Model number "18," as identified on the underside, along with the rare "left lion" version of Gorham's hallmark, the word "Coin," and the name of the retailer, "W.H. Talbot & Co.," Indianapolis. Interestingly, most sources cite Talbott for spelling of this firm, with the exception of Kovel's which cites Hiatt "The Silversmiths of Kentucky" as its source and uses a single "T."
It has a robust, twisted shank with a broad, scalloped edge, terminal. This is artfully engraved and bright cut in a period design th...
This example is a 9 5/8" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., cake saw. It has a solid, flat handle, and all-silver blade. The blade has a saw-tooth upper edge, which is characteristic of this item.
Without a monogram or removal, this is in exceptionally fine condition. There i...
Price per piece, three available.
The handle is a pistol grip style with a band that wraps around the upper edge, terminating in a double leaf design. The blade has a blunt end and broadens toward the tip.
It is comprised of a mother of pearl handle fitted to a hollow body that portrays a jester's torso and head. The head is fitted with a three-pointed cap, the two side ones of which have bell tips. A pair of larger, open, clam shell, bell-like forms dangle from the shoulders, suspended by wrapped wire and clasps. Although the "be...
Priced as a set.
This pair of of items is reflective of their high quality work. They are in the fashion of earlier styles, executed in an Arts & Crafts manner.
The main piece is a 5 5/8" diameter handle tip to handle tip, 1.1 T. oz., tea strainer. The actual strainer section m...
A manufacturer of numerous unnamed patterns, this example is a well-designed "Kings" motif.
It is a 5 3/4" long, not quite .9 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle. The handle is slender, thereby presenting as lengthy. The bowl is a charming and novel hemispherical, 1 1/2" diameter, 1/2" deep, scallop she...
With one exception, standard references offer no information about this mark, and that one identifies it with David Mendel, 1852-65.
A private source, citing Boultinghouse "Silversmiths of Kentucky," notes there are two possibilities, David a...
The body and a portion of the handle are sterling silver, as identified on the underside. Other marks include the Dominick & Haff three part emblem, and the model number "34."
The end of the handle is an off white material, possibly celluloid, with turned rings and a knob end.
The strainer body is sturdy, weighing approximately 1.1 T. oz., has scalloped edges, sloped sides with four raised ve...
It is cauldron shaped, with a flat bottom, two handles, and a scalloped rim. The body has a hammered surface and beaded detailing on the handles.
The underside is marked "Sterling," with the model number "304," and the Dominick & Haff three-part emblem that includes "925" and the date "1884."
It is in excellent condition, free of dents, ...
This item is a 7 3/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., individual fish knife.
It is an early production piece, as indicated by the "1892" inscription on the handle backside. This is the same year the pattern was introduced.
The handle front has a flowing "MJC" monogram.
It is solid silver, including the flat blade with a scrolled upper edge.
The retailer was P...
This example is a 5 13/16" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., bon bon or nut (almond) scoop.
It has a 2 3/8" wide by 2" deep serving area. This has cupped and scalloped shoulders, a curved front edge, a reticulated surface, and retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
There is a script "CGD" monogram on the handle.
The condition is outstanding. Pattern detail...
New York's Dominick & Haff seemed to favor its "Renaissance" pattern for this purpose, as this 6" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon illustrates.
The design is intricate enough to accommodate enamel highlights as well as provide the necessary grid for the material to adhere to. (Enamel and silver ...
It is replete with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and delicate leaves and flowers, all under a rococo mantle and set in moderately high relief.
There were two versions, one with a solid background and one pierced. This 6 1/4" long, .9 T. oz., youth fork is the latter.
It was never monogrammed or inscribed, and is in very fine condition. It has a warm finish, retains excelle...
They are large at 6 5/8" long, and heavy at 1.7 T. oz., and combine a variety of period design elements. They may be pickle tongs, for use with a tall caster.
The lower portions of the arms are blocky where they join with the substantially-scaled talon grips.
This area is joined to ...
Made by Durgin, the pattern is "Bead," which was introduced in 1893.
The design incorporates a beaded border on the handle, which has a tipt end on the slightly upturned front and a plain end on the back.
There is an Old English "H" monogram.
An estate piece, this is ...
This example by Durgin is a 5 1/2" long sauce or cream ladle. A heavy line, this seems especially so at nearly 2.0 T. oz.
It exhibits all the exuberance of design that has made the pattern so popular, with the dense floral clusters tumbling into the bowl. The bowl is deep, has flanged shoul...
This example is a 6" long sugar spoon, and consistent with the character of the line, has robust heft at nearly 1.4 T. oz.
It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no evident polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, ...