Finding a set of twelve coin silver dessert spoons in any pattern is rare, but I'm hard pressed to think of the last time we had the privilege to offer a group of this quality (note the "flat" at the tip of each spoon) and decorative appeal. ...
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In 1936, he left to form a partnership with George Erickson, which lasted until 1971. Subsequently he worked on his own, making a limited n...
One factor which ultimately contributed to the demise of his firm was that George Shiebler's best designs were difficult to execute and costly to produce. Not many of these forks were made, and the surviving examples vary in quality and condition.
You'll see various historical and current listings, but this is the finest one we've ever had th...
Items by this maker tend to remain in private collections and seldom appear upon the market.
A delightful bit of Victoriana where function follows form, as each tine is shaped like a tiny cucumber.
Though other (albeit some slightly cheaper; some not) examples by Mr. Hudson have come on the market, none that I've seen have --at just shy of six (5.94) Troy ounces --been so heavy and well constructed. A few very minor dings but fine overall condition and monogrammed in period script as shown.
Originally given as a 25th wedding anniversary gift in 1893, it would well serve this function again today for your friends who appreciate fine antiques. Then again, this piece does not appear to have had much use since 1893, so if your own collection is wanting a benchmark example of this lovely old Gorham pattern, look no farther, just click that link and se...
SOLD, thank you!!
In the early days of this organization, several fairs were held to create an endowment from which they could sustain their work. This spoon and others like it would hav...
For the sake of accuracy, we'll mention that one piercing is slightly ajar (you may be able to see this in our third enlargement) but this is visible only with magnification, not to the naked eye.
A William C. Codman design, identical examples may be found in both the Jolie and Robert Shelton Collection, "Magnificent, Marvelous Martelé," pp. 498-9 and the MFA Boston, accession number 2001.804
Length 7 5/8 inches, weight 3.82 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.
A charming old piece in this classic Art Nouveau Whiting pattern
Some similarities such as the ring-matte chasing (see second photo) exist between this and China Trade items which were imported to Boston during an albeit slightly later time frame, (see Forbes, figures 41 and 153), which along with the four toed feet and overall chunky-ness of this item leads me to wonder if Messr's Welles a...
After spending a year at Cambridge High School, he prepared for four years at Philip Academy in Exeter, NH. Immensely popular with his schoolmates, he was elected class president and entered Harvard upon graduation. Illness prevented him from...
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.