American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1244856 (stock #2025f)
Old Friends
$300.00
The first design produced in-house and Tiffany's namesake pattern, "Tiffany" was patented in 1869...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1168975 (stock #1422fb)
Old Friends
$295.00
This sterling silver mug has triple provenance. It is inscribed in script on the sidewall "Virgil C. Gibney, 1885" and on the bottom, "From Charles P. Murray," providing two references therein as well as a date. It also bears the maker's name "Geo. C. Shreve" and location, "San Francisco," and the Shreve bee emblem, for a third reference. The piece stands 3" high, has a diameter of 2", 3 1/2" maximum span to the end of the handle, and weighs almost 3.3 T. oz...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1203126 (stock #1683f)
Old Friends
$295.00
A line of serving pieces named for the substance used in the handles, Whiting's 1890 "Ivory" is an amalgamation of a natural material with sterling silver. This example is a 6 5/16" long sugar spoon. It is marked with the Whiting emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "2888" on the reverse heel of the spoon. There is no monogram or removal. It is in excellent condition. The ivory is free of cracks, splits or other damage...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1097862 (stock #895f)
Old Friends
$295.00
The long-handled version, this salad serving fork and spoon in Gorham's figural Old Baronial are large and heavy. The spoon is 10 3/8" and weighs 4.2 T. oz., while the fork is 10 1/4" and weighs 4.3 T. oz. These are old items, having the decorated shoulders that show up only on earlier pieces. Furthermore, the fork bowl has detailed piercings which again is characteristic of older items...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1081097 (stock #798f)
Old Friends
$295.00
Also known as No. 88, Gorham's Lily of the Valley is one of that company's earliest line patterns. It was patented in 1870, as indicated by the stamp on this piece. Other marks include the word Sterling and a lion, anchor, G. A popular design since its inception, this remains a favorite among collectors. The design shows to full advantage at the scale of this 8 3/4" long ice cream server. It has a large, arced blade with a central vee. The surface is finished in a gold wash...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1228768 (stock #1896f)
Old Friends
$285.00
All original, this 8 9/16" long, 3.1 T. oz., pea spoon is a rare form. The pattern, "Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, and in this instance an Old English "F" monogram. The backside of the handle is inscribed "1909" in script.

The 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, bowl has a scalloped rim and is extensively pierced in the interior.

The condition is excellent estate...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1210247 (stock #1745f)
Old Friends
$285.00
A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit and leaves.

This example is an ice cream slice or knife. The form is one of the largest serving pieces offered in any line, and that is certainly the case with this 11 1/2" long, heavy w...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1176088 (stock #1469fa)
Old Friends
$285.00
While the appellation "New Tipt" would imply a plain, unembellished, design, Gorham's pattern that bears this name does not follow this assumption. It is quite detailed, trending toward an Egyptian Revival style. The lower portion of the handle is tubular, with beaded margins on either end. The broadened end features a pair of flanking leaves, possibly lotus, and an array of grassy elements set against a stippled ground. This item is a rare, 8 5/8" long, 2.1 T. oz., pea or ice spoon with its...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1132344 (stock #1126f)
Old Friends
$285.00
Whiting's Japanese stands alongside a number of patterns (Tiffany's and Woood & Huges' Japanese, and Wendt's Bird for examples) of the period that derived from an intense interest in things and matters Asian and Aesthetic. This example is a large, 9 1/8" long, 2.2 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a plum-shaped bowl with a central vee ridge and crimped or pie crust edging. The bowl retains most of an original pale gold gilt surface. The backside is engraved "Nellie." in large script lettering, ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1241720 (stock #1997f)
Old Friends
$280.00
This set of eight, matched, teaspoons in Gorham's "Old Medici" are early items, stamped with a "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and the word "Copyrighted."

Each one measures 5 11/16" long. They are hefty, with the group weighing 7.5 T. oz.

