The pattern is Whiting's "Heraldic," which appropriately enough is dominated by the image of a medieval helmet set at the top of the handle. The remainder of the design incorporates a dense array of high relief, scrolling acanthus leaves...
This example is a 7" long, weighty, 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle.
It is in remarkably fine condition, free of the softening of detail that often affects the low relief structure of this multi-motif pattern...
The pattern is Watson's "Cherub," which takes its name from the winged (upward tilting) figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embodies a rococo sensibility.
The piece is in excellent condition...
It is marked "J.E. Caldwell" for Philadelphia's carriage trade firm, along with the word "Sterling."
The pattern is a "Kings," "English Kings," in a form that was standard to Caldwell. It conforms to all the conventions of this British inspired design...
This piece is very large scale at 12" long overall, and for that reason showcases the intricacies of the design to their fullest...
The quality of the company's work is always to a high standard, and that is the case with this 8 1/8" long, good weight at 1.8 T. oz., serving fork. With four, slender tines, the outer two of which are splayed, it is probably a beef fork...
It also illustrates the Victorian appreciation for refinement and penchant toward extravagant scale, especially as this sentiment showed itself in biggest center of commerce and arguably the most cosmopolitan American city of the age...
Many of Howard's lines are identified with successor firms Roger Williams Silver and ultimately Mount Vernon, and that is the case with "Josephine," the pattern on this 10 3/8" long, 3.2 T. oz., platter, stuffing, or basting spoon...
Price per pair, two pairs available.
Dating from 1883, it reflects Victorian pedigree combined with some Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, sensibilities.
It has a garland of flowers at the top of the handle, with an open space below this that in this instance is monogrammed "CNB" in fine script...
Much of the work of these smaller companies was not documented, and that is the case with this 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., beef, aka chipped beef, fork...
It has regal iconography.
The tip of the handle has a rampant, i.e. standing, lion, set atop a columnar handle. The lower section of the handle, just above the join with the bowl, features a stately looking, classical female figure draped in ...
Price per piece, three available.
It is an early production example of "Old Colonial," marked with the Towle lion emblem, "925/1000," "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."
It is without a monogram and in flawless estate condition. There is no visible wear, and the finish is bright.
The pattern, "Acorn," is one of Jensen's most recognizable and popular.
As indicated, this is in excellent estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches, it is absent signs of use. The bowl remains well-shaped and free of dents, nicks, or burrs.
The pattern is Wallace's version of "Kings," issued in 1903, and encompasses all the traditional elements of a design derived from English antecedents. The pattern appears on both sides of the slightly upturned handle, with the front having a convex shel...
It is of singular character with little to nothing about the pattern that explains itself, including the source for the name.
Hand-hammered, with a sharp, chiseled surface, it has a twist handle stem.
While examples of this flawless condition, 5 5/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., cocktail fork seem t...
The pattern is decidedly late Victorian, with abundant scroll detailing with floral embellishments. The design carries onto the cupped heel and shoulders of the four, slender tine, serving end.
There is a d...
Its defining character is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.
As is typical of its rose and scroll motif pattern, Towle's "Canterbury," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
This is without a monogram or r...
This example is a 4 3/8" long, just over .5 T. oz., four tine, baby fork.
It is without a monogram or inscription and in mint estate condition, absent wear or damage.
Marks are "Wallace," a deer head emblem, and "Sterling."