Jam Hook: A Jam Hook, which is also known as a chimney hook or a chimney bow, this is a scarce cast brass hook for securing fire tools (shovel, tongs and poker) in an upright position against the Fireplace Jam, English or American, but most likely English as these were easily imported and the English were more advanced in this industry at the time. Though scarce, we have a considerable variety of these hooks in our inventory, in excellent original condition. circa 1780-1800. 2-1/4" W. X 2-3/4" D...
Turn-of-the-century American enamel bud vase with engraved silver overlay. Ovoid with foot ring and short neck in silver collars. Loose scroll overlay. Enamel is purple. Marked “Solid Silver”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 x D 1 1/2 in. #BT882
Chrysanthemum sterling silver 5-light centerpiece candelabrum. Sizable baluster shaft on raised squarish foot with corner volute supports. Four scrolled arms, each terminating in single socket, joined by applied leaves and surrounding central raised socket. Flowers and leaves wrapped around shaft and arms and applied to foot. Massive and sculptural. A hard-to-find solo stick in the fashionable Japonesque pattern that was first produced in 1880. Fully marked including pattern no...
Rare gilt sterling silver replica of the anointing spoon used for the coronation of English monarchs. The original spoon, dating from the 12th Century, is the oldest continuously used piece in the entire English royal regalia. The spoon is used to apply holy anointing oil onto the sovereign during his or her coronation. This replica commemorates the coronation of Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII...
Market-fresh Japonesque sterling silver paper knife. Made by Shiebler for Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Samurai-sword scythe blade and double-sided open handle entwined with grass and encrusted with seashells and crab. Blade hand-hammered with tooled water ripples. A wonderful desk accessory rich in period motifs. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s stamps and no. 1307. Fine condition.
Length: 10 7/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BS921
A Monarch silver plate handled fruit or bread basket from the 1890s. This great wedding or table decor item has three feet, a fancy swing-up handle and a fancy rim as well as central engraving. It measures 9-3/8" across and it stands 9-1/2" tall to the top of the handle. It was made and marked by the Monarch Silver Co. (a division of the Standard Silver Co. of Toronto, established in 1893)...
Three English silver fiddle serving spoons, all three made in London. One is Georgian, the other two Victorian. Spoon with engraved N has year marks for 1841 and makers mark GA for George William Adams, engraved JJH 1842, makers mark RB for Richard Britton and AVW 1829, makers mark JH for Jonathan Hayne. Length "8 ¾ - 9/ 22.5 – 23 cm, weight altogether 213 grams. Condition: fine.
Unusual large Silver Vase, C.1880-1900, probably Islamic. The vase on pedestal foot decorated with swirl rope and punch bead border. The bulbous spherical body decorated with scrolling foliate tendrils interspersed with plain cartouches. The cylindrical upper section similarly decorated with simple engraved circlet bands. Height: 12 inches. Weight: 575.79 gram.
Art Nouveau sterling silver tray with wavy cartouche forms in relief about the borders. Rambling flower heads further enhance the curving form. Nice quality with rolled edge details. Hallmarks: Henry Williams, Birmingham 1911. 8 3/8" W., 10 1/4" L.
Six very nice sterling silver cocktail or seafood forks elegantly decorated on both the front and back sides. The backs are marked "Sterling Pat. Jan. 21 '99". Unknown American maker.
Origin: American, circa 1899. Condition: excellent; no monograms. Size: 5-1/8" long.
Antique Georgian Silver Marrow Scoop, London 1811 by Peter & William Bateman. The Marrow Scoop, plain and usual form, the scoop engraved with the crest of a cherub face, RC monogramin script and motto above `Promptus et Fidelis' - Ready and Faithful; for Mitchell-Carruthers (Ref Fairbairns 189.11). Length: 8 3/4 inches. Weight: 48 gm.
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...
Measures 9 1/2" high, and roughly the same from tip of spout to end of handle, base is 5 1/2" wide and 4 1/4" deep.
