Superb little gilt brass oval frame with an applied ornate open work and floral motif. Great late-Victorian / Art Nouveau design. The frame measures about 6 3/8 inches tall x 3 3/4 inches wide. The opening is about 5 1/4 inches tall x 2 3/8 inches wide. The metal back has a wire easel that is marked - Pat. App’d For - on the hinge. Glass included. Excellent condition.
This berry or strawberry fork was introduced by Frank M. Whiting in 1894. It is a delicate three-tined fork, beautifully decorated on both sides. Marked on the back: Pat’d Feb.13, ’94 / Sterling / F. Whiting logo. Overall length is 4 7/8 inches. Excellent condition.
This is a fantastic Scandinavian sterling silver tea strainer that is from around 1900 (time period 1890-1920, I think). This is a relatively heavy piece (1.8 Troy ounces/56 grams) and it is profusely decorated. The applied, cast handle has a superb two-sided image of a Dutch lady holding a basket. The wide rim has foliate scrolls all over. The bowl is undecorated.
There are four hallmarks, that are located on the rim...
Beautifully crafted bronze dog figure with original patination. Every muscle and skeletal detail carefully delineated. Unmarked, but most probably Austrian, c1900. Measures about 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Excellent condition.
Nicely made hollow handled lemon fork. The handle is sterling but the fork end appears to be heavy silver plate. This is an unusual piece. Overall length is 6 inches. Marked: Sterling. Very good condition, with minor dents in the handle and some wear to the back of the fork.
Beautiful grape pattern on this slender handled pickle fork in the Verona pattern from R. Blackinton & Co. The pattern was started in 1905. This is an unusual piece. The grape pattern is rendered on both front and back of the handle. Overall length is 8 1/4 inches. Marked: Sterling. Excellent condition.
This is a fantastic silver tea strainer from the Netherlands in the early 1900s (time period 1903-1928, I think). This is a relatively heavy piece (1.87 Troy ounces/58 grams) and it is profusely decorated. The reinforced cast handle has birds, scrolls, horses, a crown and a cartouche that is not monogrammed. The wide rim has foliate scrolls all over...
Gorgeous sterling silver Victorian 2-piece fish set from the late-1880s. Made by Tiffany & Co. during the Edward Moore period (1873-1891). The set consists of an elaborate large fish knife server and a equally elaborate fish serving fork.
This is marked: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pat.1885 M. The fish knife measures about 12 inches; the fork about 9 1/4 inches. Total weight is about 10.57 Troy ounces. No monograms...
This is a lovely, delicate pair of round screw-on earrings made from seed pearl beads that are threaded individually using horsehair onto a mother-of-pearl backing which is attached to a gilded brass (or silver) frame. The round florette of each earring is about 11/16 inch across. Excellent condition.
This is a beautiful huge Victorian sterling silver chocolate muddler or long serving spoon. The squarish bowl has a long thin handle. Perfect for stirring up a pot of chocolate. This gorgeous graceful piece was made by Towle starting in 1912. The Mary Chilton pattern is a highly collected design and the chocolate muddler is rare. It does have an M monogram (and priced accordingly).
This is marked: 925/1000 plus Pat.1912/the Towle hallmark/Sterling...
This crystal vanity bottle has a pattern of cut panels and ribbing. The crystal jar is about 2-1/2 inches across and 2 inches tall. The sterling silver lid has a wonderful scrolling repousse design with a monogram. The lid just pushes on with a snug fit. Marked: Whiting Silver Mfg. Co. lion logo + Sterling/Pat 1893 + 3905/113 + 925/1000 Fine. Excellent condition.
This strawberry fork was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in the late-1800s. This is probably one of the most sought after pieces. It is a strawberry fork in the Strawberry pattern! Beautifully decorated on both sides. Marked on the back: T. & Co. /Stg. Overall length is 4 3/8 inches. Excellent condition.
I have listed two of these for sale.
Superb little rectangular brass frame with applied roses on all four sides. Great Arts & Crafts design. The frame measures about 4 inches tall x 2 5/8 inches wide with a 1/4 inch border. The opening is about 3 1/2 inches tall x 2 3/16 inches wide. The metal back slides open and has an A-frame easel that can be changed to be either vertical or horizontal by removing a pin. There is also a ring for hanging. Glass included. Excellent condition.
This is a late Victorian belt buckle with a scrolling vine design. The piece is made of three sheets of stamped and pierced steel. The top two sheets (one of each half of the piece) are formed to the shape of faceted beads and polished. These are attached to the lower piece with 22 faceted cut steel studs. Unmarked, but probably French. Measures about 3 1/8 x 3 inches. Excellent condition, with a wonderful patina and just a tiny hint of rust.
This is a lovely ceramic basket in a pale green luster. It has a cute little putto on one side and a spray of carnations on the other. The decorations are decals, with hand painted gold accents around the cherub. The basket has a highly textured, woodland design. I believe this is 19th century German, but it is not marked. The condition is excellent – no cracks or repairs – but the surface luster has some wear and there is one fleabite chip that is hardly noticeable...
This Victorian silver plated tea pot made by Brittania Metal Company (aka Van Bergh Silver Plate Co.) of Rochester, New York. Wonderfully chased with a scrolling floral decoration. Probably quadruple plate. This is marked: Britannia Metal Co./Made in USA/1926. Measures about 5 1/2 inches tall. It has a few small worn areas and a few dings, otherwise excellent condition.
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Superb little oval brushed Continental silver frame with a Bakelite easel back. The frame measures about 2 inches tall x 1 1/2 inches wide. Marked on the side of the brushed silver frame: 800/star 336 FI. Excellent condition.
Superb little sterling silver frame. Marked on the back of the foot Sterling / 141. The frame measures about 2 inches in diameter with a 3/16-inch border. The opening is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The easel back is fabric covered. Glass included. Excellent condition.