Inscribed M.H.W., Mar. 18, '05" in an elegant script, the aesthetic style floral and fern engraving on a satin matte surface with knurled banding suggest the piece actually predates the inscription by as much as twenty years.
The central band is offset by two troughs which are in turn bordered by imprinted repeating star designs with rolled edges...
It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."
It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.
The pattern is "Priscilla," which dates from 1924...
This example is a large, 8 5/8" long, cold meat fork. Consistent with the line, it is a robust piece, weighing 2.4 T. oz.
It is without a monogram or removal and in choice condition. There is no evident polishing wear, and the finish is lustrous...
It is stamped with a first standard Minerva head, meaning it has a slightly higher silver content at 95% than sterling, which is 92.5%. There is a bigorne guarantee on the surface opposite the Minerva. The maker's mark is an "L" on either side of a cross that has a star at the top and bottom, all this in a lozenge...
It was made by New York's Gale & Hughes whose "G&H" mark appears on the blade along with a three part mark that includes, following William Gales' custom, the date "1849."
It has a solid, rectangular, handle that is 3 1/2" long and 1/8" thick. This has a slightly upraised mid rib area, lined edges, and scrolled engraving on either side...
It is dessert size, 7" long, and weighing approximately 1.0 T. oz. It has a down-turned, reverse tipt end, and a lined drop on the bowl. There is a feathered script "HT" monogram.
The condition is very good...
His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art. That is the case with this 7" long, weighty, 2.3 T. oz., silver gravy ladle.
Inspired by American colonial period design, about which Gebelein was a scholar, it has a clean, straightf...
His main medium was silver, but he also worked in other metals and was known for both his scholarship and skill in historic forms.
This pewter spoon is representative of these wider interests. It measures 7 1/8" long and weighs 2.4 T. oz., and is a reprodu...
This 6 1/4" long, almost .9 T. oz., sugar spoon is stamped with Shiebler's "winged S" identifier on the backside of the bowl. Other marks include the words "Sterling" and "Patent."
While a pattern with an antecedent, Shiebler brings his considerable design skills to this piece in the way he fashioned its singular bowl. Oval-shaped overall, it has a scalloped end, raised...
It is a quality example, showing overall fine hammer marks. Apart from light surface scratches, it shows no signs of use. The bowl remains well-shaped and is free of tip wear, dents, or burrs.
The backside has a block letter "L.H.B" monogram.
Marks are "GI in a circle of dots," "Sterling," and "Denmark."
First, it is early for this sort of thing. It is stamped with a date letter for 1874. Other marks include the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the number "5."
Second, the handle is not a standard pattern. It is a plain, rounded end shape with a satin matte surface. Gorham produced a number of hollow handle serving pieces with similar handles, which were generally bright cut and ba...
Priced as a pair.
The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.
The design is a study ...
The main body is 3" in diameter and sits on a rimmed base that is 2" across. The splayed, trumpet-shaped, neck is divided into two sections each bordered by beading. The lo...
Marks on the underside are the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," the model number "A1965," and the date symbol for 1898.
It has a flat bottom and reticulated, undula...
Its purpose is uncertain, being much larger than a standard child's dish, which is one possibility. It could be a christening bowl.
In any case, it was presented to "Harry M. Stevens" on "December 25 - 1909" according to the script inscriptions that appear on the upper wall below the rim.
It sits on a t...