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Frank Smith "Newport Shell" Original Sterling Silver Horseradish Scoop
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4558f   $52.00


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Designed to reach deep into a narrow mouth jar, a horseradish scoop or spoon generally has a relatively long and narrow handle and a paddle-like end.

This example made by Frank Smith in the "Newport Shell" aka "Puritan" pattern evidences these characteristics. It is 5 3/4" long, weighs .6 T. oz., and features the requisite 1 3/4" long, 5/8" wide, scoop end.

It is fully original, meaning it is not made up or adapted from another item as some pieces in the marketplace are, has never been... Click for details

Potter and Mellen, Cleveland, A&C Sterling Silver Baby Spoon & Fork
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4557f   $125.00


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As noted in a catalogue listing for a spoon held by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, "Horace E. Potter, a native of Cleveland, was one of the city’s most accomplished and long-lived artists of the Arts and Crafts era.""

He produced jewelry and flat and hollow ware. In addition to the piece noted above, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum has a leaf form spoon of his that is listed on its online catalogue.

Working from 1897 onward, he established the partnership of... Click for details

Wongshing Chinese Export "Reverse Tipt" Sterling Silver Teaspoon x 4
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4546f   $35.00


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A subject unto itself, "Chinese Export Silver" broadly encompasses silver that was made in China beginning in the 18th century, was imitative of English style, and was intended for that market (much it also made its way to the United States).

Export silver was frequently imprinted with pseudo hallmarks suggestive of their English counterparts, but these did not follow the same orderly and definitive system of date, place of manufacture, and maker. They were simply imitative.

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Towle "Paul Revere" Sterling Silver Reticulated Bon Bon Scoop
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4545f   $46.00


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Measuring 5 7/8" long overall, and weighing 1.2 T. oz., this bon bon has a large, 3" by 2 1/4" by 5/8" deep, open work, basket-like scoop end.

The pattern is "Paul Revere" by Towle.

Introduced in 1906, this has a heavy, curvilinear, handle with a triple line margin ending in a scrolled end.

It is engraved with a flowing script, Art Nouveau style, "BS" monogram on the handle from.

In choice estate condition, this is without wear or damage and has a bright overall finish. The bowl is... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Sterling Silver Heavy Place Fork x 2
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4544f   $48.00


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Measuring 7 1/4" long, this was originally a lunch size fork, although in today's use, it is a place or regular fork.

The pattern is "Virginiana," Gorham's expressive Art Nouveau poppy motif introduced in 1904.

A heavy line, this weighs 1.6 T. oz.

Never monogrammed, this remains in exceptionally fine condition. The pattern detail is sharp and well-defined, free of polishing wear. The tines are straight, even, pointed and without burrs or nicks. The finish has a rich, even, patina.... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Grape" Sterling Silver Reticulated Bon Bon
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4538f   $80.00


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A faithful representation of the vine, leaves, and fruit from which the pattern takes its name, Dominick & Haff's "Grape" is a late 19th century design, early in the Art Nouveau period.

The imagery is fully developed on the reticulated bowl of this 4 7/8" long, weighty at approximately 1.2 T. oz., bon bon or nut spoon.

Presented in remarkable detail, the leaves show veined and textured surfaces, the rounded grapes are set in high relief, and the tendrils form an artful grid among the open... Click for details

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Wood & Hughes "Louvre" Large Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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4532f   $95.00


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An elegant Rococo pattern dating from 1885, Wood & Hughes' "Louvre" shows to advantage at the large scale of this pair of 5 3/4" long, 1.4 T. oz., tongs.

A multi-motif design that incorporates scrolling, rosettes, and acanthus leaf detailing, the pattern is markedly elaborated.

This particular pair have added engraving on the upper portions of the arms. The leaf form grips are highly articulated and finished in a satin gold wash.

The arch has a folded crimp, which serves to add... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Pointed Antique Engraved" Sterling Silver Cream Ladle
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4528f   $36.00


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An original, rather than later Reed & Barton production, example of Dominick & Haff's 1895 "Pointed Antique, this 4 1/2" long, .7 T. oz., cream ladle is marked with the company's three part emblem and the word "Sterling."

