American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1426968 (stock #4278f)
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$23.00
Price per piece, 7 available.
An expressive floral design that features densely arrayed, high relief blossoms and leaves of what appear to be chrysanthemums or ageratum, "Yetiv" was an early 20th century Art Nouveau pattern.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, approximately .8 T. oz., oyster or seafood cocktail fork, marked with the animal head emblem of "H.H. Curtis Co." who shared this design with Mount Vernon. Other marks include "sterling" and "Pat...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1426922 (stock #4277f)
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$28.00
Price per piece, 3 available.
Born in Connecticut in 1799, Frederick Marquand learned silversmithing from his father in New York City, which was the location of his primary business activity. He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia, where he was listed in directories 1820-26 (Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths).

The identifier on this 5 7/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., "Reverse Tipt" teaspoon with a shell back bowl, is "F. Marquand" with a three part "bust, lion, G" pseudo hallmark...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426890 (stock #4276f)
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Numerous American silver manufacturers experimented with enamel on metal flatware in the late 19th century, perhaps paced by the allure for this highly decorative style that European producers, notably Faberge, had created in the marketplace.

George Shiebler was particularly successful in this effort in his "Maintenon" line introduced in 1895.

This example is a 7 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., preserve or serving spoon...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1970 item #1426849 (stock #4275f)
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$70.00
This cup or mug stands 2 3/8" high to the rim, 2 7/8" to the top of the handle, has a top diameter of 2 7/8", a 2 1/2" flat bottom base, and weighs approximately 2.6 T. oz.

It has a plain, cauldron shaped body and a cee scroll, hollow, handle.

It is stamped on the underside "Fisher" with a "crown, f, shield" emblem for the Jersey City, NJ, and New York City firm that was the circa 1936 successor to M. Fred Hirsch (out of business by 1975)...

All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1426819 (stock #4274f)
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A 3 1/2" by 2", 3.1 T. oz., rectangular box with rounded edges and corners, this item is a folding cigarette case.

It bears the "A.A" Moscow assay mark for Anatoly Apollonovich Artsybashev with an 1893 date and an "84" indicating the silver standard, which is equivalent to an .875 purity, which slightly less than coin (.900).

This is repeated on the inside of each half, along with a maker's mark, which reads, "C.HA8APOBb," above which is a "head in an circle" emblem...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426789 (stock #4273f)
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The combination of an olive spoon and fork joined on opposite ends of one lengthy piece was a table serving item that was particularly popular in the second half of the 19th century.

This 10 3/4" long, weighty at just over 1.5 T. oz., item dates from this period and follows the general template for the form.

It has a twisted stem with a central, flat bar that is bright cut engraved in an Aesthetic style fern, leaf, and lily of the valley pattern...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426739 (stock #4272f)
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$98.00
A late 19th century "Kings" pattern variant, Dominick & Haff's "Charles II" features a prominent raised shell on the handle front and a concave one on the back, as well as a heavily beaded edge with honeysuckle detailing mid-handle.

This piece, a berry serving spoon, is large, 8 7/8" long and consistent with the line, heavy at 2.9 T. oz...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1426712 (stock #4271f)
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$135.00
Having rounded, double scroll shoulders, with a triple leaf drop and a different single leaf also flanked by scrolls set mid handle, "Pacific" issued in 1870 by San Francisco's Schulz & Fisher was very much a period design. It is highly reminiscent, for example, of Knowles & Ladd "Crete" and Gorham's "Pompeii," both contemporaneous with "Pacific."

This example is an 8 7/8" long, nearly .9 T. oz., pie server marked "coin" for the silver content...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1426650 (stock #4269f)
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Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing just over .6 T. oz., the handle on this spoon features two Art Nouveau manner blossoms (perhaps clematis) and trailing leaves on its handle front.

The backside is plain save for the marks, which are "925/1000" and "sterling."

A child's piece, it reads in the soft finish bowl with a hint of an original gold wash, "This little pig went to market," with an engraved scene of a pig in a cart being pulled by a horse...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426617 (stock #4268f)
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$135.00
Price for the set of ten.
These ten, matching, (after dinner) coffee spoons measure 4 1/2" long each and weigh a substantial 4.6 T. oz. the lot.

