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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1394783 (stock #3760f)
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$145.00
Standing 3" high, having a 2 5/8" diameter and a maximum span of 4" to the handle end, and weighing 2.9 T. oz., this likely birth or christening mug embodies the design sensibilities of the late 1800s.

The body has a gray, satin matte finish that is bright cut engraved in a variety of water-related flora, included pond lilies and pads, cattails, and grasses, all of which suggests an Aesthetic design influence...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394739 (stock #3759f)
Old Friends
$165.00
Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this slender, long handle, 6 5/8", weighty at 1.9 T. oz., cream ladle is "Sleeping Diana," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 1 7/8" by 1 5/8" by 1/2" deep, bowl, with a small animal head on the backside heel...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394671 (stock #3758f)
Old Friends
$195.00
Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1394561 (stock #3755f)
Old Friends
$115.00
Flat bottomed with a 4 1/4" diameter circular center, this just over 4.0 T. oz., piece has an oval rim that measures 6 5/8" by 5 1/2".

Both ends of the rim are upswept and decorated with a raised wild rose and leaf (with one water lily) pattern in Art Nouveau style.

There is a line script "LLB" monogram engraved on the interior base and a matching one on one of the two reserve areas of the rim...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394489 (stock #3754f)
Old Friends
$90.00
Issued in 1891, Dominick & Haff's "Cupid" features a raised relief, winged cherub's face on the handle, with variation in the portraiture from piece to piece.

Rococo in manner, the pattern also incorporates a series of scrolls and leafy elements that are complementary to the main figure.

This example is a 5 13/16" long, .9 T. oz., four tine sardine fork. The heel area is cupped and has raised scroll detailing on the shoulders...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1394443 (stock #3753f)
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Dating from the Edwardian Era, this item is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 1907, and maker William Henry Hyde.

It is a 4 5/8" long tea caddy spoon or scoop made of sterling silver with a mother-of-pearl handle.

The actual scoop has a scalloped edge with rolled shoulders, a flat heel, and is engraved with a fanciful flower and leaf design.

There is an engraved silver sleeve extending from the scoop which is fitted with the polished MOP that finishes the piece...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1920 item #1394387 (stock #3752f)
Old Friends
$75.00
Marked with Durgin's "D" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat'd," this 8 1/4" long, 2.2 T. oz., solid silver, tomato server is an early production example of "Fairfax," introduced in 1910.

It has a broad, flat, blade, with extensive piercing and a cupped heel area.

With a line Old English "R" monogram on the handle, the piece is in outstanding estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, or damage, and has a warm, even, finish.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394248 (stock #3750f)
Old Friends
$325.00
Illustrated and identified in Gorham's 1888 catalogue as an "olive spoon and fork," this 12" long, 2.0 T. oz., piece embodies the aesthetic sensibilities of the period, evidenced by its naturalistic form.

The full length of the handle is nubby, slightly twisted, and stem like. The bowl is virtually a leaf, with piercings that resemble veins, and a surface that is engraved with additional leaves...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394168 (stock #3749f)
Old Friends
$105.00
The 1870s produced an abundant flowering of appealing designs from the New York City firm of Wood & Hughes, of which "Zephyr" is one.

This 8 3/8" long, 1.8 T. oz., serving spoon is a particularly fine example of the pattern, and fine piece overall.

Moorish or Renaissance Revival in style, with a repeating motif on the mid and lower portions of the handle, the pointed end has fins or wings that suggest an arch and thereby lend the design an architectural quality...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394114 (stock #3748f)
Old Friends
$75.00
Featuring a pharaoh or sphinx-like figure flanked by ibis birds at the handle end, and papyrus leaves midway down, Whiting's "Egyptian" issued in 1875 was an expression of the Egyptian Revivalist movement of the period.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, .7 T. oz., sugar spoon with a shell bowl finished in a gold wash.

It is engraved "Jenny" in script set sideways on the handle.

