The bulk of the piece is a flat, tapered, blade with a satin matte finish. The handle is tubular with scrolling detail on either side where it joins the blade. This extends along the edges of the backside of the blade, having a naturalistic look like the roots of a tree...
It is oval in shape, measuring 2" long by 1 13/16" wide, and weighty at nearly 1.4 T. oz.
It has a paneled body that is bordered by high relief, applied scroll and acanthus leaf design edges.
The main panel on the wide side is engraved "Helene" in a delicate script...
It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."
It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.
It measures 6 1/2" by 3 1/2". The natural bristles themselves are 2 3/4" long.
The design is an opulent floral and scroll motif, featuring both roses and asters or daisies.
It is in very fine condition...
It has a flat surface, with slightly beveled edges, and rounded ends that taper from 1 1/4" across at the wide end to 1/2" at the narrow end.
Otherwise plain, it has a flourishing, Art Nouveau style "JA" monogram." The style of this suggests a date circa 1900...
The clean design and hand hammered surfaces clearly place them in the Arts and Crafts mode.
One of them has a "K.F.B." monogram and the other a "W.P.B." monogram, both in the same block lettering.
These may be individually crafted studio pieces, as opposed to manufactured items. They are unidentified as to maker...
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...
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...
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. The spring remai...