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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1351611 (stock #2971f)
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A late 18th century item, these sterling sugar nips are stamped on each finger holder with a lion and "RM" for Robert Makepeace II whose mark was entered into the London registry in 1795 (Grimwade).

Noted as a good maker in "Jackson's Hallmarks," his capacities show in this item measuring 5" long and weighing 1.3 T. oz.

They are solid silver, with cast, scroll form arms and clam shell grips.

The round crosspiece is inscribed "D" over "L*I" in block lettering...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1351500 (stock #2970f)
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A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus serving tongs also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper," located in New York City, and "Sterling."

Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 4.4 T. oz., they are typical in style and size with other commensurate pieces, but exhibit exceptional design...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1351257 (stock #2967f)
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Examples from the Watson's fruit series, these two, 6" long, heavy at 2.4 T. oz. combined, citrus spoons exhibit the high relief, Art Nouveau influenced, finely detailed design elements of this line.

The motif is "Orange," which features several oranges and leaves with textured surfaces. The background areas of the gray finish surface are stippled, heightening the decidedly sculptural quality of the composition...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1950 item #1351183 (stock #2966f)
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Marked on the underside "Sterling," "Handmade," and with a rubbed maker's mark for William B. Meyers of Newark, New Jersey, working dates 1932-58, this tapered and slightly splayed, handleless cup or small beaker stands 2" tall, has a top span of 2 1/2", a bottom diameter of 1 5/8", and weighs a substantial 3.1 T. oz.

This item was also offered with an accompanying dish or saucer, with matching figures applied on the rim...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1350997 (stock #2963f)
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This set of three spoons evoke the children's tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

Save for related inscriptions that read respectively, "Mama," "Papa," and "Ina," which nearly mirror the above referenced story characters, they are a matched set of Gorham's 1885 engraved "Nightingale" pattern.

The backsides of the "Mama" and "Papa" spoons are inscribed "1866 - 1891" in fancy lettering, while "Ina's" spoon reads "Nov...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1350922 (stock #2962f)
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Price for the pair.
Each of these two identical place forks measures 7 1/16" long. They are heavy, with the pair weighing 3.4 T. oz. combined.

Dating from the late 19th century, they are high quality items stamped "Hennegan, Bates Co." for the prominent Baltimore firm, and "Sterling."

The pattern is an engraved "Lily," which is more accurately "lily of the valley," and is one of several variations of the same theme made by numerous manufacturers...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1350717 (stock #2959f)
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One of the numerous partnerships that prominent silversmith William Gale of New York City entered into, "Gale & Willis" spanned the years 1859-62.

This example of his work is a 7 3/8" long, weighty at 2.0 T. oz., gravy ladle.

It has a twisted handle and broad, shaped, flat handle that is bright cut engraved with an engine turned background.

There is a shield reserve with an Old English "CPK" or "CPR" monogram inscribed on it...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1920 item #1350431 (stock #2954f)
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Dating from early in the 20th century, this tea caddy spoon measures 4 1/2" long and is relatively heavy at .6 T. oz.

The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.

Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1350374 (stock #2953f)
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This small, 1" by 3/4" by 1/4" high, 10 gram, or just over .3 T. oz, English vinaigrette possesses all the features that collectors seek in such pieces.

First, it is in choice condition and fully marked for well-known maker Samuel Pemberton, Birmingham, 1810-11. It is free of dents or cracks, the outside and inside hinges are secure, and it retains its original gold wash on all the interior surfaces...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1350318 (stock #2952f)
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The Stieff Company produced a series of flat and holloware based on items in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, of which this set of eight coffee spoons are representative.

Each one measures 4 1/2" long, while the set weighs 3.1 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1350277 (stock #2951f)
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Evidencing the imaginative design impulses of the Aesthetic mode, this circa 1880 5" diameter, 4.2 T. oz., possibly olive, bowl possesses several outstanding features.

It is double scallop shaped, with undulating walls with a flange rim. There are six smaller lobes with channels that run to the flat bottom base.

The interior retains a portion of its original gold wash finish.

The outside surface is acid etched in a branch, leaf, and flower motif that is both finely rendered and embl...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1350176 (stock #2949f)
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A handsome interpretation of an English "Kings" pattern, this upturned end table serving spoon measures 8 7/16" long and weighs a heavy 2.3 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Philadelphia's Peter L. Krider, whose name and three part, "lion, K, crown," hallmark appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling."

It is without a monogram or removal and in immaculate condition. There are no signs of wear. The generously sized bowl, 3" by 1 1/2" at...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1350135 (stock #2948f)
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This napkin ring is formed from a plain band that is moderately large at 1 1/4" wide, 1 11/16" in diameter, and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

It is model "673" made by Gorham. This number, the company's "anchor, lion, G" hallmark, and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the inside wall.

The outside is extensively engraved in an Aesthetic design that incorporates naturalistic and stylized geometric elements, all of which suggest a circa 1875 date.

There is a fancy, feathered script "HMR...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1950 item #1350026 (stock #2945f)
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A 3 1/4" by 2 5/8" oval that stands 3" high to the rim, 4" to the tip of the finial, this tea caddy weighs a substantial 6.1 T. oz.

It is stamped on the bottom with a clear but unidentified maker's mark (see image 2), and the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made."

Plain walled, it has a flat bottom and gadroon top rim and a fancy line script "RMW" monogram on the front facing side.

There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a bone or composite pineapple finial with silver leaves and knob ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1349842 (stock #2943f)
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An early production piece, this item made by Gorham is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The pattern is "Buttercup," issued in 1899. Featuring an array of delicate blossoms and leaves, it exhibits the abundance of expression characteristic of Art Nouveau design.

This piece is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., nut spoon or bon bon.

It has a gold finish, pierced bowl with a flange rim and decorated shoulders. This last feature is found only on older...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1349666 (stock #2941f)
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Price for the pair.
Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this companion youth spoon and fork set is "Diana and her nymphs," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line.

The fork measures 6 1/4" long and is exceptionally heavy at 1.8 T. oz. Also weighty at 1.7 oz. the spoon measures 6 1/8" long, which is slightly larger than a teaspoon.

Both items are engraved "Wentworth" and ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1349485 (stock #2939f)
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An unusual item perhaps intended for sugar, candy, or even a dresser item, this round bowl measures 4 1/2" in diameter and stands 2 1/4" high to the rim.

The faceted base is molded glass while the top is silver attached to an applied rim. The lid is divided in half and is fitted with a hinge and knob allowing it to open fully.

The fixed side of the top is engraved with an Old English "S" monogram.

The edge of the rim is stamped "Sterling," "95" (a model number), and with a rubbed gr...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1349411 (stock #2938f)
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A form popular in the 19th century lapping over into the early 20th, this tea strainer is designed to hang from the spout of a teapot.

It is comprised of an open ball or basket that is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep.

This is fitted with a wire bail handle which in turn is attached to a 2 1/2" long, pronged wire that locks into a spout, held in place by tension.

It is solid silver, weighing .9 T. oz., and marked "Sterling" on the rim.

This functions effectively to capture any ...

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