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...
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 ...
This example is based on a 5 7/16" long, just over .6 T. oz., fork in Whiting's "Louis XV" pattern. It is fitted with a finger slot (with trim matching the pattern) on the back, intended to direct the way the child would hold the piece.
Clearly novel, and perhaps widely embraced, as a Google search turns up contemporaneous advertisements appearing...
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front ha...
Stamped "H & M" for the partnership of (Henry) Hebbard & (George) Moore, New York City, it dates 1861-65.
It is also stamped "Sterling," and while coin silver was still the dominant standard in this period, Hebbard retailed much of his output through Tiffany, which required sterling, so he likely produced with this in mind.
The design is singular, but characteristi...
Price for the pair.
Dating from the late 19th century, they are high quality items stamped "Hennegan, Bates Co." for the prominent Baltimore firm, and "Sterling."
The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work, largely bright cut, is set against an enhancing ...
The pattern is "Grecian" originated by Henry Hebbard, as evidenced by the "H.H. Pat. 862" imprinted on the backside. Early versions like this were frequently retailed by Tiffany, while the design itself became part of the Whiting stable of patterns circa 1882.
The motif features two figures. One is a ram's head placed at the t...
This example, a full size dinner fork measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing nearly 2.8 T. oz., was made by Henry Hebbard, as indicated by the "H.H. & Co. Patent 1855" stamped on the reverse, along with the retailer's name "Robert Rait," both mid 19th century New York City firms.
This is inscribed "M.Walker." set sid...
This 5 1/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., mustard ladle is an early production piece marked "H.H." for Hebbard, "Patent 1859," "5," and with the name of the retailer, New York's "A. Rumrill & Co."
A period piece with gadroon and leaf detailing similar to "Armor" by Hebbard's sometimes partner John Polhamus, and another kindred pattern by contemporaneous John Wendt, Hebbard's "Ma...
Firstly, the extensive inscriptions offer a lot to the genealogist.
The front of the handle reads "Sarah Aurora Dauchy" while the reverse is inscribed in similar script, "From her grandmother A. Mead."
Probing for the specifics about the lives of these persons is aided by the fact that both the retailer and manufacturer are located in New York's Hudson River Valley...
Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.
The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table se...
Price per piece, two available.
Soeffing offered some groundbreaking insights into the history of many previously undocumented pieces, and actually offers a whole essay about his research into the attribution of the "Medallion" pattern on this 8 9/16" long, 1.7 T. oz., tabl...
The specific "H&S" mark on this 8 7/8" long, heavy at 1.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is an early mark used 1857-64 according to the "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."
It is also stamped "W.S. Taylor" for the Utica, New York retailer with dates, 1858-61, convergent with the maker's stamps...
It is a fine representation of the design sensibilities and manufacturing skills of the period.
The stem is twisted while the scalloped edged handle end is flat with a slightly upturned tip. The surface of this has an engine turned background complimented with bright cutting and a wriggle work border on the backside.
Hotchkiss & Schreuder of Syracuse, NY, operated under various names from the mid to late 1800s. The "H&S" mark (along with "Sterling") imprinted on the blade of this 7" long, relatively weighty at 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife in the company's "Unique" pattern was used 1864-71 according to an entry in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."
The design is characteristic of the period, incorporating leaf and anthemion elements rather abundantly employed. It is doubl...