This 8 11/16" long, 1.5 T. oz., coin silver tablespoon carries his name along with an "eagle" and "star" hallmarks that William McGrew in his work on marks identifies with Hartford.
A very clean example, showing no wear, this has a crisp, feathered script "...
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These two forks are dinner size at 7 1/2" long, and very heavy at 1.9 T. oz. each.
They are identical save that one is engraved "Mary" in script set sideways on the handle front, and the other "Winifred," likely presented to two sisters.
Neither one shows any sign that i...
A "Tipt" pattern, it is stamped "Boynton & Woodford," for the Boston jeweler and "comb maker" with dates 1837-54.
There is a large script "S.A.B." monogram on the backside of the handle.
In very fine condition, it is stylistically appealing and remains a quality example of its form and period. Apart fro...
The pattern, "Raphael," is Renaissance Revival in style, with a strongly Moorish influence.
Essentially non-figural, it does incorporate a bird with raised wings in the midpoint of the handle, just below the shield-shaped reserve area that is monogrammed "HWS" in Old English lettering.
The deep, oval bowl has...
"Lily," which is actually a "lily of the valley" presented on an "Antique" form handle, was a popular motif offered by numerous manufacturers, none more successfully so than Whiting, the manufacturer of this 8 3/4" long, 2.6 T. oz., berry or large serving spoon.
With working histories for each of them tracing to the early 1850s, they were already established names among New York City silversmiths when they joined efforts.
Their product line was extensive and of excellent quality, of which this 6 1/4" long, 4 3/4" wide, ...
This example of his work, a 5 7/8" long, .6 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with an exposed drop, bears the mark "Hyde & Nevins," referencing his 1814-19 partnership with his cousin Rufus Nevins.
Sources indicate Hyde also began marketing in New Orleans in 1816 or 1817, with his brother-in-law, Charles Whiting Goodrich, moving there in 1818 to support this enterp...
Price per piece, two available.
This 6 15/16" long, 1.4 T. oz., example is a place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon stamped "J.E. Caldwell & Co." for the renowned Philadelphia firm, and "925" in an oval, for sterling. This style of "925" mark was commonly used in Boston, suggesting this piece may originate...
Price for the set of six.
The pattern, "Medici" aka "Old Medici," dates from 1880. It is a complex design that features imagery and figures representational of the Italian Renaissance. In this instance the primary subject is a young man in festooned garb with a sword hanging...
They are surrounded by trailing leaves that flow up the length of the handle of this 5 15/16" long, .9 T. oz., teaspoon.
The reverse is engraved "Estelle" in flowing script, while the front has a small, Old English "E" inscribed in an open area below the figures.
In good condition, it shows slight polishing wear, and a bit of u...
This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., preserve spoon.
The oval thread handle has flanking knobs at the midpoint, and a raised, repeating bellflower design along the interior margin.
There is an exquisitely rend...
This example is a 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., sugar spoon with a gold washed, shell shaped bowl.
Never monogrammed, it remains in choice condition. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is bright. The bowl is free of dents, nicks, or burrs, with the only sign of use some loss of the gold, most notably on the backside.
The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features an image of a Florentine style, north wind looking, bearded figure located midway on the handle and with an expanded version of this set on the backside heel of the bowl (see image 2).
There is a lightly in...
This item is a 5" long, weighty feel, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle engraved "Helen" in script set sideways on the handle.
In outstanding condition, it was evidently little used as there is no polishing or other wear, and th...
Based on its style, with a straight sided, rounded end, slender handle with a slightly tipt backside, this spoon dates circa 1810.
It measures a lengthy 6", and has a weighty feel at approximately .8 T. oz.
Well crafted, it has a gently arch...
A platter, stuffing, or basting spoon, the pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread."
It has an upturned handle with an elegant, feathered script "MB" monogram engraved...
For bread and butter, the form functions well as a wine coaster, and an item this size could accommodate a 1.5 liter bottle.
The pattern is "Louis XIV" by Towle, whose "T around a lion" emblem, "Sterling," model number "5435," "Patented Dec. 23. 1919" all appear on the underside.
Never monogrammed, it remains in excellent condition, free of bends, dents, or nicks, and has a fine finish. There is no polishing wear at all t...
This example is in a "Fiddle Tipt" pattern and is stamped "Kirby," for Abner, "Milwaukee," and with a "P, eagle, star" pseudo hallmark.
In his work on marks, William McGrew identifies this combination of symbols with William Pitkin of Hartford, Connecticut, but he also associates the particular eagle on this with Chicago, which is a much more likely source ...