A very attractive box-lock with large engraved plate, Austrian or South-German, 18th. century.
A large iron lock with decorations in the openwork, possibly from a large casket.
Size: 30,7 cm. long and 23,5 cm. tall.
Condition: Superb for the fragile type, nice patina and painted on the back of the openwork part to prevent rust.
Provenance: Danish Private collection of Grethe Pedersen, Ledøje, Denmark, ca. 1950-1997. Purchased in Wienna, 1967.
American Classical coin silver sugar tongs, ca 1850. U-form with clawed and scaly talon jaws. A predatory motif for a lady’s tea party. Marked with unidentified Philadelphia maker’s stamp (Lion-Bust-G) on interior of each side as well as retailer’s stamp (D & Co.) of unknown location. Condition: Taut and springy.
Height: 6 1/2. Weight: 1.5 troy ounces. #BX071
Edwardian Modern sterling silver napkin ring. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Gently curved sides and flared rims. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and pattern no. 16842, and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x D 1 3/4 in. Weight: 2.3 troy ounces. #BX065
English Victorian Aesthetic sterling silver napkin ring, 1897. Retailed by T. Beardmore in Birmingham. Bright-cut stylized ornament: Guilloche border inset with flower heads between zigzag and wavy borders. Beaded rims. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 x D 1 3/4 in. #BX066
Chinese silver firewater cocktail shaker, ca 1910. Tapering bowl and detachable top with curved shoulder and inset neck with built-in strainer and snug-fitting cap. Stippled ground applied with wraparound dragons: Horned and scaly beasts with sharp talons and major dentition. Cap top has monogram. Chinese marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 12 1/2 x D 4 1/8 in. Weight: 17 troy ounces. #BX017
Victorian Classical sterling silver goblet. Made by Edward Charles Brown in London in 1879. Oval bowl in knopped and cylindrical support flowing into round foot. Scrolling leaf and flower borders on stippled ground. Beading. Gilt-washed interior. Fully marked including no. 6121. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BX061
Alvin Sterling Overlay clear Glass Jug Pitcher, C. 1900. Large size tapered cylindrical, with thick applied sterling silver overlay, reticulated and engraved scrolling vine, central vacant cartouche. Rubbed Alvin Corp marks to base rim 999/1000 fine and design number. Height: 10.25 inches. Diameter at base: 4 inches. Width: 5.50 inches. Condition: good. No loss to silver and glass clean.
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin Corp. in Providence. Conical with tall neck and gently flared rim. Overlay in form of entwined and climbing flowering and leafing branches as well as elongated asymmetrical scroll. Glass is green. Silver fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. G3260. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 12 1/4 x D 2 7/8 in. #BX095
Federal Classical coin silver flagon. Made by Nicholas James Bogert in New York, ca 1820. Upward tapering cylinder on spread and stepped base. S-scroll handle with ribbed thumb rest and heart terminal. Hinged and domed cover with bud finial. Curved spout with ogee opening. Bold and spare by a historic regional maker. Maker’s stamp. Very good condition with nice patina. A few areas of firescale.
Dimensions: H 13 x W 9 1/4 x D 6 1/4 in. Weight: 33 troy ounces. #BX039
Fancy Edwardian Classical sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Conical body and urn base on knop mounted to domed foot. Flared mouth with pierced and stylized flower heads and applied and vertical graduated beading. Applied bead-and-reel borders with clusters of loose and scrolled tendrils. Fluting. Beading. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, indistinct pattern number, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 10 7/8 x D 6 1/4 in...
Set of 12 Edwardian sterling silver highballs. Made by Heer-Schofield Co. in Baltimore, ca 1910. Each: Straight and tapering sides with floral repousse. Applied tooled scrolled rim and plain and stepped foot. Gilt washed interior. Pretty and tactile for iced refreshment on a sultry summer day. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 468. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 3/8 x D 3 in. Total weight: 72 troy ounces. #BX022
Edwardian Georgian sterling silver monteith bowl. Made by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd in London in 1906. Round and curved on raised and stepped foot. Molded curvilinear rim with interspersed with leaves and applied pendant flowers. Vertical strapwork bands with laurel-wreathed oval frames (vacant) in leafing scroll surround applied to same-shaped stippled ground. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 5/8 x D 10 1/2 in. Weight: 40 troy ounces. #BW931
Victorian Classical sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Solid oval well and wavy rim. Chased flowers and scrolls, and pierced and open floral lattice. Rim has applied scrolls, flowers, and scallop shells. Fully marked including maker's stamp, pattern no. 11283 (first produced in 1892), and director's letter T (1892-1902). Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 14 7/8 x D 12 in. Weight: 32 troy ounces. #BX109
Fin-de-siecle Classical sterling silver loving cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Urn-form with bellied bottom. Three leaf-capped and mounted scroll handles. In relief are men and women, nude with legs merging into leafing scrolls, their embraces abetted by cherubic cup bearers. Subdued eroticism on stippled ground with fruiting grapevines. Reeded foot with stylized egg-and-dart rim and three leaf-and-scroll mounted paw supports...
Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass water pitcher with engraved silver overlay. Faceted glass body with asymmetrical and castellated helmet mouth. Silver overlay in form of trellis arcade inset with loose and fluid irises. Scroll handle in silver collar as is foot ring. Glass is clear. Handle marked “Sterling” with La Pierre maker’s stamp. Very good condition. Straw mark on bottom.
Dimensions: H 10 x W 9 3/4 x D 5 1/2 in. #BX112
Edwardian Modern sterling silver vase. Made by Whiting Manufacturing Co. in New York in 1907. Cylindrical with flared mouth and stepped and domed foot. Stained-wood underside. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 2891. Very good condition with a few base rim pings.
Dimensions: H 10 3/4 x D 4 1/8 in. Gross weight: 12.5 troy ounces. #BX084
Exotic sterling silver match safe. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1886. Rectilinear with hinged cover. Concave underside with strike. On front and back is chased head of a Japanese oni, a folkloric figure. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 390. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 1 3/8 x D 1/2 in. #BX111
French Belle Epoque 950 silver tureen, ca 1910. Tapering oval curvilinear bowl on same raised foot with gadrooned rims. Leaf-mounted double c-scroll end handles. Raised cover. Restrained turn-of-the-century Classicism enlivened with a cast still life finial: A couple bird carcasses draped on top of a sweet bunny, with forelegs raised as if to hop away, and hindlegs limp and splayed now that hopping is no longer an option...
Edwardian Classical sterling silver bowl. Made by Williams, Ltd in Birmingham in 1910. Solid and faceted oval well. Sides tapering and faceted with open leafing scrollwork. Rim molded and asymmetrical with leaf-inset volute scrolls. Short and splayed oval foot. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp (“Dingwall / Winnipeg”). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 7 5/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BW940
Winthrop sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1917. Spool neck, curved and tapering sides, and raised foot. Acid-etched Edwardian Regency ornament: Laurel-wreaths inset with flower heads at top and stylized and imbricated vertical leaf band at bottom. Dentil and reeding. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19230A (first produced in 1917), and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 10 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 18 troy ounces. #BW928
Pair of Edwardian Neoclassical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Hawksworth, Eyre & Co., Ltd in Sheffield in 1905. Each: Urn socket on knopped support mounted to tapering and fluted pillar on stepped and square foot. Low relief swags, flower heads, acanthus leaves, and beading. Fully marked. Very good condition with pings on foot, especially rim as well as on foot underside.
Dimensions: H 11 1/4 x W 4 1/2 x D 4 1/2 in. #BW935
Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver swan. A big bird glides along with paddling webbed feet. Graceful scrolled neck terminating in flat bill. Imbricated plumage with erect fluffy wings and spread tail. Hollow body holds treats or bottle. Marks include Hanau maker’s stamp Gebrüder Dingeldein. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 13 x L 16 x W 7 1/2 in. Weight: 53 troy ounces. #BV885
Turn-of-the-century Gilded Age sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Redlich in New York. Round solid well. Rolled-over shoulder with pierced diaper in engraved leafy scrolled frames. Rim applied with reeded and leaf-capped scrolls interspersed with leaves and shells. Fluid and tactile with nice heft. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (JE Caldwell) stamps and no. 4858L. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 16 1/2 in. Weight: 52.5 troy ounces. #BW778
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass perfume with engraved silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence. Ovoid with short neck and flat rim in silver collar. Flattened ball stopper. Overlay in form of open whiplash tendril frames of which some inset with trefoils. Heart-form cartouche (vacant). Stopper top has round cartouche (vacant). Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 953C. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 3 in. #BT390
Edwardian sterling silver box. Made by Daniel & John Wellby, Ltd in London in 1909. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover hinged with gently curved top and double-scroll tab. Box interior cedar lined and underside leather lined. Large and capacious for storing precious heirlooms. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 11 1/4 x D 8 in. Heavy gross weight: 87.5 troy ounces. #BV876
Set of 3 Edwardian Classical gilt sterling silver nut dishes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Lobed quatrefoil bowl with pierced sides and beaded rim; 4 ball supports. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 13732 (first produced in 1898), order no. 5735, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition. One lacks gilding on underside.
Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 4 1/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Total weight: 3 troy ounces. #BX118
Turn-of-the-century sterling silver baby set rich in period assumptions. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark. This set comprises cup, bowl, and plate.
Cup has acid-etched frieze depicting sailor-suited, flag-holding, all-American boy with exotic coevals in native dress relegated to background. Imagery enhanced with verse: “Little Indian, Sioux or Crow, little frosty Eskimo, little Turk or Japanese—Oh! Don’t you wish that you were me?”
Marie Antoinette sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Meriden Britannia (part of International) in Connecticut, ca 1910. Round and tapering bowl in domed foot; bellied shoulder, helmet mouth, and leaf-capped scroll-bracket handle. Garland, rinceaux, acanthus leaves, and leafing scrolls and pendant flowers overlapping columnar frames (vacant). Leaf-and-dart borders. Sumptuous with nice heft. Fully marked including International and Meriden Britannia stamps, pattern name, no...
Chrysanthemum sterling silver hot water kettle on stand. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Kettle: Ovoid with tooled scrolls. Wavy rim applied with alternating flower-head and leaf pattern. Denser and less orderly bunches wrapped around s-scroll spout and sides of concave bracket stationery handle. Cover domed and side hinged with bud finial...
Turn-of-the-century German Rococo 800 silver box. Rectilinear with tapering sides and chamfered corners with scroll supports. Cover hinged, raised, and inset. Chased ornament with chubby, bare bottomed cherubs with adroitly arranged drapery surrounded by garlands and and Classical architecture. Gilt-washed interior. Marks include Hanau maker’s stamp (Storck & Sinsheimer). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x W 6 3/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 15.5 troy ounces. #BX028
Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver swan. A big bird with scrolled neck terminating in closed bill and erect tail feathers. Finely chased engraved feathers and hinged plumy wings that can be opened to suggest flight. A fabulous centerpiece with capacious oval well for flowers or treats. Marked with Hanau maker’s stamp Georg Roth. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 13 x L 17 3/8 x W 8 in. Wingspan: 21 3/4 in. Weight: 56.5 troy ounces. #BV886
Edwardian Classical sterling silver ice bucket. Made by International in Meriden, Conn., ca 1910. Round with straight and tapering sides, open c-scroll handles mounted to rim, open bottom, and 4 squashed ball supports. Chased leafing and flowering tendril between leaf-and-dart and egg-and-dart borders. Clear and faceted glass liner. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 380. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 5 x D 7 3/4 in. Weight (silver only): 9 troy ounces. #BV888
Art Nouveau sterling silver flask. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectilinear body with gently wavy top and bottom and hinged and cork-lined cover. Fluid and dynamic acid-etched ornament: Entwined and scrolled flowering tendrils, and on front armorial motif with lion rampant and stylistically-integrated monogram on strapwork cartouche. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 7283, and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition with strong definition and deep patina.
Victorian sterling silver box. Made by Arthur & John Zimmerman in Birmingham in 1899. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover hinged with gently curved top and double scroll tab. Box interior cedar lined and partitioned. Box underside leather lined. Cover interior gilt washed. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 5 1/2 x D 3 7/8 in. Gross weight: 13.8 troy ounces. #BW974
Large Russian Classical 875 silver bowl, ca 1843. Oval well with engraved armorial and curved and fluted sides with applied scroll and shell armorials (vacant). Rim has applied leaves, scrolls, and scallop shells. Fully marked including Adolf Sper maker’s stamp, St Petersburg city stamp, and Dimitri Tverskoy assay master’s stamp dated 1843. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 x W 17 x D 12 5/8 in. Weight: 43.8 troy ounces. #BW874
George V sterling silver salver. Made by Thomas Bradbury & Sons in Sheffield in 1917. Round shaped with scrolled and gadrooned rim and four claw-and-ball feet. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 10 1/2 x D 10 1/4 in. Weight: 18 troy ounces. #BW808