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...
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...
Produced at a time when the company was enjoying great prosperity and was especially productive, it exhibits sophisticated design and high quality execution. This is especially evident in the plum-shaped, notched edge, bowl that is intricately engraved and finished with a matte gold surface on the interior and bright gold on the exterior.
Price for the set of twelve.
Made by Whiting, the company's "lion" emblem and "Sterling" are stamped on the backside of each piece.
Probably dating from the late 19th century, and toward Art Nouveau in manner, the pattern features a stylized, raised grape cluster and leaf motif on the terminal end. The lower section of the handle has an also raised lea...
Price for the set of three pieces.
The pattern is "Medallion" dating from the 1860s, and features Wendt's young male figure on the fork and spoon, and his less commonly found female image on the knife.
The high relief portraiture remains crisp and sharply defined on all ...
Price for the set of six.
They are stamped "T[heodore] Evans & Co.," for the New York City and Newark, New Jersey firm with dates 1855-65.
The pattern on these is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" aka "Plain Thread" and they are monogrammed "Hofman." in script lettering set sideways on the handles.
In excellent condition, they retain well-shaped, pointed bowls that are free of tip wear, d...
The example on this 7 1/8" long, relatively weighty at 1.6 T. oz., place fork is commonly referred to as "Diana" for the classical, female goddess portrayed without variation on all the pieces.
It dates from 1863 and was made to a coin silver standard, as indicated by the "WwH" stamped on the reverse with no additional marks.
This example is a 9 1/2" long, 2.1 T. oz., ice cream server.
The blade has a curved and upswept lower edge that leads to a pointed tip. The upper edge is raised and has a scalloped flange edge, which repeats on the lower shoulder.
The surface is engraved with a rosette motif with acanthus leaves leading from this.
The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Thread."
The shank, which is stamped in two places "W.G & S" for William Gale & Son, New York City, 1850-66 various years, is four sided and attaches to an open heel area with pointed shoulders.
All surfaces of the serving end are extensively and attractively e...
Solid silver, it is a 2" high, 2 1/2" top diameter, 1.9 T. oz., master salt dip that sits on a rimmed pedestal base 1 1/2" across.
It is round and smooth walled with a triple lined border around the outside top, and has never been monogrammed or inscribed. The interior retains traces of an...
It is marked "Bigelow.Bros & Kennard" for the major Boston firm that operated under several name variations, and "925" in an oval for sterling silver.
The handle is an "Old English" pattern with a "Tipt" backside. The front is engraved in a design that is identified as either "Buckle" or "Garter," th...
This piece is a small silver jewel in that its major feature, namely the bright cut Aesthetic period engraving on each arm, that includes a lily of the valley flower, is exquisitely executed in a technique that shows diamond cutting at its finest. The surfaces virtually glisten, all the more so for being set against a satin ...
This 8 3/4" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., table or serving spoon, has complete and clear marks for these makers, "PB/AB," sterling, 1791, and a duty (bust) stamp.
It is an "Old English" form with a downturned, tipt backside, handle.
Likely evolved from a rattail, there is a long...
It is fully stamped with Paris hallmarks for first standard, i.e. .950 pure (vs. .925 for sterling), including the "bearded man" head used 1819-38, a female head large guaranty mark, and a bigorne.
The maker's mark is diamond shape with a tower like image in the center, three letters in the left, right, and bottom corners, the right hand one of which is "G" whi...
Price for the set of ten.
Aesthetic in manner, and likely dating about 1880, there are two types of blossoms, one six petaled and one multi-petaled.
The relatively generously sized bowls, 1 3/8" long by 13/16" at the widest, have crimped...
Marked "Berry & Co. Baltimore," for that city's firm with working dates 1880-94 according to Maryland Silver published by the Baltimore Museum of Art, and "Sterling," the pattern is a finely engraved flower and leaf design on the tipt back handle. This is interpreted in an Aesthetic manner, set against a satin matte finish.
The engraving repeats in an enlarged representation in the scallo...
Price for the set of six.
He was in fact the second manufacturer, after Michael Gibney to patent a flatware design, with that on these six, matching, coin silver tea or dessert forks, dating to 1847 as indicated by the "Patent 1847" mark on the reverse. The actu...
A non-line, meaning it was not produced in a full service, flat handle, pattern, it is stamped on the blade "Sterling," and with Alvin's early lion emblem. The quality of design and execution is equal to such other well-regarded offe...