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...
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
length 8 3/4 inches, monogrammed "B" (obverse, Old English), fine condition, weight 3.2 Troy ounces.
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 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".
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 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 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 6 7/8 inches, monogrammed "T", fine condition, early mark (see fourth photo).
8 3/4 inches, good weight, excellent condition, monogrammed "LES" (script, front).
length 7 1/4 inches, fine condition, gilt bowl, monogram "EG", weight 1.32 oz. Troy.
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.
with applied wirework in the form of a watchspring trailing down into the twist handle. 7 3/8 inches; good condition, no monogram.
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...