Measurements: 6" x 1/2" at the widest dimension - WEIGHT: 1.3 oz.
Hallmarked with the number 12 and "S.R." I have been unable to identify the country of origin, but I purchased two yad from the same estate and the other was pre-1900 Germany.
The torah pointer or YAD (the Hebrew word for hand) is part of the Jewish ceremony of reading a portion of the torah. It is a decorated rod used in the synagogue to indicate the text of the torah that is being read in the day's service...
Measurements; LID diameter: 2 1/4" - PURSE diameter: 2 7/8" - DEPTH when empty: 3/4"
Marked: Pat. Mar. 25, 1896
The frame of this little purse (sometimes called a "miser's purse") is made of silver over brass. The lid is a very traditional Art Nouveau repousse design showing water lilies, leaves, and curved shell edges topped by a lovely female face with flowing hair entwined within the natural forms...
Measurements: 1/2 troy oz. 800 (Continental) silver - HEIGHT: 1 1/2" - WIDTH: 2" - OVAL BASE: 1 1/4" x 7/8"
European hallmarked miniature with lovely overall repousse design.
No damages or repairs.
Very slight surface abrasions consistent with age and usage.
Measurements: 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 3/8" - WEIGHT: 1/2 oz.
Clearly marked "sterling" but no manufacturer's name.
I date this adorable postage stamp box to the early 1900's. The ring and jump ring suggest that the box was used on a chatelaine. Now it could be used as an unusual pendant or simply carried in a pocket and used to hold pills. Very secure closure.
Arts and Crafts Movement style lettering.
Measurements: 3/4 troy oz. of sterling
1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 2" - DEPTH: 1/16"
Dating to the early 1900's.
Elegant repousse design - almost like wings or the rays of the sun.
Crimping marks on the back of each corner where it was applied to.......?
Photographed unpolished with original patina.***Note: view my two previous items to see other corners and get one idea as to how they may be used.
Measurements: 1 oz. of sterling
5 1/2" long x 1 3/4" when not compressed - width of handle: 1/2" tapering to 1/4"
The hallmarks indicate 19th century, London. The maker's mark is possibly John Harvey.
Designed with hand engraving on all outside surfaces. No monogram in the cartouche.
As always, photographed unpolished.
An elegant addition to any table service.
Measurements: 6 3/8" x 3" x 3/8" depth
Weight: 41.1 grams
Clearly marked with the Shiebler "S" with double wings and the word "sterling" - also the number 9597.
The gold wash (vermeil) over the silver is in good condition considering the age of this pin tray. Silver shows through at some of the high spots, but disappears when the piece is polished...
Measurements: 4.1 ounces of American coin silver
2 serving spoons marked Bigelow & Bros.
4 teaspoons marked Chas. T. Emery.
Spoons are all engraved with the name M.O. Lawrence.
The style of these spoons is referred to as "fiddle head" and, though the maker's are not the same, the design is almost identical.
Bigelow & Bros. and Emery were Boston silver companies operating in the early 1800's.
Measurements: 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" @ 2 1/4 oz. of silver
Hallmarks indicate Dutch/Netherlands origin with 2 date marks: one is an "M" for 1845; the second is found on the tongue of the buckle and is an Old English style "D" for 1885. (The second mark is not shown in the photos.)
Undamaged and without repairs. Shown unpolished.
The design is a casting of a series of urns, women in fancy headdresses, and laurel leaves with fancy scrollwork all around.
Measurements: 2 troy oz. of silver.
2" tall x 1 3/8" diameter base and 1 1/2" tall x 1 " diameter base. Hallmarked on the inside and outside of each goblet and under the bases.
Matching hand engraved designs.
Unpolished and without repairs.
2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Marked "Sterling" without hallmarks. Dating to 1850 -1910. Tight closure (needed to keep matches dry and safe.) Match safe closes with an audible snap.
One tiny dimple on the back and slight dents to the front - consistent with age and usage.
Photos 2 and 3 exaggerate the marks to make them more visible than they are.
Measurements: Total diameter: 1 1/2" Diameter of coin: 1 1/8" Weight of coin: 15 grams of .900 silver
In very good overall condition except for two missing tabs which hold the coin into the frame. Even with the two tabs gone, the coin is solidly held in place.
The coin is in very good condition: crisp and clean with very little wear.
Information on this 1901 coin is that it is a commemorative showing Wilhelm Koenig and his wife Augusta...