A multi-motif line issued in 1880, the style draws upon Aesthetic sensibilities. The primary element of the design is a fish, possibly koi, set against a raised background suggestive of marine elements, including waves and seaweed.
The three tine, cupped, grips have textured surfaces and rich, intact, g...
Solid silver, it measures 4 1/2" overall, weighs .9 T. oz., and has an elongated bowl with a narrowed and splayed mouth, which is finished in a soft satin gold wash.
It is fully identified for the manufacturer, J.B. & S.M. Knowles of Providence, Rhode Island, and identifi...
This "Ball End" form is an especially appealing piece, with a shaped blade with notched shoulders and an engraved surface with roulette bordering.
The ball itself is inscribed with a rubbed Old English monogram that appears to read "MEBH."
In very g...
As later examples produced by Shiebler carried his "winged S" mark, this is a docume...
He is also known as "Wosso" or "Wasso," although the name "Owosso" carries on in the Michigan city which takes its name from him.
Measuring 6" long and heavy at 1.0 T. oz., it was made by Rogers,...
Price per piece, two available.
Soeffing offered some groundbreaking insights into the history of many previously undocumented pieces, and actually offers a whole essay about his research into the attribution of the "Medallion" pattern on this 8 9/16" long, 1.7 T. oz., tabl...
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...
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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...
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Having "Reverse Tipt" ends on down turned handles, thumb drops on the backsides of the bowls, and inscribed "CJP" set sideways on the handle fronts, they are stamped "Hedges" for David Hedges, 1779-1856, of East Hampton, New York.
Their style places them in the early 1800s.
The Hedges family is deeply ingrained in the history of eastern Long Island, when it was la...
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...
Coin silver, it is stamped on the underside "Duhme & Co.," for the prominent Cincinnati firm, and likely dates from the 1860s.
Plain walled, it has applied rims top and bottom, and is engraved "C.W.K." in a stylized lettering that seems to be an Old English variant.
It remains round, sits evenly, is without dents or bends, and has a pl...
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...