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BS637

Edwardian Regency sterling silver and enamel letter rack. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1910. Shaped arched panels mounted to rectangular base on 4 beaded balls. Front panel enameled with pendant flower basket and garland on white arch with chevrons and zigzags, on sky-blue ground with dense scrollwork. Back panel plain. Base partitioned with two poles, each with ball terminal and same blue enamel. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong and intact color.

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Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
BS133

Antique page turner with hunt motif, ca 1920. Sculptural double-sided sterling silver handle. On front a hound catches a fox with trees in background. On back a hilly landscape. Blade flat with curved tip. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Length: 12 in. #BS133

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BS770

Japonesque sterling silver paper knife. Made by Shiebler for Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Samurai-sword scythe blade and double-sided open handle with applied seashells and grass. Blade has tooled rippling water. Visible hand hammering. A wonderful desk accessory rich in period motifs. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s stamps and no. 1307. Fine condition.

Length: 11 1/8 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BS770

Sale Price: $3,465.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
BL832

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau Rococo sterling silver letter rack.

Plain rectangular base with scrolled rim and foliate corner supports. Three identical partitions: buxom lolling lady and two cherubs holding garland at ends, surrounded by open scrollwork and foliage. Perfect for sorting correspondence. Two compartments – one for romantic, one for platonic. Fully marked including stamps for Black, Starr & Frost and Ferdinand Fuchs, and no. 642. Very good condition.

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Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BR137

Midcentury Modern 800 silver lighter. Made by Buccellati in Italy. In form of artichoke with ready-to-peal petals, leaves, and woody stem. A realistic vegetable by a maker with a reputation for figural wares. Detachable hardware. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 5 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight (silver only): 4.3 troy ounces. #BR137

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BR204

Stylish sterling silver lighter. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. Large apple with naturalistic irregular form and striated skin. Long stem with leaf. Detachable lighter set in underside. Marked “925 / Mario Buccellati”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 5 x D 4 in. Weight (without lighter): 5.5 troy ounces. #BR204

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BN789

Midcentury Modern sterling silver ashtray. Made by Spratling in Taxco, Mexico. Urn with 3 horizontal cradles and 3 ball supports. Three rows of circles applied vertically to exterior. A funny, anthropomorphic design, suggestive of a headless human. 1940s hallmark. Condition: Good with nice patina. Minor dents, especially on supports.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 3 x D 1 7/8 in. Weight: 2.4 troy ounces. #BN789 & BN790

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
BN712

Art Nouveau sterling silver letter rack. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1901. Three shaped and open descending arches mounted to rectangular base. Front and back have bracket supports. Chased leaves and flowers. A pretty turn-of-the-century desk accessory. Hallmark includes date symbol, no. B1626M, and retailer’s stamp Shreve, Crump & Low. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 7/8 x W 6 1/2 x D 2 1/4 in. Weight: 7.8 troy ounces. #BN712

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BN361

Exotic sterling silver match safe. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1884. Hinged cover has ring and underside strike. On front and back is a head of a Japanese oni, a folkloric figure. Hallmark includes no. 390 and Japanese date letter. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 1 1/4 x D 1/4 in. #BN361

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BP405

Sterling silver cigar lighter. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1920. Golf ball bowl with chained ball cover and threaded wick. Ball mounted to cradle comprising two crossed clubs mounted to raised and beaded circular base. An iconic design for the sybaritic sportsman. Hallmark includes no. 85. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 4 x D 2 1/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BP405

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BO760

Victorian sterling silver cigar lighter. Made in London in 1898. Globular and swing-mounted to circular frame set in fixed c-frame. Antler long and irregular with scalloped silver mount and wire support. A great gift for a big game hunter. Fully marked including maker’s initials JB. Very good condition with threaded wick.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 23 1/8 x D 3 1/2 in. #BO760

Sale Price: $2,625.00
Listed Price $3,750.00
BI693

Turn-of-the-century Rococo sterling silver page turner. Made by Redlich in New York. Flat and tapering blade with pointed end. Shaped and double-sided hollow terminal with floral diaper ornament and scrolls. Fully marked and numbered 1604. Very good condition.

Length: 11 3/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BI693

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
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