All Items : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1035322 (stock #2277)
This fork is an example of a prolific maker of reproduction pieces that were marketed around 1900 – coinciding with the rise of the Arts & Crafts movement – as hand-made items based on antique forms. The mark on the underside – (925)(000) – is a uniform mark on all pieces I've ever seen. Some are plain, and some are decorated with a wreath, ribbons, and a shield like this fork. All pieces appear to be heavy and a tad awkward in their execution. The question is, why? It may well be...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1035319 (stock #2526)
The 6 spoons (8.1 inches) are in one of the most traditional patterns of theWestern world, originating in Germany in the late 18th century: the “Fiddle Thread” or “Fadenmuster”. They are 800 fine, or 80% pure, silver. Peter Bruckmann & Sons was located in Heilbronn, Germany, from 1805 until 1973 and enjoyed prestige as one of Germany's finest makers. It's hard to know where these fit into Bruckmann's production history, but from the bowl shape and their strong tips, I'd guess around...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1034969 (stock #2515A)
Beautiful stuffing or basting spoon in the “Louis XIV” pattern first patented in 1847 by John Chandler Moore. It was variously produced by John Polhemus (Polhamus) and Henry Hebbard, all of whom sold through Tiffany prior to Tiffany's own silver production. This must have been an early example because it's not marked “sterling” as most other pieces made for Tiffany were; rather, it is coin. There is a monogram WCA. The double-struck pattern is crisp, and scratches are only very superf...
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1034961 (stock #2510)
The organic qualities of this lovely sterling pattern brought out by Whiting Mfg. Co. in 1885 never fail to please. The design of the fork's handle is crisp as the lily blossoms emerge in a wonderful bas-relief from the leaf that holds them as it comes to a soft point. A light but even gold remains on the tines. The length is 6.5 inches and the weight is 30 grams. It is marked with Whiting's logo, “Sterling,” and the retailer, H. Zimmer. There is no monogram.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034956 (stock #227)
Nice example of Gorham's multi-motif pattern introduced in 1890. The French style implied by the pattern's name has Rococo elements that go well with the heart-shaped bowl which has a repousse “rat tail” extending nearly to its tip. There is a very, very faint remnant of a monogram D, but it's so shallow and worn (not removed) as to be almost indiscernible. Marked simply with the Gorham logo and the word “sterling.” The condition is excellent. Length is 7.25 inches and the weight 42 ...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034525 (stock #2526)
These are older D & H Pointed Antique / Broad Antique knives – introduced in 1895 – with stainless French Modern replacement blades marked “Brilliant.” They are 9-1/8 in. long and bear a lovely Arts & Crafts monogram. They are marked only “sterling handle” which is very common for knives, but I got them with several other pieces of Dominick & Haff of the same vintage with the same monogram, so I'm comfortable with the identification. Two handles rattle sometimes, but are quite fi...
All Items : : Pre 1900 item #1034510 (stock #2415)
These 6.4 inch tongs (0.78 inches across the arch) bear the mark tentatively ascribed by McGrew to Hall, Hewson & Brower of Albany NY (ca. 1846-52). The graceful fiddle form is decorated with a crisp basket of flowers motif and terminates in textured talon claws. The finish is excellent and the weight is 46 grams. There is no monogram.
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1034463 (stock #1067)
The elaborate hollow handles of this lovely set speak for their Victorian origins, balanced by traditional sterling blades. These were likely part of a set, but large for a fruit / dessert set at 8.5 inches (knife) and 7.4 inches (fork). Hallmarked for London 1849 (knife) and 1852 (fork), the maker could have been either George W. Adams or George Angell (identical marks). Other than very slight roughness on the blade of the knife which needs to be mentioned for clarity, the overall condition ...
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