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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1403102 (stock #3905g)
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$225.00
A large item measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing 2.8 T. oz., this spoon has a generously sized, deep, pierced bowl, designed for serving ice.

The pattern is "Charles II" made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem, "Sterling," "Pat-d. 94," and the name of the retailer, "Bixby Silver Co.," Providence, RI, appear on the the backside of the handle.

A "Kings" pattern variant, this employs a prominent shell and honeysuckle motif on a heavily beaded border handle...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1403037 (stock #3904f)
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Dating circa 1880, this 8 5/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., berry or other serving spoon is marked "Sterling," but lacks a manufacturer's or retailer's identification.

The handle is an "Old English" pattern, with a rounded ended and "Tipt" backside. The front is engraved "Lizzie" in embellished script lettering.

The elaborate decoration of the plum shaped bowl stands in contrast to the plainness of the handle (please see image 2)...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Contemporary item #1402966 (stock #3903f)
Old Friends
$175.00
A contemporary silver manufacturer, Carrs of Sheffield was established in 1977 according to the company website, and is still in operation.

This 5" bottom diameter, 1 5/8" tall, 4.9 T. oz. total weight, silver and wood wine coaster or caddy with a green felt underside, is one of the firm's signature offerings...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402897 (stock #3902f)
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Nomenclature for this 5 7/8" long, relatively heavy .9 T. oz., type of piece in Tiffany's "Chrysanthemum" pattern varies from source to source.

William Hood in Tiffany Silver Flatware identifies it as a "butter pick-fork," indicating it is "a fork with two sharp-pointed tines, . . . used to impale a piece of butter."

Indeed, this exactly fits this description and the item matches the illustration he offers of a like piece in the company's "Renaissance" pattern...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402860 (stock #3901f)
Old Friends
$60.00
Measuring 5 1/2" long and weighing just over 1.0 T. oz., this spoon is marked with George Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," "Pat'd 89," and "11."

The number references that this is one in Shiebler's "Flora" series, "Carnation" in this instance.

In addition to the flower portraiture on the handle, the bowl is acid etched in a scene that is identified as "Niagara Falls." The imagery includes the full span of the falls, complete with a small steamer in the churning waters of the river...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402805 (stock #3900f)
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This piece is one of a series of knives (and forks) that Gorham produced circa 1880 which had sterling silver blades and multi-colored bronze handles.

Information about this line varies some, with the following all taken from Charles Carpenter, Jr.'s definitive Gorham Silver. He indicates the knives were derived from "Japanese prototypes" which "were . . ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1402740 (stock #3899f)
Old Friends
$85.00
An original production piece of Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs," this full size dinner fork measures 7 3/4" long and weighs an exceptionally heavy 2.4 T. oz.

An extravagant design, this embodies all the elements of the Art Nouveau sensibility, with its high relief, seemingly liquid, portraiture of sinuous floral elements entwined with one another throughout the length of the handle, carrying clear onto the cup of the heel...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402694 (stock #3898f)
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Smaller than a full-size tea, and larger than a demitasse, these 4 3/4" long, not quite 1.0 T. oz. combined weight, pieces are (after dinner) coffee spoons...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1910 item #1402563 (stock #3896f)
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Having a top diameter of 1 3/4", standing 3/4" high, and weighing .9 T. oz., this round pill box dates late 19th century into the first decade of the 20th century based on the marks.

It is stamped "Black, Starr & Frost," for the prominent New York City firm, along with the company "eagle" emblem, "Sterling," and the number "2."

The slightly domed, sleeve top features an overall raised design that includes a spray of posey like flowers tied with a bow and surrounded with a decorative border...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402531 (stock #3895f)
Old Friends
$65.00
Price per piece, two available.
Introduced in 1872, Tiffany's "Vine" is a multi-motif line, featuring a variety of fruit and flowers, differing from piece to piece.

This example is a 6 3/16" long, 1.1 T. oz., youth (slightly larger than a tea) spoon in a gourd theme...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402530 (stock #3894f)
Old Friends
$175.00
Introduced in 1872, Tiffany's "Vine" is a multi-motif line, featuring a variety of fruit and flowers, differing from piece to piece.

