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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1401497 (stock #3875f)
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$350.00
Price for the set. Individual items including forks also available.
Comprised of a core grouping of ten different month spoons with two additions to complete the year, this assemblage consists of a full set of twelve Gorham "Zodiac" teaspoons.

Each piece measures 5 7/8" and is heavy, with the group weighing 14.6 T. oz., well over 1.0 T. oz. each on average.

The ten from the one group are all monogrammed on the reverses "EMT" in script, while the remaining two (August and December) are without monograms...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1401453 (stock #3874f)
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An exceptionally clean item, this berry or other serving spoon measures 8 5/8" long and weighs 1.6 T. oz.

It is marked "Eno & Co." and "Coin," for the manufacturer working in Philadelphia c. 1855-80, and in the partnership of Bechtel & Eno 1861-70 (Catherine Hollan Philadelphia Silversmiths)

It has a flat with slightly upturned end, handle, that along with the plum-shaped, scalloped edge, gold finished, bowl, is extensively bright cut and wriggle work engraved...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1401423 (stock #3873f)
Old Friends
$65.00
A late 19th century line, Whiting's "Berry" featured a variety of fruits assigned to different pieces.

This instance is a 7 3/8" long, approximately 1.0 T. oz., solid silver master butter knife, and features blueberries and leaves on a stem.

The blade has a curved lower edge and scalloped upper margin...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1400895 (stock #3871f)
Old Friends
$165.00
Price per piece, two available.
An unusual and highly specialized place piece, American melon forks followed after a form that evolved in mid 19th century France. Few American makers produced them, so they are truly hard to find items.

Having the typical-to-the-piece extended blade with three, slightly upturned tines at the end, this example is 8 3/8" long, weighs approximately 1.8 T. oz., and is all silver with a hollow handle...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1400847 (stock #3870f)
Old Friends
$46.00
Cincinnati's prominent 19th century silver manufacturer and jeweler, Duhme & Co., produced numerous designs that were clearly derivative, or even imitative, of other companies' work, but its early "No. 2" pattern was decidedly of its own devising.

It has sculpted margins decorated in scroll, leaf, flower, beading and lattice detail. The pattern at one and the same time appears Victorian and Elizabethan in nature.

This example is a 6 5/8" long, heavy at approximately 1.4 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1400764 (stock #3869f)
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Introduced in 1896, the "Lorraine" pattern by the Schofield Company, a Baltimore firm with a long history in that city, is an engraved "Pointed Antique" with a "Tipt" Backside.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, not quite .9 T. oz., sugar spoon.

It has a scallop shaped bowl, has never been monogrammed, and is mint estate condition, without any visible wear or flaws.

Marks are "Sterling" and the three part Schofield emblem.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1400725 (stock #3868f)
Old Friends
$52.00
"Grecian" originated with Henry Hebbard of New York City, but eventually became a line pattern within Whiting.

The design features a raised ram's head at the handle end, and a satyr's face and ivy leaf and berry set midway on the handle, with an expanded ivy motif on the backside heel of the bowl.

This example is an 8 3/8" long, 1.7 T. oz., serving or table spoon, with the name "Sanford." engraved in script, set sideways on the handle front...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1400519 (stock #3863f)
Old Friends
$335.00
Price for the set of twelve.
Each of these twelve, matching, spoons measures 5 3/4" long, with the group weighing 12.4 T. oz.

They are early examples of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

With fully original (meaning not made up), pointed bowls that are slightly larger, i.e...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1400423 (stock #3861f)
Old Friends
$75.00
Replete with design elements that are expressive of its name, Gorham's "Old Baronial" incorporates acanthus leaves, clusters of fruit, a shell, and commandingly, a lion's face at the tip of the handle end.

This example of the pattern is a solid silver tomato server that measures 6 3/8" long and weighs a substantial 1.6 T. oz...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1400200 (stock #3857f)
Old Friends
$145.00
Measuring 8" long and weighing 1.9 T. oz., this place spoon made by William Scarlett, London, during the last year or so of his life (d. 1729, source Grimwade). His slightly rubbed, but distinct "W over C" in a shield appears on the handle reverse. Other marks include a lion, crowned leopard, date letter "N," and an extraneous and peculiar "p."

This last mark apparently is something of a mystery to collectors of English period silver...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1400151 (stock #3856f)
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Marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and "Pat. 1902," this immensely scaled server measures 8 3/4" long, weighs 4.5 T. oz., and has a scalloped shoulder, pierced interior, 4 1/4" diameter, bowl with a cupped heel that is 1" deep.

The pattern is "Marquise," which is something of an egg and dart design, and is also reminiscent of the diamond cut identified by the same name.

A Saratoga chip server, this form is one of the most unusual and specialized pieces in any flatware line.

Never monog...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399991 (stock #3853f)
Old Friends
$90.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 5" long, approximately .5 T. oz., "Fish " piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "A...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399988 (stock #3850f)
Old Friends
$90.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .5 T. oz., "Shell" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399987 (stock #3849f)
Old Friends
$60.00
One of a set of 12 coffee spoons illustrated in Gorham's 1888 catalog, this 4 7/8" long, .4 T. oz., "Hizen" piece falls into the realm of "Narragansett like" flatware, akin in theme and execution to the company's fabled line by that name

In his recently published Gorham Spoons, Chris McGlothlin expounds on this set, noting that "Each spoon of this design is unique unto itself because the elements were all fabricated by hand in no prescribed manner."

He further observes, "Although th...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1837 VR item #1399971 (stock #3848f)
Old Friends
$125.00
Price per piece, two available.
To a European scale, meaning large compared to a typical American counterpart, this French fork measures 8 1/16" long and weighs a massive 2.8 T. oz.

It is stamped with a first standard Minerva, indicating .950 purity silver vs. sterling at .925, and "P, spade, Q" in a caret for well documented maker Pierre Queille, 1834-46, and a bigorne assay mark.

Having a double lined, fiddle-shaped handle, the pattern incorporates a leaf and flower motif at the front and backside handle ends as well a...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1399924 (stock #3847f)
Old Friends
$48.00
Issued in 1900, Alvin's "Majestic" was a multi-motif line of Art Nouveau flatware that featured a variety of floral themes.

This example is a 5 5/8" long, substantial weight at approximately 1.3 T. oz., cream or sauce ladle.

The flower is narcissus or daffodil and is represented by a number of blossoms on the handle front and leaves and buds on the backside.

The 1 7/8" wide by 1 1/2" back to front by 1/2" deep bowl has three lobes and a scalloped edge.

Never monogrammed, it is in fla...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1399896 (stock #3846f)
Old Friends
$46.00
"Jenny Lind" was a pattern first introduced by New York City's Albert Coles in 1850, although numerous contemporaneous manufacturers took up the design, leaving extant pieces that bear a variety of makers' marks.

This example, a 7 1/4", weighty at 1.5 T. oz., place, aka oval soup or dessert, spoon is a rarity though in that it is stamped "11" (one of Baltimore's individualized standard marks, for a .917 silver content, midway between coin and sterling) and "A.E.W" for Baltimore's Andrew Ellic...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1960 item #1399836 (stock #3845f)
Old Friends
$55.00
One of Kirk's earliest patterns, "Wadefield," essentially a "Pointed Antique" design, was introduced in 1850 and continued in production for nearly a century and one half.

The mark on this 4 1/4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., tea caddy spoon with a scallop shell bowl, "S. KIRK & SON STERLING," was used by the company during the middle third of the 20th century, indicating this is sixty plus years old.

Never monogrammed or inscribed, it remains in like-new condition, showing no evid...

 
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