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...
Save for related inscriptions that read respectively, "Mama," "Papa," and "Ina," which nearly mirror the above referenced story characters, they are a matched set of Gorham's 1885 engraved "Nightingale" pattern.
The backsides of the "Mama" and "Papa" spoons are inscribed "1866 - 1891" in fancy lettering, while "Ina's" spoon reads "Nov...
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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 example of his work is a 7 3/8" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle.
It has a twisted handle and broad, shaped, flat handle that is bright cut engraved with an engine turned background.
There is a shield reserve with an Old English "CPK" or "CPR" monogram inscribed on it...
The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.
Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C...
Each one measures 4 1/2" long, while the set weighs 3.1 T. oz.
They are a "Queen Anne" variant, with hour glass shaped handles with midrib fronts and thumb back drops on the bowls...
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Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Philadelphia's Peter L. Krider, whose name and three part, "lion, K, crown," hallmark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."
It is without a monogram or removal and in immaculate condition. There are no signs of wear...
The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.
This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.
It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders...
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The theme on this companion youth spoon and fork set is "Diana and her nymphs," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line.
The fork measures 6 1/4" long and is exceptionally heavy at 1.8 T. oz. Also weighty at 1.7 oz. the spoon measures 6 1/8" long, which is slightly larger than a teaspoon...
It also has a matte finish, thick-walled and gold washed bowl, front and backsides, which additionally distinguishes this example of Watson's "Orange" pattern from a standard production piece.
One of the company's fruit series, it exhibits the high relief, Art Nouveau influenced, finely detailed design elements of this line.
The oranges have textured surfaces, while the background areas of...
The pattern on this 6 3/8" long, .6 T. oz., olive spoon is "Douvaine," seemingly the company's most popular line.
It features a dolphin or fish like image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or wizard like figure set midway on the handle.
This is all surrounded by an array o...
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Short handled, individual, chocolate spoons, they are rarely found items, and all the more so in this quantity. The pattern is "Old Newbury" made by Towle.
Each one has an Art Nouveau, script "MAH" monogram. The style of engraving is consistent with the 1900 date of issue of this beaded pattern.
The bowls are ovoid, 1 5/16" by 1", scaled t...
Whereas the pusher is bent, this has a flat, 2" wide, pierced, blade with a straight front edge and scalloped sides and shoulders.
A rarely found item, this form seems to have been favored by Towle who produced this in the company's 1900 "Old Newbury," and offered it in other patterns as well.
It was retailed by "A.M. Jewett" whose name appears on the re...
An individual place piece in a "Kings" pattern, it has a flat handle and a solid silver blade.
The handle front has a delicate script monogram that appears to be "EKP" while the backside is engraved "'90."
It is in flawless estate condition. Pattern detail remains well-defined, free of polishing wear. The blade is without bends, nicks or burrs, and has barely...
This example is unusual in two ways. First, it is an "ideal" form olive spoon, meaning that it has two prongs at the end of the bowl, rather than the standard plain end. Often the bowl on an ideal olive spoon is open, but in this instance it is reticulated, with a scall...
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It was offered in three versions, plain, acid etched, and with applied, often mixed metal, elements. This fish serving slice and fork set are acid etched.
The motifs of the etched line were myriad, more than can be catalogued, but they included floral and fauna themes, and even insects.
The portraiture on these is "morning glory" on th...
The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves.
It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless co...
This piece is a 5" long, just scant of 1.0 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.
Marked only "Sterling," the maker is unknown, but the character of the work is Arts & Crafts, evocative of "Onslow" patterns produced by Arthur Stone and Tuttle, and suggesting an early 20th century date.
The rolled, broadly lined, handle tip that defines "Onslow" is p...