Charming tiny Chinese toggle of a dragon, carved of orange and pale yellow soapstone, recumbent dragon with his head turned to look over his shoulder, mouth carved open, traces of black pigment.
Size: 1 1/2" long
Beautifully carved soap stone figure of sage Fulushuo, he leans on an elaborately carved staff and hold the peach of longevity, on an intricately carved dark stone stand on which are carved a bat and a deer, also symbols of happiness and longevity, wonderful expression, stone of a lovely orange and green, Republic Period (circa 1910-1930).
Total size: 20 3/4" high x 8" wide x 5 1/2" deep.
Large turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Made by Cumwo in Hong Kong. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with trees and pagoda. Handle flat and shaped with chased slinking, serpentine dragon on front and back. Front has circular frame (vacant). Marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT251
Chinese export silver box, ca 1910. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover hinged, tabbed, and curved with gently curved top. Dragons on front and back wrapping round to sides. Cover top has oval frame (vacant) encircled with same. Stippled ground. Wood-lined interior. Marked “Sing Kwong”. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 6 1/8 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 17 troy ounces. #BW479
Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver box. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Cover hinged and raised with wraparound overhanging rim. On cover top is applied dragon with spiked head, sharp talons, and wraparound scaly slithering body. Also on cover top is interlaced monogram. Cedar lined interior. Marks include stamp for Wang Hing & Co., a retailer with shops in Hong Kong and Canton. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x W 6 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 16.5 troy ...
Rare mixed metal pitcher with lots of bugs. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. Globular with drum-form neck, small lip spout, and c-scroll handle. Modish insects—dragon fly, grasshopper, and butterfly—creep and dart among fluid and interlaced grass stalks applied to hand-hammered sterling silver ground heightened with floral engraving and copper inlay. A superb integration of Japonesque and Craftsman. Interlaced script monogram engraved to underside. Fully marked including pattern n...
Pair of George III cast sterling silver candlesticks. Made by William Cafe in London in 1761. Each: Twisted and knopped baluster shaft on stepped and shaped square base. Spool socket with detachable bobeche. Applied scallop shells, palmettes, and scrolling leaves. Dynamic Georgian Classicism. Fully marked. Very good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x W 4 3/4 x D 4 3/4 in. Total weight: 42 troy ounces. #BW337
Turn-of-the-century German Renaissance Revival 800 silver chatelaine. Open Grotesque mount with satyrs and cherubs embedded in leafing scrollwork. Six chains with pendant boxes, vinaigrette, 18th-century coin, miniature dog, and notebook comprising reusable leaves between top-hinged armorial covers. A seventh chain dangles pendant-less. A therapeutic assemblage of mystery receptacles, good-luck charms, fainting restorative, plus a few sheets in case of sudden literary inspiration. Guaranteed to ...
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
English Victorian silverplated novelty condiment set, ca 1872. Oval base with “bricked” floor mounted with water-pump pepper shaker: Rectilinear shaft with pierced and faceted cover and ball finial set in same shaft with 2 fixed handles and spout. Also, bucket-form open salt with tooled staves and loose-mounted handle, and milk-can mustard pot with hinged cover and same handle. Finally, a u-form box with hinged cover engraved “Cayenne". A quenching, hydrating theme for serving spices and s...
Victorian Rococo sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Cylindrical neck with turned-down rim, globular bowl, and raised foot. Chased and applied ornament: Musical trophies alternating with horn-blowing, mandolin strumming, frolicking cherubs. On shoulder perch two cast cherubs, with one supporting the garland winding down the neck. Rims have scrolls, scallop shells, and flowers. A fancy and old-fashioned design from the turn-of-the-century. Fully marked including maker’s s...
Turn-of-the-century glass bud vase with engraved silver overlay. Cylindrical beaker with flat rim in silver collar. Overlay patter comprising leafing scrolls and flowers between leafing-scroll borders. Glass is cobalt blue. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x D 2 in. #BW298
Modern sterling silver frame. Rectangular with plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) picture. Fully marked including stamp for Web, a Philadelphia maker active from the 1950s to 1970s. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 1/8 x W 5 1/8 in. Window: H 6 x W 4 in. #BW831
Edward VIII sterling silver box. Made by A. Wilcox in Birmingham in 1936. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged with triple tabs. Allover fine engine-turned grid ornament. Wood-lined interior. Open leather-lined underside. Fully marked. Good condition with a few pings.
Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 6 7/8 x D 3 5/8 in. Gross weight: 15.5 troy ounces. #BW812
Gorgeous turn-of-the-century Gilded Age sterling silver punch bowl and ladle on stand. Made by Frank W. Smith in Gardner, Mass. Curved bowl in domed foot. Stand has plain well and wide shoulder. Applied grape bunches and leaves as well as squiggly tendrils overlapping wavy vine rims. Ladle has tapering handle with same and ovoid 3-spout bowl. Holds 16 pints of genteelly fermented refreshment. All pieces engraved with interlaced script monogram. All pieces fully marked including maker’s and r...
Victorian Georgian sterling silver salver. Made by Elkington in Birmingham in 1900. Well has vacant center surrounded by beautifully engraved scrolls, leaves, and flowers. Applied bud and seed garland interspersed with scallop shells on shoulder. Scrolled and gadrooned rim. Three squashed ball supports. Fully marked including design no. 18232, which was registered in 1891. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x D 14 1/2 in. Weight: 39.5 troy ounces. #BU962
Modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) display. Italian marks including post-1967 maker’s stamp and applied small plaque for Del Conte in Florence. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 6 1/4 x W 4 3/4 in. Window: H 5 x W 3 3/8 in. #BW601
Chippendale sterling silver serving tray. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Oval well with curvilinear ogee sides and molded same rim. Traditional Georgian with good heft. Perfect for the meat course. with nice heft. Fully marked including maker’s (Frank W. Smith) and retailer’s stamps, pattern name, and no. 203. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 19 7/8 x D 13 5/8 in. Heavy weight: 45 troy ounces. #BW589