It is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves and flowers, all under a rococo mantle and set in moderately high relief.
There were two versions, one with a solid background and one pierced. This 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth fork is the latter.
It was never monogrammed or inscribed, and is in very fine condition...
Flynt and Fales also note in their entry on him that he has been referred to as the "honest goldsmith" and that he "supplied well-crafted church silver and other vessels."
The style of this example of his work, an 8 5/8"...
This example is an 8 1/4" long, and consistent with the line, weighty at nearly 2.8 T. oz., medium sized cold meat fork. The serving end has four straight tines...
The pattern is "Chantilly."
This example likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th century. The handle is curved and engraved in a script "ETR" monogram.
It is in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having a bright finish. The four tines remain even, straight, and pointed.
The central feature of the pattern is a satyr's face that occupies the portion just below the reserve located on the slightly upturned end of the handle. Such imagery may be connected to 16th sculpture subjects associated with this German city...
A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to one source, and 1820-60 by another source...
It is marked on the handle reverse with the Whiting lion logo, an Old English "O," "Sterling," and on the heel of the bowl "PAT. 1902" and "R'G 1902," all in fine lettering as an old piece would show.
The nearly round, scalloped edge, scrolled interior, bowl extends 1 3/4" back to front and 1 1/2" across and has a subtle satin finish...
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 representative of the leaves, and this also serves as an enhancing design element...
This item is a 7 3/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., individual fish knife.
It is an early production piece, as indicated by the "1892" inscription on the handle backside. This is the same year the pattern was introduced.
The handle front has a flowing "MJC" monogram.
It is solid silver, including the flat blade with a scrolled upper edge...
Examples are lengthy, as is this 9 15/16" inch, .8 T. oz., piece, and have the spoon and fork situated on either end of a slender shank.
Within this framework there is great variation...
Price for the set of twelve.
Produced by A. F. Towle & Sons, the pattern was continued in production by its successor company, Lunt.
This rarely found group of twelve, matching, ice cream, or in today's parlance, sorbet, spoons all measure 5 1/4" long and have lightly inscribed "D" monograms on the fronts. Individually they have a somewhat light feel, but the group together actually weighs a substanti...
Two aspects of it, however, suggest it was a youth spoon.
One is obvious, specifically the engraving in the bowl, which reads, "JEFF Dec. 10. 90," which is likely a birth date.
The second feature is the dual sided gold wash on the bowl. This is an unusual embellishment for a place piece.
The pattern is Whiting's multi-motif "Berry," in this case elderberry, which is portrayed on...
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.
Secondly, it is inscribed on the reverse with a crest and a Gaelic motto "carid nam fecham" ("a friend in time of trial") both of which are associated with the Smythe family of Balharry, ...
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. The finish is bright and the...
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. Pattern detail...
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.
Writing in "Tiffany Silver Flatware," William Hood notes that the antefix (the anthemion design on the...
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. Otherwise the reverse is plain ...