The pattern, "Violet," by Whiting, was well-received in its time, and remains one of the most well-regarded Art Nouveau floral designs of its early 20th century period.
The portraiture conveys the relaxed, almost languid, feeling that characterizes the Art Nouveau style...
The pattern is "Acorn," which is one of Georg Jensen's defining designs.
Emblematic of the Danish Modern mode, it features a stylized acorn set at the tip of the columnar handle.
This is an exquisite example, showing no wear whatsoever, with even, pointed tines, and a brilliant finish...
A "French Thread," aka "Fiddle Thread," design, it was made by New York City's Henry Hebbard, who with his contemporary and sometime partner John Polhamus, was one of Tiffany's major suppliers in the 1850s and 60s...
The pattern is "St. Cloud," one of the outstandingly successful designs produced by Antoine Heller in his long and consequential career with Gorham.
It is in very good condition. The dense leaf and shell motif remains well-defined, showing minimal polishing wear...
It has an "Old English" handle, i.e. down turned, round end, with a tipt back, and a long drop on the bowl.
Well-made and without a monogram or inscription, it is in very good condition. The marks are clear, the bowl is free of dents or tip wear, and the finish is soft and even.
This premier San Francisco firm was known for its Arts & Crafts designs, and this essentially falls within that category.
It has a solid, four sided handle that is joined by a ball at the lower end to the two tine fork.
The tines are lengthy at 2", slender, and finished in a gold wash...
This example is 9" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., (probably berry) serving spoon. The plum-shaped bowl is elongated, relatively narrow, and has a lip edge. It is finished in a satin matte gold wash front and back sides.
The otherwise plain handle has an embellished leaf script "P" monogram...
Price per piece, two available.
It was made by Unger Brothers whose entwined "UB" surrounded by "Sterling" and "925 Fine" mark appears on the backside.
The pattern is "Secret of the Flowers," dating from 1904. It is one of Unger's several near legendary, female figure, Art Nouveau designs issued in the one year.
It is without a monogram or removal and in excellent condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined, without polishing wear...
Price for the set of six.
Identified in company catalogs of the period (see image 2) as a "bread" fork, it is commonly identified today for toast, all of which is a small distinction.
The piece is hollow, with an elaborate scroll design that is the same on both sides of the handle and three, one straight and two curved, tines.
Without a monogram or r...
Stamped "H & M" for the partnership of (Henry) Hebbard & (George) Moore, New York City, it dates 1861-65.
It is also stamped "Sterling," and while coin silver was still the dominant standard in this period, Hebbard retailed much of his output through Tiffany, which required sterling, so he likely produced with this in mind.
The design is singular, but characteristi...
This example is a 6 1/2" long, 1.2 T. oz. sauce ladle.
The handle is slender and elongated, and is joined to a 2" diameter, round shell bowl with a scalloped rim and a flat bottom. This is finished on both sides with a bright gold wash that extends to the lower of two...
The serving end is comprised of five, splayed tines joined by arched cross pieces. It has a cupped heel with beaded shoulders. It is large at 2 3/4" deep and 3" at the widest in reference to the handle, and may be a beef fork, or even a tomato variant.
The pattern is Knowles, later Mt. Vernon, "Angelo," which is a high style Victorian scroll, bead, and floral design issued in 1892.
Price for the pair.
This matched pair in Whiting's "Lily of the Valley," introduced in 1885. It immediately established itself as an outstanding pattern, and has remained sought after ever since.
Sculptural in nature, it features a raised stalk of blossoms enveloped by leaves, which form the margins of the handle. The ground behind the blossoms is lined, again rep...
An original production item, this pair of tongs measure 4" long and weigh approximately .8 oz. Made by Towle in the "Georgian" pattern, they are marked "925/1000," with the company "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1898."
For serving bon bons, they have four-tine, stylized talon, cupped grips.
Each leg incorporates the column capped by a basket of flowers motif that constitutes this design, which shows to particular advantage in this form. The arch is plain and witho...
It is a very fine period example of this particularly English form, produced by a well-recognized maker.
The larger of the two elongated ends shows a thumb drop on the back and is inscribed with a crest of a long-necked bird with a snake in its beak.
It is in outstanding condition. It is f...
It has a flat, 3 1/2" long by 2 3/8" wide, blade with four, curved and rounded tines, scalloped margins, and an intricately pierced surface.
The pattern is "Wellington," a late 19th century design issued in 1897 by Alvin. It features a double shell and scroll terminus with an egg and dart margin on the handle front and a relatively plain scroll backside.
There is a lightl...
Price for the set of four.
Typically identified as a demitasse spoon, catalogs of the period commonly call this size a coffee spoon. True demitasse spoons can be considerably smaller.
The pattern is "Cluny" which bespeaks the French origins of its renowned designer, Antoine Heller. The pattern features dense, high...