American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1205015 (stock #1702f)
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Measuring a generous 9 1/2" long, and weighing just over 2.3 T. oz., this serving spoon is marked "JS" for John Smith (Smyth), with the remaining hallmarks indicating Dublin, Ireland, and 1802. It has a down turned handle with a reverse tipt end, and an exposed drop on the bowl. The front is monogrammed "AMB" in a feathered script. The condition is very good. The handle is flawless, while the bowl has some pebbling in the base and the slightest bit of tip wear...
All Items : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #1183383 (stock #1529f)
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Marked on the blade "1847 Rogers" (International) and with "Meriden Conn." in a circle, this master butter knife measures 7 1/2" long and has a blade twisted at a right angle to the handle. The pattern is "Arcadian," which is one of the few silver-plated designs that rival comparable sterling pieces. The pattern features classical figures offered much in the manner of Gorham's "Versailles" or Tiffany's "Olympian" and dates from the same 1880's period...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1022941 (stock #513d)
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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"...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1215855 (stock #1794df)
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This lot consists of three, coin silver teaspoons dating from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries. Two are are by Philadelphia's Joseph Lownes, 1758-1820.

One of the Lownes is 5 3/8" long, just under .5 T. oz., has a slight tip end on the reverse, an exposed drop, and a feathered script "EM" monogram. The condition is good. There is polishing wear and there are light surface scratches, but it retains a well-shaped bowl...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1193431 (stock #1608f)
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Not formally named, the pattern on these three pieces is an "Oak and Acorn" motif that was produced by Boston's Farrington & Hunnewell. It dates c. 1865.

It is an engaging, double die struck (meaning it appears on both sides of the handle) design, singular for its time, and considerably more detailed than the common patterns of the period, such as "Olive" and its variants...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1190858 (stock #1588f)
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Old and original examples, each of these four individual butter spreaders is solid sterling silver. They have flat handles and are without monograms or removals. They measure 5 3/4" long and weigh a relatively heavy .9 T. oz. apiece. Frontenac is an Art Nouveau daylily design dating from 1903. The pattern is exceptionally detailed, showing to full measure all aspects of the lily blossoms including the stamens and pollen flecks on the petals...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1221682 (stock #1840f)
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Each of these four forks measures 7 3/8" long and is heavy, with the set weighing 6.2 T. oz. They date from the third quarter of the 19th century and all have a fancy, feathered script "ELH" monogram set sideways on the handle.

The pattern is "Fleur de Lis" by Albert Coles, whose three part pseudo hallmark is stamped on the backsides.

They are in excellent condition...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1195691 (stock #1628f)
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Engraving was brought to a high art form in the late 19th century and these four teaspoons exemplify the technique at its highest level. Made by Durgin, each measures 5 3/4" long, while the group weighs 2.4 T. oz. These illustrate bright cut work, which is a subset of engraving employs deep cuts that create a faceted edge with a highly reflective, diamond like quality. The background around the cutting has a satin matte finish which further emphasizes the glimmer created by the cutting. The ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1194756 (stock #1621f)
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The last and most successful Kings iteration, Gorham's "King George" was patented in 1894, with pieces so marked. Other identifiers on these three 4 3/4" long bouillon spoons, and two individual 5 3/4" long, solid silver individual butter spreaders include lion, anchor, G, and "Sterling." Relatively heavy, each item weighs .9 T. oz. and has the same flowing script "McL" monogram. All the pieces are in excellent estate condition, evidencing no polishing wear and having good finishes.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1226763 (stock #1880f)
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These spoons trace to the highly regarded Blanchard family of Arts & Craft silversmiths. They are marked "B09" in an oval, demarcating the year (1909) that George Blanchard left the employ of Arthur Stone and established his own shop in Gardner, Massachusetts. This symbol is associated as well with George's son, Porter Blanchard, who eventually migrated to California and essentially became legendary in his field. They are also stamped "Sterling."

The spoons all match, measure 4 1/8" long,...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1217305 (stock #1804f)
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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.


All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1219350 (stock #1822f)
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Dating from 1887 and originating with the Simpson, Hall, Miller division of International, "Kenilworth" embodies Victorian design sensibilities. It features scroll elements on either end of the beaded border handle, with matching detailing on the pinched shoulders.

This grouping is a set of six 4 3/4" long, 1.9 T. oz. the lot, strawberry forks. They are without monograms or removals and in flawless condition. The tines are all straight, pointed, and free of bends or burrs.

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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1151335 (stock #1275f)
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Please note: the illustration is of twelve items. Six remain.

Each of these salad or pastry forks measures 5 5/8" long and has the same script "JL" monogram. The group weighs 4.6 T. oz. The pattern is "Imperial Chrysanthemum" by Gorham.

This is an opulent floral design dating from 1894 and tending toward the Art Nouveau style. These are in immaculate estate condition. Pattern detail remains clear and crisp, with no apparent polishing wear. The tines are even and pointed and retain...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1205465 (stock #1707f)
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These six coin silver teaspoons are exceptionally fine examples of mid 19th century coin silver. They all match and are marked with the three part pseudo hallmark of Albany, New York's Johnson & Godley (1843-50), and the name of the retailer, "Hood & Tobey," also of Albany and with overlapping dates with J&G.

Each spoon measures a slightly over-sized 6 1/4" long, while the group weighs 3.4 T. oz. They have tipt ends and the same double monograms, "F.S.N." and "E.S." in script lettering. Th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1244856 (stock #2025f)
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The first design produced in-house and Tiffany's namesake pattern, "Tiffany" was patented in 1869. It proved popular, remaining in active production until at least 1917 according to William Hood in "Tiffany Silver Flatware." He also notes that it was reintroduced in 1956 with a slight design change under the name "Beekman." Hood additionally references there was a modification dating no later than 1880, wherein the pointed antefix (tip end) of the handle was made more rounded and the design m...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1151452 (stock #1276f)
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Each of these six, matched, coin silver teaspoons measures exactly 6" long and has the same fancy, feathered script "PAC" monogram. The group together weigh 3.9 T. oz. They are stamped "Wm. W. White," who is listed as a silversmith and jeweler in New York City, with a short early period in Philadelphia. The leafy pattern has been attributed to A. and W. Wood also of New York, and if there is this connection, these would have to date c. 1850 as there was scant time overlap between the two firm...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1215501 (stock #1790df)
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Dating c. 1865, these seven, coin silver, "Tipt End" teaspoons fall into two groups.

Three were made by Gorham, marked lion, anchor, G, and have feathered script "SC" monograms. They measure 6" long each, while the set weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz. They carry the retail name "Rhoads," for Charles G. Rhoads of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia.

The second set is also coin silver, and comprised of four spoons, 5 7/16" long, approximately 2.3 T. oz. collectively, with feathered script "SST" mono...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1227621 (stock #1888f)
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Impressively fashioned and large scaled, each of these eight, matching pie or pastry forks measures 7" long while the group together weighs a substantial 10.8 T. oz. Lengthy and slender in look but staunch in form, they have three elongated tines with the lower one having a hooked end. Each one is monogrammed "HC" in fancy script lettering.

The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Louis XIV." D&H produced two patterns under the name "Louis XIV," the one preceding the other by 25 years. This item...

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