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BO884

Pair of Chinese export silver candlesticks. Made by Luen Wo in Shanghai, ca 1900. Each: tubular shaft with spool socket and raised square base. Flowers (irises) with curvilinear stems and leaves applied to stippled ground. A great “rebound” design that showcases a Westernized Asian motif. Hallmarked. Very good condition with rich patina and fine details.

Dimensions: H 8 7/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Weighted. #BO884

Sale Price: $4,900.00
Listed Price $7,000.00
BM761

Chinese export silver salver, ca 1890. Large and shaped. Well has engraved bamboo and blossoming branches, and is populated with birds, including cranes and peacocks. They fly, perch, and peck the ground. Central Greek key frame engraved with interlaced monogram. Rim has applied blossoming branches. Four blossoming branch supports. Hallmarked Luen-Wo, a Shanghai maker active from the late 19th until early 20th century. Nice condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 17 1/2 x W 12 7/8... Click for details

Sale Price: $11,375.00
Listed Price $17,500.00
BO348

Colonial Indian silver tea set, ca 1900. This set comprises teapot, creamer, and sugar.

Each: globular with scalloped rim and stepped foot. Handles rectilinear brackets. Teapot has finial in form of elephant seated in lotus position. Decorated with arcade frames inset with chased and repousse scenes of daily life on stippled ground: figures (some wearing turbans) carry water, make music, and meditate. Local color includes palm trees. A great roundup of exotic motifs. Sweet Raj-era... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BM716

One of the best Japanese silver centerpiece bowls we have had the privilege to sell. Curved sides with applied chrysanthemums: lots of flower heads with overlapping stems. Three faceted and stippled scroll supports with large leaf mounts. Double-walled. Hallmarked. Meiji era, ca 1890. Excellent condition with nice patina.

Large dimensions: H 7 1/2 x D 13 in. Heavy weight: 95.5 troy ounces. BM716

Sale Price: $19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BM653

Rare Chinese silver and enamel bowl, ca 1900. Curved and lobed sides. Raised foot. Incised frames with enameled bamboo, chrysanthemum, and birds perched on blossoming branches – wonderful period motifs finely depicted. Hallmark includes Chinese characters. Strong color and deep patina.

Dimensions: H 4 x D 7 5/8 in. Weight: 22.6 troy ounces. BM653

Sale Price: $19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BM548

Distinguished silver desk box. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and gently curved with tapering tab. Box and cover interior cedar-lined and partitioned. Box underside lined with black leather. Hallmark possibly Chinese. Fine condition with crisp corners and snug-fitting cover.

Dimensions: H 2 x W 9 7/8 x D 3 5/8 in. Total weight: 24 troy ounces. BM548

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BO114

Chinese Export silver footed basket, ca. 1910. Solid well and open sides with garland on trellis. C-scroll swing handle with same. Molded curvilinear rim. Short concave stem and stepped foot. Hallmarked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (with handle): 6 3/4 in. H (without handle) 3 1/8 x D 6 in. 7 troy ounces. BO114

Sale Price: $416.50
Listed Price $595.00
1120

Amusing shakudo brooch with copper and gold detail featuring a woman in repose. The brooch is braced by a sterling silver mount. Made in Japan. Meiji period, ca. 1880. Excellent condition with fabulous patina.

Length: 2 3/8 in. #1120

Sale Price: $1,995.00
Listed Price $2,850.00
1119

Charming rectangular Shakudo brooch with gold and silver detail featuring a laughing man. The brooch is braced by a 12K gold mount. Made in Japan. Meiji era, ca. 1880. Excellent condition with fine patina.

Dimensions: H 7/8 x L 1 7/8 in. #1119

Sale Price: $2,625.00
Listed Price $3,750.00
1118

A delightful Shakudo brooch featuring a laughing face with exaggerated features including large copper lips as well as copper rope detail. Made in Japan. Meiji era, ca. 1880. Excellent condition with lovely patina.

Dimensions: H 3/4 x L 1 3/4 in. #1118

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BL694

Chinese export silver vanity set, ca. 1900. This set comprises 4 pieces: 1 hand mirror, 1 hairbrush, 1 hair comb, and 1 clothing brush.

Each: a scary, scaly, and slithery dragon in relief on honeycomb ground. Vacant cartouche. Hairbrush and mirror are shield form. Mirror has beveled glass. Clothing brush tubular with arched ends. A fine gift for a dramatic and charismatic woman. Chinese hallmark with no. 85. Condition: Excellent. brushes have stiff and clean bristles. Comb teeth straight... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,470.00
Listed Price $2,100.00
BI068

Japanese clear glass decanter and stopper with 970 silver basket overlay, ca. 1920. The decanter is concave with concave cylindrical neck. Ball stopper has short plug. Basket-weave overlay. Stopper top is solid silver. Hallmarked “Silver 970.” Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 11 ½ x D 5 ½ in. BI068

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
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