A TSAR NICHOLAS II PERIOD SILVER NAPKIN RING. Russia, St. Petersburg. Circa 1896-1917. Stamped with the silver standard mark 84 and with the city mark for St. Petersburg. Also stamped with an unknown maker's mark. The napkin ring features bright-cut floral and foliate engraving on either side of a banner which has an engraved name "OLGA" in cyrillic. There is a very tiny dent close to the stamped marks otherwise the napkin ring is in excellent condition. The napkin ring measures 1 ...click for details
A rare ART NOUVEAU sterling silver lady's nail file case and file. Switzerland. Circa 1900. The file is stamped: USINES METALLURGIQUES VALLORBE (a Swiss Co. founded in 1899 and major manufacturers of industrial files). The file is housed in an ART NOUVEAU sterling case (not marked) featuring (on both sides) a repousse figure of a woman picking fruit from the branches of an overhanging tree. The file is in excellent condition. The case shows slight loss of detail to the woman's figure oth ...click for details
A lavishly decorated oval ART NOUVEAU silverplated bowl, Forbes Silver Co., Meriden Ct, circa 1895. For maker's mark see enlargement 6. An oval bowl beautifully decorated around the border in the ART NOUVEAU style featuring large raised Poppy flowers, trailing stems and Poppy buds. There is general wear consistent with age and one small area in the well of the dish where the plate has worn but, overall, the piece is in quite good condition. A most attractive example of the Art Nouveau style ...click for details
A sterling silver ceremonial spoon commemorating King Edward V. This spoon is somewhat of a "mystery". It is possibly a reproduction of a very early spoon - its only marks are: BM within a rectangle, lower case "r" in a shield-shaped punch surmounted by a triangular punch containing a device, and a third mark which cannot be identified (see enlargement 5). The spoon has a large oval bowl featuring a very detailed image inside a beaded border of the young King Edward V wearin ...click for details
A salt spoon by Dominick and Haff in the Mazarin pattern, circa 1892. Gadroon edge with an oval and bead decoration on the terminal. Scrolled-edge bowl. Stamped with Dominick and Haff's mark, STERLING, and Pat 92. Measures 3 3/8 inches in length.
A fine sterling silver desk seal, circa 1880. American. Stamped: STERLING. Ornately decorated in a scrolled repousse floral design featuring roses. The circular base is engraved with an initial "M". In very fine condition. Measures 3 3/8 inches in length.
A late 19th century sterling silver desk seal. Circa 1890. Decorated in repousse style with a scroll design. Circular base engraved with the initials A O. Stamped STERLING and with maker's initials D C. Fine condition. Measures 1 1/4 inches in length.