A "Tipt" pattern, it is stamped "Boynton & Woodford," for the Boston jeweler and "comb maker" with dates 1837-54.
There is a large script "S.A.B." monogram on the backside of the handle.
In very fine condition, it is stylistically appealing and remains a quality example of its form and period. Apart fro...
Price per piece.
These two forks are dinner size at 7 1/2" long, and very heavy at 1.9 T. oz. each.
They are identical save that one is engraved "Mary" in script set sideways on the handle front, and the other "Winifred," likely presented to two sisters.
Neither one shows any sign that i...
This 8 11/16" long, 1.5 T. oz., coin silver tablespoon carries his name along with an "eagle" and "star" hallmarks that William McGrew in his work on marks identifies with Hartford.
A very clean example, showing no wear, this has a crisp, feathered script "...
This example is a 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle with a delicate leaf script "B" monogram set sideways on the handle front.
The 2" x 1 3/4" x 3/4" deep bowl has a scalloped edge, decorated shoulders, and embossed interior.
It is in flawless estate condition, showing no polishing wear, having a fine ...
This 6 7/8" long, quite heavy at nearly 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert size fork may have been used as a youth piece, given the engaging inscription, which reads in fine script lettering, "To Carrie" on the front, and "From Mother Dec. 4th 98." on the reverse.
Given this line was first issued in 1895, this is an early piece in the history of the...
Price for the set of six.
A "Tipt" or "Fiddle Tipt" design they are very early examples of the work of William B. Durgin, whose name appears on the backside of each one. He founded his company in 1853 and these date about that time.
Simple and unadorned, they stand in marked contrast to the later, evolved work of this firm which produced some most ...
Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 indicates that David operated alone following Edward's death in 1861, and himself died in 1874, dating this to that time span.
These dates conform with the style which is mid 1860s, with a thick, twisted handle set at a right angle to the blade. Bo...
This likely late 19th century example was made by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "4179" are imprinted on the underside.
Rectangular with two compartments, its measurements are very symmetrical, 2" long by 1" wide b...
"Georgian" in style, they stand on four tiered feet, have applied rim edges, are finished in bright gold washes on the interiors, and are monogrammed "M.A.B." in Old English lettering on the sides.
They have a double New York City provenance in that they are stamped on the ...
This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.
It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders.
Portraying a floral...
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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,"...
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...