An original, early, production item made by Alvin in the Art Nouveau "Bridal Rose" pattern, the company emblem, along with the words "Patent," and "Sterling" appear on the backside in fine lettering.
The handle is upturned at the end, while the surface displays a high relief, intricately rendered, portraiture of rose buds, blossoms, leaves, and t...
It is stamped "S.N. Story" for the Worcester, Massachusetts silversmith and jeweler. Also marked "Pure Coin," which was a regional term, this was likely made in Boston.
The pattern is "Olive," which was a very popular design in the period.
What sets this apart from other examples is its intermediate size, shell bowl, solid weight, quality manufacture, and good condition.
Made in two versions, solid background and pierced, it is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves with flowers, all set in moderately high relief.
Elegant without any embellishment, this pierced, 8 1/8" long, 1.4 T. oz., jelly knife is made all the more so by the addition of an overall vermeil, i.e. gold gilt, surface, and rich, multi-colored enamel...
The pattern was introduced in 1934 (one source offers 1931), although the mark on this 4 1/8" long, substantial weight, .8 T. oz. tea caddy spoon, "Georg Jensen in an oval of dots" over "Sterling" and "Denmark," was used from 1945 onward, so it dates between then and the 1970s when production was discontinued.
Deceptively simple in design, the pattern features a slight...
Other elements include flower blossoms, acanthus leaves, a shell, and a fruit or berry at the end of a scalloped edge handle.
This example is a large, 11 1/2" long, approximately 4.0 T. oz., fish slice. The blade has a shaped and curved upper side and shoulders, both with a...
Dating from the George III period, it is fully and clearly hallmarked for Dublin, 1777, sterling, and maker Michael Homer, whose dates are appropriate to this.
It has a "Hanoverian" style handle, with a down turned, reverse tipt handle that is extensively engraved in bright cut and wriggle work on the front.
There is a feathered script "VL" monogram on the f...
Price per piece, five available.
This 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy at .9 T. oz., egg spoon is such an example.
It is a "Bead" pattern, with the design appearing on both sides of the handle. The reverse has a fancy script "CBD" monogram.
The oval bowl is generously sized at 1 3/4" long and 1" across at the widest. It retains an original, bright gold wash front and back surfaces.
It is in excellen...
Its origins are Irish, with hallmarks indicating it was made in Dublin in 1821 by Joshua Buckton, as indicated by the "I pellet B" imprint. James Brady also dates from the same time, but his mark is absent the pellet.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a down-turned, reverse tip handle and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.
There is a feathered script "AMcC" monogram engraved on the fro...
An English Georgian piece, it is fully marked for London, sterling, 1812-13, and maker Richard Turner (RT).
Variously identified as a platter, basting, or stuffing spoon, it is intended for heavy duty.
This has a leaf script "M" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain handle.
It is in excellent condition, the only signs of use bei...
It is marked with Alvin's three part emblem, and the words "Sterling" and "Patent," all in fine, precise lettering as it should be on an old piece.
The flower and leaf detail on the handle is rendered in such sharp and clear design that even the pollen on the petals shows.
The bowl has a scalloped edge, with flange shoulders, grooves in the...
It is fully marked for Sheffield, sterling silver, a date letter "h" for 1900-01, and the maker's "RM over EH" in a diamond.
It is Georgian in style, having a center bar with turned ends and a hexagonal middle section. The resting legs have double ball tips.
It is without a monogram or inscriptio...
Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long serving spoon is large and very heavy at 4.3 T. oz.
The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand.
The bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 3 5/8" by 2 5/8" by 3/4" deep. It is a styliz...
This appears on the banding on the upper inner rim and edge of the pedestal base of this 8" top diameter, 4" across the bottom, 5 1/4" tall, 14.9 T. oz., footed bowl, aka tazza or compotier.
The entire piece is characterized by elegant, clean lines, and bright, mirror-like surfaces.
The bowl itself is 2 1/4" deep and has a domed base w...
Price for the pair.
The pattern is a "Tipt," with beveled edges along the margins of the handles. The ends are slightly upturned, and the tines are long and tapered.
Each piece is fully marked with a "lion" for sterling, a "leopard's face" for London, a date letter "e" for 1834-35, a duty mark, and "WJ" for maker William Johnson.
Unadorned save for feathered script "H" monograms, their...
The partnership only lasted two years as Shaver sold out to Brown in 1858, but whose interest he bought back in 1863. All this history indicates the mark on this piece is rarer than most associated with the Shaver name.
The pattern is one described as "ornamental" in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The design appear...
It has a "Tipt" end, rounded and heavily beveled shoulders, and a pointed end bowl.
The backside of the handle has an elegantly rendered, feathered script "TD" monogram.
It is stamped "J.L. [Jared] Moore & Co." (1796-53) for the well-documented jeweler and watchmaker. This particular mark, with the "& Co.,"...
Its defining feature is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.
As is typical of the rose and scroll motif of the pattern, Towle's "Old English," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
This is without a monogram or removal, and in choice estate condition. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is bright...
Price for the pair as a set.
The pattern is "Cantebury" by Towle, issued in 1893. The spoon measures 9" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz., while the fork is slightly shorter at 8 7/8" and lighter at 1.0 T. oz.
Both items have matte finish, gold washed serving ends and are engraved in script "1865-1915" on the handle reverses. There are no monograms or removals on the fronts.