This spoon bears his "M.P" punch, along with an "anchor, star, bust" pseudo hallmark that McGrew assigns to Pelletreau post 1831.
This correlates with the likely 1832 date of this singular spoon that features a bust of George Washington...
The terminus is rounded, with a "Tipt" backside, and a tapered, slightly upturned, pointed end typical of the form.
It has a satin finish that is plain on the backside and finely engraved in an intricate, stylized design on the front. There is a reserve area which has an Old English "M" monogram...
It is stamped "Gorham & Co.," "Patent 1861" and "Coin" on the backside of the blade, and is engraved "Bertha" in Old English lettering on the front of the handle.
Solid silver, it has a flat handle and blunt end blade. The pattern is raised and appears on both sides of the handle.
It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear and with a blade that is free of nicks or burrs...
One, it is an example of Tiffany retailed coin silver. Early to adopt a sterling standard, coin instances perforce go deep into the history of that storied company.
Second, it an "Olive" pattern, which is one not commonly found among Tiffany's offerings...
Early pieces distinguish themselves from later ones (and fakes) by their exceptionally fine detail and finish. The handle is up-tipped, which is another feature associated with older examples; subsequent issues had flat handle ends.
It is without a monogram or removal and in mint estate condition...
It has a 4 5/8" by 3" at the widest, blade with raised shoulders that have flange shoulders with scalloped edges.
The handle has a fan shaped end. It and the blade are extensively engraved in a stylized design that suggests a dating circa 1870.
The backside is plain save for the imprinted word "Sterling," without a maker's or retailer's identification...
It is marked Bailey & Co. (1848-78) for the firm that became Philadphia's renowned "Bailey, Banks & Biddle." It also carries the pseudo hallmark of manufacturer "Taylor & Lawrie," who sold to "Bailey & Kitchen," forerunner of "Bailey & Co."
Price per pair. Please ask about individual purchase.
Identification for this, presumably, retailer is elusive, but other pieces with the same name bear the pseudo hallmark of silversmith Richard Huntington of Utica, so this likely places Le Gross in central New York.
It is a well-formed item, with a broad end, and high, rounded shoulders off the somewhat elongated, pointed tip bowl.
What particularly d...
Priced as a Pair.
Made of coin silver and dating from about 1860, they are marked on the blades with a "bust" and "JS & Co" for Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.
These are a matched pair in all aspects, except for the inscriptions on them. One is engraved "Marion." in Old English lettering, while the other reads "Daniel" in script on one side, and "F.D.G." in a fancy ...
That is the case with this 5 7/8" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., presumably wine taster, or possibly nut spoon, with a likely late 19th century date.
It has an oversized, seemingly carved, roughly rectangular, 3 1/2" by 2 1/4", handle.
The design is enigmatic, and could trace to multiple origins.
Overall the imagery suggests it found inspiration in Aztec themes....
It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily," marked with the company's lion logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. App. For."
It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Showing only light polishing wear on the high spots, the design remains ...
Offered as a pair at a single price.
Dating from the second quarter of the century, both of these master salt spoons are marked "A.E.W." One is 3 7/8" long and stamped "11" while the other measures 3 3/4" and stamped "10.15." Both these are standard marks particular to Baltimore and roughly equate...
No reference, however, documents the "P.L. Taylor & Jones" mark on this large, 8 7/8" long, significant weight, 1.6 T. oz., "Tipt End" table or serving spoon, suggesting it was, like the man himself, a short-lived enterprise, and thus rare.
The piece is a superb example of what it is. Carefully honed and crafted, it manifes...
Price per piece, two available.
Sold to Towle and Jones in 1860, Moulton's business formed the bedrock of the firm that eventually became Towle Silversmiths.
That Joseph was a capable craftsman is unequivoc...
It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz.
Baldwin's "B.G" is frequently accompanied by a pseudo hallmark, which is the case with this, which is stamped with a "bust, lion, D," which McGrew in his work on manufactu...
Price for the set of ten.
Each one is stamped "E. Whiton," for Ezra, 1797-1858, working in Boston by 1821.
Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing 4.0 T. oz. the lot, they all have the same, block letter, again 18th century in style, "A." over "M. B." monograms on the backsides, as well as line drops on the bowls.
The are in immaculate condition...
This 8 5/8" long, nearly 1.9 T. oz., coin silver tablespoon is marked with the "T.U" and "I.V" indicative of that partnership.
It has a rounded, "Reverse Tipt," down-turned, end and a pronounced drop on the bowl. The shank is narrow, thick, and smoothly joined with th...