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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1382683 (stock #3546f)
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$575.00
Price for the pair.
A matched pair, this spoon and fork could readily be used as a salad serving set, or individually as buffet or platter pieces.

Made by George Shiebler, with a likely late 19th century date, they are imaginatively designed--which in reference to Shiebler is often an understatement--and extravagantly scaled. Both items are stamped with a "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "2733."

Each piece measures 10 1/2" long, with the fork weighing 3.2 T. oz. and the spoon nearly 3.4 T. oz. ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1930 item #1382604 (stock #3545f)
Old Friends
$175.00
Measuring 7" in diameter, this relatively heavy at 6.7 T. oz., plate or shallow dish is marked "S. Kirk & Son Co" and "925/1000" on the underside, which was a mark used 1896-1924.

It has a 1 3/4" wide, double border rim that has a hand raised leaf and floral design. Repousse as represented on this reflects a style and technique that was a hallmark of Baltimore silver, and this applies especially so to Kirk.

The interior has a line script monogram. As the base is flat bottomed, the piece co...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1382528 (stock #3544dd)
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$55.00
A 6 1/2" long, .6 T. oz., piece, this butter pick has a pierced and twisted end.

It is a fully original piece, i.e.not made up or custom, produced by William B. Durgin in its 1897 "Madame Royale" pattern.

The scroll, leaf and berry design borders the handle and flat area of the pick, repeating on the backside of the handle but not the pick.

There is a script "LHB" monogram engraved on the front.

It is in immaculate estate condition, free of bends or polishing wear, and having a brigh...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1382458 (stock #3543dd)
Old Friends
$45.00
An extremely rare item in the original, this 6 3/4", 1.0 T. oz., example of a corn fork is an older, custom made, or adapted, piece of old "Chantilly" marked "lion, anchor, G," along with "Sterling," "Pat. 1895," and "T," which is a weight designation meaning "trade."

The multi-tine, reticulated serving end is quite faithful to the original, although there are subtle differences that distinguish it.

It is in flawless estate condition, and without a monogram or removal. The finish is bright...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1382384 (stock #3542f)
Old Friends
$32.00
Price per piece, fourteen available.
Kirk's oldest pattern, "King" remained in production throughout the life of the company.

This example, which is one of fourteen matching pieces all marked with a script "ELS" monogram on the reverse, and stamped "Sterling" and "S.Kirk & Son," which was used beginning in 1932 until 1961 according to one reference and until 1979 according to another.

This and all the companion pieces are in immaculate condition, with clear, sharply-defined pattern detail. The finishes are bright, showing n...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1382373 (stock #3541f)
Old Friends
$70.00
Heavy at 2.0 T. oz., this 7" long place fork is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and "m."

The pattern, "Hamilton," dates from 1938, the late Art Deco period.

The thick handle is fiddle shaped with a double lined border, and otherwise plain save for a bit of extra shaping around the shoulders.

Never monogrammed, this is in very fine estate condition. Apart from light surface scratches, there are no signs of use. The tines remain pointed, straight and even, while the finish has a soft...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1980 item #1382334 (stock #3540f)
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$95.00
Sometimes referred to as a buffet fork, this 10" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., six tine server is a beef serving fork.

The pattern is "Williamsburg Shell" which was a reproduction flatware line produced by Stieff for sale through Colonial Williamsburg, the design of which was inspired by period items in the museum's collection.

It is an "Old English" pattern with a raised shell added to the tipt end of the slender, elongated, handle. A second shell appears on backside heel of the serving end.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1382249 (stock #3539f)
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$85.00
An early and original example of Towle's "Old Newbury" introduced at the turn of the 20th century, this all silver tomato server measures 7 1/2" long, and consistent with the line, is heavy at 2.2 T. oz.

A clean design, the pattern features a beaded edge handle with scroll and stylized shell details at either end.

There is an Old English "S" engraved on the front.

The blade is large and elaborate. It has raised and scalloped edges and a sawtooth front edge, while the surface is reticula...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1920 item #1382161 (stock #3538f)
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References indicate that famed Danish designer Johan Rohde, an early and primary collaborator with silversmith Georg Jensen, developed the pattern on this 8 7/8" long, heavy at nearly 2.6 T. oz., solid sterling silver pie or pastry server.

