This likely late 19th century example was made by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "4179" are imprinted on the underside.
Rectangular with two compartments, its measurements are very symmetrical, 2" long by 1" wide b...
Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 indicates that David operated alone following Edward's death in 1861, and himself died in 1874, dating this to that time span.
These dates conform with the style which is mid 1860s, with a thick, twisted handle set at a right angle to the blade. Bo...
Price for the set of six.
A "Tipt" or "Fiddle Tipt" design they are very early examples of the work of William B. Durgin, whose name appears on the backside of each one. He founded his company in 1853 and these date about that time.
Simple and unadorned, they stand in marked contrast to the later, evolved work of this firm which produced some most ...
This 6 7/8" long, quite heavy at nearly 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert size fork may have been used as a youth piece, given the engaging inscription, which reads in fine script lettering, "To Carrie" on the front, and "From Mother Dec. 4th 98." on the reverse.
Given this line was first issued in 1895, this is an early piece in the history of the...
This example is a 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle with a delicate leaf script "B" monogram set sideways on the handle front.
The 2" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" deep bowl has a scalloped edge, decorated shoulders, and embossed interior.
It is in flawless estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a fine ...
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 is a 6 3/8" long, quite heavy at 2.3 T. oz, gravy ladle with a 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" bowl that has decorated shoulders and a flanged rim.
Never monogrammed and showing no signs of use, this flawless estate piece has a bright finish.
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...
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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...
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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.