"Old Medici" is a dense, figural design that is subject to polishing wear. These retain all the intricacy of their original production, showing only minimal evidence of use. The main figure is a woman holding a bucket and all elements of her portraiture ar...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1217305 (stock #1804f)
Old Friends
$275.00
A pattern deeply rooted in the academic tradition, "Paris" incorporates an abundance of figural and representational beaux arts imagery. Made by Gorham just after the turn of the 20th century, the dominant elements are flanking cherubs supporting a torch. A cat sitting amid bowls and what appears to be a coffee pot sits mid handle. This assembly is repeated on the backside, minus the cat. The margins of the handle are festooned with floral and scroll elements, along with cornucopia.

This...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1193264 (stock #1607fa)
Old Friends
$275.00
Durgin's "Marechal Niel" offers a high relief, multi-dimensional portraiture of the rose which is its namesake. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both the front and back sides of the handle. This group of eight matching, 5 13/16" long, just over 6.9 T. oz., teaspoons are without monograms or removals and are in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever. They have well-shaped bowls free of dings, dents, or scratches and the overall finishes are brilliant. Marks are ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1800 item #1187727 (stock #1560f)
Old Friends
$275.00
The size of a sugar bowl, this piece may once have been part of a tea set, although it certainly stands on its own. The lowest portion measures 3 7/8" across at the widest, has a footed base that is 2 1/4" in diameter, rises 2 1/2" to the rim, and weighs 4.8 T. oz. It has a fitted, 4" diameter lid, is 2 3/8" high to the top of the finial, and weighs 3.3 T. oz. The total height of the piece with the cover in place is 4 1/2".

It is clearly and fully marked on the underside for sterling, Lo...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1221548 (stock #1839f)
Old Friends
$265.00
One of several patterns that Whiting produced c. 1880 with a twisted handle, this example has a round twist lower section joined to a four sided diamond shaped end. It is referred to as "Square Twist" by some sources, while that name is reserved by other sources for another design.

The piece is an ice cream slice. By nature, these are large items, but this exceeds even what would be expected of the form. It measures 12 7/8" long and weighs a massive 6.0 T. oz.

While evidently plain, t...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1218901 (stock #1818f)
Old Friends
$265.00
One of at least three, kindred, hollow handled patterns that Gorham produced in a limited number of serving pieces, this design is unnamed. A similar square or diamond design goes by the name "Hindoo."

This 9 1/2" long, just over 3.0 T. oz., pie server is a show piece. It is all sterling silver, with as mentioned, a flattened oval shaped, hollow handle. This is joined to a narrow, solid shank, while the large blade is thick and has sculpted shoulders that have a double banded reinforcing ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1950 item #1170568 (stock #1436f)
Old Friends
$265.00
Made in the United States in the mid 20th century, the design of this gravy boat replicates English style of some two centuries earlier. It is large, measuring 7" long, standing 4 1/2" at the highest point of the handle, and 4 1/8" at the widest. It is also extra heavy, weighing 8.1 T. oz. The handle and all three legs are cast and solid, with the former being scroll and acanthus leaf form, and the latter stylized shells. There is a scalloped flanged rim around the body. This tapers out as ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1198872 (stock #1657f)
Old Friends
$250.00
Gorham's "Imperial" is a mid 19th century, twisted handle design that incorporates a notched end handle with leafy elements that are reminiscent of "Olive." Wood & Hughes had a counterpart pattern. The patterns so closely parallel each other that they are nearly indistinguishable unless set alongside one another. Gorham's examples are rarely marked, while Wood & Hughes' almost always are, and this can be another way of distinguishing them.

This group is a set of 12 matched, Gorham version...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1148995 (stock #1255fa)
Old Friends
$245.00
What design elements prompted Gorham to adopt the name "Colonial" for this 1885 design is something of a mystery because it does not follow after any conventional colonial motif. The main feature of the pattern is striping that runs up about two-thirds of the handle. This is more subtle than appears, as the surface alternates between convex and concave and suggests banding, perhaps of a naturalistic material such as bamboo. This in turn implies an Aesthetic influence, which would be consisten...
 
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