This 8 3/4" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., table or serving spoon, has complete and clear marks for these makers, "PB/AB," sterling, 1791, and a duty (bust) stamp.
It is an "Old English" form with a downturned, tipt backside, handle...
This piece is a small silver jewel in that its major feature, namely the bright cut Aesthetic period engraving on each arm, that includes a lily of the valley flower, is exquisitely executed in a technique that shows diamond cutting at its finest...
It is marked "Bigelow.Bros & Kennard" for the major Boston firm that operated under several name variations, and "925" in an oval for sterling silver.
The handle is an "Old English" pattern with a "Tipt" backside...
Solid silver, it is a 2" high, 2 1/2" top diameter, 1.9 T. oz., master salt dip that sits on a rimmed pedestal base 1 1/2" across.
It is round and smooth walled with a triple lined border around the outside top, and has never been monogrammed or inscribed...
It has a rim bottom and top and is otherwise plain except for two inscriptions.
One of these, "Castlelow 1854," relates to the maker's marks on the underside, which reads, "E. & D. Kinsey," "Prem. B...
The pattern, "Douvaine," is the embodiment of the Art Nouveau style, for which Unger became so well known in both silver flatware and jewelry realms.
It features a dolphin or fish image at the tip of the handle, and a renaissance or gargoyle like figure or mask face set midway on the handle...
The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Thread."
The shank, which is stamped in two places "W.G & S" for William Gale & Son, New York City, 1850-66 various years, is four sided and attaches to an open heel area with pointed shoulders...
This example is a 9 1/2" long, 2.1 T. oz., ice cream server.
The blade has a curved and upswept lower edge that leads to a pointed tip. The upper edge is raised and has a scalloped flange edge, which repeats on the lower shoulder.
The surface is engraved with a rosette motif with acanthus leaves leading from this...
Price for the set of six.
They are stamped "T[heodore] Evans & Co.," for the New York City and Newark, New Jersey firm with dates 1855-65.
The pattern on these is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" aka "Plain Thread" and they are monogrammed "Hofman." in script lettering set sideways on the handles.
In excellent condition, they retain well-shaped, pointed bowls that are free of tip wear, d...
Price for the set of three pieces.
The pattern is "Medallion" dating from the 1860s, and features Wendt's young male figure on the fork and spoon, and his less commonly found female image on the knife.
The high relief portraiture remains crisp and sharply defined on all ...
Price for the set of twelve.
Made by Whiting, the company's "lion" emblem and "Sterling" are stamped on the backside of each piece.
Probably dating from the late 19th century, and toward Art Nouveau in manner, the pattern features a stylized, raised grape cluster and leaf motif on the terminal end. The lower section of the handle has an also raised lea...
It is a looped handle baby spoon in the "Acorn" pattern, which is one of the defining designs of the Danish Modern style.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it is in excellent condition, free of bends, dents, or burrs, and having a bright, even, finish.
For pickles (or suitable for olives as well), they have thin, twisted arms with small, three-tine, cupped grips that retain traces of an original gold wash, and were designed to reach deep into a caster.
The upper areas just below the crimped (for strength) arch, are broad and notched in a design that echoes Gorham's "Imperial" pattern of this time frame, a...
Produced at a time when the company was enjoying great prosperity and was especially productive, it exhibits sophisticated design and high quality execution. This is especially evident in the plum-shaped, notched edge, bowl that is intricately engraved and finished with a matte gold surface on the interior and bright gold on the exterior.
It is a fuller expression of the motif than the company's "Lotus" pattern of about the same period--and nearly a mirror image of Gorham's line by the same name and time--in that it incorporates more detailed and literal imagery.
The bowl on this 6 7/8" long, approximately 1.1 T. o...
A multi-motif line issued in 1880, the style draws upon Aesthetic sensibilities. The primary element of the design is a fish, possibly koi, set against a raised background suggestive of marine elements, including waves and seaweed.
The three tine, cupped, grips have textured surfaces and rich, intact, g...
Solid silver, it measures 4 1/2" overall, weighs .9 T. oz., and has an elongated bowl with a narrowed and splayed mouth, which is finished in a soft satin gold wash.
It is fully identified for the manufacturer, J.B. & S.M. Knowles of Providence, Rhode Island, and identifi...