Almost never marked, it frequently goes unrecognized for what it is, namely coin silver produced by the above maker...
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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 these six, matched, 6 1/8" long, 3....
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The pattern is Whiting's 1885 "Lily of the Valley."
These stand apart on two bases. One, they are the less common, twisted handle, form of this piece. Two, they were retailed by "William Kendrick's Sons," the renowned Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, known as a supplier of julep cups...
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They have finely articulated, raised shell ends on plain back, arched, handles with exposed drops on the bowls. Each one is engraved with a large "EI" or "ET" feathered script monogram set sideways on the handle front.
The maker's mark is "*H*," which is attributed to Daniel B...
A popular design in its period, examples of it are readily found. This piece stands apart, however, for the naturalistic leaf, flower, and bird motif engraved on the blade.
It is also inscribed "Viola" on the backside of the handle...
This 8 5/8" long, approximately 1.6 T. oz., solid silver, example by Alvin is true to form, with a handsomely cut and engraved, slightly cupped, 4" long by 1 5/16" at the widest, pointed serving end...
It is a substantially sized piece at 9" long and weighing just under 1.5 T. oz.
Having a scalloped handle with an engraved surface, it reads as both characteristic for the period and for Philadelphia. The backside is plain save for the marks...
It is marked "Huntington & LaBoyteaux" for a partnership that existed 1850-56, between William C. Huntington, who first established himself in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1846, and Issac N. LaBoyteaux (Cincinnati Silver, Amy Dehan)...
Stamped "Coin" on the larger blade, there is no further identification, save that this belonged to "Emily" as engraved in script on the reserve area on one side of the engine turned surfaces of the handle...
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Each one measures 7 1/2" long, which is an unusual size by contemporary convention in that it is lengthier than a dessert spoon but not quite as long as a tablespoon. In their time, when large scale was favored, these would have served as standard place pieces...
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Marked "Sterling," they were retailed by Boston's Crosby & Morse (1864-69) and carry forward some of the design sensibilities of earlier coin silver flatware.
They have plain handles with rounded and upturned terminals. The lower sections are engraved in a period design with a central palmette motif, while the ends have script "EL" monograms. The backsides are unadorned.
The design on this 8 3/4" long, approximately 2.0 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon features a bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. It is altogether quite charming in a bit naive way, in its representation.
Commonly referred to as "Spray," it is sometime identified as "Bouquet," and while made by Durgin, is occasionally attributed to other makers.
Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, sometimes carrying the Durgin name or "D" emblem, and...
This 6 7/8" long, .9 T. oz., spoon dates from the earliest years of the firm, and may have been produced by it.
It has a flat handle, with notched edges and an anthemion shaped tip. The surface front is extensively engraved with diamond bright cutting, wriggle work, and cross hatching. The backside shows much simpler, lar...
The pattern is Gorham's "Cottage," which according to company archives, was in active production for over thirty years, beginning in 1861.
As this pair are stamped "Sterling," they date post 1868 when Gorham adopted the sterling standard. Earlier examples of "Cottage" were made in coin silver. This is a...
One is the applied classical head of the sort that gave this genre, "Medallion," its name.
The second feature is the engine turned surface of the blade. This was a widely used decorative technique at the time, one because it was appealing, and likely two, because it demonstrated a specialized capacity of a given manufacturer.
This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2...
This 6" long, .8 T. oz., cucumber server is an old example that has never been monogrammed and remains in original condition.
The defining characteristic of this piece is its pierced, circular serving end that has six curved prongs on the lower edge, and a raised shoulders.
The pattern remains well-defined, the finish is bright and even, and the server is without bends, nicks, or burrs. ...
He is also associated with Savannah, Georgia where he spent some of his early working years.
This 6 9/16" long, heavy, 1.5 T. oz., probably youth fork is stamped "Marquand & Co." which dates it 1830-33.
It is a "Kings" pattern with a plain back. The front is inscribed "Rock...
It is a fine representation of the design sensibilities and manufacturing skills of the period.
The stem is twisted while the scalloped edged handle end is flat with a slightly upturned tip. The surface of this has an engine turned background complimented with bright cutting and a wriggle work border on the backside.