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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #1399596 (stock #3841f)
Old Friends
$115.00
Designed to hang from a teapot, this 2" diameter, 1 1/4" high, .7 T. oz. all silver, basket style tea (leaf) strainer has a wire prong that fits in the pot spout, and which is also attached to a pivoting wire bail.

It is marked "Sterling" on the wire, and "Sterling," model number "24," and "lion, anchor, G" for Gorham on the basket.

Markedly Aesthetic in style, the pierced basket is folded or crimped and is irregularly impressed with a fern or seaweed like organic design. This is reminisce...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1399708 (stock #3843f)
Old Friends
$225.00
This 8 3/8" long, 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon falls within the broad category of "Medallion" patterns that were inspired by Classical mythology.

Produced and individualized by numerous makers in the 1860s, this piece is marked "H&S," for Syracuse, New York's Hotchkiss & Schreuder and features an image of a youthful Dionysus on the handle front. The entire lines carries this one figure.

D. Albert Soeffing in his foundational work Silver Medallion Flatewarenotes this particular pattern wa...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1399747 (stock #3844f)
Old Friends
$65.00
Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Gorham's "Henry II" pattern was an homage in design to the English court at a dramatic time in its history.

The central feature is a lion's face set midway on the handle. This is surrounded by an array of acanthus leaf (one of which forms the tongue of the lion), fruit, scrolls, and scaling as would be found on a suit of armor.

This piece is an all original, 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., olive spoon with a pierced and gold washed bowl with a narrow flange ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1960 item #1399836 (stock #3845f)
Old Friends
$55.00
One of Kirk's earliest patterns, "Wadefield," essentially a "Pointed Antique" design, was introduced in 1850 and continued in production for nearly a century and one half.

The mark on this 4 1/4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., tea caddy spoon with a scallop shell bowl, "S. KIRK & SON STERLING," was used by the company during the middle third of the 20th century, indicating this is sixty plus years old.

Never monogrammed or inscribed, it remains in like-new condition, showing no evid...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399896 (stock #3846f)
Old Friends
$46.00
"Jenny Lind" was a pattern first introduced by New York City's Albert Coles in 1850, although numerous contemporaneous manufacturers took up the design, leaving extant pieces that bear a variety of makers' marks.

This example, a 7 1/4", weighty at 1.5 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon is a rarity though in that it is stamped "11" (one of Baltimore's individualized standard marks, for a .917 silver content, midway between coin and sterling) and "A.E.W" for Baltimore's Andrew Ellic...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1399924 (stock #3847f)
Old Friends
$48.00
Issued in 1900, Alvin's "Majestic" was a multi-motif line of Art Nouveau flatware that featured a variety of floral themes.

This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.

The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.

Never monogrammed, it is in fla...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1399971 (stock #3848f)
Old Friends
$125.00
Price per piece, two available.
To a European scale, meaning large compared to a typical American counterpart, this French fork measures 8 1/16" long and weighs a massive 2.8 T. oz.

It is stamped with a first standard Minerva, indicating .950 purity silver vs. sterling at .925, and "P, spade, Q" in a caret for well documented maker Pierre Queille, 1834-46, and a bigorne assay mark.

Having a double lined, fiddle-shaped handle, the pattern incorporates a leaf and flower motif at the front and backside handle ends as well a...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399987 (stock #3849f)
Old Friends
$60.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .4 T. oz., "Hizen" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unqiue unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399988 (stock #3851f)
Old Friends
$90.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .5 T. oz., "Shell" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unqiue unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399989 (stock #3849f)
Old Friends
$115.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5 1/8" long, .6 T. oz., "crab" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unqiue unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although the...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399990 (stock #3853f)
Old Friends
$100.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5" long, .5 T. oz., "Three Fish" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unqiue unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although t...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399991 (stock #3852f)
Old Friends
$90.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5" long, approximately .5 T. oz., "Fish " piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unqiue unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "A...

 
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