Austrian cigar cutter with 900 silver mount, ca 1900. Eagle head with dense and textural feathers and red glass bead eyes. Predatory beak with hinged blade. Insert tip – Snap! A super alpha accessory. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 3/4 in. #BS703
Victorian cut-glass flask with sterling silver cover. Made by Robert Pringle & Sons in London in 1899. Heart-form with flat sides and diaper pattern. Ball cover threaded and cork-lined with tooled leafing scrolls and vacant top. A lady's medicinal for swoons and palpitations. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 1 in. #BU127
Edwardian sterling silver basket. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, ca 1910. Solid and round shaped well engraved with interlaced script monogram. Flared sides with pierced diaper ornament. Molded wavy rim with cornucopias. Pierced swing handle with same and oval frame (vacant). Rests on 4 ornamental supports with garland mounts. Hallmark includes no. 10/5665. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (without handle) 4 7/8 x D 14 in. H (with handle) 11 3/4 in. Weight: 46 troy ounces...
I tested this piece with acid and it did not seem to be sterling silver.
There are no Hallmarks at all. it is a beautiful piece with high relief.
It measures 6 3/4" tall. Measures 8" across the top.
The base measures 3 3/4" across the bottom.
This has a lot of silver content form the look of it but I do not know how much...
Measuring 15.5" long x 8.25" high x 1.75" deep, this circa 1890s, wonderful and quite fancy, hand-cut iron utensil or clothing rack sports 5 hooks for hanging. It features an unusual stylized heart or perhaps even a stylized floral design which adds to its visual appeal.
Condition is very good with excellent, warm patina. Faint pitting and minimal traces of rust. A hanging-hole on each end is present for easy mounting.
A visually-attractive antique iron piece with utilitarian purpose!
Measuring 20" long x 6" high x 3" deep, this circa 1850, wonderful and quite fancy, completely hand-forged iron utensil or clothing rack sports 5 hooks for hanging. It features the ornate and unusual double ram's ear design which adds to its visual appeal - a true work of 19th century blacksmith art with utilitarian purpose.
Condition is very good with excellent patina- the natural pitting and hammer marks commensurate with a hand-forged piece. No rusting...
Edwardian sterling silver salver. Made by S. Kirk & Son Co. in Baltimore. Round with boldly beaded rim. Well engraved with central laurel wreath (vacant) and ornamented ground framed by pendant laurel wreaths. Georgian form and Regency Revival ornament. Four claw-and-ball feet. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (1903-7). Very good condition.
Large dimensions: H 1 3/4 x D 17 in. Heavy weight: 78 troy ounces. #BT966
Craftsman sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Rectangular window in flat surround with allover hand hammering on front and sides. On top rail is engraved a plain and rectangular cartouche (vacant). With glass, silk lining, and stained-wood back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including pattern no. 17262EE and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 11 1/2 x W 8 3/4 in. Window: H 10 x W 7 1/4 in...
Aesthetic sterling silver double bud vase. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1869. Two twisting calla lilies set in tubular frame. Frame threaded with central thin cylindrical handle terminating in bird on ball. Truncated cone base engraved with gadroons. An unusual design incorporating a modish motif. Fully marked including date letter and no. 990. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 1/2 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BU102
Victorian Modern sterling silver box, 1897. Rectangular with straight sides and angular corners. Cover hinged and gently curved with tapering tab. Box and cover interior cedar lined and partitioned. Box underside leather lined. Fully marked including London assay and unidentified maker’s stamp. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 7 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 14 troy ounces. #BR619
Set of 4 English Georgian sterling silver open salts, 1721-1732. Each: Oval well in spread rectilinear body with chamfered corners. An early version of the perennially popular form. Fully marked including London assay stamp, date letters for 1721, 1724, and 1732, and maker’s stamps. Good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 3 x D 2 1/4 in. Total weight: 5 troy ounces. #BR754
Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver baby cup. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1910. Straight sides and short inset foot; leaf-capped double-scroll handle. Acid-etched frieze depicting Botticelli-inspired nymphs holding hands and dancing. A sweet and chaste foray into the Florentine Quattrocento. Fully marked and numbered 1046. Very good condition with strong definition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 4 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT830
Japonesque sterling silver and mixed metal water pitcher. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1885. Globular body, straight neck, and c-scroll handle. Allover honeycomb hand hammering. Applied flowers, leafing tendrils, and butterflies. A restrained design with graceful plant and insect motifs. Fully marked including pattern no. 3077 and phrase “Sterling silver and other metals”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 7 3/8 x W 8 x D 5 1/2 in. Weight: 25 troy ounces. #BM963
Here is a pretty brush with repousse decorations of Art Nouveau lilies on the top, and fancy swirls on the handle. It measures 5-3/4” x 3". It is stamped Sterling, and there are other, illegible, marks. There is a little bit of damage to the silver at the top of the brush, which is exaggerated by the photos. The handle has an undecorated area on each side, ready for your monogram should you want one. On one side this area has some small dings to it...
