American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1155631 (stock #1312fr)
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$195.00
Stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G, "Pat. 71," and "Sterling," this 5 5/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., cream ladle is a fine period piece. The pattern is Corinthian, which falls generally in a Moresque style with, as implied by the name, a nod toward classical Greek design. The piece is a form commonly referred to as a "bucket ladle." The term derives from the shape of the bowl which is this case is 7/8" deep and 1 1/2" across at the top...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1141352 (stock #1196f)
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Measuring 6" long and of good weight, 1.4 T. oz., this sterling silver sugar sifter is the smaller of two sizes that Gorham made in its 1860's Medallion line. It has a 2" round bowl with a scalloped edge and coffered sides, and both the front and back sides retain a goodly portion of their original gold wash. The classical female figure remains sharply defined and crisp, having been spared polishing wear. The backside is plain and absent a monogram or removal...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1119732 (stock #1024f)
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$195.00
Bonbonnieres are bonbon spoons set large. In some instances, the size exceeds 10" long and that alone makes them commanding pieces. Add to that intricacy of design and the net effect can be quite compelling. The form was popular in the late 19th century, and no company was more successful in producing impressive examples than Gorham. This example is model number 588 offered by that company...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1910 item #1211811 (stock #1759f)
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$195.00
Renowned for its Art Nouveau designs, Unger Brothers is equally well regarded in the dual realms of flatware and jewelry. This c. 1900 example of the company's work is a hollow, 2 5/8" long by 1 1/2" at the widest, approximately .5 T. oz., pin or brooch. It is a completely original piece and not one of the knock offs or counterfeits that are available in the marketplace.

It features a woman wearing a large brimmed hat or bonnet that is festooned with daisies...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1190295 (stock #1580f)
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$185.00
A popular form during most of the second half of the 19th century, this c. 1870 sterling silver olive server has a spoon on one end and a fork on the other. It measures 9 5/8" long and weighs 1.0 T. oz. Made by Gorham, and stamped with that company's lion, anchor, G hallmark, as well as "Sterling," it also carries the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." It has a twisted stem with a shield like detail toward the fork end. This is monogrammed "S" in Old English lettering...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1169761 (stock #1430fl)
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$185.00
Marked with the Whiting lion emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "2524," this c. 1885 matching pair of master salts are of a singular style. Each one measures 1" high, has a base diameter of 1 1/2", a top diameter of 3", and weighs approximately 1.1 T. oz, a little over 2.2 T. oz. together. There is a wide, 3/4", rim encircling the relatively deep, gold washed bowls and this has a formed surface that is no doubt inspired by the Aesthetic taste...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1221090 (stock #1834f)
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Measuring 7 3/8" long and weighing 1.7 T. oz., this sterling silver sugar sifter is a fine example of quality 18th century English silversmithing...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1203835 (stock #1690f)
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Measuring 7 7/8" long with a bowl that is 2 7/8" in diameter by 3/4" deep, and weighing a substantial 3.4 T. oz., this "Frontenac" gravy ladle is exceptionally large. It is an early example of this Art Nouveau design, marked with the Simpson, Hall, Miller helmet-over-shield emblem of International Silver, "Sterling," and "Pat'd." It is in exceptionally fine condition and without a monogram or removal. It has a slightly upturned end and retains all the fine detailing that characterizes origina...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1237992 (stock #1966f)
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A turn of the 20th century pattern, Blackinton's "Helena" nonetheless retains ornate Victorian design sensibilities. It portrays a fleur-de-lis form at the tip of the handle, beaded and striated edges on the borders of the handle, and scroll detailing in other areas. This is all offered in relatively high relief.

This example is a salad serving set, although each of the two pieces could easily serve additional functions. The four tine fork measures 8 5/8" long and weighs 2.5 T. oz. It h...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #953542 (stock #649b)
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Open salts were a staple on any Victorian table. They were produced in a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic, and as the case with this pair, in silver.

No company generated more examples of this form than Gorham. Indeed, the Tompkins book on this subject documents a full century of Gorham's production.

