They were made by Unger Brothers of Newark, New Jersey, whose entwined "UB" surrounded by "Sterling 925 Fine." This was a firm known for its expressive Art Nouveau designs in both sterling silver flat and holloware, and jewelry.
Perhaps its most popular flatware line, the pattern on this pair is "Douvaine." An expressive figural design, it features a dolphin or fish like image at the tip of each arm, and a...
Flynt and Fales also note in their entry on him that he has been referred to as the "honest goldsmith" and that he "supplied well-crafted church silver and other vessels."
The style of this example of his work, an 8 5/8"...
It is stamped on the underside with a "crown, 800, lion" emblem, which designates the silver standard, and the name "C.E. Keyser," which was a Leipzig firm.
Having smooth, tapered sides, this form appears in glass and other metals, such as pewter.
This presents in a particularly refin...
Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.
This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the compan...
It was made by Albert Coles of New York City, whose three-part "eagle, AC, bust" emblem appears on the backside.
It measures 5 1/8" long and weighs just over .5 T. oz., which is relatively heavy for its size.
The center portion of the handle is twisted while the sculpted edge upper end is extensively bright cut and engraved in line pattern, front and back sides.
This example is an 8 1/4" long, and consistent with the line, weighty at nearly 2.8 T. oz., medium sized cold meat fork. The serving end has four straight tines.
The handle is inscribed with a feathered script "M"...
The pattern is "Chantilly."
This example likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th century. The handle is curved and engraved in a script "ETR" monogram.
It is in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having a bright finish. The four tines remain even, straight, and pointed.
This was a period when Tiffany made reproduction items or designs inspired by older, especially English Georgian, holloware, and that is the case with this piece. It is round, cauldron shaped, and stands on three pad feet with acanthus leaf sprays where the legs are attached.
There is a rolled rim upper edge ...
The central feature of the pattern is a satyr's face that occupies the portion just below the reserve located on the slightly upturned end of the handle. Such imagery may be connected to 16th sculpture subjects associated with this German city.
A "Chinese Export" piece, it is stamped with four pseudo hallmarks used by "Wongshing," aka "Wong Shing," located in Canton c. 1810-35 according to one source, and 1820-60 by another source.
Silver standards vary for Export silver, but it broadly conforms to sterling.
Export is generally derivative of English design, and that is true for this which is Georgian in manner, with a down-turned, reverse tipt end, and a...
The pattern is identified as "Homeric" or "Etruscan" and is derivative of the Aesthetic Movement. It typically has hammered surfaces and irregular shapes, and also incorporates classical figures reminiscent of "Medallion"...
Price per pair, two pairs available.
Other marks include the order number, "4016," "Tiffany & Co.," "M," and "Sterling Silver."
Each of these stands 7/8" high on a footed base 1 3/8" across, and has a maximum body diameter of 1 3/4". The pair combined weigh 1.4 T. oz.
They have satin matte finish bodies with applied rim tops and bright rose gold-surface...
It is marked on the handle reverse with the Whiting lion logo, an Old English "O," "Sterling," and on the heel of the bowl "PAT. 1902" and "R'G 1902," all in fine lettering as an old piece would show.
The nearly round, scalloped edge, scrolled interior, bowl extends 1 3/4" back to front and 1 1/2" across and has a subtle satin finish.
The piece is in outst...
Sculptural in nature, it features a raised stalk of blossoms enveloped by leaves, which form the margins of the handle. The ground behind the blossoms is lined, again representative of the leaves, and this also serves as an enhancing design element.
In sum, it reflects influences from the innovative design sensibilities of the Aesthetic m...
This item is a 7 3/8" long, heavy at nearly 1.8 T. oz., individual fish knife.
It is an early production piece, as indicated by the "1892" inscription on the handle backside. This is the same year the pattern was introduced.
The handle front has a flowing "MJC" monogram.
It is solid silver, including the flat blade with a scrolled upper edge.
The retailer was P...
Examples are lengthy, as is this 9 15/16" inch, .8 T. oz., piece, and have the spoon and fork situated on either end of a slender shank.
Within this framework there is great variation.
This item has a twist handle with a central, faceted, three dimensional, stretched diamond, element, on...
5 O'Clock Spoon Also Available.
The pattern, "Love Disarmed" is thoroughly emblematic of Art Nouveau design and also probably the most sought after of the various nude representations in silver of the period.
This 5 15/16" long, 1.2 T. oz., teaspoon exhibits all the fine details that only an...
Price for the set of twelve.
Produced by A. F. Towle & Sons, the pattern was continued in production by its successor company, Lunt.
This rarely found group of twelve, matching, ice cream, or in today's parlance, sorbet, spoons all measure 5 1/4" long and have lightly inscribed "D" monograms on the fronts. Individually they have a somewhat light feel, but the group together actually weighs a substanti...