Large coin silver water pitcher by Jones, Ball and Company, Boston, Mass. Circa 1855. Inscribed: "Presented to Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Henry Smith as a token of Friendship and Esteem by a few Ladies of Marietta. 1855." This pitcher is adorned with grapevine decoration and a leaf scroll handle. Size: 13.25 inches ht. Weight: 26.7 troy ounces. Excellent condition. Rev. Henry Smith was born in Milton, Vermont in 1805; graduated from Middlebury College in 1827 and Andover Theological Semina ...click for details
A coin silver water pitcher or ewer of a classical design, by Baldwin Gardiner & Co. (working in New York from 1827-1847). Circa 1830. Size: 12.75 inches height. 36.5 troy ounces. A fabulous large-sized American water pitcher with a beaded, everted spout and adorned with bands of crisp acanthus decoration applied to the body and circular base. The maker's stamp, B. GARDINER NEW YORK, appears in two arched and opposing, serrated rectangles on the underside of the base. Baldwin Gardi ...click for details
Pair of American coin silver open salts by Robert and William Wilson, working in Philadelphia, PA. Circa 1825. Each salt is decorated with a gadrooned rim and is supported by three hoof feet. Hammered interiors; each engraved with original owner's initials 'JCS' and stamped on the underside with the maker's mark R&W WILSON in a rectangle. R&W Wilson silversmiths specialized in the manufacture of quality silver items that continued the designs of earlier forms, such as ...click for details
Early American coin silver chamberstick, probably upstate New York, Albany area. Circa: 1800-1820. This heavy chamberstick bears unidentified pseudo-hallmarks on the foot ring that are listed in J.R. McGrew's book on maker's marks as probably upstate New York. Missing the snuffer & some minor blemishes. The heavy silver nut on the base is over an iron nut, which is probably a later replacement. Size: 6" x 5 1/8" diameter x 3" ht.