It has a solid handle and a rolled rim top, and retains hints of an original gold wash on the interior.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it was produced about the middle of the 20th century.
It is in very good condition, free of dents or bends...
This example is a scarce, all sterling silver, asparagus server.
Measuring 9 3/4" long overall, and weighing 3.6 T. oz., it has a hollow, not filled, handle, and quite unusual for its time, a solid silver, 4" by 3 5/8", blade...
"Lily" is one of the most impressive of these, and is the pattern on this 4 1/2" long, .7 T. oz. bon bon or nut scoop.
This is a particularly delicate piece, even at this small scale retaining all the fine detail of the leaves, blossoms and stippled background of the intricate pattern.
The scoop is a statement in itself...
It is more substantial than the diminutively scaled, delicate tine, pieces used for soft lettuce, but it is not as robust as a salad serving fork.
The lengthy handle is the proportion of a lettuce fork, but more substantial. The tines, two of which are splayed and one barbed, are relatively wide and joined to a cupped, pierced heel, but still smaller than regular salad servers...
The pattern is Watson's "Cherub," which takes its name from the winged (upward tilting) figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embodies a rococo sensibility.
The piece is in excellent condition...
It incorporates clusters of wild rose blossoms at the tip, midpoint, and bottom of the handle, which is bordered by scrolling acanthus leaf detail. Overall, this arrangement bears a marked similarity to Gorham's "Buttercup," of a slightly earlier vintage.
This 6 1/8" long, 1.2 T...
It is solid silver, made by the Watson Company, whose "crown, W, lion," emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "A65" appear on the underside.
It is fully in the Mid Century Modern style, building upon sleek, plain, and clean design lines that are emblematic of the 1950s and 60s...
The pattern is "Cherub," by Watson, Newell & Co. It takes its name from the winged figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embraces rococo sensibilities.
The figure is portrayed in two versions through the pattern line, one with upward facing, and one with downward facing, wings...
It incorporates a central shield-like reserve on the upper front side and a corresponding open area on the backside. These areas are surrounded by tracery that is interspersed with numerous fleurs-de-lis, which are representative of the city which presumably inspired the pattern...
Price for the set of six.
They were made by Watson, whose "crown, W, lion" mark (used 1910 forward) and the word "Sterling" are stamped near the upper ball ends.
Much of this sort of thing was produced by notions manufacturers whose quality does not match these made by a major silver firm.
The bowls are heart-shaped, with the lower portion of the tubes where they are attached angled dow...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce or small gravy ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flange shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border.
It dates circa 1870 and was made by John Wendt whose "925/1000 in a shield" emblem is stamped on the underside, encircled by the name of the retailer, "Ball Black & Co" "New York."
It stands on four very slender, hoof foot, stag legs that are joined to bands that run vertically to the top of the body. Each of these strips...
"Moresque" is arguably the most complex of any iteration in this mode, and within its own line had variations.
Some examples have upturned and others downturned, handles. The pattern itself incorporates a plain, circular reserve a...
Made by John Westervelt of Newburgh, New York, c. 1863, the handle is in his drooping leaf or wreath with acanthus leaf detailing design.
The blade is set at a twisted right angle to the handle and is engraved and engine turned on both sides. In addition, the front features an engraved warrior head.
Westervelt offered a primary line with this...
Priced as a pair.
The engraving is Aesthetic in manner, which is consistent with the 1884 date of this design. The backsides are plain, save for elegant, feathered script "ARF" monograms.
The 7" long knife is solid silver while the four-tine fork measures 6 1/8". The two together weigh 1.8 T. oz., ...
This example is 9" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., (probably berry) serving spoon. The plum-shaped bowl is elongated, relatively narrow, and has a lip edge. It is finished in a satin matte gold wash front and back sides.
The otherwise plain handle has an embellished leaf script "P" monogram.
The pattern, "Bead," was introduced in 1880, and in addition to a namesake beaded border, it features a fully articulated, high relief, shell at the handle end. This element shows particularly well at the scale of this piece.
The 7 1/2" long by 2 1/2" at the widest, b...
This lengthy (designed to reach the bottom of a chocolate pot), 9 1/4", and weighty, 1.5 T. oz., example is "Colonial A."
The engraving features a central, open wreath with a bow on the lower portion. The interior of this has a very fine, script "AJK" monogram.
The remainder of the surface has delicate, fleur-de-lis like detailing, with a diamond cut and w...