The pattern is identified as both "Nordic" and "Ladby #76."
It has a just off round, approximately 2 1/2" diameter, bowl, slightly upraised handle, and is without a monogram or removal.
It is in excellent condition. There are light surface scratches consistent with gentle use...
It is stamped "Duhme & Co." for the prominent Cincinnati firm. While the shape of the handle and the detailed engraving are characteristic of the company's output in the period, the twist handle is not nearly as common as the more typical solid handle.
It is in immaculate condition, showing essentially no wear...
It is an old example of Whiting's "Louis XV." The elaborate leaf and scroll design shows to advantage at the size of this. It runs the full length of the front and back sides of the handle, and carries onto the flange shoulders of the bowl...
The defining feature of the line is a cast, in most instances female, "bust" that surmounts the slender, square handle.
A product of the Classical Revival movement of the period, the figure sits atop a pedestal base, much as she might be presented in a museum or salon, or in a wall niche in an athenaeum.
This piece is a 5 7/8" long, not quite 1.0 T...
Dating from about 1890, it expresses both Aesthetic and Art Nouveau sensibilities.
Stylized rose blossoms appear to float amid a cloud-like setting framed by the scrolls. The design reflects a wispy and ethereal quality, with the imagery seeming to be disembodied from any real world connection...
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Marked on the undersides "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," "Sterling," "Hand Decorated," and with the model number number "3," they date 1925-32.
The pattern is "Repousse," which is the hallmark design of this firm. They have three paw feet each that are joined to the bodies in a leaf form...
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Long-lived, 1769-1852, he began working in the 18th century and continued well into the 19th century.
This 5 7/8 long, not quite .6 T. oz., teaspoon dates from early in the 1800s...
Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends...
Other elements of the design incorporate more typical to Wallace floral elements, including a bold iris that appears in two places on the handle and in the heel of the bowl, along with wild rose and violet blossoms.
This example is a 7 1/8" long, weighty at 1.8 T...
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They are marked "Benedict," for Samuel Ward Benedict, a well-known New York City jeweler and watchmaker, working 1818-60.
In his work on marks, John McGrew attributes the "bust, lion, C" pseudo hallmark that also appears on them to the "Gilbert-Cunningham/Cooper Complex."
They are a "Prince Albert" pattern...
In keeping with the company style, it is a reproduction of an earlier form, namely "Trefid."
It has a broad, bulbous handle end, with the defining three part, slightly upturned, tip. The backside has a stylized rattail extending about two-thirds of the length ...
This is an especially fine example in mint condition. It is Philadelphia in origin, marked "J.E. Caldwell & Co.," who would have retailed it. It is of a style and quality that suggests George Sharp or Peter Krider as a likely manufacturer.
The handle has a rounded, ti...
Priced as a pair.
Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and are only occasionally identified as by Durgin. This youth set provide that association, as both pieces are stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Sterling."
The knife measures 7 1/2" long, while the fork is 6". Both pieces combined weigh just...
They produced an extensive line of souvenir spoons, many with a mining theme, as is the case with this 6" long, 1.0 T. oz. example. It features a die cut image of a miner panning for gold in a stream flowing from distant mountains. A stand of evergreen trees forms a backdrop for him and his t...
It is lone coffee pot made imprinted on the underside "S. Kirk & Son," "Sterling," model number "184 A F," and "Hand Decorated."
It is a "Half Chased" Repousse, meaning there is a plain area on the upper and lower portions of the main part of the body.
There is a script "FFM" in the open area at the top of the body, just below the lid.
It measures 6 1/4" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz.
The design is individualistic in a way that is characteristic of Shiebler's work.
It has an irregular margin and slightly twisted surface. There is a figure of a Roman god, perhaps Vulcan given the nature of the organization, tha...
Identification for this, presumably, retailer is elusive, but other pieces with the same name bear the pseudo hallmark of silversmith Richard Huntington of Utica, so this likely places Le Gross in central New York.
It is a well-formed item, with a broad end, and high, rounded shoulders off the somewhat elongated, pointed tip bowl.
What particularly d...