This example is 4 3/8" long, not quite .5 T. oz., and marked for sterling (lion), Birmingham, England (anchor), and 1902 (letter b). It is without a maker's identification, but the design may be telling.
Another pointer may lie in the inscription on the backside of the engraved bowl. It reads in script, "P....
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 ...
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It features a variety of fruit, including hanging peaches, along with pears and grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, on the handle.
This example is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sardine fork.
The backside of the handle has a small leafy detail on the end. The portraiture of the leaf varies from piece to piece. Otherwise the reverse is plain ...
A 6 3/4" long, relatively weighty at 1.4 T. oz. item, this small to medium sized serving spoon was produced by George Shiebler in the late 19th century.
The pattern name is "Sandringham" and the design is consistent with this appelation, in that it is English courtly.
The handle, which has beaded margins, is capped with what appears to be a near exact representation of the three feather herldic badge of the Prince of Wales.
References list the issue date of this pattern as 1895, b...
The body is glass, cut in a flower, perhaps aster or daisy, leaf, and scroll design.
This is all capped with a solid sterling collar with a rolled rim and fitted lid.
The lid has a dome top, a thumb lift attached to a hinge, and is engraved "JMD" in script. ...
Essentially decorative rather than utilitarian, it was likely meant to be gazed upon, like a plaque, or at best put into light service.
The entire piece is a representation of an iris blossom. The design is no less than ebullient, with the petals o...
They are fully marked on the arms for London, 1802-03, sterling, and the family partnership of Peter (son of Hester), Ann (sister-in-law of Peter), and William (nephew of Peter) Bateman, represented as "PB/AB/WB."
It has cup grips, shaped arms, and a slightly concave arch that is engraved with a feathered script "CH" monogram.
All outward facing surfaces are...
The pattern, "Princess," was originated by New York City's John Polhmanus and carried on by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" mark is imprinted on the backsides of these.
Other marks include "Sterling," "Pat.74," and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade, "J.E. Caldwell & Co."
A Moorish design, "Princess" is elaborate ...
Made by San Francisco's Vanderslice & Co., and so marked, along with "Pat. Sep. 1874," the pattern name is "Comstock," which references the monumental ore find in Nevada that fueled a surge in silver manufacturing in the United States.
The design is Renaissance Revival in orientation and reflects as well the Victorian sensibiliti...
It is cauldron shaped, with a flat bottom, two handles, and a scalloped rim. The body has a hammered surface and beaded detailing on the handles.
The underside is marked "Sterling," with the model number "304," and the Dominick & Haff three-part emblem that includes "925" and the date "1884."
It is in excellent condition, free of dents, ...
This particular piece features a "squirrel" that is hand chased on the open work of the handle.
Practice was that associates in Stone's studio would make the basic piece, while Stone himself would do the chasing.
In addition to the Stone "hammer" emblem, and the word "Sterling," this is imprinted with an "E" for George Erickson, working 1915-32. ...
They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.
They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.
This example is a 6" long, heavy for its size at .8 T. oz., pickle fork.
It is a fully authentic, old example dating from at or near the pattern issue date of 1901, given the "Pat. Appld. For" inscribed on the backside ...
This piece is a 7" long, 3 1/2" at the widest, 4" to the highest point at the top of the handle, 8.1 T. oz., gravy or sauce boat.
It is stamped "S. Kirk & Co," "925/1000," and "7" on the underside. Rainwater indicates this particular mark was used on holloware 1903-07.
Judging from examples of "Repousse" gravy boats showing on the internet, Kirk produced numerous varia...
Price per piece, three available.
The handle is a pistol grip style with a band that wraps around the upper edge, terminating in a double leaf design. The blade has a blunt end and broadens toward the tip.
Price per piece, four available.
It measures 8 1/4" long and weighs approximately 2.0 T. oz.
The pattern is a "French Thread," aka "Fiddle Thread," and appears on the front and back sides of the handle.
There is a fancy, feathered script "JB" monogram.
The condition is choice estate. T...
Produced in a plain version, it also had a number of engraved variants, of which this, number "80," is one.
The engraving is particularly engaging, and features three flower blossoms, sunflower or similar, with leafy detail, all set against a satin matte ground.
This example is a full size dinner fork, 7 ...
Each arm is stamped "F. [for Foster] Tinkham," born in Middleboro, Massachusetts, and documented working in New York City in 1840 as a jeweler and watchmaker.
The "Fiddle" shape of the arms on these correlates with that date.
The grips are shell form, and the arch is engraved in a very elegant feathered script, "SAE."
They are in remarkably fine condition, and especially so for an item the better part of...