American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1169303 (stock #1425f)
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$85.00
Measuring 8 1/2" long and weighing 1.5 T. oz., this sterling silver berry spoon carries a retail stamp for "J.S. MacDonald" of Baltimore, but no maker's mark. It has a stylized diamond cut engraved handle with a satin matte background. There is a fancy "CMK" script monogram. The bowl is ovoid with notched edges. It has a floral engraved, again bright cut, design on the interior set against a pale gold satin matte surface...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1169125 (stock #1423f)
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$45.00
Measuring 5 5/8" long and weighing a relatively heavy 1.0 T. oz., this three tine fork is suggestive of an oyster or seafood fork, but has a different and singular tine configuration. There are three tines, with the lower one exceptionally wide and having a beveled edge, while the other two are narrow and pointed. Two function possibilities are an escargot or a cheese fork. The maker was Dominick and Haff and the pattern is that company's old version "Louis XIV" dating from 1888...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1168975 (stock #1422fb)
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$295.00
This sterling silver mug has triple provenance. It is inscribed in script on the sidewall "Virgil C. Gibney, 1885" and on the bottom, "From Charles P. Murray," providing two references therein as well as a date. It also bears the maker's name "Geo. C. Shreve" and location, "San Francisco," and the Shreve bee emblem, for a third reference. The piece stands 3" high, has a diameter of 2", 3 1/2" maximum span to the end of the handle, and weighs almost 3.3 T. oz...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1168796 (stock #1420fb)
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$45.00
With its square shoulders, lined edges and decorative element set midway on the handle, "Crete" is similar to Gorham's "Pompeii" of the same mid to late 1860's period, and to Gorham's less embellished "Rosette" of the same era. Crete employs a leaf motif which in fact dominates the sense of the design. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on the backside as well as well as the front, and in this case the pattern is extended onto the heel of the blade...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1168683 (stock #1419fb)
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$325.00
Whiting's "Fantasy" is a pattern about which little information is available. Aesthetic in nature and likely dating from the late 1800's, examples of it are scare. This piece is a generously proportioned soap box, measuring 4" x 3" by 1 1/2" and weighing an unusually hefty 4.9 T. oz. It has an overall hammered surface, with an added design created by chased beading. This piece also has an ornate Art Nouveau "HLM" monogram engraved on the lid...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1940 item #1167772 (stock #1413f)
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$65.00
Formerly associated with Watson, Charles Thomae founded a separate company in 1920 and lent his personal mark to be used as a trade symbol for the new operation. That "T over C" and the word "Sterling" are located on the rim of this stamp box. The item is round, with a diameter of 1 7/8" and a height of 1 1/8". It is solid silver and weighs approximately 1.6 T. oz...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1167599 (stock #1411fb)
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$45.00
This 7" long, 1.3+ T...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1167339 (stock #1409f)
Old Friends
$135.00
Marked with the Gorham lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1903," this cake saw or knife is a late example of a popular 19th century form. The pattern is "Norfolk," aka "Villa Norfolk," which is a relatively simple lined scroll design offered at a time when the ebullience of Art Nouveau expression was still at a peak. This measures 9 5/8" long, weighs a substantial 2.7 T. oz., and is solid silver. It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless estate condition. It is absent polishing...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1960 item #1167187 (stock #1408fa)
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$85.00
An atypical design for its 1950 date, Kirk's "Quadrille" has a courtly French look, which also likely relates to the pattern name. It is a high profile design comprised of various leafy elements on the front side and a simplified interpretation of the same elements on the backside of the handle. It is also a heavy line, with this 8 3/4" long, large cold meat fork weighing 2.8 T. oz. There is a script "CGC" monogram. The piece is in excellent condition, showing no polishing or other wear, and...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1166616 (stock #1404fa)
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$35.00
Stieff produced a line of sterling silver and pewter items branded by Colonial Williamsburg as part of its reproduction and gift collection. These brandy and sherry bottle tags are part of that line. Each one measures 2" by 1", with a chain that is approximately 5" overall (a 2 1/2" loop), and weighs just under .5 T. oz. The surfaces of the tags are curved, have gadrooned borders and the name of the spirit imprinted on the face in block lettering. They are fully marked and in perfect conditi...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1165876 (stock #1398fr)
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$45.00
Dating from just after the turn of the 20th century, Gorham's "Poppy" exhibits all the expressiveness of design that characterized the Art Nouveau mode. This 4 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., pair of tongs are large sized sugars. The pattern is carried onto the especially attractive, three-pronged grips with stippled background. The piece is in perfect condition, and without a monogram or removal. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1902."
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1165739 (stock #1397fb)
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$375.00
Measuring 4 3/4" in diameter, standing 2 1/2" high, and weighing a very substantial 9.9 T. oz., this bowl is item number A7815 made by Gorham according to the marks on the underside. Its purpose is uncertain, being much larger than a standard child's dish, one possibility. It could be a christening bowl. In any case, it was presented to "Harry M. Stevens" on "December 25 - 1909" according to the script inscriptions that appear on the upper wall below the rim. It sits on a tiered base and has...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1164971 (stock #1393fb)
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$445.00
There is lack of complete certainty on the name of this 1870's Gorham pattern classified in the Egyptian Revival mode, but it is generally and reliably identified as "Hindoo."

