Pair of George III sterling silver candlesticks. Made by John Scofield in London in 1779. Each: tapering pillar on raised square foot; urn socket with detachable bobeche. Applied ornament with ribbon-tied paterae, ram’s head-mount swags, leaves, and beading. Super fashionable Neoclassicism by a noted maker. Armorial engraved on foot. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 13 x W 5 x 5 in. Weighted. #BT873
This Economy Patch quilt is perfect in every way. The condition is exactly as it was when it was made nearly 150 years ago. The piecing is exquisite. In addition to the very small Economy Patch blocks, the maker finished the body of the quilt with Birds in the Air. Three corners have Evening Stars. The outer border is a Wild Goose Chase pattern with Four Patch corner blocks. The solid yellow used throughout is an unusual and very pleasing color.
Measurements are 76" x 80"...
Pair of Edwardian Classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca. 1910. Each: Ovoid with faceted, and tapering shaft, stepped foot, and faceted and bellied socket. Fully marked including pattern no. 17659 (first produced in 1910) and director's letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 3/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 5/8 in. Weighted. #BQ808
French 950 silver inkwell on stand, ca 1910. Straight sides with vertically applied strapwork bands; curved bottom and raised foot. Cover hinged and domed with flower-head finial. Gadrooned rims. Interior has engraved curvilinear border and clear-glass liner. Mounted to oval curvilinear stand with ornamental border. Fully marked including maker’s stamp CG. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 9 3/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Weight (without glass): 15.5 troy ounces. #BT381
Art Nouveau red glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1886. Globular with short neck and flat everted rim. Stopper globular. Tight and dense overlay with flower heads and rolling scrolls. Scalloped borders. Scrolled cartouche with interlaced script monogram. Glass red except stopper plug, which is clear. Fully marked including patent year 1886 and no. S682. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x D 4 in. #BT185
Irish Edwardian Georgian sterling silver trophy cup, 1906. Girdled urn with faceted and capped flying double-scroll side handles and domed foot. Traditional Classicism with lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including Dublin assay stamp and maker’s mark WE. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 10 3/8 x W 10 7/8 x D 6 1/4 in. Weight: 29 troy ounces. #BR677
Japonesque sterling silver soap box. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1884. Oval and tabbed with hinged and tabbed cover. Double-sided and acid-etched ornament: Vegetation (blossoming and fruiting branches) and animals (bird and camel). Ground has stipple-style irregularity and scattered abstract ornament. Interior gilt. Fully marked including no. 385 and date letter. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. Weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BQ303
Swiss 935 silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved sides and hinged cover. On cover is a triple equestrian portrait: Three horses with erect ears and alert eyes wait patiently for the reins to tighten. A colorful fur medley in white, black, and brown. Marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 4 troy ounces. #BT874
Chinese Export silver picture frame, ca 1910. Rectangular window in substantial bamboo-style surround. Leafing branch applied to lower right corner. With glass, silk lining, and silver wire back and hinged support. Maker’s mark (possibly Wing Nam & Co.) and Chinese characters. Very good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 3/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 5 7/8 x W 4 in. #BT304
Art Nouveau sterling silver bud vase. Made by George W. Shiebler & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Round and tapering body with crimped neck and wide ovalish mouth. Flowering volute-scroll wire handles applied to sides and continue scrolling and flowering on body Fully marked including maker’s stamp, "The CB Starr" stamp, and no. 5516. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 5/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 1/2 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BT863
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Conical with overhanging bowl mouth. Dense overlay in form of entwined and scrolling tendrils and big flower heads with languid, overlapping petals. Glass is dark green. Fully marked and numbered G3458. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 10 1/8 x D 6 in. #BT860
Set of 4 French Belle Epoque crystal and silver vase candelabra, ca 1890. Each: Lobed baluster crystal vase with wraparound silver leafing, each terminating in single leaf-wrapped socket with petal wax pan. More leafing applied to rim. Open strapwork foot applied with pell-mell leaves. Substantial and rarefied. Crystal by Baccarat. Silver fully marked including André Aucoc maker’s stamp. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 16 x W 10 7/8 x D 9 1/4 in. #BS172
Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Ovoid with short inset neck and flared rim; foot round and gently raised. Rim to foot overlay with cutout scrolled reveals heightened with engraving. Glass is green. Fully marked and numbered V668/4. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 14 1/4 x D 4 3/4 in. #BT562
A rare writing box made of papier-maché with polychrome and gold decoration under a lacquer varnish showing different Hindu gods as Hanuman, Krishna etc. Condition: traces of usage, wear, lacquer and further small losses, some cracking. Dimension: c. 28.5 x 9.5 x 7.7 cm.
A male genitalia votive of glass, three double phalli of frit or faiance and two phalli of glass, each pierced for suspension or with loop, Roman, 1st-3rd century A.D.
A nice lot 1-3 cm. incl. a wonderful intact amulet in bronze wearable! Others mostly intact.
G.H. Collection, London, before 1988.
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 AD.
A white-slipped terracotta bowl with a rounded base, curved walls, a deep interior cavity, and a thin rim.
It features a nice geomethric decoration in a rich brown hue.
Size: 12,5 cm. in diameter and ca. 7-8 cm. tall.
Condition: Nice and intact, small pinhole in the wall and a blemmage in the bottom, perhaps oil or residue from former mounting?
Fine Megarian bowl dating from the Hellenistic Period during which much of the Aegean and Western Asia were under the influence of Alexander the Great, 3rd.-2nd. century BC.
The bowl in red terracotta made in an elegant thin-walled style.
Size: 9,8 cm. in diameter and ca. 5,5 cm. tall.
Condition: Choice, micro chip to rim, not important
Ex. Old Danish Collection, comes with a COA.
A black lacquered katana-kake Samurai sword stand inlayed all over with mother of pearl forming a Chinese literati scene, birds in a plum tree, butterflies and scrolling vines. It is 50 x 18.5 x 37.5 cm (19-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 15 inches).
Meiji period, 19th to early 20th century. This is an antique, and has been used, there are minor losses typical of age but nothing overtly detrimental and the lacquer is stable.