It is marked "Sterling" and "Shreve & Co.," for the San Francisco firm known for its Arts & Crafts style silver, which the "Norman" pattern on this exemplifies.
Introduced in 1909, "Norman" is reminiscent of Shreve's "XIVth Century," and was offered in a plain version and with a hammered surface, as on this.
The upturned handle front is en...
It is a 2 3/4" by 2 1/4 by 1/2" tall, 1.23 T. oz., solid silver shell form nut dish.
It rests on two ball feet and the heel of the shell.
An estate piece, it has never been monogrammed or inscribed. It remains in choice conditio...
This is an original production example of Reed & Barton's "Love Disarmed," issued in 1899, and is marked with the company's "eagle, R, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. Appl'd For," all in very fine lettering.
All the details are exactly as they should be on an old example. The baby's face is rounded and fully delineated. The chest, neck, and arm surfaces of the fe...
This piece is a 7 1/4" long, just over 1.1 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife.
It has a broad, 1" wide, flat, blade with an upswept, pointed tip, and notched edges.
There is a line script "MLJ" or "MLT" monogram engraved sideways on the handle.
In very fine condition, this is without any evident wear and has a bright, even, finish.
Marks are T...
This item dates from the ten year period when Harley operated on his own after the dissolution of the partnership.
The style is characteristic of its place and time, with a rounded end, engraved, "Antique Tipt" handle.
There is a block letter "JFS" rep...
The Greek Revival die struck pattern features an anthemion end with flanking rosettes and palmettes, joined to a tubular stem.
This example is 6 1/4" long, just over .8 T. oz., youth fork.
Among other details of Curran's story, Hood notes that he was "a product of the Tiffany School" and "went on to become Tiffa...
Price for the set of six.
The "Grape" pattern on these six, 6 1/16" long, 4.4 T. oz. the group, teaspoons is a pattern that, while marked for this company, is attributed to Whiting and was in fact patented by Michael Gibney in 1855, with this date imprinted on the backsides of these.
A charming design that features two clusters of grapes on...
Price for the pair.
They are marked on the reverses with the company's "eagle, R in a shield, lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat June 25 07.," all in very fine lettering as would be expected of early pieces.
Each item is also engraved in an artfully lettered, delicate, "H E A" monogram on the reverse.
In immaculate condition, thes...
Price per piece, four available.
The same entry further adds, "The Luxembourg Museum in Paris acquired their own Mythologique service for their collection in 1896."
Elizbeth Williams, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Rhode Island Scho...
This example made by Frank Smith in the "Newport Shell" aka "Puritan" pattern evidences these characteristics. It is 5 3/4" long, weighs .6 T. oz., and features the requisite 1 3/4" long, 5/8" wide, scoop end.
It is fully original, meaning it is not made up or adapted from another item as some pieces in the marketplace are, has never been mon...
Price for the pair.
He produced jewelry and flat and hollow ware. In addition to the piece noted above, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum has a leaf form spoon of his that is listed on its online catalogue.
Working from 1897 onward, he established the partnership of Potte...
A souvenir spoon, it is artfully crafted.
The shank portrays a branch embellished with grape leaves and fruit as well as poppies. This is surmounted with a prospector's mining pan with a cluster of nuggets inside. A pick and shovel lie behind this and a rope handle bucket above it.
An especially ...
One only available.
This 6 5/8" long, weighty at 1.5 T. oz., example was made by Gorham in its "Buttercup" pattern.
It is an early production piece marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1900," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "Smith, Patterson Co."
This retains a portion of an original pale gold wash on both sides of the bowl, although it is minim...
Price per piece, three available.
Measuring 7 1/8" long and weighing approximately 1.2 T. oz., this is a lunch, or simply a regular or place, piece.
It is characterized by a narrow shank that broadens widely, comes to a point at an unturned end which has a raised scroll and diamond drop that looks something like a fleur-de-lis...
This example is 5 1/2" long, .8 T. oz., sugar spoon.
It has a shell bowl with a swirled interior and piecrust edge.
The handle front features a single, full, bloom at the tip, with two buds lower down from this.
The backside portrays a cascade o...
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It features a leaf and blossom motif with the leaves in this instance wrapping around the middle tier of the 4 1/8" diameter bases of these two, matching, 10" tall, baluster form, candlesticks.
These are marked on the undersides "Spring Glory," "International," with the Simpson, Hall...
This example is a large size, 5 1/8" long, weighty at approximately 1.5 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs.
The upper end of one arm is engraved in a fancy, feathered script, monogram that appears to be "HOS," while the other arm is inscribed "1902."
Given the pattern was introduced in 1885, and since the s...