The piece is cast open work, rococo in style, and fully marked for sterling, Robert Comyns, London, 1895-96.
The design is intricate and incorporates a variety of figures and leaf and floral elements surrounding two roughly heart shaped, 1 1/2" by 1 1/4", areas for pictures.
A pair of cherubs flank a shield on the...
Sources vary about the date for the use of this last mark, but 1932 seems to be the latest possible year.
The design is architectural in manner, comprised of a sharply angular handle with what appear to be a series of chiseled "parallel" lines with beveled surfaces.
While Jensen defined "Danish Modern" style, this also reflects the "Art De...
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The pattern is Gorham's old "Medici," which is an elaborate design that features Renaissance period figures, including a woman carrying a bundle of fruit in her skirt, as well as satyr and gryphon images
These are particularly early examples, marked "lion, anchor, G," "Sterling," and "Co...
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It is a "Fiddle Tipt" design, with a broad end characteristic of the lower Ohio River Valley and extending down the Mississippi.
A pre Civil War item, this is in fair to good condition. The bowl has a rough bottom, but apart from that, it is free of tip wear or dents. There is on one small burr on the side of the handle near the end. The fin...
This 7 5/8" long, heavy at nearly 2.2 T. oz., cold meat fork is an early example of the line marked "925/1000," with the Towle "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," "Patent 1898," and the name of the retailer, "Bruce & Chapin," of Worcester, Massachusetts.
It has four tines, one of which has a beveled edge; the basket of flowers and ...
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This example is a 5 3/16" long, just under .5 T. oz., five o'clock coffee spoon.
This is a particularly elegant item, with a relatively large bowl that is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides.
This attribution is further reinforced by the somewhat eggplant-shaped bowl with raised central ribbing on this 8 1/2" long, approximately 1.8 T. oz., berry or serving spoon. This is a form singular to Krider.
The interior of the bowl has a matte gold finis...
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Made by Tiffany, they are hollowware accompaniments to the company's 1872 "Persian" flatware line. The Moorish pattern is replicated on the two handles of the bowl and the single handle of the creamer, with a modification of the design appearing on the banding that encircles both the top and bottom of each piece.
The creamer measures 3...
They are marked on the inside of each arm "GS" for George Smith III, working in London the last quarter of the 18th century.
They are finely made and in choice condition.
Each arm is bright cut in a diamond pattern with wriggle work trim. This extends around the margins of the round cup grips and the broad, concave arch.
The arch has a novel crest illustrating the tail of a fis...
It is stamped "Sterling" and "Robbins, Clark & Biddle" on the reverse. According to Catherine Hollan in "Philadelphia Silversmiths," this firm was operating by 1876, which is the approximate date of this piece. Samuel Biddle left the company in 1878 to form Bailey, Banks & Biddle.
An ice cream server, it has a large, concave, blade. There are two round bottom vees with cur...
The pattern is "Du Barry" by Durgin, whose "D" emblem appears on the heel of the reverse, along with the word "Sterling" and the name of the retailer, Pittsburgh's prominent jeweler, "Hardy & Hayes Co."
Appropriate to its name, "Du Barry" is thematically French in style, featuring laurel leaf wreaths and sprays on the handle and in the bowl, and a scroll terminus on the handle. This i...
It measures 4" at the widest, is 2 1/2" across on the base, and stands 2 1/2" high to the top of the knob on the lid. The total silver content is 4.0 T. oz.
The interior is finished in a bright gold wash, and the piece retains its original (lambswool?) puff in mint condition.
The reason for its fine condition is bittersweet, as it was lit...
It is a sugar spoon in one of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Lotus."
An Egyptian Revival design, the handle terminus features a three frond array of lotus leaves. This is the solid background vs. the open version in which this pattern was also made.
The stem of the handle is faceted and leads to a wire-like, pseudo-wrapped area where it joins the bowl.
The bowl is eggplant shape with a central raise...
It is imprinted on the backside with the horse head chevron of Philadelphia maker James Watts, and the word "Coin."
The design bespeaks its period and area of manufacture. The handle has a twisted shank and slightly upturned, broad end that is engine turned and bright cut engraved.
There is a feathered script "MEP" monogram in the shield-shaped reserve area.
The bowl is shell form, with a notched ed...
Measuring 5 5/8" long each, this pair of spoons bear his "WB" mark and are also fully marked for London, Sterling, and 1831-32.
They are a "Fiddle" pattern with "Tipt" backs and exposed drops on the reverses of the bowls.
Each one is engraved with a crest showing a raised arm holding a dagger.
They are in very fine condition, f...
It is stamped "Lincoln & Reed" for the Boston firm with dates 1838-48, and "Pure Silver Coin," which is a term typically used only in New England.
It is a thoroughly engaging period piece which takes its character from the delicate engraving on the top surface. The portraiture is of a wreath comprised of innumerable flowers that include among others, morning glories, peo...
Very much a period piece and emblematic of a regional style, it has twist handle set at a right angle to the blade, both of which are broad, flat, and have shaped margins. These areas are extensively engraved in a leaf and scroll design, with r...
This candle snuffer has a multiple provenance.
It is stamped on the end of the handle, "Perlita," which sources indicate was a Mexico City retailer, "Taxco," for the renowned center of modernist silver manufacturing, "Sterling 925," and with an eagle symbol with a "9" on its chest, which was the number assigned by convention to Hector Aguilar.
Aguilar was a shop manager for the legendary William Spratling before he opened his own operation in 1939, and became prominent in his own righ...