It is a fully original piece, i.e.not made up or custom, produced by William B. Durgin in its 1897 "Madame Royale" pattern.
The scroll, leaf and berry design borders the handle and flat area of the pick, repeating on the backside of the handle but not the pick.
There is a script "LHB" monogram engraved on the front.
It is in immaculate estate condition, free of bends or polishing wear, and having a brigh...
It has a 1 3/4" wide, double border rim that has a hand raised leaf and floral design. Repousse as represented on this reflects a style and technique that was a hallmark of Baltimore silver, and this applies especially so to Kirk.
The interior has a line script monogram. As the base is flat bottomed, the piece co...
Price for the pair.
Made by George Shiebler, with a likely late 19th century date, they are imaginatively designed--which in reference to Shiebler is often an understatement--and extravagantly scaled. Both items are stamped with a "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "2733."
Each piece measures 10 1/2" long, with the fork weighing 3.2 T. oz. and the spoon nearly 3.4 T. oz. ...
This 5 1/8" long, light weight, three tine, strawberry fork illustrates the imaginative diversity of the firm's products.
Apropos of the firm's New England location, the handle features a sculptural portrait of a Victorian woman in bathing or beach garb, with her hand resting on a pier post. Below this is an array of seashore creatures, including a fish, ...
There are subtle aspects to the reticulated bowl that confirm the age of this. Having a shape that mimics an olive spoon, it has notched and chamfered shoulders, and a pointed and upturned end. The soft, satin matte, finish has a pale gold wash on front and back surfaces.
There is a flowing script "SS" monogram ...
This example is a 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.2 T. oz., all silver gravy ladle.
It has a large bowl that measures 2" in diameter and 1/2" deep.
The backside of the piece is plain, save for the Frank Smith "lion and S" emblem and the word "Sterling."
In excellent condition and never monogrammed, the only signs of use are sligh...
This example is model number "5" by Gorham, and so identified by marks on the inside of the handle, which also include the word "Sterling" and a date symbol for "1889."
One other imprint by the pin that holds the two pieces together reads "Pat. 75," which no doubt is a reference to the spring mechanism that controls the pivoting arms.
The design on the hollow but all silve...
This example is a long handle, 8 7/8", .7 T. oz., two tine, olive or pickle fork.
In addition to the novel design, it has an unusual double twist handle. Overall it is an elegantly slender and graceful piece, well-crafted and finely finished.
It is in flawless condition, showing no polishing wear, having a fine fine, an...
It is sterling silver, model "4805A" made by Gorham in 1907, all of which information is indicated by the marks on the underside.
It is decidedly Art Nouveau in style, featuring raised wild rose blossoms and trailing stems arrayed on an undulating rim. The quality of the design and execution are such that th...
The figure is surrounded by considerable imagery including wheat, a grape cluster, a shell, and clouds, this last details perhaps derivative of her mythological identity as a Titan associated with light.
This 5 3/4" long, just over .8 T. oz., pi...
The pattern is Whiting's 1880 "Berry," a multi-motif design that in this instance features blueberries. It is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
The bowl is acid etched in a design that features a large tree, no doubt Connecticut's famed "Charter Oak," and the word "Hartford," for the capital city of th...
This example of his production is a single, 6" long, not quite .5 T. oz., teaspoon, marked "N. Munroe," "10.15" for the Baltimore standard roughly equivalent to coin silver, and a "star," which may be a journeyman's mark.
It has a plain end with a slight...
This 5 7/8" long, .8 T. oz., example is a naturalistic form, portraying a twisting vine that turns back on itself to form a looped handle. The surface is textured, lending it a fully authentic look.
This form was made in at least tw...
A highly collectible item, it is one of those items by which the whole notion of souvenir spoons is defined.
Celebrating Baltimore and its location on the Cheasapeake Bay, it features a die struck representation of the "North Point" monument in the bowl, as well as ...
It is a dresser jar made c. 1900 by Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr & Co., whose "mace" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "7200-4" are stamped on the edge of the silver lid, which by itself weighs nearly 2.1 T. oz.
The bulbous glass base is panel cut with a star pattern on the underside.
The lid is relatively plain, with a rimmed and scalloped edge and a line script "EP" monogram in the center.
This motif appears in the top center of the handle, and is repeated on the lower front at the join with the blade and on the backside heel.
This example is a 9" long, 2.1 T. oz., pie or pastry server. The pointed blade measures 4 1/2" long, 2 3/4" at the widest, and has a cupped heel and flange edge...
It is an "Old English" pattern, meaning it has a downturned handle with a reverse tipt back and an exposed drop on the bowl heel.
There is a feathered script "EC" monogram on the front.
It is in very good condition. The overall form is without wear, although the monogram shows slight softening from polishing. The bowl remains well...
They are fully marked for Leningrad, 1853, maker Fredrik Fresen (F.F.) and assayer Alexander Mitin (A.M). They are to an 84 silver standard which equates to an .875 purity, or just below coin, for silver content.
Cleanly made, they have slight tipt ends on the backsides, and vee shaped drops on the heel reverses. The handles have chamfered edges, and the bowls pointed ends.
Each piece has a script "H.A." ...