Stunning, large table mirror from the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in a magnificent Vienna Secessionist form. Relief stylized florals with a distinct Dagobert Peche influence lead to dual cabouchon elements. The tall cathedral-form surround holds its original beveled mirror in cathedral form as well. The lustrous, wooden-backed framework is signed beneath with the firm's ostrich mark. Germany circa 1910. 19 1/4" H., 11 1/8" W.
Beautiful Antique Chinese silver needle case with flower vase design and antique agate bead pendant decoration.
5 inches long overall. the needle case is 2" long.
Antique silver gilt spoon, enameled decoration of Denmark’s coat of arms. Made by Marius Hammer of Bergen, Norway, c 1900. The famous Hammer workshop (1847-1927) produced exquisite enameled cutlery and jewelry for export to other countries. Maker’s mark MH and 830 S. Length "4 / 10 cm. Condition: fine.
Two sterling silver spoons, gilt and enameled in the Imperial Russian style so much in vogue around 1900. Early makers mark for David Andersen and S to both, 925 to one and Sterling to the other spoon. Length "3 ¾ / 9.5 and 9.7 cm. Condition: fine.
Edwardian sterling silver bowl. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield in 1907. Bellied bowl with flat rim, solid rectilinear support, and raised quatrefoil petal support. Finely pierced ornament, including scrolls, leaves, and diaper inset with fleurs de lys. Solid frames vacant. Bowl rim gadrooned. A beautiful piece by a renowned maker. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x D 10 3/8 in. Weight: 28.7 troy ounces. #BP877
American sterling silver bowl, ca 1910. Solid well with tapering sides. Engraved feathery scrollwork and flowers surrounding vacant center. Applied rim with flowers and pierced scrollwork. Fancy and lively. Hallmarked Roger Williams, a Providence maker active in the early 20th century. Hallmark includes number B239. Very good condition and nuanced patina.
Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x D 12 1/4 in. Heavy weight: 33.9 troy ounces. #BP850
Chinese export silver tea caddy, ca 1900. Rectangular with straight sides and wrap-around dragon in relief on stippled ground – a scaly, slithering beast that scares off poachers of precious leaves. Short neck with interior plug and snug-fitting cap. Fancy and flamboyant. Hallmarked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 3 x D 3 in. Weight: 6.7 troy ounces. #BP815
Unusual and exotic sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1892. Tapering body with lobed horizontal rings and round raised foot. Acid-etched dense and vertical repeating pattern comprising stylized leaves and flowers with intertwined curvilinear stems. Neck plain and short. Advanced form and ornament. Hallmark includes pattern no. 11180 (first produced in 1892) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Condition: Fine definition and deep patina.
Dimensions: H 10 1/4 x D 4 in...
Nautical coin silver water pitcher. Made by William Gale in New York, ca 1860. Ovoid body with round stepped foot and helmet mount. Cable applied to rims, foot, and body. S-scroll handle in form of thick and coarse rope. A fine and functional addition to a marine décor. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 12 x W 8 x D 5 1/2 in. Weight: 31 troy ounces. #ROB
Sterling silver basket with clear glass liner. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, ca 1900. Wide and scalloped mouth, tapering sides, and raised foot. Fixed c-scroll handle. Floral ornament including alternating flower and leaf borders and flower baskets alternating with musical trophies. Pretty Rococo inspiration. Liner has scalloped rim and is detachable. Hallmark includes no. 6633/175. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle) 16 1/2 x W 10 x D 8 in...
German silver beaker, 18th C. Ovoid with slightly flattened form. Rim has incised and gilt band. A beautiful piece rich in history. Nuremberg hallmark. Condition: Good with period patina. The gilding is mellowed to pale yellow. Attractive handling wear.
Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 3 3/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BM870
George V sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Daniel & John Wellby in London in 1913. Bowl has flared rim, capped s-scroll side handles, and inset stepped foot. Cover double-domed with vase finial. Cut-out shapes applied to cover and bowl base for a stencil effect. Compact with lots of room for engraving. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 8 x W 8 7/8 x D 5 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 32.2 troy ounces. #BP869
Set of 8 Chinese export silver cordials, ca 1910. Each: Tapering bowl on knopped stem on raised foot mounted to round base. Scary, scaly dragon applied to bowl as well as an unidentified tentacular mass, suggestive of a firewater-induced hallucination. Two cordials unmarked. The remaining 6 are hallmarked with P set in star and number 900 (4 also marked with Chinese characters). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 1 1/2 in. Total weight: 9.6 troy ounces. #BP702
American emerald glass basket with silver overlay, ca 1910. Wide mouth and cylindrical fluted body with spread foot. Fixed silver v-form handle with studded mounts that “tug up” the sides. Floral-form overlay with intertwined stems. Foot has repeating pattern with alternating stem flowers and fleurs de lys. Glass a slightly olive shade. Ground pontil mark. Appears to be unmarked. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle) 12 3/8 x W 7 1/2 x D 5 in. #BN286
Pair of Edwardian sterling silver sugar shakers. Made by George Nathan & Ridley Hayes in Chester in 1904. Each: Baluster on stepped foot. Half fluting and engraved coronet. Dome cover with pierced and engraved flowers, leaves, and scrolls as well as vase finial. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Large dimensions: H 8 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. Total weight: 19.6 troy ounces. #BM947
Stunning Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made in Vienna by the Argentor workshop circa 1902. A frieze of elegant reticulated foliates rises above a raised support base. The tops of the six-leaf forms create a scallop-design opening. The Argentor firm, located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna, was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalog, page 82. 4 1/2" H.
Sterling silver water pitcher in Olympian pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Globular with drum-form neck, small lip spout, and leaf-mounted handle. Rinceaux frieze inhabited by harp-strumming, love-making, and peekaboo-playing figures. Dense repousse with the figures absorbed in the rolling leafy scrollwork. A beautiful hollowware specimen in the celebrated Beaux-Arts pattern that was conceived by French designer F. Antoine Heller. Hallmark includes pattern no...
Set of 10 Chinese export silver cocktail cups, ca 1910. Each: Pierced conical bowl, cylindrical stem, and flat circular foot. Bowl decorated with exotic pagodas, blossoming prunus branches, and rickshaw-pulling natives. Foot stippled. Clear glass liner. Fun fantasy drinking vessels for a really memorable party. Hallmark includes Chinese characters and word Sterling. Cups: Very good condition with deep patina...