It cleaned up with silver polish and there was plenty of black tarnish left on the rag. Display hors d'oeuvres on a silver platter, or fill ornate silver cups with sugar and cream for coffee. Associated dents and scratches expected with age. I satisfied my collecting urge by picking up spoons. Hosts and hostesses entertained with elaborate sets of fine sterling discretely making a statement regarding their wealth and social postition. Makers Mark: Incised capital letter F, struck twice.
Antiques Magazine Advertisement, April 1971 page 502. Coin Silver Prior to the general adoption of sterling silver as the standard of purity in 1868, silver was generally obtained from the melting of coins. They survived because they were only used on special occasions. Some small dents and wear to bowls of spoons. A memoir describing an 1860's view of the rebus design is quoted in Marquise Boultinghouse Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock and Watch Makers of Kentucky 1785-1900 1980 , page 286. If you do an internet search using that phrase pot metal you will find a number of sites giving definitions. Vermont offered that, and flatware was relatively easy for these apprentices to make.
The presentation of feasting administrations in the eighteenth century brought an expansion of various sorts — serving spoons, seasoning spoons, scoops, bit spoons, marrow scoops. Tiny nick to one end corner of blade and to underside of handle, some scratching to underside of blade, overall good condition. The colony was not successful and Chaudron ended up moving to Mobile about 9 years later where he advertised as a watchmaker. Mexican silver: Another premium silver, Mexican silver consists of at least 95% pure silver and 5% copper. Henry Hudson also know as Harry appeared in the 1841 Louisville Directory as a jeweler by 1845 he was listed in the Directory as a silversmith. American silver makers copied the English, but there was no assaying office, no federal tax. You will find Renninger's antiques market and Black Angus Ant.
Minor tip wear to some spoons, overall very good condition. Antique silver spoons that look very attractive laid out on the table are those with patterned handles, silver spoons with enamel decoration and silver gilt guilloche spoons are visually appealing. Paul Revere is one of the most famous figures in the American revolution. Some small dents to bowl, overall very good condition. Very good condition with some light small dents to some of the bowls of the spoons. Antique silver spoons are a sound investment piece and rarely lose their value. The animated design calls upon classic symbols of the Renaissance: the pillar and the curved acanthus leaf.
By 1813 he places an ad in the Kentucky Reporter along with fellow businessmen promoting settlement in Glasgow. Lower in silver content than sterling, this metal was widely used as silver tableware in the United States between 1820 and 1868, and as common currency until 1964. Displayed in a dresser or laid out upon a table, used to serve dinner to guests or simply a delicate teaspoon for the sugar, an antique silver spoon is a delightful addition to a dining set. Virginia, 1808, moved to Natchez, 1838. The company also made combs, thimbles, jewelry, and other small items. There appears to be uncertainty about this mark as there is a William P. The other 3 spoons have old transparent tape labels or tape residue which we have not attempted to remove.
Bush family chose Gorham's Chantillly as the flatware service on Air Force One. The Alabama Silversmith book by James Cormay as well as the Made in Alabama a State legacy, the Birmingham Museum of Art Exhibit, both claimMcKay and this mark as Alabama. Some dings to hollow handles. Although it is worthy of note that silver platted spoons are less valuable than solid silver spoons. Very good condition with expected wear to monograms and marks, some wear to ends of spoons. Dependant on whether you wish to use the silver spoon for its purpose or as purely a piece to admire, will determine what type, style or size you wish to purchase.
Forks and spoons monogrammed Sue. Perhaps because it is misunderstood, when compared to any other early Americana, Coin Silver remains a bargain. Retailer Frederick Harvey Clark, working Memphis circa 1850-d. I can't find the marks so no help there. Louis Mo mark Auguste Guelberth, working St. Peak of production was reched in the late 1930's.
As spoons turned out to be more particular in their capacity a few structures traversed into the field of collectable small work and curiosity silver. Cooper working Louisville and Cincinnati, 1835-1847 , and 1 teaspoon with pointed handle marked S. Source: Virginia Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock and Watchmakers, 1607-1860, Their Lives and Marks by Catherine B. Town worked in Montpelier from about 1825 to 1852. This one is selling as found from the estate of a lifelong Americana collector. Note that all are in the Fiddle Swell pattern except for one tablespoon; all but one have various monograms. Coin Silver spoons were the firm's Chief product.
Here are more pictures of the large? Both with incuse marks: F. Quadroon Balls in the Spanish Period by Ronald R. The regal shell motif is a perfect blancing point for the scrolls' harmonious movement. Has wear and some pitting but overall good condition as shown. Largest cup is not monogrammed; the others are inscribed or monogrammed, in descending size order: P. Damask Rose Design Style Set Introduced in 1946 The Damask Rose pattern is one of thier excellent and gorgeous sterling silver rose designs.