It is a handsome item exhibiting sophisticated design and manufacturing processes.
The twist feature was a favored device in the period, as was the fine engine turned surface complimented by precise brig...
Price per piece, two available.
Having the typical-to-the-piece extended blade with three, slightly upturned tines at the end, this example is 8 3/8" long, weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz., and is all silver with a hollow handle.
It is stamped "Ball Black & Co." for the premier New York City establishment of the period, a...
It has sculpted margins decorated in scroll, leaf, flower, beading and lattice detail. The pattern at one and the same time appears Victorian and Elizabethan in nature.
This example is a 6 5/8" long, heavy at approximately 1.4 T. oz., tea or dess...
This example is a 5 7/8" long, not quite .9 T. oz., sugar spoon.
It has a scallop shaped bowl, has never been monogrammed, and is mint estate condition, without any visible wear or flaws.
Marks are "Sterling" and the three part Schofield emblem.
The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and berry set midway on the handle, with an expanded ivy motif on the backside heel of the bowl.
This example is an 8 3/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., serving or table spoon, with the name "Sanford." engraved in script, set sideways on the handle front.
This is an early piece, unidentified as to ma...
In some instances, the heads are gold, and that is the case with this oval 2 5/8" by 2 3/8", just over .8 T. oz., cuff bracelet. It has an overlapping area, so is expandable beyond this size.
The gold appears to be a thin overlay rather than a separate cast and applied piece, although the figures are nonetheless set in h...
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They are English in origin and fully hallmarked for London, 1897-98, sterling, and WB/JL for William Gibson and John Langman (also operating as the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.).
Traditional in design, they are round, with heavily repoussed bodies, applied hatched rims, and stand on three lion's paw and shell legs.
Each piece has a reserve area which ...
Marked only "Coin," the convex, shaped side and pointed end handle with bright cut engraving, is indicative of Philadelphia silver of the c. 1860 period, particular so that of William Faber.
The blade is wide, has an upswept tip, scalloped back, and is engraved in a design akin to that on the handle.
The join with the handle curves up and is especially thick, lending it extra streng...
Price for the set of twelve.
They are early examples of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."
With fully original (meaning not made up), pointed bowls that are slightly larger, i.e. wider, than typical grapefruit or orange spoons in this line, and having a central bottom ridge as well as fluting in the heel, and slightly flanged shoulders, this form...
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It is also stamped "Patent 1848," which is the date of the "Gothic" style pattern, as designed by Abraham Wood of the New York City firm A&W Wood.
The handle is engraved "Williams" in cursive lettering.
In excellent condition, pattern detail remains ...
This example of the pattern is a solid silver tomato server that measures 6 3/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.6 T. oz.
The defining feature of the piece is an approximately 2 5/8" by 2 5/8", flat, reticulated server, with in this instance, raised shoulders with high relief acanthus le...
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Cauldron shaped, each one has a knurled band below the top rim and is fitted with a pair of upswept, solid silver, handles with anthemion leaf detailing.
Both pieces are eng...
It is a robust piece, with a broad, slightly upturned end, "Fiddle Thread" aka "French Thread" pattern handle.
This is engraved in script lettering "M.W.C." on...
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"Georgian Revival" in style, they stand on solid, not weighted, footed bases, and have screw, not sleeve, caps with simple flame finials and slightly different sized holes to accommodate the salt and pepper grains.
Made by Manchester Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island, they date from the early decades of the 20th century.
In outstanding condition...
This last mark apparently is something of a mystery to collectors of English period silver. A letter from Anthony Brown, that appears in the May/June ...
The pattern is "Marquise," which is something of an egg and dart design, and is also reminiscent of the diamond cut identified by the same name.
A Saratoga chip server, this form is one of the most unusual and specialized pieces in any flatware line.
It is marked "B&SD" for Benjamin and Samuel Demilt. Multiple sources date this New York City partnership to 1820-35.
It also has a "lion, bust, G" pseudo hallmark that John McGrew in his work on such marks attributes to an unknown NYC maker.
The pattern is a "Kings" design on an hourglass shaped handle with a plain reverse save for the marks. The bowl has a shell back.
It is eng...
In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."
He further observes, "A...