"Georgian" in style, it has a paneled, low slung, body that rests on three, short, leaf and hoof feet, has a solid cee scroll and leaf handle, an applied shell detail on the underside of the spout, and a repeating motif band along the upper rim.
Never monogrammed or inscribed, it is in particularly fine con...
The pattern is "Louis XIV," which, apart from the obvious French reference, also incorporates a variety of style elements including Moorish and Greek Revival.
In excellent condition, it is free of polishing wear and has a flat, even, blade that is without bends or nicks. The finish is soft and even.
Marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, ...
This last mark apparently is something of a mystery to collectors of English period silver. A letter from Anthony Brown, that appears in the Ma...
It is a book marker or clip, with a central cut out section made to slip over a leaf of paper.
The top front has a raised, repousse, rose blossom cluster and leaf pattern, while the back is plain save for the marks which are "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," "Sterling," and the model number "9."
Dating from the middle half of the 20th century, it remains in flawless condition, showing no wear or damage, ...
The two pots and the creamer are stamped on the undersides "I.W. Forbes" with two stars and an anchor, for the prominent New York City silversmith and public figure, John Wolfe Forbes, 1781-1864, son of William Garret Forbes and brother of Garret, both also silversmiths of note.
An example of his work is housed in the Yale University Art Gallery and is valued by private collectors as well.
Made by Gorham, it is stamped on the underside with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," model number "A970," and a date symbol for "1900."
It is vase form mounted on an unweighted, tiered base, with two, solid, cee scroll handles. The interior is gold washed.
There is a fancy, lined script, "MMH" monogram engraved on the body front.
In excellent condition, i...
It features an open work handle, and in the instance of this 7 7/8" long, 1.3 T. oz., (beef) serving fork, similar piercing in the heel area.
The serving end is elongated and has three broad tines, the outer two of which have hooked ends.
Never monogrammed, it is in choice estate condition. Apart from overall light surface scratches, there are no signs of use. Th...
Price for the set of six.
Measuring 5 3/8" long each and weighing 5.0 T. oz. the lot, they are 5 o'clock size, used for afternoon tea.
They have elaborately designed, cast, handles that are reminiscent in style to "apostle" spoons.
The design incorporates a pair of dolphins supporting a heart and flower or fleur-de-lis at the openwork handle tops. The lower ends of the stems portray...
Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the "Old English" tipt backside handle, the pattern is "Chrysanthemum," issued in 1885. Flowers, grasses, and birds were common themes for this genre.
The imagery is finely rendered, set agai...
This full size, 12 1/2" long, heavy at 6.6 T. oz., soup ladle is unusual in its portraiture in that, rather than representing a delicate specimen such as a nightingale or swallow as is typical of most of the line, it portrays a bold, standing rooster or cockerel, with raised tail features and a for...
The pattern is "Empire," which is a late 19th century design that incorporates imagery suggestive of the French court, nobility, and imperial realms. This includes a dominant crown, cornucopia, a torch and flame, a wreath and festoons of ribbons and flowers.
It features a raised, sculptural-like, full representation of Liberty standing on her pedestal base.
There is an eagle with raised wings, a shield, and the words "New York" below this, extending to the margin of the bowl.
As indicated, the item is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever and possessing a bright finish...
Dating circa 1880, it is stamped "J.S. MacDonald" for the late 19th century Baltimore firm, and with the word "Sterling."
The "Old English Reverse Tipt" handle features an engraved "Lily" pattern that shows th...
It is relatively large compared to more recent pieces, measuring 7 1/4" long and weighing 1.5 T. oz.
It is marked "S. Kirk & Son" and "1015" for the peculiar to Baltimore silver standard that is essentially equivalent to coin and was use...
All these qualities are evident on this 5 7/8" long, characteristically heavy at 2.2 T. oz., sauce ladle with a 2 1/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl.
Multi-motif, the portraiture on this is narcissus, with blossoms and leaves that lay upon and fold over one another, rising from the surface of the s...
The pattern is "Bead," issued in 1893. It features a "Tipt" end with a beaded margin handle, joined in this instance to heavy, detailed, talon grips.
The plain arch is engraved with an Old English "T" monogram.
In superb condition, these are without wear or dam...
This example from the line is a rarely found, 8 1/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., jelly cake server.
It is characterized by a lengthy, narrow and pointed, blade with a cupped heel, flanged shoulders, and pointed tip.
In this instance the blade is also bright cut engraved in a design that mirrors that on the handle.
It is stamped "Zahm & Jackson," for the partnership that Vivian Gerstell in Silversmiths of Lancaster Pennsylvania 1830-50 indicates was established in 1845, although this piece dates some fifteen years or so later than that.
This also carries the "horsehead over shield" manufacturer's mark of Philadelphia's James Watts and the word "Coin...