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This 8 5/8" long, exceptionally heavy at 2.7 T. oz., table serving spoon is a highest order example of manufactured silver of the period, and illustrates the reasons why the Cox name is associated with quality.
The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread." Unadorned save for an elegant, script letter "M...
First, its weight is substantial at just over 1.0 T. oz. Second, it is in exceptionally fine estate condition, essentially without wear, and having a bright, even, finish.
The "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread" pattern stands alongside many other iterations of this popular design, and the shell bowl is a common form...
Teaspoons are commonly found in this pattern, and other pieces somewhat readily so, but this large, 5 7/8" long, weighty 1t 1.6 T. oz., pair of tongs rarely surface.
The arms are mirror images of each other, with the portraiture of a young man set in profile, showing tumbling hair encircled by a garland of ivy...
It is stamped "Lincoln & Reed" for the Boston silversmith and jeweler, 1838-48.
It has an upturned "Tipt" handle that is plain on the front and has a script "R" monogram on the reverse.
There is a clean drop on the bowl and high, rounded shoulders off the bowl.
It is in exceptionally fine condition. There is no damage or evidence of wear...
The wheat bundle and sickle remain very sharply defined, retaining all their original detail. There is a feathered script "M" monogram below this. The bowl is flawless, with a clean tip free of any wear, and a lined drop on the backside. Lastly, the finish is lustrous.
It is stamped "B.C. Frobisher." for the well-documented Boston silversmith.
Measuring 9 7/8" overall and weighing approximately 1.1 T. oz., it has a central disk which in this case is inscribed with an Old English "M.E.F." monogram.
The fork end has three tines and hooked shoulders, while the pierced spoon bowl is scallop shell shaped. At 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", the bowl is uncommonly large for this form...
Sources indicate that Lord was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1770, was working in Rutland, Vermont, in 1797, and finally in Athens, Georgia, from 1831 until his death.
The style of this is early 19th century and likely dates from his Vermont years, but could trace to his Athens period.
It is very finely made, having a broad end with an extremely narrow shank...
It is made to an "11 oz." standard, and so marked, which is peculiar to Baltimore and equates to a .917 silver content, midway between sterling at .925 and coin at .900.
Yet the entry further adds, "A considerable amount of fine silver by him survives, and his name appears consistently in extant Assay Office returns," so he went from relative obscurity to a noted craftsman working in a significant early American setting. ...
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border....
Companion sugar spoon also available.
It is stamped "S.H. Johnson" for the early 1860s New York firm which had a short life before becoming the generally better known Kidney, Cann, & Johnson. There is also a three part, "bust, SHJ in a lozenge, lion" pseudo hallmark which is a second identifier of the company.
The flat, oval, handle is bright cut with wriggle work detailing. T...
The defining feature of the line is a cast "bust" that surmounts the lengthy, square handle. There is some variation from piece to piece, and in this case, the image is of a female looking slightly sideways.
A product of the Classical Revival movement of the period, the figure sits atop a pedestal base, much as she might be presented in a museum or salon, or in...
It is a large and sturdy cheese scoop, measuring 9 3/8" long, and weighing nearly 2.1 T. oz. The central portion of the shank is twisted, while the end is a broad and flat, notched disk. The surface is extensively engraved and has an area that is engine turned. This surrounds a central reserve that is engraved with an Old English "W.F." monogram.
The backside is plain, save for the name of the retailer, Bosto...
This pair of 6 1/8" long, just over 1.5 T. oz., coin silver tongs carry his mark, "W. Brown," along with the rather unusual identifier "Balt." stamped on the inside of each arm.
The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread." There is a feathered script "JMD" inscribed on the arch. The grips are scallop shell form.
They are in excellent condition. There are n...
Dating from c. 1860, it reflects the design sensibilities of the period.
The blade and handle are joined at a right angle by a stout extension of the blade that attaches to a twisted stem. The shaped, flat handle is extensively and finely engraved and finished with a fancy, feathered scr...
This pair of 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sugar tongs are a product of that partnership, marked "Hayes & Adriance."
They have a broad arch, 7/8" at the widest, that is inscribed "CC" in a period, feathered script. The grips are cup form and have expo...
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...