Made by the Meriden Britannia Company, it dates circa 1895, and carries the firm's emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "221" stamped on the underside.
It is plain-sided save for a large and handsome "DGS" leaf monogram. The domed lid has a fitted sleeve with a double bead, 1 1/2" diameter, lip.
It is in superb estate condition. It has a mirror-like finish, and a...
This 11 1/4" long example has an engraved margin, but is otherwise plain and without any erasures.
The large, 6" long by 3 1/4" at the widest, blade is sterling silver, as is the shank which is fitted with a turned, appearing to be rosewood or mahogany, handle. The piece weighs 4.8 T. oz., including the handle, which comprises a relatively insignificant a...
They are a "Tipt" pattern with upturned ends, have narrow shanks with high shoulders, and pointed bowls
Dating from the second quarter of the 19th century, they are marked "Isaac Edwards" and "Coin." Edwards was likely a retailer who is not listed in any of the standard references.
They are fine examples of period silver, well-crafted and in very go...
The pattern is "Wreath" introduced in 1854 by Joseph Seymour. The retailer is identified on the backside and was "C.S. Durfee" who operated as a jeweler in the above two referenced cities, likely starting in the 1860s.
Featuring draped leav...
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Made by Tiffany, they are holloware accompaniments to the company's 1872 "Persian" flatware line. The Moorish pattern is replicated on the two handles of the bowl and the single handle of the creamer, with a modification of the design appearing on the banding that encircles both the top and bottom of each piece.
The creamer measures 3 ...
This example is an 8 1/8", .9 T. oz., olive spoon. It is long-handle, versus standard size, which is less than 6".
The flowers are delicately scaled and arrayed around the end of the handle, with trailing leaves and buds set along the length of the shank.
The pierced bowl has flange edges, a pointed tip, and retains most of an original pale gold fin...
This 8 5/8" long, almost 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is marked "H.B. Stanwood & Co." and "Coin," so predates the merger.
It is very much a period item in style and form, and well may have been made by Gorham & Company, which produced a similar design in the 1850s.
It has a large, elongated, ...
Made for Colonial Williamsburg as part of an exclusive line, it is described in a 1976 catalog as "A design of classic simplicity copied from a bowl made by Philip Syng (1676-1739)."
It sits on a tiered base that is 3" across, and has an applied upper rim.
There is a line "MSB" script monogram on the side.
In exceptionally fine condition, it sits eve...
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Each one has three legs and stands 1 1/4" high to the top of base and 1 5/8" tall with the liner in place, and is 1 3/4" wide at the maximum. The combined weight of the metal is .7 T. oz.
German in origin, they are stamped "800" for the grade of the silver. These marks are on the rims, and are flanked by two other imprints. These are so small they are indecipherab...
The imagery includes a sword, a cross and crown, seeing eye, and the emblematic square and compass.
The most dramatic aspect of the piece is a detailed rendering of the towering "Masonic Temple" built in downtown Chicago in 1892. This is finely detailed and has a gold finish.
Made by Wallace, it is stamped with the company...
Coin silver and stamped "J.E. Caldwell" for the prominent Philadelphia firm, it likely dates from the 1860s, and may be an early lemon or pickle fork.
It has a "Tipt" end handle with a twist on the lower portion. The front is finely and delicately engraved in bright cut work on both the handle and tine surfaces.
The tines are straight and have a shield-shaped cut in the heel area.
There is a script "EL...
This example of the line is a medium sized, 4 3/4" long, moderately heavy at nearly 1.3 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs.
Naturalistic in their portraiture, the three leaves that adorn each leg of the tongs are nonetheless precisely arrayed within the overall design, with one on the bottom and two on the top, surrounding an open area with lined margins.
The leaves are offset with several...
Made by Gorham, it features both wild and cultivated rose blossoms interspersed with trailing scroll and leaf forms, with these latter elements reminiscent of the company's "Chantilly" pattern dating from the same period.
A size and proportion that suggests a bread bowl, this form in its time wa...
This example of their work, a serving fork, is marked number "65," of which there may have been a short line of items as the same number appears on other pieces. Other marks are "Sterling," an entwined "C&R," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "Shreve, Crump & Low Co."
per piece, two available.
Gerstell also notes that he "held various positions in the community," indicating he was a person of standing and good reputation, and she illustrates both hollow and flatware made by him.
This piece dates late eighteenth century. It is a "Pointed Antique...
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This 8 11/16" long, 2.0 T. oz., likely berry serving spoon, is an early example in the line, marked with the firm's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Gorham Mfg. Co," which saw time-bound use. It is also stamped "Patent...
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They were made by Alvin, whose company emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent" appear on the backsides, in very fine, precise, raised lettering as it should be on original pieces..
The pattern is "Majestic," which is a multi-motif floral Art Nouveau line that in this instance portrays irises. It was introduced in 1900.
There is a single, large blossom set midw...
This 3 3/16" tall to the rim, 3 5/8" to the top of the handle, 2 11/16" top diameter, 3.2 T. oz., mug traces to that early firm. It bears the company imprint on the underside, which is a "rooster, T&W, and raised arm holding hammer" emblem, alon...