Aesthetic sterling silver mug. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca. 1870. Conical bowl, scrolled-bracket handle, and circular foot. Curvilinear ornament engraved near rim. Foot is lobed. Figure of swaddled infant mounted to handle top. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 x W 4 ½ x D 3 ¼ in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. BH533
Sterling silver slotted spoon in Medallion pattern. Made by Gorham, C 1875. Tapering and curved handle terminating in circular bowl. Handle decorated with linear ornament, scrollwork, flower, and woman’s profile on medallion. Bowl has scalloped rim, piercing, and gilt residue. An early example of the historic Gorham pattern. (Medallion was first produced in 1864.) Fully hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Length: 6 in. Weight: 1.3 Troy Ounces. AS711
An Antique American Sterling Silver Napkin Ring engraved with a flora and fauna motif, made by Gorham Mfg. Corp., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1890, Fully Hallmarked. Nice Patina. Excellent Condition. W. 1 ¾ in. D. 1 ¾ in.
Early sterling silver covered serving dish on stand. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. at 550 Broadway, New York, ca late 1850s. Curved bowl with flat rim set in tripod frame with paw supports and central ring stretcher supporting heating element. Cover gently domed with cast conch finial and engraved armorial (Latin motto translates as “Fortune, companion of virtue”). Elegant form unified by ornamental borders with trefoil-inset circles on lined ground. Stand supports further enliven...
Aesthetic sterling silver compote. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1870. Shallow round bowl mounted to conical support on flat foot. A spare form suggestive of the Greek kylix with low-slung side handles terminating in volute scrolls with rim-mounted leaves. A cast bird with flapping wings is mounted to each scroll. Fluid and stylized flowers engraved to support. Fine craftsmanship and innovative Classicism that suggest the maker was John R. Wendt, who was active in New York during the...