A pair of exceptional antique, English George III sterling silver sauce tureens, Master John Mewburn, dating 1823...
Silver overlay glass trivet. Circular clear glass overlaid in silver with semi-abstract flowers set in lobed frames. Shaped and solid center engraved with name Nellie. Hallmarked “sterling”. Nice condition and patina.
Dimensions: H 1/4 x D 9 7/8 in. AU975
Silver overlay glass trivet. Octagonal clear glass overlaid in silver with scrolled floral garland. Unusual form and lush and fluid ornament. Cartouche has engraved script monogram. Hallmark faint. Condition: Very good with nice patina. Glass has minor surface scratching.
Dimensions: H 1/4 x W 9 x 9 in. BM590
George III sterling silver teapot. Made by Peter, Ann & William Bateman in London in 1799. Oval and fluted body, s-scroll handle and hinged dome cover. Scroll handle stained wood as is cover finial. Engraved swags, garlands, flowers, foliage, and gadroons. Hallmarked. Condition: Very good. Handle has visible handling wear and rubbing – a poignant period touch.
Dimensions: H 7 1/4 x W 11 x D 4 1/4 in. Weight: 14.9 troy ounces. BO159
Sterling silver mustache Mug. Made by Schmitz, Moore & Co. in Newark, ca 1915. Curved sides and c-scroll handle with leaf cap and thumb rest. Wire scraper mounted to interior. Hallmarked. Condition: a few handle dings. Otherwise good.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 4 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 2.2 troy ounces. BO326
Art Nouveau clear glass decanter with silver overlay. Globular body, bombe cylindrical neck with helmet mouth, and scroll handle. Bombe stopper with faceted neck and short plug. Overlay in form of leaf scrolls, four-petal flowers, and lattice. Solid asymmetrical cartouche (vacant). Handle, neck, and mouth solid as is stopper neck. Faint hallmark. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 12 1/4 x D 5 in. BO116
Colonial sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Curved bowl with scrolled tree handle. A fine reproduction after Boston silversmith Zachariah Brigden (ca. 1734-87). The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hallmark includes pattern no. 19161 (first produced 1916), director’s letter m (1907-47), and history and provenance of original. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 7 1/2 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 8 troy ounces. BO268
Gilded Age sterling silver cigar lighter with antler support. Globular with chained cover, and 2 wire supports. Swing-mounted to antler with silver cap. Very alpha. For the big game hunter in your life. Worn hallmark – appears to be William W. Hayden, a Newark maker active from 1905-9. Nice condition with threaded wick. It’s ready to light up the next board meeting.
Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 11 x D 2 3/8 in. BO656
Late Victorian sterling silver olive spoons/spears such as this are the perfect accompaniment for a sophisticated bar set-up. They can be used for olives, of course, but also for cocktail onions or cherries. They can also be used as a stir in a cocktail pitcher or shaker. The spoon retains its original semi-matte gilding. The stem is marked “925/1000 Sterling.”
Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 8-1/8” long. Weight: 11.7 gr.
A classic 19th century French silver tastevin of traditional form and the bottom inset with a silver coin from the reign of Louis XV. The sides of the tastevin are decorated with the traditional raised "perles" and recessed "cupules" for viewing the depth of color in a wine. The coin, dating to 1726, depicts the profile of the king surrounded by the legend "Louis XV, by grace of God, king of France and Navarre." The reverse of the coin can be seen from the bottom of the tastevin...
An elegant sterling silver pierced olive spoon with an ornately pierced gilt bowl and and the handle decorated with wild roses enclosed in a curving border. The back is marked “Sterling Pat. 1903”.
Origin: America, ca. 1903. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, original gilding intact, no monogram. Dimensions: 6-3/8” long. Weight: 13.4 grams.
A figural corkscrew in the form of an equestrian boot by the R Blackinton Co. of N Attleboro, MA. The boot is nicely detailed to appear like textured leather. The corkscrew/opener is silverplated steel for strength. The boot is fully hallmarked on the bottom.
Origin: America, ca. 1915...
A Spanish Colonial Silver Cup with handle. Measures about 4" tall, 5" across at handle. Quality, heavy example weighs about 8 ounces (226 grams).
Elegant Art Nouveau fine silver bottle stand. Difficult-to-find size accommodates a magnum bottle. Grape leaves along with pendant grape clusters are in relief upon the undulating sides. Hallmarks for the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Examples of the Binder workshop are represented in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 1" H., 5 1/2" W.
A spectacular silver, shibuichi and gilt sculpture of the beloved hermit, Gama Sennin. His open robe, loosely tied at the waist with dangling coins and a gourd, reveal his upper body, finely chiseled and incised. The sage’s constant companion, the magical three- legged toad, sits upon one out-stretched hand, a gleaming, silver lily in the other. Silver signature plaque can be found on outcrop, Joun Saku (Oshima Joun)...
Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made in London in 1875. Straight and upward tapering sides with c-scroll handle. Engraved leafing branches swaying and intertwining to form cartouche (vacant). Indistinct maker’s mark – possibly William Evans. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 7 troy ounces. BO432
Sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany in New York, ca. 1910. Round and plain well with scrolled and scrolled turn-down rim. Rim ornament includes flowers set in pierced roundels, applied leaves, as well as scrolled and interlaced bands inset with stylized flowers. Hallmark includes pattern no. 17790 (first produced in 1910) and director's letter m (1907-47). Very good condition and patina.
Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x D 10 in. Weight:17 troy ounces. BO756
A silver and multi-metal okimono of a pigeon couple perched upon a wooden stand. The two companions face each other, the male, more colorful, in silver with gilt legs and shakudo and copper feathers. In contrast, the female, quietly sculpted in shibuichi with kaga-inlaid gold, shakudo and copper detailing. Both birds appear as in nature, realistically chiseled, their legs gilt, eyes, shakudo. Incised signature of Yukimitsu on the male’s tail feathers...