It is an unusual size, but fits the hand very well. The top rim splays outward slightly, while the base curves inward to a perfectly flat base. The entire surface is finished is a gold wash and engraved with a boot and spur crest.
It is marked in the interior for London, 1788-89, sterling silver, and with a maker's mar...
Marked "Stieff," "Sterling," and with a date symbol for 1923, it is an appropriate size for a butter or similar-sized dish, measuring 4 7/8" in outside diameter, has a 3/16" high inside rim that is 4 3/8" across, stands 1 5/8" to the top of the knob finial, and weighs 3.6 T. oz.
The pattern is a high relief, highly detailed, "Rep...
Price per piece, five available.
It is an engraved "Lily" pattern set on an "Old English" handle, and shows the influence of Aesthetic (Eastlake) design sensibilities in its naturalistic and abstract motifs.
The background behind the engraving has a satin finish along with an "FMA" feathered script monogram.
It is in superb estate condition....
It is stamped on the bottom "Sterling," "Hand Made," and with a lion passant, but without a maker's identification, although it is clearly American in origin.
Note: the style follows after a tea caddy form made popular by renowned silversmith William G. DeMatteo, Bergenfield, New Jersey, who also used the term "Hand Made," and whose son followed him in the tr...
Curiously it is only marked "Norfolk," without a maker's identification.
A review of Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia does not illustrate this specific italicized version of the word "Norfolk," but does show several sources that used similar lettering in their touch...
The figure on this 4 1/4" long, unusually heavy at nearly .5 T. oz., spoon appears to be cast rather than die struck, and possesses much more dimension and detail than the line design.
Indeed, the youthful image evinces an angelic, innocent, and ethereal quality, suggesting she or he is not of this world. Other detail on the ha...
It was made by Dominick & Haff whose three part emblem, "Sterling," "Patent," and the number "56" are stamped on the inside lip of the lower half.
The top and bottom pieces have raised decorative, "Rocaille" style, elements that include shells, flowers, leaves, and scrolls. The interior is finished in an intact gold wash.
The lid is engraved with a flowing...
The pattern is number "21" introduced by Georg Jensen about 1920. This example carries that number, the words "Sterling" and "Denmark" and a Jensen mark consonant with the design date.
Also known as "Pea in the Pod," the curved end handle features ball and leaf elements that, in the manner of Danish Modern stylization similar to that of Jense...
This large, 11 3/4" long, approximately 3.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B177," and a date symbol for 1898 are stamped on the edge of the handle.
Cast and open, the handle is rococo in design, featuring an asymmetrical array of scrolls, blossoms, and leaves.
The blade is 7...
Made by Gorham, the underside is stamped with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," model number "540," and a date symbol for "1892."
It measures 5 1/2" from handle end to tip of spout, is bulbous at 2 3/4" wid...
This example, an 8 1/2" long, 1.7 T. oz. table or serving spoon, is stamped "Hildeburn" over "Phila" and with an "eagle."
It is a plain end pattern with a slightly tipt backside dating early in his working years.
It is monogrammed "TCR" in feathered script lettering set sideways o...
This example of his work is "French Thread," aka "Fiddle Thread," 6 1/4" long, not quite 1.0 T. oz., sugar shovel.
High walled and flat-bottomed, the shovel form used by numerous manufacturers, was an alternative to a bowl, and appeared in pieces as small as a master salt spoon up to berry size.
This has an engraved "eagle head" crest in lieu ...
Weighing over 2.5 T. oz., it measures 9 1/2" long overall, and has an oversized bowl that is 4" by 2 3/4" by 1/2" deep.
It was made by Boston's Newell Harding company, whose name along with the New England term "Pure Coin" appears on the handle reverse.
The pattern is a "Grape" that is associated with this company.
The bowl exhibits extraordinary refinement in its intricately e...
It is an early example of Durgin's 1910 "Fairfax," marked with the company "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd."
It has a fancy script "F" monogram on the handle front, and a pierced and twisted single tine end that is finished in a gold wash.
A lesser common piece in the "Fairfax" line, this is in immaculate condition, showing no signs of w...
It is a double die struck, meaning the pattern appears on both sides of the handle, coin silver, "Kings" design, with the name "M. Higbie" inscribed on the front in cursive lettering, and a shell design on the backside heel of the bowl.
Stamped "T.B & Co." and with a three part, "bust-lion-D" hallmark, it appears to trace to Taylor & Baldwin of Newark, New Jersey, with a late 1830s date...
Price per pair, two pairs available.
This pair of 7 3/8" long, 2.8 T. oz. combined, coin silver forks are examples of the firm's "Alameda" aka "Ivy" design.
Similar in style to Gorham's Greek Revival "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 period, it is more embellished than that pattern, with added ivy sprays whi...
It has a relatively long and narrow, 4" by 2 3/8" by 3/8" deep, bowl, with a raised shell design in the interior as is consistent with the line, while the edge is plain rather than fluted which is more typical in this pattern.
A well-received and elaborate rendition of a design derived from English "Kings," "King Edward" incorpor...
Price for the set of twelve.
A fruit set, or perhaps for breakfast or dessert, they are small size, with the forks measuring 5 3/8" long and the knives 6 7/16". The group weighs 10.4 T. oz., and although they are all silver, including the blades on the knives and fork ...