable commodity, and thank you for having spent some of yours here. Hopefully it has been an enjoyable experience, and you will stop by again soon. We try to add fresh items frequently...
All Items : Silver : Souvenir Spoons : Pre 2000 item #202351 (stock #0088)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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Gorham souvenir spoons have been described as miniature sculptures, and these are fine examples. Each one was designed by a New Orleans silversmithy, and cast at the Gorham factory. From top to bottom (see photo): demi with gilt bowl, five-o-clock spoon, round bowl Jackson Square (SOLD), all by A.B. Griswold & Co; sugar shell with gilt engraved bowl (rare) by A.M. Hill; teaspoon A.B. Griswold(SOLD); citrus by A.M. Hill.
 
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