It utilizes natural forms such as acanthus leaves, stylized shells and unfurling fern fronds densely arrayed on the front of the handle.
The backside employs a wispy leaf and berry portraiture with an open area that is engraved with an Old English "B" on this 5 3/4" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., sauce ladle...
Price per set of six. Twelve total available.
It is a turn of the 20th century pattern made by International. The company's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of these twelve, matched bouillon spoons. Each one measures 4 3/4" long and has an approximately 2" diameter bowl, while the group weighs 9 T. oz...
Robust, as indicated by the 3.8 T. oz. weight of this 9 7/8" long ice cream slice, the design features a shield set amidst high relief, scrolling, acanthus leaves. This functions as a reserve, which in this instance has a feathered script "FEB" monogram.
There is a medieval helmet above the shield and this constitutes the central and defining element of the pattern...
The firm's most readily recognized trademark is a crossed pick and shovel which references Joseph's two brothers' exploits in the Klondike gold rush.
This early 20th century item, a 5 13/16" long, .8 T. oz., souvenir spoon bears Joseph's mark, which is a fleur-de-lis within a triangle...
They are formed plain band legs that taper as they lead to acorn-like grips. The legs have bright cutting and wriggle work that continues around the arch. The arch retains traces of an original feathered script monogram that has mostly been polished smooth.
The maker's mark is an "I.W." with a serrated border...
The style suggests a dating c. 1870, just about the time that the coin standard was being replaced by sterling.
The pattern is a "French Thread with a finely rendered, feathered script "EDM" monogram.
The serving end has four splayed tines, a cupped heel area, and scalloped shoulders...
These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.
City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full façade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves, ...
Price per piece, two available.
This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."
It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly 1...
Priced as a pair.
These two companion items are to a very large scale and exceptionally heavy. The fork measures 9" long and weighs almost 4.8 T. oz. The spoon is 9...
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front ha...
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border....
This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives t...
Companion sugar spoon also available.
It is stamped "S.H. Johnson" for the early 1860s New York firm which had a short life before becoming the generally better known Kidney, Cann, & Johnson. There is also a three part, "bust, SHJ in a lozenge, lion" pseudo hallmark which is a second identifier of the company.
The flat, oval, handle is bright cut with wriggle work detailing. T...
The pattern is "Square Twist," which is a combination of a twisted and solid, four-sided handle.
5" long overall, it is joined in this instance to a round, 2 3/4" diameter bowl. The weight is .9 T. oz.
The bowl has a scalloped edge and an acid etched surface that reads "Washington" and "1890" in raised, flowing, Art Nouveau style lettering. Presumably the "Washington" references the state and not t...
It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."
It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.
It measures 6" long when fully assembled, and 3 1/8" when folded up. Solid sterling, the holder and perforated cap weigh .7 T. oz. combined, while the base and brush together weigh another .7 T. oz.
The body is a high relief floral and leaf repousse design. There is a central reserve which is engraved with an embellished script "TB" monogram.
The natural bristle brush stores i...
This dessert or place spoon that carries this company's mark measures 6 5/8" long and weighs just under 1.1 T. oz.
It is a "Fiddle Thread" aka "French Thread" design and is monogrammed "From E A B" on the front.
It is in superb condition. The engraving is crisp, and as is so for the entire piece, is without any polishing wear. The finish is bright and even. Th...