The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.
This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.
It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders...
The three-lobbed, shallow, 3" long, bowl has narrow shoulders and is finished in an intact bright gold wash front and back sides.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice estate condition...
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.
It has an upturned handle end, a 1 1/2" round bowl that retains a residue of its original gold wash, and is marked with the Simpson, Hall, Miller helmet over shield emblem of International, "Pat.," and "Sterling."
Without a monogram or removal, it is in superb condition...
This is an early, fully original, i.e. not custom or made up from another piece, example. The handle has an upturned end while the scoop itself has attractively scalloped shoulders...
The nearly round bowl measures 2" by 1 1/2" by 1/2", has a ribbed and decorated interior and scalloped edges.
The piece is in mint estate condition, and is without a monogram or removal...
Sources list Blake as starting his association with ONC in 1971. In-depth, illustrated, online articles about him, the company, and the production of hand worked silver are available on the sites "smpub.com" and "paulreverehouse.org." A google search will turn up other links...
It is a 4 7/16" long, just over .4 t. oz., lemon fork with three tines, the outer two of which are splayed. The center one is wider and slightly more elongated than the other two.
It is without a monogram or removal, and in immaculate condition...
It is a floral, multi-motif line, with the name of the particular flower identified on the backside of each piece...
The piece measures 6 1/16" long and, consistent with the line and the firm, is robust weight at 1.5 T. oz.
It is inscribed "F O'D" in script on the front.
It is in very good condition...
The pattern is "English King," which is typically heavy, as is the case with this item. It measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a massive 3.7 T. oz.
It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Pattern detail remains well-defined. The finish is brilliant. The bowl is without dents, dings, or nicks.
This piece is a 5" long, just scant of 1.0 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.
Marked only "Sterling," the maker is unknown, but the character of the work is Arts & Crafts, evocative of "Onslow" patterns produced by Arthur Stone and Tuttle, and suggesting an early 20th century date.
The rolled, broadly lined, handle tip that defines "Onslow" is p...
Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends.
A mint condition estate item, this small chipped beef fork possesses every quality for which this pa...
It was retailed by New York's "Black, Starr & Frost," as indicated by the "B.S. & F." imprinted on the edge of the handle, near to the word "Sterling."
The backside of the handle has a line script "AH" monogram.
It is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a ...
The pattern is Durgin's 1895 "Empire." Apropos of the name, the main feature is a crown, combined with cornucopia, a torch, a garland, and floral elements, all offered in a French manner.
A slender piece, it has the twist end tip characteristic of this form. The backside of the handle is engraved "Austin" in script.
It is in very good ...
This example is a 7" long individual salad or fish fork. Commensurate with the line, it is very heavy at 1.7 oz.
It is in very good condition. Somewhat polished, there is some softening of detail on the design, but overall the detail remains distinct. It also app...
This example is a 6" long, heavy for its size at .8 T. oz., pickle fork.
It is a fully authentic, old example dating from at or near the pattern issue date of 1901, given the "Pat. Appld. For" inscribed on the backside ...