Most frequently found as teaspoons, the series was produced in a variety of other place and serving pieces. Large items such as this 9 5/8" long, nearly 3.5 T. oz., likely fish serving fork, however, are quite rare...
It is a sophisticated piece, and all the more so for its early date. It is a "Kings" pattern, with a pronounced shell end with leafy borders. The backside heel of the bowl also has a shell imprint...
It is Aesthetic in style, featuring two raised, parallel bands of bamboo stems and stalks set against a stippled background.
It is marked on the interior with the company "lion, anchor, G," emblem, "Sterling," the model number "1310" and date letter "M," for 1880...
The pattern, "Marechal Niel, dates from 1896. Independent from its heft, Marechal Niel is appealing because it is an outstanding design. It offers a high relief, multi-dimensional portraiture of the rose which is its namesake...
It stands 1 1/2" high, has a maximum diameter of 2 5/8", and weighs a robust 2.4 T. oz.
Round, it sits on three "lion's head with paw feet" legs. These are quite detailed and expressive, with the lion's strong face and abundant mane well portrayed...
This 6 1/4" long, almost .9 T. oz., sugar spoon is stamped with Shiebler's "winged S" identifier on the backside of the bowl. Other marks include the words "Sterling" and "Patent."
While a pattern with an antecedent, Shiebler brings his considerable design skills to this piece in the way he fashioned its singular bowl...
Their mark appears on the backside of this 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., coin silver cream ladle with a tipped end handle, the style of which places it early in the above date range.
Distinctions among plain coin silver pieces such as this are all about subtlety...
Price per piece, two available.
Marks are the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."
It is without a monogram or removal of same.
Pattern detail remains sharp and clear. The tines are even, straight, pointed, and free of nicks or burrs. The finish is lustrous.
Priced as a pair.
This example is a 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., horseradish spoon in the "Cornwallis" aka "1800 Square" pattern. With its angular end w...
Price per piece, twelve available.
It takes its character from the fanciful, scalloped shoulder, cupped heel, bowl with four short tines.
The pattern is Durgin's 1891 "Watteau," referencing a French painter whose name became identified with a style deriving from the rococo. This piece embodies some of the style elements of these schools. It has an asymmetrical shape d...
Almost never marked, it frequently goes unrecognized for what it is, namely coin silver produced by the above maker. Wood & Hughes made a nearly identical pattern with the same ...
This 6" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle dates from this transition time. It is marked with the "Stone with hammer" emblem, the "h in a shield" emblem for Heywood, "Sterling," and a benchmark "B," likely for Charles Brown whose tenure ran to 1937.
The markedly curved...
Speer is documented as a jeweler and watchmaker about 1840-70. The style of this locates it at the beginning of his working years.
It has a "Reverse Tipt" handle with a rubbed "LH" script monogram on the front.
It is in very good condition. There are overall surface scratches, but no other signs of wear such as bends or burrs. The bowl remains well-shaped and with a pointed tip, ...
The pattern, "Grecian," was patented in 1861, and this is so stamped, and continued in production beyond the 1868 date. This is also marked "Coin," thereby dating it quite closely, 1861-68. Lastly it is imprinted "Geo. Shreve & Co."
"Grecian" is a fan-shaped design representing a stylizing anthemion sur...
It is stamped with a first standard Minerva head, meaning it has a slightly higher silver content at 95% than sterling, which is 92.5%. There is a bigorne guarantee on the surface opposite the Minerva. The maker's mark is an "L" on either side of a cross that has a star at the top and bottom, all this in a lozenge.
The pattern is a...
Apart from this, he was a well-regarded producer of Arts & Crafts items as well as reproduction pieces.
This 2 7/8" tall, 3 1/2" maximum width, 4.8 T. oz. footed bowl falls generally in the later category. The style bespeaks American design from the 1860s. It has a repeating pattern around the 2 5/8" diameter upper rim, and three cast, decorative ...
Price per piece, three available.
"Cromwell" has scrolled edges with acanthus leaf detailing and a fan terminus. This motif is expanded on the backside heel of the bowl.
This piece is a 5 5/8" long ice cream spoon. Consistent with the line, it is substantial weight at .9 T. oz.
It has a nearly flat bowl, with ...