Given that his years in office coincided with the peak popularity 0f souvenir spoon collecting, it is no happenstance that Roosevelt and the teddy bear found expression in this form.
This example is a 5 3/8" long, just over .6 T. oz., example...
It is a stylish item, showing elegant bright cut engraved scroll, leaf, and flower designs on both the blade and handle fronts. The margins of the handle have diamond notching and line detailing.
The arched where the handle and blade join is something of a chiseled or pedimented, sturdy, form, which is both visually enhancing and structurally ...
Made in two versions, this 6 1/8" long, .9 T. oz., olive spoon is the more elaborate one, with a beaded border backside (engraved "HCE" in script) on an upturned handle, and with a face on the reverse side heel of the bowl.
Marked with the ...
It is a replica of an anointing spoon, also identified as a coronation spoon. These largely English items have a history that traces back to the late 19th century, with early ones like this, date mark 1904-05, generally the best crafted examples.
Indeed, this is hallmarked for the London firm of Carrington & Co. (John Bodman Carrington), which Jackson's Hallma...
Almost never marked, it frequently goes unrecognized for what it is, namely coin silver produced by the above maker. Wood & Hughes made a nearly identical pattern with t...
Price for the set of six.
Flynt and Fales also note in their entry on him that he has been referred to as the "honest goldsmith" and that he "supplied well-crafted church silver and other vessels."
The style of these six, matched, 6 1/8" long, 3....
Price for the pair.
The pattern is Whiting's 1885 "Lily of the Valley."
These stand apart on two bases. One, they are the less common, twisted handle, form of this piece. Two, they were retailed by "William Kendrick's Sons," the renowned Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, known as a supplier of julep cups.
They have front and back, gold washed, trident tines, that are sinuous,...
Price for the set of six.
They have finely articulated, raised shell ends on plain back, arched, handles with exposed drops on the bowls. Each one is engraved with a large "EI" or "ET" feathered script monogram set sideways on the handle front.
The maker's mark is "*H*," which is attributed to Daniel B. Hempstead of New London, Connecticut, 1784-1852, by John McGrew...
The pattern is "Apollo," which is a scroll, bead, and rose design that is very much in keeping with its late Victorian period (1892 issue date).
The cupped server on this is 1 3/4" long by 3/4" at the widest, and has a satin matte finish.
Never monogrammed, it is in excelle...
The rim is scalloped and the tapered sidewalls are undulating. The solid handle is twisted, with a smooth, square, grip at the top.
There is a large scale representation of a wild rose blossom, branch, and leaves acid etched on the otherwise plain body. Acid etching is a technique that produces a more textured surface than simple e...
The handle backside is plain save for the marks, which are the Frank Smith "lion" emblem and "925/1000 fine."
This example is a 6 1/8" long, relatively weighty at 1.0 T. oz., youth fork.
Although having a reserve area, this was never monogrammed and is in very good condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined and the finish is warm...
A popular design in its period, examples of it are readily found. This piece stands apart, however, for the naturalistic leaf, flower, and bird motif engraved on the blade.
It is also inscribed "Viola" on the backside of the handle.
In good condition, it retains excellent form and th...
This 8 5/8" long, approximately 1.6 T. oz., solid silver, example by Alvin is true to form, with a handsomely cut and engraved, slightly cupped, 4" long by 1 5/16" at the widest, pointed serving end.
The pattern is the company's turn of the 20th century "Cippendale Old."
Like the blade, the ha...
Having a bulbous, cauldron shape body, it is relatively large, standing 2 1/2" to the top of the lid, 3" to the highest point on the thumb lift, is 2 1/2" at the widest, and weighs a substantial 4.0 T. oz.
The solid handle is a double cee scroll form, with an acanthus leaf detail.
The interior has a gold finish, which is intact on the lid, but some worn in the body.
The lid is engraved in a...
It has a flat surface, with slightly beveled edges, and rounded ends that taper from 1 1/4" across at the wide end to 1/2" at the narrow end.
Otherwise plain, it has a flourishing, Art Nouveau style, "JA" monogram, suggesting a date circa 1900.
It is in very good condition. There are n...
It is a substantially sized piece at 9" long and weighing just under 1.5 T. oz.
Having a scalloped handle with an engraved surface, it reads as both characteristic for the period and for Philadelphia. The backside is plain save for the marks.
There is a handsome, feathered sc...
Price per piece, two available.
The pattern is "Ionic," patented in 1860, as marked on the reverse. Other identifiers include "J.P.," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Sterling." Tiffany was early to require a sterling, rather than the then dominant coin, standard.
"Ionic" is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sid...
It is marked "Huntington & LaBoyteaux" for a partnership that existed 1850-56, between William C. Huntington, who first established himself in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1846, and Issac N. LaBoyteaux (Cincinnati Silver, Amy Dehan).
The "exaggerated fiddle handle and pointed shoulders" form is "typical of flatware associated with Cincinnati in the mid-19th century" (Deha...