Price for the set of twelve.
Produced by A. F. Towle & Sons, the pattern was continued in production by its successor company, Lunt.
This rarely found group of twelve, matching, ice cream, or in today's parlance, sorbet, spoons all measure 5 1/4" long and have lightly inscribed "D" monograms on the fronts. Individually they have a somewhat light feel, but the group together actually weighs a substanti...
In her benchmark work, "Philadelphia Silversmiths," Catherine Hollan offers extensive biographical material on both men, and notes that "Yale University Art Gallery has a salver, sugar and creamer, tongs, and spoons by [Edward]; Winterthur Museum has a kettle on stand and a covered (sugar?) bowl." Joseph, who was much longer lived,...
It is model number "4993" as stamped on the backside of the handle. Other marks are the manufacturer's emblem for Frank Whiting and the word "Sterling."
The handle and 1/4" wide rim of the bowl are in a "Crossed Ribbon" pattern.
The piece is without a monogram or inscription and in flawless estate condition. Pol...
Appropriate to the period, it is "Old English," style, with a downturned, reverse tipt, handle and a thumb drop on the bowl. The front has a feathered script "R" monogram.
The bowl is unusual in that it is a perfectly shaped hemisphere, 2 1/16" in diameter and 3/4" deep.
It is in very good condition, absent any bends, breaks, or cracks, ...
This 5 7/8" long, approximately .9 T. oz., souvenir spoon, incorporates various imagery from the book and its author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose profile commands the top of the handle. The backside shows a facsimile of her signature.
A portrait of "Eva" occupies ...
Two aspects of it, however, suggest it was a youth spoon.
One is obvious, specifically the engraving in the bowl, which reads, "JEFF Dec. 10. 90," which is likely a birth date.
The second feature is the dual sided gold wash on the bowl. This is an unusual embellishment for a place piece.
The pattern is Whiting's multi-motif "Berry," in this case elderberry, which is portrayed on...
First is the maker's identifier, which is "MF" in a rectangle. This is for M(ontague) Friedlander & Co., who also registered in the Glasgow, Scotland assay office.
Secondly, it is inscribed on the reverse with a crest and a Gaelic motto "carid nam fecham" ("a friend in time of trial") both of which are associated with the Smythe family of Balharry, ...
Made by Philadelphia's George Sharp, who is most associated with this style, and particularly so his "Ball End," it is stamped "Patent 1863," "G.S.," and "Sterling," on one of the facets of the six-sided handle.
The cube is substantial, measuring 3/4" square, and si...
This 6" long, heavy at 1.2 T. oz., sugar spoon is an early example, marked with the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," "Pat. Ap.23" and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
It is in immaculate estate condition, retaining every bit of its original sharp detail on the shells and acanthus elements of the design. The finish is bright and the...
Price for the pair.
A simple but well-executed "Tipt" pattern, they show the modest beginnings of a manufacturer which later produced some of the most elaborate designs of its time.
Each of these measures 8 3/4" long and has a feathered script "MAP" monogram set sideways on the handle. The pair weigh 2.8 T. oz.
They are in very good condition. Free of polishing wear, ...
Price for the pair.
Each one is also engraved on the reverse "HEA" in stylized Art Nouveau period script, further confirming their dating.
Measuring 4 1/2" long and relatively heavy, weighing marginally above 1.0 T. oz. the pair, they are the size of large demitasse or small after dinner coffee spoons.
They are in immaculate est...
It has a 1/2" wide rim that is chased in a repeating acanthus leaf and scroll design.
The sidewall is tiered, while the base is convex, with a concave dip in the center. This is inscribed with a fancy, feathered script "MJK" monogram.
Done in an Art Nouveau style, this suggests a circa 1900 date, which is consis...
The manufacturer's name appears on the backside of this 9" long, just over 3.1 T. oz., large serving, likely pudding, spoon. Other marks incl...
Dating from 1900, this example is a 9 1/4" long salad serving fork. A heavy line, this piece is especially so at 5.5 T. oz.
An early, fully original piece, marked with Durgin's "D" and "Sterling," the quality of this item stands out even within this extraordinary line.
The portraiture is of i...
It measures 9 5/8" overall and weighs 3.2 T. oz. The serving area is 4" long by 2 1/4" at the widest.
The pattern, "Corinthian," originated with John Polhamus, whose mark "J.P. Patent 868" and "Sterling" appears on the backside. The design was later taken over by George Shiebler.
This particular example was retailed by "Tiffany & Co.," as also indicated on the reverse. This dates from just at the cusp of the time ...
It has a broad, slightly down turned, "Reverse Tipt" handle and a shell bowl.
There is a fancy script "D W" set sideways on the handle.
It is in superb condition, showing no polishing wear, bends, nicks, or burrs, and having a clean, bright finish.
Marks on the reverse are the Johnson & Godley three part "eage, J&G, lion" emblem and the name of the retailer, "...
It is stamped on the bottom with the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made," along with a "lion."
Plain walled, it has a flat bottom, gadroon top rim, and a gold wash interior finish.
There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a natural or composite pineapple finial with cast silver leaves and knob top.
It is in excellent condition. The body is free of...
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...