American Coin and Sterling Silver Colonial through Art Nouveau
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1196862 (stock #1638du)
Old Friends
$175.00
In her work, "Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvannia, 1730-1850," Vivian Gerstell describes Charles Hall (1742-1783) as a "prominent citizen as well as silversmith." She further remarks that he "played a prominent role in Lancaster during the Revolution. In 1774, he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence and of the Committee of Observation." This modest, and rather primitive looking, small spoon bears his identified "C...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1196572 (stock #1635f)
Old Friends
$95.00
The maker of this 7 5/8" long, nearly 1.4 T. oz., flat-bladed, perhaps tomato, server was Porter Blanchard whose name appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling." He had a bi-coastal career, beginning in Gardner, Massachusetts where Arthur Stone was located, and living in southern California beginning in 1923 where he established himself as a prominent silversmith. This example is fully in the Arts & Crafts mode, having a reverse tipt pointed antique handle...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1195691 (stock #1628f)
Old Friends
$60.00
Engraving was brought to a high art form in the late 19th century and these four teaspoons exemplify the technique at its highest level. Made by Durgin, each measures 5 3/4" long, while the group weighs 2.4 T. oz. These illustrate bright cut work, which is a subset of engraving employs deep cuts that create a faceted edge with a highly reflective, diamond like quality. The background around the cutting has a satin matte finish which further emphasizes the glimmer created by the cutting...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1195566 (stock #1627f)
Old Friends
$565.00
Whiting produced a series of floral serving pieces in the late 19th that are little documented, but likely intended to compete with Gorham's impressive "H" series of similar designs and large scale. The portraiture on this is a "Rose" or specifically a "Cabbage Rose." Whiting's items have cast handles and applied serving ends, and that is the case with this 8 3/4" long, massive weight, nearly 5.4 T. oz., spoon...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1194756 (stock #1621f)
Old Friends
$42.00
The last and most successful Kings iteration, Gorham's "King George" was patented in 1894, with pieces so marked. Other identifiers on these three 4 3/4" long bouillon spoons, and two individual 5 3/4" long, solid silver individual butter spreaders include lion, anchor, G, and "Sterling." Relatively heavy, each item weighs .9 T. oz. and has the same flowing script "McL" monogram. All the pieces are in excellent estate condition, evidencing no polishing wear and having good finishes.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1194518 (stock #1618f)
Old Friends
$48.00
At 6 1/4" long, this piece is the next size up from a sugar spoon, with an large, 2 1/2" by 1 3/4" bowl, that suggests it is for jelly or preserves. It is moderately heavy at 1.2 T. oz. The pattern is "Diana" by International, which is a turn of the 20th century design. The scroll motif is late Victorian in style, with a suggestion of Art Nouveau, both of which fit its date. The bowl is especially appealing with its scalloped and patterned edge that repeats the design of the handle...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1193886 (stock #1612mg)
Old Friends
$485.00
Dating from 1866 according to the inscription on the sidewall, which is inscribed below the name "C.E. Mathews.", this coin silver mustard pot was made by Gorham. That company's standing lion, anchor, G mark appears on the underside of the base, along with the model number "510." It is a large, well-proportioned, and handsome item. Standing 4 1/4" high, it rests on a pedestal base that is 2" in diameter...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1193546 (stock #1609f)
Old Friends
$195.00
Dating from 1861, "Beaded" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns and was produced for a considerable period of time. As such, it was made in both coin and sterling silver. This example is the latter.

It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief and tactile...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1193431 (stock #1608f)
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Not formally named, the pattern on these three pieces is an "Oak and Acorn" motif that was produced by Boston's Farrington & Hunnewell. It dates c. 1865.

