This 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" base diameter, approximately 1.0 T. oz., shaker is just such an example.
It is stamped on the underside "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling-Silver," and with an "M" flanked by the model number "7287" and the order number "6460."
The sides are grooved, as is the screw fitted cap. The ca...
The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves.
In this instance there is a script "LNP" monogram set in the shield shaped re...
This example is a 7" long, weighty, 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle.
It is in remarkably fine condition, free of the softening of detail that often affects the low relief structure of this multi-motif pattern. The central figure on this piece is a standing woman dressed in festooned period garb, with one leg fully exposed from the...
The pattern is Watson's "Cherub," which takes its name from the winged (upward tilting) figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embodies a rococo sensibility.
The piece is in excellent condition. Polishin...
It is marked "J.E. Caldwell" for Philadelphia's carriage trade firm, along with the word "Sterling."
The pattern is a "Kings," "English Kings," in a form that was standard to Caldwell. It conforms to all the conventions of this British inspired design. It has a convex shell on the front and a ...
The refinement of the firm's output shows fully in this relatively simple, but exquisitely finished, item.
The handle is flat, with a graceful curve and essentially chiseled shape on its terminus and borders. The surface is finely engraved in bright cut and wriggle work featuring a dominant an...
This piece is very large scale at 12" long overall, and for that reason showcases the intricacies of the design to their fullest. The flowers appear to be orchids and show as an open blossom on the end and midpoint of the handle front, and...
The quality of the company's work is always to a high standard, and that is the case with this 8 1/8" long, good weight at 1.8 T. oz., serving fork. With four, slender tines, the outer two of which are splayed, it is probably a beef fork.
The pattern is rococo in style, and immensely intr...
It also illustrates the Victorian appreciation for refinement and penchant toward extravagant scale, especially as this sentiment showed itself in biggest center of commerce and arguably the most cosmopolitan American city of the age.
It measures 10 7/8" overall, with a five tine serving end that is ...
Many of Howard's lines are identified with successor firms Roger Williams Silver and ultimately Mount Vernon, and that is the case with "Josephine," the pattern on this 10 3/8" long, 3.2 T. oz., platter, stuffing, or basting spoon.
Presumably named after Napoleon's empress consort, the design features bold acanthus leav...
It is grand scale in both size and intricacy of detail. Measuring 12" in diameter, it stands 2" at the highest, and weighs 18.6 T. oz.
Price per pair, two pairs available.
Dating from 1883, it reflects Victorian pedigree combined with some Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, sensibilities.
It has a garland of flowers at the top of the handle, with an open space below this that in this instance is monogrammed "CNB" in fine script. The lower two thirds ...
A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.
A standing I...
Much of the work of these smaller companies was not documented, and that is the case with this 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., beef, aka chipped beef, fork. That said, the design of this clearly dates from the early 1900s, falls within the Art Nouveau mode, and compares favorably with con...
It has regal iconography.
The tip of the handle has a rampant, i.e. standing, lion, set atop a columnar handle. The lower section of the handle, just above the join with the bowl, features a stately looking, classical female figure draped in ...
Price per piece, three available.
It is an early production example of "Old Colonial," marked with the Towle lion emblem, "925/1000," "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."
It is without a monogram and in flawless estate condition. There is no visible wear, and the finish is bright.
The pattern, "Acorn," is one of Jensen's most recognizable and popular.
As indicated, this is in excellent estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches, it is absent signs of use. The bowl remains well-shaped and free of dents, nicks, or burrs.
The pattern is Wallace's version of "Kings," issued in 1903, and encompasses all the traditional elements of a design derived from English antecedents. The pattern appears on both sides of the slightly upturned handle, with the front having a convex shel...