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Exquisite sterling silver sardine serving fork in the Old Orange Blossom pattern by Alvin.
A truly beautiful and unusual American sterling silver .925 sardine serving fork in the Old Orange Blossom pattern (circa 1905), made by the Alvin Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island. The company was founded by William H. Jamouneau in 1886, and was acquired by Gorham in 1928. They are known for fine quality silver and intricate work.
This lovely small fork has seven wide spread tines below pierced decoration to the heel, and a shaped stem with entwined orange blossoms standing proud on both sides. There is a blank cartouche suitable for personalisation if desired. All decoration is very sharp.
Size-approximately 4.25 inches long by 1.75 inches wide.
Weight-18 grams.
The maker's mark for Alvin is shown on the reverse, as well as sterling and patent.
For the sardine aficionado, the collector of small and interesting forks, or for those seeking to purchase an unusual gift;, this is a highly desirable, seldom found and sought after piece.
In very good condition, without personalisation. A beautiful and functional gift.
Ref: 6251
Price: £185




Sheffield 1949 solid silver sauce boat by WALKER AND HALL.
Sheffield 1949 solid English hallmarked silver sauceboat on pedestal base, and with threaded scalloped rim.
Made by Walker and Hall.
In very good overall condition, generous size, and by a famous maker.
Size-5.75 inches long by 3.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.
Weight-125 grams.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this piece, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
A lovely sized and stylish sauce boat with just a few pinhead sized impressions, appropriate for its age.
Please see listings on www.serpentineantiques.co.uk for many other sauce boats in stock in various styles and weights.
Ref: 4053
Price: £175





Birmingham 1928 solid silver pagoda design mustard pot by very famous makers ELKINGTON.
Birmingham 1928 English hallmarked solid silver pagoda shaped top design mustard pot with fitted cobalt blue protective liner by famed maker Elkington and Company.
The unusual design has chamfered corners, and beautifully worked raised top surmounted with a graduated stepped finial.
Size-2.5 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches high.
Weight-40 grams silver only, 70 grams overall.
A lovely and unusual mustard pot by famous maker in very good condition and with very clear hallmarks.
A great piece to own or to give as a gift with the superior quality expected from Elkington.
Ref: 6162
Price: £175





Birmingham 1930 solid silver large oval mustard pot and spoon.
Birmingham 1930 English hallmarked solid silver large oval mustard pot made in the Georgian style.
With chased edge, feathered thumb rest and lion paw feet, the hinged top is lifted by a baluster finial to reveal the original glass liner.
Made by very good makers Adie Brothers, with spoon by very good makers Martin and Hall, hallmarked Sheffield 1927.
Weight-92 grams silver only, 130 grams total overall.
Size-4 inches long to handle by 2.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches high. Spoon-3 1/8 inches long.
With just a couple of tiny marks to the body, and a slight wave on the lower stem of the spoon, this large and classic mustard pot is in very good condition overall, and makes a lovely and functional set. A great value.
Ref: 4840
Price: £170





Birmingham 1900 solid silver mustard pot by famed makers Heath and Middleton.
Birmingham 1900 English hallmarked solid silver oblong shaped mustard pot with protective cobalt blue liner by John Thomas Heath and John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin and Heath, very well known makers.
This classic pot has a raised petal design to the body, a leafy design to hinged lid centre, gadroon edge and reeded handle. It stands on four ball feet.
With a slight separation under the top edge, which can only be seen when turned upside down (happened during manufacturing process of seaming).
Size-3.5 inches long including handle, 2 1/8 inches wide by 2.25 inches high with finial.
Weight-65 grams silver only, 105 grams overall for shipping.
Very clear hallmarks on both pieces.
A very attractive mustard pot in very good condition overall.
Ref: 6161
Price: £160




Sheffield 1932 solid silver pair of napkin rings with unusual aesthetic design, by Henry Wilkinson.
Sheffield 1932 pair of English hallmarked solid silver napkin rings by Henry Wilkinson, weighing 60 grams.
Unusual aesthetic design consisting of applied edge with spot pattern, and plain body.
A delightful pair of napkin rings in very good condition.
A wonderful, functional and lasting gift for a baby, Christening, wedding, anniversary or to commemorate any special occasion.
Many other napkin rings, including pairs and more are in stock as well.



Ref: 4715
Price: £130





Birmingham 1906 very unusual solid silver pair of miniature bon bon dishes by William Devenport.
Birmingham 1906 very unusual solid silver pair of lozenge shaped miniature bon bon dishes having a lovely repousse design, and convex bottom.
Made by William Devenport.
Small in size but very big in style.
Size- 2 3/8 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide by 5/8 inches high.
A very unique set which can also be used as salts of desired.
Excellent to use for nuts, bon bons, or sugared almonds.
A great gift for the collector of novelty silver, miniature pieces, or anyone loving unique items.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5469
Price: £125





Sheffield 1925/26 set of 3 solid silver spoons with The Wire Fox Terrier Association insignia.
Sheffield 1925/26 English hallmarked solid silver set of 3 large heavy teaspoons with beautifully shaped stems and the insignia of The Wire Fox Terrier Association, having a realistic head of a wire fox terrier standing proud on the finial. The organisation was founded in 1913, and these spoons were awarded to winners at shows.
The maker is Cooper Brothers and Sons.
Size-5 5/8 inches long by 1.25 inches wide bowl.
Weight-75 grams total.
A set of well made and very collectable spoons for the collector of antique dog memorabilia, the wire fox terrier owner, or the novelty silver collector.
In very good condition.
Please also see several other dog spoon listings from a collection of dog related silver, as well as a cast dog figural model.
Ref: 6108
Price: £125





Birmingham 1898 Victorian solid silver and mother of pearl bread fork made by John Gilbert.
Birmingham 1898 Victorian English hallmarked solid silver and mother of pearl bread fork, made by John Gilbert.
A lovely double struck shell and foliate design with beautiful engraving to both sides of tines. This is a highly decorative fork which stands out above the more usual plainer models. The highly desirable mother of pearl handle accents the profuse engraving.
Very clear hallmarks.
Unusual to find in solid silver as opposed to the more commonly found silver plate versions.
Size-6.25 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
Now used to serve cold meat and cheese, and other foods.
There is one tiny line observed near the ferrule believed to be part of the character of the natural mother of pearl.
A very functional and beautiful piece to own or to give as a gift, in very good condition.
Ref: 5505
Price: £115





London 1804 solid silver large table spoon by excellent and very collectable makers PETER, ANN AND WILLIAM BATEMAN.
London 1804 Georgian English hallmarked solid silver large table spoon by the famous BATEMAN family makers Peter, Ann and William Bateman.
The Bateman family were very well regarded 18th and 19th century makers, with the most famous one being Hester Bateman. She handed over the family firm to her two sons Jonathan and Peter in 1790. Jonathan was married to Ann. When Jonathan died of cancer in 1791, he left his share to his widow Ann. Ann and her brother-in-law Peter entered their partnership mark in 1791. In 1800 Ann's son William (I), also joined the partnership. Ann retired in 1805, the year after this spoon was made, leaving William and his uncle Peter, to carry on the family business.
Weight-60 grams.
Size-8.75 inches long, by 1.75 inches wide.
The top of the stem has faint original initials K S in block letters, undoubtedly from the joining of a couple through marriage.
With very good hallmarks, a wonderful useful and very collectable Bateman table spoon for serving food, in very good condition.
Over 200 years old!
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 4013
Price: £100



 
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