As indicated on the underside, it is model number "280," with a date symbol for 1892, and is imprinted with the word "Sterling," and Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" hallmark. The lid is also stamped "Sterling."
It stands 3 13/16" high to the lip of the rim, and 4 5/8...
It is of singular character with little to nothing about the pattern that explains itself, including the source for the name.
Hand-hammered, with a sharp, chiseled surface, it has a twist handle stem.
While examples of this flawless condition, 5 5/8" long, approximately .7 T. oz., cocktail fork seem t...
The pattern is decidedly late Victorian, with abundant scroll detailing with floral embellishments. The design carries onto the cupped heel and shoulders of the four, slender tine, serving end.
There is a d...
Its defining character is a large, 3" diameter in this instance, pierced, serving bowl.
As is typical of its rose and scroll motif pattern, Towle's "Canterbury," the bowl is highly decorated, showing a dense cluster of raised flowers, a narrow flange edge, and a bright gold finish front and back sides.
This is without a monogram or r...
This example is a 4 3/8" long, just over .5 T. oz., four tine, baby fork.
It is without a monogram or inscription and in mint estate condition, absent wear or damage.
Marks are "Wallace," a deer head emblem, and "Sterling."
Price for the set of nine.
This group is a matched set of eight oyster or seafood cocktail forks. Each one measures...
It was made by New York City's William Gale, who operated in various partnerships over a long history. This has double marks for one of the associations, "William Gale & Son." One of the stamps includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number obscur...
Price per piece, three available.
A place piece, it is a length that is commonly identified as for tea or dessert. The pattern is "French Thread," aka "Fid...
The "crown, S, eagle" pseudo hallmark stamped on the blade was one of three used by Utica, New York's Charles C. Shaver. A major producer, Shaver "also maintained a large retail operation" according to silver authority Dorothy Rainwater.
This must have been one of Shaver'...
The scale of pieces in this pattern is large, as evidenced by the fact that this 8 3/4" long, very heavy at 4.7 T. oz., piece is identified as a preserve spoon, when it is actually the size of a typical berry spoo...
Price per piece, two available.
Sold to Towle and Jones in 1860, Moulton's business formed the bedrock of the firm that eventually became Towle Silversmiths.
That Joseph was a capable craftsman is unequivoc...
Apropos of the form, this example measures a lengthy 11 3/4" and weighs 3.4 T. oz.
It is English in origin, specifically London circa 1800. The marks are rubbed but the lion for sterling and leopard for the city are legible enough to validate. The date letter is simply blurred while the maker's mark, which appears to be a script "LM" in a scalloped punch, is insufficient...
Price per piece.
They bear several similarities including the date "1891" set in the center of the handle, with each number surrounded by twig or branch framing. The bowls are identical as well, with acid etched to a pale gold, matte surfaces, leaving bright, irregular, si...
It is a lengthy 8 3/4" table or serving spoon, and is immensely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz.
Baldwin's "B.G" is frequently accompanied by a pseudo hallmark, which is the case with this, which is stamped with a "bust, lion, D," which McGrew in his work on manufactu...
The pattern is Georg Jensen's "Bernadotte," first issued in 1939. The mark on this, which includes "Sterling" and "Denmark," has been in use since 1945.
It is in superb condition and without a monogram or removal. Polishing wear is nil and the finish is brilliant, showing only faint surface scratches. The bowl is free of any dents, nicks, or burrs.
The pattern is Durgin's 1891 "Watteau," referencing a French painter whose name became identified with a style deriving from the rococo.
Asymmetrically shaped, the handle is decorated with delicate acanthus leaf and floral detailing. The pattern appears on both the front and backsides, with minor var...
New York's Dominick & Haff seemed to favor its "Renaissance" pattern for this purpose, as this 6" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon illustrates.
The design is intricate enough to accommodate enamel highlights as well as provide the necessary grid for the material to adhere to. (Enamel and silver ...
The handle is lengthy, slender, angular, and unadorned save for the domed terminus with a tipt backside. There is a thumb drop where the handle joins the 1 7/8" by 1 3/4" by 1/2 deep, oval bowl.
It has a two-dimensional, cursive, particular to Tiffany, "MKC" monogram on the front of the handle.
It is in excellent...