Named "Acanthus" aka "Dronning," it features a stylized scrolling leaf form at the handle terminus. This rests on a tiered, beaded bottom, base. There is a midline running the length of the columnar handle, and additional scroll detailing at the juncture wi...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1382110 (stock #3537f)
Old Friends
$22.00
Julius Hollister, whose name along with the words "Pure Coin" appears on the backside of this 5 3/4" long, .6 T. oz., fork, began working in Hartford, Connecticut in 1841, then relocated to Oswego, New York, with a short time in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

While Hollister was of no particular distinction, this pickle or early pastry fork is an unusual form in that it has four tines, the lowest one of which is widened. Most examples of such mid 19th century pieces have three tines.

The tines...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1382054 (stock #3536f)
Old Friends
$48.00
Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a winged cherub's face with a collar or series of rays surrounding the lower portion of the figure. While always a cupid, there is variation in the portrait from piece to piece.

Overall the pattern is rococo in style, featuring a series of scrolls and leafy elements arrayed in an asymmetrical manner.

This example is a 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz. bon bon or nut spoon with an open work, scalloped edge, bowl.

Never monogrammed, it is in excell...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1381973 (stock #3535f)
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Dating from the mid 19th century, and tracing to the American Midwest, this 7 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., master butter knife shows exceptional refinement.

The blade and handle both have sculpted margins and are set at a right angle to one another. The stem of the handle is narrow and blocky, while the blade is thick where it joins the handle. This lends the piece strength at a stress point, and adds an architectural design component.

Both sides of the blade are engraved in a matching, delicate...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1381899 (stock #3534f)
Old Friends
$95.00
Classically French in style, as befits its name, "Du Barry" aka "Madame Du Barry," this sculptural design was issued by Durgin in 1901.

The motif is dominated by laurel and other leaves arranged in sprays, clusters, and wreaths, all surmounted with a scroll handle terminus.

The pattern is high relief and substantial, as evidenced by the 2.0 T. oz. weight of this 7 5/8" long, chipped beef fork.

The serving end has four, lengthy, splayed, tines, shaped shoulders, repeats the pattern theme...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1381740 (stock #3532f)
Old Friends
$135.00
Relatively large at 11 1/8" long, and weighty at 3.6 T. oz., this fish slice traces to the transition period between coin and sterling silver. Marked "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm, "Sterling," and with an "E," which is probably a journeyman's mark, it dates about 1870.

The pattern is an "Oval Thread" with an Old English "C.E.P." monogram engraved sideways on the handle front.

The blade is atypical in that it is entirely flat whereas the usual fish slice has a rais...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1381687 (stock #3531f)
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$40.00
This 7 3/8" long, T. oz., 1840s, "Reverse Tipt" 1.0 T. oz., dessert or place spoon tells a story that such items rarely do.

Firstly, the extensive inscriptions offer a lot to the genealogist.

The front of the handle reads "Sarah Aurora Dauchy" while the reverse is inscribed in similar script, "From her grandmother A. Mead."

Probing for the specifics about the lives of these persons is aided by the fact that both the retailer and manufacturer are located in New York's Hudson River Valley...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1381511 (stock #3528f)
Old Friends
$925.00
Price for the pair.
A truly spectacular pattern, Tiffany's "Olympian" features a series of seventeen different classical themes portrayed in intricate detail on the handles of the various pieces in the line.

The motif on this matched, 10" long, 4.5 T. oz., salad serving fork and 9 3/4" long, 4.2 T. oz., spoon is identified in William Hood's Tiffany Silver Flatware as "Paris, the son of Priam, King of Troy, presenting to Venus the golden apple, he having been called upon by Juno, Minerva and Venus to adju...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1381443 (stock #3527f)
Old Friends
$45.00
Large at 7 7/8" long and weighty at 1.4 T. oz., this master butter knife is solid sterling silver.

The pattern is Gorham's "Fleury," which is a floral design very reminiscent of that company's "Buttercup," although the flowers in this instance appear to be wild rose, and in that regard, there is a close parallel with Watson's "Meadow Rose."

All these patterns date from the first decade of the 20th century and show the expressiveness of the Art Nouveau style that was popular in the period. ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1381439 (stock #3526f)
Old Friends
$335.00
A form particularly popular with English silver makers, asparagus servers also found expression among American manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century.

This particular pair are stamped "Ford & Tupper" and "Sterling," and are in the form of large tongs.

A firm associated with high quality silver, Ford & Tupper operated under this partnership name 1867-74; there is considerable question about whether it was a retailer exclusively or also a manufacturer. In the Encyclopedia ...

 
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