Its origins are Irish, with hallmarks indicating it was made in Dublin in 1821 by Joshua Buckton, as indicated by the "I pellet B" imprint. James Brady also dates from the same time, but his mark is absent the pellet.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a down-turned, reverse tip handle and a thumb drop on the bowl backside...
An English Georgian piece, it is fully marked for London, sterling, 1812-13, and maker Richard Turner (RT).
Variously identified as a platter, basting, or stuffing spoon, it is intended for heavy duty.
This has a leaf script "M" monogram on the front of the otherwise plain handle...
Price for the set of six.
Five of them are stamped with the "bearded man" 950 (higher than sterling) French standard emblem used 1819-38, along with a round guarantee mark, and the lozenge for maker Pierre-Phillipe Rousseau 1808-20.
The sixth piece is similar to the others, save it has a different maker's mark, which includes the letters "U, C and D," and is slightly lighter weight...
It is marked with Alvin's three part emblem, and the words "Sterling" and "Patent," all in fine, precise lettering as it should be on an old piece.
The flower and leaf detail on the handle is rendered in such sharp and clear design that even the pollen on the petals shows...
Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long serving spoon is large and very heavy at 4.3 T. oz.
The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand.
The bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 3 5/8" by 2 5/8" by 3/4" deep...
Presenting with a dramatic and bold look, this 9" long, possibly meat, serving fork is large and very heavy at 4.4 T. oz.
The handle is cast, and as indicated above, incorporates an intricate, asymmetrical, rococo, pierced design, which overall appears as quite grand...
It is also stamped with the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's carriage trade "J.E. Caldwell & Co."
The pattern is "Les Cinq Fleurs," which is an expressive Art Nouveau floral design...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce or small gravy ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flange shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border...
Price for the pair.
The pattern is a "Tipt," with beveled edges along the margins of the handles. The ends are slightly upturned, and the tines are long and tapered.
Each piece is fully marked with a "lion" for sterling, a "leopard's face" for London, a date letter "e" for 1834-35, a duty mark, and "WJ" for maker William Johnson.
Unadorned save for feathered script "H" monograms, their...
Its defining character is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.
As is typical of the rose and scroll motif of the pattern, Towle's "Old English," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
This is without a monog...
Price for the pair as a set.
The pattern is "Cantebury" by Towle, issued in 1893. The spoon measures 9" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz., while the fork is slightly shorter at 8 7/8" and lighter at 1.0 T. oz.
Both items have matte finish, gold washed serving ends and are engraved in script "1865-1915" on the handle reverses. There are no monograms or removals on the fronts.
It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief.
The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower corner, and a gent...
"Lily" is one of the most impressive of these, and is the pattern on this 4 1/2" long, .7 T. oz. bon bon or nut scoop.
This is a particularly delicate piece, even at this small scale retaining all the fine detail of the leaves, blossoms and stippled background of the intricate pattern.
The scoop is a statement in itself. It is spla...
This example is a 7 1/2" long, 1.5 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon. It has the plum-shaped bowl with a flange rim and central rib that Whiting used across several pattern lines.
There is a reserve area at the front of the handle which is a natural location for an inscription. On this piece that ...
This example is an 8 3/4" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork. Slender overall and with three elongated tines joined by a crossbar, it was designed to be a delicate implement.
The heel of the tine area is slightly cupped, and is embellished with an elaboration of the pattern on the shoulders.
Never monogrammed, this is in choice estate condition. There is no evident polishing wear and th...
A turn of the 20th century design, it was made by Alvin, whose company emblem and the word "Sterling" is imprinted on the handle backside in fine lettering.
The flowers on this item include an iris set midway on the handle, and roses at the terminus. These are accompanied by intertwined leaves, accent...
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.
Hebbard's "star, H, anchor" pseudo hallmark appears on the reverse, along with "Tiffany & Co.," and "Sterling."
It is engraved "EAS" in a delicate sc...
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. The tines remain straigh...