A souvenir item, the handle portrays a standing miner wearing boots and a hat, holding a chunk of ore in his left hand and with his right hand leaning on a crow bar or such.
The figure is standing on a base that reads, "Struck it at last."
The caricature is sculp...
Price for the set of six.
The primary feature of the pattern is an apparent bat face situated at the end of the handle. This suggests some resemblance to a boar or devil as well.
Other design details include wings, and possibly toes, wrapping around both sides of the handle.
While not a line pattern, it has the plain, clean style of an Arts & Crafts piece, akin to Tiffany's "Gramercy" or "Hamilton," and, as do those pieces, likely dates from the second or third decade of the 20th century.
The handle wraps around to form an open loop.
Never monogrammed, it is in excellent condition....
While the marks are some rubbed, the maker's stamp is clear for Richard Gosling, London, and the date letter for 1733. Gosling must have been something of a scurrilous character as Grimwade's London Goldsmiths 1697-1837 notes, he was "tried and convicted [in 1742] for counterfeiting marks," although "This fall grace did not . . . put him out of bus...
Price per piece, two available.
A "Tipt" or "Fiddle Tipt" pattern, it is marked "Perry O. Daniel" and "Standard," which is a regional term for coin silver.
Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies the maker as Oliver Perry O'Daniel, born in Wilmington, Delaware, and working in Philadelphia 1836-52.
It has high, angled and...
The theme on this 7 3/8" long, very heavy at just under 3.8 T. oz., gravy ladle is "Paris, the son of Priam," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).
It has a plain, oval, 2 3/8" by 2" by 3/8" deep, bowl, with a large classical face on the backside heel.
There is a block "K.L"...
The theme is the turned back margin on the reverse of the handle, which is the defining element of the pattern. Subsets of this include plain, acid etched, and applied groupings, and within the latter two, there are further, seemingly countless, flora and fauna themed, iterations.
This piece, a 7 1/8" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., large sugar sifter is etched in what a...
Price per piece, two available.
It is an elaborately designed piece featuring an array of acanthus leaf and scroll ornamentation which extends to the four feet of the ra...
This item is a three piece, base, liner, and lid, coin silver, butter dish.
The bottom measures 6 1/4" across, stands 1 1/2" high on a rimmed base, and weighs 5.9 T. oz. The fitted liner is 5 1/2" across and weighs 3.1 T. oz. Lastly the lid is also 5 1/2" wide, 2 3/4" high to the top, and weighs 6.3 T. oz.
Relatively plain, the top has a cast cow finial attached by a threaded extension and thumb screw on the underside.
A favored design element of its period, this cow is particularly ...
Solid silver and nearly circular at 7" diameter, it weighs a substantial 5.9 T. oz., and stands 1 1/8" high, resting on three ball feet.
It has a 3/8" wide scalloped rim with a broad heel grip area that is finished with an applied, raised, leaf and shell detail. This last component echoes English Georgian
It is hollow with three tines and is all silver, marked "Sterling," model number "1223," and with a maker's emblem, which is a triangle with a rubbed interior.
There is a feathered script "L" monogram engraved on one side of the handle.
In excellent condition, it is free of dents or splits and has a...
It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever, retaining all the precise detail of the original design, and visible for example in such as the grain of the table, the weave in the basket holding fruit, or the spindles in the chair back appearing on th...
Price per piece, five available.
It has a "Tipt" end handle and is engraved "W E K" in feathered script lettering set sideways on the handle. There is a line drop on the backside heel of the pointed end bowl.
Dating circa 1840, it is stamped "G W & H" for the New York City partnership of William Gale, Jacob Wood & Jasper Hughes, along with a right facing eagle and bust pseudo hallmark that McGrew in his work on marks identifies as associated with Gale.
The pattern, "Paris" by Gorham, was issued in 1900, at the crest of the Gilded Age, and reflects the same Beaux Arts design sensibilities that generated, for instance, many of Newport's grandest mansions and innumerable monumental public buildings throughout the country that yet stand as iconic reminders of the...
Largely producing in a period when sterling had become the norm, examples in coin, such as this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., three tine pickle or pastry fork, are uncommon. Clearly it traces to the earliest years of the company when it was a modest operation compared to the major firm that it became, and for that reaso...
This is scalloped on three sides and had a smooth lower edge, indicating it was meant to be used on the horizontal. It may have been intended for vegetables, or rice in the Southern tradition.
Whatever its purpose, it is immeasurably handsome and in uncompromised condition.
This example is a 3 3/8" long, .4 T. oz., tea caddy spoon.
The bowl is scoop or shovel form and quite decorative. It has an embossed surface, cupped heel with scalloped shoulders, and is finished in a gold wash on the interior.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition. The pattern on the handle remains clear and well...
Introduced in 1887, and embodying an Aesthetic sensibility, "Palm" is a floral and leaf design with a large fan or spray element at the terminus that evokes a palm leaf. The design is raised, lending it a chiseled or sculpted quality.
The blade on this is a statement in its own right. It has a sweeping lower edge running to a defined point,...