It has an antler handle with a sterling silver ferrule (collar) and a ferrous metal actual opener, which is stamped "Pat. 94," for 1894.
The 3/4" ferrule is tapered and has a Victorian period scroll and flower design. It is marked "Sterling," but does not have a maker's identification.
In very good condition, the horn has a gently worn, soft, finish from years of handling.
Price for the set of six.
They are older examples of Gorham's late 19th century, "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" logo, and the word "Sterling.
They have four tines, with undecorated, scalloped shoulders, and are without monograms or removals.
Salad (or pastry) forks, they are in choice estate condition, retaining clear pattern detail free of poli...
It has a round, cauldron shaped, body, with a domed lid, and sits on a rim base with a gadrooned border. The handle is solid, angled slightly upward, and essentially square. The lid has a small, ball finial.
Plain except for the detail on the base, the front of the body opposite the handle and just below the opening for the mustard spoon, is engrav...
The decorative success of the pattern is enhanced by the finely lined and richly textured, gold washed (front and back sides), bowl that is employed in this 4 7/8" long, relatively heavy .8 T. oz., tea caddy spoon.
This is an especially fine example without a monogram or monogram removal. There is no polishing wear o...
It has a solid silver, tubular handle that has a knob-like tip inscribed with an Old English "R" or "K" monogram.
Silversmiths of the period generated any number of variations of such ends, including balls, domes, cubes, spheres, and this, which is perhaps a less common form than many of the others.
It has two, grommet-like fittings, one below the knob and o...
It is a pair of (tea) sandwich or petit four (dessert) tongs, in some instances even identified as for sardines.
They measure 5 1/2" long overall, weigh 1.7 T. oz., and have two grips, one oval and flat, and the second one leaf shaped with reticulation.
The pattern is "Intaglio" by Reed & Barton. Issued in 1905, this is an early example of the desig...
The company's third line, it was originally issued as "King's" or "King" in 1870, sometimes referred to as "Old King" to distinguish it from the later "English King." It was briefly reissued in 1908, then called "Cook," and finally again reintroduced in 1956 under the name "Saratoga" by which it is known today.
Marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat...
This example is model number "D453M" as imprinted on the edge of the rim. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for "1903." The rim is plain save for a beaded edge where it abuts the glass.
This is a particular...
They appear as a new offering in the sterling silver section of the 1885 Gorham catalogue, as one of "ten new patterns to meet the increasing demand for . . . small coffee spoons."
The motif features a dense cluster of various flower blossoms on the upper half of the handle, while the lower section has a repeat...
The handle features a raised, inter-looping, pattern that resembles knots or chain mail. The handle broadens toward its center and has scalloped edges derivative of the loops.
The blade is shaped like a scimitar, with a pronounced taper toward its tip, and an open embellishment on the upper edge near the handle.
The backside is engraved "Sanapee 1895...
Price for the set of ten.
The pattern is Durgin's 1890 "Shell." Having a slender, essentially tubular, central shank, the ends where the raised shells are situated are broad and rounded.
These embody a refined elegance. The design is understated, while the highly tactile finish has a satin smoothness.
The tines are delicately-scaled, with the outer two of the three splayed outw...
The wide bowl, 3 1/2" by 2 3/4" by 5/8" deep, defines this as a large berry, aka casserole or vegetable, spoon.
An early production item, this is marked with the Durgin "D" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat'd," and the name of the retailer, "Banks & Bryan," of Wilmington, Delaware.
There is a multi-line script "ESB" monogram on the handle front.
It is in very good e...
It is hallmarked for Turner & Simpson, of Birmingham, England, with city and sterling symbols that, while rubbed, are legible. The date letter is obscured, although the outline shape is for "Cycle XIII," which ran 1950-74.
It is Georgian in style, with a plain body that has an applied rim and the previously mentioned footed base.
There are also two cast lio...
It is stamped "E.S. & D.R. Burr" and "coin," for the jewelers located in the small, central Wisconsin town of Berlin. An entry in a 1919 "Jewelers' Circular," notes the death of Daniel Riley Burr at age 85, still resident in Berlin.
There is also a right-facing, bust that McGrew in his work on pseudo hallmarks identifies as an unknown Chicago maker. He cites only Chicago retailers associated with this, so...
Common to all these pieces are silver bases, crowns, and the truly defining element, which is a dolphin or sea serpent handle.
The bodies are high quality, finely cut rock crystal. At least one source attributes the...
The pattern, "Versailles," remains perhaps the most enduringly appealing of the many grand, full line, designs Gorham generated in the late 19th century.
Intricately wrought, it borrows its imagery from classical motifs, this piece portraying a male figure carrying a dead boar up...
While "Tipt" end examples of their work, which this is, are readily found, this 6 3/8" long cream ladle stands apart for several reasons.
One feature is its heavy weight, 1.7 T oz., and consequent solid composition. A second feature is its perfectly round, hemispherical, bowl, which is 1 5/8" in diameter and 1/2" deep.
The handle has...
It was brought to market by New York City's William Gale & Son, 1862-66, whose name, along with the word "Sterling" and the number "2" imprinted on the reverse.
Essentially flat, save for a slight (intentional) bend at the tip, it has a twisted central shank, and a shaped handle end. Both sides of the pick and handle are bright cut engraved, with...