Did I say lettuce fork? Yes, this serving piece was designed for lettuce; however, today you can use this fork for a variety of other side dishes or entrees without the disapproval of those formal Victorians. The short mother of pearl handle is applied to an elegant long stem and trident form spear by a sterling strap.
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A Sterling Hot Water Jug with Wooden Handle, Atkin Brothers (1853 - 1958) Sheffield, England circa 1912
This is an elegant sterling jug with hinged lid with scrolling thumb press. The lid sits above a long cylindrical neck leading to a broad shoulder and squat body. The neck is hallmarked with maker’s mark “HA” for Atkin Brothers along with city, silver and date marks. This beautifully constructed piece is apprec ...click for details
A Silver Plated Ladle, Tiger Lilly by Reed and Barton, circa 1901
The large ladle is perfect for punch. The handle is made up of a pair of tiger lily blossoms leading to “c” scrolls and a single blossom. The handle is also monogrammed HDR with the verso marked “Reed & Barton.”
A Pewter Single Candle Sconce, Continental, 19th Century
The Single sconce has a Chippendale style plate as the back with a “C” shaped arm supporting a single nozzle. The verso is marked with a hallmark, with a crown over a NV. This may be a French or Flemish hallmark.
A Sterling Silver and Glass Mustard Pot, by George Unite, Birmingham circa 1911
The hexagonal form with acid etched laurel leaf design has a conforming sterling lid. The rim is hallmarked identifying the piece as: Birmingham, England, Sterling Silver, George Unite and made in 1911. The glass body has a band and both sides are adorned with a laurel wreath. The verso has a polished pontel.
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A Silver Plated Sugar Sifter, American 19th Century
The long and broad handle is crafted with a subtle detail of “C” scrolls framing a flowing monogram “WF”. The handle leads to the deep shell shaped and perforated bowl. The verso is marked “Y&T” and although the firm is unknown I have seen the mark referenced as a New York firm.