The refinement of the firm's output shows fully in this relatively simple, but exquisitely finished, item.
The handle is flat, with a graceful curve and essentially chiseled shape on its terminus and borders...
Price per piece, two available.
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...
It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history...
The "crown, S, eagle" pseudo hallmark stamped on the blade was one of three used by Utica, New York's Charles C. Shaver. A major producer, Shaver "also maintained a large retail operation" according to silver authority Dorothy Rainwater...
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...
It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz...
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...
Price for the pair.
They are a "Reverse Tipt" pattern with double monograms. The fronts read "LHW" in a particularly elegant script, while the backs are engraved "W.S.P." in fine, but less elaborated lettering.
They are in very fine condition...
Price for the pair.
This pair of 6" long, approximately 1.2 T. oz. combined weight, spoons carry his name along with a "arrow, W, shield" pseudo hallmark. McGrew documents this in his volume on marks, stating it is unidentified but possibly a second stamp for James Watts.
This matched pair are clean and very handsome. They have pronounced fid...
It is large, measuring 8 7/8" long, with an essentially round bowl that is 3" in diameter and 1/2" at the deepest, and heavy, weighing nearly 2.8 T. oz.
Rarely found, this is not a named line pattern with Gorham, but it is in the manner of a "Pointed Antique" with a broad, slightly down-turned, end. It has notched shoulders where it joins the bowl, an...
With one exception, standard references offer no information about this mark, and that one identifies it with David Mendel, 1852-65.
A private source, citing Boultinghouse "Silversmiths of Kentucky," notes there are two possibilities, David a...
This example is a 6 5/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., preserve spoon or large sugar spoon.
The style is characteristic of the period, with an "Oval Thread" pattern handle and a shell bowl. The backside carries a script "JAL" monogram.
In very good condition, it is essentially absent wear and has a warm, bright, patina. The bowl is free of dents, dings, cracks, or burrs.
Marks are a ...
That is evident on this piece which is marked "Sterling," indicating it was made after 1868 when Gorham adopted this standard over coin silver.
"Grecian" place pieces do not seem to appear as frequently as serving items, and this particular piece is surprisingly scarce.
It is in very fine condition. Polishing wear is minimal, w...
Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," Indianapolis. Interestingly, most sources cite Talbott for spelling of this firm, with the exception of Kovel's which cites Hiatt "The Silversmiths of Kentucky" as its source and uses a single "T."
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. The shap...
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. He has a wistful, forward-looking gaze, appa...
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 and the hi...