Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.
This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.
There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram...
It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.
The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.
There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece.
It is in exce...
It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.
With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.
The pattern "Palm" by Frank Whiting, embodies an Aesthetic sensibility. It is a floral and leaf design with a large fan or spray element at the terminus that evokes the pattern's namesake palm leaf. The design is raised, lending it a chiseled or sculpted quality.
The backside of the handle is plain, save for the marks, which are Frank Whiting's "W in a circle" emblem, "Sterling," "...
The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves.
The applied olive and two leaves attached to the stem appear to grow out of it, and appear full...
This 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is a particularly fine example of the pattern, and fine piece overall.
Moorish or Renaissance Revival in style, with a repeating motif on the mid and lower portions of the handle, the pointed end has fins or wings that suggest an arch and thereby lend the design an architectural quality.
This area is plain and i...
This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.
It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.
In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern. The bowl is free of dents, ...
Price for the set of six.
This grouping, dating circa 1865, each measures 7 3/4" long, with the six combined weighing a relatively heavy 9.6 T. oz.
Stamped "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." for the prominent Boston firm, and "925" for sterling, these have a form of "Bead" pattern se...
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....
It is model number "1295" and features "Arabesque," i.e. Moorish, pattern banding on either side of a plain, slightly concave, center ring that is inscribed "Hattie."
It is in very fine condition, retaining excellent pattern detail free of polishing wear. The patina i...
This 5 1/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., mustard ladle is an early production piece marked "H.H." for Hebbard, "Patent 1859," "5," and with the name of the retailer, New York's "A. Rumrill & Co."
A period piece with gadroon and leaf detailing similar to "Armor" by Hebbard's sometimes partner John Polhamus, and another kindred pattern by contemporaneous John Wendt, Hebbard's "Ma...
The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co." and "Sterling," which applies to the entire piece.
They measure 6 7/8" long and wei...
Soeffing shows a sugar sifter, while this is a 6 1/4" long, just over .8 T. oz., sardine fork.
The "Medallion" is cast and applied, portraying in this case a right facing female figure surrounded by engraved detailing, and on the sif...
A renowned California silversmith known for his modernist designs, and coincidentally a son-in-law of Porter Blanchard, Adler's working dates spanned the middle to later 20th century.
This example is in the "Sunset" pattern. Clean and straightforward, it has an angular end handle and shows the hammering marks characteristic of hand crafted silver, on all surfa...
Price for the set of eight.
Both patterns are ebullient in the way they interpret iris blossoms in this instance, and additional flowers in "New Art."
This set of eight place aka regular forks all measure 7" long, and as is the case with the line, are heavy, with the group weighing 13.1 T. oz. combined, or well over 1.5 T. oz. per fork.
Seven of them are engraved "MR" ...
A multi-motif design, "Berry" portrays a variety of fruit, leaves, and branches, relative to the individual piece, the portraiture on this being blueberry.
In excellent condition, it has never been monogrammed (which would have appeared on the plain backside of the handle). Pattern detail remains w...
The pattern is "Clinton Engraved," which features an Adamesque, flower and swag motif delicately etched on the otherwise plain (with a tipt backside) surface of "Clinton."
Never monogrammed, this is in flawless condition, absent polishing wear, having an even finish, and fre...
The pattern is Whiting's "Persian," which dates from 1880, and is a Moorish design in the same genre as Tiffany's pattern of the same name, as well as Whiting's own "Arabesque" and Gorham's "Hindostanee" among others.
The bowl is generously proportioned, 4" by 2 3/8" at the widest, and has a fluted or piecrust rim. The interior is engraved in a stylized...