The pattern is Gorham's version of "Olive," first issued in 1865, and given this is coin rather sterling silver, it dates no later than 1868.
It is an 8 5/8" long, 1.9 T. oz., table or place spoon...
Price for the set of four.
These four, matching, generously sized, 6 1/8" long, 2.5 T. oz. the lot, teaspoons bear his mark and have a second provenance in the inscriptions on the backsides, which read, "J.S. Pote" in script.
They are in choice condition, showing no wear and having bright finishes...
Other marks include a "lion, anchor, G," and the name of the retailer, Baltimore's "Geo. Webb & Co."
The design incorporates a large, fan-like, anthemion end attached to a tubular handle. The backside of the anthemion is plain with a leafy border, and never monogrammed...
It is stamped "J.R. Connell" and "coin" on the handle backside. Likely the retailer, Connell does not readily show up in references, although Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silver" has an entry for "John Connell," listed as a merchant, no mark shown.
The handle is a "Reverse Tipt" with an engraved front...
This is high fashion and complimented by a fancy leaf style lettered "EGD" monogram.
It could be a plate or equally serve as a wine caddy, of a size that could accommodate either a 750 ml or 1.5 liter bottle...
Marked "G.W & H" and with "bust" and "eagle" pseudo hallmarks, it was made by the firm of Gale, Wood and Hughes, one of the numerous partnerships that New York City's William Gale established...
Price per piece, five available.
The "Reverse Tipt" design on the handle of this 5 1/2" long, not quite .5 T. oz., teaspoon which carries this mark, suggests the earlier years.
The piece presents in a diminutive manner that in its delicacy is appealing. It has a broad handle end, with high, beveled "fins" off the join with the bowl...
The pattern is "Queen Anne" which has a broad rounded end, upturned handle, narrow stem, and a mid rib. The backside is plain, save for the marks.
This piece is a four-tine cold meat fork that measures 8 1/2" long and weighs a robust 2.3 T...
It was made by Albert Coles of New York City, whose three-part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem appears on the backside.
It measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over .5 T. oz., which is relatively heavy for its size.
The center portion of the handle is twisted while the sculpted edge upper end is extensively bright cut and engraved in line pattern, front and back sides.
It is very much a Federalist period piece, with a down-turned, exposed drop, pointed antique, handle. The handle is bright cut in a design that reflects its cosmopolitan origins in New York City.
There is a block "M*W" monogram, the style of which is also in keeping with its date.
It was made by Hugh Wishart, whose last name is imprinted on the backside and traces to...
Price for the pair.
A simple but well-executed "Tipt" pattern, they show the modest beginnings of a manufacturer which later produced some of the most elaborate designs of its time.
Each of these measures 8 3/4" long and has a feathered script "MAP" monogram set sideways on the handle. The pair weigh 2.8 T. oz.
They are in very good condition. Free of polishing wear, ...
The manufacturer's name appears on the backside of this 9" long, just over 3.1 T. oz., large serving, likely pudding, spoon. Other marks incl...
It has a broad, slightly down turned, "Reverse Tipt" handle and a shell bowl.
There is a fancy script "D W" set sideways on the handle.
It is in superb condition, showing no polishing wear, bends, nicks, or burrs, and having a clean, bright finish.
Marks on the reverse are the Johnson & Godley three part "eage, J&G, lion" emblem and the name of the retailer, "...
They are large at 6 5/8" long, and heavy at 1.7 T. oz., and combine a variety of period design elements. They may be pickle tongs, for use with a tall caster.
The lower portions of the arms are blocky where they join with the substantially-scaled talon grips.
This area is joined to ...
Price per piece, three available.
The handle is a pistol grip style with a band that wraps around the upper edge, terminating in a double leaf design. The blade has a blunt end and broadens toward the tip.
Each arm is stamped "F. [for Foster] Tinkham," born in Middleboro, Massachusetts, and documented working in New York City in 1840 as a jeweler and watchmaker.
The "Fiddle" shape of the arms on these correlates with that date.
The grips are shell form, and the arch is engraved in a very elegant feathered script, "SAE."
They are in remarkably fine condition, and especially so for an item the better part of...
It measures 6" long and weighs just over .6 T. oz.
It is a "Fiddle Tipt" pattern with a scallop shell bowl.
The handle is engraved "Della" in script.
Essentially a rarity because of its age and...
The specific "H&S" mark on this 8 7/8" long, heavy at 1.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is an early mark used 1857-64 according to the "Encylcopedia of American Silver Manufacturers."
It is also stamped "W.S. Taylor" for the Utica, New York retailer with dates, 1858-61, convergent with the maker's stamps...