The pattern is Gorham's "Cottage," which according to company archives, was in active production for over thirty years, beginning in 1861.
As this pair are stamped "Sterling," they date post 1868 when Gorham adopted the sterling standard. Earlier examples of "Cottage" were made in coin silver...
This example is a 7 7/8" long, relatively weighty 1.0 T. oz., lettuce fork.
The overall condition is excellent and there is no monogram or removal. The tines retain a portion of an original gold wash and are pointed and free of bends or burrs...
It has a solid handle and a rolled rim top, and retains hints of an original gold wash on the interior.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it was produced about the middle of the 20th century.
It is in very good condition, free of dents or bends...
It measures 10" long overall and is exceptionally heavy at 3.8 T. oz.
The triangular blade is 4 1/2" long and 3" at the widest.
The handle has a period "Bead" pattern front, and curiously a "Thread" pattern on the reverse...
It is solid silver, made by the Watson Company, whose "crown, W, lion," emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "A65" appear on the underside.
It is fully in the Mid Century Modern style, building upon sleek, plain, and clean design lines that are emblematic of the 1950s and 60s...
This 7" long, 1.4 T. oz., preserve spoon is an example of the original pattern, retaining side knobs and having a pointed anthemion tip.
It is marked "Tiffany & Company," "Sterling," Pat. 1869," and with a lower case "m," dating it no later than 1891...
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "B2306" are imprinted on the inner wall.
It is engraved "Betty" flanked by "four years old . . . April 3 1904.," which date is consistent with the low tone Art Nouveau style of the piece...
It is fitted with a natural, likely bone, handle that has a rounded end and polished surface.
The bowl has a small, flat, hood that covers the heel, and a silver sleeve that accommodates the handle...
It stands 3/4" high and rests on four silver ball feet, which distinguishes it from most other similar items which do not have feet.
The body is thick glass with a plain surface. This is encased in a sterling frame (not overlay) with leaf and flower engraving. There is a reserve area, which in this instance was never monogrammed.
In keeping wit...
It is stamped "KLF & Son" and "Sterling" for the renowned Finnish born and trained silversmith Karl F. Leinonen, who headed the (Boston) Handicraft Shop from 1901 to at least 1932.
The design of this is in the manner of Georg Jensen,...
The pattern is the company's fabled "Olympian," which builds upon motifs drawn from classical mythology.
The theme on this is "satyrs receiving instructi...
While a relatively contemporary piece, the scrolled terminal pattern, "Onslow," is an older English design, and the three tine configuration also harkens to an earlier period, all defining this as a reproduction piece.
Never monogrammed, it is in excellent estate condition. There is no visible wear, the t...
They are early production items in Whiting's scroll motif, "Louis XV" pattern. All the pieces are stamped with the company "lion" logo, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1891."
Never monogrammed, they are in excellent estate condition. The handles are free of dents or splits, and remain tightly secured with the blades, which apart from slight wear o...
Price for the pair.
This matched pair of 3" long, .6 T. oz. combined, master salt spoons marked with the company "CR" emblem, "Sterling," and "26 S," are no doubt inhouse production items, consistent with the firm's best work generated during the first quarter of the 20th century.
The pattern is "Onslow," which is an older English design that features ...
Price for the set of six.
First, they are exceptionally fine, extra weight, 5.9 T. oz. the group, examples of Wood & Hughes' Moorish or similar, Renaissance Revival, "Venetian" pattern.
Second, they are anniversary presentation pieces, with mirror inscriptions front and back sides of the handles. The reverses read "HCA" in an elegant, feathered script "HCA" over "Nov. 3d, 1852." The obverses are identical save for a different year, "1877."...
It is an elegantly crafted, sterling silver, piece made by London's George Smith and William Fearn in 1787-88, with sharp, clear hallmarks for the same.
It is an "Old English" pattern, with a downturned reverse tipt end, and a thumb drop on the bowl backside.
The handle front has a diamond bright cut edge with wriggle work detailing, and a lion's head crest...
The pattern is Dominick & Haff's "Renaissance," which features images of Florentine style, bearded figures on the end of the handle and the backside heel of the bowl.
This example, retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," as indicated on the handle reverse, along with the D&H three part emblem, the word "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94.," is the pierced version of this pattern.
The more common examples of "Renaissan...
The marks are rubbed, but clear enough to identify the maker's stamp, TC on the horizontal intersecting with WC on the vertical, belonging to Thomas and William Chawner, as attributed by Grimwade in the "unregistered marks" section. The leopard and lion are blurred but legible, while the date letter is difficult to identify precisely, but the Got...