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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1930 item #1412278 (stock #4048f)
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First issued in 1905 as "American Chippendale" aka "Chippendale," Frank Smith produced a rarely found variant named "Lincoln Engraved" in 1923.

This example of the line is a 5 3/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., narrow bowl, condiment spoon, used for chow chow or piccalilli relishes.

It appears to represent a further refinement of the pattern, having a hammered handle and a hand chased, rather than die struck, design that embodies the Arts & Crafts sensibilities of the period...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1412153 (stock #4046f)
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The Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater indicates that "The Kalo Shop" was founded in 1900 by Clara Barck Welles and "went on to become the largest and most influential producer of handwrought silverware and jewelry in the midwest."

Rainwater further notes that "Mrs. Welles retired in 1940." Given that this 10 1/8" long, 3.6 T. oz., serving spoon is engraved on the backside, "AS HCM" over "Feb...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1408078 (stock #3979f)
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Large, measuring 9" long and weighing 3.2 T. oz., this solid silver server is hallmarked for London, 1922, registry number "529440," "sterling," and "Asprey & Company," which Jackson's Hallmarks describes as "justifiably famous for the quality of its products."

The handle pattern is "Old English" with a tipt backside and exposed drop where it attaches to the blade.

The server is large, 3 1/2" by 3", flat, and has a raised, sloped back edge where is joins the handle...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1930 item #1407302 (stock #3971f)
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Originally working in Gardner, Massachusetts, Porter George Blanchard became arguably the premier name in 20th century, California hand crafted silversmithing, where sources indicate he established himself in 1923, joined shortly thereafter by his father and brother.

His 1920 "Lotus," which is the pattern on this 4 1/8" long, .7 T. oz., pair of tongs, exhibits the clean, simple, lines and textured surfaces that define the Arts & Crafts style...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1394019 (stock #3746f)
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The story of Gaylord Silvercraft, c. 1920-45, links to famed American Arts & Crafts silversmith William Waldo Dodge, and more particularly his wife and teacher, Margaret Wheeler Robinson.

The workshop was founded at the Wallingford, Connecticut, Gaylord Farm (tuberculosis) Sanatorium and served as part of the occupational therapy and vocational training program available to patients. Considerable information can be pieced together about this operation from online and published sources...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1920 item #1392506 (stock #3717f)
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Alfred, Francis and Arthur operating as the Pairpoint Brothers were noteworthy producers of English Arts & Crafts silver in the first part of the 20th century.

This 2 3/4" high, 4 1/2" top diameter, heavy at 7.1 T. oz., bowl is emblematic of their work and the movement.

It sits on a footed base 2 3/8" in diameter, and has an applied rim on the upper lip.

The body is plain and smooth on the outside, but retains a hand hammered surface on the interior...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1374147 (stock #3407f)
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A Boston firm rooted in the Arts & Crafts tradition, Tuttle was known for its old English reproduction items, as well as its novel marking system.

The firm adopted the custom of identifying the year of manufacture of its pieces by imprinting them with the initials, set in a crescent, of the sitting President of the United States, beginning with the term of Calvin Coolidge.

This 5 1/8" long, quite heavy at approximately 1.7 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1366291 (stock #3250f)
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The design on this piece is variously identified as "Acadia" or "Blok," or sometimes combined, with or without a hyphen.

The pattern was introduced in 1934 (one source offers 1931), although the mark on this 4 1/8" long, substantial weight, .8 T. oz. tea caddy spoon, "Georg Jensen in an oval of dots" over "Sterling" and "Denmark," was used from 1945 onward, so it dates between then and the 1970s when production was discontinued...

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