After spending a year at Cambridge High School, he prepared for four years at Philip Academy in Exeter, NH...
Notable as birthplace of Brigham Young, the town was a mere thirty years old when these spoons were made. We marvel a bit that such a small, rural spot could support its own silversmith, and can't help but suspect that he dabbled in other trades.
Though advanced collectors tend to look down upon Kendrick's work as too common, what if you're not an advanced collector? What about the person who is just starting out collecting Southern coin silver, and wants reasonably priced examples in excellent condition? Well, voila!
Extensive studies have shown that if you eat your fruit and yogurt each morning with a silver spoon, you'll live to be one hundred!
Though admittedly my memory is not what it used to be, I can't recall ever having owned an item in this pattern. It is a wonderful naturalistic form which Krider executed with the highest quality...
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Grant was a Colonel in the Revolutionary war, a shipowner, and a man of considerable wealth. His work is in the MFA and also at Old Deerfield.
This pattern is not common in American silver of the 19th century.
The engine turned work on this mug is of above average quality.
These are far above average in terms of quality, condition, and design.
The attractively engraved shield in bowl lends this an elegance which will uplift your entire martini routine.
One could spend a substantial number of hours searching through design patents looking for the original name of this pattern, and come up empty handed...
We've checked the big bad auction site, and can't find anything similar there for under one hundred mighty dollars, so if you're a reseller, there's a good chance that you'll be able to make enough on this to buy a minor league sports team, or at the very least a small yacht.
To give these some historical perspective, consider that the high relief, elaborately detailed patterns such as New Art and Chrysanthemum didn't spring into existence out of nowhere...
This mark is commonly given to Saunders Pitman, but we are not so certain that it is his. For example, though the Met attributes a cream jug in their collection (accession number 33.120.311) to Saunders, some might consider this attribution to be problematic, since he'd been dead for a good solid forty years when it was made.
Other reasonable possibilities would include John K...