This 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., example is in "Old Colonial" by Towle. It is an early and fully authentic, i.e. original production, piece marked with the company emblem, "925/1000," "Pat. 1894," and the name of the retailer, "W. Arnold."
The bowl is gold washed while th...
Pricing for the pair
The knife measures 6 7/8" long while the fork measures 6 1/4". The combined weight is approximately 2.1 T. oz., but a substantial portion of this is the filling in the handles.
The pattern is a "Leaf" variant with other elements that resemble common motifs of the time. In this case, the look is quite similar to Polhamus' "Armor."
The blade of the knife is relati...
It possesses late Victorian sensibilities, employing cee scrolls, acanthus leaves, and beading detailing to frame the actual rose and floral elements that lend the pattern its name.
There is a script "N" monogram on the handle front. The backside is plain save for the mark "925 Sterling 1000."
This example is a 6" long, relatively light weight at not quite .5 T. oz., cheese knife. ...
This example is a 6" long sugar spoon, and consistent with the character of the line, has robust heft at nearly 1.4 T. oz.
It is in very fine condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no evident polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, ...
It was often paired with elaborate working ends, and that is the case with this 6 1/4" long, 1.2 T. oz., tomato server. The roughly 2 1/2" square, slightly cupped, blade has scalloped borders and a matte gold finish front and back sides. The reticulated surface is intricately pierced with various shapes.
It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no wear whatsoever on the blad...
It measures 5 3/4" long and weighs just over .7 T.oz.
It is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. Apart from light overall surface wear, th...
This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at th...
Made by The Merrill Co., aka as The Merrill Shops, located in New York City, the firm's emblem, the word "Sterling," and the number "804" are stamped on the backside.
Arts and Crafts in style, it likely dates to the first quarter of the 20th century. The flat, tab handles are engraved in ...
This example is a large, 8 3/4" long, 1.8 T. oz., berry spoon. It has a scallop shell bowl that has an essentially intact gold wash finish on the interior and an enlarged repeat of the leaf motif on the backside heel. The handle has a fancy, feathered script "JL" monogram.
It is in outstanding condition. There is minimal polishing...
Each, two available.
It is a handsome and refined item, artfully formed and finished. It has a reverse tipt handle with an exposed drop on the backside of the bowl. The plain front has cleanly beveled edges and high, sharply defined shoulders off the generously proportioned, 3 1/4" by 1 3/4", bowl.
It is in superb condition and wi...
Priced as a set.
This matching pair was made by Towle in its 1893 "Canterbury" pattern. The spoon measures 9" long and weighs 1.2 T. oz., while the fork is slightly shorter at 8 7/8" and lighter at 1.0 T. oz. Both items have matte finish, gold washed serving ends and are engraved in script "1865-1915" o...
An usual item, this 2" high, 3 1/2" top diameter, 4 1/2" maximum span, 2.9 T. oz., cup may have been one of those special order items. It is singular in design, and further distinguished by the blue cloisonne enameled band along the upper rim. Enamel work examples from Shreve are not readily f...
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...
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. They have intricately articulated talon grips that are finished in a...
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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...
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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...
It features a well-constructed, high relief, "sculptured" in effect, portraiture of a knight's helmet surrounded by leafy scroll detailing. Double die struck, the pattern appears on both sides of the handle, which in this instance is engraved "ELG to SMS" in fine script.
This example is a 6 3/16" long oyster or seafood cocktail fork. The line is heavy and that is case with this which is relatively weighty at .6 T. oz.