Embossed around the body with writhing serpents depicting elephant like heads. The rear foot finial has a head resembling a duck as has the handle. Standing on scrolling feet. The whole is shaped as an ancient drinking horn and there is a vacant cartouche to the front. The screw top is pierced with star and stylised bat like shapes surround by a chain decoration...
A lovely set of matching single struck Victorian dessert spoons bearing the hallmarks for Exeter 1849 made by William Rawlings Sobey
Total Weight: 249g on kitchen scales
sterling silver porringer. Made by Goodnow & Jenks for Bigelow, Kennard, both in Boston, ca 1900. Curved sides, flared rim, and foot ring. Symmetrical and openwork handle in shaped frame with scrolled mounts. A modernized turn-of-the-century version of a traditional (Colonial) form. Hallmark includes maker's and retailer's names and no. 30.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 7 1/4 x D 5 1/2 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. BM364
Sterling silver bowl with chrysanthemum motif. Made by Woodside in New York, ca. 1900. Round well and lobed and turned-down rim with applied flowers. A nice example of the enduring popularity of this Japanese motif. Hallmark includes no. 176. Excellent condition. Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x D 6 1/2 in. Weight: 4.8 troy ounces.
Clear glass flask in sterling silver cage. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1908. Top part of cage has fine weave. Bottom part is solid and detachable with gilt interior. Short neck has silver collar with hinged and cork-lined bun cover. Lady's size - fits a small gloved hand. Perfect for discreet medicinal nips. Hallmark includes date symbol and no. D2172. Very good condition with
Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x W 2 3/4 x D 1 1/4 in. BO115
A fine example of mid-Victorian Naturalism. This is a silver plated egg stand in the form of tree branches, with the English registry mark for 1871. This set consists of the four silver plated 2-3/8" high eggcups and the cast metal 5-1/2" tall handled base with branches and leaves. The base measures 4-1/2" across, it has branch supports for four spoons (not present), and it has the registry mark on the bottom...
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern letter or paper rack. The two-section holder depicts signs of the zodiac in detail relief. Impressed marks upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1009. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 23. 2 1/2" D., 9 1/2" W., 6 1/2" H.
German 800 silver casket box, ca. 1900. Rectangular with hinged cover and supports in form of cherub terminating in capped scroll mounted to chamfered corners. Raised friezes with gamboling and music-making cherubs bordered by floral garlands. On cover armorial carouche with engraved coronet. Sumptuous and heavy.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 10 3/4 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 55 troy ounces. BM193
Austrian silver snuffbox, ca. 1865. Shaped box with flat hinged cover. Sides have engraved wave ornament in frames. On cover scrolled frame with more wave ornament and oval frame (vacant) bordered by scrolls. Box and cover interior gilt. On underside wave ornament alternating with plain band and rectangular frame (vacant). Hallmarked. Very good condition with nice definition and patina.
Dimensions: H 1 x W 3 1/4 x D 1 1/2 in. Weight: 2.3 troy ounces. BM348
An Owari sukashi- style iron tsuba with a rich, dark, purplish patina to the iron, a simple yet elegant arrangement of feathered fans its main imagery. With delicate but precise incised detailing, each feather is carefully delineated, enhancing the beauty of its fan...
Art Nouveau trivet with silver overlay, ca. 1900. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York, ca 1900, for JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Circular clear glass with silver overlay: solid center with script monogram bordered by symmetrical whiplash ornament. Hallmark includes maker’s and retailer’s names and no. 2669.
Diameter: 6 in. BD702
Antique trivet with silver overlay, ca 1910. Circular clear glass with silver overlay: central trellis surrounded by trefoils and scrolls. Hallmarked “sterling.” Excellent condition.
Diameter 7 in. BM208
Antique sterling silver baby cup with nursery rhyme motif. Curved bowl, flared rim, and scroll handle. Scrolled frame with children on seesaw and phrase “See saw Margery Daw sold her bed and lay upon straw.” Hallmarked “Sterling-A.” Condition: minor handle dings. Otherwise very good.
Dimensions: H 2 ¼ x W 4 ¼ x D 3 ½ in. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. BG677
Fancy sterling silver bowl. Made by Durgin in Concord, New Hampshire, ca. 1900. Interior has alternating twisted lobes and foliate. Wavy rim with applied scrolls and foliage. Dynamic and tactile. Hallmark includes no. 1837. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 2/3 x W 10 x D 9 1/4 in. Weight: 12 troy ounces. BM185
Arts & Crafts hammered sterling silver photo frame made by Clemens Friedell of Pasadena, California, circa 1915. Friedell was a noted craftsman who created finely chased silver for Gorham's Martele line in the early 1900's before opening his own studio. Elaborate chased monogram upon the frame's bottom. Dimensions: 9 1/4" W., 12" H frame; 6 7/8" W., 8 7/8" H. photo
Sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Oval window with flat and engraved border of flowers and scrollwork. Tubular cartouche (vacant). For vertical display. With glass, silk lining, and stained wood back and hinged support. Hallmark includes pattern (no. 13316D) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Very good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: Frame: H 8 7/8 x W 6 1/2 in. Window: H 7 1/2 x W 5 1/4 in. BM215
Magnificent classical sterling silver trophy cup on pedestal. Made by Garrard in London in 1919.
The cup has a curved and tapering bowl on short knopped stem terminating in round foot with chased foliage mounted to plain base. Reeded bracket handles with bearded face mounts. Vertical leaves applied to bottom part and egg-and-dart ornament on knop. Dome cover has chased foliage borders and figural finial in form of winged drapery-clad nymph holding a laurel wreath...
This lovely George III style salts are of unusually large size.
They have their original Bristol blue glass linings and bear the hallmarks for Birmingham 1871 and maker’s initials JB and GB Jonas and George Brown.
Both are in good condition one small dent can be seen.
Weight 146g excluding liners