Sterling silver letter opener with tortoise shell handle. An elaborate scrolling mount separates the handle from the opener. Hallmarks: John Gilbert, Birmingham 1862. 1 1/4" W., 8 1/2" L.
Elegant quality and design. Tortoise-shell handle with blonde highlights is inlaid with sterling silver. The urn and pendant floral design has hand-chased detail. Back of handle is all silver. Hallmarks: William Briggs, Sheffield 1888. 3 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Antique English silver plate cruet set.
Fine set of Twelve Alvin sterling napkin rings in fine condition.
A fine pair of Sheffield Silver Candlesticks by Mathew Boulton c.1790. Boulton a famed English inventor and manufacturer of fine Sheffield Silver Plate. Each candle stick is hall marked with the Boulton touch mark. Measuring 8.5" T x 4.5"W. in very good condition some copper showing through.
Here is a sweet spoon by Unger Brothers, signed with their maker’s mark and hallmark, and “COPYRIGHT 1904”. The pattern is called Jonquil. Jonquil is the flower for those born in March, representing happiness and friendship. It measures 4-1/2”, and the bowl of the spoon is just short of 2” across. It has a nice patina, a monogrammed M or W and is in overall very good condition...
835 fine silver snuffbox made by the Wilhelm Binder workshop in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany circa 1910. The ten-panel geometric form with beaded detail is boldly reminiscent of Josef Hoffmann Vienna Secession design. A coffee and tea service with similar design elements by Wilhelm Binder is in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Dimensions: 3/4" H., 2 1/8" W.
Vienna Secession design candlesticks made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. Dome form bases support geometric columns with beaded Secession elements. Half-rounded candle cups complement base design. Firm's marks upon bases. 10 3/4" H.
Very fine Art Nouveau wine jug made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast figure of a mermaid forms the undulating handle. Her tall fins merge with applied reticulated foliates in relief upon the tall form. A curving hinged cover with applied reticulated vine completes this extraordinary example by this highly regarded workshop. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 138. Marks upon handle. 15" H.
Antique petite sterling silver lid with cut glass ladies vanity jar. The sterling silver lid is hallmarked Birmingham 1898, with maker's marks G & S. It has scrolls and ribbon like designs with a blank center cartouche that can be personalized. The inside of the lid has a gold wash. The cut glass is in the hobnail design with a star on the bottom. It is quite petite measuring 1.5" high and 1.25" across. The glass has no chips or cracks and the silver has a couple of minor dents...
A fine pair of English Sheffield plate three light candelabra, circa 1830. Condition is very good. Dimensions: Height 19 1/2", Width 17".
Midcentury sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow and ovoid bowl on flared foot. Bowl ends terminate in fluted mounts that loop around to bowl underside. Hallmark includes pattern no. 23347. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 16 1/4 x W 8 in. Weight: 27 troy ounces. BL431
George III sterling silver toast rack. Made by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard in London before 1822. Seven partitions of joined double ovals mounted to rectangular frame with rounded corners, gadrooned rim, and central stretcher. Four monopodia supports with lion’s head. Ovoid handle with double-sided engraved armorial and open ring. Maker’s mark and George III duty mark. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 6 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 9.1 troy ounces. BI899
American sterling silver mint julep cup, ca. 1950. Straight and tapering sides, and reeded rim and foot. Hallmarked S A Selbert / Sterling / 3759. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 3 in. Weight: 3.9 troy ounces. BL622
Frosted clear glass decanter with sterling silver base. Made by Sheffield Silver Co. in Brooklyn, New York, ca. 1920. Cylindrical with scroll handle and shaped v-spout. Frosted flowers and scrolls. Stepped and raised foot with raised gadrooning. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 11 x W 6 3/4 x D 4 in. BL403
Chinese export silver teapot. Made by Wang Hing in Hong Kong, ca. 1900. Globular body, hinged and flat cover with lobed finial. Scroll bamboo handle, and s-scroll bamboo spout. Body encircled with scary scaly dragon. Hallmarked maker’s monogram WH, alloy 90, and Chinese characters. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 10 x D 5 1/4 in. Weight: 19 troy ounces. BL536
Victorian sterling silver vase. Made by William Hutton & Sons in Sheffield in 1900. Straight and tapering sides, and raised foot. Molded petal rim and molded scalloped foot rim. Chased and twisting foliage and gadroons. At top is foliate band on stippled ground. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 8 2/3 x W 4 x D 4 in. Weight: 11.5 troy ounces. Weight: 11.5 troy ounces. BL417
Pair of Victorian sterling silver salt and pepper shakers. Made by John S. Beresford in London in 1887. Each in form of covered vase. Baluster body on flat and round foot. Dome cover with acorn finial. Engraved flutes on body and pointille on foot. Cover has foliate piercing and beaded and reeded rim. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 1 1/2 in. Total weight: 2.5 troy ounces. BG793