This popular mid 19th century form of construction in silver has been described by one source as "jewelry-esque." It represents crafting of the highest form, employing exceptional skill of the sort the 19th century excelled in.
This example is an 8" long, 1.2 T. oz., almond scoop...
This pair of makers are quoted in Jackson's Hallmarks as "Good, general makers of usually small pieces, spoons, cream jugs, etc."
They weigh a combined .7 T. oz. and measure 4 3/4".
These spoons are in very good to exceptional condition...
It is marked with the Whiting emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "2888" on the reverse heel of the spoon.
There is no monogram or removal.
It is in excellent condition. The handle is free of cracks, splits or other damage. Apart from a slight spot where the gold shows polishing wear, the bowl is flawless, and absent dings, dents, or burrs.
The design is Aesthetic in nature, with a repeating cascade of what appear to be breaking waves encircling the convex body. This theme may also relate to Gorham's "Narragansett" and related series of patterns of roughly the same period...
Priced as a set of eight.
All of them are marked lion, anchor, G, "18," and "Sterling." Each spoon measures 4 1/4" long, while the eight together weigh 2.6 T. oz. The bowls all have matching shell and scroll interior surfaces.
The imagery on the cast (rather than die struck) handles varies...
This 5 7/8" long, .8 T...
This modest, and rather primitive looking, small spoon bears his identified "C. Hall" on the reverse, along with a second mark which is ill...
It is a large, well-proportioned, and handsome item. Standing 4 1/4" high, it rests on a pedestal base that is 2" in diameter. The maximum span to the end of the handle is approximately 3 1/4" and the weight is 4.5+ T. oz. The ur...
It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief and tactile.
The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower corner...
Priced as a set of eight.
This group of eight matching, 5 13/16" long, just over 6.9 T. oz. the lot, teaspoons are without monograms or removals and are in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever. They have well-shaped bowls free of dings, dents, or scratches and the overall finishes are brilliant. ...
Priced as a set.
They are exceptionally large items, with the fork measuring 10 3...
Price as a pair.
Each of these examples measures 2 3/8" across, stands 7/8" high, and weighs approximately 1.0 T. oz. They have scrolled edges, rippled ("pie crust") rims, and gold washed interiors, although that is largely polished away in one of these.
There are no monograms, inscriptions, or removals.
In addition to the word "Sterling" and the model numb...
This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a wide and deep bowl (there is an otherwise identical spoon with a narrower bowl) resulting in a particularly generous capacity.
Described by one source as "jewelry-esque," this is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than ...