Produced in a plain version, it also had a number of engraved variants, of which this, number "80," is one.
The engraving is particularly engaging, and features three flower blossoms, sunflower or similar, with leafy detail, all set against a satin matte ground.
This example is a full size dinner fork, 7 ...
It is a singular design, having a twisted stem and a notched, shield shaped handle, similar in overall form to Gorham's little known "Imperial" pattern of the same period, and of which Wood & Hughes had an almost identical match.
The upper edge of the blade has two notches that repeat the design of the handle.
Otherwise having a plain sur...
This popular mid 19th century form of construction in silver has been described by one source as "jewelry-esque." It represents crafting of the highest form, employing exceptional skill of the sort the 19th century excelled in.
This example is an 8" long, 1.2 T. oz., almond scoop. The central portion of the handle is tubular and is fitted wit...
The portraiture on this 8 3/4" long, just under 2.0 T. oz., coin silver, berry spoon is anecdotally referred to as the "Diana Medallion," as identified by D.A. Soeffing in his 1988 benchmark work on this class of silver. He describes this design as "particularly Grecian in its appearance."
This is an exceptionally fine example in...
The pattern is "Angelo" made by Wood & Hughes and stamped with that company's "WwH" plus the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1878." It is a Renaissance Revival design that incorporates a number of detail elements and a combination of bright and matte finishes. The bowl has a gold fini...
The pattern is clearly rooted in Aesthetic sensibilities, with a marine theme. There are two shell motifs, one in the heel of the central of three tines, and one at the tip of the handle.
Radiating lines fan out from the broad, angular, handle shoulders, and meet a series of ripples that evoke waves, which probably not without coincidence, resemble Tiffany's "Wa...
The fiddle shaped handle has beveled edges, a tipt backside, and curves downward. It has a feathered script "MTP" monogram on the front. There is an exposed drop where the handle joins the bowl.
A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to...
A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to one source, and 1820-60 by another source.
Silver standards vary for Export silver, but it broadly conforms to sterling.
Export is generally derivative of English design, and that is true for this which is Georgian in manner, with a down-turned, reverse tipt end, and a...
Flynt and Fales also note in their entry on him that he has been referred to as the "honest goldsmith" and that he "supplied well-crafted church silver and other vessels."
The style of this example of his work, an 8 5/8"...
It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number obscur...
Apart from this, he was a well-regarded producer of Arts & Crafts items as well as reproduction pieces.
This 2 7/8" tall, 3 1/2" maximum width, 4.8 T. oz. footed bowl falls generally in the later category. The style bespeaks American design from the 1860s. It has a repeating pattern around the 2 5/8" diameter upper rim, and three cast, decorative ...
It was made by William B. Kerr of Newark, New Jersey. The company emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "2448" are imprinted on the backside of the 3/8" wide, slightly curved, band that forms the body of the piece.
The backside is fitted with a pivoting crossbar to which two prongs that reach to the front are attached.
The surface of the band is acid etched in a swirling, leafy, Ar...
Pricing for the pair as a set.
While a salad set, either piece could be used independently.
They are substantially sized items, with the fork measuring 9 1/4" long and weighing 1.9 T. oz., and the spoon 9 1/8" long and 2.2 T. oz.
The serving ends shows an Aesthetic influence, with their irregular, scalloped shoulders and rippled bowls. This latter...
It is double scallop shaped, with undulating walls with a flange rim. There are six smaller lobes with channels that run to the flat bottom base.
The interior retains a portion of its original gold wash finish.
The outside surface is acid etched in a branch, leaf, and flower motif that is both finely rendered and embl...
The handle is open, featuring trellis like borders that are interspersed with trailing posies or similar flower. The mid portion of the handle is demarcated by a single blossom set against a shell, while the area below this has an Aesthetic style scrolling desi...
This example is a large, 10 1/2" long, just under 2.6 T. oz., serving spoon. It has an extra wide and deep bowl, to be distinguished from a nearly identical version with a smaller bowl.
This is assembled from a variety of parts, rather than being die struck as a unit, or a single casting. This approach was pop...
It has a 2" by 1 1/4" by 5/8" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a pale matte gold wash. The shoulders are embellished with the scroll design of the pattern, and there is a small flange around the entire rim.
The handle is inscribed with a cursive "ES" monogram.
It is in excellent condition. Free of polishing wear, the pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The finish is bright. ...