Superb Georgian sterling silver swing-handle basket. The bottom of the basket is formed of a silver sheet stamped and pierced in an intricate grapevine motif. The sides, constructed of interwoven silver wire, rise from the base and are decorated with grape cluster appliqués. The rim suggests grape vines, as well. The swing handle is decorated at the top with another cluster of grapes and foliage. The whole is raised on acanthus leaf feet...
Handsome Victorian covered brass box with a beaver finial. The beaver is cast in bronze and is shown chomping on a tree stump. The detail and workmanship on the finial is excellent. The box will polish very nicely, but we have left the original patina.
Circa 1890. Condition: excellent, a small ding at the bottom edge. Size: 5-3/4” tall; 2-7/8” diameter.
This is an ACANTHUS GEORG JENSEN SMALL SERVING OR BON BON SPOON from a Maryland Estate. In the ACANTHUS PATTERN the size is 4 1/8" long; the Bowl measuring 1 1/2" X 1 5/8".
Marked on the back: GJ/ DENMARK/ STERLING. Monograms on the top front: LEJ. Date this piece ca. 1915-1930 in EXCELLENT Condition
Note the original engraving on this cast of bronze candlesticks, 18th C.
Strong EA Bliss elements and design yet unsigned. This reminds one of this maker's work. Richly ornate. What wonderful pieces these sash ornament buckle pin brooches can be!
Note the 1" X .5" Turquoise (stablized?) bezel set center of the glorious gilt gold engravings and etchings of flowers, leaves, scrolls
Just under 3" X 1.75"
Weighs 1.1 Oz or 31 Grams.
Very strong sturdy pin stem from an almost 'tube hinge' and wide "C" catch...
Very nice Gorham sterling silver pin cushion/sewing box. The arched rim of the pierced silver holder has a slightly Gothic appearance. The silk velvet top lifts off to reveal an opening for storing thread, buttons, etc. The interior is lined with the original lime green silk. The bottom is stamped with Gorham's older hallmark.
Origin: America, circa 1900. Condition: silver is excellent, the velvet covering shows the normal considerable wear. Size: 4-3/8" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" tall.
A wonderful set of six Victorian silverplate napkin rings. The outsides are decorated with two cherubs grasping baroque reserves framed with swirls of acanthus leaves, pendant bellflowers and other ornate decorative devices. The insides are brightly gilt. It is very unusual to find a complete matching set of Victorian napkin rings.
Origin: probably American, circa 1890. Condition: all original, no monograms, normal wear the the plating on the insides and outsides...
This a Beautifully designed all STERLING SERVING PIECE. This One has a Twisted Handle and measures 9 1/2" in length overall; the Flat Serving portion measures 4 5/8" X 1 3/8". Made by SHIEBLER the well known and sought after SILVER MAKER ca. 1880 to 1900. In EXCELLENT Condition... jpgs give MORE info
An unusually nice silverplated studs box, the top decorated with repousse chrysanthemums. The only clue to the box’s purpose of holding a gentleman’s shirt studs and cufflinks is the figural stud finial on the top. The bottom is marked for the Middletown Plate Co. This is a much more decorative example than most.
Origin: America, 1876-99. Condition: excellent, hardly any wear to the plating. Size; 2-5/8” diameter; 1-3/4” tall.
This is a STERLING ART NOUVEAU BOWL beautifully designed with sumptuous FLORALS on the Edges. There are four Distinct Flowers depicted...ROSES,
PEONY, DAISY & IRIS. Manufactured by the SIMONS CO. and dating ca. 1910 in the ART NOUVEAU Style. This BOWL Measures 9 1/2" in Diameter X 2 1/2" and the CONDITION is EXCELLENT
This is a Group of 4 UNGER BROTHERS TEASPOONS the Pattern is LES CIRCES and dates 1904. From a Virginia Estate and in EXCELLENT Condition. The length is 5 3/4"; bowl measures 2" X 1 1/4". Lightly mongrammed: DP in script top front of each Spoon. Good Heavy Gauge STERLING SILVER with CRISP Detail. RARE UNGER BROTHERS
Gorgeous oval bronze jewel box from Russia's Imperial era, the top decorated with opaque champleve enamels. The box is decorated around the bottom edge with a row of cast beads. This decorative element is repeated on the lid. The lid is decorated with typically Russian arabesques worked in five shades of enamel. Exposed areas of bronze around the enameling is further decorated with floral and bright-cut engraving. The interior of the box retains its original royal blue silk velvet lining...
A set of six sterling silver demitasse or coffee spoons in Gorham's early (1870) "Swiss" pattern. The design is similar to Gorham's other early sterling patterns, with a decidedly classical decoration of anthemion leaves. The bowls have a matte finish which contrasts nicely with the handles. The backs are engraved with a period 3-letter monogram "LBE". The backs are marked with Gorham's early hallmarks.
Origin: America, circa 1870. Condition: excellent, no dings, sharp detail...
Elegant sterling silver footed basket with flaring, reticulated sides and a hoop handle. The swirling pattern of the piercing echoes the basket's scalloped rim. The top of the handle has a reserve for a monogram, but was never monogramed. The bottom has Durgin's early hallmark and the retailer's mark "Hodson, Kennard & Co." Many of Durgin's earlier products were sold through such upscale Boston retailers.
Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, no dings...
Found as a group of 4....these are FOUR AMERICAN SILVER TEASPOONS late 19th/early 20th century, maker's mark of Whiting Mfg. Co., retailed by F. D. Johnson. Beatiful 'Arabesque' pattern (4) TEASPOONS 5 7/8" in length. Winged GRIFFIN on the Front. EXCELLENT Condition
A Pair of Bronze and Onyx Garnitures Urns from the Late 19th century. They were originally made to go with a mantle clock. Dimensions 14" high, including base x 4" wide. Excellent condition.
This is a STERLING ART NOUVEAU CLOTHES BRUSH from an Eastern Shore
Maryland Estate. Dimensions of this ANTIQUE piece: 1 1/2" wide X 6 1/4" long X 1 5/8" including the Brush. Stamped: STERLING just under the Lady. Unable to find any other marks. Light edge dents with all use of the normal use variety/ no abuse. Circa 1900 to 1920 and a BEAUTY. jpgs tell the rest
Very rare sterling silver oyster ladle in Whiting's classic 1880 "Bead" pattern. The simplicity of the handle decoration is relieved by the ruffled edge of the bowl. It's simplicity enables the pattern to work with a wide range of other American Colonial-inspired patterns. The oyster ladle form is quite rare, as only the most complete silver services ever had such serving pieces. Hallmarked with Whiting's early hallmark and "Pat Appd For" (indicating an early date).
Origin: America, 1880...