This 6 7/8" long, quite heavy at nearly 1.4 T. oz., tea or dessert size fork may have been used as a youth piece, given the engaging inscription, which reads in fine script lettering, "To Carrie" on the front, and "From Mother Dec. 4th 98." on the reverse...
This likely late 19th century example was made by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "4179" are imprinted on the underside...
This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.
It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders...
Price per piece, offered individually.
The pattern is Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley" with blunt ends.
One of the two has a script "S" monogram on the handle reverse, weighs just under 1.1 T. oz., and is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo and "Sterling."
The other one is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, weighs 1.2 T. oz., and in addition to the lion and standard marks, is stamped for the retailer, "T.C...
The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.
It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between different pieces.
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz...
It has a long, relatively narrow, blade, with a sawtooth upper edge, which is the requisite component for the form.
The pattern is Wood & Hughes' 1870s "Zephyr," which is a Renaissance Revival or Moorish inspired design. Indeed, the blade front on this is engraved in an arabesque pattern, which has Islamic style origins...
Price for the set.
Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes...
It is an unusual piece in several regards.
First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most...
The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T...
Price per piece, four available.
A plain, rounded "Antique" pattern with a "Tipt" backside and a formal script "EM" monogram on the front, and smooth, subtly soft finish, this is a statement in understatement.
In choice estate condition, it shows no polishing wear, and retains straight, even, and pointed tines.
It is stamped "Sterling" and with the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelo...
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.
There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.
In excellent estate condit...
It has a three-lobed bowl with flanged shoulders and a bright gold wash surface in the interior.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice condition, absent any evident wear and with a bright, even, finish. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs.
A product of the Aesthetic Movement and falling broadly within the "Medallion" category, what is now identified as his "Etruscan" or "Homeric" style, circa 1880, and subsequently imitated by other makers, is an example of Shiebler's probing and innovative instincts.
Produced in flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry, this pattern is characterized...
It was made by Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr, circa 1905, which was a firm renowned for its Art Nouveau designs, both in silver flat and hollow ware as well as jewelry.
Indeed this is decidedly in that style, evident i...
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. There is additional wriggle work detailing under the rolled top rim and a leaf scri...
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.
There is an "M.A.C." monogr...
This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.
Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge a...
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.
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "A3966" appear o...