The specific mark on this 7 1/4" long, 1.1 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt," coin silver, place spoon, "J.E. Merriman/123 Pearl St.," traces to his New York period. It is accompanied by a "leopard head, bust, star, leopard head" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his volume on manufacturers' marks attributes to an unknown New York City source.
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 ...
The first is "Danish Modern," taking its inspiration from the style popularized early in the 20th century by Georg Jensen. It also embodies the clean, sleek, look of the "Mid Century Modern" mode, which actually dovetails with the Danish aesthetic.
It was made by the Webster Company, whose "CW with an arrow" emblem is stamped on t...
It is a souvenir piece depicting the city of St. Augustine, specifically the landmark "Old City Gates," as acid etched on the handle backside.
Generally found as a teaspoon, this is the less common citrus spoon variant, with a long, narrow, deep, bowl with a flange margin and point...
It is also engraved "B" over "R + E" over "1916," in block lettering as was typically used on Arts & Crafts items. Indeed it appears to be hand fashioned, and there were numbers of skilled si...
It is a 7 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., flat, solid silver, knife.
About the size of a master butter, it has a long, slender blade that comes to a point and is likely an early for its form, individual fish knife, and thus a scarce find for the period.
The pattern is double die struck, meaning ...
Price for the set of six.
They are large at 5 7/8" and in New England especially, would have doubled, or even primarily served, as lobster picks.
They have smooth, polished, likely bone, off white colored handles and elongated silver-plated blades.
In immaculate condition, they are all but unused. There is no loss of plating on the picks, the bands ...
Relatively plain in design, it nonetheless bespeaks its origins.
The "Reverse Tipt" handle is extensively engraved on the front in a design that is evocative of Philadelphia work of the period. It incorporates leafy elements, wriggle work, bright cutting, and fine line hatching that mim...
They are stamped "Lincoln & Foss" for the mid 19th century (1848-57) Boston firm, and quite unusual for the date, "Sterling," rather than the expected coin silver.
The scroll pattern that appears on each leg is one that was probably produced by Farrington & Hunnewell,...
The firm adopted the custom of identifying the year of manufacture of its pieces by imprinting them with the initials, set in a crescent, of the sitting President of the United States, beginning with the term of Calvin Coolidge.
This 5 1/8" long, quite heavy at approximately 1.7 T. oz., and consequently heavy gauge, sauce or cream ladle is sta...
The piercing is what distinguishes them from their similar, kindred but more common and less dramatic in appearance, cracker scoops.
These features are all present in this 8 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., example made by Gorham in its 1893 "Luxembourg" pattern.
The design is rococo in nature, featuring an asymmetrical array of scroll and...
Newer pieces are marked "Reed & Barton."
It has three, elongated, tines joined to a pierced heel.
The backside is engraved "GSP" in a delicate script.
It is in mint estate condition. ...
It measures 7" across, stands 2" tall, has a tapering body that rests on a 2 3/4" wide base, and weighs a robust 11.8 T. oz.
Made by Tiffany & Company, it is so marked on the underside, along with "Sterling Silver," "925/1000," and an "m" for John C. Moore II, director from 1907-47.
It carries the model number "18941...
It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the Baltimore standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin, and in this particular combination of marks was used 1846-61.
Well-proportioned and clean looking, this presents in a quietly stately manner.
There is a feathered script "G" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain pie...
They measure 4 5/8" long, are 1 3/4" across at the handles when closed, and open to a span of 3 5/8" at the shell grips. Weight is .9 T. oz.
Each arm is cast solid silver with a round finger grip attached to arms that are a series of ...
It stands 3 5/8" tall, has a diameter of 2 7/8", a maximum span of 4 3/8" to the end of the handle, and weighs just under 6.0 T. oz.
The body is plain walled and has a satin finish on the upper section, while the lower portion has a ...
It is stamped ". F&H ." for Farrington & Hunnewell, along with "Pure-Coin," which is a New England regional term designating the silver content.
The arched handle has a fan-shaped end, which along with the main shank, is finely engraved in an intricate leaf and scroll design. Boston design of the period is often associated with restraint, if not severity, and the embellishment...
The body is a basket, in this instance 2 1/4" in diameter and 1" deep, with a bail handle that is attached to a double wire prong that is held in the spout by tension. The total weight is nearly .5 T. oz.
This circa 1900 example made by Blackinton is model number "64" as stamped on the underside, along with the company sword emblem, and the word "Sterling."
The basket has a scalloped edge that is imprinted wi...