Price for the set of twelve.
Made by Whiting, the company's "lion" emblem and "Sterling" are stamped on the backside of each piece.
Probably 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 lea...
Price for the set of six.
These six place or dessert spoons are all matching, were never monogrammed, measure 7" long each, and weigh 8.0 T. oz. the group.
They are in excellent condition, are absent polishing wear and have bowls that remain well-shaped and are free of dents, bends, ni...
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...
Price for the set of six.
First, they are exceptionally fine, extra weight, 5.9 T. oz. the group, examples of Wood & Hughes' Moorish or similar, Renaissance Revival, "Venetian" pattern.
Second, they are anniversary presentation pieces, with mirror inscriptions front and back sides of the handles. The reverses read "HCA" in an elegant, feathered script "HCA" over "Nov. 3d, 1852." The obverses are identical save for a different year, "1877."...
Price for the set of eight.
These are older examples of Gorham's "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."
They are in outstanding estate condition, showing no polishing wear, without bends or nicks on the blades, and having bright, even finishes.
While the fronts have never been monogrammed, and the backsides are p...
Price for the set of nine.
This group is a matched set of eight oyster or seafood cocktail forks. Each one measures...
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 ...
This example, a 7 1/4", weighty at 1.5 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon is a rarity though in that it is stamped "11" (one of Baltimore's individualized standard marks, for a .917 silver content, midway between coin and sterling) and "A.E.W" for Baltimore's Andrew Ellic...
Based on the 1899 "Wentworth" pattern, it includes an image of a plump, completely baby-like, winged cherub draped in a garland of roses, all set in very high relief that rises off the handle sculptural-like.
The figure is surrounded by beading, below which are more fully developed rose blossoms.
The handle backside is...
Made by Albert Coles of New York City, it bears his three part "eagle, AC, bust" mark on the reverse, along with "A. Coles," which added identifier is not frequently found.
There is a feathered script "W" monogram on the handle front.
It is in choice condition, retaining excellent pattern detail, and having a well-shaped bowl tha...
As later examples produced by Shiebler carried his "winged S" mark, this is a docume...
A renowned California silversmith known for his modernist designs, and coincidentally a son-in-law of Porter Blanchard, Adler's working dates spanned the middle to later 20th century.
This example is in the "Sunset" pattern. Clean and straightforward, it has an angular end handle and shows the hammering marks characteristic of hand crafted silver, on all surfa...
An original, early, production item made by Alvin in the Art Nouveau "Bridal Rose" pattern, the company emblem, along with the words "Patent," and "Sterling" appear on the backside in fine lettering.
The handle is upturned at the end, while the surface displays a high relief, intricately rendered, portraiture of rose buds, blossoms, leaves, and t...
A turn of the 20th century design, it was made by Alvin, whose company emblem and the word "Sterling" is imprinted on the handle backside in fine lettering.
The flowers on this item include an iris set midway on the handle, and roses at the terminus. These are accompanied by intertwined leaves, accent...
A non-line, meaning it was not produced in a full service, flat handle, pattern, it is stamped on the blade "Sterling," and with Alvin's early lion emblem. The quality of design and execution is equal to such other well-regarded offe...
All three feature a knight's helmet at the handle end, which is also embellished with scrolling acanthus leaves. Alvin's is the most robust of the three iterations, as is evidenced by the scale of this serving ...
This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.
The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.
The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.
Never monogrammed, it is in fla...
Other elements include flower blossoms, acanthus leaves, a shell, and a fruit or berry at the end of a scalloped edge handle.
This example is a large, 11 1/2" long, approximately 4.0 T. oz., fish slice. The blade has a shaped and curved upper side and shoulders, both with a...