The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.
It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between different pieces.
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sa...
It has a long, relatively narrow, blade, with a sawtooth upper edge, which is the requisite component for the form.
The pattern is Wood & Hughes' 1870s "Zephyr," which is a Renaissance Revival or Moorish inspired design. Indeed, the blade front on this is engraved in an arabesque pattern, which has Islamic style origins.
There is a fancy Old English "J" monogram inscribe...
This large at 10 1/4" long, and weighty at 3.4 T. oz., fish server is one of those examples that is stamped with his three part "oval, circle, diamond" emblem, with (a rubbed) "MG" in the upper portion and the date "1845" within the diamond.
There is an added "B" in a square, along with an "eagle...
Price per piece, two available.
This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon that features a right facing female figure.
The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for "A.L. Vanderheyden," a name with regional pr...
Price for the set.
Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes.
The fork and spoon are marked "International," "Royal Danish," and "U.S.A.," while the knife is imprinted "International Stainless" on the bl...
It is an unusual piece in several regards.
First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately ...
The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.
In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some pinpri...
Price per piece, four available.
A plain, rounded "Antique" pattern with a "Tipt" backside and a formal script "EM" monogram on the front, and smooth, subtly soft finish, this is a statement in understatement.
In choice estate condition, it shows no polishing wear, and retains straight, even, and pointed tines.
It is stamped "Sterling" and with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelo...
Price for the set of three.
Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz. the set, they are in a broad "Fiddle Tipt" pattern which is a characteristic design for the region, along with high, pointed shoulders off the bowls.
Never monogrammed, they are in choice condition, showing no wear, with well-shaped bowls that are free of dents, bends, or tip we...
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.
There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.
In excellent estate condit...
It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.
A product of the Aesthetic Movement and falling broadly within the "Medallion" category, what is now identified as his "Etruscan" or "Homeric" style, circa 1880, and subsequently imitated by other makers, is an example of Shiebler's probing and innovative instincts.
Produced in flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry, this pattern is characterized...
The body has a gray, satin matte finish that is bright cut engraved in a variety of water-related flora, included pond lilies and pads, cattails, and grasses, all of which suggests an Aesthetic design influence. There is additional wriggle work detailing under the rolled top rim and a leaf scri...
The theme on this slender, long handle, 6 5/8", weighty at 1.9 T. oz., cream ladle is "Sleeping Diana," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).
It has a plain, oval, 1 7/8" by 1 5/8" by 1/2" deep, bowl, with a small animal head on the backside heel.
There is an "M.A.C." monogr...
This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.
Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge a...
Early associated with the partnership of Taylor and Hinsdale, this example stamped only "Hinsdale" and with a "lion, W, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew in Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver attributes to Jacob Wood, dates it to the 1830s or early 1840s.
The piece is an 8 1/2" long, relatively heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., table se...
Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.
There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim.
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear o...
Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.
This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders.
There is a delicately engraved, fancy script "CLA" monogram...