A magnificently designed German silver tea caddy of bombe form with a lion finial. The details of the vignettes depicted in relief on each side are spectacular, framed as they are with detailed flowers, crescents and swags. Even the cover tells its own story. The base is slightly arched all around.
The condition is excellent with a light layer of blackening.
The Hanau silversmiths were uniquely exempt from assay marks, though many provided metal purity...
French Silver Louis XVIII Burgundian Style Wine Taster Tastevin
An unusually heavy first standard (950/1000 pure silver) French tastevin decorated in the classic Burgundian style with punchwork grape clusters and a coiled snake handle. The grapevines are also accented with engraved flowers. The bottom has the center pinpoint found in tastevins from this period and is finished simply with a ring or shallow godrons around the edge to help reflect light through the wine...
French 950 silver inkwell on stand, ca 1910. Straight sides with vertically applied strapwork bands; curved bottom and raised foot. Cover hinged and domed with flower-head finial. Gadrooned rims. Interior has engraved curvilinear border and clear-glass liner. Mounted to oval curvilinear stand with ornamental border. Fully marked including maker’s stamp CG. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 9 3/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Weight (without glass): 15.5 troy ounces. #BT381
Art Nouveau red glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1886. Globular with short neck and flat everted rim. Stopper globular. Tight and dense overlay with flower heads and rolling scrolls. Scalloped borders. Scrolled cartouche with interlaced script monogram. Glass red except stopper plug, which is clear. Fully marked including patent year 1886 and no. S682. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x D 4 in. #BT185
Large turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Ovoid with short inset neck and flared rim; foot round and gently raised. Rim to foot overlay with cutout scrolled reveals heightened with engraving. Glass is green. Fully marked and numbered V668/4. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 14 1/4 x D 4 3/4 in. #BT562
A classic second standard (800/1000 pure) silver tastevin from the Loire Valley of France. The origins of tastevins can often be identified by the tastevin’s shape. In this case, the bowl is rather shallow and completely without decoration. The handle is formed in the shape of a thin, curvy snake, but is worked without extra decoration such as scales or details to the head...
A very good first standard (950/1000 pure) silver small-size tastevin by the highly regarded Dijon silversmith Marc Parrod. This example retains the classic round shape with a convex bottom, but the usual "godrons" and "cupules" are replaced by repoussé grape clusters alternating with "cupules". Each grape cluster is accented with stylized vines. Parrod was particularly noted for this unique variation...
A Webster sterling silver swing handle candy or bonbon basket from 1900. This Queen Anne style basket has an openwork handle, a gadrooned design and a script GDH monogram in the interior. It measures 6-1/4 x 4-3/8" and it stands 1-1/2" high without the 4" high handle. It is stamped with STERLING and the Webster silver mark and it weighs 66.1 grams. It is in excellent condition with no bends, corrosion, damage or repairs other than the monogram and some very slight dents on the initial area...
American Classical sterling silver compote. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1876. Bellied bowl with leaf-mounted c-scroll side handles and knopped stem flowing into round and raised foot. Low-relief ornament on stippled ground. Bowl has wraparound frieze with garlands, leafing volute scrolls, and leaf-ornamented columns between tête à tête gryphons. On foot rim is a garland held up by dancing putti. Bowl interior gilt.
Fully marked including maker's stamp, location "Union Square N.Y.", no...
Large French Etruscan 950 silver coffeepot, ca 1820. Ovoid body with spool neck, side-hinged cover, and raised and round foot. Upright S-spout with ram’s head mouth, and low relief leaves and gadroons. Leaf-and-dart borders. Cover has bud finial on scroll and flower mount. High-looping stained-wood handle with silver mounts: a ram’s head at top, a garlanded face at bottom. Robust Classicism. Fully marked including maker’s initials AL...