In excellent condition, it retains all the original fine line detail of the pattern...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1394046 (stock #3747f)
Old Friends
$250.00
Price for the set of six.
Variously referred to as a tea, dessert, or breakfast knife, this flat handle, solid silver blade, form was employed during the middle of the 19th century, supplanted in the later 19th century by hollow handle knives such are still in use today.

This grouping, dating circa 1865, each measures 7 3/4" long, with the six combined weighing a relatively heavy 9.6 T. oz...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1940 item #1394019 (stock #3746f)
Old Friends
$90.00
The story of Gaylord Silvercraft, c. 1920-45, links to famed American Arts & Crafts silversmith William Waldo Dodge, and more particularly his wife and teacher, Margaret Wheeler Robinson.

The workshop was founded at the Wallingford, Connecticut, Gaylord Farm (tuberculosis) Sanatorium and served as part of the occupational therapy and vocational training program available to patients. Considerable information can be pieced together about this operation from online and published sources....

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #1393993 (stock #3745f)
Old Friends
$115.00
Dating from 1879 as indicated by the date letter "L" stamped on the inside wall, along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling," this napkin ring stands 1 3/4" high, is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 1.0 T. oz.

It is model number "1295" and features "Arabesque," i.e. Moorish, pattern banding on either side of a plain, slightly concave, center ring that is inscribed "Hattie."

It is in very fine condition, retaining excellent pattern detail free of polishing wear. The patina i...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1393909 (stock #3744f)
Old Friends
$65.00
A pattern developed by New York City's Henry Hebbard, "Mask" eventually became a standard line offered by Whiting.

This 5 1/4" long, just over .6 T. oz., mustard ladle is an early production piece marked "H.H." for Hebbard, "Patent 1859," "5," and with the name of the retailer, New York's "A. Rumrill & Co."

A period piece with gadroon and leaf detailing similar to "Armor" by Hebbard's sometimes partner John Polhamus, and another kindred pattern by contemporaneous John Wendt, Hebbard's "Ma...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #1393805 (stock #3742f)
Old Friends
$295.00
This example of late Victorian grape shears or, as period catalogues identify them, scissors, are of a quality that set the bar for such pieces. They excel in terms of design, manufacture, and material.

The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co." and "Sterling," which applies to the entire piece.

They measure 6 7/8" long and wei...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1970 item #1393613 (stock #3740f)
Old Friends
$28.00
Measuring 4 3/16" long and weighing a relatively heavy .9 T. oz., this piece is marked "Allan Adler" and "Sterling" on the reverse.

A renowned California silversmith known for his modernist designs, and coincidentally a son-in-law of Porter Blanchard, Adler's working dates spanned the middle to later 20th century.

This example is in the "Sunset" pattern. Clean and straightforward, it has an angular end handle and shows the hammering marks characteristic of hand crafted silver, on all surfa...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1393524 (stock #3738f)
Old Friends
$345.00
Price for the set of eight.
An enduringly appealing floral design, Durgin's turn of the 20th century "Iris" follows after the manner of that company's flagship "New Art" line.

Both patterns are ebullient in the way they interpret iris blossoms in this instance, and additional flowers in "New Art."

This set of eight place aka regular forks all measure 7" long, and as is the case with the line, are heavy, with the group weighing 13.1 T. oz. combined, or well over 1.5 T. oz. per fork.

Seven of them are engraved "MR" ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1393482 (stock #3737f)
Old Friends
$65.00
Whiting made at least two forms of sugar spoons in its 1880 "Berry" pattern, perhaps the more common one a shell bowl, and this 6 1/8" long, .9 T. oz., example with a scalloped edge, round bowl.

A multi-motif design, "Berry" portrays a variety of fruit, leaves, and branches, relative to the individual piece, the portraiture on this being blueberry.

In excellent condition, it has never been monogrammed (which would have appeared on the plain backside of the handle). Pattern detail remains w...

 
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