The pattern is "Queen Anne" which has a broad rounded end, upturned handle, narrow stem, and a mid rib. The backside is plain, save for the marks.
This piece is a four-tine cold meat fork that measures 8 1/2" long and weighs a robust 2.3 T. oz.
It was never monogrammed and is in excellent ...
Price for the set of eight.
Issued by Gorham in 1882, the pattern is "Fontainebleau," which is a design that features characters from the French Court of Francis I (see image 2 for all the figures). The specific image on these is a woman garbed in a bustled dress, carrying a kettle in one hand and supporting a large cup or mug in the other.
These are early examples, all marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G...
The handle is upraised, has a satin finish front and back, and protruding knobs on the sides, all of which are distinguishing features between "Japanese" and "Audubon."
This piece is a 7" long, substantial weight at 1.5 T. oz., (sweet) jelly spoon. Smaller than a berry or preserve spoon, and larger than a sugar, this seems...
These two items, a large, 5 1/4" long, pair of tongs, and a 5 7/8" long cream ladle, each piece weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., are examples of "Number 50."
They were a presentation set, packaged in a purple colored velvet clad box, with a pale blue satin interior. There is a trade sticker on the underside that identifies this as retailed by "Myers...
Price for a set of six.
This image is one of six, matching pieces made by the partnership of John Langlands & John Robertson of Newcastle, each one of which features a stylized shell with foliate elements.
They measure 5" long each and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the lot., and have down turned, reverse tipt, "Old English" handles with exposed drops.
The fronts have a feathered script "JML" monogram.
All are in very g...
It was offered in three versions, plain, acid etched, and with applied elements. This pair of tongs are acid etched, showing a leaf and vine design on one arm and clover blossom and leaves on the other.
The work is intricate, precise, and artfully expressed. The etching wraps around the edges of the handle, which feature lends the pattern i...
It is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves and flowers, all under a rococo mantle and set in moderately high relief.
There were two versions, one with a solid background and one pierced. This 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth fork is the latter.
It was never monogrammed or inscribed, and is in very fine condition. It has a warm finish, retains excelle...
Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.
This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the compan...
This example is an 8 1/4" long, and consistent with the line, weighty at nearly 2.8 T. oz., medium sized cold meat fork. The serving end has four straight tines.
The handle is inscribed with a feathered script "M"...
This was a period when Tiffany made reproduction items or designs inspired by older, especially English Georgian, holloware, and that is the case with this piece. It is round, cauldron shaped, and stands on three pad feet with acanthus leaf sprays where the legs are attached.
There is a rolled rim upper edge ...
The central feature of the pattern is a satyr's face that occupies the portion just below the reserve located on the slightly upturned end of the handle. Such imagery may be connected to 16th sculpture subjects associated with this German city.
Sculptural in nature, it features a raised stalk of blossoms enveloped by leaves, which form the margins of the handle. The ground behind the blossoms is lined, again representative of the leaves, and this also serves as an enhancing design element.
In sum, it reflects influences from the innovative design sensibilities of the Aesthetic m...
Appropriate to the period, it is "Old English," style, with a downturned, reverse tipt, handle and a thumb drop on the bowl. The front has a feathered script "R" monogram.
The bowl is unusual in that it is a perfectly shaped hemisphere, 2 1/16" in diameter and 3/4" deep.
It is in very good condition, absent any bends, breaks, or cracks, ...
First is the maker's identifier, which is "MF" in a rectangle. This is for M(ontague) Friedlander & Co., who also registered in the Glasgow, Scotland assay office.
Secondly, it is inscribed on the reverse with a crest and a Gaelic motto "carid nam fecham" ("a friend in time of trial") both of which are associated with the Smythe family of Balharry, ...
This 6" long, heavy at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon is an early example, marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. Ap.23" and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
It is in immaculate estate condition, retaining every bit of its original sharp detail on the shells and acanthus elements of the design. The finish is bright and the...
Price for the pair.
A simple but well-executed "Tipt" pattern, they show the modest beginnings of a manufacturer which later produced some of the most elaborate designs of its time.
Each of these measures 8 3/4" long and has a feathered script "MAP" monogram set sideways on the handle. The pair weigh 2.8 T. oz.
They are in very good condition. Free of polishing wear, ...
The manufacturer's name appears on the backside of this 9" long, just over 3.1 T. oz., large serving, likely pudding, spoon. Other marks incl...
This example is a 5 13/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., bon bon or nut (almond) scoop.
It has a 2 3/8" wide by 2" deep serving area. This has cupped and scalloped shoulders, a curved front edge, a reticulated surface, and retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
There is a script "CGD" monogram on the handle.
The condition is outstanding. Pattern detail...