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Kalo, Chicago, Hammered No. 7 Large 1939 Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4046f   This item is currently being auctioned


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The Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater indicates that "The Kalo Shop" was founded in 1900 by Clara Barck Welles and "went on to become the largest and most influential producer of handwrought silverware and jewelry in the midwest."

Rainwater further notes that "Mrs. Welles retired in 1940." Given that this 10 1/8" long, 3.6 T. oz., serving spoon is engraved on the backside, "AS HCM" over "Feb. 14, 1939," it traces to the founder's working years, which... Click for details

Gorham "Virginiana" Unusual Form Sterling Silver Olive or Ice Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4043f   $185.00


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Measuring 6 3/8" long and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this pair of tongs is marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."

The pattern is "Virginiana," which is an early 20th century, Art Nouveau design that features poppy blossoms, buds, and leaves.

There is a flowing script "KTC" monogram engraved on the arch.

An original and unusual form, these tongs have large, 1 1/2" long, lined and textured, leaf grips. If form suggests function, then these are for olives, given the leaf... Click for details

J.T. & E.M. Edwards, Chicago, "Fiddle Tipt" Coin Silver Salt Shovel
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4039f   $22.00


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Measuring 4" long and weighing 7 grams (just over .2 T. oz.), this master salt spoon features a pronounced "Fiddlet Tipt" handle, with high, pointed, shoulders off the shovel form bowl.

It is marked "J.T & E.M.E. Chicago," whom John McGrew in his Manufacturing Marks on American Coin Silver identifies as J.T. and E.M. Edwards, working 1852-64.

There is a finely engraved, script letter, "HPC" set sideways on the handle.

Essentially without wear, it remains well-shaped, free of... Click for details

Gorham "Ionic" Greek Revival Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4032f   $75.00


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One of Gorham's earliest full line patterns, references date it to 1865 although this 7 3/4" long, 1.4 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife is stamped "Patent 1867," indicating a later date and situating it just before the company's conversion to a sterling standard in 1868.

Other marks on this include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's "Geo. H. Bechtel."

"Ionic" is a Greek Revival design that incorporates a central rosette with a stylized... Click for details

Duhme & Co. "Tipt" Sterling Silver Place Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4031f   $32.00


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An 8 1/8" long, approximately 1.4 T. oz., piece, this spoon has a "Fiddle" shaped handle with a pronounced "Tipt" end that is typical of mid 19th century Ohio River Valley silver flatware design.

The high, pointed and steeply chamfered shoulders off the bowl are also characteristic of this region's style.

Consistent with this, it is stamped "Sterling," "925/1000," and "Duhme & Co." for the prominent Cincinnati firm. Examples of this pattern were also made in coin silver.

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Pair of Reading, Pennsylvania Coin Silver Salt Spoons by Henry Kessler
Silver : Coin Silver

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20191103-13   $22.50


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Offered is a nice pair of American coin silver master salt spoons bearing the mark of Henry Kessler of Reading, PA, working circa 1850-78. These spoons each bear a legible mark for Kessler, and a town mark. Each also has a period engraved script monogram. These spoons measure about 3 3/4 inches in length and weigh about 11 grams altogether. Condition is fair at best with lots of surface weathering and some dings and ripples to one spoon particularly. There weren't any splits or repairs... Click for details

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Coin Silver Salt Spoon by Gelston & Treadwell of New York Ca. 1843-49
Silver : Coin Silver

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20191103-11   $8.50


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Offered is an American coin silver salt spoon by the partnership of Henry Gelston and Henry R. Treadwell, working in New York, NY between 1843 and 1849; this piece is marked with their maker's mark of GELSTON&TREADWELL incuse. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 3 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some dings to the bowl and other signs of use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this... Click for details

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Coin Silver Salt Spoon by L. M. & A. C. Root
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20191103-10   $10.00


