A Chinese hallmarked silver snuff bottle, circa 1900. Each side with floral decoration. Condition is excellent. Dimensions: Height 2 7/8", Width 1 3/4".
A Bronze Jewel Box, Germany circa 1900
The rectangular box with hinged lid sits above a conforming case. The lid and body are decorated in relief with playful putti and scrolling foliage. The verso is stamped with a logo and the word “GERMANY.” The lid has a tab that locks in place. The interior of the box is lined in red velvet...
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...
Vienna Secession design frame made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Fabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Reticulated circular and geometric patterns enhance the curving top. Josef Hoffmann inspired spiral forms adorn the rectangular frames corner supports. Nice size for today's modern era photos. Firm's marks upon the bottom edge. Dimensions: 6 1/8" H, 8 1/2" W, 4" H, 5 3/4" W Photo.
Stunning high Art Nouveau design! A reticulated whiplash form support in each corner upholds the jewel box. Interlacing sweeping vines and Art Nouveau florals are in relief upon the top and all sides. Extraordinary to have survived with it's original key. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metalwaren Faberik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated page 289 in the firm's well known 1906 catalogue. Marks beneath, Dimensions: 2 3/4" H, 4 1/2" W, 6 3/4" L.
A pair of Continental silver roosters, circa 1920. Condition is excellent. There are no hallmarks, but they test silver. Dimensions: Height 4 1/2", Width 4".
Gorgeous hand hammered repousse silver vanity hand mirror. This is from Peru in the colonial style and dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. The silver is hammered from a thin sheet and hand cut to fit the wooden backing and protect the mirror. The wood is Andean hardwood – possibly mahogany. There are two pieces of silver … one at the top of the mirror and one fitted to the handle. The silver has two marks on the handle (see photo): PERU and 925...
Gorgeous hand hammered repousse silver mirror / vanity tray. This is from Peru in the colonial style and dates to the early to mid 20th century. The silver is hammered from a thin sheet and hand cut to fit the wooden backing and protect the mirror. There is a second thin piece of silver wrapped around the frame edge. The wood is Andean hardwood – possibly mahogany. The silver has two marks (see photo): PERU and 925...
Gorgeous hand hammered repousse silver frame. This is from Peru in the colonial style and dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. The silver is hammered from a thin sheet and hand cut to fit the wooden backing. The wood is a dark Andean hardwood – possibly mahogany. The silver has two marks on the bottom right (see photo): maker’s mark is NP in a diamond and “800.” The frame measures about 10 x 11-3/4 inches and fits a 5-3/4 x 7-3/4 inch image. Excellent condition.
Gorgeous hand hammered repousse silver frame. This is from Peru in the colonial style and dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. The silver is hammered from a thin sheet and hand cut to fit the wooden backing. The wood is Andean hardwood – possibly mahogany. The silver has three marks on the bottom right (see photo) but they are mostly worn off. I can vaguely make out “925.” The frame measures about 11 x 13-3/4 inches and fits a 7 x 9 inch image...
This wonderful wooden box is fitted with a lid trimmed in sterling silver and topped with an antique Chancay animal figural textile fragment under glass. The box is carved from a single piece of Andean hardwood – possibly mahogany – and measures 2 x 2 x 1 7/8 inches tall. The hand hammered silver on the rim of the lid is unmarked, but surely sterling or close to it...
Elie Jean Vézien (French, 1890-1982)
Bronze medal of St. Thérèse
1.5” x 3.5”
Vézien was born in Marseilles in 1890. He
studied with Coutan and Carli and exhibited
at the Salon des Artistes Français beginning
in 1921. Like many artists he accepted commissions
for religious projects and his sculptures can be
found in Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille and
Sain-Jean-d-Latran in Rome...
Remarkable in detail! This bronze finish metal plaque of Sulieman the Great immediately captures the eye.
Executed in profile, at the height of his triumphs, he is shown wearing a handsome helmet which today, is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum.
Artist signed but partially obscured, as shown. Wear and slight corrosion to the finish at the bottom edge. Mounting hole in each corner.
A magnificently hand chased and engraved sterling silver coin purse in a most unusual shape. Dates circa 1875. When opened are 2 slots for coins and a compartment for folded bills or notes on the left. On the right is an oval frame that may have held a photo or mirror. The purse closes perfectly and it has a mesh wrist strap attached. The case measures about 4" long x 2" wide...
A fine and beautiful pair of Victorian sterling silver salts circa 1865. Each square in form and decorated in a Renaissance Revival Style with winged cherubs surrounded by scrolling vines and flowers. Between the cherubs are two types of facial masks, the first a female with projecting hair and the second, a male with a head draped with an animal skin hood. The salts rest on ionic capitals which form the feet. They are stamped " English Sterling". The maker is John Wendt of New York. The number ...
Sterling silver frame. Made by Tiffany in New York, ca. 1910. Rectangular with raised strapwork and linear ornament. The pattern (no. 17695B) was first produced in 1910. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. Excellent condition with crisp corners and nice patina.
Dimensions: Frame: H 10 x W 7 ½ in. Window: H 8 1/3 x W 5 7/8 in. BL263
Sterling silver novelty shot glass in form of thimble. Made by Simons Bros. in Philadelphia. Tapering sides and beaded and molded rim. Allover honeycomb to bottom part. Plain band at top with engraved phrase “Only a thimble full.” A jokey piece by a firm that started out making real thimbles. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x D 1 ¾ in. Weight: 1.2 troy ounces. LZ
Pair of George V Neoclassical sterling silver candlesticks. Made in 1926 by Hawksworth Eyre in Sheffield, England for JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Each: straight and tapering shaft on stepped foot. Urn socket with detachable bobeche. Twisted fluting, beading, and acanthus leaves. A fine revival design for the American market. A few tiny dings and dents. Otherwise condition is very good. Hallmark includes phrase “Made in England for J.E. Caldwell & Co.”
Dimensions: H 10 ¼ x D 4 2/...