It reflects his diversity of style and essentially defies a design classification. There is a repeating floral and wispy leaf pattern on the outside surface that may reflect an Aesthetic influence, which was a mode that inspired much of Shiebler's work...
It is also marked "Sterling," model number "51," and with a maker's symbol which may be Whiting's lion, but as this is set on a ridge and difficult to read. Whiting as a maker is further advanced by the design on the hollow, flat-sided, handle matches that company's "Oval Twist," with the addition of a scroll end the two reserves on the sides...
A large version, this measures 10" long and is 4 1/4" wide at the end of the brush portion. It weighs almost 6.0 T. oz. total, but it is impossible to know what portion of this is silver and what otherwise...
These were particularly popular in the first part of the 20th century, and that is the likely period for this.
It is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. The silver is intact, free of lifting or marring.
It measures 4 3/4" long and weighs just over .6 T. oz. It has a tubular stem handle with a series of concentric rings. This has an Aesthetic sensibility to it.
There is a crosspiece at the attachment with the blade. This supports an element that suggests a Celtic knot in design, and which serves as the upper portion of the actual page marker...
Made by the Webster Company, it is stamped with the firm "WC and arrow" emblem as well as "Sterling" on the interior.
The applied edges are raised and have lined detailing. The band itself is engraved in a leaf and floral design, with the name "John" inscribed in script in the reserve area.
The condition is excellent...
It is model number "H171," and so marked on one grip, along with the word "Sterling," and the Gorham lion, anchor, G. The finger grip on the arch is engraved with an Old English "A" monogram.
The condition is flawless. There are no bends, nicks, or damage and the finish is appealing...