This lovely and very old serving spoon could have graced the dining room of any of Miss Austen’s well-to-do characters. It has a berry motif in the gold-washed interior bowl (the wash or gilt is very pale and doesn’t show up in the photos). By its hallmarks (crowned leopard’s head, lion passant, and date letter “N” with “feathers”), it was made in London during 1768-1769. The maker’s mark is a script “BB”. It measures 8-1/2" x 1-3/4", and weighs approximately 56g...
Lovely Art Nouveau 800 Fine Silver bowl made by the well-regarded Koch & Bergfeld workshop in Bremen, Germany, circa 1903. The oval form with rising sides has stylized bouquets of Jugendstil roses along with pendant roses in relief. Founded in 1829 by Gottfried Koch, the firm ultimately produced extraordinary Jungendstil works by Hugo Leven and Albin Muller. Examples of Koch & Bergfeld design can be found in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Dimensions: 2 1/4" H., 5 3/4" W., 10 3/4" L.
Maker: John Vernon (NYC, circa 1790-1815) silver creamer and sugar bowl. 7" high x 5" wide and 9" high x 5" respectfully, total weight is 21 ounces.
English. Sheffield. 1814. Maker: I&T.S. Of rectangular shape with gadroon and shell border, centered by a detachable chamber stick flanked by square wells and pen wells. Measurements are 12"L x 8 1/2"W x 4 3/4"H. Total weight is 40 oz. Condition Report; One underside pin missing.
Antique sterling silver and mother of pearl English magnifying glass. The handle measures 3.25" long and the glass is 1.5" diameter. It is hallmarked Birmingham 1914. I could find nothing wrong with it. Would make an elegant gift!
Four reticulated Art Nouveau foliate cartouches alternate with vertical and further reticulated oval forms, all with engraved detail. Made circa 1910 in Germany by the well-known Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) workshop. Dimensions: 2 5/8" H., 4" W.
Dating from circa 1905, this stamp box features an all over (both sides) repousse design.
Measures 1" wide x 1 1/4" long
Markings: G STERLING for F.S. GILBERT of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Only a short time in business (1904-1915)
Excellent condition - no dings, dents or any other issues
A lovely chatelaine accessory
Made by Tiffany & Co. this sterling silver cold meat fork would be a lovely addition to any silver service. It is in very fine condition and weighs 60 gms.
This gorgeous tazza is sterling silver made for Tiffany & Co. It is dated, 1909 and marked, "Sterling." It is very ornate with floral and garland decoration around the reticulated edge and pedestal. Very fine condition. It measures 10 inches in diameter and weighs 636 gms.
This beautiful hand chased sterling silver punch ladle has a monogram and date of 1895 on the back of the bowl. The repousse pattern has precise definition. The piece is marked, "Sterling," and weighs 149 gms. It is 12 1/2 inches long. Very fine condition with one small indentation on the back of the bowl.
The design of this piece is delightful and absolutely mad! It is primarily an Egyptian Revival piece, centering the Goddess Hathor (a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth [Wikipedia]). 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 (laurel? Mistletoe?)...
Kutch Silver, India 19th century covered Jug, C.1880. The Jug of baluster form on three turned scroll feet, the body all hand chased and repousee scrollwork typical of the Kutch regional style, decorated with animals and hunting themes amidst scrolling foliage in the coriander design typical for the region. The front with shield shaped cartouche, engraved with the crest of a winged eagle and dagger and motto beneath Audax - Bold. Height: 7 inches. Item Weight: 24 oz.
Extraordinary silver and cut-crystal Art Nouveau jardiniere. The high Art Nouveau design has reticulated irises among undulating foliage. Naturalistic whiplash handles flank the form which is supported by curving, complementing feet. A cut-crystal liner with scallop-cut edging floats within. 800 Fine Silver hallmarks as well as Austro-Hungarian import mark, assayed in Prague circa 1902. Dimensions: 5 1/2" H. x 8 1/2" W., 13" L.
Fine quality crystal and sterling silver whisky flask. Diagonally alternating hand-cut panels in both vertical and horizontal patterns embellish the design. A convenient removable drinking cup with gilded interior removes for filling. Hallmarks: George E. Walton, Birmingham 1898. Dimensions: 2 1/4" W., 4 3/4" H.
Gorgeous tortoise shell napkin ring with sterling silver rims and cartouche. On the cartouche and one of the rings, the hallmarks are rubbed off, but one of the rings the hallmark is clear and is Sheffield 1893. The shell is absolutely gorgeous. The ring is 1.2" wide and 1.8" diameter. I could find nothing wrong with it.
Gorgeous antique sterling silver lid and cut glass ladies vanity jar hallmarked Birmingham 1906 with maker's marks A & LL. The lid is gorgeous with various scrolls and a blank centered cartouche. It has a gold wash on the inside. There are some minor dents and a small cleaning hole. The cut glass is gorgeous with alternating stars and diamonds. The bottom has a star. The jar measures 1.7" high and 1.7" diameter. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. A beautiful jar!
Gorgeous sterling silver lid and screw rim 11 sided ladies vanity jar with dabber. The jar is hallmarked London 1896 with maker's marks O.D. The lid has many scrolls with an elegant initial J in the center of the cartouche and a gold wash inside. The jar measures 3.5" high, 1.6" diameter and the 0.9" diameter for the dabber. There are no chips or cracks. A gorgeous piece!
CONDITION: Very good, with normal wear, tarnishing, and a little minor "denting" (see photos) to the end and side mesh panels; gilt losses on both sides.
Striking and intricate, ANTIQUE CHINESE FILIGREE SILVER CARD CASE, decorated on both front and back, with two raised and attached DRAGONS among raised clouds, within a rectangular basketweave cartouche, the background of which was originally gilt (some of which remains)...