Tall and striking sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1911. Cylindrical with gently flared rim and spread base. Chased and engraved branches with dense and overlapping leaves. Fully marked including pattern no. 18172 (first produced in 1911) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 13 3/4 x D 5 1/4 in. Weight: 33.5 troy ounces. #BT789
Group of 3 English sterling silver liquor tags:
George IV sterling silver port tag. Made by Mary Ann & Charles Reilly in London in 1827.Curved and rectangular with chamfered corners, reeded rim, and pierced letters. Armorial engraved on reverse. Fully marked. Tag dimensions: H 1 x W 1 3/4 in.;
Victorian sterling silver sherry tag...
European parcel gilt silver figural vinaigrette, ca 1880. Fish form with imbricated scales and fins. Body reticulated and head hinged. Grill detachable with ornamental flowers. Marked. Very good condition with nice patina.
Length: 4 1/2 in. Weight: 1 troy ounce. #BR767
European silver sauce boat, ca 1900. Ovoid with fluted v-spout and scrolled monopodia side handles with lion heads. Molded curvilinear rim. Stepped oval foot. A nice revival piece in the 18th-century style. Mark and pseudo-marks. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 3 5/8 x W 6 1/8 x D 5 1/4 in. Weight: 9.5 troy ounces. #BM739
Set of 3 Etruscan Revival sterling silver tureens. Made by JC Moore & Son for Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1865. This set comprises 1 large round tureen and 2 small oval tureens.
Each: Tapering, ovoid body on raised foot. Egg-and-dart border. Reeded bracket side handles with cast ram’s head mounts. Cover domed with cast Roman helmet finial. Beading. Super stylish midcentury design. Bold Classicism that works in a contemporary interior.
Early marks (1854-70) with Moore and Tiffany stamps...
Open flower heads adorn the Art Nouveau frame with its robust scrolling elements. The elegant wave-form frame is completed by a vacant asymmetrical cartouche upon its top. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1898. 5 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H.; 3 3/4" W., 5 1/2" H. photo
Superb example for the collector of golf related items. The sterling silver spoon has a golfer attired in traditional, period knickers and a cap. He is poised to putt a golf ball upon the naturalistic turf beneath him. Remarkable, minute crisp detail to the face and the attire. Hallmarks: Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1911. 5" L.
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. 13244 (first pro...
George V sterling silver posy holder. Made by S. Blanckensee & Sons in Birmingham in 1912. Conical with ball terminal. Mouth asymmetrical rim turned-down with enameled floral garland. Rests in tripod stand with 3 scrolled supports mounted to ring. Vase fully marked. Good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 2 1/8 x D 3 1/2 in. Total weight: 1.8 troy ounces. #BN393
Edwardian Art Nouveau bar pitcher. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Glass shaped and ovoid body with bracket handle and round and flat foot. Rock crystal-cut ornament: Leafing branches. On bottom: Flowers in ogee frames. On front armorial cartouche (vacant). Sterling silver collar with applied rinceaux ornament, and helmet mouth. Interlaced script monogram. Fully marked including director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition. Handle has heat check.
Dimensions: H 8 3/4 x W 4 1/4 x D 6 i...
Detailed hand chased foliates surround the naturalistic design. Green agate is inset in the form of top and side fronds of the thistle. A bottom striker and chatelaine ring upon the vesta top complete the unusual example. Hallmarks: Joseph Cook & Sons, Birmingham, 1919. 1 1/4" W., 1 7/8" H.
The handsome large sterling silver vesta case is hammered upon its front with a central medallion inscribed, Lancs & Yorks, Bulldog Match, 1909, along with chased accents. The gently curved back is undecorated and a chatelaine ring is upon the vesta's side. A striker completes the design of this unusual example marking the Bulldog event in the Lancashire and Yorkshire region. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Birmingham, 1906. 2 1/8" H., 2 1/8" W.
Unusual Antique Russian 875 silver sugar tongs. Stepped and rectilinear frame; jaws trapezoidal with raised diaper interior. Marked. Condition: Taut and functional.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 3/4 in. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BR772
Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver basket. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1907. Solid well with engraved leaves. Open sides with interlaced scroll-and-leaf pattern heightened with engraving. Rim has molded c-scrolls interspersed with scallop shells. Tapering c-scroll swing handle. Foot solid and spread. Fully marked including pattern no. 17094A (first produced in 1907) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle) 7 1/2 x D 8 3/4 in. H (without handle) ...
