It features a rounded end handle with something of a feathered fan motif separated from the plain central area by a beaded margin.
The backside of this 11" long, just under 2.7 T. oz., fish slice repeats the design on the front, save it is engraved with an Old English style "P" monogram and the date "1898" in cursive.
The blade is sweeping in form, with a double cupped ...
This piece is napkin ring model number "88", stamped with the mark "Hand Wrought Randahl," used in the 1930s, and "Sterling."
It is flat on one side, arched on the other, and measures 2 3/4" long and weighs .7 T. oz.
It has an overall hammered surface, decorative caret or diamond insertions on either side...
The pattern is "Stratford," which is an Art Nouveau floral design made by International, whose Simpson, Hall, Miller division "helmet over shield" emblem, "Pat.," and "Sterling" appear on the backside.
The floral portraiture is carnation, bundles of which are arrayed on both sides of the handle, abundantly so in the cup and shoulders of the serving end front and modestly so on the heel reverse...
Stamped "N. Harding" for Boston's Newell Harding, it is exemplary of the engraver's art as it developed in Boston in this period.
The angular shouldered with pedimented top, handle shows fine work diamond cutting, wriggle work, and a modified Vetruvian scroll design along the border.
The scalloped upper edge, pointed blade is engraved in a stylized leaf...
It is hallmarked for sterling silver, London, 1902, and maker Henry Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., which firm is identified in Jackson' Hallmarks as an "important manufacturer."
It has applied, lined banding on the top and bottom edges and is otherwise plain, and has never been monogrammed or inscribed.
Comfortable in the hand, this remains in very good condition. The ...
Made by Paye & Baker whose "P&B inside hearts" emblem, and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside, the pattern is "Poppy", which is one of that company's several expressive Art Nouveau designs issued during the first decade of the 20th Century.
The poppy flowers, leaves, and stems are set in fine detail against a stippled background on both the fron...
Price for the set of eight.
Marked "Sterling 925," the pattern is Stieff's (later Kirk-Stieff, Baltimore) early 20th century "Chrysanthemum," which is a dense repousse design.
These are very early items in the production history of this pattern, evidenced by the fact that the eight are engraved "S(?)MP 1.10.03" in script on the open reserve area on the reverses (...
The pattern is "Pond Lily," which is a high relief, Art Nouveau design executed with the kind of detail, fidelity to form, and artistic expression which set Watson apart.
The bowl shows a die cut representation of "Fort Sumter" in "Charleston, SC," and so identified. The rendering is precise and intri...
This 5 1/2" long, 1.1 T. oz., sugar sifter is in the basic pattern, which has a pointed end with a convex area on each side of the arched handle. Other detail includes a lacy leaf design that is accented by what appears to be a tied ribbon or bow.
This piece has a relatively deep, round, scallop-shaped, pierced bowl with a gray...
The body is bulbous and is capped by a tall, sleeve like neck. There is a 1/2" band with something of a woven pattern where these two sections join. Apart from this band...
Always esteemed by collectors, its "fate" has become clouded by current regulations concerning the material.
This example, a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., cream ladle is presented here largely to exhibit the pattern and show its merits.
Model number "2888," this has a deep, double spout, bowl, that along with all si...
This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.9 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon with an exceptionally attractive bowl with a matte gold finish, bright cut and wriggle work engraved, interior. The backside has a bright gold wash.
In mint estate condition, this shows n...
Made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" mark, along with "925/1000 Fine" appears on the backside, the pattern is "Earle," issued in 1890.
"Earle" is a dense, rococo, design featuring swirling acanthus leaves, scrolls, and floral elements on the handle front, and a plain backside.
There is a reserve area which has never been engraved or monogrammed.
In good condition, the only evidence of use is some rounding of the ot...
This has a rounded end, upturned, "Antique" handle that is engraved in an Aesthetic (Eastlake) design that places it circa 1880.
The plum-shaped bowl has a raised central vee in the base,a flanged rim, and is finished in a gold wash front and back sides. The interior is bright cut in a design consistent with the handle and has wriggle work bordering.
The backside is plain save for the word "Sterli...
Price for the set of six.
All of them have matching bowls and twisted stems, but are surmounted with an individual cast figure of a standing "Apostle," which is the generic term applied to this widely employed motif.
This particular group was made in Holland, with each piece bearing the Dutch "sword" emblem used 1814-1905 (shown lower left in above image), and indicating a minimum .833 silver standard (sterling is .925).
It is also marked "Coin," which is late for this standard, as most manufacturers had converted to sterling by the 1870s.
It has an "Old English" handle with a tipt backside and a bright cut fine flower and leaf theme on the front.
The pointed end b...
Made by Towle at the turn of the 20th century, the pattern is "Old Newbury," which has beaded margins and a scroll and leaf tip handle.
There is a line script "J" monogram on the handle front and "1876-1901" engraved on the reverse, indicating this was a 25th anniversary piece, and also incidentally documenting that i...
The pattern is "Union," and is quite similar to "Gibney," designed by F.H. Gibney, later Whiting, with both it and "Union" issued in 1862.
The handle has a central leaf rosette and leaf tipped, oval end, all elements that are very much of its ...