It has a tubular stem and diamond prism handle end with banded borders. It is essentially Gorham's "Isis" without the winged snake figure.

The bowl on this large, 13 1/2" long, heavy, 6.4 T. oz., soup ladle has a central vee made up of two flanking lobes with rounded shoulders. This is again the form that was use...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1164494 (stock #1388f)
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$95.00
This pair of solid sterling silver tongs measure 5 3/4" long, open to a span of 2 1/4", and weigh 1.0 T. oz. They are singular in style, formed like a pair of scissors with talon grip ends and a rosette crosspiece. Made by Gorham (with the lion, anchor, G mark) they are stamped number "4." A somewhat similar pair, numbered "1," appears in Gorham's 1888 catalog (see image 2) and this may suggest the company produced a number of this style of item in various forms. They are appealingly innovat...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1164492 (stock #1387f)
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$45.00
Measuring 1 5/8" in diameter, standing 7/8" high, and weighing just under 1.0 T. oz. the pair, this matching pair of master salts are model number 2240 made by Gorham, and so marked on the undersides. They also carry the date symbol for 1894. They are caldron shaped with ribbed walls and scalloped rims. The interiors retain a portion of their original gold wash finish. There are no monograms or inscriptions or removals of same and the pieces are in perfect condition.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1163701 (stock #1382f)
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$365.00
One of the most elegant designs produced by Durgin, "Regent" (1885) holds it own within the panoply of first rank patterns generated in the Victorian era. The line featured large scale pieces, which is evidenced by this 9 3/4" long, massive weight 5.1 T. oz., berry spoon. The design employs scroll, shell, and leaf elements interspersed with open lattice work areas in both the handle and the bowl. There are two versions of "Regent," one with a plain background and one engraved. This is the en...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1163444 (stock #1378f)
Old Friends
$60.00
Dating from 1880, Gorham's "Old Medici" utilizes Renaissance figures as a central motif. This 6 1/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon is an early example marked "Copyrighted," along with Gorham's lion, anchor, G emblem, and the word "Sterling." It has an ovoid bowl with scalloped and rippled edges. The interior of the bowl is artfully engraved. There is an Old English "M" monogram on the reverse. This is in excellent condition. There is only very slight polishing wear on the high spots of the...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1930 item #1162759 (stock #1371fb)
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$115.00
Measuring 5 3/8" wide, standing 1" high, and weighing 2.5 T. oz., this sterling silver piece is item number "121" made by Gorham, as indicated by the marks on the underside. It is highly decorative, portraying in a naturalistic manner slanted toward Art Nouveau, a variety of fruit arrayed on the undulating rim. These include alternating clusters of cherries, strawberries, and blackberries with their respective leaves and stems. The edge of the rim is formed into an encircling twig or branch, ...
 
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