Desk items, check cutters are to be distinguished from page turners, with which they are frequently confused.
This has an applied decorative upper edge that employs shell and acanthus leaf detailing evocative of Georgian design.
The front is engraved with a script letter "T.R.L."...
Dorothy Rainwater in Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers notes that he produced a "number of standard patterns," plus "at least half a dozen fancier, die struck patterns, including a Medallion pattern," of which this lengthy, 8 1/8", 1.4 T. oz., coin silver master butter knife is an example.
In his foundational work Silver Medallion Flatware, D. A...
References do not offer a ready attribution for the maker, although one possibility is Karl F. Leinonen whose usual mark employs a dominant cursive "L" flanked by a "K" and "F."
Leinonen was associated with both Arthur Stone and Boston's Handicraft Shop, and, whether by him or not, the work...
Multi-motif, a common feature across the various flatware pieces is a pair of cherubs or putti flanking either side of the handle front, with a variety of figural and non-figural elements arrayed on the area below this. The backside is equally complex, save the putti are absent.
This example is...
The sidewalls have a rope-like border and are hand raised in a Repoussea pattern that is decidedly Baltimore in style, although the maker's mark is not definitive.
It is stamped on the underside with an overlapping "AJ," which is not readily identifiable. If indeed this is Baltimore in origin, two possibilities are A. Jacobi or James Arminger, both working eit...
A multi-motif line, the figure on this piece is a seated woman, perhaps Ceres, holding a sheaf of wheat in one arm and surrounding by other agricultural products.
The other prominent feature is a bull's head set midway on the handle front.
A relatively plain pattern, this is embellished on the handle front with a delicately en...
This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., early form pie or pickle fork.
It has three tines, the lower one of which is notched, wider than the other two, and has a beveled edge. The front surface of the tines, along with the heel, is finished in a matte gold...
The pattern is the company's flagship Repousse, with a smooth backside.
A sugar spoon, it has a desirable "shell" rather than "plain" bowl.
Never monogrammed and in unworn estate condition, it is free of polishing wear, dents, nicks, or bends in ...
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There are three each of a 7 1/4", 1.7 T. oz., place fork, a 6 1/8", 1.2 T. oz. salad fork, a 5 3/4", 1.2 T. oz. cream soup spoon, and a 5 3/4", 1.1 T. oz. teaspoon.
All pieces are marked "Sterling," with the fork and teaspoon bearing the early R&B "eagle, R, lion" emblem, and the salad fork and cream soup imprinted "Reed & Barton."
They have never been monogr...
This example is a 7 7/16" long, 1.8 T. oz. server.
Likely a (small) pea or ice spoon, the 2 1/2" diameter ribbed bowl is scallop-shaped, is pierced in a design that resembles a fleur-de-lis in part, and is finished in a pale gold wash front and back sides.
A Wendt pattern named Bird, it is a kindred design with others by Tiffany, Whiting, and Wood & Hughes that are all named Japanese (Tiffany's later became Audubon). Bird, 1865, predates these others, however, which all trace to the 1870s.
Aesthetic in mode and influenced by Asian style sensibilities, Bird is multi-motif, featuring various portraitures of these wi...
It is a souvenir of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as identified on the handle front, along with a detailed, chiseled-looking, portraiture of the "Old Wentworth Mansion."
In flawless condition, this is without wear or damage and has a rich finish overall.
Marks are Durgin's "D" emblem, "St...
Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."
The oak and acorn elements that constitute the design are offered in high relief, densely arrayed, and finely detailed, front and backsides of the handle and extending onto the heel of the blade.
Small and with an elongated blade, its function is indeterminant. Perhaps it is a butter or other spreader.
Whatever the purpose, it is an early example of the Repousse style for which Baltimore ...
Price for the pair.
Solid silver, they are marked "Sterling" on the underside, along with the name of the Manufacturer, Amston (Meriden, Connecticut, first half of the 20th century) and model number "415."
The shaker weighs 2.2 T. oz. and the salt 1.4 T. oz.
English Georgian in style, both pieces stand on three "lion head" feet and have plain, round, bodies. The caster has a ...
The handle front is diamond cut and wriggle work engraved, and has a block letter "E S" monogram, in a manner that bespeaks its age.
The handle reverse is fully hallmarked with a castle assay mark for Exeter, England, 1799-1800 date letter (George III), duty bust, lion for sterling silver, and "RJ" for silversmith Richard Jenkins (d. 1807).
It is a particular well-crafted example of Versailles in exceptionally fine condition.
The cherub with hair of grape clusters and leaves and holding a lute shows in full detail, as do all other aspects of the design.
The bowl is without dents, bends, or di...