In the instance of this 8 3/4" long, 1.5 T. oz., lettuce fork, the imagery cascades onto the heel and shoulders of the tine end.
This is an early piece, made by Durgin before that company was absorbed into Gorham. It was retailed by Brooklyn, New York's renowned "Wm. Wise," as imprinted on the edge of the handle...
An estate item, it is stamped with an early Georg Jensen "GI in a beaded circle" mark, "Sterling," and "Made in Denmark."
Moderne in style, the design is strikingly direct...
The pattern is a blunt end version of Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley."
It is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, and is marked with the Whiting "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," and with the name of the retailer, "T.C. Tanke," Buffalo, New York.
It is in superb condition, retaining excellent pattern detail that is free of polishing wear, and has a bright finish...
This pair of talon grip tongs in the pattern measure a lengthy 4 5/8" and are weighty at 1.3 T. oz.
The precisely articulated chrysanthemum blossoms, buds, and leaves that appear on each arm are set in high relief...
Other marks include the name and address of the retailer "Cassidy & Ball," "No. 12 N. 2nd St." This jeweler's dates overlapped with Watts & Harper's...
This example is a 7 1/4" long, 1.3 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon.
A large blossom occupies the central portion of the handle and is surrounded by additional blossoms, buds, and leaves the full length of the handle and on the backside.
The pattern also extends onto the scalloped edge, rounded end, bowl...
This lengthy, 13 1/2", just over 2.0 T. oz., solid silver example was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" are imprinted on the backside of the handle.
The pattern is "Norfolk" aka "Villa Norfolk" introduced in 1904...
It incorporates a crown, cornucopia, torches, a crossed ribbon wreath, and other festooning on the handle front, and simpler laurel and acanthus leaf and ribbon detailing on the reverse.
This example is a 7" long, 1.4 T. oz., place spoon, typically identified as a dessert or oval soup.
The front is engraved with an Old English "C" monogram in the oval reserve area...
Price per piece, 3 available.
It is an early example of Whiting's "Lily" marked with the company's "winged lion" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1902," "R'd 1902," and an Old English "O."
A striking and highly detailed Art Nouveau floral design, this retains excellent pattern detail, is without dents or bends in the bowl, and has a fine finish.
There is a lightly inscribed, script "G" monogram on the handle front.
This 8" long, 2.2 T. oz., example was made by Whiting in its "New Empire" aka "Empire" pattern.
The shell-shaped bowl is 4" long, 3 3/8" at the widest, and 3/4" deep in the cupped and embossed heel. It is finised in a pale gold matte wash in the interior. (Please see image 2 for close detail.)
The handle is engraved with an Old English "S...
There was a familial relationship between E.B. Horn and A.J. Towle (later Lunt), which firm was the actual maker of this piece.
The slightly upturned, "Tipt," handle is finely engraved with a period leaf and scroll design and wriggle work detailing. There is a shield reserve...
Price for the pair.
Made by Whiting, whose "lion" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1893" appear on the backsides, the pattern is "Imperial Queen."
The design incorporates shell, acanthus leaf, and scroll elements evocative of a traditional "Queens" pattern, apropos of the pattern name.
Both pieces are engraved in a flowing script "ECF" monogram on the handle fronts.
The bowl and tine area of the fork share...
This solid silver, two slot example was made by Dominick & Haff whose three part "rectangle, square, diamond" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "15" appear on the underside. It measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" by 7/8" high and weighs approximately 2.0 T. oz.
There is a solid dividing wall between the slots, while the bottoms are slanted to facilitate removing the stamps.
The corners of the box are rounded and ...
It is hallmarked on the bowl reverse for London, 1899-1900, sterling, and renowned maker "Liberty & Co" (partially rubbed).
Designer Archibald Knox is strongly associated with this firm, and he very likely designed this which falls within the company's "Cymric" line. The pattern name is "Egbert" and is decidedly Art Nouveau in style and appears to be hand worked in whole or in part.
The flat, shaped, handle has a s...
They are model number "2380" as stamped on the undersides, along with Gorham's "lion, G, anchor" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1888.
The design is embossed on a band on the sidewall. The pieces sit on flat bottoms and have ...
It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on the front and backsides.
This 6 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz., example is an early run item, marked "Patent," "Pure Coin," which is a characteristically New England term, and with the name of the retailer, "A. Skinner," Boston....
Made by Dominick & Haff, it is stamped with the company's three part emblem and the word "Sterling" on the reverse.
An unnamed pattern, it likely dates from the Aesthetic period, circa 1885, which date is corroborated by the retailer's stamp that appears on the backside, Boston's "Rand & Crane," 1886 successor to Boston's "C.W. K...