The pattern is Reed & Barton's enduring Art Nouveau "Les Six Fleurs." It is an original piece, to be distinguished from contemporary reissues and re-strikes.
There is a flowing script "FCH" on the reverse.
The condition is outstanding. There is no wear on the high relief and precisely detailed floral portraiture which is a hallmark of this pattern...
It has a 2" round bowl with a scalloped edge and coffered sides, and both the front and back sides retain a goodly portion of their original gold wash.
The classical female figure remains sharply defined and crisp, having been spared polishing wear. The backside is plain and absent a monogram or removal...
Measuring a generous 9 5/16" long overall, and weighing just short of 2.3 T. oz., this has an amply-sized blade that is 4 3/4" long and 2 7/8" at the widest...
It measures 7 11/16" long and weighs a substantial 2.0 T. oz. The handle is inscribed "H.M. Jayne." in fancy feathered lettering.
The condition is excellent...
They are both products of the c. 1870 Egyptian Revival movement and are patterns that have never lost appeal.
This example is a 10 1/8" long, 2.0 T. oz., ice cream server.
It is in immaculate condition, showing essentially no wear, and is without ...
They measure 8 1/8" long, large by American standards but not so for English, and are heavy, weighing 4.6 T. oz. the pair.
They are a plain fiddle tipt design and without monograms or inscriptions, or removals of same.
The condition is excellent. The only signs of use are very slight tip wear on the tines, more so on one fork, and shallow kni...
Thus so strongly identified with this one locale, Wendt actually first established himself in Boston, and that period of his working years often goes overlooked. While in Boston, he quickly emerged as a skilled and exceptionally able craftsman, and eventually linked with Ball, Black & Company, ...
The form was popular in the late 19th century, and no company was more successful in producing impressive examples than Gorham. This example is model number 588 offered by that company.
It is medium-sized, measuring 6 1/8" long, has a bowl that is roughly 2 3/4" in diameter, and w...
The pattern is Corinthian. Apropos of the name, it has a fan or leaf design element akin to Gorham's Grecian patented in 1861, but overall is Moorish in feel. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the handle.
The bowl is plum shaped, with a central rib, flanged ...
The spoon measures 10 3/8" and weighs 4.2 T. oz., while the fork is 10 1/4" and weighs 4.3 T. oz.
These are old items, having the decorated shoulders that show up only on earlier pieces. Furthermore, the fork bowl has detailed piercings which again is characteristic of older items.
The pattern is aptly named, with its courtly design features that center on the lion's hea...
It was patented in 1870, as indicated by the stamp on this piece. Other marks include the word Sterling and a lion, anchor, G.
A popular design since its inception, this remains a favorite among collectors.
The design shows to full advantage at the scale of this 8 3/4" long ice cream server. It has a large, arced blade with a central vee. The surface is finished in a gold wash. The bac...
No company generated more examples of this form than Gorham. Indeed, the Tompkins book on this subject documents a full century of Gorham's production.According to Tompkins, this set, item number 2480, dates to 1890. They possess a commanding look. They are large, 4 1/2" long, 1 3/4" tall, and weighty, 3.9 T. oz. combine...