This form came in a larger size for shoes, and a smaller size for gloves. This is the latter at 3 1/16" long.
This is a patterned piece, namely "Heraldic," a medieval style design featuring a shield and helmet, made by Whiting and dating from 1880.
It has a plain backside, save for the company lion emblem and the word "Sterling." The hook portion has a slight twist design where it jo...
Whereas the pusher is bent, this has a flat, 2" wide, pierced, blade with a straight front edge and scalloped sides and shoulders.
A rarely found item, this form seems to have been favored by Towle who produced this in the company's 1900 "Old Newbury," and offered it in other patterns as well.
It was retailed by "A.M. Jewett" whose name appears on the re...
Price for the set of eight.
Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz., and has a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.
Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.
The pattern appears on both sides of the handles, an...
It has a 1 1/8" wide, rimmed border that is divided into fourteen panels. Each of these is acid etched in a scene that portrays a different children's rhyme.
These include (see image two for detail):
Jack the Giant Killer
The Merry Hunter
The Wolf and the Lamb
Tom the Piper's Son ...
An individual place piece in a "Kings" pattern, it has a flat handle and a solid silver blade.
The handle front has a delicate script monogram that appears to be "EKP" while the backside is engraved "'90."
It is in flawless estate condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined, free of polishing wear. The blade is without bends, nicks or burrs, and has barely...
It is a commemorative item produced by Philadelphia's J.E. Caldwell. The entire handle portrays a full-sized, three dimensional, image of William Penn, the founder of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia.
The tea and smaller size versions of this early twentieth century design are readily available, but this citrus spoon variant is a rarity. Additionally, ...
It was made by Bailey & Co. of Philadelphia between 1858 and 1867, as indicated by the "lion, S, shield" with additional "lion" mark imprinted on the backside of the blade, alongside the company name.
It is a double die struck, i.e. appearing on both sides of the handle, "Bead" pattern with a feathered script "BMQ" monogram on the front.
It is in excellent condition, fr...
This example is unusual in two ways. First, it is an "ideal" form olive spoon, meaning that it has two prongs at the end of the bowl, rather than the standard plain end. Often the bowl on an ideal olive spoon is open, but in this instance it is reticulated, with a scall...
Made by Gorham, the pattern is "Marie Antoinette," which at this scale appears quite similar to that company's "Versailles," which is not surprising given the lines were issued two years apart, generated by the same designer, and both reflect French styling.
This matched pair are without monograms or removals, have gold wash...
It was offered in three versions, plain, acid etched, and with applied, often mixed metal, elements. This fish serving slice and fork set are acid etched.
The motifs of the etched line were myriad, more than can be catalogued, but they included floral and fauna themes, and even insects.
The portraiture on these is "morning glory" on th...
It is comprised of a mother of pearl handle fitted to a hollow body that portrays a jester's torso and head. The head is fitted with a three-pointed cap, the two side ones of which have bell tips. A pair of larger, open, clam shell, bell-like forms dangle from the shoulders, suspended by wrapped wire and clasps. Although the "be...
This example is nearly as old as the pattern itself, dating between 1846-61, as indicated by the "S. Kirk & Son" imprinted on the backside. It is a 7 1/8" long, relatively heavy at 2.1 T. oz., hotcake lifter.
The standard mark, "10.15," also appearing on the handle reverse, is roughly the equivalent of coin silver and one p...
It is stamped "Kitts & Werne," for the prominent Louisville, Kentucky, silver, jewelry, and watch retailer with dates 1864-78.
It has a tipt end handle and scalloped edge blade, all of which are engraved in a period design that includes palmettes and leaf and vegetative elements, along with bright cut detailing. The backside is pl...
Made in both coin and sterling silver, this 6 7/8" long, good weight at 1.2 T. oz., large sugar or preserve spoon, is marked "Coin," "Pat. Apd. For," indicating it was early in the production history, and with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Gray & Libby" which operated the third quart...
This example of the line is a 6 1/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., three tine, likely pastry but possibly pickle, fork.
Naturalistic in its portraiture, the leaves that comprise the design are precisely arrayed within the overall design, and surround an open area with lined margins.
The leaves are offset with several clusters of what appear to be berry triplets or simply decorati...
It is marked "Coin" and with a somewhat rubbed "J. Bowman." Documentation on this mark is scant, but points to a Philadelphia watchmaker, as specifically identified by Catherine Hollan in her recent benchmark work, "Philadelphia Silversmiths."
The style is typical of place and period, with a twisted stem, and scalloped edge, broad handle end.
The handle is set at...
The theme is "Mary Baker Eddy," founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist.
Measuring 5 3/4" long and weighty at just over 1.4 T. oz., it features a high relief bust of a somewhat older Eddy with a facsimile of her signature set sideways below this.
The backside of the handle reads, "not matter but mind satisfieth," in a script that is presumably replicative of h...
The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves.
It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless co...