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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1363809 (stock #3207f)
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A Renaissance Revival design dating from 1870, John Wendt's "Florentine" is a dense pattern that shows Moorish influences.

This example is a 6 1/8" long, .8 T. oz., sugar, or perhaps small preserve, spoon with two characteristics that set it apart.

One is the flange rim, elaborately shaped bowl with intricate engraving set against a satin matte, gold wash (front and back sides) ground.

The second feature is that it was retailed by the New Orleans firm of "E...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1363764 (stock #3206f)
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The style of this 6 1/8" long, .8 T. oz., early pastry, or possibly pickle, fork places it c. 1865.

It is marked "Warner," and "Coin," for Baltimore's Andrew Ellicott Warner, Jr., whose working dates were 1864-93 according to the Baltimore Museum of Art reference "Maryland Silver," so this is an example of his earliest production.

The design is suggestive of work particularly popular in Philadelphia at the time...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1360196 (stock #3128f)
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Measuring 6 3/4" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz., this coin silver gravy ladle was made in Cincinnati by the partnership of Edward and David Kinsey (1844-61).

It has a twist stem and the broad, rounded end shape that is characteristic of the region. The handle has bright cut and wriggle work engraving on both sides and engine turning on the front.

It is engraved "Eva to Ella" in script.

It is in excellent condition...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1325972 (stock #2643f)
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A lengthy 8 3/4," and weighing just over 1.2 T. oz., this tablespoon has a broad, tipt end handle that is characteristic of lower Ohio River Valley and environs design. And indeed, it is stamped "D. Mendel" and "Louisville," confirming its origins.

With one exception, standard references offer no information about this mark, and that one identifies it with David Mendel, 1852-65...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1258646 (stock #2165f)
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Frederick Marquand is one of the storied names associated with New York City silversmithing, having established the lineage which eventually became "Ball, Black & Co." and subsequently "Black, Starr & Frost." He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.

This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.

It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back...

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