It is hallmarked with the "pedestal vase" symbol for the prominent Bremen, Germany, firm of Koch & Bergeld, as well as "800" representing the silver standard, and a "crescent" and "crown" for the national marks. This particular configuration was introduced by the company about 1884 and that is also the approximate date of this piece.
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border....
This mug is stamped with the "crossed K & B" symbol for the "Krider & Biddle" partnership, along with the model number "433."
There has been some difference of opinion about the exact dates of this pairing. The most recent, and likely most reliable, scholarship on Philadelphia silversmiths has been offered in a volume by Catherine Hol...
Relatively plain in design, it nonetheless bespeaks its origins.
The "Reverse Tipt" handle is extensively engraved on the front in a design that is evocative of Philadelphia work of the period. It incorporates leafy elements, wriggle work, bright cutting, and fine line hatching that mim...
Price for a set of six.
This image is one of six, matching pieces made by the partnership of John Langlands & John Robertson of Newcastle, each one of which features a stylized shell with foliate elements.
They measure 5" long each and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the lot., and have down turned, reverse tipt, "Old English" handles with exposed drops.
The fronts have a feathered script "JML" monogram.
All are in very g...
The handle has a flat backside with a raised, scroll and bead, Victorian style design on the front.
In flawless condition, it shows no signs of use or wear. Pattern detail remains well-defined, absent any polishing wear. The wire loop is perfectly shaped, without any bends or breaks. The finish is warm and even.
It is stamped on ...
It has a 4 5/8" by 3" at the widest, blade with raised shoulders that have flange shoulders with scalloped edges.
The handle has a fan shaped end. It and the blade are extensively engraved in a stylized design that suggests a dating circa 1870.
The backside is plain save for the imprinted word "Sterling," without a maker's or retailer's identification.
It appears barely ever to have been u...
It stands 3 5/8" tall, has a diameter of 2 7/8", a maximum span of 4 3/8" to the end of the handle, and weighs just under 6.0 T. oz.
The body is plain walled and has a satin finish on the upper section, while the lower portion has a ...
It employs a robust amount of detailing, all well-balanced and set in high relief.
Known for heavy pieces, D&H went all the way with weight in this 7 1/4" long gravy ladle which tops the scale at a full 4.0 T. oz.
The round bowl is generously proportioned, measuring 2 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep. The stylized shell fo...
Exceptionally quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.
It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old Engli...
The pattern is "Armor," issued by Whiting Manufacturing Company in 1871. It incorporates acanthus leaf elements, an area of scaling that is perhaps intended to evoke chain mail, and other details that are Gothic Revival in style.
The serving end is what defines this likely vegetable fork, and it is commanding.
Measuring 4 1/8", it has five, 2 1/4" long, tines. It is e...
The holder is sterling silver with a lattice body with beaded detailing on the upper rim and handle. The 2" diameter lid has a raised flower, perhaps wild rose, and leafy scroll design with a solid thumb grip.
The liner is ruby red glass and is original to the piece, as is the 3 3/4" long, sterling bead and twist pattern mustard ladle. The total weight of the silver is 2.5 T. oz.
Price per piece, five available.
This 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy at .9 T. oz., egg spoon is such an example.
It is a "Bead" pattern, with the design appearing on both sides of the handle. The reverse has a fancy script "CBD" monogram.
The oval bowl is generously sized at 1 3/4" long and 1" across at the widest. It retains an original, bright gold wash front and back surfaces.
It is in excellen...
They are stamped "Lincoln & Foss" for the mid 19th century (1848-57) Boston firm, and quite unusual for the date, "Sterling," rather than the expected coin silver.
The scroll pattern that appears on each leg is one that was probably produced by Farrington & Hunnewell,...
It is stamped "Lincoln & Reed" for the Boston firm with dates 1838-48, and "Pure Silver Coin," which is a term typically used only in New England.
It is a thoroughly engaging period piece which takes its character from the delicate engraving on the top surface. The portraiture is of a wreath comprised of innumerable flowers that include among others, morning glories, peo...
It remained required for less than a century, but continued in limited use subsequent to the reversion to sterling in 1720, enjoying a revival in the late Victorian era.
This muffineer, aka sugar shaker or caster, traces to that period, having an Old English "a" date letter for 1896-97. Other marks are the Britannia figure, and an "e...
This 11 1/4" long example has an engraved margin, but is otherwise plain and without any erasures.
The large, 6" long by 3 1/4" at the widest, blade is sterling silver, as is the shank which is fitted with a turned, appearing to be rosewood or mahogany, handle. The piece weighs 4.8 T. oz., including the handle, which comprises a relatively insignificant a...
It is fully marked for Sheffield, sterling silver, a date letter "h" for 1900-01, and the maker's "RM over EH" in a diamond.
It is Georgian in style, having a center bar with turned ends and a hexagonal middle section. The resting legs have double ball tips.
It is without a monogram or inscriptio...