Beautifully engraved with foliate and scrolling designs, an oval cartouche on each side. Beading at base and top, bone finial, bone inserts on handle. Handle wobbles a bit, but is firmly affixed with visible wire. Lid fits tightly, no leaks or damage. Base is well marked, and appears to date the piece to the period between 1842 and 1864...
Very large Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround engraved with dense and fluid scrolls and flowers. Top rail center is vacant. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. An eye-catching showcase for an important forbear. Fully marked including no. 720 and stamp for IN Deitsch, a New York maker who was active from ca 1904 to 1915. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 17 x W 14 1/2 in...
Large Art Deco sterling silver box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1913...
A George III Sterling Silver Inktray or Stand in the Roccoco Style, with 3 Cut Glass Panel Sided Inkwells with Repousse Tops and Scroll and Shell Legs; Birmingham, 1795. Makers mark rubbed. Dimensions; 8.5" wide x 5.75" deep x 3" high. Excellent condition.
Very fine bronze cast recumbent lion with dark brown patination, mounted on granite plinth. Good condition with minor abrasions to patina in mane. Underneath still retains part of the Bloomingdale's tag from where it was sold. We date this lion to mid to late 19th C. Unsigned, yet excellent specimen.
Dimensions: 6" on plinth
Pair of Scottish Georgian Silver Fiddle Shell Ladles, Edinburgh 1821, E & D. Each of toddy ladle form, initials possibly IM in script. Lengths: 6 inches. Weight: 57.3 gm
This is a fine antique Russian repoussé case depicting an anecdotal scenery of a father and son fighting over a young bride in a village landscape. A nice light green patina embellishes the front of this cigarette case.
This antique Russian repoussé cigarette case is guaranteed to be silver with an interior gilt. It is indeed a true illustration of a fine craftsmanship.
It has no dents or sign of repair and the door closes tight.
It measures 110 mm x 75 mm x 14 mm and weighs 194 gram...
Constructed of hand hammered brass, and fastened together with metal pegs, this vase is hexagon in shape, with wide lip and base.
It measures 8" high, 5 7/8" across at widest point, and the base is 4 1/8" across.
Signed on the base with a conjoined W W mark, with another line that could be an F.
The bottom of the interior of the vase has a thin layer of cement to keep it from tipping.
The entire surface is hammered, then additional embossing is added, most linear, with leaf shaped designs ri...
An elegant set of 12 sterling silver nut or mint dishes in Gorham's 1900 "Cromwell" pattern. The sides are decorated with an elegant pierced pattern that accents the scrolled rim with shell ends. The dishes are hallmarked by Gorham with the date mark for 1927.
Origin: America, 1927. Condition: excellent, no monograms. Size: 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" x 1-3/16" high. Total Weight: 258.0 grams.
A Noted George III Silver Creamer and Sugar, with Gold Wash Interior, by Robert and David Hennell (Father and Son; Robert was the son of David I, the first of the dynasty) and Hallmarked in London, 1799. Dimensions; 15.1 Troy ounces; Sugar 8" x 3.5" x 4.25" high; Creamer 5" x 3" x 4.5" high. Excellent condition.
Heavy brass letter opener with a fully repoussed handle. There is a face on both sides at the end of the handle. It is made to look like a barbed dagger or sword. It measures approximately 9 inches long and at its widest, it measures 1.25 inches. The overall weight is 152.5g. It most likely dates to the late Victorian era; it is unmarked and in very good condition.
A William IV sterling silver vinaigrette made by Thomas Shaw of Birmingham, England 1833. Vinaigrettes were used in the 18th and 19th century as a personal hygiene accessory for the moneyed class and were used to carry pleasant oils and attars or vinegars which were absorbed into cloth pads under the pierced gilded grillwork and sniffed so as to cover up the smells of everyday life (when there were open sewers and waste and garbage were tossed from windows onto the sidewalks and streets below)....
