This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.
It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders.
Portraying a floral...
Delicately scaled and with a distinguishing pouring spout on either side of the shell bowl, it is a true punch, or possibly bouillon, ladle, in contrast to the more common large soup or slightly smaller than that, oyster, of the period.
The stem is a solid tube with a twist at the upper end, which is broad, notched, and has an engraved and engine turned surface that includes a reserve wh...
It is solid silver, with a flat, substantial, handle that portrays a courtly woman holding a cornucopia full of fruits and flowers.
The sweeping blade has a pointed tip and upswept, scalloped back edge. The front surface has a matt...
Price per piece, offered individually.
The pattern is Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley" with blunt ends.
One of the two has a script "S" monogram on the handle reverse, weighs just under 1.1 T. oz., and is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo and "Sterling."
The other one is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, weighs 1.2 T. oz., and in addition to the lion and standard marks, is stamped for the retailer, "T.C. Tanke,"...
The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.
It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between different pieces.
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sa...
It has a long, relatively narrow, blade, with a sawtooth upper edge, which is the requisite component for the form.
The pattern is Wood & Hughes' 1870s "Zephyr," which is a Renaissance Revival or Moorish inspired design. Indeed, the blade front on this is engraved in an arabesque pattern, which has Islamic style origins.
There is a fancy Old English "J" monogram inscribe...
This large at 10 1/4" long, and weighty at 3.4 T. oz., fish server is one of those examples that is stamped with his three part "oval, circle, diamond" emblem, with (a rubbed) "MG" in the upper portion and the date "1845" within the diamond.
There is an added "B" in a square, along with an "eagle...
It features five fronds with their stalks appearing to be joined and looped together to form a slender stem.
This example is a 7 3/8" long, .9 T. oz., flat handle, master butter knife, with a particularly attractive blade. It has a notched upper edge and is finely engraved in a floral and leaf motif that reinforc...
Price per piece, two available.
This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon that features a right facing female figure.
The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for "A.L. Vanderheyden," a name with regional pr...
Price for the set.
Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes.
The fork and spoon are marked "International," "Royal Danish," and "U.S.A.," while the knife is imprinted "International Stainless" on the bl...
It is an unusual piece in several regards.
First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately ...
Never monogrammed, it remains in excellent estate condition.
The high relief floral and crossed ribbon detail is clear and well-defined.
The bowl is embellished with the pattern elements cascading from the shoulders onto the ...
The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.
In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some pinpri...
Price per piece, four available.
A plain, rounded "Antique" pattern with a "Tipt" backside and a formal script "EM" monogram on the front, and smooth, subtly soft finish, this is a statement in understatement.
In choice estate condition, it shows no polishing wear, and retains straight, even, and pointed tines.
It is stamped "Sterling" and with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelo...
Price for the set of three.
Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz. the set, they are in a broad "Fiddle Tipt" pattern which is a characteristic design for the region, along with high, pointed shoulders off the bowls.
Never monogrammed, they are in choice condition, showing no wear, with well-shaped bowls that are free of dents, bends, or tip we...
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.
There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.
In excellent estate condit...
It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.
A product of the Aesthetic Movement and falling broadly within the "Medallion" category, what is now identified as his "Etruscan" or "Homeric" style, circa 1880, and subsequently imitated by other makers, is an example of Shiebler's probing and innovative instincts.
Produced in flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry, this pattern is characterized...