Late 19th / Early 20th Century Nutcracker Press - Table Screw with floral decoration throughout the metal. The handle has a walnut on each end (pictured on pg. 129 in "The Art & Character of Nutcrackers" by Arlene Wagner). The underside of the base is marked S. SILVERBERG MFG.CO. WASH, D.C.
From the Arts & Crafts period, a silver patina vase with a sterling overlay design of 3 swans in the water. The swans are in 3 different positions. The work is that of a line called "Silver Crest" made by the Smith Metal Arts Company when many of the Heintz metal workers left the Heintz Art Metal Shop and founded the Smith Metal Arts Company in 1919. This piece is acid etched with a silver bronze finish for which the company was known. ...click for details
Presented is a FRADLEY STERLING SILVER TEA BASKET BALL (spout strainer,bucket, teaball, tea ball, infuser) embellished with repousse designs. It is marked on the bottom JULIUS C. WALK (the retailer), STERLING, and the trade mark for J.F. FRADLEY & CO.
Measurements: Diameter of the top is 1 7/8." The basket portion measures ...click for details
UNGER BROTHERS desk or pin tray with a golfer in the center and Art Nouveau beast faces around the edge. Measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Marked with the Unger Bros logo on the back with STERLING, 925 FINE in a circle around the mark. Great condition - no dings, dents or repairs. Whether you are a golf, Art Nouveau or Unger collector, this is one fabulous piece!
A sensational STERLING SILVER MATCH SAFE of a nude woman with Art Nouveau floral repousse decoration surrounding her. This piece is made by Gorham, circa 1895. It measures 1 1/4" wide by 2 1/5" in length. It is marked on the lip with the Gorham logo & STERLING; the rear lip is marked B2147. The back also has floral decoration and a cartouche that is monogrammed. The closing mechanism is nice and tight making just the right snapping sound when closed. There are no dings or dents. E ...click for details