Pair of Edwardian Regency sterling silver compotes. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1909. Each: Round and shallow well bordered by engraved scrolls, leaves, and flowers; center vacant. Baluster shaft with base knop and raised foot. Bowl and foot shoulders have tubular piercing overlaid with swags, and open heraldic shields inset with flowers. Rims scrolled and interspersed with leaves. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Bailey, Banks & Biddle) stamps, patent yea...
Fine American Art Nouveau Silver overlay rare red glass Vase, C.1900. The red glass vase of slender form, with bulbous base, the body overlaid with trailing stems, tendrils petals and fruits. Height: approximately 6 inches.
English George I period pepper caster by important Huguenot silversmith John Chartier, London, 1723. Britannia standard (95.8% pure silver). Hallmarked to underside of base. Size: 4 1/2 inches Ht. X 2 1/4 inches diameter. Condition: dent to one side.
An English Victorian sterling silver presentation trophy, London, 1872, by John and Henry Lias (probably). Size: 9 5/8 inches ht. Weight: 12.5 Troy ounces. This is a 1st Place prize for "Sailing Boats Under 24 Feet, Won By The Petrel, C.H. Simmons." And on the reverse in a cartouche - "G.A.R. 1st Prize, Sept. 5, 1872." Decorated in flat chasing in the Aesthetic Movement style. Excellent condition.
Art Nouveau polished pewter Vase designed by Hugo Levin for Kayserzinn, Germany, C.1900. The slender tapered Vase on circular base with a large frieze of leaf surround, the top with a surround of stylised floral foliage decoration out of which extend organic tendrils forming three handles to the vase extending down to the frieze of foliage leaf below. Signed Kayserzinn 4229. Height: approximately 11 inches.
Edwardian sterling silver baby bowl on plate. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1911. Bowl has curved and tapering sides. Plate has well and wide shoulder. Both have whiplash-scrolled rim and applied figures—an eclectic frieze that includes dog-petting hobos, stickball playing boys, tool-bearing workmen, and pipe-smoking grannies. Fully marked including no. A4479 (bowl) and A4480 (plate). Plate also has date symbol and retailer’s stamp (JE Caldwell). Very good condition.
Dimensions: Bowl: H...
American Edwardian sterling silver grape shears, ca 1910. Ring handles in form of fruiting grapevine. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 x W 2 1/4 in. Weight: 3.3 troy ounces. #BW399
Tole Ware red Dish, late 1800's, 6" diameter, 1/2" high, Gold Chinoiserie design in outdoor scenery, father with big nose and son sitting on the rocks, young son is making Bubble towards to the father, Gold Tower and house nearby, very cute decoration, wear and tear throughout the top red area but not on the figures.
Japonesque sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1882. Drum form with curved shoulder, short neck, and hinged and cork-lined bayonet cover. Leaves and tendrils and butterflies, too, applied to honeycomb hand-hammered ground. Bonus bug (a modish beetle) on cover. Interior glass lined. Fully marked including pattern no. 6771 (first produced in 1882), director’s letter M (1873-91), and phrase “Sterling-Silver”. Excellent condition and patina.
Large dimensions: H 4...
A sterling silver soup ladle by the noted New York silversmith, John Polhamus, in the King's pattern (double struck). Circa 1860s. Length: 12.5 in. Engraved H.S. in a Gothic script on handle. Struck with J. Polhamus mark and 'sterling'. Nice original condition.
Japonesque Arts & Crafts applied sterling silver chamberstick. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1879. Deep bowl and twisted-loop handle with tendril tail. Urn socket with wide and flat detachable bobeche on central raised spiral. Beatles on socket and handle (a bug cap), and butterfly heightened with gilding in bowl. Also, a gilt leaf (literally, gold leaf). Jokey & buggy. Honeycomb hand hammering and stylistically integrated script monogram. Fully marked including pattern no. 5884 (first p...
A Large Etched Crystal Decanter with 800 (continental) Silver Mounts (Collar, Neck and Base) and a Cherub topped Stopper. Mark for Augsburg, Germany. Dimensions; 10" high x 4.25" wide x 2.75" deep. Circa 1890-1900 and in excellent condition.