Five piece Odiot silver serving set is from Sarah Bernhardt's personal collection. It has her monogram in vermeil on the handle of each piece.
A lovely first standard (950/1000) silver tastevin, the bottom inset with a 1658 silver coin depicting the youthful image of Louis XIV surrounded by text translated as “Louis XIV, by grace of God, King of France and Navarre.” The sides of the tastevin a decorated with clusters of grapes and elegantly curved godrons in the style typical of Orfevre Parrod. Coin inserts, however, are unusual in Parrod tastevins. The handle is worked in a simplified snake motif typical of Dijon...
A lovely, fully cast figural maiden rises above a four-section, undulating, floriform Art Nouveau tray. Designed by Albert Mayer in Germany circa 1900. The alluring figure represents a flower emerging from the earth. Among the finest forms created by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik), illustrated on page 342 in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue. Signed beneath. 10 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H.
Lovely enameled sterling silver Art Nouveau pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop. The naturalistic design with complementing drop suspensions is lushly enameled in royal blues and iridescent greens. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester, 1909
A Victorian Aesthetic silver plated hot water pot by Reed & Barton 1876. This 9-1/4" tall pot is stamped with the Reed & Barton mark, the 2764 pattern number and the patent date of Feb. 1, 1876. It has fine floral high relief feet and floral bands plus hand tooling and a pebbled finish on the top panel. It has a hinged lid with a tight spout cover and the finial is a basket with flowers and it would make a fine syrup pitcher...
A Victorian silver plate rolltop butter dish or server in the Aesthetic style from the 1880s. This antique beauty was made by Meriden and it has all of the hallmarks of quality and Victorian style and mechanical complexity. It has a pedestal base, a handle with floral decoration, high relief borders and a roll top with a pressed floral design. The rolling lid rests on two pins secured with a chained pinion and there are mounts on each side for a pair of butter knives...
Extraordinary silver snuff box fashioned as an embossed leather-bound book. Gilded sides have minute detail to look like pages. Design is complete as it appears on all sides of the unusual book form. Gilded within. Marked 800 Fine Silver. Made by Anton Weiss in Pforzheim, circa 1900. 1 7/8" W., 3" L., 1/2" H.
Pair of English sterling silver sugar casters by Edward Barnard and Sons, London, 1900. Octagonal shape caster raised on stepped foot, domed pierced lid with finial. With Edward Barnard & Sons hallmark, lion passant, leopard's head, and date letter for "1900". The crest of Meldrum is on the front of each caster, a dexter hand holding a book, with the motto "Mens Immota Manet" - the mind remains steadfast.
Pair of Odiot silver salt cellars, it is marked "8201 Odiot AParis", stamped with the O above an oil lamp, with No. 335 and 144 lightly marked below (1825-1894). The silver needs to be polished, but they are in very good condition.
George III silver wine funnel with the mark of Peter and Ann Bateman, London, 1790
Of typical form, the funnel with a reeded border, the detachable strainer with basin pierced in the form of a flower, fully marked below the top edge of the basin, marked with maker's mark and lion passant on the strainer.
Sterling silver bowl. Made by S. Kirk & Son Co. in Baltimore, ca 1910. Round with plain well. Sides have alternating concave and convex with floral repousse on stippled ground. Attractive innovation in the Baltimore tradition. Hallmark includes no. 15. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x D 9 in. Weight: 12 troy ounces. BO523
Sterling silver preserve spoon in Vine pattern (popularly known as Fruits and Flowers). Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Handle decorated with raspberries on stippled ground. Ornament double sided. Bowl scalloped with gilt interior. Hallmarked. Very good condition and patina.
Length: 7 1/8 in. Weight: 1.5 troy ounces. BM633
Sterling silver flask with golf theme. Made by Unger Bros. in Newark, ca 1910. Gently curved sides and concave bottom. Hinged and cork-lined bun cover. Raised scene with caddy standing to attention while readying the next club. Bucolic course with trees and lane in background. On back script monogram. A great gift for the sportsman. Hallmarked. Nice condition and patina.
Dimensions: H 5 3/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 1 1/8 in. Weight: 3.7 troy ounces. BM652
Unusual and modern sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1915. Wide mouth with tapering sides and pinched and rolled rim. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18941 (first produced in 1915) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x D 7 in. Weight: 10 troy ounces. BO526
Brilliant-cut glass punchbowl with sterling silver rim. Made by Redlich in New York, ca 1890. Bowl has curved sides with allover cut ornament. Rim turned-down with applied scrolls and flowers including daisies and chrysanthemum. Gilded Age design with a touch of Japonesque. Hallmark includes no. 211. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 7/8 x D 16 1/4 in. BM190
Smart sterling silver trinket box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1902. Round with straight sides. Cover has slightly curved and overhanging top. Box and cover interior gilt. Hallmark includes pattern no. 8856 (first produced in 1885) and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 3.1 troy ounces. BO472
Japonesque sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York in 1887. Baluster body, undulating rim, and c-scroll handle with soft graduated notches. Acid-etched aquatic scene with fish darting among the plants swaying in the whiplash current. Rare and beautiful. Hallmark includes year and no. 84. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 7 7/8 x W 7 1/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 28.2 troy ounces. BM645
Sterling silver bowl in Clover pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Round. Rim turned-down and scrolled and ornamented with clover. A nice small-scale version of the historic pattern. Hallmark includes pattern no. 13780 (first produced in 1898) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Fine patina and definition.
Dimensions: H 2 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 9.5 troy ounces. BO514