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Offered is a nice American coin silver master salt spoon by silversmiths Aurelius Clark Root and Laurens Mattoon Root, working in partnership in Pittsfield, MA circa 1835-56. This piece has a good clear maker's mark for the partnership, and also features a period engraved script monogram. This spoon measures about 3 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 4 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some wear and signs of use, but no splits or repairs. All in all a nice example of this maker's... Click for details

Coin Silver Salt Spoon Marked J. B. Shepard, Circa 1825-50
Silver : Coin Silver

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20191103-09   $24.00


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Offered is a nice little American coin silver salt spoon marked J.B.SHEPARD in a rectangular punch, circa 1825-50. The location of this silversmith is unknown to me - if anyone can educate me, it would be most welcome! This piece is not engraved, and it is difficult to tell if it once had a monogram. The maker's mark is a little rubbed but is legible. This piece measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 5 grams. Condition overall is fair, with some surface wear and small signs... Click for details

Nice Coin Silver Fluted Sauce Ladle by A. Corwin Circa 1835-60
Silver : Coin Silver

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20191103-08   $22.50


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Offered is a nice American coin silver sauce ladle with fluted bowl and a great strike of the maker's mark. This piece also has period engraving to the handle. I didn't track down this tradesman, but would be interested in hearing about his whereabouts. This ladle measures about 6 inches in length and weighs about 22 grams. Condition is very good, with modest wear but no major dents and no splits or repairs. All in all a nice useful serving piece and a nice example of this mark!

Zalmon Bostwick, New York, "Tipt" Coin Silver Cream Ladle
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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4023f   $30.00


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Marked with a three part "anchor, diamond with the letters ZB, horse head" hallmark, this 6" long, .9 T. oz., "Tipt" ladle is for cream or sauce.

The maker was Zalmon Bostwick, who was born in Vermont and worked as a silversmith in New York City, 1841-56 according to one source, 1841-52 to another.

A clean piece with a particularly bright, hand polished only, finish, it has a finely rendered, feathered script, "CCI" or "CCJ" monogram set sideways on the handle.

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Whiting LILY preserve spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2414   $145.00


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length 7 1/2 inches, no monogram, gilt bowl, excellent condition, weight 2.65 Troy ounces, marked as shown in third enlargement.

A charming old piece in this classic Art Nouveau Whiting pattern

William Gale, New York, "Reverse Tipt" Coin Silver Serving Table Spoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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4016f   $36.00


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A prominent name in New York City silver manufacturing for approximately four decades, William Gale, working alone and in several partnerships, produced some of that city's most impressive flat and hollow ware of its time.

This 8 1/2" long, 1.3 T. oz., place or table spoon, is an early example of his work and while showing the quality of craft for which Gale was known, is beguilingly simple compared to his later work.

The arced, "Reverse Tipt" handle is inscribed with a script "AJ"... Click for details

Gorham "Grecian" 1861 Sterling Silver Sauce or Cream Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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4011f   $95.00


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Introduced in 1861, and initially made to a coin silver standard then continued in production beyond the conversion to sterling in 1868, Gorham's "Grecian" features a solid tubular stem capped with an elaborated anthemion or palmette.

This 6 1/2" long, approximately 1.6 T. oz., ladle dates post 1868, as it is marked "Sterling," along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Patent 1861," and the name of the retailer, Rochester, New York's "Sunderlin & Weaver."

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Wm. Kendrick, Louisville KY, "Gibney" Coin Silver Youth Spoon & Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

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Attributed to Michael Gibney but actually designed by Francis Gibney, and later produced by Whiting, "Gibney" is an early 1860s design.

This matched 6 5/16" long, .9 T. oz., youth knife and 6" long, .8 T. oz., spoon are coin silver and may predate the Whiting association (later production was made to a sterling standard).

Each piece is stamped "W. Kendrick" for the Louisville, Kentucky, jeweler, with the spoon additionally marked "Patent 1862."

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Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette
Silver : Sterling

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BNJfolGlass   $125.00


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Nice antique sterling Magnifying folding octoganal lorgnette spring mounted. Measures 4.5 inches open. Excellent condition.

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