Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1211269 (stock #2174)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$825.00
height 1 3/4; diameter of base 2 1/4 inches, weight 3.28 Troy ounces, excellent condition, discreetly monogrammed on the underside as shown in photos three and four.

These are perfectly plumb, but wide angle distortion has caused one to look a bit akilter, and for this we must apologize, dear reader.

All Items : Silver : Pre 2000 item #1209782 (stock #2173)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$150.00
Phineas Mitchell, Boston circa 1820, length six inches, weight 1.39 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number three.

Long enough to be used for either ice or crudités. Note shell back decoration on spoon ends, which lifts these out of the realm of the mundane and into that of the "above average."

All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1209362 (stock #2171)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
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. To call this piece "rare" would be an understateme...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1206987 (stock #2169)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$1650.00
Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.

One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1206650 (stock #2168)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$495.00
circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1206269 (stock #2166)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$925.00
length 8 1/2 inches, weight 6.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, with Jensen trademark circa 1940, "84", and Swedish import marks, (see third enlargement).

Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces of Blossom. This one is in exemplary condition, with gentle hammer marks on spoon bowl and fork tines; each petal of the blossom with full detail.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1200984 (stock #2155)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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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 : 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. According to the New York Times' obituary, "he retained the full use of his faculties up to the time of his death," an accomplishment to which we all m...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1198806 (stock #2146)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
SOLD
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
SOLD
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.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, pleas...

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 : 18th Century : Pre 2000 item #1188893 (stock #2134)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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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!!

 
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