Priced as a set of six, net.
They are a "Tipt" pattern with upturned ends, have narrow shanks with high shoulders, and pointed bowls
Dating from the second quarter of the 19th century, they are marked "Isaac Edwards" and "Coin." Edwards was likely a retailer who is not listed in any of the standard references...
The pattern is "Wreath" introduced in 1854 by Joseph Seymour. The retailer is identified on the backside and was "C.S. Durfee" who operated as a jeweler in the above two referenced cities, likely starting in the 1860s...
Coin silver and stamped "J.E. Caldwell" for the prominent Philadelphia firm, it likely dates from the 1860s, and may be an early lemon or pickle fork.
It has a "Tipt" end handle with a twist on the lower portion. The front is finely and delicately engraved in bright cut work on both the handle and tine surfaces.
The tines are straight and have a shield-shaped cut in the heel area...
The terminus is rounded, with a "Tipt" backside, and a tapered, slightly upturned, pointed end typical of the form.
It has a satin finish that is plain on the backside and finely engraved in an intricate, stylized design on the front. There is a reserve area which has an Old English "M" monogram...
It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.
Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.
It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs...
One, it is an example of Tiffany retailed coin silver. Early to adopt a sterling standard, coin instances perforce go deep into the history of that storied company.
Second, it an "Olive" pattern, which is one not commonly found among Tiffany's offerings...
It has a 4 5/8" by 3" at the widest, blade with raised shoulders that have flange shoulders with scalloped edges.
The handle has a fan shaped end. It and the blade are extensively engraved in a stylized design that suggests a dating circa 1870.
The backside is plain save for the imprinted word "Sterling," without a maker's or retailer's identification...
It is marked Bailey & Co. (1848-78) for the firm that became Philadphia's renowned "Bailey, Banks & Biddle." It also carries the pseudo hallmark of manufacturer "Taylor & Lawrie," who sold to "Bailey & Kitchen," forerunner of "Bailey & Co."
Citing D.A. Soeffing, Dorothy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" notes, "In 185...
Price per pair. Please ask about individual purchase.
They are marked "Benedict," for Samuel Ward Benedict, a well-known New York City jeweler and watchmaker, working 1818-60.
In his work on marks, John McGrew attributes the "bust, lion, C" pseudo hallmark that also appears on them to the "Gilbert-Cunningham/Cooper Complex."
They are a "Prince Albert" pattern...
Identification for this, presumably, retailer is elusive, but other pieces with the same name bear the pseudo hallmark of silversmith Richard Huntington of Utica, so this likely places Le Gross in central New York.
It is a well-formed item, with a broad end, and high, rounded shoulders off the somewhat elongated, pointed tip bowl.
What particularly d...
Priced as a Pair.
Made of coin silver and dating from about 1860, they are marked on the blades with a "bust" and "JS & Co" for Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.
These are a matched pair in all aspects, except for the inscriptions on them. One is engraved "Marion." in Old English lettering, while the other reads "Daniel" in script on one side, and "F.D.G." in a fancy ...
That is the case with this 5 7/8" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., presumably wine taster, or possibly nut spoon, with a likely late 19th century date.
It has an oversized, seemingly carved, roughly rectangular, 3 1/2" by 2 1/4", handle.
The design is enigmatic, and could trace to multiple origins.
Overall the imagery suggests it found inspiration in Aztec themes....
It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily," marked with the company's lion logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. App. For."
It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Showing only light polishing wear on the high spots, the design remains ...
Offered as a pair at a single price.
Dating from the second quarter of the century, both of these master salt spoons are marked "A.E.W." One is 3 7/8" long and stamped "11" while the other measures 3 3/4" and stamped "10.15." Both these are standard marks particular to Baltimore and roughly equate...
No reference, however, documents the "P.L. Taylor & Jones" mark on this large, 8 7/8" long, significant weight, 1.6 T. oz., "Tipt End" table or serving spoon, suggesting it was, like the man himself, a short-lived enterprise, and thus rare.
The piece is a superb example of what it is. Carefully honed and crafted, it manifes...
Price per piece, two available.
Sold to Towle and Jones in 1860, Moulton's business formed the bedrock of the firm that eventually became Towle Silversmiths.
That Joseph was a capable craftsman is unequivoc...
It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz.
Baldwin's "B.G" is frequently accompanied by a pseudo hallmark, which is the case with this, which is stamped with a "bust, lion, D," which McGrew in his work on manufactu...
Price for the set of ten.
Each one is stamped "E. Whiton," for Ezra, 1797-1858, working in Boston by 1821.
Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing 4.0 T. oz. the lot, they all have the same, block letter, again 18th century in style, "A." over "M. B." monograms on the backsides, as well as line drops on the bowls.
The are in immaculate condition...