The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves.
The applied olive and two leaves attached to the stem appear to grow out of it, and appear full...
This example of the pattern is a solid silver tomato server that measures 6 3/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.6 T. oz.
The defining feature of the piece is an approximately 2 5/8" by 2 5/8", flat, reticulated server, with in this instance, raised shoulders with high relief acanthus le...
Almost never marked, it frequently goes unrecognized for what it is, namely coin silver produced by the above maker. Wood & Hughes made a nearly identical pattern with t...
Price for the set of eight.
Each one measures 5 11/16" long. They are hefty, with the group weighing 7.5 T. oz.
"Old Medici" is an intricate, figured design, the main one of which on these is a woman holding a bucket. There is also a satyr set midway on the handle.
The backsides have an "N" monogram offered in a manner that imitates an Eastern character. This f...
Price for the pair.
The pattern is Gorham's old "Medici," which is an intricate design that features Renaissance period figures, including in this instance a woman carrying a bundle of fruit in her skirt, as well as satyr and gryphon images
These are particularly early examples, marked "lion, anchor, G," "S...
Price per piece, two available.
The design incorporates numerous blossoms and buds along with trailing leaves on both sides of the handle and the heel reverse.
This example is a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a lengthy, narrow, deep, bowl with a flange rim and pointed tip, which is finished in a bright gold wash front and back.
The handle has a delicate script "CLM" monogram on the fr...
Incorporating regal iconography, the tip of the handle has a rampant, i.e. standing, lion, set atop a columnar handle. The lower section of the handle just above the join with the bowl, features a stately looking, classical female figure draped in flowing robes.
The bowl is fig-shaped, and imprinted in the ce...
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...
It is model number "S623," as stamped below the hinge, along with "Sterling." Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark appears on the underside of cap, as well as "Sterling" and a date symbol for "1890." All these marks repeat on the lower rim, save the date symbol there is for 188...
This example is model number "5" by Gorham, and so identified by marks on the inside of the handle, which also include the word "Sterling" and a date symbol for "1889."
One other imprint by the pin that holds the two pieces together reads "Pat. 75," which no doubt is a reference to the spring mechanism that controls the pivoting arms.
The design on the hollow but all silve...
It is an unusual piece in several regards.
First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately ...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.
They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.
The pattern is Gorham's "St. Cloud...
The pattern is "St. Cloud," one of the outstandingly successful designs produced by Antoine Heller in his long and consequential career with Gorham.
It is in very good condition. The dense leaf and shell motif remains well-defined, showing minimal polishing wear. The tines remain straigh...
Price per piece, two available.
The pattern is Gorham's figural "Versailles," introduced in 1888.
An old example, the piece is marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," and shows traces of an original gold wash on the tine area.
The backside has an Old English "B" monogram.
In excellent condition, this retains clear pattern detai...
It is a 6" long, 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon with an oval, flange edge, generously proportioned, plain bowl.
The figure is a cherub holding a lyre.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a soft, even finish. The bowl is free of dents or bends, but does show lig...
Price per piece, three available.
An Art Nouveau design, it features poppy blossoms, leaves, and complementary trailing elements set in textured, high relief, detail.
This example is a 4 3/4" long, relatively heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., egg spoon.
It has an ovoid bowl with a gold wash interior, and is monogrammed with an Old English "E" on the handle.
It is in superb es...
Price for the set of six.
Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In their time, when large scale was favored, these would have served as standard place pieces.
They have a substantial feel, although they weigh marginally les...
It is marked for the partnership of "Gould, Stowell & Ward," which was one of the associations in which James Gould, born 1795 in Salem, Massachusetts, participated as a principal.
Other marks are "Baltimore," "Patent 1850," and "11-12," for the local assay mark, which at .917 is midway between coin and sterling silver.
The pattern is a "Grape" or "Grapevine" on something of an "Olive" background ...