Fully expressed on both the front and backsides of the handle, but with different portraiture, the design incorporates multiple blossoms set forth in intricate, precise, detail.
This example is a 6 1/8" long, approximately .5 T. oz., olive spoon.
The plum-shaped bowl has a pierced interior, cut in leaf and apostrophe shapes...
The wheat bundle and sickle remain very sharply defined, retaining all their original detail. There is a feathered script "M" monogram below this. The bowl is flawless, with a clean tip free of any wear, and a lined drop on the backside. Lastly, the finish is lustrous.
It is stamped "B.C. Frobisher." for the well-documented Boston silversmith.
Measuring 9 7/8" overall and weighing approximately 1.1 T. oz., it has a central disk which in this case is inscribed with an Old English "M.E.F." monogram.
The fork end has three tines and hooked shoulders, while the pierced spoon bowl is scallop shell shaped. At 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", the bowl is uncommonly large for this form...
Matching berry spoon also available.
This example is a 7" long, 1.2 T. oz., preserve spoon marked with Shiebler's "winged S," and the words "Sterling," and "Patent." It has a plum-shaped bowl, with a ribbed heel and midline leading to a slightly pointed tip...
The first of these is the pattern, "La Provence," by Fessenden. It is a turn of the twentieth century design that at heart is in keeping with late Victorian sensibilities. Built upon a leaf and floral motif, it also cleverly incorporates a nearly disguised, satyr-like face at the end of the handle.
The second novelty lies in the 2 1/2" diameter, scalloped edge server...
The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver...
The large, applied, fleur-de-lis motif is set in high relief as if it were carved. It is also embellished with added detailing, such as beaded banding around the lower section and scrolling, leafy highlights.
This example is a 7" long, approximately 1.4 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
The bowl is particular to Durgin...
It has a pear-shaped bowl that is 2 1/2" at the widest and 2 3/8" top to bottom.
This is joined to a pointed antique style handle that is marked on the backside "N.G. Wood & Son" (Boston), "Sterling," and "10-17." The "17" may indicate the year this was made.
The entire surface is hand hammered, consistent with its Arts & Crafts origin...
The handle is cast and mounted on a wire frame. The lower part of the stem is leafy, while the upper end incorporates additional leaf, scroll, and floral elements, along with a central heart form. This is all appointed with turquoise blue, deep blue, and e...
This is an older piece, with a reinforced arch, and decorative beading on the claw grips.
Without a monogram or removal, they are in superb condition. There are no bends, nicks, dents, or polishing wear. The finish is lustrous.
Marks are the Towle lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."
The 2" wide, seven tine, serving end has decorated shoulders which is a detail found only on older pieces, and a reticulated heel.
It is without a monogram and in immaculate condition. Pattern detail remains sharp and well-defined, and the finish is even and bright. The tines are straight, even, and w...
It is identified by the number "18" imprinted on the backside, along with the Whiting emblem and the word "Sterling."
The oval bowl is shallow and has rippled shoulders and a gently pointed tip.
Without a ...
It is apparently modified from a Whiting "Louis XV" pattern. It retains the "Sterling" and "Pat. 1891" marks of that line, accompanied by "Geo. C. Shreve & Co." It apparently dates between 1891 and 1894, when the name of the firm became "Shreve & Co."
The piece incorporates two modifications, both of which reflect h...
Sources indicate that Lord was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1770, was working in Rutland, Vermont, in 1797, and finally in Athens, Georgia, from 1831 until his death.
The style of this is early 19th century and likely dates from his Vermont years, but could trace to his Athens period.
It is very finely made, having a broad end with an extremely narrow shank. It and the hi...
The pattern is "Arabesque," which became a standard bearer design in its period for the Renaissance Revival style, and it remains so today.
Its main feature is a winged griffin set amid the scrolls and rosettes that characterize Arabesque form. There is a central reserve area, which in this case is engraved with an excep...
The pattern is Durgin's 1890 "Shell. Having a slender, essentially tubular, central shank, the ends broaden to a rounded, upturned end, which hosts the concave shell form. These embody a refined elegance. The design is understated, while the highly tactile finish has a satin smoothness.
The tines are delicately-scaled, with the outer two of the three...
The pattern is Durgin's 1895 "Empire." Apropos of the name, the main feature is a crown, combined with cornucopia, a torch, a garland, and floral elements, all offered in a French manner.
A slender piece, it has the twist end tip characteristic of this form. The backside of the handle is engraved "Austin" in script.
It is in very good ...
Price for the set of ten.
Each fork is 5 5/8" long and has the same three part script monogram. The group together weigh 6.7 T. oz.
An expressive interpretation of the narcissus flower, the design fully reflects Art Nouveau sensibilities. Fluid, flowing leaves trail up the margin of the handle, which is topped by a large, high relief, ...