It is one of several chased variants in this line that hearken back to the largely English Georgian origins of this design.

The work on this piece includes a wriggle work and bright cut margin, something of a fleur-de-lis at the tip, and a rosette and bellflowers set mid... Click for details

Gorham "Chantilly" Old Mark Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
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4526f   $46.00


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This pair of "Chantilly" sugar tongs measure 4 1/4" long and weigh approximately .8 T. oz.

They are an early production example of this 1895 pattern and are marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."

The grips are particularly decorative, featuring three part, scrolled, prongs that compliment the overall pattern.

Never monogrammed, they remain in superb condition, free of wear, damage, or even surface scratches, and possess a bright, mirror-like, finish.

Gorham PALM BEACH salad set
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2430   $475.00


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length 8 5/8 inches, total Troy weight 5.14 ounces, monogrammed as shown in bowl of spoon. The palm leaf gilding on reverse of fork is not quite so bold as on the spoon, and there is a slight blemish on the fork (see third enlargement) but the overall condition is fine.

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Reed & Barton Victorian Sterling Silver Loop Food Pusher "Cynthia"
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4522f   $46.00


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An original, all silver, (baby) food pusher, this item measures 2 1/4" long, stands 1" high, and has a 1 3/4" by 1" flat blade with scalloped edge top and sides. It weighs .7 T. oz.

Made by Reed & Barton, it is marked with the company's "bird, R, lion," emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. Oct. 9, 189x," all in fine, precise lettering, noting the date is slightly rubbed.

It has a closed loop handle with a pattern that is not shown in standard references and may be singular to this piece (and... Click for details

Shiebler sterling sardine fork model 2552
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2428   Sold


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with sea creatures and granulated "sand" decoration, length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, no monogram.

One factor which ultimately contributed to the demise of his firm was that George Shiebler's best designs were difficult to execute and costly to produce. Not many of these forks were made, and the surviving examples vary in quality and condition.

You'll see various historical and current listings, but this is the finest one we've ever had... Click for details

Crichton, London, "Pointed Antique" Sterling Silver Dinner Fork x 4
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4520f   $62.00


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Marked with a "lion" for sterling, a "leopard face" for London, an "f" date letter for 1921-22, and maker "LAC," this lengthy, 8 5/16", and weighty, 2.3 T. oz., four tine, dinner fork is also stamped on the heel backside, "Crichton Bros. (over) London Made."

A highly esteemed late 19th to mid 20th century name in British silversmithing, the firm was noted for traditionally inspired designs. That is the case with this piece made in a slightly downturned "Pointed Antique" with a "Tipt" midrib... Click for details

Gorham Zodiac "Virgo - August" and Others Sterling Silver Youth Fork
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4519f   $60.00


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"Pat. Mar. 20. 1894," as stamped on the backside of this piece, along with a "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," Gorham's "Zodiac" series proved popular from its introduction onward.

Teaspoons are readily found, but children's pieces such as this 5 3/4" long, weighty at 1.0 T. oz., youth fork are less common.

This example is "August" and "Virgo," noting that the sign and month in this line do not necessarily correlate exactly with contemporary conventions.

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Peter & William Bateman Pair "Old English" 1814 Sterling Silver Spoons
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4518f   $45.00


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Each of these two tea or coffee spoons measure 5 1/4" long and weigh approximately .9 T. oz. combined.

Matching items, they are marked for London, 1814-15, sterling, and makers Peter and William Bateman. The maker's stamp is rubbed but is legible for these familiar members of their well-known English silversmithing family, and the date is appropriate.

The "Old English" handles are downturned with "Tipt" backsides and have thumb drops on the bowl reverses.

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Whiting "Lily" Bailey Banks & Biddle Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set
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4517f   $365.00


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Early production, fully original, examples of Whiting's Art Nouveau "Lily" pattern, this set is comprised of a 9 1/8" long, 3.5 T. oz., fork, and 9" long, 3.2 T. oz., spoon.

Salad servers, each piece could also be used individually.

They are marked with Whiting's "lion and W" emblem, "Pat'd 1902," "R'D 1902," "Sterling," an Old English "O" letter, and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's "Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co."

Neither piece was ever monogrammed, while they both retain a... Click for details

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