Dating from the mid to late 1860s, they are marked for the Boston firm of "Bigelow Brothers & Kennard" and are to a sterling standard, as indicated by the "925 in an oval" alongside the company name...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1426580 (stock #4267f)
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$144.00
Price for the set of six.
Measuring 5 3/4" long each and weighing a relatively substantial 5.2 T. oz. the lot, these teaspoons are marked "G.W&H" for the 1833-45 partnership of William Gale, Jacob Wood, and Jasper Hughes. They are also stamped with a "bust" and "eagle."

This was one of numerous business associations prominent New York City silver manufacturer that Gale entered into in his long career.

The pattern is a "French Tipt" aka "Fiddle Tipt" with upturned ends.

They are all engraved with a fine, script, ...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426524 (stock #4266f)
Old Friends
$180.00
Price for the set of six.
All matching, each of these oyster or seafood cocktail forks measures 5 5/8" long, with the group weighing 3.0 T. oz.

Made by Whiting circa 1885, the pattern is commonly referred to as "Peony Twist" referencing the large, single blossom that appears on the handle end, which is joined to a turned stem. The flower area is arched and has a satin matte surface on both sides.

These have three tines, the outer two of which are curved and hooked. The heel area is embossed with a starfish, and is ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1426476 (stock #4265f)
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Dating from around the turn of the 20th century, this spoon measures 5 1/2" long and weighs just over .8 T. oz.

It is a child's piece, with the pronounced feature of a baby's chubby face bursting out of the bowl, like a little bird coming out of an egg shell.

The handle pattern portrays a viny leaf and flower design on the front that embodies an Art Nouveau influence, and a plain, bordered, backside that in this instance is engraved "Sibyl" in script lettering.

In immaculate condition, ...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1426430 (stock #4264f)
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$135.00
References indicate that the "S. Kirk & Son" mark along with the peculiar to Baltimore "11 oz." silver standard designation (midway between coin and sterling) that appears on this 2 1/8" diameter, 1 1/8" high, .9 T. oz., early, napkin ring, was used in the mid 19th century and again 1880-90.

Plain bordered, the main part of the sidewall is convex and chased in the "Repousse" design that is the hallmark of Kirk.

There is an open reserve area which in this instance is engraved "R. Butler Jr....

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1426301 (stock #4263f)
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$38.00
Price per pair, two pairs available.
Measuring 5 5/8" long each, and weighing 1.3 T. oz. combined, this matching pair of teaspoons were made by Alvin at the turn of the 20th century.

The pattern, "Apollo," is Colonial Revival or Adamesque in style, and features a raised shield surrounded by a laurel wreath and ribbon and bow on the notched end handle front.

Otherwise these are plain, save for the marks on the reverse, which include the Alvin three part emblem, "Sterling," and one other stamp, which appears to be "JWx."

In ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #1426240 (stock #4262f)
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$385.00
In his foundational work Gorham Silver, Charles Carpenter indicates that Gorham introduced its line of copper wares in 1881, with "most pieces . . . made in the 1881-1885 period."

This 4 1/2" long by 2 1/4" high cigar lighter actually bears a date mark for 1888 on the underside, along with the model number "Y20," "Gorham & Co.," and a single "anchor."

This has a dragon handle, bronze spout and cap through which a wick feeds, and solid silver scenic applique on two sides.

The imag...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1426198 (stock #4261f)
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$85.00
A Colonial Revival bead, leaf, and scroll design issued in 1900, "Old Newbury" quickly established itself as one of Towle's standard bearer patterns.

This example is a medium, albeit actually large at 8 1/2" long and very weighty at 2.9 T. oz., cold meat fork.

It has four broad and curved tines, the inner two of which are joined by a leaf-like crossbar.

The handle is inscribed with a fancy Old English "C" monogram.

In very good condition, the only signs of use are fine surface scratc...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1426168 (stock #4260f)
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Variously identified as a tea, dessert, or breakfast knife, this piece measures 7 1/8" long and weighs 1.4 T. oz.

It is solid silver, with a flat handle and blunt-end blade.

Dating from the 1860s, the pattern is an "Oval Thread" made by John Polhamus, New York City, whose "J*P" mark appears on the blade, which is also stamped "Tiffany & Co.," which in this instance was the retailer.

It is also marked "Sterling," which silver standard Tiffany required of its sources even while coin was s...

 
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