Coin silver teaspoon by Albert Coles of NYC, ca. 1870-78m marked with his "Pigtail man" mark. The pattern looks very much like "Josephine" by Gorham, which was patented in 1855. Wear on the drop and denting in the bowl. No engraving.
Coin silver teaspoon in Joseph Seymour's "Cottage" pattern, c. 1849-50. Syracuse, NY. Marked "NORTON & SEYMOUR" incuse and Star S Eagle. Enrgraved "Mrs. Davis" on the front and "J.M.F." on the reverse.Excellent condition.
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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.
7 Forks, 6 & 7/8 inches long, by Towle in the "No. 38" pattern. No engraving. Tines 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 5 teaspoons in the pattern that are listed here.
Coin silver serving spoon by John Adam of Alexandria, Virginia, ca. 1801-1846. Nine inches long. 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.
6 Sterling Dinner Forks, American, in the Tipped/Tipt pattern. Reverse of the end of the handle is slightly concave. C. 1870-1900. Marked with only "925" "STERLING" "1000" on the reverse. Engraved "M.B.M." on the front of the handle in script. Tines slightly worn. One handle slightly out of exact shape, barely noticeable.
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.
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.
Magnificant pair of coin silver gravy/sauce ladles manufactured in Philadelphia by Taylor & Lawrie c. 1837-1846 and sold by Bailey & Kitchen c. 1837-1846. 7 1/2 inches long. Very heavy stock. They feel like English pieces rather than American. Marked with Taylor & Lawrie's [Eagle][Thistle][Lyre] and BAILEY & KITCHEN in rectangle. Engraved MKT in Gothic on the front and "M.R.P. 1910" in Roman on the reverse. Condition is pristine.
Five fiddle handle coin silver teaspoons by Andrew E. Warner, Baltimore, Maryland, (1810-1870) probably c. 1840-1860. Marked "A.E.WARNER" in serrated rectangle and 10.15 in rectangle [the 15 is elevated above the 10 and is underlined; this was a Baltimore mark that mean .896 silver and was used from c. 1840-1860]. Bowls are in excellent condition with a very little tip wear. Engraved "EAL" in script on the front handle. A very nice set of early teaspoons.
Coin silver tea set by William Gale of NYC c. 1816-1827. Gale worked c. 1816-1866 but always with another or others after 1827 and with a joint mark as far as I can determine, thus the attribution to 1816-27. The pieces are engraved on the right hand side with a "W' in script, but the monograms are quite rubbed. The base of the teapot has an old repair with silver solder which is barely noticeable. A very nice set.
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.