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)...
Tiffany Sterling Antique Ivy Pattern (design introduced C.1870) Soup Ladle. Pattern also known as engraved. Length: 13 inches. Weight: 8 oz.
Rare 19th century Continental Silver biscuit box of rare folding form, C.1890. The box opening to reveal triple lobe sectional `blossom' compartment, rococo inspired repoussé motif of roses and scrolls. Marked with crescent, moon and 800 for Germany C.1890. Makers mark J.V.H. Weight: 55 oz. Measures: 10 x 7.5 inches.
W.M.F Art Nouveau Silver Plate Frame, Germany C.1910. The Frame of large oval shape, decorated with stylised plumage and rosette design with vacant cartouche, centering an oval compartment for photograph. WMF marks. Original back. Measures:10 x 7.5 inches. Interior approximately : 5.5 x 4 inches.
Wilkens & Söhne Silver Basket, Germany C.1895. The basket of deep oval shape, hammered basket weave paneled body, crimped and scalloped interval rim, open heart design handles. Stamped on base with marks for 800 std, screw press maker’s mark for Wilkens & Söhne and order number 109232 for 1895-6. Measures: Approximately 11 x 7 ¾ x 3 inches. Weight: 402.07 grams.
If you're a collector of heart shape dresser jars, you don't want to miss this small unique rare sized one measuring 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" long x 5/8" high. Lovely repousse on the lid with no damage to the glass. American maker mark and "STERLING" along the side edge. I consider the condition excellent with minimal age related wear.
A fine example of classic restraint, this solid silver biscuit box was fashioned in Amsterdam in 1881, the tray produced for it in 1919. (Yes, the biscuits are NutterButters, a secret passion...) Box is about 5-5/8 inches in diameter, three inches high; tray is seven inches in diameter, 3/4 inch high. Weight of the two pieces is about 20 ounces. Superb condition!
Bold and lovely Jungendstil jewel box made by the well-known Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Sweeping Art Nouveau curving elements in relief adorn the surface. An inward-curving hinged cover with a reticulated handle at its top completes the large form. The design is illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 299. Dimensions: 9 3/4" L., 5 3/4" W. 5 1/4" H.
A fancy hand engraved and decorated late Victorian sterling silver napkin ring fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1900. This 7/8" wide tableware piece measures 1-3/4" across the interior, it has the maker's mark for J.H. Hillcox and it weighs 9.7 grams. This item has never been monogrammed and it is in excellent condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
An amusing piece, very nicely modelled with detailed face and feathers. There is a minor dent to the lid, please see photographs.
It bears hallmarks for London 1868 and makers initials which are Richards and Brown (Edward Charles Brown).
This is a very nice example.
Size: 7.5cm Tall
Wonderful sterling silver bowl in the 'Maintenon' pattern by Meriden Britannia, circa 1876. The bowl features a wide rim with fancy border adorned with urns, flowers and swirling filigree, and it has a short trumpeted foot. It measures 10" in diameter and 3" tall, and weighs 14.47 ozT. The bowl is in very good condition.
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