It is an engaging, double die struck (meaning it appears on both sides of the handle) design, singular for its time, and considerably more detailed than the common patterns of the period, such as "Olive" and its variants...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1193264 (stock #1607fa)
Old Friends
$275.00
Durgin's "Marechal Niel" offers a high relief, multi-dimensional portraiture of the rose which is its namesake...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1192785 (stock #1604f)
Old Friends
$75.00
Measuring 6 1/8" long and weighing over 1.1 T. oz., this sterling silver sugar spoon has a substantial feel to it. The bowl is generously proportioned at 2 1/4" long and 1 5/8" at the widest. The pattern is "Fiorito" which is an expressive Art Nouveau design made by Shiebler. This is a high quality example without a monogram or removal. There is no visible polishing wear, the bowl is free of dings, dents, or burrs, and the finish is lustrous. Marks are the Shiebler emblem, and the words "St...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1192545 (stock #1602f)
Old Friends
$70.00
An early Wood & Hughes piece, dating circa 1855, this coin silver master butter knife is substantially sized at 7 3/4" long and weighing 1.1 T. oz. It is a singular design, having a twisted stem and a notched, shield shaped handle. It is similar in overall form to Gorham's little known "Imperial" pattern of the same period, and of which Wood & Hughes had an almost identical match. The upper edge of the blade has two notches that repeat the design of the handle. Otherwise having a plain surfa...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1192136 (stock #1599f)
Old Friends
$65.00
An early 20th century design, Gorham's "Norfolk" speaks in clean, simple terms in contrast to the highly decorative patterns of the immediately preceding Victorian era. It has a double scrolled, double lined border that traces around a curvilinear handle. This example is a 5 1/2" long, relatively heavy, 1.2 T. oz., sauce or large cream ladle. It is in strikingly fine condition, showing no wear whatsoever. The bowl has a brilliant gold wash on the interior and flanged shoulders, while there i...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1191676 (stock #1595f)
Old Friends
$165.00
These two matched master salts are strikingly attractive, stylistically emblematic of their period, and in immaculate condition. Made by Gorham, perhaps the standard bearer firm for such items, each of them is marked with a lion, anchor, G, the word "Sterling," the model number "1320," and the date letter "L" for 1879. Round bodied, they stand 2 7/8" high, have top diameters of 2 3/16", and sit on pedestal bases that are 1 3/4" across. Their combined weight is a moderately heavy 3.5 T. oz. T...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1191250 (stock #1591)
Old Friends
$48.00
Arguably the most engaging of several Art Nouveau florals that Wallace produced in the early 20th century, "Violet" presents in a charmingly delicate manner. This example is an original, i.e. not made up or later production, 6 1/2" long, just over .6 T. oz., olive spoon. It has a scalloped edge bowl with a reticulated interior. The pattern extends onto the margins of the shoulders. It is in mint condition and without a monogram or monogram removal. Marks are the Wallace emblem and the word ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1190625 (stock #1586f)
Old Friends
$295.00
Whiting produced serving spoons in "Lily" in a variety of sizes, some with minor differences in length. This is apparently the largest, measuring 9 1/4" long and weighing just under 3.7 T. oz.

It is also distinguished by the over-sized scale of its bowl which is 3 1/2" long and 3" wide.

It is an old example, bearing all the marks for an early production piece. These include the Whiting logo, the words "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O." Lastly, it is stamped with the name...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1190295 (stock #1580f)
Old Friends
$185.00
A popular form during most of the second half of the 19th century, this c. 1870 sterling silver olive server has a spoon on one end and a fork on the other. It measures 9 5/8" long and weighs 1.0 T. oz. Made by Gorham, and stamped with that company's lion, anchor, G hallmark, as well as "Sterling," it also carries the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." It has a twisted stem with a shield like detail toward the fork end. This is monogrammed "S" in Old English lettering. ...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1190293 (stock #1579f)
Old Friends
$55.00
An especially choice example of Whiting's popular "Lily of the Valley," this bon bon or nut spoon measures 4 1/2" long, has a bowl that is 2" wide, and weighs almost .6 T. oz. The reticulated bowl has scalloped edges and a satin matte finish on the front and back sides. It is without a monogram or removal. As suggested, this is in mint condition. There is no polishing wear, the pattern detail remains crisp and well-defined, and the finish is lustrous. Marks are the Whiting emblem, the word ...
 
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