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Lot Of 8 Pieces Antique Identified Flatware W/raised Grape Clusters For Sale
This is a lot of eight antique pieces of flatware, all with raised grapes on them. (Although... I'm just now noticing that the last piece in this lot - see photo below - just shows a grape leaf on the handle). The lot consists five knives, a long-handled seafood fork, a very rare crimped gravy ladle with two matching spouts on either side of the bowl, and an incredibly decorative and ornate crimped and scalloped sugar spoon. The flatware dates from 1906 to 1913, and overall condition is EXCELLENT.
See Detailed Descriptions and Close-Up Photos Below
Note: The discoloration on the COLIGNY knife - the last piece on the right - is just the result of my camera picking up some orange-y shadows from my garish orange-colored patio. There really is no discoloration on the knife.
More Close-up Photos Below
Included in this lot is ... (see photo above, from left):
The first three pieces are in the MUSCATEL aka VINEYARD pattern Featured are two matching master butter knives with twisted handles (each just over 7⅛" long) - and - a decorative seafood fork (6⅛" long) . Each piece is signed ELGIN on the underside, although this pattern was most often manufactured by W.H. ROGERS. All three pieces date back to 1910.
The next two pieces are in the very decorative MOSELLE pattern. You see a hollow-handled youth knife with a rounded handle (7¼" long) - and - a VERY ornate and decorative crimped and scalloped sugar or berry spoon (6" long). Both pieces were manufactured by the AMERICAN SILVER CO. and date back to 1906. The sugar/berry spoon is particularly decorative, and the pattern in the bowl looks as though it was "punched out" from the underside (see last photo below). Also, this is a very collectible pattern of flatware, according to my silverware books and other sources.
The next two pieces are in the GRAPE aka VINEYARD pattern. Included is a rare gravy ladle with crimped spouts on either side of the bowl (5⅞" long) - and - a master butter knife (7¼" long). This flatware dates back to 1906 and was manufactured by the LAKESIDE company. This also is a very popularly collected flatware pattern, according to my silverware books and other sources.
The last piece, the far right, is a one-piece, all silver plated small knife with a rounded French blade. I'm not certain but I believe this also is a youth knife. The pattern name is COLIGNY and it was manufactured by the INDEPENDENCE SILVER CO. It measures 7¼" long and dates back to 1913. Interestingly, the signature on the knife blade says EasterN SILVER CO.
As indicated in the first paragraph above, these eight pieces of grape flatware are in excellent vintage condition. There's NO corrosion, NO pitting, NO heel marks, and virtually NO missing silver - which is remarkable for such old pieces of silver. There's only gentle wear and usage marks. (Remember, this flatware is 100+ years old)! Each piece shines very brightly, as illustrated in the photos above and below. You can place this flatware on your table as soon as you remove it from it's wrappings.
About Shipping ...
I will ship these 8 antique grape flatware pieces to anywhere in the United States. I must receive payment 5 days after the close of the sale or I will re-list the item. Returns OK if within 14 days from the end of the sale, but only if item(s) are misrepresented in the listing. Please pay for this via PayPal.
Whenever possible, I am happy to combine your purchases into just one package to save you shipping fees. I can wait up to five days to get paid, should you want to wait and see if you have won other items I currently am listing. If this what you're planning to do, be sure to send me a note & let me know! Also, if you live anywhere near me (North Detroit suburb), we can make arrangements for you to pick up your purchase(s) and thereby eliminate the need for shipping fees altogether.
Shipping rates always include Delivery Confirmation. You can opt to have this shipped to you via domestic Priority Mail in a flat rate box - or - or Priority Mail, your choice (sorry, the lot is a little too heavy to be shipped via domestic First Class Mail). For individual items/listings that sell for $100.00 or more, I will purchase postal insurance for you.
IF you have any problem, issue, or concern with this item ... please contact me before leaving negative or neutral response, or low DSRs. I do make every effort to describe each item to the best of my ability, and to take the best digital pictures I can. However, I am not an expert, far from it, & have been known to make unintentional mistakes. If something is amiss, please give me a chance to do everything I can to make it right.
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Lot Of 8 Pieces Antique Identified Flatware W/raised Grape Clusters: $43