The refinement of the firm's output shows fully in this relatively simple, but exquisitely finished, item.
The handle is flat, with a graceful curve and essentially chiseled shape on its terminus and borders. The surface is finely engraved in bright cut and wriggle work featuring a dominant an...
This piece is very large scale at 12" long overall, and for that reason showcases the intricacies of the design to their fullest. The flowers appear to be orchids and show as an open blossom on the end and midpoint of the handle front, and...
The quality of the company's work is always to a high standard, and that is the case with this 8 1/8" long, good weight at 1.8 T. oz., serving fork. With four, slender tines, the outer two of which are splayed, it is probably a beef fork.
The pattern is rococo in style, and immensely intr...
It also illustrates the Victorian appreciation for refinement and penchant toward extravagant scale, especially as this sentiment showed itself in biggest center of commerce and arguably the most cosmopolitan American city of the age.
It measures 10 7/8" overall, with a five tine serving end that is ...
Many of Howard's lines are identified with successor firms Roger Williams Silver and ultimately Mount Vernon, and that is the case with "Josephine," the pattern on this 10 3/8" long, 3.2 T. oz., platter, stuffing, or basting spoon.
Presumably named after Napoleon's empress consort, the design features bold acanthus leav...
It is marked with Alvin's emblem, "Patent," and "Sterling," all rendered in very fine, precise, lettering as early pieces are.
There is a script "S" monogram on the front of the handle.
It is in flawless estate condition. There is no polishing wear whatsoever. Every detail of the design remains fully articulated complete to the stamen of the ...
It is grand scale in both size and intricacy of detail. Measuring 12" in diameter, it stands 2" at the highest, and weighs 18.6 T. oz.
Price per pair, two pairs available.
Dating from 1883, it reflects Victorian pedigree combined with some Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, sensibilities.
It has a garland of flowers at the top of the handle, with an open space below this that in this instance is monogrammed "CNB" in fine script. The lower two thirds ...
A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.
A standing I...
Much of the work of these smaller companies was not documented, and that is the case with this 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., beef, aka chipped beef, fork. That said, the design of this clearly dates from the early 1900s, falls within the Art Nouveau mode, and compares favorably with con...
It has regal iconography.
The tip of the handle has a rampant, i.e. standing, lion, set atop a columnar handle. The lower section of the handle, just above the join with the bowl, features a stately looking, classical female figure draped in ...
Price per piece, three available.
It is an early production example of "Old Colonial," marked with the Towle lion emblem, "925/1000," "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."
It is without a monogram and in flawless estate condition. There is no visible wear, and the finish is bright.
The pattern, "Acorn," is one of Jensen's most recognizable and popular.
As indicated, this is in excellent estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches, it is absent signs of use. The bowl remains well-shaped and free of dents, nicks, or burrs.
The pattern is Wallace's version of "Kings," issued in 1903, and encompasses all the traditional elements of a design derived from English antecedents. The pattern appears on both sides of the slightly upturned handle, with the front having a convex shel...
Price per piece, two available.
No reference, however, documents the "P.L. Taylor & Jones" mark on this large, 8 7/8" long, significant weight, 1.6 T. oz., "Tipt End" table or serving spoon, suggesting it was, like the man himself, a short-lived enterprise, and thus rare.
The piece is a superb example of what it is. Carefully honed and crafted, it manifes...
As indicated on the underside, it is model number "280," with a date symbol for 1892, and is imprinted with the word "Sterling," and Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark. The lid is also stamped "Sterling."
It stands 3 13/16" high to the lip of the rim, and 4 5/8...
It is of singular character with little to nothing about the pattern that explains itself, including the source for the name.
Hand-hammered, with a sharp, chiseled surface, it has a twist handle stem.
While examples of this flawless condition, 5 5/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., cocktail fork seem t...
The pattern is decidedly late Victorian, with abundant scroll detailing with floral embellishments. The design carries onto the cupped heel and shoulders of the four, slender tine, serving end.
There is a d...