Pair of fancy sterling silver bowls. Made by Mauser in New York, ca 1890. Each: Lobed and bellied bowl on 4 leaf-mounted volute scrolls. Raised and turned-down quatrefoil rim with applied scrolls, flowers, and grape bunches. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 9 1/4 x D 7 1/2 in. Total weight: 40 troy ounces. #BC725
Victorian sterling silver chamberstick. Made by Horace Woodward & Co. in London in 1894. Lobed and bellied socket on raised trapezoidal base mounted to center of rectangular tray. Scrolled handle with impressed thumb rest. Thumb rest, tray, and bobeche rims gadrooned. Bobeche detachable. An inspired example of Georgian Revival. Large tray guaranteed to catch any dripping or puddling wax. Engraved armorial with Latin motto Ex candore decus (that is, Honor from sincerity). Very good condition...
Sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1900. Ovoid body, flared mouth, and c-scroll handles with realistic leaf and bud mounts. Spread foot has same applied to four supports. Interior has gilt wash. A fine design with lots of room for engraving. Hallmark includes pattern no. 14417 (first produced in 1900) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 10 x W 10 1/2 x D 6 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 54.4 troy ounces. #BP562
Art Nouveau sterling silver hand mirror. Made by Unger Bros in Newark, ca 1900. Circular with shaped ring handle. On back Venus (shown here as a full-figured gal) erupts out of the foaming waves with sunrise in background and scaly sea creature trodden underfoot. A remarkable testament to the power of female beauty. Hallmarked. Fine condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 6 1/2 in. Mirror frame diameter: 5 in. #BO564
Art Nouveau emerald glass vase with silver overlay. Made by La Pierre (part of International) in Newark, ca 1900. Baluster with flared rim and flat circular foot. Richly colored glass overlaid by engraved silver pattern: naturalistic blossoming branches and trefoils on the body contrast with abstract lines and loops on the foot. Asymmetrical frame (vacant). Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 8 1/4 x D 2 7/8 in. #BE527
Pretty Edwardian sterling silver basket. Made by Frank W. Smith in Gardner, Mass., ca 1910. Circular solid well and flared and tapering sides with pierced abstract scrollwork. Reeded swing handle. Solid spread foot. Very sweet – a perfect hostess or housewarming gift. Hallmark includes no. 3043 and Boston retailer’s name Smith, Patterson & Co. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle) 6 7/8 x D 6 1/8 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BP717
Modern sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tapering sides and flared rim. Short and straight foot. Spare and fluid with stylized ornament. Exterior has incised vertical bands of leaves and berries that run from rim through foot. Hallmark includes pattern no. 16667 and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 9 1/8 in. Heavy weight: 30 troy ounces. #BP646
Aesthetic sterling silver scent bottle. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1880. Squat tapering bowl with short neck. Cover tall and conical with lift-up cap for daubing scent. Applied wrap-around chrysanthemums. Advanced design and ornament. Hallmark includes no. 5740. Fine patina and definition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x D 2 1/4 in. Weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BP422
Pair of German 800 silver apple trees, ca 1900. Each: Upward tapering cylindrical trunk with engraved bark rooted in mossy flower-strewn ground. Gnarly branches with dense leaves and forbidden fruit. The connection between apples and temptation is especially appropriate with these trees, which were acquired from the Joan Rivers Estate. Priceless table ornaments guaranteed to set waspish wit flowing. A great gift for the wit missing the late great Miss Rivers. Hallmarked...
An Edwardian sterling silver pin or dresser tray hallmarked Birmingham, England 1903. This 5-3/4 x 2-5/8" tray has a lined interior, a rounded lip edge and a fancy EWP monogram in the central oval monogram area. It weighs 32.6 grams, it has a set of British silver hallmarks and an obscured maker's mark. It is in very good condition with no bends, corrosion, damage or repairs other than a few small and shallow dents...
Arts & Crafts trumpet-form sterling silver vase. Elongated strapwork- and- rivet-design handles are mounted upon the sides. Stylized Arts & Crafts flowerheads adorn the top within incised, banded accents. Both top- as well as base-edge rims are rolled. Hallmarks: Wakely & Wheeler, London 1907. 8 3/4" H., 4" W.
Set of 16 sterling silver demitasse cup holders and saucers with 16 bone china liners. The holders and saucers with made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1910. The liners were made by Lenox in Trenton, New Jersey.
Holder: Stepped foot and high looping scroll handle. Pierced ornament including circles and scroll-formed hearts. Saucer: Solid with deep well. Liner: Tapering with flared rim. Whitish cream ground and gilt rim and band at top on interior and exterior...
Repousse silver footed bowl. Made by S. Kirk & Son in Baltimore, ca 1880. Curved sides and raised foot. Allover repousse with fruits and flowers on stippled ground. Rim in form of trefoil arcade. A very nice piece in the historic 11/12 (that is, 916) alloy. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 7 1/8 x D 8 7/8 in. Weight: 28.7 troy ounces. #BP622
George V sterling silver salver. Made by Mappin & Webb in Sheffield in 1919. Circular with molded piecrust rim comprising scrolls and scallop shells. Rests on 3 leaf-capped volute scrolls. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x D 10 1/8 in. Weight: 17 troy ounces. #BP649
American sterling silver soup ladle, ca 1878. Tapering handle and shaped ovalish bowl. Stylized ornament. Arched terminal with chased cherub perched on scrolling tendrils, and oval frame (vacant). Bowl has engraved flowers, leaves, and scrolls. A charming piece in the advanced aesthetic taste. Indistinct maker’s mark - possibly New York maker Wood & Hughes, which had a line of stylish flatware. Hallmark includes patent date 1878. Very good condition.
Length: 12 1/2 in...
Victorian sterling silver soup ladle. Made by Thomas, Walter & Henry Holland in London in 1899. Tapering handle with deep round bowl...
George III sterling silver soup ladle. Made by George Smith III and William Fearn in London in 1792. Tapering handle with deep round bowl. Armorial engraved on terminal. Hallmarked. Good condition – very much in working order.
Length: 12 1/4 in. Weight: 4.7 troy ounces. #BO218
Edwardian sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1914. Curved and tapering sides, lobed knop, and stepped and raised foot. Chased, repousse, and applied Neoclassical ornament. At top is garland threaded through ram’s heads’ horns with pendant beaded oval frames (vacant) surrounded by flowers and trophies. On base discreet bead-and-reel. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18704 (first produced in 1914) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.