Hughes, NY circa 1840, length 4 1/8 inches, monogrammed obverse in period script, a nearly imperceptible test mark at leading edge of bowl but otherwise superb condition, weight .51 oz Troy. An exemplary item.
length 9 5/8 inches, weight 4.86 Troy ounces, monogrammed "M" (obverse, Old English), gilt tines with a bit of table wear to gold wash on underside but excellent overall condition.
Most American silver manufacturers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries offered some variant of the Chrysanthemum pattern. As faithful readers of our little web page will know, here is my favorite one of them all. Perhaps it was their location (in Concord) near the wilderness of New Hampshire whe...
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.85 Troy ounces, design detail in fine condition, bowl retains more than half of its original gilding, monogrammed as shown. Retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard & Company, a fine, elegant store which many of my customers are old enough to remember with affection...
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.76 Troy ounces, very good overall condition (bowl retains some of the original gilding but is not blotchy), monogrammed "S.H.F." (obverse) and "'98" (reverse), retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.
For those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 150531578507 on the Great Bay of eeeeehs.
in exemplary condition, no monogram, richly gilt tines, length 7 3/8 inches, weight 1.95 Troy ounces, retailed by A. Stowell of Boston.
Our one complaint about this item, and it is a sin which time will cure, is that some over enthused polisher has dipped it in a liquid which shall not be named here, and removed the oxidation from the low points.
length 5 3/4 inches, monogrammed "m" (Old English, obverse), gilt tines, excellent condition, weight 1.26 oz. Troy.
Chrysanthemum patterns were wildly popular in the 1880's. Tiffany, Gorham, Shiebler and other manufacturers all produced them, but this is certainly among the best of these designs.
length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.58 oz. Troy, the slightest distress to outer tine (at end, barely enough to show up in photo number three) but fine overall condition, no mono, retailed by Harris & Shafer of Phila.
Compare @ 299.00 with those folks who Replace your stuff.
By the way, dear reader, our late lamented S 7000 has finally died a peaceful death and we're using a rather primitive point and shoot until the new camera arrives, so please bear with our reduced quality images.
Top to bottom: Durgin IRIS, SOLD; D & H BLOSSOM, SOLD, D & H RENAISSANCE, SOLD; Durgin STRAWBERRY, SOLD; Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM, $125.00; Whiting LILY, $125.00. All are in excellent condition. Average length five inches save for Lily, short but cute @4 3/8...
engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.
Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.
length 6 5/8 inches, weight 1.28 oz. Troy, monogrammed "B", fine condition.
length 8 1/2 inches, no monogram, outstanding original condition.
retailed by Hardy & Hayes, length 7 3/8 inches, weight 15 Troy ounces, monogrammed "C", fine condition.
If pressed as to why you, dear reader, should buy these Iris fish forks as opposed to some others listed elsewhere on the interwebz, I'd have to say that ours are probably in better condition. If pressed even harder, I'd confess that these are also attractively priced.
length 6 5/8 inches, plated steel blades, very minor pinpricks at ends which we've exaggerated in enlargement number four but fine overall condition, monogrammed "C."
As collectors will know, if any of them remain above ground, knives in this elegant old Durgin pattern are scarce.
length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.12 oz. Troy, monogrammed (reverse) with three letter conjoined script, excellent condition, retailed by Boston's own late lamented Bigelow Kennard & Co. In the sad event that you've been eating pap with a stainless steel utensil, click your mouse, send us an email, and get something proper...
length 7 3/4 inches, some very slight wear to high points (see second photo) but fine overall condition, no monogram, scarce.
lengths 7 9/16, 6 7/8 inches; excellent condition, monogrammed "Strollers" and "F" respectively. A highly detailed and well modelled pattern-- we've long suspected that the grapes are applied rather than die-struck-- (see second photo) from our favorite flatware maker.
length 5 3/4 inches, no monogram, gilt bowl, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition, two available. Since this is the spoon which launched the souvenir spoon collecting craze back in 1890, we think it an excellent starting point for your present day collection.
length 7 1/4 inches, weight 2.69 oz. Troy, monogrammed as shown in photo number three, retailed by Daniel Low, some very minor stains on bowl but excellent overall condition.
Don't get me wrong, we love a nice 1820's piece of S.O.W. ever so much, but you'll never see this amount of detail in a sheaf which some brawny silversmith made by whacking a swage with a big hammer.