First is the maker's identifier, which is "MF" in a rectangle. This is for M(ontague) Friedlander & Co., who also registered in the Glasgow, Scotland assay office...
This 6" long, heavy at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon is an early example, marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. Ap.23" and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
It is in immaculate estate condition, retaining every bit of its original sharp detail on the shells and acanthus elements of the design...
Price for the pair.
Each one is also engraved on the reverse "HEA" in stylized Art Nouveau period script, further confirming their dating.
Measuring 4 1/2" long and relatively heavy, weighing marginally above 1.0 T. oz. the pair, they are the size of large demitasse or small after dinner coffee spoons...
It has a 1/2" wide rim that is chased in a repeating acanthus leaf and scroll design.
The sidewall is tiered, while the base is convex, with a concave dip in the center. This is inscribed with a fancy, feathered script "MJK" monogram...
Made by Wood & Hughes, whose "W&H" emblem and "Sterling" are imprinted on the underside, there is a 3/8" wide top border that features birds, butterflies, leaves and branches, all of which matches the company's 1870 Aesthetic "Japanese" pattern...
Dating from 1900, this example is a 9 1/4" long salad serving fork. A heavy line, this piece is especially so at 5.5 T. oz.
An early, fully original piece, marked with Durgin's "D" and "Sterling," the quality of this item stands out even within this extraordinary line...
It measures 9 5/8" overall and weighs 3.2 T. oz. The serving area is 4" long by 2 1/4" at the widest.
The pattern, "Corinthian," originated with John Polhamus, whose mark "J.P. Patent 868" and "Sterling" appears on the backside. The design was later taken over by George Shiebler.
This particular example was retailed by "Tiffany & Co.," as also indicated on the reverse...
It is stamped on the bottom with the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made," along with a "lion."
Plain walled, it has a flat bottom, gadroon top rim, and a gold wash interior finish.
There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a natural or composite pineapple finial with cast silver leaves and knob top.
It is in excellent condition...
There is another subtlety to the design that is evident on this example which is a 7" long, weighty at nearly 2.4 T. oz., gravy ladle.
Writing in "Tiffany Silver Flatware," William Hood notes that the antefix (the anthemion design on the...
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It features a variety of fruit, including hanging peaches, along with pears and grapes tumbling out of a cornucopia, on the handle.
This example is a 5 7/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., sardine fork.
The backside of the handle has a small leafy detail on the end. The portraiture of the leaf varies from piece to piece. Otherwise the reverse is plain ...
A 6 3/4" long, relatively weighty at 1.4 T. oz. item, this small to medium sized serving spoon was produced by George Shiebler in the late 19th century.
The pattern name is "Sandringham" and the design is consistent with this appelation, in that it is English courtly.
The handle, which has beaded margins, is capped with what appears to be a near exact representation of the three feather herldic badge of the Prince of Wales.
References list the issue date of this pattern as 1895, b...
The body is glass, cut in a flower, perhaps aster or daisy, leaf, and scroll design.
This is all capped with a solid sterling collar with a rolled rim and fitted lid.
The lid has a dome top, a thumb lift attached to a hinge, and is engraved "JMD" in script. ...
Essentially decorative rather than utilitarian, it was likely meant to be gazed upon, like a plaque, or at best put into light service.
The entire piece is a representation of an iris blossom. The design is no less than ebullient, with the petals o...
They are fully marked on the arms for London, 1802-03, sterling, and the family partnership of Peter (son of Hester), Ann (sister-in-law of Peter), and William (nephew of Peter) Bateman, represented as "PB/AB/WB."
It has cup grips, shaped arms, and a slightly concave arch that is engraved with a feathered script "CH" monogram.
All outward facing surfaces are...
The pattern, "Princess," was originated by New York City's John Polhmanus and carried on by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" mark is imprinted on the backsides of these.
Other marks include "Sterling," "Pat.74," and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade, "J.E. Caldwell & Co."
A Moorish design, "Princess" is elaborate ...
It is cauldron shaped, with a flat bottom, two handles, and a scalloped rim. The body has a hammered surface and beaded detailing on the handles.
The underside is marked "Sterling," with the model number "304," and the Dominick & Haff three-part emblem that includes "925" and the date "1884."
It is in excellent condition, free of dents, ...
This particular piece features a "squirrel" that is hand chased on the open work of the handle.
Practice was that associates in Stone's studio would make the basic piece, while Stone himself would do the chasing.
In addition to the Stone "hammer" emblem, and the word "Sterling," this is imprinted with an "E" for George Erickson, working 1915-32. ...