It is marked "J.T & E.M.E. Chicago," whom John McGrew in his Manufacturing Marks on American Coin Silver identifies as J.T. and E.M. Edwards, working 1852-64.
There is a finely engraved, script letter, "HPC" set sideways on the handle.
Essentially without wear, it remains well-shaped, free of bend...
This example is an 8 3/8" long, weighty at 1.2 T. oz., long-handled olive spoon.
The 2" long by 1" wide bowl is pierced in a "fleur-de-lis" motif which is a flower associated with the pattern's namesake, Joan of Arc.
Never monogrammed, this remains in flawless condition. Without polishing wear, it has a bright finish. The bowl is free of dents, ...
They were produced in sterling silver, with earlier pieces marked with the company's "eagle, R, lion" emblem and later items stamped "Reed & Barton," and also in silverplate.
There were at least sixteen flowers portrayed, with an additional four variants, for a total of twenty.
This group includes, from left...
Price per piece, three available.
Jackson's Hallmarks identifies this firm as a "major manufacturer," and the quality of work on this piece validates that assessment.
It has an "Old English" handle with an upturned, slightly tipt end. This is extensively engraved front and backsides in a fine, bright cut, design that includes rosettes, Vitruvian s...
Marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1885," the pattern is "St. Cloud."
Designed by Antoine Heller, renowned for his Beaux Arts figural motifs such as "Versailles," "Fontainebleau," and "Mythologique," this non-figural, leaf and anthemion motif hints at Aesthetic influences in such as a the tight, circu...
This 7" long, nearly 1.5 T. oz., place or dessert spoon is stamped "Patent.," "Palmer, Bachelders & Co.," for the Boston retailer, 1864-84, and "Pure Coin," which was a term used in New England.
In excellent condition, polishing wear is nil. All the details of the pattern, clear to t...
The only similarly themed line is Whiting's "Heraldic," while a weak third is Baker-Manchester's "Spartan."
All three feature a knight's helmet at the handle end, which in Alvin's instance is also embellished with scrolling acanthus leaves.
This is the most robust of the three iterations, as is evidenced by this 7" long, very heavy at 3.3 T. oz., gravy ladle with a 2 1/2" by 2 1/8" by 3/4" deep bowl....
Other marks on this include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's "Geo. H. Bechtel."
"Ionic" is a Greek Revival design that incorporates a central rosette with a stylized a...
The high, pointed and steeply chamfered shoulders off the bowl are also characteristic of this region's style.
Consistent with this, it is stamped "Sterling," "925/1000," and "Duhme & Co." for the prominent Cincinnati firm. Examples of this pattern were also made in coin silver.
Engraved with a...
The name accompanied by location seems to be a rare mark as standard sources fail to illustrate it (although the mark of "Goodwin & Dodd," 1811-21, includes "Hartford" as shown in Flynt and Fales work on New Eng...
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Even Louis Belden's scholarly work, Marks on American Silversmiths, reflects this uncertainty, assigning this single surname to one of three possibilities, George S. or Henry Gelston, or Gelston & Co.
Attribution for this pair is more complicated by an additional "bust, eagle, leaf"...
Price for the set of six.
Each one is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" along with the standard mark "10.15," which is roughly equivalent to coin silver. This specific combination of marks was used 1846-61.
Each piece has a feathered script "EVE" monogram engraved on the front and an exposed thumb drop on the bowl reverse.
In exceptionally f...
Not quite wide enough to serve as a wine coaster (although it could accommodate a narrow bottle such as for port or an aperitif), its function is uncertain.
The top has an applied, Chippendale style, rim, and is engraved in an artful "ARA" monogram. The overall style is Arts & Crafts, with the piece dating from the early 20th century.
The sidewall i...
The pattern's high relief, rose motif extends from the handle onto the front side heel of the blade of this solid silver, 7" long, relatively heavy 1.3 T. oz., master butter knife.
Having a delicate, feathered script "HW" monogram set sideways on the handle front, it remains in excellent condition. There is soft polishing wear and su...
A meat or game fork, it is stout, measuring 5 1/2" long, 3 1/4" at the widest, and weighs a sturdy 2.8 T. oz.
It has three flat and broad, solid silver tines joined to a short, turned, baluster form handle.
There is a thick, natural (ivory or bone) or synthetic material, crossbar grip that has silv...
The maker was Zalmon Bostwick, who was born in Vermont and worked as a silversmith in New York City, 1841-56 according to one source, 1841-52 to another.
A clean piece with a particularly bright, hand polished only, finish, it has a finely rendered, feathered script, "CCI" or "CCJ" monogram set sideways on the handle.
The ovoid bowl measures 1...
The import of Liberty & Co. is apparently more significant than the modest comment in Jackson's implies.
Known for jewelr...
One of a series of different Art Nouveau floral patterns interpreted for each of the twelve months, this reads "March" in upraised lettering.
The associated flower is "violet" shown in full blossom and in bud, surrounded by sinuously arrayed leaves and stems.
It is inscribed "J.V.B." in delicate script letter...