mother of pearl handles, length 7 1/4 inches, monogrammed "JMW" (script, conjoined), one has a bit of tip distress as shown in photo number four, another some minor scratches and a few blades are set in at a slight angle but fine overall condition. Singles are rare enough, but it is quite unusual to find a set of these...
Gale & Mosely, New York circa 1830, double struck-- for the uninitiated, this means the pattern is both front and back, length just shy of 8 1/2 inches, some very slight tine wear on a few (we've pictured the worst one in enlargement number four) but superb overall condition, weight 30.74 Troy ounces (!!) or 2.79 each on average, no monogram.
One would be hard-pressed indeed to find a better set of dinner forks.
an original set at that-- all with date letter "F", S.K. in rectangle, 11 over 12, and city mark. Length 8 3/8 inches, weight 31.1 Troy ounces, all monogrammed "M" (reverse, period script, see third photo) most have some slight tine wear but the pattern is in very good condition. One or two are hard to find, but a set of twelve is rare, and this is not a word which we use lightly!!!
Our only American assay office was located in the city of Baltimore, circa 1814-30...
Philadelphia circa 1790, a fine, large and massive piece, length 14 inches, length of bowl five inches, weight 6.87 Troy ounces, marked JA struck twice in cut cornered rectangle. There is a minor fill at the edge of the bowl (please see fifth photo) and some scratches on reverse, but excellent overall condition.
This spoon is not monogrammed and does not appear ever to have been, which is most unusual for early American silver.
dessert spoons, Paris circa 1780, .950 standard, maker's mark LTA (please see fifth photo), total Troy weight 20.75 ounces, some light wear but fine overall condition, with crest as shown though one spoon also has a period script "S" monogram. The forks measure 20.5 and the spoons 19.5 centimetres.
French silver from this period is quite scarce. Price is for the total of eight pieces.
Baltimore MD circa 1790, round downturned end with just a hint of a rear midrib extending 3 inches down the handle, unusual double arched drop, length 8 3/4 inches, some tip wear as shown but good overall condition, monogrammed "H" in period script. How certain are we of this attribution? Well, if it's American then the spoon is most certainly Dowig...
New York circa 1855, length 8 inches, weight 10.45 Troy ounces (avg. 1.75 oz. T each), excellent condition, monogrammed "F.E.M." in period script; see third enlargement, marked with his trademark and J. Cook incuse.
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...
double struck King's pattern with conforming hand chased double thread on blade and eleven lobed shell drop, length 7.5 inches or if you'd prefer 18.75 cm, weight 1.92 oz. Troy, a few minor scratches as shown in third enlargement but excellent overall condition, scarce.
We could only wish that it had a fine old family name but alas there is no engraving and happily no removal.
circa 1830, Stockman & Pepper, height 3 1/2; top diameter 3 1/4 inches, total Troy weight 13.47 ounces, some very minor dents but outstanding overall condition, monogrammed "AMC" in period script (please see fifth enlargement for mark and inscription.
With their band of cast applied grapes and elegant double molded rim, these are an outstanding example of the best American Empire era Philadelphia style...
length 11 5/8 inches, weight 3.95 Troy ounces, monogrammed "LJA" (reverse, in period script with flourishes) as shown in third enlargement.
The quality of this engraving is above average, and it remains in fine condition.
retailed by Palmer and Newcomb, length overall 23 1/2 inches, each coaster eight inches in diameter, gross weight 47 Troy ounces, engraved with and old English "m" and the crest of the Muir family (please see fourth photo). Overall condition is superb, though we will mention that the wooden inserts are later made but period accurate replacements.
Though we won't be so bold as to claim that it is unique, American silver wine trolleys from the mid 19th century are most certainly scarce...
Barnstable, MA circa 1790, length 5 1/2 inches, weight .47 oz Troy, some wear to engraving but good overall condition, note seagull device accompanying mark as befits a proper Cape Cod spoon.
the blade well engraved with three frolicking fishes, knife 11 7/8, fork 9 3/8 inches, fine condition, monogrammed "Lockwood" (obverse, see third photo), weight 8.2 Troy ounces and not too bad a price either we might add... Is my high school English teacher rolling over in her grave? No may God bless her she's still with us!!
length 8 5/8 inches, some slight wear to high points but fine overall condition, monogram EAG script with flourishes, shell drop, weight 1.47 oz. Troy.
round upturned end with full front midrib and thirteen-lobed shell drop, length 4 5/8 inches, engraved with initials "D N", weight .32 oz Troy, some annoying abrasions in bowl but very good overall condition.
Faithful readers of our little web page know we never tire of mentioning that Burt was a substantial and by all reports jovial fellow who weighed three hundred and eighty pounds.
length 7 3/8 inches, weight 1.27 oz. Troy, retailed by Augustus Mathey, excellent condition.
Leveridge was part of a prominent New York family, many of whom were attorneys. His grandfather John William Chase Leveridge (please see fourth photo) served in the war of 1812, and upon his death in 1886 was the oldest living lawyer in the city...
length 7 1/4 inches, weight .88 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "H.B." as shown, unmarked.
The perfect gift for your hard-to-please bibliophile friend.
Boston and Salem Massachusetts circa 1800, length 9 1/8 inches, slight tip wear but heavy and in fine overall condition, monogrammed "H" (obverse, script with flourishes).