A syrup jug or pitcher, the base is panel cut glass, with a sterling collar and hinged lid. The glass handle is blown and applied.
The lid has a raised bead, almost egg and dart, trim around the edge. This detail repeats on the scrolled, solid silver handle...
It is marked on the underside "O[badiah]. Rich," "Boston," and "fine," indicating coin silver.
Rich (1809-88) was a Boston silversmith who left a considerable legacy in his work...
The satin finish exterior is bright cut engraved in a leaf and scroll theme interpreted in an Aesthetic manner. Both edges have a repeating beaded design that looks like knurling.
There is a reserve within the engraving that is inscribed "TGM," while the inner side reads, "From J.W.F. Jr. Dec. 25, '99.," so very likely it was a Christmas present given well over a century ago...
They are a matched salad serving pair, including a 10 3/8" long spoon and 10 1/8" fork. Extremely heavy, the spoon weighs 5.4 T. oz., and the fork 5.0 T. oz.
The pattern is "Chrysanthemum," which is an exuberant design that anticipates the Art Nouveau style...
This 2 3/4" high, 4 1/2" top diameter, heavy at 7.1 T. oz., bowl is emblematic of their work and the movement.
It sits on a footed base 2 3/8" in diameter, and has an applied rim on the upper lip.
The body is plain and smooth on the outside, but retains a hand hammered surface on the interior...
The pattern is Whiting's "Arabesque," which is a Moorish design produced during the 19th century's Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.
The bowl is plum shaped, with a central vee in the base and a lipped edge...
Stamped "Crosby & Brown" for the retailer that operated 1851-52, it is also imprinted "V.L.&B.," for significant Boston silversmith Vincent Laforme & Brother, active 1850-54...
Price per piece, two available.
The design incorporates numerous blossoms and buds along with trailing leaves on both sides of the handle and the heel reverse.
This example is a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., grapefruit or citrus spoon. It has a lengthy, narrow, deep, bowl with a flange rim and pointed tip, which is finished in a bright gold wash front and back...
Price for the pair.
They measure 3 7/8" from arm tip to arm, stand 1 1/2" at the highest, are 2 3/8" across at the top opening of the body, rest on beaded edge, rimmed bases that are 1 1/2" in diameter, and weigh 2.5 T. oz. the pair.
Made by Gorham, they are imprinted ...
Price for the set of eight.
These are older examples of Gorham's "Buttercup," marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."
They are in outstanding estate condition, showing no polishing wear, without bends or nicks on the blades, and having bright, even finishes.
While the fronts have never been monogrammed, and the backsides are p...
It is marked for the partnership of "Gould, Stowell & Ward," which was one of the associations in which James Gould, born 1795 in Salem, Massachusetts, participated as a principal.
Other marks are "Baltimore," "Patent 1850," and "11-12," for the local assay mark, which at .917 is midway between coin and sterling silver.
The pattern is a "Grape" or "Grapevine" on something of an "Olive" background ...
Fully in the Art Nouveau style, the undulating rim is decorated with four tulip blossoms, one each at the extremities, all joined by trailing leaves and accented with bu...
Price for the set of six.
In the "Angelo" pattern dating from 1910, they were made by the J.B. & S.M. Knowles company of Providence, Rhode Island, and retailed by "A. Frankfield" of New York City, and so marked, along with "Sterling" and "Pat."
Each one is engraved "Zorah" in script, set sideways on the handle.
They are in superb estate condition, showing no wear wha...
Individual pieces are characteristically large scaled and heavy, and those aspects show in this 7 1/4" long, nearly 3.1 T. oz., gravy ladle.
It has a 1" deep shell bowl with a flaring heel.
Never monogrammed, this is in very fine estate condition. Apart from some very slight softening of detail from polishing on the three oak leaves on the handle, th...
In some instances, the head is gold, and that is the case with this 2 3/8" diameter, approximately .6 T. oz., cuff.
Indeed the marks identify this aspect of the piece, as they include Shiebler's "winged S" emblem, model number "790x," and "Ster...
This item, which is stamped "E.A. Tyler," along with "Sterling," and "P...
Price per piece, two available.
The pattern, "La Reine," was made by Reed & Barton and first issued in 1893.
It incorporates a high relief, leaf and scroll motif, which apropos of the name, exhibits a French design influence.
Never monogrammed, it is in very good condition, with the only signs of use being light surface scratches consistent with age. The bowl remains well-shaped a...
Delicate in portraiture, the design resembles the company's "Buttercup" as well as Watson's "Meadow Rose," both from the same general period.
This example is a large, 8" long, heavy at 2.1 T. oz., solid silver tomato server.
An early piece, this has decorated shoulders on the 3" diameter, reticulated blade. This detail appears...