Dating from the George III period, it is fully and clearly hallmarked for Dublin, 1777, sterling, and maker Michael Homer, whose dates are appropriate to this.
It has a "Hanoverian" style handle, with a down turned, reverse tipt handle that is extensively engraved in bright cut and wriggle work on the front.
There is a feathered script "VL" monogram on the f...
Indeed the plain, upturned and rounded end, "Antique" pattern, handle is engraved "C.G.B." in a feathered script over "Nov. 29, 1888." corresponding with the above span of years.
They are "MKH" and "JAH" in block lettering, "Hand Wrought," and "Sterling."
The piece is compellingly appealing in its simplicity of design, good heft, and the high quality of its workmanship.
In flawless condition, it exhibits precise construction, is perfectly round, and has...
This 6 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., spoon dates from the earliest years of the firm, and may have been produced by it.
It has a flat handle, with notched edges and an anthemion shaped tip. The surface front is extensively engraved with diamond bright cutting, wriggle work, and cross hatching. The backside shows much simpler, lar...
It is fully hallmarked for Newcastle, England, 1774-75, sterling silver, and makers William Stalker & John Mitchison.
Typical of the form, it has a tapered shank that goes from 3/8" wide to a pointed tip. This has beveled edges, with feathering on the upper portions front and back. This is also the place where the marks are located on one side and a "WWS" monogram on the other.
The 1 1/8"...
Weighing over 2.5 T. oz., it measures 9 1/2" long overall, and has an oversized bowl that is 4" by 2 3/4" by 1/2" deep.
It was made by Boston's Newell Harding company, whose name along with the New England term "Pure Coin" appears on the handle reverse.
The pattern is a "Grape" that is associated with this company.
The bowl exhibits extraordinary refinement in its intricately e...
The manufacturer's name appears on the backside of this 9" long, just over 3.1 T. oz., large serving, likely pudding, spoon. Other marks incl...
Curiously it is only marked "Norfolk," without a maker's identification.
A review of Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia does not illustrate this specific italicized version of the word "Norfolk," but does show several sources that used similar lettering in their touch...
It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.
With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.
There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.
In excellent estate condit...
The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.
This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.
It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders. This last feature is found only on older...
It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.
The nearly round bowl measures 2" by 1 1/2" by 1/2", has a ribbed and decorated interior and scalloped edges.
The piece is in mint estate condition, and is without a monogram or removal. Pattern detail remains well-defined, down to the pollen flecks on the lily flower petals, and the stippled detailin...
The pattern is "English King," which is typically heavy, as is the case with this item. It measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a massive 3.7 T. oz.
It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Pattern detail remains well-defined. The finish is brilliant. The bowl is without dents, dings, or nicks.
It is marked on the underside "O[badiah]. Rich," "Boston," and "fine," indicating coin silver.
Rich (1809-88) was a Boston silversmith who left a considerable legacy in his work. Dorothy Rainwater in her Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers notes,...
Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends.
A mint condition estate item, this small chipped beef fork possesses every quality for which this pa...
This example is a 6" long, heavy for its size at .8 T. oz., pickle fork.
It is a fully authentic, old example dating from at or near the pattern issue date of 1901, given the "Pat. Appld. For" inscribed on the backside ...
This piece is very large scale at 12" long overall, and for that reason showcases the intricacies of the design to their fullest. The flowers appear to be orchids and show as an open blossom on the end and midpoint of the handle front, and...