JB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCCJB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCC

JB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCC

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One of my consignors takes in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items I can.

Up for offer now…

AGE: C.1882 or so

ITEM: From the JB & SM Knowles Company, here's an ornately set of sugar tongs. With turkey claw ends, the design on the sides is very "leafy" and features a beautiful Bird of Paradise. I can't find the exact design of this set in my reference books but they have the look (and most liekely, age) of Aeolian from 1882. The back of the tongs is engraved with the initials HCC in a beautiful script. Hmm, Happy Christmas Cheer?

CONDITION: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time. The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver. If a high shine is desired, all that’s needed is another polish. For sheer perfection of look, then a professional polish by a jeweler will make the silver gleam!

METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver

HALLMARKS: STERLING with the Knowles hallmark

SIZE: Length, on a straight line, is about 5". Width of the claw is 3/4".

WEIGHT: 24 grams

RETAIL TODAY: Well, the auction place has a set on offer now for $159. I think I can do a little better.

Anyone want?

(SCJ#168a)

FINAL COMMENTS: When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.

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ITEM ID
8098SCJ/#168a
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Sugar Tongs, Tongs

JB & SM Knowles Co, STERLING SILVER, Sugar Tongs, Turkey Claw, Bird of Paradise, Monogram HCC

$95


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