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 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.
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 ...
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...
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 example is a 6 3/4" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., gravy ladle with a 2 1/2" by 2 1/8" by 3/4" deep, oval bowl.
The handle has an Old English "L" monogram set in the reserve area.
In very good condition, it retains clear pattern detail, showing on...
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...
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...
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 Manufacturer...
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...
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 an early instance of "Persian," which is a highly embellished Moorish design, and is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1872," and with a capital "M."
The scoop itself is quite a statement (see enlargement 2 for close up). It is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide, has a ...
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 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...
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 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, ...
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. ...
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...