This is a really unique set of 4 sterling silver salad forks in the "Renaissance" pattern by Dominick & Haff, circa 1894. The pieces were retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. This pattern has to be one of the more unusual we have run across; Both the front and back of each fork is heavily decorated in a rococo motif- a shell at the top and multiple examples of scroll work the length of the handle. In the center of each handle is a detailed image of what appears to be the North Wind; when turned over, each piece has has the same North Wind image (except larger) at the bottom of the back of the handle. The set is in great condition overall- except for wear to the highest points of relief, the pieces retain amazing detail-the eyes, beard and even cheekbones of the North Wind can be seen on all forks. The tines of all the forks have some scattered nicks; 2 of the forks have slightly imperfect tines, but you have to look for it. All have a few scattered small nicks, pits and surface scratches, but nothing major. No dents, crimps or cracks to the metal. The period script monogram is a "V". The forks each measure 6 7/8" long and as a set are heavy-228 grams/7.3 ozT.A wonderful and unique matched set of sterling silver salad forks! Thanks for looking! NO RESERVE. Email us with any questions. Please see our other current and upcoming auctions for wonderful examples of quality 18th and 19th century American coin silver, as well as quality sterling flatware and holloware. All items under $3000.00 shipped by Priority Mail. Insurance required on all purchases over $100.00. If your purchase is not insured, we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items. All items are shipped within 7 business days of cleared payment. We attempt to get purchases out in 2 - 3 business days, but occasionally it takes a bit longer. We really appreciate your business!
We have been informed by another ebayer that the figure is Neptune -not the North Wind-guess the lack of a trident threw us off! Oops!