Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths gives narrow dates for the W&H partnership, 1859-61/62, while Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia indicates Greenwood began his business about 1850.
These dates are conv...
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...
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...
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...
"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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It is a 6" long, 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon with an oval, flange edge, generously proportioned, plain bowl.
The figure is a cherub holding a lyre.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a soft, even finish. The bowl is free of dents or bends, but does show lig...
The "Tipt" end pattern places it toward the earlier end of those years. A graceful piece, the handle is arced with an upturned terminus. The plain, well-formed, bowl is ovoid at 1 7/8" by 1 1/2" by 7 1/16" deep. "
There is a scrip...
A nut scoop or bon bon, it was made by Watson whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.
The theme of this 1895 pattern produced by Watson has an interesting origin.
Modeled after a statue designed by Frederick William MacMonnies originally given to the Boston Public Library in 1894 by its architect, Charles Fo...
The rounded end, arched handle, features a representation of a "Basket of Flowers." This motif, along with "Sheaf of Wheat," were popular design embellishments in a period when coin silver was largely plain.
It also has a "Shell Back" drop on the heel and is engrave...
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, appears on the underside, along with model number "170," "Sterling," and date letter "L."
The bottom rim has a repeating leaf and flower design that conforms to...
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...
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.