All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1920 item #831022
Ornate table mirror. The beveled glass shows signs of wear. No marks. 12" x 18" (h)
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #829597
This Acme silver Co. number 732 three cherries and leaves drape over one side of the napkin holder which has a leaf-shaped base. Sometimes this napkin holder will be marked Standard Silver Co., Ltd.

This napkin ring is 2 1/2" tall and is circa 1885. It is engraved with the name " Grace". It has wonderful patina.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #829585
This silver plate Meriden Britania Co. Number 202 napkin ring is a long tailed bird resting upon the stem of a large leaf,its tips creating the feet. The banded napkin ring holder has in its center a leaf design with the space for engraving. This space is engraved "Ella" very lightly and very small. The Japanning shows some wear and there is a bump to the side of the ring. It is hallmarked "Meriden" in a circle. Lots of detailing on this item.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Gold : Pre 1920 item #829230 (stock #5995)
An Edwardian 15k Mother of Pearl 6 button set in original box circa 1900 1910. The antique mother-of-pearl shirt or vest buttons with 15k yellow gold criss-cross centers and loops (unmarked but tested) comes in the original presentation box/case. This set consists of the 5-1/4" x 1-3/8" dark brown leather-covered box with gold trim, containing six 9/16" across gold and mother-of-pearl buttons plus six gold plate over brass spiral button attachment loops...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #828481
I have a number of clumps of bronze Chinese coins recovered from a shipwreck. These are all genuine and vary in size and type. The photo is a sample of what is available and all clumps will be similar. Please email with any questions or for more photos if interested.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1700 item #826141
Pair of Spanish 17th C brass or bronze altar sticks, about 19" high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #824271 (stock #01436)
A scarce matching pair of 4-1/8" English sterling silver master salt spoons, fully hallmarked for London, England 1817. These serving pieces have the maker's mark for Wm. Chawner (entered 1815), they weigh 34.5 grams, they have a heraldic lion with globe on crown monogram, and they are in excellent original condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #823921
An uncommon set of six nut picks, the mother of pearl handles attached to the silverplate picks with sterling silver ferules. The ferules are decorated with ropetwist borders flanking an ornate acanthus leaf pattern. In the Victorian era, fresh nuts would have been served alongside and cheese and fruit as a dessert course. The ferules are marked "Sterling".

Most sterling silver flatware services before 1900 had mother of pearl cutlery instead of knives that matched the rest of the service...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #821686
A very rare sterling silver chamber stick in a repousse floral pattern by Shiebler. The overall floral decoration depicts buds and full-blown rose blossoms against a background of leaves. Areas between the leaves are finished with a stippled texture. The knop of the candle socket and the bobeche are plain and make a nice contrast to the elaborate decoration. The thumbpiece is accented with a fan-shaped element that is suggestive of Shiebler’s more Aesthetic-style pieces...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #818478 (stock #40C47 818)
Early American coin silver chamberstick, probably upstate New York, Albany area. Circa: 1800-1820. This heavy chamberstick bears unidentified pseudo-hallmarks on the foot ring that are listed in J.R. McGrew's book on maker's marks as probably upstate New York. Missing the snuffer & some minor blemishes. The heavy silver nut on the base is over an iron nut, which is probably a later replacement. Size: 6" x 5 1/8" diameter x 3" ht.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #815088 (stock #01394)
A Webster sterling sugar basket with a cobalt liner from around 1900. This attractive American sterling silver swing handle sugar basket has the original cobalt glass liner. The 3-3/8" diameter bowl stands 3-1/2" high (6-1/8" with the handle), it has the Webster maker's mark with STERLING and the 10400 pattern number and it has a lightly engraved Gothic lettering E.T.Y monogram on the top of the handle (not shown)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #804923
A very fine berry or casserole spoon in John R. Wendt's "Medallion" pattern. The handle features an oval reserve centered with a medallion profile of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. The elongated bowl is beautifully scalloped. The back of the medallion has a period monogram "A" and the stem is marked with the retailer's mark for Ball, Black & Co. and with "925" for sterling. Wendt did not use his own hallmark in this period.

Origin: America, ca. 1965. Condition: excellent sharp detail...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #797471 (stock #5910)
A 7-3/4" step handle master butter knife in the early Gorham Fleur de Lis pattern, discontinued in 1865. This knife weighs 49.8 grams, it has a REYNOLDS. monogram and it is in excellent original condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Tracked packet insured air shipping to the U.S...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #797078 (stock #J38)
Very decorative and impressive Japanese Bronze Censer bearing dark red-brown patina, comprising of distinctive pedestal base with dragon’s heads, ovoid vessel carved in relief with birds and trees, dragon-form handles and surmounted by a pierced cover with a crane, Meiji Period (1868-1912).
MEASUREMENTS: 30 inches (76 cm) tall...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #796610 (stock #D157)
This chrome and wood kettle on a stand was produced in Meridan, Connecticut by Manning and Bowman with a patent date of 1904. The kettle and stand together are 12 1/2 inches high. The kettle, from spout to end is 11 inches. The kettle has a rosewood handle and knob. There is a rosewood fitting in the base of the stand which holds an alcohol burner to keep the kettle hot. The paper label from the manufacturer is still intact...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #788001
A magnificent sterling silver claret spoon by Dominick & Haff. This example is strikingly decorated in a pattern representing three different varieties of chrystanthemums. The decoration appears to be loosely based on Dominick & Haff's "#10" pattern, though this is much more ornate. The area around the flowers is intricately pierced in the rococo style. The back bears Dominick & Haff's hallmark and the pattern number "32".

Claret spoons were produced for a short time at the end of the 19th...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1837 VR item #787987
A nice coin silver rattail spoon by John Brown, active in Baltimore from 1799, after apprenticing in Philadelphia. The bowl is rather narrow, suggesting it was to be used as a pap spoon. The spoon must have been an early piece from Brown's shop, as the design is quite clearly drawn from late 18th century styles. The three-letter monogram in a bright-cut cartouche is also characteristic of the period. The back is marked with Brown's punch.

Origin: Baltimore, ca. 1800. Condition: a few smal...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #785965 (stock #5862)
A pair of German 800 silver viande serving forks in the original box. This elegant and high quality pair of 800 silver German 8" viande or meat serving forks are in their original fitted box and they date to the 1900 1910 era. These forks are stamped 800 with the crown and eagle mark (Frankfurt, pre-1888), most likely produced by Bruckmann and Sohne (1805-1973). The forks are an interesting combiation of elegant Neoclassic revival design paired with the elements of Jugendstil - note the gracef...