Coffee set, three pieces, consisting of coffeepot, creamer and open sugar, on low stepped spreading ring feet, with melon-ribbed sides and arching hollow handles by master maker Karl F. Leinonen, born in 1866. Leinonen, who emigrated to the United States from his native Finland, was master smith of the Boston and Wellesley Hills branches of the Handicraft Shop, and one of only seven metalsmiths awarded medals by the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts.
This elegant set has ivory insulators on ...click for details
Fine Kalo pitcher, low squat form with flat bottom, raised spout and applied wire rim, high looping concave strap handle, with engraved BOB O' LINK / "HULLABALOO" / 1923" on side. Very nice hammering. 6-5/8" H and 6-3/4" W. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / 9309 / 3 PINTS.
Of all Kalo holloware, pitchers and vases are probably the most desirable. It's rare these days for Kalo pitchers to come on the market, and this is a particularly ...click for details
Franklin Porter, the highly regarded Danvers, Massachusetts silversmith, once made a few of these handmade repoussť and pierced sterling ship pins as novelties. They became instantly popular and were a trademark of his, although they're now scarce. Marked: STERLING F. Porter. 1-7/8" W and 1-7/16" H.
Fine rectangular dog pin by New England master Stavre Gregor Panis, a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts. Handsome profile of long-haired dog with chased details in finely saw-pierced foliate surround. Made in Panis's Cape Cod studio in mid-century. Marked: STERLING [SGP mark]. 1-3/8" W and 1" H
Large silver pin or brooch in the form a corgi dog in profile, with dimensional ears, legs and feet, and delicately hand-worked surfaces. Unfamiliar maker, but nicely made and signed HAND WROUGHT / [K L / M mark in shield] / STERLING. 2-3/4" W and 2" H
Fine sterling Tiffany Special Hand Work bowl, fluted with a scalloped rim, and a low ring foot. Heavy applied wire to rim. Nicely hammered surfaces. Tiffany's rare Special Hand Work objects were produced for a short period in response to the success of handwrought Arts & Crafts silver by makers like Kalo and Lebolt. These were all handcrafted, from heavy gauge silver, and are extremely hard to find. 8-1/2" W and 2-1/2" H.
Tall Tiffany Special Hand Work cream pitcher, on small foot, with curving strap handle and wide flaring raised spout. Engraved "M-A-D" on side. Nice hammering. Tiffany's rare Special Hand Work objects were produced for a short period in response to the success of handwrought Arts & Crafts silver by makers like Kalo and Lebolt. These were all handcrafted, from heavy gauge silver, and are extremely hard to find. 4-7/8" H and 3-7/16" W.
Big, beautiful hammered silver set consisting of a large bowl with unusual outward-pointing flutes and a large undertray with similar design. Lovely hammered surfaces. Heavy applied wire to the rims. Sets like this don't usually stay together -- this is a real find. Early Randahl silver is not always appreciated fully. The design is elegant and strong, the hammering is top-quality, and the general workmanship is excellent. Early Randahl pieces like this, marked with the JOR hammer, are ...click for details
Elegant silver Lebolt vase, tall and slender, on round foot, with turned in rim, and wonderful hammering. This is a classic and timeless Arts & Crafts form -- while it was made in the early part of the 20th century its sleek design could have been created today. Many Lebolt pieces have superb soft hammering, and this is a stellar example. 9-1/8" H and 3-5/16" W at base.