Other elements of the design incorporate more typical to Wallace floral elements, including a bold iris that appears in two places on the handle and in the heel of the bowl, along with wild rose and violet blossoms.
This example is a gravy ladle...
It has a flat blade with a tipped, scalloped end, a pierced surface, and a cupped heel with slightly flanged edges.
It is without a monogram or removal and in very fine estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, has a bright finish, and the blade is without bends, breaks, or cracks.
Marks are Durgin's "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd."
It is a 7" long, substantial weight at 1.5 T. oz., (sweet) jelly spoon. Smaller than a berry or preserve spoon, and larger than a sugar, this seems to be a scarce form in this line. It has a scalloped edge bowl, with slight ribbing on the sidewalls. It retains a portion of its original gold wash...
The style of this 6 1/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., pair of tongs along with a "Sheaf of Wheat" motif dates it to the earliest years of that span.
The cupped grips are shell form, the shaped arms have beveled margins, and the arch is wide at 7/8" at the broadest.
Each of the legs has a raised, well-articulated, sheaf of wheat image with a sickle laid across it...
The pattern is Whiting's late 19th century "Louis XV."
The bowl is especially attractive. It has a lattice work interior with little florettes. The borders of this are adorned with cee scrolls which are larger expressions of the design that characterizes the overall pattern. These elements repeat as well on the cupped and scalloped shoulders...
Price per piece. Two available, matching.
A successor to Howard Sterling Silver Co. c...
An unusual form, it is probably a variant of a horseradish spoon. About the size of a mustard ladle, it has a considerably larger, and oval rather than round, bowl, the end of which has a distinguishing sawtooth edge...
It is a 6 7/8" long, just short of 1.0 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
Extensively engraved, it reflects all the sensibilities of Aesthetic (Eastlake) design. The main motif is naturalistic, illustrating a swan gliding among cattails on the margin of a lake or pond...
Price per piece. Four available, all matching.
The pattern is "Pompadour" by Whiting. It is an embellished "Queen" design offered in, appropriate to the name, a French manner.
This estate piece is a superb, old, example without a monogram and in flawless condition. There is no visible polishing wear and the bowl is perfectly-shaped, free of dents, nicks, burrs, or tip wear. The finish is bright and even.
Measuring 9 3/8" long and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., it has a central disk which in this case is inscribed with a delicate script "J.S.B." monogram.
The fork end is trident tined while the pierced spoon bowl is scallop shell shaped. At 2 3/8" by 1 1/2", the bowl is uncommonly large for this form.
Various parts of the piece have fine ...
This example is a 6 1/2" long, just under 1.4 T. oz., cucumber server.
Similar to, but smaller than, a tomato server, it has flat, 2 1/4" diameter, decoratively pierced blade.
This is without a monogram or removal, and is in exceptionally fine estate condition. The blade is free of bends, burrs, or nicks, while the finish is bright...
Price per piece. Seven available, all matching.
It is in exceptionally fine estate condition, with clear pattern detail and a bright finish. The tines remain even, straight and pointed, and are free of burrs or nicks.
There is a lightly engraved, script "L.H.K." monogram on the backside of the handle.
This piece is small at 4 3/8" long and weighing just over .3 T. oz.
In mint condition, it must have been preserved only as a keepsake and not a utilitarian item.
Marks on the underside are the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," the model number "A1965," and the date symbol for 1898.
It has a flat bottom and reticulated, undula...
The theme is nautical and precisely rendered, expressing on the handle a portraiture of a crab in a fishing net, the handle of which forms the spine of the spoon handle itself. This is all encircled with a second mesh of netting with floats.
The bowl is most akin to Gorha...
This example is a large 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.8 T. oz., pair of tongs. The pair is certainly sufficiently scale...
It was made by New York's Gale & Hughes whose "G&H" mark appears on the blade along with a three part mark that includes, following William Gales' custom, the date "1849."
It has a solid, rectangular, handle that is 3 1/2" long and 1/8" thick. This has a slightly upraised mid rib area, lined edges, and scrolled engraving on either side.
The broad, blunt end blade widens at the u...