American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1317877 (stock #2545f)
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A fanciful item that measures 5 3/8" long and weighs 1.0 T. oz., this silver baby spoon was designed to provide a birth record as well as serve a utilitarian purpose.

It features a three dimensional, upright elephant poised on a tightrope and blowing bubbles. The figure is highly detailed, with a cheerful look on the face and a finely textured body set against a brushed background...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1316588 (stock #2533f)
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The origins of Whiting, one of the major 19th century American silver manufacturers, are modest, tracing to the partnership of Tifft & Whiting of North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

The partnership spanned the years 1840-53, and that would be the date range of this mug. It is impressed on the underside with the "rooster, T&W, arm" pseudo hallmark of the firm, along with the phrase, "Pure Silver Coin," which was a term used in New England in the period of this...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1303297 (stock #2513f)
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Priced as a pair.
Identified by the marker "M2" set alongside the Whiting lion emblem and the word "Sterling," the pattern on this matched youth knife and fork is engraved on a rounded "Antique" handle with a reverse tipt end.

The engraving is Aesthetic in manner, which is consistent with the 1884 date of this design. The backsides are plain, save for elegant, feathered script "ARF" monograms.

The 7" long knife is solid silver while the four-tine fork measures 6 1/8". The two together weigh 1.8 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1920 item #1292013 (stock #2424f)
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International's "Brandon" is a unembellished design that dates from 1913. It appears to derive from the same Colonial Revival impulse that generated such contemporaneous popular designs as Durgin's "Fairfax," Gorham's "Plymouth," and Towle's "Mary Chilton," among others.

This example is a 3 7/8" long, .4 T. oz., child's food pusher.

It is a completely original, factory produced, item, not made up. The flat blade is 1 1/2" wide and has rounded shoulders...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1930 item #1286759 (stock #2380f)
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This rare food pusher made by Tiffany is a thoroughly charming piece with a theme that is fully consonant with its function as a baby item.

It is 4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., and has a 1 5/8" wide blade with a scalloped edge and top.

The handle has a tipt backside, while the front is etched in an oak leaf and acorn motif with a bird alighting on one of the branches. This is extensively detailed, with a subtly textured surface that appears to have hand chased finishing...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1285033 (stock #2365f)
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This moderately large mug stands 2 5/8" high to the rim, is 2 3/4" in diameter, has a maximum span of 3 3/4" to the farthest edge of the handle, and weighs just under 3.6 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem appears on the underside, along with the word "Sterling" and the model number "5225."

It has plain walls with a 1" tall, embossed leafy design along the lower edge. This is slightly bulbous and and indented creating a rimmed like base...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1258468 (stock #2162dd)
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A charming item, this 4 1/4" long, just over .3 T. oz. total weight, (baby) food pusher is stamped with the "sword through B" mark of Blackinton, along with the word "Sterling."

The pattern is rococo in style and incorporates scrolls and florettes along its asymmetrical border. This frames a white enamel ground that itself contains a pair of purple lilies with trailing green leaves. The canted blade has a flat end and scalloped edges...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1930 item #1252346 (stock #2096f)
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Measuring 6 3/16" long and weighing a substantial 1.2 T. oz., this spoon is stamped "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and with a lower case "m," used 1907-47. Given its Arts & Crafts style of this, it no doubt traces to early in this range.

It is plain save for the end which has a hand cut, open work design. The entire surface of the piece has a smooth, highly tactile, satin-like finish that is pleasing to the hand.

It is engraved "Richard" in script on the handle.

The condition is mint...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1212500 (stock #1764f)
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This mug made by Gorham about 1900 combines two style features.

First, it falls within the Art Nouveau style popular during the period...

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