Coin silver serving spoon by John Adam of Alexandria, Virginia, ca. 1801-1846. Fiddle handle is ribbed on reverse. Engraved "GSH" in copperplate script. Marked "I [bullet] ADAM." in rectangle. Broad drop. Handle appears to have been slightly bent where fiddle meets stem, but you have to look closely to see this minor defect. Only the slightest bowl wear on the left. In very good condition.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #679851 (stock #SS0202-522)
Heavy coin silver soup ladle in the Fiddle Thread pattern, 13 inches long. No engraving. Marked PLATT BRO" in rectangle. Working 1828-1859 in NYC. A very fine ladle.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #676220 (stock #EB098-15)
6 coin silver teaspoons by D. Hotchkiss, who worked in Palmyra, NY c. 1840 and Syracuse, NY c. 1847-49. He later became a partner in Hotchkiss & Schreuder, which firm lasted into the late 18th Century. Fiddle handle, engraved on the front "MB" in scirpt. Hallmark "D. HOTCHKISS." in rectangle on reverse of stem. Bowls in very good condition with slight turning in at the points detectable with a fingernail run across them. On bowl has two small dings. But all in all a very nice set.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #676190 (stock #PD0199-49)
5 coin silver teaspoons sold by Lowell & Senter, watchmakers and jewelers of Portland, Maine. The firm existed from about 1830 to 1870. These appear to be from the 1840-1850 period. Double-swell fiddle handle (Scotch fiddle). Engraved "SRH" on the front of the handle. Bowls in very good condition although the very ends are begninning to turn adn their are very small dings in some of them. Hallmarked "LOWELL & SENTER" in a rectangle.
3 coin silver tablespoons/serving spoons by Willard & Hawley of Syracuse, NY, 1852. 8 3/8 inches long. Handle is oval fiddle tipt upturned. In excellent condition except for slight turning in of the very tip of the points of the bowls from use, which only shows upon very close inspection. Engraved "F.L.H." in script on the front of the handle. Marked "WILLARD & HAWLEY" in serrated rectangle, "1852" in connected ovals, and "PREMIUM" in serrated rectangle.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1837 VR item #674908 (stock #EB1199-126)
Early 19th Century coin silver gravy/sauce ladle by Frank Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1815-20. Fiddle handle, 6 inches long. Shell on reverse of bowl. Engraved "LW" in copperplate script on the front. Mark F.RICHMOND in Roman in rectangle on reverse.No apprecaible wear. No dings. Enlargement 5 appears as though the bowl has been repaired by solder, but this is an optical illusion. The line is actually part of the shell decoration.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled : Pre 1900 item #674667 (stock #PD1101-8)
A pair of American Coin Silver Fiddle Tipt Double Swell (Scotch Fiddle) Tablespoons or Serving Spoons 8 and 7/8 inches long by Lowell & Senter of Portland, Maine. Lowell & Senter were watchmakers and jewelers from 1837 to 1869. Excellent condition except for tips of bowls which are slightly worn on the left side, indicating significant use, probably as serving spoons. Mono "R" in script on reverse. Marked "Lowell & Senter" in large and small Roman letters in a rectangle.