Category Archives: silver

Historic Admiral Beatty Hotel Sugar Bowl from 1939 Royal Visit – Heavy Silver Plate

This is a sugar bowl from the historic Admiral Beatty Hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick, built in 1925. This sugar bowl is part of the silver service designed specifically for the 1939 royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The service was used in 1951 by Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Queen Elizabeth II), with her husband, Prince Philip when they visited Canada on the King’s behalf.

This piece also is historic in the struggle for civil rights in Canada. The dining room of the Admiral Beatty Hotel was ‘Whites Only’ until 1959, when the New Brunswick government forced it’s integration on the request of Mrs. Lena O’Ree.

The Liberal party, in gratitude for the Black vote, asked Mrs. O’Ree if it could do anything for the Black community. She asked that Blacks be admitted to the dining room of the Admiral Beatty Hotel. It is somewhat ironic that today, the restaurant in the Admiral Beatty building is owned and managed by a Black female chef.

The sugar bowl is made of heavy silver-plate on nickel silver. It was made by Wm. A. Rogers Ltd. (then owned by the Oneida Community) in Canada. It is stamped as ‘Heirloom Plate’.

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Luncheon Forks

This is a set of four vintage luncheon forks made by Birks in sterling silver. It is in their Norman design pattern and each are engraved with a ‘G’ in fancy script! These elegant utensils are in great condition and look and feel amazing!

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Vintage Sterling Silver Birks Norman Pattern Sandwich Forks

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif – Morning Glory

This Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with a Flower Motif featuring a Morning Glory bloom is a delicate work of fine craftsmanship. The enameled porcelain of the spoon’s bowl matches the delicate work in the silver stem, ending with the single stag hoof.

The spoon is Germanic in origin is teaspoon sized.

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Silver Nut Meat Picker

This is an antique silver nut meat picker, used to dig out, or pick, the meat from a nut shell.

Antique Silver Nut Meat Picker

Antique Silver Nut Meat Picker

Vintage Silverplate Masonic Teaspoon

This is a vintage Masonic silver plate teaspoon, hallmarked and made in England.

Silver Masonic Teaspoon

Silver Masonic Teaspoon

Antique Gravy Boat – Silver plate by Cooper Brothers England

This is a fantastic antique silver plate gravy boat made in England by Cooper Brothers.

The firm was founded in 1866 in Sheffield as Cooper Bros. In a directory of 1871 their address is given as 14½ High Street and they are described as manufacturers of electro-plated and nickel silver spoons and forks. By 1876 the firm was in Bridge Street and in 1885 they purchased the Arundel Street works where they remained until 1983. In 1895 the business became a limited liability company under the name of Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd. In 1983 the business was acquired by Frank Cobb & Co. Ltd.

Antique Gravy Boat - Silver plate by Cooper Brothers England

Antique Gravy Boat - Silver plate by Cooper Brothers England

Antique Gravy Boat - Silver plate by Cooper Brothers England Hallmark detail

Antique Gravy Boat - Silver plate by Cooper Brothers England Hallmark detail

950 Silver Salt Spoon – Coat of Arms of Cuba

This little salt spoon is marked with ‘950’ denoting a better grade of silver than sterling silver. What’s the difference?

The salt spoon has the Coat of Arms of the country of Cuba embossed on it. It is a very elegant spoon and would be a great way for guests to dish out their own portions of salt at your next fancy dinner!

Sterling Silver Salt Spoon - Coat of Arms of Cuba

Sterling Silver Salt Spoon - Coat of Arms of Cuba