This example is a 7 3/8" long, just under 2.2 T. oz., all silver, flat handle, youth knife in a pomegranate theme.

It is marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and "M," this letter dating it no later than 1891.

The handle backside is engraved "xBH" in flowing script lettering.

In overall fair condition, it does show polishing wear, which is particularly pr...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402405 (stock #3893f)
Old Friends
$38.00
Price per piece, two available.
Having four tines, the lower one of which is wider than the others, and hooked, and with a bell shaped cut in the heel, this 6" long, 1.1 T. oz. piece is a pastry fork.

The pattern is Gorham's figural "Versailles," introduced in 1888.

An old example, the piece is marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," and shows traces of an original gold wash on the tine area.

The backside has an Old English "B" monogram.

In excellent condition, this retains clear pattern detai...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1402365 (stock #3892f)
Old Friends
$44.00
Measuring 5 5/8" long and weighing .9 T. oz., this sugar spoon is an early example of Whiting's 1905 "Violet" pattern, marked with the company "lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat. App. For," and the name of the retailer, Salem, Massachusetts' well-known "Daniel Low & Co."

The portraiture of the flowers, leaves, and delicate stems is well-rendered, in keeping with the Art Nouveau manner in which style this falls.

The bowl itself is reminiscent of a leaf, with cut edge shoulders and a rounded shap...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402339 (stock #3891f)
Old Friends
$115.00
The Baltimore Museum of Art volume Maryland Silver indicates George Webb (1812-90) was a second generation silversmith, although he trained under Hugh Gelston rather than his father, James Webb.

This source also notes that he "conducted his highly successful jewelry and silver shop under the name Webb & Co. on Baltimore and Light Streets with W.H. Sexton as a partner 1877-86."

As this 9" long, 2.2 T. oz., serving spoon carries this mark, along with the word "Sterling," it can be def...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402277 (stock #3890f)
Old Friends
$54.00
Price for the pair.
This pair of serving items are early examples of Gorham's "Chantilly," marked with the company "lion, anchor, G," emblem, "Pat 1895," and "Sterling."

The spoon measures 6" long and the fork 5 3/4", with the two combined weighing just over .9 T. oz.

Each piece has a gold washed serving end, which is particularly strong and bright on the spoon, and less so on the fork.

Neither piece has ever been monogrammed while both are in exceptionally fine condition, showing no wear or flaws, and hav...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1402184 (stock #3888f)
Old Friends
$46.00
Watson's "Cherub" takes it name from the face of a winged figure which appears throughout the line, although in various orientations and sizes.

This example is a 4 1/2" long, .8 T. oz., pair of sugar tongs, retailed in this case by New York City's "A. Frankfield & Co." In addition to carrying this mark, the piece is stamped "Sterling."

The design appears on each arm and is accompanied by stylized and decorative claw form, cupped, grips.

Never monogrammed, this remains in outstanding con...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1402136 (stock #3887f)
Old Friends
$450.00
Measuring 4" by 3/4" by 1/2" and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this all silver perfume bottle was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," model number "264," and date symbol for "1885" are stamped on the bottom.

The entire body has a hammered surface finished in a gold wash, while the two wider surfaces have raised designs drawn from those of Gorham's "Fontainebleau" Beaux Arts flatware line.

One image is of a man garbed in an outfit befitting the French Court of Francis I, and ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1402008 (stock #3885f)
Old Friends
$100.00
An early production item, this 7 5/8" long, extra heavy at 2.2 T. oz., small cold meat fork is marked with Whiting's "lion" logo, "Sterling," "Pat. App. For," and the name of the retailer, Salem, Massachusetts' renowned "Daniel Low & Co."

The pattern is "Violet," an Art Nouveau design of understated simplicity and elegance.

This is an especially fine example. Never monogrammed, it shows no wear or damage and has a soft, even, finish. The added weight lends the piece a sense of heft and dur...

 
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