It is stamped on the underside with a "crown, 800, lion" emblem, which designates the silver standard, and the name "C.E. Keyser," which was a Leipzig firm.
Having smooth, tapered sides, this form appears in glass and other metals, such as pewter.
This presents in a particularly refin...
Made of coin silver, this dates c. 1865.
The pattern is described as "ornamental" in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The design appears on both sides of the handle and features anthemion leaves, along with other period detailing.
The bowl is a shell form in the manner o...
It is 4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., and has a 1 5/8" wide blade with a scalloped edge and top.
The handle has a tipt backside, while the front is etched in an oak leaf and acorn motif with a bird alighting on one of the branches. This is extensively detailed, with a subtly textured surface that appears to have hand chased finishing.
Dating about 1875 or so, it shows sophisticated decoration. The heavy rimmed edges are bordered by knurled bands that are nearly 1/8" wide.
There is a fancy, feathered script "JWP" in a central reserve. Either side of the reserve has raised, ha...
A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.
A standing I...
This example is a 6 1/8" long, just over 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon.
The vee shaped bowl with clipped shoulders is used on all the serving spoons throughout the line, and in this instance has a matte finish gold wash on the interior and...
Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," Indianapolis. Interestingly, most sources cite Talbott for spelling of this firm, with the exception of Kovel's which cites Hiatt "The Silversmiths of Kentucky" as its source and uses a single "T."
This example is a 9 5/8" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., cake saw. It has a solid, flat handle, and all-silver blade. The blade has a saw-tooth upper edge, which is characteristic of this item.
Without a monogram or removal, this is in exceptionally fine condition. There i...
One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name.
The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it demonstrated a specialized capacity of a given manufacturer.
This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2...
The pattern is an "Olive" variant developed by Philo Gilbert, and continued by John Cook, both of New York City.
It is a place piece, commonly identified as a dessert of oval soup spoon, although in this instance, the the bowl end is ...
Priced as a set.
This pair of of items is reflective of their high quality work. They are in the fashion of earlier styles, executed in an Arts & Crafts manner.
The main piece is a 5 5/8" diameter handle tip to handle tip, 1.1 T. oz., tea strainer. The actual strainer section m...
Price for the pair.
This matched pair of 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons marked with the company "CR" emblem, "Sterling," and "26 S," are no doubt inhouse production items, consistent with the firm's best work generated during the first quarter of the 20th century.
The pattern is "Onslow," which is an older English design that features ...
It has an end that mimics Jensen's "Pyramid" and design elements around the band that abuts the stainless steel opener that are reminiscent of his "Bittersweet" and "Cactus."
Cubic and angular in construction, the handle is robust and tapers inward somewhat.
Without a monogram or inscription, the piece remains in excellent condition. The silv...
With one exception, standard references offer no information about this mark, and that one identifies it with David Mendel, 1852-65.
A private source, citing Boultinghouse "Silversmiths of Kentucky," notes there are two possibilities, David a...
It reflects a form that saw various expressions in the mid 1860s. The common characteristics of this style are a faceted, which this is, or tubular stem, surmounted by any number of ends, for example, knob, ball, sphere, cube, or as in this instance, "dome."
The top on this is more precisely a hemisphere, wit...
The body and a portion of the handle are sterling silver, as identified on the underside. Other marks include the Dominick & Haff three part emblem, and the model number "34."
The end of the handle is an off white material, possibly celluloid, with turned rings and a knob end.
The strainer body is sturdy, weighing approximately 1.1 T. oz., has scalloped edges, sloped sides with four raised ve...
This example is a 5 13/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., bon bon or nut (almond) scoop.
It has a 2 3/8" wide by 2" deep serving area. This has cupped and scalloped shoulders, a curved front edge, a reticulated surface, and retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
There is a script "CGD" monogram on the handle.
The condition is outstanding. Pattern detail...
The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features images of Florentine style, bearded figures on the end of the handle and the backside heel of the bowl.
This example, retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as indicated on the handle reverse, along with the D&H three part ...