Dating circa 1870, just post the coin silver period, it is marked only "Sterling," with no maker's identification, although much about it suggests Philadelphia as a place of origin.
The flat handle has a cut, fan or anthemion like shape, broad end. This is extensively bright cut with stippling and wriggle work borders. The backside shows only wriggle work, but has an artful "S&A" period monogram...
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The pattern is Whiting's 1885 "Lily of the Valley."
These stand apart on two bases. One, they are the less common, twisted handle, form of this piece. Two, they were retailed by "William Kendrick's Sons," the renowned Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, known as a supplier of julep cups...
The pattern is "Apollo," which is a scroll, bead, and rose design that is very much in keeping with its late Victorian period (1892 issue date).
The cupped server on this is 1 3/4" long by 3/4" at the widest, and has a satin matte finish...
The handle backside is plain save for the marks, which are the Frank Smith "lion" emblem and "925/1000 fine."
This example is a 6 1/8" long, relatively weighty at 1.0 T. oz., youth fork.
Although having a reserve area, this was never monogrammed and is in very good condition...
Price per piece, two available.
The pattern is "Ionic," patented in 1860, as marked on the reverse. Other identifiers include "J.P.," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Sterling." Tiffany was early to require a sterling, rather than the then dominant coin, standard...
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They are stamped "Porter Blanchard," who was a prominent, 20th century name in California Arts and Crafts silver, and "Sterling," on the backsides of "Pointed (1800)" pattern handles...
"Moresque" is arguably the most complex of any iteration in this mode, and within its own line had variations.
Some examples have upturned and others downturned, handles...
The pattern is Alvin's "Raleigh," issued in 1900. It is a fancy bead and scroll design, with an upturned handle end.
The blade is essentially round and flat, and has a slightly tapered edge and measures 3 1/2" by 3". It has scalloped shoulders and an intricately cut surface...
Price for the set of eight.
The design on this 8 3/4" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon features a bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. It is altogether quite charming in a bit naive way, in its representation.
Commonly referred to as "Spray," it is sometime identified as "Bouquet," and while made by Durgin, is occasionally attributed to other makers.
Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, sometimes carrying the Durgin name or "D" emblem, and...
The pattern is Gorham's "Cottage," which according to company archives, was in active production for over thirty years, beginning in 1861.
As this pair are stamped "Sterling," they date post 1868 when Gorham adopted the sterling standard. Earlier examples of "Cottage" were made in coin silver. This is a...
This example is a 7 7/8" long, relatively weighty 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork.
The overall condition is excellent and there is no monogram or removal. The tines retain a portion of an original gold wash and are pointed and free of bends or burrs. The pattern detail remains well-d...
It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz.
The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.
The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse.
There is a fancy, feathered script "CAC" monogram on the obverse, and what appears to be a "CAP" monogra...
This 7" long, 1.4 T. oz., preserve spoon is an example of the original pattern, retaining side knobs and having a pointed anthemion tip.
It is marked "Tiffany & Company," "Sterling," Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m," dating it no later than 1891.
It is fitted with a natural, likely bone, handle that has a rounded end and polished surface.
The bowl has a small, flat, hood that covers the heel, and a silver sleeve that accommodates the handle.
The piece is in excellent condition, showing no bends, tears, or other damage in the bo...
It is stamped "KLF & Son" and "Sterling" for the renowned Finnish born and trained silversmith Karl F. Leinonen, who headed the (Boston) Handicraft Shop from 1901 to at least 1932.
The design of this is in the manner of Georg Jensen,...
The pattern is the company's fabled "Olympian," which builds upon motifs drawn from classical mythology.
The theme on this is "satyrs receiving instructi...
While a relatively contemporary piece, the scrolled terminal pattern, "Onslow," is an older English design, and the three tine configuration also harkens to an earlier period, all defining this as a reproduction piece.
Never monogrammed, it is in excellent estate condition. There is no visible wear, the t...