Generally identified as a large sugar sifter, there is some argument to be made that pieces this scale from this period were actually early ice spoons.
In either case, it is a fine representation of what it is.
It is stamped "R. Fisher, Jr." and "331 Broad Way, N.Y." on the reverse, for Richard Fisher, working 1846-50, also ...
Made by "Tiffany & Co.," as marked on the underside, along with "Sterling Silver" and model number "7246," introduced in 1882, it is relatively large, standing 3 5/8" high to the rim, with a 2 3/4" top diameter, and very heavy at 6.4 T. oz.
Second, rather than having straight or tapered sides as is the manner of most mugs, this is cup or goblet like, with a bulbous body that ...
This particular design which featured a hand hammered surface and various handle shapes, formed the "Colonial" line.
This piece incorporates a hemispherical bowl with a spout on each side. The handle has a pointed end, lined border, and applied backside.
It is a multi-motif line, incorporating a wide array of imagery from piece to piece, as well as a variety of handle shapes.
This example is a 7 5/8" long, approximately 1.5 T. oz., cheese knife. The form is quite similar to a master butter knife, save for a small notched projection along the upper edge.
The handle portraiture incorp...
Fiddle shaped, with a down turned, rounded end, and high, pointed and chamfered shoulders off the bowl, the piece demonstrates quality crafting.
It has a somewhat primitive, feathered script "RA" monogram engraved on the handle front, and remains in very fine condition. Apar...
This example is a 7 1/2" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., all silver (later examples of this form often had stainless blades), tomato server.
It has a broad, 3" at the widest, splayed serving end with scalloped edges, a cupped heel, and reticulated surface.
The handle is engraved "McN" in script letterin...
With a large, 2 7/8" by 2" at the widest, shovel like, serving end, it is nonetheless a versatile item.
Marked with the emblem of the Philadelphia firm of "Hamilton & Diesinger," successors to Davis & Galt, plus "Sterling," it dates 1895-99.
It is an attractive rococo design that features scrolls, gadrooning, and a central wil...
All these qualities are evident on this 6" long, characteristically heavy at 2.2 T. oz., sauce ladle with a 2 1/8" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl.
Multi-motif, the portraiture on this is narcissus, with blossoms and leaves that lay upon and fold over one another, rising from the surface of the silve...
Price for the set. Individual items including forks also available.
Each piece measures 5 7/8" and is heavy, with the group weighing 14.6 T. oz., well over 1.0 T. oz. each on average.
The ten from the one group are all monogrammed on the reverses "EMT" in script, while the remaining two (August and December) are without monograms.
All pieces are in excellent condition, essentially...
This instance is a 7 3/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife, and features blueberries and leaves on a stem.
The blade has a curved lower edge and scalloped upper margin.
The backside of the piece is plain, save for a handsome line script "FAT" monogram and the marks, which are the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," and "16."
In outstanding estate condition...
It is a handsome item exhibiting sophisticated design and manufacturing processes.
The twist feature was a favored device in the period, as was the fine engine turned surface complimented by precise brig...
Price per piece, two available.
Having the typical-to-the-piece extended blade with three, slightly upturned tines at the end, this example is 8 3/8" long, weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz., and is all silver with a hollow handle.
It is stamped "Ball Black & Co." for the premier New York City establishment of the period, a...
It has sculpted margins decorated in scroll, leaf, flower, beading and lattice detail. The pattern at one and the same time appears Victorian and Elizabethan in nature.
This example is a 6 5/8" long, heavy at approximately 1.4 T. oz., tea or dess...
The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and berry set midway on the handle, with an expanded ivy motif on the backside heel of the bowl.
This example is an 8 3/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., serving or table spoon, with the name "Sanford." engraved in script, set sideways on the handle front.
This is an early piece, unidentified as to ma...
In some instances, the heads are gold, and that is the case with this oval 2 5/8" by 2 3/8", just over .8 T. oz., cuff bracelet. It has an overlapping area, so is expandable beyond this size.
The gold appears to be a thin overlay rather than a separate cast and applied piece, although the figures are nonetheless set in h...
Price for the pair.
They are English in origin and fully hallmarked for London, 1897-98, sterling, and WB/JL for William Gibson and John Langman (also operating as the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.).
Traditional in design, they are round, with heavily repoussed bodies, applied hatched rims, and stand on three lion's paw and shell legs.
Each piece has a reserve area which ...
Marked only "Coin," the convex, shaped side and pointed end handle with bright cut engraving, is indicative of Philadelphia silver of the c. 1860 period, particular so that of William Faber.
The blade is wide, has an upswept tip, scalloped back, and is engraved in a design akin to that on the handle.
The join with the handle curves up and is especially thick, lending it extra streng...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are early examples of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."
With fully original (meaning not made up), pointed bowls that are slightly larger, i.e. wider, than typical grapefruit or orange spoons in this line, and having a central bottom ridge as well as fluting in the heel, and slightly flanged shoulders, this form...