Sources list Blake as starting his association with ONC in 1971. In-depth, illustrated, online articles about him, the company, and the production of hand worked silver are available on the sites "smpub.com" and "paulreverehouse.org." A google search will turn up other links...
This example is a large, 7 7/8" long, heavy at approximately 1.5 T. oz., master butter knife. The large blade has a scalloped upper edge and sweeping lower edge and is set at a ninety degree right angle to the handle. It has a delicate script "HAS" monogram on the front of the handle, and the charming inscription "from Mother" engraved on the backside.
It is in choice condition...
Each one measures 5 11/16" long. They are hefty, with the group weighing 7.5 T. oz.
"Old Medici" is a dense, figural design that is subject to polishing wear. These retain all the intricacy of their original production, showing only minimal evidence of use...
This piece is a 7" long, 3 1/2" at the widest, 4" to the highest point at the top of the handle, 8.1 T. oz., gravy or sauce boat.
It is stamped "S. Kirk & Co," "925/1000," and "7" on the underside. Rainwater indicates this particular mark was used on holloware 1903-07...
Brix lists his dates 1825-30, which would be consistent with the style of this 8 3/8" long, nearly 1.3 T. oz., tablespoon stamped "E. Shaw" in a hatched cartouche. This would seem to provide a conclusive attribution...
Marked "Carson & Hall," with the "Hall" rubbed, and given the above dates, this 5 5/8" long, just over .4 T. oz., coin silver teaspoon traces to early in his career.
It has a script "BP" monogram set sideways on the rounded end handle. The shoulders off the bowls are high and slight...
It is stamped "International" along with the Simpson, Hall, Miller emblem on the underside. Other marks include "Sterling," "B33A," "Patented" and "Wedgwood" for the pattern name.
The design replicates that on the flatware of the same name and is embellished with additional classical elem...
It is a clean piece, with a brilliant, naturally patinated finish. The down-turned end has a tipt backside and there is a large, script "S. Leach" monogram on the front.
This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., delicately proportioned, lettuce fork.
The serving end has three tines with trident ends. The heel is decorated with scroll and bead elements that echo the main pattern, and there are two round piercings that provide added embellishment. There are slight traces of an original gold wash remaining.
It is in flawle...
This large, 7 3/4" long, weighty at 2.1 T. oz., gravy ladle is stamped "Eno & Co." and "Coin," dating it 1854-60, prior to Eno's 1860-70 partnership with George Bechtel.
This area is an exceptionally handsome piece that is in pristine condition.
The 2 7/8" by 2 1/4" by 5/8" deep oval bowl has a scalloped rim. The narrow handle is ...
This example is in immaculate condition and is without a monogram or removal. It retains an original gold wash, which apart from some rubbing wear on the backside where the heel rests, is fully intact.
Marks are the Towle emblem, "Sterling," "925/1000," and an imprinted "Pat. 1895."
This pair, which together weigh .8 T. oz., are early examples in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. The bowls retain their original gold washes.
They are both marked with the Towle emblem, the word "Sterling," "925/1000," and one them also reads "Pat. 1895."
It has the lion, anchor, G hallmark on the backside, along with the words "Sterling" and "Patent 1900." It also has decorated, flanged shoulders. This form was only available on older forms.
The condition is exceptionally fine estate and there is no monogram or monogram removal. The pattern detail remains crisp and sharply defined. The finish is lustrous.
This example is a salad serving set, although each of the two pieces could easily serve additional functions. The four tine fork measures 8 5/8" long and weighs 2.5 T. oz. It h...
It is a heavy line, which is the case with this 6" long sugar spoon which weighs 1.2 T. oz. The bowl is pear-shaped, has a broad end, a cupped heel, decorated shoulders (which is a detail indicative of its age), and retains very slight traces of an original gold...
This example of his work is a 6" long, .8 T. oz., c. 1840, cream ladle. It has a downturned fiddle handle with rounded shoulders off the bowl. There is a finely rendered, script, "M Campbell" monogram.
The piece is in very good condition. The bowl remains round and is free of dents, cracks, or breaks, although it has a slight bit of unevenness ...