This example is a 6 3/4" long, just under a weighty 1.2 T. oz., place fork. It is tea or dessert size, which in today's parlance is sometimes simply referred to as a regular fork.
It is an early example marked "APR...
Priced as a set of six.
The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves...
That article spawned (pun intended) an intensified interest in this already enchanted, and immensely costly, pattern...
Price per piece. Available individually.
This trio includes the months of "April," "September," and "November," and portrays respectively, a lily, a poppy, and a chrysanthemum.
Each spoon measures 6" long, and is heavy, weighing something over 1.0 T. oz. each, with slight variation piece to piece...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, 1.5 T. oz. sugar sifter with a "Gourd" portraiture.
It has a nine-lobed, 2 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a gold wash on both front and back sides.
It is without a monogram or removal and in superb condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The bowl is free of dents, burrs, or nicks...
This example is an large, 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flanged shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.
It could have been for crackers, salad, berries, or some other unidentified purpose...
The pattern is referred to as "Shell," and sometimes "Leaf." The motif was popular in the period, and produced by several manufacturers. This is strongly akin to Gorham's "Josephine," patented in the same year.
There is a fine, feathered script "CMP" monogra...
It traces to the Boston area, being stamped "Harry Raynes" for the Lowell, Massachusetts retailer. It is also marked "Coin," but is absent a manufacturer's mark. Undoubtedly, though, it was produced in New England.
The handle has a plain, rounded end, a tipt backside, and is engraved in a delicate, stylized flower or grass motif that suggests early Aesthetic influences.
It has a "Reverse Tipt" handle with a finely engraved front with detailing that resembles engine turning.
There is an Old English "M" monogram.
It is in flawless condition, free of any wear or damage. The engraving remains crisp, the upturned, pointed end is without nicks or burrs, and the finish has a warm patina.
Marks are "F&H" flanked by car...
Price per piece, two available.
The markings are not readily found, and while a standard motif for the period, the "French Thread" pattern was not one that Gorham seemed to produce in significant quantity, so this is a doubly unusual piece.
It is engraved "A.L. Fiske." in very fine script le...
This example is an unusual form server that measures 9 1/2" long and weighs a relatively heavy 2.9 T. oz.
It has a flat blade, with a rounded edge. The upper edge is scalloped and decorated with pattern elements. There i...
It is marked "Sterling," "Patent," and "Starr & Marcus" for the New York City retailer.
Made by John Wendt, it does not carry an official pattern name, but has come to be known as "Diana," in reference to Diana Cramer, silver scholar, former editor of "Silver Magazine," and Wendt authority.
An 1860s design, it is quite similar to John Polhamus' "Armor" of the same period. Both of them bespeak th...
The style of this 5 1/2" long, just over .5 T. oz., coin silver teaspoon locates it early in that period, well before the Civil War.
It is a "Reverse Tipt" pattern with a feathered script "M" on the front of the handle.
In very good cond...
Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.
Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a...
It is stamped with model number "256" on the underside, along with "S. Kirk & Son Co.," used 1896-1924, and "925/1000."
It is an elegant, highly finished item. The has a rolled and lined edge, and fine engraving on the upper surface. The center is concave and has a brushed underside.
It is in mint condition. The base is even, and the overall piece i...
Uncertain to purpose, it may be for salt, coffee, or for a child's use.
Dating from the 1830s, it is stamped "Mead Adriance & Co." for the early Saint Louis firm. The front is engraved "MEW" in a fancy, feathered script.
It is in very good condition. The handle remains well-formed and the engraving is crisp. The bowl is free of tip wear, althoug...
It has a large, oval shaped serving end that measures 4 1/4" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. This has a slightly concave, but essentially flat, surface and an upraised, scalloped edge around about two-thirds of the margin. The surface has a pale gold wash and is engraved in a period ...