It was made by Dominick & Haff in 1891, as indicated by the company emblem with date imprinted on the underside, and retailed by Rand & Crane, both firms of New York City. Other marks include "Sterling" and model number "135."
It was presented to "Harriet Neilson Shriver" on "Marc...
It is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves and flowers, all under a rococo mantle and set in moderately high relief.
There were two versions, one with a solid background and one pierced. This 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth fork is the latter.
It was never monogrammed or inscribed, and is in very fine condition. It has a warm finish, retains excelle...
Made in two versions, solid background and pierced, it is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves with flowers, all set in moderately high relief.
Elegant without any embellishment, this pierced, 8 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., jelly knife is made all the more so by the addition of an overall vermeil, i.e. gold gilt, surface, and rich, multi-colored enamel...
Its origins are Irish, with hallmarks indicating it was made in Dublin in 1821 by Joshua Buckton, as indicated by the "I pellet B" imprint. James Brady also dates from the same time, but his mark is absent the pellet.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a down-turned, reverse tip handle and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.
There is a feathered script "AMcC" monogram engraved on the fro...
It is an "Old English" pattern, meaning it has a downturned handle with a reverse tipt back and an exposed drop on the bowl heel.
There is a feathered script "EC" monogram on the front.
It is in very good condition. The overall form is without wear, although the monogram shows slight softening from polishing. The bowl remains well...
They are large at 6 5/8" long, and heavy at 1.7 T. oz., and combine a variety of period design elements. They may be pickle tongs, for use with a tall caster.
The lower portions of the arms are blocky where they join with the substantially-scaled talon grips.
This area is joined to ...
This 6 1/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle is an example of this practice. The rarely found pattern is a very close match to Whiting's "Berry," introduced in 1880.
The handle is more slender than Whiting's and also ...
Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long serving spoon is large and very heavy at 4.3 T. oz.
The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand.
The bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 3 5/8" by 2 5/8" by 3/4" deep. It is a styliz...
Made by Durgin, the pattern is "Bead," which was introduced in 1893.
The design incorporates a beaded border on the handle, which has a tipt end on the slightly upturned front and a plain end on the back.
There is an Old English "H" monogram.
An estate piece, this is ...
Multi-motif, it features a variety of dense, low relief, floral images, all portrayed on irregularly shaped handles with a raised border on the backsides that resembles bamboo. This detail suggests an Aesthetic influence, and is some similar to Tiffany's "Lap-Over-Edge," introduced five years after "Bouquet."
This example is a 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce or ...
The pattern is "Empire," which is a late 19th century design that incorporates imagery suggestive of majesty, nobility, and imperial realms. This includes a dominant crown, cornucopia, a torch and flame, a wreath and festoons of ribbons and flowers.
It is an early example of Durgin's 1910 "Fairfax," marked with the company "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd."
It has a fancy script "F" monogram on the handle front, and a pierced and twisted single tine end that is finished in a gold wash.
A lesser common piece in the "Fairfax" line, this is in immaculate condition, showing no signs of w...
It is a 4" long, 2 1/2" wide, 1/2" high to the rim, 3 1/8" at the tallest, nearly 1.4 T. oz., nut or candy dish formed in the shape of a swan.
Very well crafted, the textured surface is appropriately fea...
The iconography includes a pair of upraised (presumably eagle) wings that appear to rise out of a crown, which itself sits over a lion rampant on a shield. Lastly, there is a rearing steed projecting out of a castle turret set below the above images.
This example is a 7 7/8" long, relatively weighty 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork.
The overall condition is excellent and there is no monogram or removal. The tines retain a portion of an original gold wash and are pointed and free of bends or burrs. The pattern detail remains well-d...
It is a fully original piece, i.e.not made up or custom, produced by William B. Durgin in its 1897 "Madame Royale" pattern.
The scroll, leaf and berry design borders the handle and flat area of the pick, repeating on the backside of the handle but not the pick.
There is a script "LHB" monogram engraved on the front.
It is in immaculate estate condition, free of bends or polishing wear, and having a brigh...
The pattern, "Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, with in this instance an Old English "F" monogram. The backside of the handle is inscribed "1909" in script.
The 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, bowl has a scalloped rim and is extensively pierced in the interior.
The condition is excellent estate. There is light softening of de...
The scale of pieces in this pattern is large, as evidenced by the fact that this 8 3/4" long, very heavy at 4.7 T. oz., piece is identified as a preserve spoon, when it is actually the size of a typical berry spoon.
Multi-motif, the portraiture on this is lily. The blossoms and leaves fold o...