The latter was a die struck design originated by Henry Hebbard, while this is a labor intensive, built up, piece made from cast leaves joined to a wire stem that in turn is wrapped with smaller wires made to resemble tendrils. The entire shank and leaves have a matte gold finish.
It is model number "39" according t...
Made by Durgin, the pattern is "Bead," which was introduced in 1893.
The design incorporates a beaded border on the handle, which has a tipt end on the slightly upturned front and a plain end on the back.
There is an Old English "H" monogram.
An estate piece, this is ...
This example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel.
The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.
It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal polish...
An innovative producer, Dorthy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" notes that he received a patent for making spoons in 1859, and further that, "the company was one of the first to mak...
Price for the pair.
The pattern is Gorham's old "Medici," which is an elaborate design that features Renaissance period figures, including a woman carrying a bundle of fruit in her skirt, as well as satyr and gryphon images
These are particularly early examples, marked "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and "Co...
Price per piece, three available.
This example is a 5 3/16" long, just under .5 T. oz., five o'clock coffee spoon.
This is a particularly elegant item, with a relatively large bowl that is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides.
This attribution is further reinforced by the somewhat eggplant-shaped bowl with raised central ribbing on this 8 1/2" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. This is a form singular to Krider.
The interior of the bowl has a matte gold finis...
It is stamped "Sterling" and "Robbins, Clark & Biddle" on the reverse. According to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths," this firm was operating by 1876, which is the approximate date of this piece. Samuel Biddle left the company in 1878 to form Bailey, Banks & Biddle.
An ice cream server, it has a large, concave, blade. There are two round bottom vees with cur...
It is stamped "Lincoln & Reed" for the Boston firm with dates 1838-48, and "Pure Silver Coin," which is a term typically used only in New England.
It is a thoroughly engaging period piece which takes its character from the delicate engraving on the top surface. The portraiture is of a wreath comprised of innumerable flowers that include among others, morning glories, peo...
This candle snuffer has a multiple provenance.
It is stamped on the end of the handle, "Perlita," which sources indicate was a Mexico City retailer, "Taxco," for the renowned center of modernist silver manufacturing, "Sterling 925," and with an eagle symbol with a "9" on its chest, which was the number assigned by convention to Hector Aguilar.
Aguilar was a shop manager for the legendary William Spratling before he opened his own operation in 1939, and became prominent in his own righ...
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "D1656" appear on the lower edge of the cover.
The cover is domed and acid etched in a design that includes various blossoms, acanthus leaves, and other elements set against a double band. The area around the etching has a...
Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Wood & Hughes, whose "WwH" emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "41" is imprinted on the inside lip of the lower half.
The design is exceptional, deriving from the intricate reticulation on both the top and bottom halves of the ball.
In addition to apostrophe like cuts, there is a 1/2" wide band on each...
Price for the set of six.
They are stamped "E.E. & S.C. Bailey," for brothers Ebenezer and Samuel, who established a partnership in Claremont, New Hampshire, circa 1825.
They are particularly well-crafted and elegantly formed. Slender in shaped, they have elongated "Tipt" handles with upturned ends. The bowls are also rather narrow and long, and have pointed tips and exposed drops on...
Exceptionally quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.
It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old Engli...
This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.
The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a ...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.
They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.
The pattern is Gorham's "St. Cloud...
It features the figure of a bearded man at the handle terminus, a pedestal urn laden with fruit midway up the handle, and an array of other fruit and acanthus leaf elements overall.
This example is a 9" long, very heavy at 4.3 T. oz., berry spoon.
The bowl is large, 3 5/8" long by 2 7/8" at the widest, has decorated flange shoulders, and retains traces of an original gol...
Made by Durgin, whose "D" emblem appears on the backside, along with "Sterling" and "Pat. Apd. For," it measures 6" long and weighs .8 T. oz.
The piece is well-crafted, with a sculptural quality to the detailed, high relief, imagery that includes a box turtle at the join between the handle and bowl and the word "...