It is a quality example, showing overall fine hammer marks. Apart from light surface scratches, it shows no signs of use. The bowl remains well-shaped and is free of tip wear, dents, or burrs.
The backside has a block letter "L.H.B" monogram.
Marks are "GI in a circle of dots," "Sterling," and "Denmark."
It utilizes natural forms such as acanthus leaves, stylized shells and unfurling fern fronds densely arrayed on the front of the handle.
The backside employs a wispy leaf and berry portraiture with an open area that is engraved with an Old English "B" on this 5 3/4" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., sauce ladle...
That is decidedly the case with this 4 5/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., item.
The pattern is "Louvre," which is a late 19th century full line design. This has a twist shank which attaches to a uniquely-shaped small, faceted, bowl. It measures 1 5/8" in diameter and is relatively deep at 3/8".
This is of uncertain purpose...
The company was known for its skillful Art Nouveau designs, and that capacity is reflected in this 6 1/8" long, rather weighty 1.5 T. oz., piece.
The pattern is "Wild Rose," one of numerous floral interpretations the company offered...
It is a turn of the 20th century pattern made by International. The company's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of these twelve, matched bouillon spoons. Each one measures 4 3/4" long and has an approximately 2" diameter bowl, while the group weighs 9 T. oz...
Robust, as indicated by the 3.8 T. oz. weight of this 9 7/8" long ice cream slice, the design features a shield set amidst high relief, scrolling, acanthus leaves. This functions as a reserve, which in this instance has a feathered script "FEB" monogram.
There is a medieval helmet above the shield and this constitutes the central and defining element of the pattern...
The firm's most readily recognized trademark is a crossed pick and shovel which references Joseph's two brothers' exploits in the Klondike gold rush.
This early 20th century item, a 5 13/16" long, .8 T. oz., souvenir spoon bears Joseph's mark, which is a fleur-de-lis within a triangle...
The style suggests a dating c. 1870, just about the time that the coin standard was being replaced by sterling.
The pattern is a "French Thread with a finely rendered, feathered script "EDM" monogram.
The serving end has four splayed tines, a cupped heel area, and scalloped shoulders...
These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.
City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full façade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves, ...
Broadly coffee spoons, they are larger than demitasse and frequently identified as "four o'clocks," and were made by Porter Blanchard, which is a storied name in 20th century California silversmithing. His name and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of the handles.
The pattern is an "Old English" with a reverse tipt, downturned end. This suggests they date from early in his career when he ...
Some would argue that her renown exceeds her skill, but however that sorts out, she is generally acknowledged to be the best of the several artisans to carry the Bateman name.
This example is an appealing 7" long, 2.2 T. oz., gravy ladle. The handle is an "Onslow" pattern with feathered notching...
This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."
It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly 1...
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front ha...
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....
This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives t...
The pattern is "Square Twist," which is a combination of a twisted and solid, four-sided handle.
5" long overall, it is joined in this instance to a round, 2 3/4" diameter bowl. The weight is .9 T. oz.
The bowl has a scalloped edge and an acid etched surface that reads "Washington" and "1890" in raised, flowing, Art Nouveau style lettering. Presumably the "Washington" references the state and not t...
It is an 11 1/8" long, weighty at nearly 3.4 T. oz., fish slice or server. It would originally have been paired with a similarly scaled fork, but stands on its own as a utilitarian item.
A straightforward design, its appeal lies in the novelty of the handle and the subtlety of the blade.
The blade has a graceful shape, wi...