Turn-of-the-Century American Art Nouveau sterling silver wine funnel. Traditional form with fruiting grapevine applied to rim. Bowl interior gilt washed. Fully marked including New York retailer’s stamp (Theodore B. Starr). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BT765
Over-the-top Gilded Age sterling silver bonbon scoop. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Shaped and open handle with flowers and scrolls. Cast figure of torch-bearing cupid in an embrace with other arm wrapped around the beloved’s head...
George III sterling silver salver. Made by Robert Rew in London in 1769. Round and ogee well with engraved armorial in floral surround. Sides tapering, and rim scrolled and gadrooned. Four leaf-capped volute scrolls. Stylish midcentury Georgian. Fully marked. Very good condition with nice patina.
Large dimensions: H 1 3/4 x D 15 in. Weight: 48 troy ounces. #BT951
Victorian Georgian sterling silver salver. Made by Elkington & Co. in Birmingham in 1894. Molded and scrolled rim with applied scallop shells alternating with leaves. Four leaf-capped volute scroll supports. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x D 12 5/8 in. Weight: 32 troy ounces. #BT142
Edwardian Georgian sterling silver salver. Made by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd in London in 1905. Round with crisp and molded curvilinear piecrust rim. Three leaf-capped volute-scroll supports. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x D 12 in. Heavy weight: 33.5 troy ounces. #BT573
Modern sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Rectangular window in flat and wide surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including pattern no. 17688 (first produced in 1910) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 x W 5 3/8 in. Window: H 5 1/2 x W 3 3/4 in. #BT984
Set of 12 antique Chrysanthemum sterling silver dinner forks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Plain 4-tined shank and shaped handle with overlapping and double-sided flowers. Terminal engraved with single-letter script monogram (K). Nice heft and balance. Great pieces in the historic pattern that was in production from 1880 to 1934. Fully marked. Very good condition and patina.
Height: 7 1/2 in. Total weight: 32.5 troy ounces. #BT970
Turn-of-the-century Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver baby cup. Made by Whiting in New York. Straight sides with molded rim and c-scroll handle. Foot skirted with low-relief leaf-and-dart border. On front acid-etched figural scene with bonneted and smocked children encountering a frog that has meandered on shore, the rippling water in background. A sweet scene that suggests the influence of Kate Greenaway. Back vacant with overhanging leafing branch. Fully marked and numbered 362A. Fine cond...
European 800 silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved corners and hinged cover. On cover is a bust of a spaniel with nuanced black and white fur with embedded red collar, pinkish nuzzle, and intent brown eye. A sensitive dog portrait on pale-yellow ground shading to green. Marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BR699
George IV sterling silver tea set. Made by Edward Farrell in London in 1822-3. This set comprises 3 pieces: Teapot, creamer, and sugar.
Teapot has squat baluster body. Cover hinged, domed, and overhanging. S-scroll spout in form of shaggy, horned beast. Handle double-scroll in stained wood. Creamer and sugar have same body and gilt-washed interiors. Decoration in style of Teniers, the dynasty of Dutch painters, who are famous for their scenes of popular life. Shown here toping, smoking, brawli...
Pair of Winthrop sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1911. Each: Tapering columnar shaft on raised foot. Urn socket with detachable bobeche. Shaft top has the classic laurel-wreath border inset with flower heads. Shaft bottom has vertical imbricated leaves. Reeding and dentil. Fully marked including pattern no. 17978B (first produced in 1911) and director’s letter m. Very good condition with strong definition.
