Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200984 (stock #2155)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$160.00
length 8 3/8 inches, weight 3.09 Troy ounces, no monogram, slight wear to gilding on tines but very nearly benchmark condition, retailed by Sheafer and Lloyd of Pittsburgh.

This pattern has always been a personal favorite. Note the expressiveness of the eyes, which you may examine up close in photo number three.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200097 (stock #2152)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$50.00
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.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199564 (stock #2150)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 5 3/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, excellent condition, monogrammed "S". It is safe to assume that the olive fork was made in at least two sizes, this being the shortest.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199239 (stock #2149)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$325.00
length 5 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 6.22 ounces, superb condition, faintly gilt tines, monogrammed as shown (please see third photo).

These are particularly choice examples, extra heavy, with excellent detail and die depth. To my eye, this is one of R & B's most attractive designs. For further discussion of what makes a pattern aesthetically successful, see Design New England, November-December 2012, pp. 60-64

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199052 (stock #2148)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
length 7 3/8 inches, weight 1.27 oz. Troy, retailed by Augustus Mathey, excellent condition.

Leveridge was part of a prominent New York family, many of whom were attorneys. His grandfather John William Chase Leveridge (please see fourth photo) served in the war of 1812, and upon his death in 1886 was the oldest living lawyer in the city...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1198806 (stock #2146)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
with high relief cast bust of Van Dyck, length 9 inches, weight 3.24 Troy ounces, no monogram. Truly one of Antoine Heller's greatest designs, and among Gorham's most sculptural patterns.

There is a file cut (visible from side and reverse only; see fourth photo) which we've pictured in excruciating detail, and some light pitting on the blade which we've mostly polished out and probably will address a bit more, as time allows. Aside from this, the condition is excellent.

All Items : Jewelry : Fine : Pre 2000 item #1197949 (stock #2144)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$125.00
model 429B, 1 by 5/8 inches, weight 9.7 grams. It is interesting to note that one is marked with Foss' mark and the model number and the other with "Georg Jensen USA Inc" and the (same) model number, as shown in photos two and three.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1197687 (stock #2142)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$850.00
with acid etched Art Deco engraving, height 4 5/8; top diameter 3 inches, total Troy weight 17.0 ounces, one minor flea bite on rim (please see fifth enlargement-- we'll burnish this out a bit before shipping) but excellent overall condition, monogrammed as shown.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1196202 (stock #2141)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$975.00
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.
All Items : Jewelry : Fine : Pre 2000 item #1195754 (stock #2140)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
comprising necklace (17 1/2 inches), bracelet (7 inches), brooch (1.75 inch diameter) and earrings. Excellent overall condition, though the safety needs to be reconnected and the threaded post-backs should be replaced with the "pinch" style backs (please see third photo).

Ruopoli worked for Black, Starr & Gorham in addition to making jewelry under his own name. He was a skilled modeller and his cast items are finely finished...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 2000 item #1193176 (stock #2139)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
P.O.R.
Philadelphia circa 1790, a fine, large and massive piece, length 14 inches, length of bowl five inches, weight 6.87 Troy ounces, marked JA struck twice in cut cornered rectangle. There is a minor fill at the edge of the bowl (please see fifth photo) and some scratches on reverse, but excellent overall condition.

This spoon is not monogrammed and does not appear ever to have been, which is most unusual for early American silver.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1192055 (stock #2138)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1650.00
London 1929, comprising two pepper castors, two open salts and mustard pot (with cobalt liner), weighable silver 32 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. This set is of the finest quality. Nothing which you may purchase "new and off the shelf" will match it.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1191748 (stock #2136)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
Berlin circa 1845, length 4 3/4 inches, weight .73 oz. Troy, 12 Loth (.750) standard, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown.

Reasonably reliable Internet sources indicate that this firm was royal jeweler to Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands, and indeed the quality of this spoon is impressive.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1189549 (stock #2135)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$125.00
length 8 1/2 inches, weight 2.8 Troy ounces, no monogram, a few minor knife cuts on the tines (ask us very nicely and we'll polish these out a bit) but excellent overall condition.

If ever an item cried out to be given as a wedding gift, this it.

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 2000 item #1188893 (stock #2134)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
round upturned end with full front midrib and thirteen-lobed shell drop, length 4 5/8 inches, engraved with initials "D N", weight .32 oz Troy, some annoying abrasions in bowl but very good overall condition.

Faithful readers of our little web page know we never tire of mentioning that Burt was a substantial and by all reports jovial fellow who weighed three hundred and eighty pounds.

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 2000 item #1187988 (stock #2133)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
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!!

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1187066 (stock #2130)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$24.00
Many of our faithful readers have no doubt been wondering, "Has Cherner resigned, retired, been fired, got tired or perhaps become discouraged with the overall lack of interest in antiques unless they are being chased by strange folks on the telly"? Well, no, we actually took a bit of vacation and mostly stayed out of the shops so have little new to show but this lone Tiffany spoon.

If the hostess gift still lives, then this (and a pound of great coffee) would make a fine one...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1185017 (stock #2129)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$90.00
retailer, with arrow - W - monarch maker's mark, length six inches, with short front midrib and pointy shoulders, monogrammed "Lewis".

These are substantial and well made spoons, weighing in at 4.69 oz. Troy, the lot. The overall condition is excellent. Whether any of this lends them a premium over the silver value, or whether they'll be swallowed up by the smelter's gaping maw remains to be seen...

 
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