According to Tompkins, this set, item number 2480, dates to 1890. They possess a commanding look. They are large, 4 1/2" long, 1 3/4" tall, and weighty, 3.9 T. oz. combine...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1232092 (stock #1913f)
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$175.00
Graff, Washbourne & Dunn of New York City has a long pedigree tracing back to William Gale, a premier 19th century silversmith. The company, however, is arguably best known for the pattern "Robert Bruce," which dates from 1910. Indeed, this design has taken on a legendary character that possesses an aura not unlike that of the Scottish character for whom it is named.

The design clearly draws from the Arts & Crafts movement which was coming into its own in the early 19th century. The patte...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1196862 (stock #1638du)
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$175.00
In her work, "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia, 1730-1850," Vivian Gerstell describes Charles Hall (1742-1783) as a "prominent citizen as well as silversmith." She further remarks that he "played a prominent role in Lancaster during the Revolution. In 1774, he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence and of the Committee of Observation." This modest, and rather primitive looking, small spoon bears his identified "C. Hall" on the reverse, along with a second mark which is illegi...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1022941 (stock #513d)
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$175.00
This coin silver mug is inscribed "Eddie from Lenox, 1870" on the underside, and has an "EG" script monogram on the sidewall. Presumably the E stands for Eddie. Stamped "Coin" and with the number "3," the maker is unknown, but the craft is of high enough order to suggest a major house. The body is canister form, standing 3 1/8" high to the rim, 3 1/2" to the top of the handle, with a top diameter of 3 2/4" and a bottom span of 2 3/8". The spread to the end of the handle is 4 1/8". There is ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #830937 (stock #205b)
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$175.00
This sterling silver serving spoon is 9" long and heavy. The pattern is Gorham's Florentine. This is an expressive design that features a Renaissance style bearded figure at the end of the handle. This is an old example, with decorated flanged shoulders on the bowl. It has a script "EWK" monogram and is in outstanding condition. The bowl is free of dings, burrs, or dents, and retains part of its original gold wash. The form is flawless, and the finish finely patinated. Marks are lion, anc...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1930 item #1239829 (stock #1983f)
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$165.00
This candy dish measures 6" in diameter rim to rim and 8 1/4" handle tip to handle tip. It stands 1 1/2" tall to the top edge and 2 1/8" to the highest points of the handles. The weight is 4.7 T. oz.

It is stamped "International" along with the Simpson, Hall, Miller emblem on the underside. Other marks include "Sterling," "B33A," "Patented" and "Wedgwood" for the pattern name.

The design replicates that on the flatware of the same name and is embellished with additional classical elem...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1960 item #1234972 (stock #1940f)
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$165.00
Kirk's flagship pattern is "Repousse" which was offered in a flatware line and a wide array of hollowware.

This example is a large, 1 7/8" diameter, 1 1/4" tall, heavy at nearly 1.6 T. oz., napkin ring. It is model number "28," as stamped on the inside, along with the words "S. Kirk & Son" and "Sterling." The particular mark on this was used 1932-61 according to Rainwater.

The chasing is especially detailed and finely rendered, executed in high relief. There is a reserve area, which i...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1234374 (stock #1935f)
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$165.00
Stamped "Ball, Black & Co." for the prominent mid 19th century firm, this pie server is large scaled. It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz. The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.

The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse. There is a fancy, feathered script "CAC" monogram on the obverse, and what appears to be a "CAP" monogram on the reverse. Such details always raise the question of whe...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1144282 (stock #1214fb)
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$165.00
This item is an old, 1888 version, of Gorham Versailles marked lion, anchor, G, Sterling, and Copyrighted. It is also engraved "Norris. 1891" in script on the reverse, so its age is validated in multiple ways. The piece is a 9 1/8" long, heavy, 3.5 T. oz., large berry spoon. It is a very fine example, having excellent pattern detail that shows minimal polishing wear. The bowl is shell form and flawless, and retains its original pale champagne gold, matte finish.
 
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