length 4 7/8", excellent condition, monogrammed "L.S.K. / Sept 15 on '91" on reverse of bowl, weight .58 oz. Troy.
This is an especially fine example of Gorham's casting work. The other items pictured above are sold.
for having made it to the end of my little web page. We realize that time is the most valuable commodity, and thank you for having spent some of yours here. Hopefully it has been an enjoyable experience, and you will stop by again soon. We try to add fresh items frequently. Planning a trip to Boston? Sadly we no longer maintain an open shop but I'm always glad to meet a customer at one of Charles Street's many cafés, by appointment, if there's a high ticket item which you'd like to see in...
: Pre 2000
One is just cause to raise the flag, but a pair? Splendid! These are oval, 2 1/8" X 1 3/8", and stand 1 3/4" off the table. Unmarked, but attributed by a VERY knowledgeable fellow to F.A. Durgin of St. Louis. I tried to put both in the same frame but couldn't get sufficient detail, thus the two similar looking enlargements. One has some dents of the type made by a small, sharp object on the back side, as shown in photo three . There is slight wear to the high-points. Overall, however, the ...
Gorham souvenir spoons have been described as miniature sculptures, and these are fine examples. Each one was designed by a New Orleans silversmithy, and cast at the Gorham factory. From top to bottom (see photo): demi with gilt bowl, five-o-clock spoon, round bowl Jackson Square (SOLD), all by A.B. Griswold & Co; sugar shell with gilt engraved bowl (rare) by A.M. Hill; teaspoon A.B. Griswold(SOLD); citrus by A.M. Hill.
As pictured, top row: Four unmarked (save for French import mark) Chinese tags with brackets to hold various labels, 4/$125.00 2nd row: HOCK, SOLD (Dublin ça 1807, maker JT); MADEIRA, $95.00 (London, 1824, George Pearson?); KETCHUP, SOLD (London ça 1790, T. Phipps & E. Robinson); SOY, SOLD (London, 1797, maker I•H in oval); FISH SAUCE, SOLD (London, 1825, IR?) 3rd row: ANCHOVEY, SOLD (unmarked); two WHISKEY, $35.00 each (20th c.); SOY $165.00 (London ça. 1799, Elizabeth Morley); ES...
A handsome (and now famous!) example of medallion jewelry, this pin features four different portraits. Length, 2 1/4 inches; excellent condition. Why is it famous? Please see Suzanne Marshall's fine new book "200 Years of American Manufactured Jewelry & Accessories", p. 45
A charming and finely made piece of Victorian silver jewellery, the matte surface is inlaid with skilfully engraved gold and copper flowers. Length, 3 5/8 inches; excellent condition; marked only "PAT AP'D FOR", but probably produced by the Whiting Mfg. Company.
A fine, heavy piece in excellent condition. Measurements: 3 3/4 by 2 inches; marks: Kerr trademark / STERLING / 2719; no monogram.
First, let me protest my spell checker's version of "enamelled". We favor the doubled consonant, and have only capitulated to appease the mighty google.
Height 1 3/4; top diameter 4 1/8 inches, weight 3.92 oz. Troy, no monogram, some very minor enamel loss, light scratches and barely visible dents but fine overall condition, unmarked.
Knight was a designer and silversmith who achieved both Craftsman and Master designations from the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts. For similar exampl...
8 3/4 inches, weight 2.76 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "LES" (script, front).
Excellent condition, monogrammed "Theodora", looks like an ocean liner up there on your screen but actual length is 3 1/2 inches. Not an easy piece to find in this pattern.
circa 1860, with hollow handle and finely engraved flat all silver blade; marked "R & W WILSON" in rectangle; length 11 1/2 inches; engraved "Woelpper" on reverse of blade, good condition although the edge is a bit rough (please see second enlargement).
Let's be optimistic and start off with the bull, which measures one inch long by 5/8 high, excluding pedestal. He is fully three dimensional and sports a pair of small (approximately 6 points each) but fully cut diamonds as befits such an enthusiastic fellow. The base is hand engraved with two stock symbols and prices: V 13 1/4, C 64, which no doubt had fond associations for the original owner. Next the bear, just shy of 5/8 inches long and 1/2 inch high excluding pedestal, this little beast...
Bored and in need of a new game? How about one that doesn't require a computer or, for that matter, electricity? Measuring 4 3/8 by 1 1/8 by 1 3/8 inches, this set will fit easily into your purse or briefcase, but at 31 oz. Troy (that's two pounds, two ounces in lay terms) it may weigh you down a bit. The case has some minor dents, as one might expect, from its occupants which are small and dense. There is also a spot on the "M" where the engraver bore down too hard and went through the cover...
An American Beauty Rose orange (?) spoon 6 3/16 inches monogrammed "MMM" (front) and "Apr. 20 '06" (reverse). The birth month spoon pictured alongside has been sold.
10 1/2 inches long; fine condition; monogrammed "MJM" (at end) in period script with flourishes; marked "BALL BLACK & CO / 950"; weight 6.5 oz. Troy. Also known as a "yoked" asparagus tongs, which sounds a bit bovine to these ears...
Chickering & Ross, 196 pages hardbound, new, with dust jacket, pub. Boston Athenæum. A well illustrated and informative catalogue of the 1994 exhibition. Includes biographical data, descriptions of life in Gardner, reminiscences of individual crafstmen.
A decent piece of Baltimore engraved coin silver, 9 1/8 inches long, good condition, monogrammed "Clintonia".