The pattern is "Medallion" by John Wendt and is stamped "Patent 1862," "Sterling," and "Ball Black & Co," for the New York City retailer with whom Wendt is strongly associated...
It is a 6" long, 1.0 T. oz., sugar spoon with an oval, flange edge, generously proportioned, plain bowl.
The figure is a cherub holding a lyre.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, retaining clear pattern detail and having a soft, even finish...
A nut scoop or bon bon, it was made by Watson whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside.
The theme of this 1895 pattern produced by Watson has an interesting origin...
It is a double shot jigger comprised of two similarly shaped cups joined by a center bar. It stands 3 1/2" tall and weighs nearly 2.4 T. oz...
It is an "Old English" pattern, meaning it has a downturned handle with a reverse tipt back and an exposed drop on the bowl heel.
There is a feathered script "EC" monogram on the front.
It is in very good condition. The overall form is without wear, although the monogram shows slight softening from polishing...
This motif appears in the top center of the handle, and is repeated on the lower front at the join with the blade and on the backside heel.
This example is a 9" long, 2.1 T. oz., pie or pastry server...
It is a dresser jar made c. 1900 by Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr & Co., whose "mace" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "7200-4" are stamped on the edge of the silver lid, which by itself weighs nearly 2.1 T. oz.
The bulbous glass base is panel cut with a star pattern on the underside.
The lid is relatively plain, with a rimmed and scalloped edge and a line script "EP" monogram in the center...
A highly collectible item, it is one of those items by which the whole notion of souvenir spoons is defined...
The pattern is Whiting's 1880 "Berry," a multi-motif design that in this instance features blueberries. It is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "A. Stowell & Co."
The bowl is acid etched in a design that features a large tree, no doubt Connecticut's famed "Charter Oak," and the word "Hartford," for the capital city of th...
The figure is surrounded by considerable imagery including wheat, a grape cluster, a shell, and clouds, this last details perhaps derivative of her mythological identity as a Titan associated with light.
This 5 3/4" long, just over .8 T. oz., pi...
It is sterling silver, model "4805A" made by Gorham in 1907, all of which information is indicated by the marks on the underside.
It is decidedly Art Nouveau in style, featuring raised wild rose blossoms and trailing stems arrayed on an undulating rim. The quality of the design and execution are such that th...
This example is model number "5" by Gorham, and so identified by marks on the inside of the handle, which also include the word "Sterling" and a date symbol for "1889."
One other imprint by the pin that holds the two pieces together reads "Pat. 75," which no doubt is a reference to the spring mechanism that controls the pivoting arms.
The design on the hollow but all silve...
This example is a 7 1/2" long, weighty at 2.2 T. oz., all silver gravy ladle.
It has a large bowl that measures 2" in diameter and 1/2" deep.
The backside of the piece is plain, save for the Frank Smith "lion and S" emblem and the word "Sterling."
In excellent condition and never monogrammed, the only signs of use are sligh...
There are subtle aspects to the reticulated bowl that confirm the age of this. Having a shape that mimics an olive spoon, it has notched and chamfered shoulders, and a pointed and upturned end. The soft, satin matte, finish has a pale gold wash on front and back surfaces.
There is a flowing script "SS" monogram ...
This 5 1/8" long, light weight, three tine, strawberry fork illustrates the imaginative diversity of the firm's products.
Apropos of the firm's New England location, the handle features a sculptural portrait of a Victorian woman in bathing or beach garb, with her hand resting on a pier post. Below this is an array of seashore creatures, including a fish, ...
Price for the pair.
Made by George Shiebler, with a likely late 19th century date, they are imaginatively designed--which in reference to Shiebler is often an understatement--and extravagantly scaled. Both items are stamped with a "winged S" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "2733."
Each piece measures 10 1/2" long, with the fork weighing 3.2 T. oz. and the spoon nearly 3.4 T. oz. ...