It is also stamped with the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade "J.E. Caldwell & Co."
The pattern is "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is an expressive Art Nouveau floral design. The flower portraiture varies from piece to piece, and...
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The style of this suggests the earlier end of that date range.
They have rounded ends, with very slight beveling on the backsides. The fronts are engraved in a fancy script monogra...
It is also engraved "Norris. 1891" in script on the reverse, so its age is validated in multiple ways.
The piece is a 9 1/8" long, heavy, 3.5 T. oz., large berry spoon.
It is a very fine example, retaining excellent pattern detail that shows minimal polishing wear. The central female figure remains fully articulated as do all the other details of thi...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce or small gravy ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flange shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border.
This appears on the banding on the upper inner rim and edge of the pedestal base of this 8" top diameter, 4" across the bottom, 5 1/4" tall, 14.9 T. oz., footed bowl, aka tazza or compotier.
The entire piece is characterized by elegant, clean lines, and bright, mirror-like surfaces.
The bowl itself is 2 1/4" deep and has a domed base w...
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The pattern is an embellished "Prince Albert," executed to an exceptionally high standard, bespeaking the best of the silversmith's art.
They have Russian markings, which include an "84" for an .875 silver purity, and a woman's head facing right over a Greek letter symbol for St. Petersburg. This appears to be a "second Kokoshnik import mark" used 1908-1926.
Each piece also...
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The pattern is a "Tipt," with beveled edges along the margins of the handles. The ends are slightly upturned, and the tines are long and tapered.
Each piece is fully marked with a "lion" for sterling, a "leopard's face" for London, a date letter "e" for 1834-35, a duty mark, and "WJ" for maker William Johnson.
Unadorned save for feathered script "H" monograms, their...
The markings tell much of the story of the history of the company. They are "Tiffany & Co., Gold & Silversmiths, 550 Broadway," this last mark commonly referred to as the "Union Square location."
This cluster of identifiers is flanked by an Old English "M" on either side, the model number "262" and order number "1334" in the center....
The partnership only lasted two years as Shaver contracted typhoid fever and sold out to Brown, whose interest he bought back in 1863 after recovering from his illness. All this history indicates the "Brown & Sh...
It is a charming period piece inscribed "Marion" over "1880."
This is engraved with two scenes, one of which is particularly appropriate to the name. One portrays a girl with a bonnet on the ground beside her; she is petting a lamb, evocative of the children's rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb...
This example is a 6 1/8" long, .8 T. oz., sugar, or perhaps small preserve, spoon with two characteristics that set it apart.
One is the flange rim, elaborately shaped bowl with intricate engraving set against a satin matte, gold wash (front and back sides) ground.
The second feature is that it was retailed by the New Orleans firm of "E. Lilienthal," as stamped o...
It is marked "Warner," and "Coin," for Baltimore's Andrew Ellicott Warner, Jr., whose working dates were 1864-93 according to the Baltimore Museum of Art reference "Maryland Silver," so this is an example of his earliest production.
The design is suggestive of work particularly popular in Philadelphia at the time. It has a twisted central shank leading to a flat, scalloped edge, upper en...
It has a "Tipt" end, rounded and heavily beveled shoulders, and a pointed end bowl.
The backside of the handle has an elegantly rendered, feathered script "TD" monogram.
It is stamped "J.L. [Jared] Moore & Co." (1796-53) for the well-documented jeweler and watchmaker. This particular mark, with the "& Co.,"...
Its defining character is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.
As is typical of the rose and scroll motif of the pattern, Towle's "Old English," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
This is without a monog...
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The pattern is "Cantebury" by Towle, issued in 1893. The spoon measures 9" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz., while the fork is slightly shorter at 8 7/8" and lighter at 1.0 T. oz.
Both items have matte finish, gold washed serving ends and are engraved in script "1865-1915" on the handle reverses. There are no monograms or removals on the fronts.
It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief.
The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower corner, and a gent...
It is stamped "H. Porter & Co.," for Henry Chester Porter, New York City, who used this mark after 1830.
The backside heel of the spoon has a shell design; this combination of basket of flowers with shell back appears on other examples of Porter's work.
There is a feathered script monogram that a...
They consist of two crossed arms, joined by a rivet that in this case has rosette caps, and an internal spring mechanism.
The finger grips, which are on the shorter end of the arms, have an openwork rose vine, flower, and leaf motif. The grips are leaf form and in this instance finished in a gold wash.
They are in ex...