The design of this piece is delightful and quite wild! It is primarily an Egyptian Revival piece, centering the Goddess Hathor (a goddess of music, dance, and fertility). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe)...
Simply beautiful Jugendstil bottle stand with undulating and reticulated design rising above an octagonal base. Made by the Orivit workshop in Germany circa 1904. An example pictured in the book titled, "Orivit," page 67. 3 5/8" H. 5 1/4" W.
Maker's mark Matthew Cooper, 1715
4 3/4: high. Approx 4 oz.
Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
An English silver plated swing handle bread or fruit basket with a cutout pierced gallery. This attractive, high quality table accessory measures 10-1/2 x 8-1/8" across and the handle rises to 8-1/2" high. It has a pierced or openwork gallery and what appears to be shamrock cutouts. It is stamped with CJA EPNS MADE IN ENGLAND and the maker is Charles James Allen (1898~1912)...
An English Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Clock retailed by Bailey, Banks, & Biddle in Philadelphia. Measures about 6" tall, 3 3/4" at widest, and 2" deep. Hallmarked as shown for Birmingham 1903. Not running and does have a few scattered light dings. Fine quality and form.
Pair of sumptuous sterling silver 3-light candelabra. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1900.
Each: baluster shaft on raised round base with 4 clawed paw supports. Shaft surmounted by upward tapering baluster shaft set in beaded leaf gallery and terminating in single light. Two s-scroll branches each terminating in single light. Dense and dynamic ornament: Shafts have twisted fluting. Branches have leaf-capped rinceau. Wave-style wrap-around leaves on sockets...
Pair of rare and wonderful sterling silver lobster bisque tureens. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1883.
Each: Curved sides with undulating rim, pulled side handles, and 4 integral supports. Scaly fish thrash in the foaming and crashing waves. Dome cover with lobster finial.
A stormy but coherent design of Japanese inspiration that highlights the texture and malleability of the silver...
Pair of Edwardian sterling silver compotes. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1915. Each: Shallow and curved well, turned-down scalloped rim, baluster shaft, and raised and reeded foot. Chased flowers and leaves. Hallmark includes no. 7086/190 and retailer’s name Grogan Company. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 8 1/8 in. Total weight: 21.8 troy ounces. #BE735
Pretty sterling silver bowl. Made by Bailey, Banks & Biddle in Philadelphia, ca 1900. Lobed well. Flat rim with floral garlands and scrolls. Hallmark includes no. 4258E. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x D 11 1/2 in. Weight: 17.4 troy ounces. #BP472
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Sterling silver trophy Cup. Made by Meriden Britannia (part of International) in Meriden, Conn., ca 1890. Urn form with leaf-capped double-scroll handles and wavy rim with volute scrolls and applied leaves. Raised foot has 4 curved sides with same. Interior has light gilt wash. Lots of room for engraving. Hallmark includes no. 801 and volume (11 pints). Very good condition.
Large Dimensions: H 13 7/8 x W 15 x D 7 in. Heavy weight: 84 troy ounces. #BP560
Sterling silver napkin ring in Olympian pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Dense ornament including classical mask between cornucopiae, hounds, scrolls, and flowers. Two letter (LE) block monogram. Hallmark includes director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good estate condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x D 2 in. Weight: 1.8 troy ounces. #BM993
Pair of sterling silver swans. Made by Durgin (part of Gorham) in Concord, New Hampshire, ca 1915. Each: distinctive feathering with downy plumed wings and scaly neck as well as closed bill and penetrating eyes. Hollow bodies waiting to be filled with treats. A stately pair to glide down the table at your next dinner party. Hallmarked Durgin and Gorham with no. 33. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x W 8 1/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Total weight: 17.2 troy ounces. #BN138
Unusual sterling silver salver. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1879. Oval well with engraved Neoclassical ornament. Pierced gallery has bead-and-reel rim. Reeded base. Rests on 4 claw supports. Hallmark includes indistinct date letter (appears to be for 1879). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 12 x D 9 in. Weight: 23.5 troy ounces. #BP488
Georgian-style sterling silver salver. Made by Daniel & John Wellby in London in 1910. Oval with gadrooned rim. Rests on 4 tapering and gadrooned supports terminating in split volute scrolls. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 11 1/4 x D 8 3/8 in. Weight: 20 troy ounces. #BP457
Set of 10 sterling silver bread and butter plates. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1912. Each: Deep well and reeded rim. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18249 (first produced in 1912) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3/8 x D 6 1/4 in. Total weight: 38.8 troy ounces. #BP450
Victorian sterling silver and frosted covered glass butter dish on plate. Made by George Angell in London in 1849. Bowl frosted glass with tapering faceted sides and top bracket handles. Cover tapering and faceted with engraved scrollwork and 1 armorial. Cast finial in form of sweet herdess kneeling beside a recumbent cow. Under plate has plain well and tapering and faceted sides. Rim scrolled with applied fleurs de lys. Silver hallmarked...