A fine sterling silver cigar holder tube having an engine-turned design and slide off cap. Stamped 925 and Makers Mark and Anchor on tube and inside cap. Measures 7 1/4" long. Very good condition with minor depressions near tip. Wt. 67.7g. A class act waiting for a monogram on cap.
Originally made for fruit circa 1860, today this antique Coin Silver folding knife might become a handy tool for another use. Small and lightweight, one side of the delicate silver engraved handle is monogrammed in script CGT, the other side awaits the initials of a new owner. One fairly sharp blade marked COIN and the other blade used for picking seeds or as a toothpick. The blade can be sharpened to hold an edge that can cut anything easily. Excellent condition, cleaning on request. Measures 3 ...click for details
Function and form prevail with this lovely Continental silver shoe horn. It features a decorative
intricately brite-cut floral pattern enhanced with a centered design bird on a fence. The finish looks like brocade and the sweet design stands out subtly from the silver. Monogrammed JKS brings the past into the present and scalloped edges add even more interest. Measuring 6 7/8" in length x 1 3/4" at the widest point, it weighs 60.8 grams. Unmarked but tested 850. Near perfect condi ...click for details
This handled American coin silver cup was made by William K. Vanderslice in San Francisco, CA, circa 1870, consisting of a simple tapered cylindrical form with rope banding around rim and base. Vanderslice was an early California silversmith, working in the mid 19th century. He became widely acclaimed for his fine silverwork. This cup is marked with his name, San Francisco, makers mark and Pure Coin. The cup measures 3 1/2" high, 4 5/8" across including handle, and weighs a little over ...click for details
A handsome Pairpoint Crystal Inkwell with Sterling Silver top, comprising a round sterling silver beaded lid mounted atop a hand blown round crystal symmetrical bubble pattern base, American, circa 1893. Silver mount marked STERLING and Makers Mark of Goodnow & Jenks, Boston. Size: 3" H x 2 1/2" dia. approx.; Condition is excellent.
Attractive antique sterling engraved Match Safe Case, marked W&H CO. STERLING 1, comprising a rectangular shape with engraved leaf and branch design on the front, Victorian monogram SHR, decorative engraving on back, hinged top. Nice patina of old silver. Shows some wear with pin dots and small indents. May need cleaning. Measures 2 1/4" tall x 1 1/8" wide.
A large highly decorative sterling silver figural-form bonbon spoon, circa 19th C, .950 silver, made in Yokahama Japan for the American market, comprising a full size geisha girl handle holding a parasol, the parasol is the bowl of the spoon. Beautifully executed face, kimono and obi, as well as parasol, this is a perfect example of Victorian cutlery at its finest. Marked on back STERLING. Measurements: 7 1/4" L Wt: 56.4g
Condition is excellent; small pin dot on back.
Fanciful Imperial Russian Silver-Gilt and Niello Picnic Basket-form Minaudiere/Cigarette Case featuring a textured wicker designed basket held together with a niello belt, hinged top, silver link chain, made in Moscow 1895, having gilt wash interior stamped 84 standard, Makers Mark and Assayers Mark in Cyrillic. WT: 4.91 oz Size: 3 1/2"x 2 5/8"; Age appropriate wear, several small pin dots.
This fanciful Art Nouveau style brass desk box was originally made to hold stamps but would be a great place to store a special ring, cufflinks or a secret. Rectangular shaped, standing on four feet, the hinged cover has a centered sunflower surrounded by leaves and vines, two compartments inside, unmarked. Measures 3 in. x 1 5/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. high.
Condition is near perfect.
This magnificent handcrafted Art Nouveau figural brass letter opener is the nicest one I have seen, with intricate detailed "Spirit of Life" maiden wearing a flowing, draped gown, one arm resting on back of head, the other catching her windswept gown, standing on a base of sinewy bark surrounded by clover, circa 1890's, very heavy. Measurements: 10 in. high. Condition is near perfect.