"Mythologique" has generated interest and commentary since its introduction in the late 19th century. Some of the most informative insight about the history of this pattern can be found in an essay written by Elizabeth Williams, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Rhode Island School ...
Price for the set of ten.
The pattern is Durgin's 1890 "Shell." Having a slender, essentially tubular, central shank, the ends where the raised shells are situated are broad and rounded.
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 splayed outw...
It is hallmarked for Turner & Simpson, of Birmingham, England, with city and sterling symbols that, while rubbed, are legible. The date letter is obscured, although the outline shape is for "Cycle XIII," which ran 1950-74.
It is Georgian in style, with a plain body that has an applied rim and the previously mentioned footed base.
There are also two cast lio...
It is stamped "E.S. & D.R. Burr" and "coin," for the jewelers located in the small, central Wisconsin town of Berlin. An entry in a 1919 "Jewelers' Circular," notes the death of Daniel Riley Burr at age 85, still resident in Berlin.
There is also a right-facing, bust that McGrew in his work on pseudo hallmarks identifies as an unknown Chicago maker. He cites only Chicago retailers associated with this, so...
Common to all these pieces are silver bases, crowns, and the truly defining element, which is a dolphin or sea serpent handle.
The bodies are high quality, finely cut rock crystal. At least one source attributes the...
While "Tipt" end examples of their work, which this is, are readily found, this 6 3/8" long cream ladle stands apart for several reasons.
One feature is its heavy weight, 1.7 T oz., and consequent solid composition. A second feature is its perfectly round, hemispherical, bowl, which is 1 5/8" in diameter and 1/2" deep.
The handle has...
Offered as a three piece set, this is the pot. It stands 6" tall to the top of the finial, has a main body that is 4" at the widest, 5" to the end of the spout, and has a sterling and ebony handle that extends 4 1/4" at a slight upward cant from the body. It weighs 14.1 T. oz. and has a cap...
An original, early, production item made by Alvin in the Art Nouveau "Bridal Rose" pattern, the company emblem, along with the words "Patent," and "Sterling" appear on the backside in fine lettering.
The handle is upturned at the end, while the surface displays a high relief, intricately rendered, portraiture of rose buds, blossoms, leaves, and t...
It is stamped "S.N. Story" for the Worcester, Massachusetts silversmith and jeweler. Also marked "Pure Coin," which was a regional term, this was likely made in Boston.
The pattern is "Olive," which was a very popular design in the period.
What sets this apart from other examples is its intermediate size, shell bowl, solid weight, quality manufacture, and good condition.
Made in two versions, solid background and pierced, it is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves with flowers, all set in moderately high relief.
Elegant without any embellishment, this pierced, 8 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., jelly knife is made all the more so by the addition of an overall vermeil, i.e. gold gilt, surface, and rich, multi-colored enamel...
The backside of the handle on this 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., (baby) food pusher has a more simplified design than the front and coincidentally resembles Gorham's "Norfolk" of the same period.
It is a full...
The pattern was introduced in 1934 (one source offers 1931), although the mark on this 4 1/8" long, substantial weight, .8 T. oz. tea caddy spoon, "Georg Jensen in an oval of dots" over "Sterling" and "Denmark," was used from 1945 onward, so it dates between then and the 1970s when production was discontinued.
Deceptively simple in design, the pattern features a slight...
Other elements include flower blossoms, acanthus leaves, a shell, and a fruit or berry at the end of a scalloped edge handle.
This example is a large, 11 1/2" long, approximately 4.0 T. oz., fish slice. The blade has a shaped and curved upper side and shoulders, both with a...
Dating from the George III period, it is fully and clearly hallmarked for Dublin, 1777, sterling, and maker Michael Homer, whose dates are appropriate to this.
It has a "Hanoverian" style handle, with a down turned, reverse tipt handle that is extensively engraved in bright cut and wriggle work on the front.
There is a feathered script "VL" monogram on the f...
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This 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy at .9 T. oz., egg spoon is such an example.
It is a "Bead" pattern, with the design appearing on both sides of the handle. The reverse has a fancy script "CBD" monogram.
The oval bowl is generously sized at 1 3/4" long and 1" across at the widest. It retains an original, bright gold wash front and back surfaces.
It is in excellen...
Its origins are Irish, with hallmarks indicating it was made in Dublin in 1821 by Joshua Buckton, as indicated by the "I pellet B" imprint. James Brady also dates from the same time, but his mark is absent the pellet.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a down-turned, reverse tip handle and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.
There is a feathered script "AMcC" monogram engraved on the fro...
An English Georgian piece, it is fully marked for London, sterling, 1812-13, and maker Richard Turner (RT).
Variously identified as a platter, basting, or stuffing spoon, it is intended for heavy duty.
This has a leaf script "M" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain handle.
It is in excellent condition, the only signs of use bei...
It is marked with Alvin's three part emblem, and the words "Sterling" and "Patent," all in fine, precise lettering as it should be on an old piece.
The flower and leaf detail on the handle is rendered in such sharp and clear design that even the pollen on the petals shows.
The bowl has a scalloped edge, with flange shoulders, grooves in the...