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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1394561 (stock #3755f)
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$115.00
Flat bottomed with a 4 1/4" diameter circular center, this just over 4.0 T. oz., piece has an oval rim that measures 6 5/8" by 5 1/2".

Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.

There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear o...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1394599 (stock #3756f)
Old Friends
$58.00
Born in 1782, Horace Seymour Hinsdale enjoyed a long working career in New York City, spanning nearly all of the first half of the 19th century.

Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.

The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table se...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394671 (stock #3758f)
Old Friends
$195.00
Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.

Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge a...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394739 (stock #3759f)
Old Friends
$165.00
Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this slender, long handle, 6 5/8", weighty at 1.9 T. oz., cream ladle is "Sleeping Diana," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 1 7/8" by 1 5/8" by 1/2" deep, bowl, with a small animal head on the backside heel.

There is an "M.A.C." monogr...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1394783 (stock #3760f)
Old Friends
$145.00
Standing 3" high, having a 2 5/8" diameter and a maximum span of 4" to the handle end, and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this likely birth or christening mug embodies the design sensibilities of the late 1800s.

The body has a gray, satin matte finish that is bright cut engraved in a variety of water-related flora, included pond lilies and pads, cattails, and grasses, all of which suggests an Aesthetic design influence. There is additional wriggle work detailing under the rolled top rim and a leaf scri...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394825 (stock #3761f)
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Measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing approximately 1.2 T. oz., this preserve or jelly spoon is marked "Sterling" without a maker's identification, although the style is suggestive of an 1870s New England or New York origin.

Slightly convex, the handle is otherwise plain, with a fan end and two nubs on either side about mid length and two notches at the join with the bowl. The surface is bright cut engraved with wriggle work detailing that points to Aesthetic sensibilities.

The 2 1/2" by 1 3/...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1394882 (stock #3762f)
Old Friends
$135.00
Essentially a very large tea or coffee cup, this novel item measures 4" in diameter, has a maximum span of 5 1/2" to the handle end, stands 2 1/8" tall to the rim and 2 5/8" to highest point, sits on a rimmed base that is 2 3/16" wide, and weighs just under 3.8 T. oz.

It was made by Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr, circa 1905, which was a firm renowned for its Art Nouveau designs, both in silver flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry.

Indeed this is decidedly in that style, evident i...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394906 (stock #3763dd)
Old Friends
$525.00
One of the most imaginative American silver designers ever, George Shiebler's work in many instances went well beyond conventional constructs.

A product of the Aesthetic Movement and falling broadly within the "Medallion" category, what is now identified as his "Etruscan" or "Homeric" style, circa 1880, and subsequently imitated by other makers, is an example of Shiebler's probing and innovative instincts.

Produced in flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry, this pattern is characterized...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394943 (stock #3764f)
Old Friends
$75.00
Measuring 7 3/4" long and weighing 2.1 T. oz., this serving spoon is an old example of Gorham's "Chantilly," marked with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Pat. 1895," and "Sterling."

It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.

Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1394989 (stock #3765f)
Old Friends
$225.00
A 9 7/8" long, 2.5 T. oz., item, this cake saw is an early production example of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.

There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.

In excellent estate condit...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1395038 (stock #3766f)
Old Friends
$38.00
Price for the set of three.
Each of these three, matching, spoons is marked "Sterling," "925/1000," and "Duhme & Co.," for the premier 19th century Cincinnati firm founded by Herman Duhme in 1843.

Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz. the set, they are in a broad "Fiddle Tipt" pattern which is a characteristic design for the region, along with high, pointed shoulders off the bowls.

Never monogrammed, they are in choice condition, showing no wear, with well-shaped bowls that are free of dents, bends, or tip we...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1395154 (stock #3767f)
Old Friends
$48.00
Price per piece, four available.
Lengthy at 7 7/8" and heavy at 2.2 T. oz., this dinner fork is to a scale larger than most American examples of its circa 1870 period.

A plain, rounded "Antique" pattern with a "Tipt" backside and a formal script "EM" monogram on the front, and smooth, subtly soft finish, this is a statement in understatement.

In choice estate condition, it shows no polishing wear, and retains straight, even, and pointed tines.

It is stamped "Sterling" and with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelo...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1395213 (stock #3768f)
Old Friends
$42.00
Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany's "Florentine" takes its name from the city whose identity is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, and its decorative elements mirror that style period.

The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.

In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some pinpri...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1395268 (stock #3769f)
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A large piece measuring 7 1/2" long with a 3" by 2 1/2" by 3/4" deep bowl, and weighing a robust 3.2 T. oz., this gravy ladle is an early production example of Durgin's 1897 "Dauphin" pattern, marked with the company "D" emblem and "Sterling" on the handle reverse.

Never monogrammed, it remains in excellent estate condition.

The high relief floral and crossed ribbon detail is clear and well-defined.

The bowl is embellished with the pattern elements cascading from the shoulders onto the ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1920 item #1395321 (stock #3770f)
Old Friends
$68.00
This liquor tag was produced by Gorham in 1910, stamped on the reverse with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, a date symbol for the year, the word "Sterling," and the letters "TGR," indicating this is special order (or sample) item.

It is an unusual piece in several regards.

First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1395365 (stock #3771f)
Old Friends
$90.00
Price for the set.
Comprised of a 6 7/8" long knife with a hollow silver handle and stainless blade, a 6 1/4", 1.0 T. oz. fork, and a 5 3/4" .9 T. oz. spoon, this group is an original youth set in International's 1939 "Royal Danish" pattern.

Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes.

The fork and spoon are marked "International," "Royal Danish," and "U.S.A.," while the knife is imprinted "International Stainless" on the bl...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1395431 (stock #3772f)
Old Friends
$28.00
Price per piece, two available.
Sperry Douglas Brower, operating in business with his son Walter, was an Albany manufacturer of repute and substantial size. Examples of his work are readily found, although that is not the case with his circa 1864 "Medallion" pattern, as instances of it rarely surface.

This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon that features a right facing female figure.

The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for "A.L. Vanderheyden," a name with regional pr...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1395502 (stock #3773f)
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Introduced circa 1865, Whiting's "Lotus" closely resembles Gorham's pattern by the same name and from the same period, with both designs falling within the Egyptian Revival style.

It features five fronds with their stalks appearing to be joined and looped together to form a slender stem.

This example is a 7 3/8" long, .9 T. oz., flat handle, master butter knife, with a particularly attractive blade. It has a notched upper edge and is finely engraved in a floral and leaf motif that reinforc...

 
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