A pair of English Sterling Silver Tablespoons, 8 & 1/4 inches long, in the Old English pattern, London, 1809-10, marked for that year, 1 without a maker's mark and 1 with a rubbed maker's mark. Engraved "J" in Gothic on the front of the handle and "J" over "M" "E" in Roman on the reverse. Bowls are in good condition, one with more wear than the other. The color of the photos is poor, the color of the spoons is sterling silver...
Coin silver folding pocket fruit knife with nut pick. Engine turned decorative engraving on both sides of the case and one side of the knife. Nut pick is not engraved. Both knife blade and nut pick fold into case. Unmarked. A very nice knife and still useable for its purpose.
Coin silver gravy ladle in the "Olive" pattern, 6 and 3/8 inches long, sold by Farrington & Hunnewell, Boston, ca. 1836-1881. Most likely made around 1860. Marked "[star] F. & H. [star] BOSTON." incuse. Quite possibly made by William Gale in NYC. In excellent condition with only the drop showing any wear. No engraving. A great gravy ladle for holiday or special occasion use.
A coin silver tablespoon/serving spoon, 8 1/4 inches long, retailed by William M. Hinton of Kentucky. He was in Paris, Kentucky form c. 1844-1847, in Shelbyville, Kentucky from c. 1847-1854, and again in Paris c. 1854. Manufactured by the Norton/Seymour group in Syracuse, NY, working ca. 1849-60 as shown by the Star/D/Eagle mark on the reverse, which places the spoon from ca. 1849-54. Also marked "W M HINTON" incuse on the reverse...
"Medallion" Sterling Dessert Fork 6 and 5/8 inches long by Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, NY. Excellent condition. Medallion of the young Dionysus on the handle. Engraved on the back with a faint "JC" or "H" in script. Marked incuse "H & S", "STERLING", and MERMOD JACCARD & CO. Mermod Jaccard & Co. were jewelers in St. Louis, Missouri from c. 1845 to 1883.
Four coin silver teaspoons in the "Tuscan" pattern by William Gale of Gale and Hayden, NYC c. 1846-1850 and sold by J. F. Jones of Syracuse c. 1850. Marked "J. F. Jones" incuse and "PATENT 1846" in rectangle on reverse. Engraved "Ella A." in script on the front and "Bank---" on the reverse. Bowls are in good condition but running your fingernail over them reveals the beginning of the silver turning back, something that is bearly noticeable just by looking. A nice set.
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.
5 sterling teaspoons, 5 & 7/16 inches long, by Towle in the "No. 38" pattern. No engraving. Bowls excellent. Marked with Towle's trademark and "STERLING" incuse on the reverse. C. 1880-1900. The photos are poor in color; the color is sterling, not golden. I also have 7 forks in the pattern that are listed here.
Coin silver sugar shell in a pattern that might be called "Grape" because of the 2 bunches of grapes and a grape leaf at the end of the handle in the cartouche. Quite likely an unidentified pattern by John Pohlamus of NYC. Engraved on the reverse "LKB" in script. Marked "A. SANBORN" incuse for Amose Sanborn of Lowell, Mass. ca. 1850. Also marked "PATENT.1850". Excellent condition. Slight wear on the drop and some of the design slightly rubbed.
Beautiful coin silver mustard ladle, 5 & 3/16 inches long, sold by Wood & Hughes of NYC, ca. 1850-1860. The pattern is similar to the "Leaf" pattern of George Shiebler. Marked with a star, which is probably a journeyman's mark and "WOOD & HUGH." incuse. Engraved "Hoyt" in script.
2 scimitar shaped coin silver butter knives, each with engine turned engraving on the blades, ca. 1850-1870. But the engraving is different on each blade. Unmarked except for the word "COIN" incuse. An unidentified pattern. One engraved ""S.E.H." and the other unegraved. A great pair for fashionable entertaining. Could be used for cheese, etc. as well as butter.
6 American Coin Silver Teaspoons, 5 and 3/4 inches long, by T. B. Leavenworth, Detroit, Michigan. Rainwater and Redfield put him in Detroit in 1869, but these spoons are of a type commonly made from 1850-60 and McGrew agrees they are in that style. Perhaps old stock from New York was unloaded in the West later or perhaps they were made earlier than 1869. Marked with the Detroit Eight-Point Star, T B LEAVENWORTH and COIN incuse...