Dimensions: H 10 x D 4 3/8 in. Total weight: 26 ...
Edwardian Georgian sterling silver salver. Made by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd in London in 1904. Round with 3 leaf-capped volute supports. Molded rim with volute scrolls. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 x D 6 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BT950
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver vanity box. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark. Cylindrical with snug-fitting cover. Flower with fluid and whiplash wraparound stem applied to body. Fully marked and numbered 1379. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 1 1/4 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BS164
A traditional gift for the tenth wedding anniversary was an item made of tin, and 19th century Americans created useful and sometimes whimsical forms to celebrate ten years. As the life span of citizens was much shorter than now, 10 years together was seen as a significant milestone and was considered a big celebration.
This tin basket measures 11 1/2" high (to top of handles), and the body is 8" wide and 3 1'2" deep, 6" to top of pointed sections at rim.
While tin items were sometimes made b...
Offered is a very scarce American coin silver claret ladle by the well-known firm of Wood & Hughes; this piece appears to date to the firm's coin silver period, between about 1845 and 1875. This piece measures about 9 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is marked with the firm's maker's mark on the flat section in the middle of the handle.
The bowl of the ladle is pierced, and the purpose for this was to allow the user to pick up the fruit in a wine or claret punch, with...
Offered is a very fine and scarce early American coin silver fish slice or server in the Kings pattern, by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks.
This piece measures about 13 inches in length overall, with a blade measuring about 7 1/4 inches in length and about 3 inches across at its...
Offered is a lovely and extremely rare example of the Old English pattern in the first few years of its development. The first moves away from the Hanoverian pattern were with the larger serving pieces, such as this soup ladle, and with some forks. The primary reason for this shift was the discomfort of using pieces like soup ladles with the turned-up handles of the Hanoverian pattern; the turned-down end of the Old English pattern was simply more comfortable in the hand.
This piece be...
Offered is a lovely and scarce matched pair of quite early Old English Feather Edge pattern platter spoons or stuffing spoons, each fully hallmarked for London, 1774 and each bearing the maker's mark of noted London silversmith Thomas Chawner. Each server is engraved with an armorial of a dog, perhaps a spaniel of some kind.
This is the earliest matched pair of stuffing spoons that I have come across. These spoons each measure about 12 1/4 inches in length and the pair weighs a total o...
Offered is a rare (at least in the United States) example of an early 19th Century Neapolitan silver teapot, bearing the maker's mark "VS" and the Neapolitan assay mark consisting of the head of Parthenope guardant, facing right. The symbol through the "N" in the hallmark (see detail picture) signals that this teapot was assayed by Paolo De Blasio, assayer in Naples 1832-1835. I'm not sure about any relationship to the current mayor of New York! The "8" below the "N" denotes the fineness - fi...
Offered is a lovely set of 19th Century French silver tea or coffee spoons by Paris silversmith François Pamphile Josan; these date to the post-1838 period. The gilding on each spoon is strong, and the design is nicely struck. Each spoon bears Josan's maker's mark and a fineness mark, perhaps for second standard (800/1000 fineness). These spoons are nicely decorated and have no engraved initials or crests, or any sign of erasure.
These spoons measure about six inches in length, and t...
Offered is a lovely Irish Georgian sterling silver hash spoon or stuffing spoon by noted Dublin silversmith Samuel Neville, and fully hallmarked (in a spot on the piece that is transitional) for Dublin, 1803 (or just possibly 1799). The prominent feature of this excellent serving piece is the armorial of a pelican in its piety, feeding its chicks with its own blood in the nest. This armorial is associated with the Stewart/Stuart clans of Ireland and elsewhere in the UK. This platter spoon als...
Here is a lovely and very old serving spoon which could have graced the dining room of any of Miss Jane Austen’s upper crust characters. It has a berry motif in the gold-washed interior of the bowl (the wash or gilt is very pale and doesn’t show up in the photos). By its hallmarks (crowned leopard’s head, lion passant, and date letter “N” with “feathers”), it was made in London during 1768-1769. The maker’s mark is a script “BB”. It measures 8-1/2" x 1-3/4", and weighs approx...