The "Basket of Flowers" motif on this 7" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce or cream ladle, dates it to the 1830s or 1840s, and therefore Rochester...
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This lengthy, 9 1/8", 1.7 T. oz., coin silver table serving spoon marked "J.P. Trott" dates from his early working years.
It has an elongated, fiddle shaped handle with rounded end and plain back...
Stamped "N. Harding" for Boston's Newell Harding, it is exemplary of the engraver's art as it developed in Boston in this period.
The angular shouldered with pedimented top, handle shows fine work diamond cutting, wriggle work, and a modified Vetruvian scroll design along the border...
It is also marked "Coin," which is late for this standard, as most manufacturers had converted to sterling by the 1870s.
It has an "Old English" handle with a tipt backside and a bright cut fine flower and leaf theme on the front...
The portraiture on this 8 3/4" long, 2.5 T. oz., coin silver, berry shovel (often identified as a cracker scoop) is anecdotally referred to as the "Diana Medallion," as identified by D.A. Soeffing in his 1988 benchmark work on this category of silver...
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Their father, Gemini Beauvais, resettled in St. Louis from Montreal, Canada, before 1800, when the former place was yet a village, and the family became a presence in the burgeoning city as it grew vigorously through the 19th century...
This information can be inferred from the marks, which are singular to Baltimore, and appear in an unusual combination on this particular item.
They include two "10.15" (coin) silver designations, one in italics, and the "head of liberty," used in conjunction with Baltimore assay marks beginning in 1815...
It was made and sold by Philadelphia's "Bailey & Co.," and is so marked, along with a "lion, S, shield" with additional "lion," pseudo hallmark that was used while George Sharp was the company's manufacturing manager 1852-c. 1862 (Catherine Hollan Philadelphia Silversmiths).
The "S" indicates sterling, while a like mark with a "U" indicates coin silver, with the former introduced in 1855 (Hollan)...
The pattern is "No. 1," introduced in 1869, and is characterized by a twisted stem with a flat, oval, handle, set in this instance at a right angle to the blade.
An online commentator notes that there are at least six "types" or variations of this design, seemingly the most common of which has a pointe...
Generally identified as a large sugar sifter, there is some argument to be made that pieces this scale from this period were actually early ice spoons.
In either case, it is a fine representation of what it is.
It is stamped "R. Fisher, Jr." and "331 Broad Way, N.Y." on the reverse, for Richard Fisher, working 1846-50, also ...
Fiddle shaped, with a down turned, rounded end, and high, pointed and chamfered shoulders off the bowl, the piece demonstrates quality crafting.
It has a somewhat primitive, feathered script "RA" monogram engraved on the handle front, and remains in very fine condition. Apar...
It is a handsome item exhibiting sophisticated design and manufacturing processes.
The twist feature was a favored device in the period, as was the fine engine turned surface complimented by precise brig...
Marked only "Coin," the convex, shaped side and pointed end handle with bright cut engraving, is indicative of Philadelphia silver of the c. 1860 period, particular so that of William Faber.
The blade is wide, has an upswept tip, scalloped back, and is engraved in a design akin to that on the handle.
The join with the handle curves up and is especially thick, lending it extra streng...
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...
It is twisted, with the handle and blade set at right angles to one another.
The slightly upturned, thick handle has a pedimented end and is extensively diamond bright cut on the front in a pattern that is characteristic of Boston in the period.
The scalloped ...
Commonly identified as chicken (salad or fried) tongs, they might have have been used for various salads.
This coin silver pair are particularly attractive, combining several design features.
Each of the arms, for instance, has a twisted section, which style was particularly favored in the pe...