Robust, as indicated by the 3.8 T. oz. weight of this 9 7/8" long ice cream slice, the design features a shield set amidst high relief, scrolling, acanthus leaves. This functions as a reserve, which in this instance has a feathered script "FEB" monogram.
There is a medieval helmet above the shield and this constitutes the central and defining element of the pattern...
The firm's most readily recognized trademark is a crossed pick and shovel which references Joseph's two brothers' exploits in the Klondike gold rush.
This early 20th century item, a 5 13/16" long, .8 T. oz., souvenir spoon bears Joseph's mark, which is a fleur-de-lis within a triangle...
Two cherubic faces flank the female on the upper left and right, while the remainder of the design continues the fruit motif interspersed with a repeating egg and dart border variant.
This piece is a 7 5/8" long, just under 2.4 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
It has a grey, i.e...
The style suggests a dating c. 1870, just about the time that the coin standard was being replaced by sterling.
The pattern is a "French Thread with a finely rendered, feathered script "EDM" monogram.
The serving end has four splayed tines, a cupped heel area, and scalloped shoulders...
Touch marks include a "lion" for sterling, "crowned leopard head" for London, "b" for the year, and a "bust" duty mark. The maker's stamp is some rubbed but is either "CS" or "GS," which suggests several options.
It is a "Kings" pattern set on both sides of the down-turned handle. It is without a monogram, crest, or inscription, or removal of same...
These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle...
Broadly coffee spoons, they are larger than demitasse and frequently identified as "four o'clocks," and were made by Porter Blanchard, which is a storied name in 20th century California silversmithing. His name and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of the handles.
The pattern is an "Old English" with a reverse tipt, downturned end...
Some would argue that her renown exceeds her skill, but however that sorts out, she is generally acknowledged to be the best of the several artisans to carry the Bateman name.
This example is an appealing 7" long, 2.2 T. oz., gravy ladle...
The pattern ins "No. 41," which has a curled over handle ending in a series of graduated beads. Given Jensen's penchant for portraying stylized natural forms, this design may represent some floral element. There are two slightly pinched, crossbar areas on the handle, which itself widens toward the bowl.
The bowl is cut leaf shape, with a slight lip around the margin, and a blo...
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front ha...
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border....
This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives t...
The pattern is "Square Twist," which is a combination of a twisted and solid, four-sided handle.
5" long overall, it is joined in this instance to a round, 2 3/4" diameter bowl. The weight is .9 T. oz.
The bowl has a scalloped edge and an acid etched surface that reads "Washington" and "1890" in raised, flowing, Art Nouveau style lettering. Presumably the "Washington" references the state and not t...
It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."
It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.
It measures 6" long when fully assembled, and 3 1/8" when folded up. Solid sterling, the holder and perforated cap weigh .7 T. oz. combined, while the base and brush together weigh another .7 T. oz.
The body is a high relief floral and leaf repousse design. There is a central reserve which is engraved with an embellished script "TB" monogram.
The natural bristle brush stores i...
It is an 11 1/8" long, weighty at nearly 3.4 T. oz., fish slice or server. It would originally have been paired with a similarly scaled fork, but stands on its own as a utilitarian item.
A straightforward design, its appeal lies in the novelty of the handle and the subtlety of the blade.
The blade has a graceful shape, wi...
This example is a 5 3/8" long, relatively substantial weight .7 T. oz., seafood or oyster cocktail fork.
The portraiture is iris, with a large, intricately designed, high relief blossom set at the midpoint of the front of the handle, with a second bloom lanquidly draped around the top of the handle. The plain areas of the design have a subt...