The pattern is an "Oval Thread" with an Old English "C.E.P." monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.
The blade is atypical in that it is entirely flat whereas the usual fish slice has a rais...
The pattern is Gorham's "Fleury," which is a floral design very reminiscent of that company's "Buttercup," although the flowers in this instance appear to be wild rose, and in that regard, there is a close parallel with Watson's "Meadow Rose."
All these patterns date from the first decade of the 20th century and show the expressiveness of the Art Nouveau style that was popular in the period. ...
This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper" and "Sterling," and are in the form of large tongs.
A firm associated with high quality silver, Ford & Tupper operated under this partnership name 1867-74; there is considerable question about whether it was a retailer exclusively or also a manufacturer. In the Encyclopedia ...
Price for the set of six.
Slender and delicate, with the six weighing 2.9 T. oz., the pattern is "Martha Washington Star" by Frank Smith, dating 1927.
A "Pointed Antique" design, the handle surfaces are gently rounded and have satin finishes that are bright cut in an abstract star burst or starfish motif.
Each piece is lightly engraved in a flowing script "MG" monogram that is an enhancement to the overall design....
She also indicates that the "bee in a shield" emblem imprinted on the underside of this, along with the company name, "San Francisco," and "Sterling," was not used after 1894, all of which s...
This example, a full size dinner fork measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing nearly 2.8 T. oz., was made by Henry Hebbard, as indicated by the "H.H. & Co. Patent 1855" stamped on the reverse, along with the retailer's name "Robert Rait," both mid 19th century New York City firms.
This is inscribed "M.Walker." set sid...
Price for the pair.
They were made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "304," and name of the retailer, New York's "Theodore B. Starr," are imprinted on the undersides.
The bodies have raised floral and acanthus leaf repousse designs and attached beaded handles. The tops have broadened and scalloped rims whi...
Price per pair, two pairs available.
They are early examples of "English King," marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1885," and "M," this last mark dating them no later than 1891.
They have matching "W" monograms engraved in delicate script lettering on the handle fronts, and are in choice estate condition.
Pattern detail remains crisp, showing no polishing wear, and the finishes are bright and even. The bowls are well-shaped, showing no tip...
Price per piece, four available.
His 1920 "Lotus," which is the pattern on this 6 1/8" long, .7 T. oz., teaspoon, exhibits the clean, simple lines and textured surfaces that define the Arts & Crafts style.
The bowl is particularly a...
Price for the set of twelve.
A fruit set, or perhaps for breakfast or dessert, they are small size, with the forks measuring 5 3/8" long and the knives 6 7/16". The group weighs 10.4 T. oz., and although they are all silver, including the blades on the knives and fork ...
It has a relatively long and narrow, 4" by 2 3/8" by 3/8" deep, bowl, with a raised shell design in the interior as is consistent with the line, while the edge is plain rather than fluted which is more typical in this pattern.
A well-received and elaborate rendition of a design derived from English "Kings," "King Edward" incorpor...
It is a double die struck, meaning the pattern appears on both sides of the handle, coin silver, "Kings" design, with the name "M. Higbie" inscribed on the front in cursive lettering, and a shell design on the backside heel of the bowl.
Stamped "T.B & Co." and with a three part, "bust-lion-D" hallmark, it appears to trace to Taylor & Baldwin of Newark, New Jersey, with a late 1830s date...
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...
Weighing over 2.5 T. oz., it measures 9 1/2" long overall, and has an oversized bowl that is 4" by 2 3/4" by 1/2" deep.
It was made by Boston's Newell Harding company, whose name along with the New England term "Pure Coin" appears on the handle reverse.
The pattern is a "Grape" that is associated with this company.
The bowl exhibits extraordinary refinement in its intricately e...
This example of his work is "French Thread," aka "Fiddle Thread," 6 1/4" long, not quite 1.0 T. oz., sugar shovel.
High walled and flat-bottomed, the shovel form used by numerous manufacturers, was an alternative to a bowl, and appeared in pieces as small as a master salt spoon up to berry size.
This has an engraved "eagle head" crest in lieu ...
This example, an 8 1/2" long, 1.7 T. oz. table or serving spoon, is stamped "Hildeburn" over "Phila" and with an "eagle."
It is a plain end pattern with a slightly tipt backside dating early in his working years.
It is monogrammed "TCR" in feathered script lettering set sideways o...
This large, 11 3/4" long, approximately 3.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B177," and a date symbol for 1898 are stamped on the edge of the handle.
Cast and open, the handle is rococo in design, featuring an asymmetrical array of scrolls, blossoms, and leaves.
The blade is 7...
The figure on this 4 1/4" long, unusually heavy at nearly .5 T. oz., spoon appears to be cast rather than die struck, and possesses much more dimension and detail than the line design.
Indeed, the youthful image evinces an angelic, innocent, and ethereal quality, suggesting she or he is not...