The figure is surrounded by considerable imagery including wheat, a grape cluster, a shell, and clouds, this last details perhaps derivative of her mythological identity as a Titan associated with light.
This 5 3/4" long, just over .8 T. oz., pi...
The first is "Danish Modern," taking its inspiration from the style popularized early in the 20th century by Georg Jensen. It also embodies the clean, sleek, look of the "Mid Century Modern" mode, which actually dovetails with the Danish aesthetic.
It was made by the Webster Company, whose "CW with an arrow" emblem is stamped on t...
The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.
It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between different pieces.
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sa...
The pattern is "Medallion" by John Wendt and is stamped "Patent 1862," "Sterling," and "Ball Black & Co," for the New York City retailer with whom Wendt is strongly associated.
One of the most impressive of the myriad "Medallion" figures offered by American manufacturers in the 1860s, the line featured a vari...
Price for the set of three pieces.
The pattern is "Medallion" dating from the 1860s, and features Wendt's young male figure on the fork and spoon, and his less commonly found female image on the knife.
The high relief portraiture remains crisp and sharply defined on all ...
Price for the set of six.
Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz. Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.
All have a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.
The pattern appears on both the front and back of the ...
Price for the set of ten.
Aesthetic in manner, and likely dating about 1880, there are two types of blossoms, one six petaled and one multi-petaled.
The relatively generously sized bowls, 1 3/8" long by 13/16" at the widest, have crimped...
This example is a 9 1/2" long, 2.1 T. oz., ice cream server.
The blade has a curved and upswept lower edge that leads to a pointed tip. The upper edge is raised and has a scalloped flange edge, which repeats on the lower shoulder.
The surface is engraved with a rosette motif with acanthus leaves leading from this.
It has a pointed tipt end with scroll detailing and a raised fleur-de-lis drop.
The length of a tablespoon, the oversized, wide and deep with a pointed end, bowl suggests this was designed to function as a versatile server.
While relatively plain, it is adorned with an embellished Old English "L" monogram that stands for...
This example is 9" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., (probably berry) serving spoon. The plum-shaped bowl is elongated, relatively narrow, and has a lip edge. It is finished in a satin matte gold wash front and back sides.
The otherwise plain handle has an embellished leaf script "P" monogram.
The pattern is Whiting's "Arabesque," which is a Moorish design produced during the 19th century's Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.
The bowl is plum shaped, with a central vee in the base and a lipped edge.
The interior is intricately engraved in a design that repeats the main motif of the pattern, and retains traces of...
The griffin set against a Moorish style background composition is emblematic of the Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s.
The bowl is plum shaped, with a flange rim and central vee running from the handle to the midpoint of the base. It is finished with a...
The pattern, "Bead," was introduced in 1880, and in addition to a namesake beaded border, it features a fully articulated, high relief, shell at the handle end. This element shows particularly well at the scale of this piece.
The 7 1/2" long by 2 1/2" at the widest, b...
The pattern is Whiting's 1880 "Berry," a multi-motif design that in this instance features blueberries. It is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
The bowl is acid etched in a design that features a large tree, no doubt Connecticut's famed "Charter Oak," and the word "Hartford," for the capital city of th...
A multi-motif design, "Berry" portrays a variety of fruit, leaves, and branches, relative to the individual piece, the portraiture on this being blueberry.
In excellent condition, it has never been monogrammed (which would have appeared on the plain backside of the handle). Pattern detail remains w...
The pattern is Whiting's late 19th century "Dresden," which is a charming and intricate floral design that features what appear to be forget-me-not blossoms and leaves trailing up the handle. A shell surmounts the handle tip and there is acanthus leaf detailing in other areas. The pattern repeats with slight...
This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.
It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.
In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern. The bowl is free of dents, ...
Priice per piece, three available.
This example is a 7" long, weighty at 1.2 T.oz., dessert or oval soup, place spoon. It was made by Whiting, whose lion emblem, along with the words "Sterling" and "Pat 1862," appear on the backside.
The design incorporates three defining elements, all of which are derivative of the name. The dominant o...