The pattern, "Douvaine," is the embodiment of the Art Nouveau style, for which Unger became so well known in both silver flatware and jewelry realms.
It features a dolphin or fish image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or gargoyle like figure or mask face set midway on the handle.
This is all surrounded by an array of flowing detail that includes a cro...
Other marks include the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for "1885."
Commonly referred to as demitasse spoons, catalogues of the period refer to them as coffee spoons.
These numbered pieces are of an elevated quality, exhibiting novelty of design and exceptional ...
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...
All silver, it has a reticulated, round blade with cupped shoulders and a scalloped edge.
The handle is engraved "R" in Old English lettering.
In choice estate condition, the only signs of use are faint surface scratches consistent with gentle use. The blade is free of bends, burrs, or mars in the piercing. The finish is bright and richly tone...
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 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.
It is marked "C. Bard & Son" and dates c. 1850.
Katherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silver indicates that Bard may have trained under Thomas Fletcher and that C. Bard & Co. "were awarded a first premium for a tea service in the Franklin Institute Exhibition in 1849," and that the firm's work is represented in the Philadelphia...
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 pattern is Tiffany's elaborate "Olympian" which portrays a variety of mythological scenes. The image on this is "Diana and her nymphs," as identified by William Hood in Tiffany Silver Flatware.
In excellent overall condition, retaining clear detail free of polishing wear, this has the added embellishment of a gold washed bowl, front an...
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 twelve.
Made by Whiting, the company's "lion" emblem and "Sterling" are stamped on the backside of each piece.
Likely 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 leaf, scroll, and flower motif extending into an...
It is a looped handle baby spoon in the "Acorn" pattern, which is one of the defining designs of the Danish Modern style.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it is in excellent condition, free of bends, dents, or burrs, and having a bright, even, finish.
For pickles (or suitable for olives as well), they have thin, twisted arms with small, three-tine, cupped grips that retain traces of an original gold wash, and were designed to reach deep into a caster.
The upper areas just below the crimped (for strength) arch, are broad and notched in a design that echoes Gorham's "Imperial" pattern of this time frame, a...
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.
It is a fuller expression of the motif than the company's "Lotus" pattern of about the same period--and nearly a mirror image of Gorham's line by the same name and time--in that it incorporates more detailed and literal imagery.
The bowl on this 6 7/8" long, approximately 1.1 T. o...
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...
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...
This "Ball End" form is an especially appealing piece, with a shaped blade with notched shoulders and an engraved surface with roulette bordering.
The ball itself is inscribed with a rubbed Old English monogram that appears to read "MEBH."
In very g...