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...
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...
This example is a 5 13/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., bon bon or nut (almond) scoop.
It has a 2 3/8" wide by 2" deep serving area. This has cupped and scalloped shoulders, a curved front edge, a reticulated surface, and retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
There is a script "CGD" monogram on the handle.
The condition is outstanding...
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...
Other pieces available in this pattern.
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...
A 6 3/4" long, relatively weighty at 1.4 T. oz...
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 ...
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. ...
They are a large version, measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing just over 1.1 T. oz.
They are also in mint condition, have elaborate grips, and are without a monogram or removal. The design detail is free of any signs of wear, the arch remains well-shaped, and the finish has a natural, brilliant finish.
This example is a 6" long, heavy for its size at .8 T. oz., pickle fork.
It is a fully authentic, old example dating from at or near the pattern issue date of 1901, given the "Pat. Appld. For" inscribed on the backside ...
Produced in a plain version, it also had a number of engraved variants, of which this, number "80," is one.
The engraving is particularly engaging, and features three flower blossoms, sunflower or similar, with leafy detail, all set against a satin matte ground.
This example is a full size dinner fork, 7 ...
Rarely found, these pieces were made by Durgin and retailed by "Daniel Low & Co." (which company also marketed Durgin's famed "Salem Witch" items) as stamped on the reverse.
It has three tines that are 1 1/2" long each and joined at a shoulder that is 3/4" wide.
In sum, the overall shape looks something akin to a short handled pitch fork.
The pattern, which covers the handle and the heel of...
The 2 1/8" by 1 5/8", pear shaped bowl is a size typical of a tea caddy spoon, while the 3" long, solid silver, tubular handle is somewhat lengthy for that.
It is fashioned in an Arts & Crafts manner, with a cast, perhaps lotus bud form, finial at the end of the handle, and a block letter "J.J.D" monogram engraved on the heel reverse of the bowl.
It is in very good es...
This 8 3/8" long, just under 1.6 T. oz., berry spoon is a case in point. It is imprinted "Sterling" and "J.S. MacDonald."
The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately a "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work, larg...
This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."
Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design.
There are two substantially scaled arms that are joined by a broad arch, which ...
Price for the pair.
Dating from the late 19th century, they are high quality items stamped "Hennegan, Bates Co." for the prominent Baltimore firm, and "Sterling."
The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers. This work, largely bright cut, is set against an enhancing ...