Introduced in 1887, and embodying an Aesthetic sensibility, "Palm" is a floral and leaf design with a large fan or spray element at the terminus that evokes a palm leaf. The design is raised, lending it a chiseled or sculpted quality.
The blade on this is a statement in its own right. It has a sweeping lower edge running to a defined point,...
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They are marked "Rhoads" for Henry Zahm Rhoads, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania jeweler and watchmaker. Information in an online biography suggests these date within a narrow time frame, between 1861 when Rhoads returned from an apprenticeship in Virginia at the outbreak of the Civil Wa...
It is in a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" pattern and marked "J[ared].L. Moore" for the New York City jeweler and watchmaker working during the second quarter of the 19th century.
The name "Settle" is engraved in script on the handle front, set sideways.
It is in very fine condition, free of polishing wear or other signs of use, and having a bright, ...
Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," (more commonly spelled "Talbott") of Indianapolis.
This is large, measuring 3" by 2 1/4" by 1 5/8" high, and robust weight at just over 2.4 T. oz.
These dimensions are all consistent with those offered...
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 a fluted or pie crust border. T...
It has double marks, one of which is "WG&S" for William Gale & Son, and a second which is three part, one of which includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number obscured.
The form is octagonal, with a beaded edge top and beaded rim base. The sidewalls have a raised flower, leaf, and scro...
The form is uncommon and hence of uncertain function. It may be a spinach or toast/bread fork, or for another purpose yet. The proportions assure it is definitely original and not adapted from another piece as, for example, most potato forks are derived from dinner forks.
The maker was George Sharp, Philadelphia, as indicated by his "lion, S, ...
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem is imprinted on the handle underside, along with "Sterling" and model number "B3910," the pattern is a "Pointed Antique" in the manner of the company's "Mothers."
The infuser itself is a perfect orb, 1 1/4" in diameter, with circular piercings and a snap latch.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it is in...
This item is double stamped "R.W" for the progenitor, Robert, who Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths notes, was "probably born in Scotland, [and] was listed as a silversmith in New York City directories 1803-10, then settled in Philadelphia in 1812."
Price per piece, two available.
This example of his work is a full-size, 7 5/8" long, heavy at 1.9 T. oz., coin silver dinner fork.
The pattern is an "Olive" variant, very close in manner to fellow New York manufacturer John Polhamus' 1857 "Empire."
There is an Old English "G" monogram s...
The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co.," the date "1892," "New York," and "Sterling." To be sure, they do have darkened surfa...
They have nearly the same flat, shaped, handle with an upturned end and matching scallop shell bowls with gold wash.
Likewise both are monogrammed on the backside "HAW," one in a fancy leaf script and one in plain script.
One measures 6 1/8" long and the other 6 1/4", and each weighs approximately .6 T. oz., with 1 gram difference between them.
What most distinguishes them is the style of the extens...
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They also have deeply beveled and highly angular shoulders coming off the pointed bowls.
The pair weight approximately 1.0 T. oz. combined, and each one has the same feathered script, period "HM" monogram engraved on the front.
Each one is imprinted with a right facing "eagle" pseudo ...
Made by Albert Coles of New York City, it bears his three part "eagle, AC, bust" mark on the reverse, along with "A. Coles," which added identifier is not frequently found.
There is a feathered script "W" monogram on the handle front.
It is in choice condition, retaining excellent pattern detail, and having a well-shaped bowl tha...
The bowl is generously proportioned, 4" by 2 3/8" at the widest, and has a fluted or piecrust rim. The interior is engraved in a stylized flower and leafy garla...
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Each one measures 6" long, while the lot weigh 6.3 T. oz. Dating circa 1865, they are to a coin silver standard.
All have a fancy script "SFW" monogram set sideways on the handle.
The pattern appears on both the front and back of the ...
Stamped "R&W. Wilson Philad" on the blade, it was made by brothers Robert and William with dates spanning the second quarter of the 19th century.
The pattern is a "King," and more specifically what Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths identifies as a "Honeysuckle" variant for the stylized floral element set midway on...
Plain walled, and never monogrammed or inscribed, it has applied rims on the base and lip, each of which has a knurled band decoration.
It is stamped on the underside "Talbot Bailey & Co." over "Indianapolis" for the partnership dating from the early 1850s.
In exceptionally fine condition, this is free of dents, splits, or ben...