American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1208625 (stock #1735f)
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts. This matched fish serving fork and spoon is an exceptionally fine example in the line and reflects the best of the burgeoning capacities of mid 19th century American silver manufacturing.

The fork measures 8 3/4" long and weighs 2.7 T. oz., while the slice measures 11 5/8" and weighs 3.3 T. oz...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1207968 (stock #1731f)
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Dating from 1885, Gorham's "Old Masters" scarcely has any parallels in the realm of American sterling silver flatware. Each piece in the line, with some duplication, features a different, renowned figure from the realm of the classical arts. The handles are cast and individually designed with all aspects of the shank complimentary of the bust of whatever figure surmounts the end of that handle.

The figure in the instance of this 7 3/4" long, exceptional weight 2.2 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1207723 (stock #1728f)
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One of Gorham's earliest and most enduring patterns, dating from 1861, "Cottage" takes its design inspiration from French antecedents. Otherwise relatively plain, it has a double lined border with scroll detailing midway up the handle and at the tip.

This example is a 5" long, quite heavy at nearly .6 T. oz., mustard ladle. It has a round, matte finish bowl that retains portions of its original gold wash. The front side of the handle has a large, Old English style "h" monogram...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1207713 (stock #1727f)
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Measuring 5 3/4" long, and weighing just over over .6 T. oz., this sterling silver ladle has a singular dimension and form 1 3/8" diameter by 3/8" deep, flat bottomed bowl with scalloped edges and a coffered wall.

The pattern is "Angelo" made by Wood & Hughes and stamped with that company's "WwH" plus the words "Sterling" and "Pat. 1878." It is a Renaissance Revival design that incorporates a number of detail elements and a combination of bright and matte finishes...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1207529 (stock #1726f)
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Produced by a number of manufacturers, "Jenny Lind" is most associated with, and attributed to, New York's Albert Coles.

This 7 5/16" long, coin silver master butter knife in the Jenny Lind pattern was made by Coles, and bears his three part pseudo hallmark on the backside of the blade. The front side is stamped with the retailer's name, "Jas. H. Hart & Co." operating under this name 1857-62 in Brooklyn, New York...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1207331 (stock #1725f)
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Patented in 1894, Gorham's "King George" was that company's most successful "King" iteration.

This example is a 5 3/4" long, and consistent with the line, relatively heavy .9 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a script "MPC" monogram and retains a portion of an original gold wash finish in the bowl. The bowl has a flanged rim and an elongated, pointed tip.

The condition is very good, with the only sign of use being light polishing wear...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1206975 (stock #1722f)
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In addition to being of exceptional design merit, this boxed pair of 6 7/16" long, 2.1 T. oz. combined, preserve (or possibly large sugar) spoons have an impressive manufacturing and retailing provenance. They remain in their original leather presentation box that is impressed with the name of the prestigious retailer, "Howard & Co., 619 Broadway, NY," on the blue satin interior. The lower portion on which the spoons rest is a matching blue velvet, while the exterior is leather...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1837 VR item #1206716 (stock #1720f)
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Please note: While one is illustrated, this listing is for a pair of matching teaspoons...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1930 item #1205732 (stock #1710f)
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This medium sized, open bowl has a top diameter of 6 5/8", sits on a flat base that is 3 1/2" across, stands 2 1/2" high, and weighs 10.8 T. oz. It carries the mark for Karl F. Leinonen who was the head smith in Boston's "Handicraft Shop" founded in 1901. He later established his own operation and in the course of things became a prominent name in the American A&C movement. Other marks include the model number "18" and the word "Sterling."

The design falls fully in the Arts and Crafts man...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1205465 (stock #1707f)
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These six coin silver teaspoons are exceptionally fine examples of mid 19th century coin silver. They all match and are marked with the three part pseudo hallmark of Albany, New York's Johnson & Godley (1843-50), and the name of the retailer, "Hood & Tobey," also of Albany and with overlapping dates with J&G.

Each spoon measures a slightly over-sized 6 1/4" long, while the group weighs 3.4 T. oz. They have tipt ends and the same double monograms, "F.S.N." and "E.S." in script lettering. Th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1205349 (stock #1706f)
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A turn of the 20th century design, Gorham's "Henry II" employs imagery evocative of English heraldry. The central element is an imperial looking lion's face surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing. Other elements include wings, a fish scale pattern suggestive of medieval armor on the stem of handle, and fruit or floral elements.

This example is a substantially sized vegetable or salad serving fork. It measures 8 3/4" long, has a three tine working end that is 3 1/2" by 2 1/2", and weighs a hef...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1205348 (stock #1705f)
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This 5 7/8" long, just over .5 T. oz., olive spoon is an early production, original example of Gorham's "Chantilly." It is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. The pierced bowl has a flanged rim and is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "PAT 1895."
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1205184 (stock #1704f)
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That this 5 1/4" long, relatively heavy at over .4 T. oz., sterling silver strawberry fork is a Gorham numbered item indicates it was specially designed and not part of a line pattern. It has an open work, latticed handle, with an overall clean look. A likely date is around 1900. It is without a monogram or removal and is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever. The three tines are straight, pointed, and relatively thick. Marks are Gorham's lion, anchor, G emblem, "Sterling," an...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1205015 (stock #1702f)
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Measuring a generous 9 1/2" long, and weighing just over 2.3 T. oz., this serving spoon is marked "JS" for John Smith (Smyth), with the remaining hallmarks indicating Dublin, Ireland, and 1802. It has a down turned handle with a reverse tipt end, and an exposed drop on the bowl. The front is monogrammed "AMB" in a feathered script. The condition is very good. The handle is flawless, while the bowl has some pebbling in the base and the slightest bit of tip wear. The marks are fully legible, ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1204475 (stock #1697f)
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This c. 1870 interpretation of "Lily of the Valley" offered by Wood & Hughes is a three dimensional pattern assembled from various cast elements. This popular mid 19th century form of construction in silver has been described by one source as "jewelry-esque." It represents crafting of the highest form, employing exceptional skill of the sort the 19th century excelled in.

This example is an 8" long, 1.2 T. oz., almond scoop. The central portion of the handle is tubular and is fitted with a...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1204298 (stock #1694f)
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There are varying attributions for the "Parkman" stamp that appears on the backside of this 9" long, 1.8 T. oz. coin silver tablespoon. Assigned by Winterthur as an alternate mark for Thomas Parkman born about 1767 in Hartford, and working there until 1793, then Boston, next followed by Hudson, New York about 1795, possibly in association with a group of Quakers. A reliable online source opines this mark may be that for Charles Parkman, 1785-1834, but the c. 1790 style of this is too early for...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1204033 (stock #1692f)
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Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs" is perhaps the most opulent of the myriad Art Nouveau floral designs produced in silver flatware around the turn of the 20th century. Widely reproduced right to the current day, this pair of matching, 3 3/4" long, sterling silver master salt spoons are original, old items. They are relatively weighty at just over .8 T. oz. combined. They are in immaculate condition and without monograms or removals. Marks are the Reed & Barton double lion emblem, "Pat'd Appl'...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1203835 (stock #1690f)
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Measuring 7 7/8" long with a bowl that is 2 7/8" in diameter by 3/4" deep, and weighing a substantial 3.4 T. oz., this "Frontenac" gravy ladle is exceptionally large. It is an early example of this Art Nouveau design, marked with the Simpson, Hall, Miller helmet-over-shield emblem of International Silver, "Sterling," and "Pat'd." It is in exceptionally fine condition and without a monogram or removal. It has a slightly upturned end and retains all the fine detailing that characterizes origina...
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