Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Globular; short neck and everted rim in collar. Ball stopper. Dense and leafing rinceaux overlay. Large scrolled cartouche engraved with interlaced script monogram. Glass is clear. Marks including maker’s and retailer’s (The Metcalf Co.) stamps and no. 3010. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 8 1/8 x D 5 1/8 in. #BT166
Set of 8 sterling silver salt spoons. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1893. Round bowl and tapering handle with floral repousse. On back is engraved single letter monogram on bowl and date June 6, 1895 on handle. Marks include stamp for the World’s Columbian Exposition, which took place in Chicago in 1893. Very good condition.
Length: 2 1/2 in. Total weight: 1.3 troy ounces. #BT583
Large American Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround engraved dense and dynamic scrolls and flowers; sides plain. Top rail has shaped cartouche (vacant). With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including maker’s (IN Deitsch) and retailer’s (McCreery) stamps. Deitsch was active in New York from ca 1904-15...
American Art Nouveau inkwell with engraved silver overlay, ca 1886. Bellied and faceted; short neck in silver collar and hinged and faceted silver cover. Overlay in form of dense and connected leafing and flowering branches. Glass is light purple (amethyst). Marked “Sterling Silver” and patent date “Jan. 5 86”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. #BT470
Turn-of-the-century cut-glass perfume bottle with sterling silver stopper. Globular with short and faceted neck and shoulder, and everted rim. Star, fern, and diaper ornament. Globular stopper with dense repousse-style flowers and ferns on stippled ground. Marked “Sterling” with stamp for James R. Armiger Co., a Baltimore maker that began working under that name in 1896. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 6 7/8 x D 3 5/8 in. #BM943 & BM944
Fiddle dinner spoon from Hall & Elton (1839 -1890), Connectitcut, the pointed shape of the blade indicates mid 19th century. Hall & Elton is known to have made lots of silvered cutlery. However, this spoon is tested for a silver content of at least 830/1000 (= Swedish silver standard), and so probably is coin silver. Sterling silver was introduced 1870 in America. Length "8 ¾ / 22.5 cm, weight 45 grams. Condition: fine.
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston. Oval window in flat rectangular surround engraved with dense allover flowers and scrolls; sides plain. Horizontal oval cartouche (vacant). For portrait (vertical) display. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong definition; minor velvet wear.
Dimensions: Frame: H 10 1/4 x W 7 3/4 in. Window: H 8 1/4 x W 5 3/4 in. #BR715
Turn-of-the-century Six Fleurs sterling silver salad serving pair. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass. This pair comprises spoon and fork. Each: cast handle comprising dense and overlapping flowers and leaves. On back strewn flowers and leaves. Spoon has a round and crimped gilt bowl. Fork has pierced and gilt shank with 3 tines. Heavy and tactile with irregular form. Sumptuous specimens of American Art Nouveau. This pattern first produced in 1901. Fully marked...
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass decanter with engraved silver overlay. Curved ovalish body with high looping reeded handle and cylindrical neck. Ball stopper. Overlay in form of loose and exuberant scrolls and flowers. On front asymmetrical cartouche with interlaced scrips monogram. Glass is olive green. Silver marked Gorham and numbered S1490. Very good condition. Stopper plug has a few minor losses.
Dimensions: H 8 3/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 3/8 in. #BT382
Magnificent American Classical coin silver tureen. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1860. Curved ovoid bowl on stepped oval foot mounted to four beaded and round supports. Cover domed. Bowl rim has bold beading bordered by applied guilloche. On each end is cast satyr’s head with flamboyantly ribbed horns and slack jaw holding loose-mounted ring. Also cast is cover finial, a gentle herbivore quadruped standing on tooled grassy mound...
Victorian Modern sterling silver and glass decanter. Made by Edgar Finley & Hugh Taylor in Birmingham in 1884. Clear glass cylinder on round and spread base. Flat girdle with applied chevron and stud. Rim collar same with triangular spout. Cover hinged with canted sides and ball finial. Mortis and tenon-style bracket handle. Very good design. Fully marked. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 9 3/8 x W 6 7/8 x D 4 3/8 in. #BS955
Pair of Edwardian sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1915. Each: Tapering shaft on raised foot. Socket has straight sides and detachable bobeche. Faceted. Acid-etched flowers, ribbon, and paterae. Leaf-and-dart and dentil borders. Alternating oval and hexagonal frames (vacant). Geometric form with densely arranged Regency ornament. Fully marked including pattern no. 18910 (first produced in 1915) and director’s letter m...
Sweet and pretty Russian 875 silver box. Ovoid. Cover hinged and flush with molded rim and leaf-mounted branch ring handle. End bracket handles have tooled scrollwork. Four large and naïve rose and leaf mounts terminating in branch supports. Alloy is 84/96 (that is 875). Marks include Kokoshnik that was in use from 1908 to 1917. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 8 1/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 15.5 troy ounces. #BT504
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark. Oval window in rectangular surround engraved with dense and fluid scrollwork. Sides canted. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked and numbered 4854E. Very good condition with strong definition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 8 3/4 x W 6 7/8 in. Window: H 7 1/4 x W 5 1/4 in. #BS976
Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence. Globular with everted rim. Ball stopper with short plug. Loose and interlaced silver scrollwork with flower heads in open and symmetrical pattern. Shaped cartouche (vacant). Glass color deep green. Marked and numbered D946. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 8 x D 4 3/8 in. #BT155
Pair of Japonesque sterling silver open salts. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. in New York. Round with open rectangular bracket handles and straight foot. Engraved overlapping seals decorated with modish motifs, including fan, bug, vase, and bamboo...
Georgian sterling silver chocolate pot. Made by Howard & Co. in New York in 1903. Baluster body on 3 scroll-mounted hoof supports. Turned and stained-wood handle. Cover hinged and raised with thumb-rest and hinged spout cap. Spout v-form and fluted. A substantial vessel with old English elegance. Fully marked including no. 170 and year. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 1/4 x W 11 x D 4 1/4 in. Heavy gross weight: 27 troy ounces. #BT521
Striking Edwardian sterling silver tea tray. Made by Hawksworth, Eyre & Co., Ltd in Sheffield in 1910. Oval well engraved with bold Regency ornament: Ribbon-tied oval frames joined by garlands in Vitruvian scroll border. Sides plain with gallery piercing and reeded rim. Cutout kidney end handles. Rests on four tapering and scrolled supports. Fully marked. Fine condition.
Overall dimensions: H 4 x W 26 1/2 x D 15 1/4 in. Weight: 95.5 troy ounces. #BT442