The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pynchon by Lunt

Lunt's Pynchon pattern, introduced in 1910 is similar to Lunt's Monticello and Chippendale patterns with the open design in the terminal. 

Large Sardine Serving Fork (5 inches)

One Tine Butter Pick (6 1/4 inches)

Iced Tea Spoon (7 1/2 inches)

Flat Handled Butter Spreader (5 5/8 inches)


  1. Have you done a post about chippendale by lunt?

  2. I have posted on Chippendale by Gorham (3/28/14) and Chippendale Old by Alvin (6/6/11) but I have not posted on Lunt's pattern. I will look into it. Also I appreciate your reading my blog.

    1. I have been trying to research and collect the lunt chippendale for several years now. I'm guessing its rather rare. I've managed to get the smaller pieces such as lemon fork or bon bon spoon. Those are rather easy. I only just now after all these years managed to find 2 teaspoons so naturally I swiped them up lol

  3. I just found a matching baby spoon and fork in that pattern for one of my granddaughter's fist birthday, but it took me a while to find them. I was not looking for that pattern, just an older set of an older pattern.