English sterling flatware made by Fletcher of London for Spaulding & Co., Chicago. This set was purchased in Chicago a number of years ago and was rarely used. It is service for 12 with 7 pieces in each place setting and 11 serving pieces. This silver is completely hand forged in a traditional 18th style currently known as "Irish Rib.
Tiffany silver plated kettle on stand with ivory finial, heat diffusers and large handle. Plating is in excellent shape with some dings around the body of the kettle that can easily be pushed out. There is a monogram on one side "MAC". It has a very unusual burner that is missing what I think is the cap to snuff out the flame. The rest of the mechanism is there and is very much like a lamp burner with a cylinder shaped wick. The oil would be held in the round tube-like reservoir. It is marked on the bottom with the letter "H" which might help date it but I would be safe to say it is fairly early 20th century. It measures 13 1/2" tall by 8" wide (not counting the handle). The handle alone is 6 1/2".
Art Nouveau pattern by Reed & Barton in the beautiful "Les Six Fleurs". This large spoon weighs 7 troy ozs. It measures 9 3/4" long by 3" wide (24 1/2 by 7 1/2 mm.). Marked pat. applied for.
Gorham sterling lettuce fork in the Strasbourg pattern. Marked with the old patent date this fork has the heart shaped cut out design. There is a monogram "G". It measures 9 1/8" (23 mm.) and is in very good condition.
Sterling compote by Wallace Silver Company in the Grand Baroque pattern. Excellent condition standing 5 inches tall by 6 3/4 inches in diameter. Weight:7 troy ozs.
Large sterling crumb knife by W. Gale & Son decorated with a floral and bright cut design with some engine turning. On the handle is an "AB" monogram in script. The back side is plain with a simple bright cut design on one corner Length is 11 5/8" and width is 2 3/8". Condition is very good with one slight crease on the knife surface which is not visible through the top decoration. Circa 1860
Early 19th century silver woven horse bridle reins that have been mounted in an old shadowbox walnut frame. On the back is a recent letter telling the story of how Col. Patrick Dillon of St. Louis, MO brought back these reins from Mexico in 1837. There is much history of this man in the St. Louis area, however the reins belonged to a long time Tucsonan and this was part of his estate. They are similar to South American silver reins however these are woven round and have the Indian silver balls or pomegranates incorporated into the design. It is hard to tell the exact length but they are shorter than modern reins.