Chinese scholar’s brush washer turned out of buffalo horn with four carved chimeras in different attitudes along its perimeter and key fret collar around its mouth. Does not photograph well. Superbly beautiful material with even texture and subtle translucency. Wonderful item for scholar’s desk. Width 2 7/8 inches, height 7/8 inches.
This is a truly lovely 5-piece sterling silver dressing table set inset with superb quality guilloche enamel in a gorgeous shade of deeply saturated rose pink. Made by Charles S. Green in Birmingham. The set consists of a hand mirror, a hair brush, a comb, a clothes brush, a shoe horn and a button hook, all beautifully made and prettily decorated to the very highest standards. The streamlined elongated shapes of the mirror and the hair brush together with their elegantly tapering handles are p...
This elegant Antique set of 6 Chinese Silver Coffee Spoons was made circa 1890. Each spoon is hallmarked “SF” for the maker, 90 for the silver standard and a Chinese character mark. The bowl of the spoon is of plain design. The stem is wrapped from the midsection to the terminal with a thick wire form piece of silver. The stem is finished with a wreath form plaque centering a Chinese character. Length: 4 5/8 Inches. Weight: 2.75 Troy Ounces. Excellent Condition.
Belle Epoque 950 silver vanity set. Made by Gustave Keller in Paris, ca 1910. This set comprises (dimensions in inches): 2 hair brushes (8 3/4), 2 hair brushes (7 1/4), 2 clothes brushes (7 1/8), makeup brush (3 7/8), table mirror (16 1/2 x 12 3/4), hand mirror (10 3/8), 2 jars (5), 2 jars (2 3/4), 2 bottles (6 1/2), 2 bottles (6 1/4), 2 rouge pots (7/8), 2 lipstick cases (2), nail buffer (5 1/2), scissors (3), scissors (2 3/4), nail file (7 1/8), nail file (6 3/8), tweezers (6 1/8), 2 candlesti...
Chinese export silver frame, ca 1910. Oval window in pierced rectangular surround made up of chrysanthemums—fluid, bunchy flower heads joined by stems and leaves. At top circular mono plate (vacant). At bottom two stubby stem supports. With glass, silk lining and hinged wire support. Marks include stamp for Zee Wo & Co., a Shanghai silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 8 1/4 x W 6 1/4 in. Window: H 5 7/8 x W 4 3/8 in. #BR586
Pair of Chinese silver gilt filigree lanterns, ca 1920. Each: Multifoil bowl and domed cover with nesting bird finial. Tubular shaft and open and lobed foot mounted to rosewood base. Red enamel flowers with cabochon stones. Scrolled brackets mounted under bowl and to foot. Same on cover with pendant coral beads. Flamboyant and colorful with jangly danglies. No mark visible. Very good condition.
Overall dimensions: H 12 1/2 x D 4 1/2 in. #BT450
Chinese export silver serving fork, ca 1910. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and plants. Handle tapering and hollow. A scary, scaly dragon with slinking talons applied to handle front and back. Marks including stamp for Wang Hing, a noted Hong Kong silversmith and retailer. Very good condition.
Length: 8 5/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BT254
Chinese export silver picture frame. Rectangular window in same surround with arched top comprising pierced and dense blossoming prunus branches with scrolled branches at base and 3 rondels inset with Chinese characters at top. With glass, silk lining, and hinged bamboo-style support. Marks include maker’s stamp for Wang Hing, who was active in Hong Kong in the late 19th and early 20th century. Very good condition.
Dimensions: Frame: H 7 7/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 4 5/8 x W 3 in. #BR583
Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Retailed by Tuck Chang in Shanghai. Scalloped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and grass. Handle tapering and hollow. Double-sided ornament with birds perched on blossoming prunus branches. Marked. Very good condition.
Length: 9 5/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BT255
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 silver gilt filigree box with enamel and carved jade, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved corners and hinged cover with scrolled tab. Enamel scrolls and flowers in shades of blue, green, pink, and white applied to mesh ground. Cover has cabled oval inset with carved jade. Gilt interior. Beautiful color and age-related toning. Marked “Silver”. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 4 1/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Gross weight: 10.5 troy ounces. #BS807
Turn-of-the-century Love’s Dream sterling silver having mug. Made by Unger Bros in Newark. Traditional form with flared rim and c-scroll handle. On front Love in the figure of a smooth-cheeked winged cherub embraces Venus amidst fluffy clouds. Interior has pierced partition for holding brush. Fully marked and numbered 762. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 x W 4 3/8 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BR686
This is a beautiful American Sterling Silver and crystal vanity set decorated with fine quality guilloche enamel in a lovely shade of rose pink. It comprises 9 pieces, a hand mirror, and a hair brush a powder jar, a large perfume bottle, a bottom hook, a comb, a shoe horn, a nail file and a tray.
The crystal is cut with an elegant design of flowers, leaves and bow all around the body.
The enamel is adorned with a geometric motif giving to the set a special touch of elegance.
The set is in e...
Modern Empire vanity set in 800 silver. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. This set comprises hand mirror, hairbrush, clothes brush, and jar. Each: Beribboned wreath applied to center with finely engine-turned radiating lines. Wreath interior vacant. Rims have partial gadrooning. Foliate mounts. Mirror and hairbrush have oval frames. Clothes brush is tubular. Jar is round and faceted clear glass. Mirror glass is beveled. Hallmark (1944-68). Very good condition. Bristles clean and stiff. Mirro...
Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver sleigh. Shaped ovoid body with chased scrolls and flowers mounted to ornamental runners harnessed to bristly-furred and flamboyantly-horned reindeer. A fantasy vehicle that seats one. Get away from bad vibes and virus. Marked “800”. Very good condition with nice patina.
Overall dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 9 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. Total weight: 11.5 troy ounces. #BT194
Pretty sterling silver, enamel, and glass vanity set. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1928. This set comprises hand mirror, hair brush, comb, powder jar, and rouge pot.
All: Pink roses in radiating white frame on blue guilloche ground – a soft and pretty Edwardian motif. The mirror and brush have shield-form frames. Mirror glass beveled. The jar and pot are round in clear glass with cut and acid-etched abstract garland and square and canted covers. Fully marked. One piece has c...
Art Nouveau vanity set in gilt 950 silver and clear glass. Made by Pierre Kotowski in France, ca. 1900. This set comprises 1 hand mirror (L 10 1/2 in.), 1 hairbrush (L 8 1/4 in.), 2 hairbrushes (9 1/4 in.), 1 clothing brush (L 8 in.), 1 clothing brush (L 7 1/4 in.), 2 colognes (H 7 7/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in.), 2 colognes (H 6 3/4 x W 3 x D 3 in.), 1 jar (H 5 1/2 x D 4 1/8 in.), 1 jar (H 3 1/2 x D 3 7/8 in.), 1 box (H 3 1/4 x W 5 x D 3 3/4 in.), and 1 box (H 3 x W 9 1/8 x D 3 1/4 in.).
Edwardian Classical sterling silver cake plate. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1915. Round and shallow with curvilinear molded rim, and chased and applied border comprising scallop shells alternating with paterae. Short and stepped foot. A fancy addition to the tea table. Fully marked including patter no. 18925A (first produced in 1915) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x D 11 1/2 in. Weight: 25 troy ounces. #ROB
Victorian cameo glass and sterling silver perfume vial. Made by William Stringer Mills in London in 1885. V-form; short neck in threaded collar and sterling silver ball cover. Glass is pinkish red with lush and fluid white flowers, tendrils, and leaves. Fully marked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 7 1/8 x W 1 1/2 x D 1 1/4 in. #BN402