A coin silver tazza or compote, it is essentially plain and clean-lined, save for the remarkably innovative and forward looking, cast and applied, solid, arms.
They feature two sty...
"La Splendide," the pattern on this 6 1/4" long, weighty at 1.9 T. oz., sugar sifter was among the product of this period.
The relatively plain handle is surmounted by a cascade of high relief, fluid scrolls that almost seem to erupt from the handle end.
It is artfully crafted, presenting its imagery in a series of layers, lending the pattern an overall sculpted or chiseled look.
This example is a 5 3/4" long, nearly .9 T. oz., sugar spoon portraying grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, a pear, and peaches. The backside of the handle is plain, save for a leafy detail that appears on all pieces in the line.
The bowl has a scalloped ed...
Price for the pair.
Having "Reverse Tipt" ends on down turned handles, thumb drops on the backsides of the bowls, and inscribed "CJP" set sideways on the handle fronts, they are stamped "Hedges" for David Hedges, 1779-1856, of East Hampton, New York.
Their style places them in the early 1800s.
The Hedges family is deeply ingrained in the history of eastern Long Island, when it was la...
It is a 4" long, 2 1/2" wide, 1/2" high to the rim, 3 1/8" at the tallest, nearly 1.4 T. oz., nut or candy dish formed in the shape of a swan.
Very well crafted, the textured surface is appropriately fea...
Price for the set of six.
The pattern is "Empress," dating from 1931 and is very much in the Art Deco style popular in the period.
Exhibiting crisp lines and fine finishes, they have never been monogrammed and are in superb estate condition.
They are without damage or evident wear, and have bright, hand polished finishes.
Marks are "International," the Wilcox & Evertsen" division...
Coin silver, it is stamped on the underside "Duhme & Co.," for the prominent Cincinnati firm, and likely dates from the 1860s.
Plain walled, it has applied rims top and bottom, and is engraved "C.W.K." in a stylized lettering that seems to be an Old English variant.
It remains round, sits evenly, is without dents or bends, and has a pl...
It is a 3 5/16" high, just over 1.5 T. oz., all silver tube for holding stick shaving soap (see image 2 for an image of a Gorham catalog page from 1906 illustrating this).
Its simple mechanical engineering is remarkably effective.
Round and measuring 1 1/8" in diameter, the tube is fitted with a circular disk to which a pronged star is riveted. This is moveable, with th...
This 8 1/4" long, weighty at approximately 2.0 T. oz., solid silver, example was made by John Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, in about 1870.
The pattern, "Ivy," is one of his full line designs, and as the name implies, features an array of iv...
The pattern is "Medallion" by John Wendt and is stamped "Patent 1862," "Sterling," and "Ball Black & Co," for the New York City retailer with whom Wendt is strongly associated.
One of the most impressive of the myriad "Medallion" figures offered by American manufacturers in the 1860s, the line featured a vari...
It has a broad, "Tipt" end, high shoulders off the bowl, and a generously proportioned, 3" long by 1 7/8" at the widest, scallop shell bowl.
There is a fancy, feathered script "HMM" monogram on the front of the handle.
It is stamped with the name of Philadelphia manufacturer and retailer "S.M. Hopper," and a three part "arrow, W, shield" pseudo hallmark. In his Manufacturers' Ma...
Likely dating from the early 20th century, they were made by Dominick and Haff, whose three part emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "450" are imprinted on the undersides.
They have lobed bases and bodies, flange rims, and are finished in a bright gold wash on the interio...
It is a 6" long, 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon with an oval, flange edge, generously proportioned, plain bowl.
The figure is a cherub holding a lyre.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a soft, even finish. The bowl is free of dents or bends, but does show lig...
The "Tipt" end pattern places it toward the earlier end of those years. A graceful piece, the handle is arced with an upturned terminus. The plain, well-formed, bowl is ovoid at 1 7/8" by 1 1/2" by 7 1/16" deep. "
There is a scrip...
A nut scoop or bon bon, it was made by Watson whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.
The theme of this 1895 pattern produced by Watson has an interesting origin.
Modeled after a statue designed by Frederick William MacMonnies originally given to the Boston Public Library in 1894 by its architect, Charles Fo...
An early Gorham pattern, "Josephine," patented in 1855, and made in coin silver (later production was in sterling), and so stamped on the reverse along with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow Bros & Kennard," it would seem to have had a specialized purpose.
The design inc...
The rounded end, arched handle, features a representation of a "Basket of Flowers." This motif, along with "Sheaf of Wheat," were popular design embellishments in a period when coin silver was largely plain.
It also has a "Shell Back" drop on the heel and is engrave...
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, appears on the underside, along with model number "170," "Sterling," and date letter "L."
The bottom rim has a repeating leaf and flower design that conforms to...