This example of the pattern is a solid silver tomato server that measures 6 3/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.6 T. oz.
The defining feature of the piece is an approximately 2 5/8" by 2 5/8", flat, reticulated server, with in this instance, raised shoulders with high relief acanthus le...
Price for the pair.
Cauldron shaped, each one has a knurled band below the top rim and is fitted with a pair of upswept, solid silver, handles with anthemion leaf detailing.
Both pieces are eng...
"Georgian Revival" in style, they stand on solid, not weighted, footed bases, and have screw, not sleeve, caps with simple flame finials and slightly different sized holes to accommodate the salt and pepper grains.
Made by Manchester Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island, they date from the early decades of the 20th century.
In outstanding condition...
This last mark apparently is something of a mystery to collectors of English period silver. A letter from Anthony Brown, that appears in the May/June ...
It is marked "B&SD" for Benjamin and Samuel Demilt. Multiple sources date this New York City partnership to 1820-35.
It also has a "lion, bust, G" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his work on such marks attributes to an unknown NYC maker.
The pattern is a "Kings" design on an hourglass shaped handle with a plain reverse save for the marks. The bowl has a shell back.
It is eng...
Price per piece, two available.
It is stamped with a first standard Minerva, indicating .950 purity silver vs. sterling at .925, and "P, spade, Q" in a caret for well documented maker Pierre Queille, 1834-46, and a bigorne assay mark.
Having a double lined, fiddle-shaped handle, the pattern incorporates a leaf and flower motif at the front and backside handle ends as well a...
This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.
The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.
The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.
Never monogrammed, it is in fla...
This example, a 7 1/4", weighty at 1.5 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon is a rarity though in that it is stamped "11" (one of Baltimore's individualized standard marks, for a .917 silver content, midway between coin and sterling) and "A.E.W" for Baltimore's Andrew Ellic...
The mark on this 4 1/4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., tea caddy spoon with a scallop shell bowl, "S. KIRK & SON STERLING," was used by the company during the middle third of the 20th century, indicating this is sixty plus years old.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it remains in like-new condition, showing no evid...
The central feature is a lion's face set midway on the handle. This is surrounded by an array of acanthus leaf (one of which forms the tongue of the lion), fruit, scrolls, and scaling as would be found on a suit of armor.
This piece is an all original, 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., olive spoon with a pierced and gold washed bowl with a narrow flange ...
Produced and individualized by numerous makers in the 1860s, this piece is marked "H&S," for Syracuse, New York's Hotchkiss & Schreuder and features an image of a youthful Dionysus on the handle front. The entire lines carries this one figure.
D. Albert Soeffing in his foundational work Silver Medallion Flatewarenotes this particular pattern wa...
It is marked "Sterling" on the wire, and "Sterling," model number "24," and "lion, anchor, G" for Gorham on the basket.
Markedly Aesthetic in style, the pierced basket is folded or crimped and is irregularly impressed with a fern or seaweed like organic design. This is reminisce...
It is twisted, with the handle and blade set at right angles to one another.
The slightly upturned, thick handle has a pedimented end and is extensively diamond bright cut on the front in a pattern that is characteristic of Boston in the period.
The scalloped ...
First, the pattern is "Luxembourg" made by Gorham and introduced in 1893. This particular example is a pea spoon with a large, round, 3" diameter, reticulated, shallow bowl with a gold finish on both sides.
Secondly, the handle front is engraved "Whist Club" and the backside reads "1897." While this could reference numerous organization...
Attractive and artful, these patterns showcased the skills of engravers of the period and were apparently well received in their time, given the variety of examples still available today.
This piece is a lengthy, 10 1/2", 3.1 T. oz., all silver fish slice.
The blade is relatively slender, slightly concav...
Commonly identified as chicken (salad or fried) tongs, they might have have been used for various salads.
This coin silver pair are particularly attractive, combining several design features.
Each of the arms, for instance, has a twisted section, which style was particularly favored in the pe...
The same source indicates tht he was both a manufacturer and retailer. As this 7 3/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread," coin silver master butter knife is marked "WwH" as well as "C.H. Zimmermann," it would have marketed by him but made by New York's ...
It is solid sterling silver, with a 7 1/2" by 1 3/4" flat blade that has a beveled lower edge and upswept, pointed, tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. It incorporates a shell design that appears on both sides of the handle terminus and at the join with the blade.
The handle front h...