It is engraved "Martha" in script on the handle front, and "Akron. O." "Dec. 25. 1891." on the reverse.
Made by Wood & Hughes, the pattern is that company's "Venetian," which is a Moorish or Renaissance Revival design.
The plum-shaped bowl is relative large and elongated at 3" by 1 13/16" wide, by 3/4" at the deepest. It has a central groove in the base, a flange rim, ...
The pattern is the company's fabled "Olympian," which builds upon motifs drawn from classical mythology.
The theme on this is "satyrs receiving instructi...
Price for the pair.
The pair is comprised of a 7 3/8" long knife and a 6 3/8" spoon. Both are very heavy, with the knife weighing 1.8 T. oz., and the spoon 1.5 T. oz.
Made by Whiting, the handles have the same shape and proportion as that company's "Berry" pattern, save the design on these is acid etched (rather than die struck) and portrays characters from children's rhymes. On a par with Tiffany's "Jack and Jill" youth items...
It has a flat, solid silver, handle with a square end, and a pointed and tapered blade, and may be a (butter or cheese) spreader or for fruit. Whatever its function, it is not a readily found piece.
Never monogrammed or inscribe...
The lower section is a typical, albeit large at 12 1/4" long, piece. There is a smaller, 9", matching, top half attached to this. It is held in place by a fixed bar and spring mechanism so it pivots.
The whole ensemble weighs 6.4 T. oz.
There is a pin that secures the pieces together; this can be removed to separate the parts for cleaning.
Each of the parts has lattice work pier...
The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.
The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG" ap...
The firm's stamp, "T&H" appears on both arms of this 6 5/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., pair of tongs.
Well crafted, they are fiddle shaped with a raised shell design on each of the beveled edge arms, and have deeply cupped, acorn form, grips.
There is a handsome, feathered script, "ELH" monogram engra...
It is a saupoudreuse, that is a sugar sifter or sprinkler, with a 2 1/2" diameter, ribbed and delicately pierced, shell bowl.
The handle reverse has an elegant, leaf script, pe...
While a relatively contemporary piece, the scrolled terminal pattern, "Onslow," is an older English design, and the three tine configuration also harkens to an earlier period, all defining this as a reproduction piece.
Never monogrammed, it is in excellent estate condition. There is no visible wear, the t...
Price for the set of six.
They are early production items in Whiting's scroll motif, "Louis XV" pattern. All the pieces are stamped with the company "lion" logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1891."
Never monogrammed, they are in excellent estate condition. The handles are free of dents or splits, and remain tightly secured with the blades, which apart from slight wear o...
Price for the pair.
This matched pair of 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons marked with the company "CR" emblem, "Sterling," and "26 S," are no doubt inhouse production items, consistent with the firm's best work generated during the first quarter of the 20th century.
The pattern is "Onslow," which is an older English design that features ...
Price for the set of six.
First, they are exceptionally fine, extra weight, 5.9 T. oz. the group, examples of Wood & Hughes' Moorish or similar, Renaissance Revival, "Venetian" pattern.
Second, they are anniversary presentation pieces, with mirror inscriptions front and back sides of the handles. The reverses read "HCA" in an elegant, feathered script "HCA" over "Nov. 3d, 1852." The obverses are identical save for a different year, "1877."...
It is an elegantly crafted, sterling silver, piece made by London's George Smith and William Fearn in 1787-88, with sharp, clear hallmarks for the same.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a downturned reverse tipt end, and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.
The handle front has a diamond bright cut edge with wriggle work detailing, and a lion's head crest...
The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features images of Florentine style, bearded figures on the end of the handle and the backside heel of the bowl.
This example, retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as indicated on the handle reverse, along with the D&H three part emblem, the word "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94.," is the pierced version of this pattern.
The more common examples of "Renaissan...
This dating also correlates with the model number "1700" (and order number "3007") which is included with the above marks.
A very large, open master salt, it has a round, slightly inward tapered body that measures 2 5/8" across at the top opening, stands 1 ...
This 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., tablespoon is an early example of his work and is imprinted on the backside "W. Mitchell Jr." in a banner.
It is a "Reverse ...
The marks are rubbed, but clear enough to identify the maker's stamp, TC on the horizontal intersecting with WC on the vertical, belonging to Thomas and William Chawner, as attributed by Grimwade in the "unregistered marks" section. The leopard and lion are blurred but legible, while the date letter is difficult to identify precisely, but the Got...
This example is a 7 1/8" long, substantial weight at 1.7 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
It has a decorative bowl, with scalloped shoulders and a swirling design in the interior, which is engraved in a flower and leaf motif that matches the overall pattern. The matte surface retains a portion of its original pale gold finish.
It is in excellent condition an...