Sources vary about the date for the use of this last mark, but 1932 seems to be the latest possible year.
The design is architectural in manner, comprised of a sharply angular handle with what appear to be a series of chiseled "parallel" lines with beveled surfaces...
Price for the pair.
This 7 5/8" long, heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., cold meat fork is an early example of the line marked "925/1000," with the Towle "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1898," and the name of the retailer, "Bruce & Chapin," of Worcester, Massachusetts...
Price per piece, three available.
This example is a 5 3/16" long, just under .5 T. oz., five o'clock coffee spoon.
This is a particularly elegant item, with a relatively large bowl that is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides...
This attribution is further reinforced by the somewhat eggplant-shaped bowl with raised central ribbing on this 8 1/2" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. This is a form singular to Krider...
They are marked on the inside of each arm "GS" for George Smith III, working in London the last quarter of the 18th century.
They are finely made and in choice condition.
Each arm is bright cut in a diamond pattern with wriggle work trim. This extends around the margins of the round cup grips and the broad, concave arch...
It is stamped "Sterling" and "Robbins, Clark & Biddle" on the reverse. According to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths," this firm was operating by 1876, which is the approximate date of this piece. Samuel Biddle left the company in 1878 to form Bailey, Banks & Biddle.
An ice cream server, it has a large, concave, blade...
The pattern is "Du Barry" by Durgin, whose "D" emblem appears on the heel of the reverse, along with the word "Sterling" and the name of the retailer, Pittsburgh's prominent jeweler, "Hardy & Hayes Co."
Appropriate to its name, "Du Barry" is thematically French in style, featuring laurel leaf wreaths and sprays on the handle and in the bowl, and a scroll terminus on the handle...
It is a sugar spoon in one of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Lotus."
An Egyptian Revival design, the handle terminus features a three frond array of lotus leaves. This is the solid background vs. the open version in which this pattern was also made.
The stem of the handle is faceted and leads to a wire-like, pseudo-wrapped area where it joins the bowl.
The bowl is eggplant shape with a central raise...
Measuring 5 5/8" long each, this pair of spoons bear his "WB" mark and are also fully marked for London, Sterling, and 1831-32.
They are a "Fiddle" pattern with "Tipt" backs and exposed drops on the reverses of the bowls.
Each one is engraved with a crest showing a raised arm holding a dagger.
They are in very fine condition, f...
It is hallmarked for Dublin, Sterling, 1824, and "WC" for maker William Cummins, sometimes spelled Comyns, and an expert maker according to one reference source.
It is also imprinted "Smith & Gamble" who was a manufacturer, but in this instance likely the retailer.
It has a "Tipt End" backside as well as a rattail extending onto the reverse heel of the bowl.
The handle front has a crest ...
Price for the set of ten.
Originally identified as "A" to "L," this group encompasses ten of those pieces, omitting "D" and "H." The above image shows the ten arrayed corresponding with the catalogue page.
Each piece measures approximately 4 1/4" long, while the set weighs just under 3.4 T. oz.
They all have the same, stylized shell shape bowls with go...
The solid handle is contoured in the shape of a tree trunk, with the same textured surface as the actual thing. The top of the tree, with a spreading array of fronds, is imprinted on the backside of the bowl in a raised design.
The handle, fronds, and interior of the bowl are all finished in a gold wash, which in th...
The motif portrays "Little Miss Muffet" from the Mother Goose child's nursery rhyme. The figure is etched on the surface of the pointed end handle. She is holding a pie from which several blackbirds are peering out, while there are two other birds flying about her.
The lower portion of the handle reads "...
This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.
The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a ...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.
They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.
The pattern is Gorham's "St. Cloud...
Price for the set of eight.
Each piece measures 5 3/8" long and has a script monogram that appears to be "GEHA" on an otherwise plain backside. They are relatively heavy, weighing 6.7 T. oz. the group.
All the pieces are in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having fine finishes. The tines r...