The 2 3/4" diameter, round server is solid, not pierced, and has an "MLT" script monogram inscribed on it. The backside of the handle is engraved "1929" so it is a relatively early item in this pattern which was first issued in 1892.
The condition is excellent estate...
The pattern is "La Marquise" by Reed & Barton. Patented in 1895, it is a scroll and bead design, tending toward the rococo in manner. There is a script "VP" monogram on the handle...
It is plain save for the end which has a hand cut, open work design. The entire surface of the piece has a smooth, highly tactile, satin-like finish that is pleasing to the hand.
It is engraved "Richard" in script on the handle.
The condition is mint...
It is comprised of a silverplate frame that supports one central and four subsidiary cut glass dishes. Large scale, it stands 11" at the highest edge of the main bowl and is 14" across length and width. The main bowl measures 10 1/2" x 7" x 3" deep. The small bowls are 4 1/2" x 3" x 1 3/4" deep...
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It also carries the retail name of "L.C. Bailey" for Lyman Clapp Bailey of Calais, Maine, which borders Canada and is as about far east as any settled place in the United States.
It is a strikingly fine example of mid 19th century precision bright cut silver that exhibits the same mirror like qualities as diamond facets...
Cast rather than the typical die struck mode of manufacture, it demonstrates the intricate, high relief detail casting enables.
It is a heavy line, and that is the case with this lengthy, 5 1/8", pair of sugar tongs which weigh a substantial 1.3 T. oz...
This is a very clean example, free of polishing wear or damage. The four tines remain even, pointed, and straight. Pattern detail is crisp and the finish is lustrous.
There is a fancy script "JD" monogram lightly inscribed on the handle.
Marks are the Wallace deer head emblem and the word "Sterling."
It stands 2 1/8" high, has a top opening of 2", a maximum width of 2 3/8", a base diameter of 1 7/8", and weighs 1.9 T. oz.
The round body has four applied medallion heads (see image 2), two male and two female, the subjects of which were no doubt readily recognized in the period of their makin...
It has a twisted shank, with a broad, oval handle end. This is precisely engraved in a leaf and scroll period design and engraved "Craig" in script in the center area. The blade has a scalloped upper edge and is also engraved along the top margin. The backside is plain, save for the mark.
It is in excel...
Each one measures 6 1/2" long and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz., with the group coming in at 10.4 T. oz.
All the pieces are in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Each one has four tines, all of which remain straight, even, and pointed, and are f...
This example is a large, 8 5/8" long, cold meat fork. Consistent with the line, it is a robust piece, weighing 2.4 T. oz.
It is without a monogram or removal and in choice condition. There is no evident polishing wear, and the finish is lustrous. The tines are even, pointed, and free of bends, burr...
This line was made to an elevated standard of die work and finish. The portraiture is highly textured, the detail is precise, and the finishing is exemplary.
The piece measures 5 5/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.0 T. oz.
There is no monogram or removal and the condition is outstanding. Apart from light surface scratches in the bowl,...
Apparently it was a line pattern given that a variety of pieces still show up, but is unnamed. It has a flat handle with a chiseled looking margin and an extensively bright cut and engraving surface. The backside is plain, save for the marks. The bowl is a shell form with scalloped edges.
It is in exceptionally fine con...
The pattern is a "Thread" aka "French Thread," and appears on the front and back sides. There is a fancy, feathered script "JB" monogram.
The condition is choice estate. There is no polishing wear an...
Measuring 3 5/8" long and weighing just over .2 T. oz., it has a rounded "antique" handle, and a scoop or shovel bowl with a pierced, "hooded," element. The bowl also has a gold was finish on the interior.
It is in excellent condition, showing very little evidence of use or wear, and having a high luster, hand polished, finish.
It stands 3" tall overall, measures 2" in diameter on the body, and 3 1/8" at the widest to the handle end. The silver portion weighs 1.5 T. oz. The liner is original and reflects the deep blue characteristic of authentic cobalt glass.
The body of the holder is open while the hollow handle is a double cee scroll form. The li...
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This grouping includes seven serving pieces comprised of three different sized ladles, a cold meat and a beef fork, a tomato or cucumber server, and a small berry spoon.
They are all in pristine, virtually unused, condition, without monograms or removals, and are marked with the Baker-Manchester ...