Japonesque sterling silver creamer and sugar. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York.
Each: Urn body on domed foot Handles high looping. Interior gilt washed. Creamer has helmet mouth. Engraved insects (dragonfly and butterfly), flowers, and blossoming branch on allover honeycomb hand-hammered ground. Handles have raised interlocking scrollwork with flowers and Moresque shapes based on Persian, the flatware pattern that was designed by Edward C. Moore and first produced in 1872.
Fully marked incl...
A nice and decorative Islamic brass bowl with edged Caligraphy from the Khoran, Mamluk revival type, Likely Damascus, Syria, 2nd. half of 19th. century.
Size: 18 cm. wide and 11 cm. high.
Condition: Choice and intact, evidens of much wear to the interior
Ex. Steen Stroemberg Collection
A pair of tall Sheffield plate candlesticks with conforming bobeche. On round bases with lines alternating with elongated ovals up the base, column and socket. This style was current around 1800. The wear or “bleed” where the copper shows is on the high places. They are 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and 5 ½ inches (14 cm) diameter at the base. No marks. Probably English.
Condition: no breaks or repairs. As with most old and real Sheffield plate polishing has taken the silver off of the high ...
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. Window: H 14 x...
Turn-of-the-century Russian 875 silver basket. Boat-form oval with pointed ends. Sides have engraved flowers, loosely arranged with entwined and shooting stems. Arched swing handle with interlocking tabs at top. Rests on four open and scrolled supports. Butler finish. Marks include kokoshnik (1896-1907). Fine condition.
Overall dimensions: H 9 1/2 x W 12 1/4 x D 6 1/2 in. Weight: 16 troy ounces. #BT673
English Georgian sterling silver salver, 1726. Square with lobed corners and same corner supports. Beautiful early Georgian. Fully marked including London assay stamp; maker’s mark worn. Good condition with nice period wear.
Dimensions: H 1 x W 5 3/4 x D 5 3/4 in. Weight: 6.4 troy ounces. #BT656
Chinese box padlock with key, made of brass, probably c 1900. Finely engraved with a bird and a dragon, a bridge and a cottage. Length "1 ¾ / 4.3 cm. Condition: fine.
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass jug decanter with silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence. Round with flat front and back; neck cylindrical with sterling silver collar and hinged and cork-lined cover. Loose and meandering leafy scrolls, floral diaper, and asymmetrical cartouches (vacant) on front and back. Glass dark green. A really nice special-occasion piece, though easy-grip handle convenient for furtive straight-from-the-bottle slugs. Fully marked including patent year 1886 and no...
Super big and super romantic turn-of-the-century sterling silver heart bowl. Made by Gorham in Providence. Solid well; curved and tapering sides with chased scrolls and ribbon bows, and pierced geometric ornament. Irregular rim with scrolls, leaves, and flowers. Three ball supports. Fully marked and numbered A4314. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 10 1/4 x D 12 in. Weight: 12.8 troy ounces. #BT587
Exotic mixed metal tea caddy. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Sterling silver ginger-jar with squat and tapering sides, short neck, and snug-fitting cover. Copper ornament with irregular scrollwork. Fully marked including pattern no. 11975, director’s letter m, and phrase “Copper and Silver”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 5.6 troy ounces. #BT602
Large turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Globular; short neck and everted rim in collar. Ball stopper. Dense overlapping and interlaced overlay in form of flower heads and tendrils. Glass is clear. Marked “Sterling Silver Deposit 68”. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 8 1/2 x D 5 1/4 in. #BT165
Turn-of-the-century Chinese hardstone koro. Bellied bowl on sturdy leg-and-paw supports. Carved foo dog side mounts with loose-mounted rings. Short neck collar and raised and reeded cover are 800 silver. Cover has German marks. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR748