Readers of our little web page know that there's not much coin silver flatware here-- that is, pieces made between 1825 and 1868 in the good old U.S. of A. Why? Because most of it was thin, mass produced, and of inferior quality. Indeed, the majority of what we now see was made in New York, Boston or Philly and simply stamped with local marks.
But then again there are items such as this spoon by Joab Gillett of Cazenovia, a man who did actually work as a silversmith, which...
length 7 3/8 inches, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition with tight clasp and properly functioning safety.
We've bought and sold many Jensen bracelets over the years and are well aware of the insults which they often suffer, but this one is free of deep scratches, hasn't been excessively polished, and has a wonderful smokey gray color.
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.
(for lack of a better description we'll call it this) with finely detailed alternating satyr's heads and irises above an urn shaped vessel decorated with garlands of highly three-dimensional applied flowers, height 9 1/2 inches, weight 14.09 Troy ounces, monogrammed as shown, one extremely minor dent which will not show up in a photo but excellent overall condition.
Kerr, a famous Newark jewelry and silver manufacturer of the early twentieth century, was noted for excellence of design. H...
New York circa 1750, with round upturned end, spatulate midrib, long elliptical bowl and molded drop, length 7 3/4 inches, weight 1.72 oz. Troy.
There is slight tip wear from right handed use, a few minor insults to the bowl (including a scratch, reverse), and significant wear to the monogram "B / E * E". On the whole, however, this spoon presents itself well. To quote Quimby in American Silver at Winterthur, "Stoutenburgh left a small body of high quality work". Here is a chance to own...
double struck King's pattern with conforming hand chased double thread on blade and eleven lobed shell drop, length 7.5 inches or if you'd prefer 18.75 cm, weight 1.92 oz. Troy, a few minor scratches as shown in third enlargement but excellent overall condition, scarce.
We could only wish that it had a fine old family name but alas there is no engraving and happily no removal.
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. This spoon, with its short front mid rib and elongated rat tail trailing out below a round drop is a close match for those in YUAG's collection (see Buhler ...
five floral links with chrysoprase centers, length 6 3/4 inches excluding clasp, weight a generous 1.24 oz Troy, excellent condition.
We'd never heard of "Taylord", but bought this thinking for sure that the name would turn up in some tome as a small production Arts & Crafts silversmith. No such luck. As it happens they were largely makers of (gasp!!) mid-grade costume jewelry, and this bracelet with individually cast links and hand set stones is probably the finest item the company eve...
2 5/8 by 1 1/4 inches, excellent condition, no monogram, weight .56 oz. Troy, marked with Gorham trademark and model number 12. Cast, not stamped, this is a faithful high quality antique reproduction of a Georgian bottle ticket.
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 9 inches, weight a massive 6.39 Troy ounces, some scratches in bowl as shown (please see third photo) but fine overall condition, no monogram, marked with Simpson Hall & Miller's trademark and STERLING. It is worth noting that this is only the second large piece of Cleone we've had the privilege to offer.
length 4 3/4 inches, weight .79 oz. Troy, a few minor scratches on second and third tines from bottom as shown in enlargement but fine overall condition, no monogram.
set of six in original felt lined box, .800 standard, maker Fabbrica Argenteria Fiorentina circa 1935, total weight 3.86 oz. Troy, excellent condition, no monogram. These are well modelled and well executed. Each putto is full figural front and back. Though the little folks are cast from the same mold, each is carrying a different dish: soup, fish, fowl, eggplant, grapes, salad, and of course wine. An altogether charming way to guide your guests at table.
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. However, the subject matter is totally charming, and t...
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.
length 6 5/8 inches, weight 1.28 oz. Troy, monogrammed "B", fine condition.
length nine inches, weight 1.53 oz troy, monogrammed "R.A. Newhall" (script, obverse), excellent condition.
Prevear was a silversmith, watchmaker, and inventor. He was born in Northampton (1818) and apprenticed to Samuel Harrington of Amherst, who later became his partner. He married Olive Hanscome in Amherst (1843), and after her death married a second time (1856) to Elizabeth Pranker, an 1853 graduate of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, now Mt. Holyoke College. Subsequent to the second ...
length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Harris and Shafer. The high-relief rendering of Capitol building in bowl lends this spoon an added sculptural quality.