Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.
This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the compan...
This example is an 8 1/4" long, and consistent with the line, weighty at nearly 2.8 T. oz., medium sized cold meat fork. The serving end has four straight tines.
The handle is inscribed with a feathered script "M"...
The pattern is "Chantilly."
This example likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th century. The handle is curved and engraved in a script "ETR" monogram.
It is in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having a bright finish. The four tines remain even, straight, and pointed.
This was a period when Tiffany made reproduction items or designs inspired by older, especially English Georgian, holloware, and that is the case with this piece. It is round, cauldron shaped, and stands on three pad feet with acanthus leaf sprays where the legs are attached.
There is a rolled rim upper edge ...
The central feature of the pattern is a satyr's face that occupies the portion just below the reserve located on the slightly upturned end of the handle. Such imagery may be connected to 16th sculpture subjects associated with this German city.
Sculptural in nature, it features a raised stalk of blossoms enveloped by leaves, which form the margins of the handle. The ground behind the blossoms is lined, again representative of the leaves, and this also serves as an enhancing design element.
In sum, it reflects influences from the innovative design sensibilities of the Aesthetic m...
Appropriate to the period, it is "Old English," style, with a downturned, reverse tipt, handle and a thumb drop on the bowl. The front has a feathered script "R" monogram.
The bowl is unusual in that it is a perfectly shaped hemisphere, 2 1/16" in diameter and 3/4" deep.
It is in very good condition, absent any bends, breaks, or cracks, ...
First is the maker's identifier, which is "MF" in a rectangle. This is for M(ontague) Friedlander & Co., who also registered in the Glasgow, Scotland assay office.
Secondly, it is inscribed on the reverse with a crest and a Gaelic motto "carid nam fecham" ("a friend in time of trial") both of which are associated with the Smythe family of Balharry, ...
This 6" long, heavy at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon is an early example, marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. Ap.23" and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
It is in immaculate estate condition, retaining every bit of its original sharp detail on the shells and acanthus elements of the design. The finish is bright and the...
Price for the pair.
A simple but well-executed "Tipt" pattern, they show the modest beginnings of a manufacturer which later produced some of the most elaborate designs of its time.
Each of these measures 8 3/4" long and has a feathered script "MAP" monogram set sideways on the handle. The pair weigh 2.8 T. oz.
They are in very good condition. Free of polishing wear, ...
The manufacturer's name appears on the backside of this 9" long, just over 3.1 T. oz., large serving, likely pudding, spoon. Other marks incl...
This example is a 5 13/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., bon bon or nut (almond) scoop.
It has a 2 3/8" wide by 2" deep serving area. This has cupped and scalloped shoulders, a curved front edge, a reticulated surface, and retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
There is a script "CGD" monogram on the handle.
The condition is outstanding. Pattern detail...
They are large at 6 5/8" long, and heavy at 1.7 T. oz., and combine a variety of period design elements. They may be pickle tongs, for use with a tall caster.
The lower portions of the arms are blocky where they join with the substantially-scaled talon grips.
This area is joined to ...
It features a variety of fruit, including hanging peaches, along with pears and grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, on the handle.
This example is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sardine fork.
The backside of the handle has a small leafy detail on the end. The portraiture of the leaf varies from piece to piece. Otherwise the reverse is plain ...
A 6 3/4" long, relatively weighty at 1.4 T. oz. item, this small to medium sized serving spoon was produced by George Shiebler in the late 19th century.
The pattern name is "Sandringham" and the design is consistent with this appelation, in that it is English courtly.
The handle, which has beaded margins, is capped with what appears to be a near exact representation of the three feather herldic badge of the Prince of Wales.
References list the issue date of this pattern as 1895, b...
The body is glass, cut in a flower, perhaps aster or daisy, leaf, and scroll design.
This is all capped with a solid sterling collar with a rolled rim and fitted lid.
The lid has a dome top, a thumb lift attached to a hinge, and is engraved "JMD" in script. ...
They are fully marked on the arms for London, 1802-03, sterling, and the family partnership of Peter (son of Hester), Ann (sister-in-law of Peter), and William (nephew of Peter) Bateman, represented as "PB/AB/WB."
It has cup grips, shaped arms, and a slightly concave arch that is engraved with a feathered script "CH" monogram.
All outward facing surfaces are...
They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.
They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.