Past Pleasures Antiques
This 7 1/8" gravy ladle is in nice condition, no dents, bends, or repairs. The pattern is the 2 bunch grape pattern generally associated with Baltimore. Technically, this is not coin, but sterling. It has a small 11/12 within the signature which is Baltimore for sterling. It is marked "A. Stowall, Jr", "Baltimore" and "Patent 1850" in addition to the 11/12. Ca 1855/60.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 2000 item #218449 (stock #7246)
I put this 6 3/8" sauce ladle in the early 19th century catagory because coffin ends were usually made then. However, I believe this piece was made in the 1840's, probably custom made, to go with some already existing coffin end spoons. It is marked "P. Dickinson" in a serrated rectangle. See "Belden" page 135 "other marks known". The condition is excellent, no dents or breaks. Ca 1845.
I think these 7 to 8" ladles (several follow) with fairly large bowls are for gravy. They are larger, especially the bowls, than the traditional sauce ladle. Of, course either could be used for gravy or sauce (more semantics). Certainly no one wants to admit eating gravy nowdays. But there is great pressure to lable stuff. Enough said, you may use them as you see fit. This one is 7 3/8" long and in beautiful condition. The pattern is "Tuscan"...
These are 5 3/4". The pattern seems to be 3 ivy leaves at the top. They are in excellent condition. Only marked "coin", we wonder about the maker. Ca 1855/65.
These are a pretty pattern, unknown to me, of course. It is crisp and the bowls are in good condition. It is marked J H Johnston & Co., 150 Bowery, NY. They are 5 7/8" long. Ca 1855/65.
I don't find these very often. They seem to be somewhat impractical and perishable. I wouldn't try them on a hickory nut. They are about 5" long and in excellent condition (no hard nuts. This is a nice pattern, name unknown to me. Marked Lincoln & Foss an two are marked "Sterling". I suppose the third one is also sterling. Ca 1850.
These 7" dessert forks are in very nice condition. The pattern is crisp and the tines have no wear. This is a pretty pattern, I believed to be made by James Watts and retailed by Benjamin C. Hopper both of Philadelphia. Ca 1855.
This is a nice set of 6, 6" teaspoons. The condition is good with minimal denting, no bowl wear or bends. They are marked "H.R. Smith & Co" and "Coin". I am unable to find Mr. Smiths location. Ca 1860/65.
Past Pleasures Antiques
These sugar tongs are 6" in length and in excellent condition. With nice cutout handles, they were made around 1840 by D.B. Miller of Boston.
This is a small early teaspoon in decent condition. It's lack of shoulders and handle form indicate early 19th century, 1800/1810. It has some minor dings in the bowl, but no bowl wear. It has a miniscule crack (less than 1/64") where the bowl & handle meet. It is marked S. Baker, NY and Wilmington, NC. The book " Silversmiths of North Carolina" states that it is unknown when Baker came to Wilmington. These early, possibly Southern spoons are hard to find.
A 9" serving spoon, back tipt, no shoulders, oval drop. This spoon is in very good condition, no appreciable bowl denting and almost no bowl wear. It is marked "S Richard" and "S.W" for Samuel Richards and Samuel Williamson of Philadelphia. Ca 1797/1802.
This gravy ladle is 7 1/2" and in excellent condition with no dents or repairs. The pattern is "oval" or "French" thread. It is marked "W.S. Wood" and "367 B'Way". Additionally, it has a manufacturers mark of a H, star and anchor as shown in "Manufacturers Marks on American Coin Silver" by John R McGrew on page 35 (top) and attributed to Henry Hebbard. Ca 1855.