The pattern is "Cherub," by Watson, Newell & Co. It takes its name from the winged figure that appears at the tip of the extensively embellished handle. Employing acanthus leaf detailing, and with an irregularly shaped margin, the design embraces rococo sensibilities.
The figure is portrayed in two versions through the pattern line, one with upward facing, and one with downward facing, wings. T...
This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.
It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner. It stands 2 1/8" tall, has a body that is 2 1/8" wide, a maximum span of 3 1/2" to the end of the handle, and the silver ...
The pattern is the fancy version of "Baltimore Rose," with a patterned rather than plain back. The design dates from 1905.
It is a fully original item, that is, not made up or customized.
It is without a monogram or removal (which would appear in the reserve area on the back) and in choice condition. The pattern detail remains well defined, showi...
It has a double provenance in that it was made by John C. Moore, the New York City silversmith who came to play a transformative role in the saga of the company. His mark, "J.C.M" and the number "2" also appear on the underside. ...
The 1901 pattern is "Federal Cotillion" by Frank Smith. It is a handsome design reminiscent of an English "King," save the shell motifs of that pattern are replaced with acanthus leaves on this. It is nearly indistinguishable from Whiting's "King E...
Priced as a Pair.
They are a "Pointed Antique" design with engraved fronts, a slightly tipt backside, and exposed drops on the bowls. There are reserve areas that are without monograms or inscriptions.
Marks are a harp for Ireland, Hibernia for sterling silver, and a distinct, script "JO" for John Osborne, working in Dublin 1784-1809.
They are in good condition, noting some wear...
Catherine Hollan offers extensive biographical material about Whartenby in her comprehensive work "Philadelphia Silversmiths," recording that he was born in Delaware in 1788, apprenticed in Philadelphia in 1802-09, established in his own shop in 1811, and ended his working years as "T.Whartenby & Co.," 1847-52.
She notes that examples of his work are held by the Philadelphia A...
Elegant in its simplicity, the pattern shows spectacularly so at the scale of this 12 1/2" long, heavy at 6.2 T. oz., soup ladle.
The bowl is large, 3 3/4" across and 1 1/2" deep. It has a central vee in ...
Priced as a Pair.
According to the identifications offered in the "Encylopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," the style of the "S. Kirk & Son" mark, along with the word "Sterling," was used 1925-32, indicating these have considerable age.
The footed, open salt stands 1 13/16" tall on a base that is 1 3/4" in diameter, and has a top opening that measures 2 5/8" across....
Priced as a Pair.
Made of coin silver and dating from about 1860, they are marked on the blades with a "bust" and "JS & Co" for Joseph Seymour of Syracuse, New York.
These are a matched pair in all aspects, except for the inscriptions on them. One is engraved "Marion." in Old English lettering, while the other reads "Daniel" in script on one side, and "F.D.G." in a fancy ...
Priced as a set.
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the underside of each piece. The pot also includes the name of the retailer, "Starr and Marcus" of New York City. This was a firm which enjoyed a special marketing relationship with Gorham.
The marks tell a further story. The pot is imprinted with an "NTP," which suggests it may have been a sp...
Other marks include the company name and "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "60."
While fitting in the "mid century modern" period, and having the clean lines of that category, it is more truly Chippendale in style. It has a repeating rib design that appears beaded on the rim.
In excellent condition, i...
The design actually portrays a lily of the valley, with strong Greek Revival elements. The raised pattern is set on an anthemion-shaped, curved, leaf, and there are rosettes set either side of the flower cluster.
This example is simply marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1870," and the name of the retailer, Cincinnat...
Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T. oz., open bowl. It is stamped on the underside "Tilden-Thurber," "Sterling," and "943," and likely dates from early in the 20th century.
It has a flat bottom, with an eight lobed wall,...
That is the case with this 5 7/8" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., presumably wine taster with a likely late 19th century date.
It has an oversized, seemingly carved, roughly rectangular, 3 1/2" by 2 1/4", handle.
The design is enigmatic, and could trace to multiple origins.
Overall the imagery suggests it found inspiration in Aztec themes. Yet within the detail, ...
It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily," marked with the company's lion logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. App. For."
It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Showing only light polishing wear on the high spots, the design remains ...
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...
The pattern is "English King," which is typically heavy, as is the case with this item. It measures 7 1/4" long and weighs a massive 3.7 T. oz.
It is in immaculate estate condition and without a monogram or removal of same. Pattern detail remains well-defined. The finish is brilliant. The bowl is without dents, dings, or nicks.