It is a solid silver ice cream slice or knife in Frank Smith's "Newport Shell" pattern, which features a shell end handle with beaded border on the front, and double lined edges and the shell crest on the backside.
The commanding blade is essentially rectangular, measuring 6 1/2" at the longest and 1 7/8" at the widest. With largely flat margins, there is one scalloped area on the upper edge, and a rolling ...
Made of coin silver, this dates c. 1865.
The pattern is described as "ornamental" in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The design appears on both sides of the handle and features anthemion leaves, along with other period detailing.
The bowl is a shell form in the manner o...
It has a broad, down turned, "Reverse Tipt," handle end, a narrow shank with beveled edges, and high, rounded shoulders off the bowl.
The bowl has a pointed tip and a raised shell design on the backside heel.
It is stamped "R[ichard]. Smith" and "Newark," along with a "lion, D, bust...
The mark could be for either of two brothers, Abraham or James, both born in the eighteenth century, an...
This example is a 7 1/8" long, substantial weight at 1.7 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
It has a decorative bowl, with scalloped shoulders and a swirling design in the interior, which is engraved in a flower and leaf motif that matches the overall pattern. The matte surface retains a portion of its original pale gold finish.
It is in excellent condition an...
The marks are rubbed, but clear enough to identify the maker's stamp, TC on the horizontal intersecting with WC on the vertical, belonging to Thomas and William Chawner, as attributed by Grimwade in the "unregistered marks" section. The leopard and lion are blurred but legible, while the date letter is difficult to identify precisely, but the Got...
This 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., tablespoon is an early example of his work and is imprinted on the backside "W. Mitchell Jr." in a banner.
It is a "Reverse ...
The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features images of Florentine style, bearded figures on the end of the handle and the backside heel of the bowl.
This example, retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as indicated on the handle reverse, along with the D&H three part emblem, the word "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94.," is the pierced version of this pattern.
The more common examples of "Renaissan...
Price for the set of six.
First, they are exceptionally fine, extra weight, 5.9 T. oz. the group, examples of Wood & Hughes' Moorish or similar, Renaissance Revival, "Venetian" pattern.
Second, they are anniversary presentation pieces, with mirror inscriptions front and back sides of the handles. The reverses read "HCA" in an elegant, feathered script "HCA" over "Nov. 3d, 1852." The obverses are identical save for a different year, "1877."...
Price for the pair.
This matched pair of 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons marked with the company "CR" emblem, "Sterling," and "26 S," are no doubt inhouse production items, consistent with the firm's best work generated during the first quarter of the 20th century.
The pattern is "Onslow," which is an older English design that features ...
While a relatively contemporary piece, the scrolled terminal pattern, "Onslow," is an older English design, and the three tine configuration also harkens to an earlier period, all defining this as a reproduction piece.
Never monogrammed, it is in excellent estate condition. There is no visible wear, the t...
The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.
The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG" ap...
It has a flat, solid silver, handle with a square end, and a pointed and tapered blade, and may be a (butter or cheese) spreader or for fruit. Whatever its function, it is not a readily found piece.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, ...
The pair is comprised of a 7 3/8" long knife and a 6 3/8" spoon. Both are very heavy, with the knife weighing 1.8 T. oz., and the spoon 1.5 T. oz.
Made by Whiting, the handles have the same shape and proportion as that company's "Berry" pattern, save the design on these is acid etched (rather than die struck) and portrays characters from children's rhymes. On a par with Tiffany's "Jack and Jill" youth items...
It is engraved "Martha" in script on the handle front, and "Akron. O." "Dec. 25. 1891." on the reverse.
Made by Wood & Hughes, the pattern is that company's "Venetian," which is a Moorish or Renaissance Revival design.
The plum-shaped bowl is relative large and elongated at 3" by 1 13/16" wide, by 3/4" at the deepest. It has a central groove in the base, a flange rim, ...
It is stamped "KLF & Son" and "Sterling" for the renowned Finnish born and trained silversmith Karl F. Leinonen, who headed the (Boston) Handicraft Shop from 1901 to at least 1932.
The design of this is in the manner of Georg Jensen,...
It stands 3/4" high and rests on four silver ball feet, which distinguishes it from most other similar items which do not have feet.
The body is thick glass with a plain surface. This is encased in a sterling frame (not overlay) with leaf and flower engraving. There is a reserve area, which in this instance was never monogrammed.
In keeping wit...
The pattern is known as "Fox Head" or "Wolf Head," indicative of the three dimensional animal figure situated at the tip of the handle. This is embellished by ivy leaves that appear on both sides of the handle and backside heel of the bowl.
The actual sifter is round, 2 1/2" in diameter, has an essentially flat bo...