6 Coin Silver Goblets, New York, c-1830
Molded rim bowls raised on stem continuing to stepped
circular foot. Ornamental wreath with repousse and
engraved leaves, tendrils and morning glory decoration.
6.5", fine condition
Elias Boudinot Coin Silver Basting Spoon,
Princeton, New Jersey c-1750
15 inches, fine condition
Coin Silver Rectangular Snuff Box,
Edw. & David Kinsey, Cincinnati, OH c-1840
Lid with projecting thumbpiece features a plain border. The diapered background
centering a vacant shield festooned with acanthus decoration. Interior lid retains
a thinning gold wash. 3-inches good condition.
Coin Silver Snuff Box,
H.E.Baldwin & Co., New Orleans, LA., c-1840
Rounded shoulders, with a diapered top and bottom with engraved border
and oval acanthus cartouche. 3.25-inches, Good condition.
Engraved Coin Silver Ladle,
John Burt Lyng, New York, c-1770-75
Handle terminus displays initials "DWS", good weight, fine condition, 13-inches
Coin Silver Ladle, Jos Richardson, Jr. Philadelphia, c. 1800
Round bowl, handle terminus displays "RM" over 1800, good weight,
Silver Youth Bowl, Two Handled Ecuelle, Lobed, Pierced Handles, Tudor Rose Interior
Marked and Retailed by J. Parkes & Co., London, circa 1931-1932
Engraved script presentation "Martha Hungerford Wheelwright from her Godmother Martha Sewell." Handle marked “YF”, opposite handle displays illegible mark.
(Height: 1.5"; width: 7.5"; depth: 4.5")
Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton
presented his long-time business partner with this pitcher on December 10, 1864. The specific celebrated occasion is unknown.
The jugs patriotic ornamentation hints at honoring Burton's military service or his role in the company's success during the Civil War. It was also in 1864 that Burton became the first mayor of the newly-incorporated Village of Avondale.
American, Circa 1864
A silver presentation piece in the form of a water pitcher with attached ornaments in the form of an eagle with a shield and American flag over rifles and swords, a shield with a helmet and various weapons including a bow and arrow and swords, and a standing figure of Liberty with the American flag, inscribed Presented to / Stephen H Burton / by / Miles Greenwood / December 10, 1864, marked for Gorham and 490; height 11.5”.
Stephen Henry Burton (1816-1885) was an ironworks owner who settled in Avondale, a prestigious nineteenth century Cincinnati neighborhood. Burton eventually became the first mayor of Avondale and an Ohio state senator…a street and a school were named in his honor. Burton's wife Martha suggested the name Avondale for the village, because a stream behind the Burton home reminded her of the Avon River in England. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, Burton, a native of New York, found himself in Texas during the Texas Revolution in 1835. He and his fellow troops were captured and at first were ordered to death by General Santa Anna. However, a work plan was devised to replace the execution order, and Burton escaped in disguise, returning to his native New York before relocating to Cincinnati in 1844.
In the Queen City he entered an ironworks partnership, first with a Mr. Lockwood, and then with Miles Greenwood (1807-1885), the presenter of this pitcher. Greenwood founded Eagle Ironworks in 1832, which was eventually the largest ironworks in the Midwest. During the Civil War the Ironworks was an important producer of munitions for Union trips, including iron anchors for pontoon bridges, gun-carriages, caissons, cannons, and even turrets for ironclad ships. Southern sympathizers, known as Copperheads, tried to burn down the Eagle Ironworks multiple times during the Civil War.
Miles Greenwood is also known for being a co-inventor of the first practical steam fire engines in the United States during the 1850s. Cincinnati became the first American city to form a professional fire brigade on April 1, 1853, and Greenwood was named the first Fire Chief. Greenwood's Eagle Ironworks manufactured the steam-powered engines which could pump water in just ten minutes, which was much faster than previous engines. Greenwood was motivated to improve firefighting after losing his factory to a fire.
Greenwood presented his long-time business partner with this pitcher on December 10, 1864. Although we do not know the specific occasion for such a gift, its patriotic embellishments hint at honoring Burton's military service or his role in the company's success during the Civil War. It was also in 1864 that Burton became the first mayor of the newly-incorporated Village of Avondale.
Coin Silver Souvenir, Handled Cup, Aloha from Honolulu, George F. Hopper 2nd
A over C within diamond mark, imperfections (Height: 3.25"; diameter: 3")
Coin Silver Memorial Chalice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Taylor & Lawrie (1837-1850), Retailed by Bailey & Company
The lined circular cup faceted with eight panels, above projecting octagonal band, raised on conforming stem and base, inscribed on one side, "Church of the Atonement, Philadelphia, 1848" and, on the other, "In memory of Mrs. Hetty F. Biddle Nat. January 14, 1814. Obt. March 22, 1848."
PROVENANCE: Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
H: 8 1/8 in. Weight: 18 1/4 troy oz.
Silver Teapot, Baltimore,
Canfield & Bros [COIN] Federal Urn Form,
Lovely tall Neoclassical form, body decorated with pendant floral swags
(Height: 12"; width: 9"; depth: 3.5")
Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917
Mark: Alvin Corporation, Providence, RI (Sterling)
H: 12.5", Weight: 41 troy oz., interior with thinning gold wash
Of baluster form raised on circular pedestal foot, centered by a pair of cast, and applied flower and scroll handles, inscribed, "Presented to Captain Peter Johnson of the S.S. Maui April 15th, 1917 by the Maui Chamber of Commerce Kahului, Maui," with an engraved rendering of the S.S. Maui on the other.
See "The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders," edited by George F. Nellist, published by Honolulu Star Bulletin, Territory of Hawaii, 1925; it is stated that, Captain Peter Johnson (b. 1863) is listed as "one of the best known mariners in the western ocean. A native of Sweden, Johnson took to the sea at an early age. He arrived in Honolulu in 1880; established a home in San Francisco, where he later worked alongside and befriended Captain William Matson (1849-1917), founder of the Matson Navigation Company.
The commercial passenger ship, the S.S. Maui, which traveled between the US West Coast and Hawaii, was built in 1917 by Union Iron Works at San Francisco, California, for the Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco. Johnson served as its first commander.
Peter & Anne Bateman Silver Handled Cake Basket
London, Circa 1797 - 1798
The basket has octagonal, fluted sides and base, and bright cut engraving.
It is marked "Peter and Anne Bateman" and "London 1797 - 1798" on the bottom
Condition: very good condition with exception of pinhead size hole made at point of lion passant punch mark.
Dimensions: 4.5-inches high, 6 3/8-inches long.
Silver Holy Water Pail, Embossed and Chiseled, Dutch, 18th Century
Probably for home alter
The mark likely that of Elias Taal, circa 1701 to 1726, Den Haag
Makers marks on handle and base with guild and city marks; Taal was admitted master of the Hague silversmith's guild in 1701. Good condition. (H: 2")
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Sterling Silver Mug
Wood & Hughes, New York City
Dimensions: 3.5-inches high, 3-inch diameter.
Sterling Silver Mug
Wood & Hughes, New York City
Dimensions: 3-inches high, 2.625-inch diameter.