All these qualities are evident on this 5 7/8" long, characteristically heavy at 2.2 T. oz., sauce ladle with a 2 1/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl...
The pattern is "Virginiana," which is an early 20th century, Art Nouveau design that features poppy blossoms, buds, and leaves.
There is a flowing script "KTC" monogram engraved on the arch.
An original and unusual form, these tongs have large, 1 1/2" long, lined and textured, leaf grips...
The pattern's high relief, rose motif extends from the handle onto the front side heel of the blade of this solid silver, 7" long, relatively heavy 1.3 T. oz., master butter knife.
Having a delicate, feathered script "HW" monogram set sideways on the handle front, it remains in excellent condition...
In keeping with the company's large scaled contemporaneous companion lines such as "Love Disarmed," "Les Six Fleurs," "Les Cinq Fleurs," and "Francis I," this serving spoon measures 10" long and weighs 5.8 T. oz...
It exhibits the fine detail of an early production piece, which in this instance extends onto the blade. The handle is up-tipped, which is an additional feature associated with older examples; later pieces had flat handle ends.
There is a line script "H" monogram engraved on the handle front...
Early examples of Reed & Barton's "Francis I," they are marked with the company's "eagle, R, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. June 25, 07," in small, fine lettering as expected of old pieces.
Each piece has a flowing script "EMH" engraved on the handle reverse, and a gold washed, front and back sides, serving end...
Price per piece, two available.
It has a solid (vs. pierced) bowl with scalloped shoulders, a ribbed base, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
Never monogrammed, it remains in immaculate estate condition. Pattern detail remains sharply defined, the bowl is free of dents, bends, or nicks, or loss of gold, and the surface is bright and even.
Price for the pair.
A matched pair, they form a salad serving set.
The spoon measures 8 3/4" long and weighs just over 2.5 T. oz., while the fork is the same length and weighs just over 2.7 T. oz...
In the instance of this hard to find, 7 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., large individual fish fork, the imagery cascades onto the heel and shoulders of the tine end.
This is an early piece, made by Durgin before that company was absorbed into Gorham...
It is an early example of Alvin's Art Nouveau style "Old Orange Blossom" pattern marked with the Alvin emblem, "Patent," and "Sterling," all in fine, precise, lettering as would be expected of an original piece in this line.
There is a script "SRN" monogram lightly engraved on the handle front...
Price per piece, two available.
An extravagant design, this embodies all the elements of the Art Nouveau sensibility, with its high relief, seemingly liquid, portraiture of sinuous floral elements entwined with one another throughout the length of the handle, carrying clear onto the cup of the heel.
The backside is relatively plain, with trailing leaves framing the...
The portraiture of the flowers, leaves, and delicate stems is well-rendered, in keeping with the Art Nouveau manner in which style this falls.
The bowl itself is reminiscent of a leaf, with cut edge shoulders and a rounded shap...
This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.
The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.
The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.
Never monogrammed, it is in fla...
They are surrounded by trailing leaves that flow up the length of the handle of this 5 15/16" long, .9 T. oz., teaspoon.
The reverse is engraved "Estelle" in flowing script, while the front has a small, Old English "E" inscribed in an open area below the figures.
In good condition, it shows slight polishing wear, and a bit of u...
Price per piece, offered individually.
The pattern is Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley" with blunt ends.
One of the two has a script "S" monogram on the handle reverse, weighs just under 1.1 T. oz., and is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo and "Sterling."
The other one is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, weighs 1.2 T. oz., and in addition to the lion and standard marks, is stamped for the retailer, "T.C. Tanke,"...
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...
Price for the set of eight.
Both patterns are ebullient in the way they interpret iris blossoms in this instance, and additional flowers in "New Art."
This set of eight place aka regular forks all measure 7" long, and as is the case with the line, are heavy, with the group weighing 13.1 T. oz. combined, or well over 1.5 T. oz. per fork.
Seven of them are engraved "MR" ...