The scroll effect is derived from high relief leaf forms arrayed on the upper half of the handle.
Flower blossoms, perhaps wild rose or dogwood, are set below this, and lastly there is another section of leafy detailing. All in all, the pattern is something akin to a repousse with an Aesthetic influence.
This example is a 5 11/16" long, weighty at nearl...
Price per set of six. Twelve total available.
It is a turn of the 20th century pattern made by International. The company's Wilcox & Evertsen indian head emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backsides of these twelve, matched bouillon spoons. Each one measures 4 3/4" long and has an approximately 2" diameter bowl, while the group weighs 9 T. oz.
They all have the same, script, "L...
The firm's most readily recognized trademark is a crossed pick and shovel which references Joseph's two brothers' exploits in the Klondike gold rush.
This early 20th century item, a 5 13/16" long, .8 T. oz., souvenir spoon bears Joseph's mark, which is a fleur-de-lis within a triangle.
The firm had a well-earned reputation for high quality products and that is evidenced in t...
These include figures such as a standing woman with an arc of stars around her head and a banner reading "Genovepha Parisis," and a pair of cherubs flanking the top front of the handle.
City landmarks are represented by a rendering of the full façade of "Notre Dame," while other, more generic, symbols include a wooden ship powered by sail and oars, birds with raised wings, acanthus, ivy, and laurel leaves, ...
Price per piece, two available.
This example is an early production piece, marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m."
It is a 6 5/8" long salad fork, and, as became a benchmark with Tiffany silver, is heavy, weighing nearly 1...
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front ha...
The pattern is "Alameda" aka "Ivy." It strongly resembles Gorham's "Corinthian" of the same c. 1870 date, but with the addition of a spray of raised ivy leaves and berries set against a stippled ground.
The bowl has a central rib and something of a pie crust border....
This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., sugar spoon. It has an acid etched surface that portrays two birds and a portion of a third, all sitting on branches. The backside has the rippled border that gives t...
Companion sugar spoon also available.
It is stamped "S.H. Johnson" for the early 1860s New York firm which had a short life before becoming the generally better known Kidney, Cann, & Johnson. There is also a three part, "bust, SHJ in a lozenge, lion" pseudo hallmark which is a second identifier of the company.
The flat, oval, handle is bright cut with wriggle work detailing. T...
It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."
It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.
It measures 6" long when fully assembled, and 3 1/8" when folded up. Solid sterling, the holder and perforated cap weigh .7 T. oz. combined, while the base and brush together weigh another .7 T. oz.
The body is a high relief floral and leaf repousse design. There is a central reserve which is engraved with an embellished script "TB" monogram.
The natural bristle brush stores i...
The defining feature of the line is a cast "bust" that surmounts the lengthy, square handle. There is some variation from piece to piece, and in this case, the image is of a female looking slightly sideways.
A product of the Classical Revival movement of the period, the figure sits atop a pedestal base, much as she might be presented in a museum or salon, or in...
Price per piece. Three available.
This example is a 5 3/8" long, relatively substantial weight .7 T. oz., seafood or oyster cocktail fork.
The portraiture is iris, with a large, intricately designed, high relief blossom set at the midpoint of the front of the handle, with a second bloom lanquidly draped around the top of the handle. The plain areas of the design have a subt...
It is a floral, multi-motif line, with the name of the particular flower identified on the backside of each piece. The flower on this 7 1/4" long place or dessert spoon is identified as a "petunia."
This pair of 6 1/8" long, just over 1.5 T. oz., coin silver tongs carry his mark, "W. Brown," along with the rather unusual identifier "Balt." stamped on the inside of each arm.
The pattern is a "French Thread" aka "Fiddle Thread." There is a feathered script "JMD" inscribed on the arch. The grips are scallop shell form.
They are in excellent condition. There are n...
It has a 2" by 1 1/4" by 5/8" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a pale matte gold wash. The shoulders are embellished with the scroll design of the pattern, and there is a small flange around the entire rim.
The handle is inscribed with a cursive "ES" monogram.
It is in excellent condition. Free of polishing wear, the pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The finish is bright. ...
This example is a 9 5/8" long, nearly 2.7 T. oz., cake saw. It has a solid, flat handle, and all-silver blade. The blade has a saw-tooth upper edge, which is characteristic of this item.
Without a monogram or removal, this is in exceptionally fine condition. There i...
This pair of 5 1/2" long, just under .9 T. oz., sugar tongs are a product of that partnership, marked "Hayes & Adriance."
They have a broad arch, 7/8" at the widest, that is inscribed "CC" in a period, feathered script. The grips are cup form and have expo...