The form was popular in the late 19th century, and no company was more successful in producing impressive examples than Gorham. This example is model number "588" offered by that firm.
It is medium-sized, measuring 6 1/8" long, has a bowl that is roughly 2 3/4" in diameter, and weighs just under 2.0 T. oz.
It is cast rather than die struck, as these forms generally were...
The trail of the numerous patterns produced under these various nameplates can be intricate, but that is not the case with this 5 3/4" long, just over .9 T. oz., "Josephine" sardine fork which bears the earliest Howard Co...
It is marked with the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of the company "helmet over shield" emblem, "Pat'd," and "Sterling." The end of the handle turns upward, as is characteristic of old production pieces.
There are six short tines on the 2" by 1 1/4" serving end...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, 1.5 T. oz. sugar sifter with a "Gourd" portraiture.
It has a nine-lobed, 2 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a gold wash on both front and back sides.
It is without a monogram or removal and in superb condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The bowl is free of dents, burrs, or nicks...
This example is a scarce, all sterling silver, asparagus server.
Measuring 9 3/4" long overall, and weighing 3.6 T. oz., it has a hollow, not filled, handle, and quite unusual for its time, a solid silver, 4" by 3 5/8", blade...
The latter was a die struck design originated by Henry Hebbard, while this is a labor intensive, built up, piece made from cast leaves joined to a wire stem that in turn is wrapped with smaller wires made to resemble tendrils. The entire shank and leaves have a matte gold finish...
Made by Durgin, the pattern is "Bead," which was introduced in 1893.
The design incorporates a beaded border on the handle, which has a tipt end on the slightly upturned front and a plain end on the back.
There is an Old English "H" monogram...
One of several sizes made in the "Repousse" pattern, probably varying over the decades long production run of this pattern, this one is medium length.
It has highly articulated talon grips...
An innovative producer, Dorthy Rainwater in her "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" notes that he received a patent for making spoons in 1859, and further that, "the company was one of the first to mak...
Price for the pair.
The pattern is Gorham's old "Medici," which is an elaborate design that features Renaissance period figures, including a woman carrying a bundle of fruit in her skirt, as well as satyr and gryphon images
These are particularly early examples, marked "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and "Co...
This 7 5/8" long, heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., cold meat fork is an early example of the line marked "925/1000," with the Towle "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1898," and the name of the retailer, "Bruce & Chapin," of Worcester, Massachusetts.
It has four tines, one of which has a beveled edge; the basket of flowers and ...
Price per piece, three available.
This example is a 5 3/16" long, just under .5 T. oz., five o'clock coffee spoon.
This is a particularly elegant item, with a relatively large bowl that is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides.
This attribution is further reinforced by the somewhat eggplant-shaped bowl with raised central ribbing on this 8 1/2" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. This is a form singular to Krider.
The interior of the bowl has a matte gold finis...
It is stamped "Sterling" and "Robbins, Clark & Biddle" on the reverse. According to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths," this firm was operating by 1876, which is the approximate date of this piece. Samuel Biddle left the company in 1878 to form Bailey, Banks & Biddle.
An ice cream server, it has a large, concave, blade. There are two round bottom vees with cur...
Price for the set of ten.
Originally identified as "A" to "L," this group encompasses ten of those pieces, omitting "D" and "H." The above image shows the ten arrayed corresponding with the catalogue page.
Each piece measures approximately 4 1/4" long, while the set weighs just under 3.4 T. oz.
They all have the same, stylized shell shape bowls with go...
This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.
The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a ...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.
They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.
The pattern is Gorham's "St. Cloud...
Price for the set of eight.
Each piece measures 5 3/8" long and has a script monogram that appears to be "GEHA" on an otherwise plain backside. They are relatively heavy, weighing 6.7 T. oz. the group.
All the pieces are in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having fine finishes. The tines r...