It has a broad, "Tipt" end, high shoulders off the bowl, and a generously proportioned, 3" long by 1 7/8" at the widest, scallop shell bowl.
There is a fancy, feathered script "HMM" monogram on the front of the handle.
It is stamped with the name of Philadelphia manufacturer and retailer "S.M. Hopper," and a three part "arrow, W, shield" pseudo hallmark. In his Manufacturers' Ma...
The pattern is "Medallion" by John Wendt and is stamped "Patent 1862," "Sterling," and "Ball Black & Co," for the New York City retailer with whom Wendt is strongly associated.
One of the most impressive of the myriad "Medallion" figures offered by American manufacturers in the 1860s, the line featured a vari...
This 8 1/4" long, weighty at approximately 2.0 T. oz., solid silver, example was made by John Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, in about 1870.
The pattern, "Ivy," is one of his full line designs, and as the name implies, features an array of iv...
It is a 3 5/16" high, just over 1.5 T. oz., all silver tube for holding stick shaving soap (see image 2 for an image of a Gorham catalog page from 1906 illustrating this).
Its simple mechanical engineering is remarkably effective.
Round and measuring 1 1/8" in diameter, the tube is fitted with a circular disk to which a pronged star is riveted. This is moveable, with th...
Coin silver, it is stamped on the underside "Duhme & Co.," for the prominent Cincinnati firm, and likely dates from the 1860s.
Plain walled, it has applied rims top and bottom, and is engraved "C.W.K." in a stylized lettering that seems to be an Old English variant.
It remains round, sits evenly, is without dents or bends, and has a pl...
Price for the set of six.
The pattern is "Empress," dating from 1931 and is very much in the Art Deco style popular in the period.
Exhibiting crisp lines and fine finishes, they have never been monogrammed and are in superb estate condition.
They are without damage or evident wear, and have bright, hand polished finishes.
Marks are "International," the Wilcox & Evertsen" division...
It is a 4" long, 2 1/2" wide, 1/2" high to the rim, 3 1/8" at the tallest, nearly 1.4 T. oz., nut or candy dish formed in the shape of a swan.
Very well crafted, the textured surface is appropriately fea...
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Having "Reverse Tipt" ends on down turned handles, thumb drops on the backsides of the bowls, and inscribed "CJP" set sideways on the handle fronts, they are stamped "Hedges" for David Hedges, 1779-1856, of East Hampton, New York.
Their style places them in the early 1800s.
The Hedges family is deeply ingrained in the history of eastern Long Island, when it was la...
It is artfully crafted, presenting its imagery in a series of layers, lending the pattern an overall sculpted or chiseled look.
This example is a 5 3/4" long, nearly .9 T. oz., sugar spoon portraying grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, a pear, and peaches. The backside of the handle is plain, save for a leafy detail that appears on all pieces in the line.
The bowl has a scalloped ed...
"La Splendide," the pattern on this 6 1/4" long, weighty at 1.9 T. oz., sugar sifter was among the product of this period.
The relatively plain handle is surmounted by a cascade of high relief, fluid scrolls that almost seem to erupt from the handle end.
A coin silver tazza or compote, it is essentially plain and clean-lined, save for the remarkably innovative and forward looking, cast and applied, solid, arms.
They feature two sty...
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They were made by Whiting, whose "lion" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "7" are stamped on the undersides.
The cauldron shaped body, tiered base, and beaded detailing suggest an 1870-80 date.
Each one is engraved "F.R." in Old English lettering on the upper edges below the rims.
They are in excel...
The design of this relatively small, 9 1/2" long, 2.2 T. oz., coin silver, fish slice suggests it dates from late in their working years, which ended in 1846 with the death of Robert, although the firm continued to be listed in directories until 1851 (Hollan, Philadelphia Silvers...
The pattern is "Lady Washington," which is one of Gorham's early lines, dating from 1876, the year of the American Centennial, which may have occasioned the development of the design given the name is associated with the first family of the new nation.
It features the profile of a courtly looking female figure set against a background of classical imagery, including swags, garlands, corn...
It is hand made, and exhibits both Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts characteristics.
The body has a hammered surface, with an applied upper rim and a beaded band encircling the lower portion ...