The handle, about half the overall length, is sterling silver, so marked, along with Shiebler's "winged S" emblem and the model number "5264," while the lower portion with the actual "hook" that defines the piece, is plated steel.
The silver portion is comprised of a central rod wrapped by two strands of heavy wire that encircle th...
Butler also used an animal head over chevron emblem, as found on this 7 1/8" long, T. oz., preserve spoon, that is similar enough to that used by Wat...
It has a pointed tipt end with scroll detailing and a raised fleur-de-lis drop.
The length of a tablespoon, the oversized, wide and deep with a pointed end, bowl suggests this was designed to function as a versatile server.
While relatively plain, it is adorned with an embellished Old English "L" monogram that stands for...
The pattern is "Chippendale Old" made by Frank Smith. It features a raised acanthus leaf design set on the terminal end of the handle and the backside heel of the blade. The front of the handle is otherwise smooth and tapered, while the reverse has a midrib.
The handle curves downward where it joins the nubbed shoulders of the blade, which has a bev...
The pattern is a "Scroll and Leaf" design, here accompanied by a stylized shell form bowl that may be singular to this form.
The handle reverse is engraved in script with the name "Viola."
It is in excellent condition, evidencing no polishing wear and having a fine finish. The bow...
It portrays a full-sized, semi-draped, female image with three putti surrounding her head. One of these is cupid like and is pointing a bow and arrow at her.
Additional detailing includes orchid blossoms, leaves and other flowers, front and back sides, all presented in an Art Nouveau manner, which is consistent with the 1902 date of this line.
The handle reverse is engra...
The body is a basket, in this instance 2 1/4" in diameter and 1" deep, with a bail handle that is attached to a double wire prong that is held in the spout by tension. The total weight is nearly .5 T. oz.
This circa 1900 example made by Blackinton is model number "64" as stamped on the underside, along with the company sword emblem, and the word "Sterling."
The basket has a scalloped edge that is imprinted wi...
It is stamped ". F&H ." for Farrington & Hunnewell, along with "Pure-Coin," which is a New England regional term designating the silver content.
The arched handle has a fan-shaped end, which along with the main shank, is finely engraved in an intricate leaf and scroll design. Boston design of the period is often associated with restraint, if not severity, and the embellishment...
It stands 3 5/8" tall, has a diameter of 2 7/8", a maximum span of 4 3/8" to the end of the handle, and weighs just under 6.0 T. oz.
The body is plain walled and has a satin finish on the upper section, while the lower portion has a ...
They measure 4 5/8" long, are 1 3/4" across at the handles when closed, and open to a span of 3 5/8" at the shell grips. Weight is .9 T. oz.
Each arm is cast solid silver with a round finger grip attached to arms that are a series of ...
It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the Baltimore standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin, and in this particular combination of marks was used 1846-61.
Well-proportioned and clean looking, this presents in a quietly stately manner.
There is a feathered script "G" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain pie...
It measures 7" across, stands 2" tall, has a tapering body that rests on a 2 3/4" wide base, and weighs a robust 11.8 T. oz.
Made by Tiffany & Company, it is so marked on the underside, along with "Sterling Silver," "925/1000," and an "m" for John C. Moore II, director from 1907-47.
It carries the model number "18941...
Newer pieces are marked "Reed & Barton."
It has three, elongated, tines joined to a pierced heel.
The backside is engraved "GSP" in a delicate script.
It is in mint estate condition. ...
The piercing is what distinguishes them from their similar, kindred but more common and less dramatic in appearance, cracker scoops.
These features are all present in this 8 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., example made by Gorham in its 1893 "Luxembourg" pattern.
The design is rococo in nature, featuring an asymmetrical array of scroll and...
The firm adopted the custom of identifying the year of manufacture of its pieces by imprinting them with the initials, set in a crescent, of the sitting President of the United States, beginning with the term of Calvin Coolidge.
This 5 1/8" long, quite heavy at approximately 1.7 T. oz., and consequently heavy gauge, sauce or cream ladle is sta...
They are stamped "Lincoln & Foss" for the mid 19th century (1848-57) Boston firm, and quite unusual for the date, "Sterling," rather than the expected coin silver.
The scroll pattern that appears on each leg is one that was probably produced by Farrington & Hunnewell,...
Relatively plain in design, it nonetheless bespeaks its origins.
The "Reverse Tipt" handle is extensively engraved on the front in a design that is evocative of Philadelphia work of the period. It incorporates leafy elements, wriggle work, bright cutting, and fine line hatching that mim...
Price for the set of six.
They are large at 5 7/8" and in New England especially, would have doubled, or even primarily served, as lobster picks.
They have smooth, polished, likely bone, off white colored handles and elongated silver-plated blades.
In immaculate condition, they are all but unused. There is no loss of plating on the picks, the bands ...