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?)...
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.
Sterling Silver master butter in Audubon pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. Stainless steel blace. Hallmarked. Great definition and patina.
Length: 7 in. BL392
Clear cut-glass flask with sterling silver collar and cover. Made by S. Cottle in New York, ca. 1900. Glass has cut and faceted diaper pattern. Bun cover is threaded and cork lined. On top is scroll cartouche (vacant). Hallmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 4 ¾ x W 2 ½ x D 1 in. BI666
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.
George VI sterling silver pocket purse. Made by Boots Pure Drug Co. in Birmingham in 1942. Rectangular and hinged with round corners. Engraved reeded stripes. Applied circular cartouche (vacant). Interior has leather pockets. With ring. A nice piece of wartime silver. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with attractive period wear.
Dimensions: H 3 ½ x W 2 ¼ in. Weight (with leather): 1.9 troy ounces. BI255
Midcentury sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow bowl mounted to scrolled and open ribbon support. The bowl is plain, though the support is reflected in the bowl underside – a witty example of illusion. Hallmark includes pattern no. 23428. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 ¾ x D 11 ½ in. Weight: 30.6 troy ounces.BI732
Sterling silver basket. Made by Graff,Washbourne & Dunn in New York. Circular well with concave sides and flared ends with molded rim. Rests on spread circular foot. C-scroll stationary handle. Pierced scrollwork on body and handle. Heraldic cartouches on sides and ovoid cartouche on handle (all vacant). Hallmark includes no. 1680 and retailer’s name Foster & Co.
Dimensions: H 7 x W 5 ¾ x D 3 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. BI730