Price for the set of twelve.
They appear as a new offering in the sterling silver section of the 1885 Gorham catalogue, as one of "ten new patterns to meet the increasing demand for . . ...
It is stamped "E.S. & D.R. Burr" and "coin," for the jewelers located in the small, central Wisconsin town of Berlin. An entry in a 1919 "Jewelers' Circular," notes the death of Daniel Riley Burr at age 85, still resident in Berlin.
There is also a right-facing, bust that McGrew in his work on pseudo hallmarks identifies as an unknown Chicago maker...
It was brought to market by New York City's William Gale & Son, 1862-66, whose name, along with the word "Sterling" and the number "2" imprinted on the reverse.
Essentially flat, save for a slight (intentional) bend at the tip, it has a twisted central shank, and a shaped handle end...
It is marked "S[amuel]. Hoyt & Co" and "266 Pearl St" for the well-documented New York City maker who worked by himself as well as in numerous partnerships. This location dates 1836-50.
An "Oval Thread" pattern, it is without a monogram or removal and is in especially fine condition.
The hand polished only finish is bright and even...
Just slightly smaller than a tea or dessert knife, it is a youth size piece.
An "Oval Thread" design, it is stamped "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm of the period. It is also marked "Sterling," which is early for this date; coin would be expected.
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and blunt-end blade...
Made in Boston, it is stamped "H.B. Standwood & Co.," for a firm that eventually became a part of "Shreve, Crump & Low."
The pattern is a scroll design similar to one produced by Farrington & Hunnewell, also of Boston, in the mid 19th century.
The inscription, a large, fancy "S" over "1877," postdates the actual manufacture of the piece by about twenty years...
Price per piece, five available.
This 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy at .9 T. oz., egg spoon is such an example.
It is a "Bead" pattern, with the design appearing on both sides of the handle. The reverse has a fancy script "CBD" monogram.
The oval bowl is generously sized at 1 3/4" long and 1" across at the widest...
It bears a Baltimore assay mark of a "Maryland shield and the letter C" that was used 1825-30, along with "S. Kirk" in script.
The assay standard for this time was established by law at 11 parts out of 12, or 91.7% silver (vs. 92.5% for sterling and 90% for coin), commentary in the Baltimore Museum of Art volume "Mary...
It also incorporates a raised rib that breaks and separates into two parts that carry onto the surface of the tine area. This adds dimension and interest to this 6" long, approximately .8 T. oz., youth fork.
It has a feathered script "CCH" set sideways on t...
Price for the pair.
The style of this suggests the earlier end of that date range.
They have rounded ends, with very slight beveling on the backsides. The fronts are engraved in a fancy script monogra...
It has a "Tipt" end, rounded and heavily beveled shoulders, and a pointed end bowl.
The backside of the handle has an elegantly rendered, feathered script "TD" monogram.
It is stamped "J.L. [Jared] Moore & Co." (1796-53) for the well-documented jeweler and watchmaker. This particular mark, with the "& Co.,"...
Its mid 19th century pattern is a variant of "Tuscan," attributed to New York's Michael Gibney, or a similar design called "Cottage" produced by Joseph Seymour, John Polhamus, William Gale, and possibly other makers.
This example is only identified by the retailer's name, "J.W. Helmer," location unknown, stamped on the backside.
It has a particularly charming script engraving set sideways on the handle. This read...
Price per piece, three available.
In his later years he operated as an optician and spectacle maker, although as this spoon attests, silver was his stock in trade in earlier years.
This is a well-crafted piece, which a broad handle end with a subtly tipt backside, a line drop on the heel, and high, angular shoulders o...
Price for the group of seven.
Three were made by Gorham, marked lion, anchor, G, and have feathered script "SC" monograms. They measure 6" long each, while the set weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz. They carry the retail name "Rhoads," for Charles G. Rhoads of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia.
The second set is also coin silver, and comprised of four spoons, 5 7/16" long, approximately 2.3 T. oz. collectively, with feathered script "SST" mono...
Price for the pair.
They also have deeply beveled and highly angular shoulders coming off the bowls.
The pair weight approximately 1.0 T. oz. combined, and each one has the same feathered script, period "HM" monogram engraved on the front.
Each one is imprinted with a right facing "eagle" pseudo hallmark...
Price for the set of six.
They are stamped "E.E. & S.C. Bailey," for brothers Ebenezer and Samuel, who established a partnership in Claremont, New Hampshire, circa 1825.
They are particularly well-crafted and elegantly formed. Slender in shaped, they have elongated "Tipt" handles with upturned ends. The bowls are also rather narrow and long, and have pointed tips and exposed drops on...
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.
It is stamped on the underside for pro...
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. oz.
It was never monogrammed and is in excellent ...