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BQ279

Hard-to-find sterling silver miniature watering can. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Drum-form with diagonal spout and crimped and high-looping c-scroll handle. A great gift - rich in practical and metaphorical possibilities. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 4 3/8 x D 2 in. Weight: 1.6 troy ounces. #BQ279

Sale Price: $486.50
Listed Price $695.00
BQ202

Antique sterling silver paperclip. Shaped in form of bulldog’s head with saggy jowls, heavily lidded eyes, and clipped ears. A great alpha accessory for serious paperwork. Maker’s mark obliterated when imported to Birmingham, England in 1880. Possibly Gorham. Very good condition with taut spring and rich patina.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 3 1/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 5.8 troy ounces. #BQ202

Sale Price: $1,365.00
Listed Price $1,950.00
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
BQ139

Novelty sterling silver postage stamp envelope. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1890. Envelope engraved with script direction and franked with an enameled George Washington 2-cent that is canceled "New York / Dec 25 / 10 AM / 90". A second cancellation on back. Script presentation engraved on flap interior “Papa from Gladys”. The envelope contains a leather-bound booklet with thin translucent leaves for holding stamps.

A poignant period piece with a nice Christmas association.... Click for details

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BP697

Rococo sterling silver letter rack. Made by Howard & Co. in New York, ca 1900. Solid base and back with single open partition and hinged easel support. Leafy scrolls and pierced diaper ornament. A dynamic design that will give a touch of romance to bill-paying night. Hallmark includes no. 6270. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 x W 8 1/2 x D 2 in. Weight: 16.3 troy ounces. #BP697

Sale Price: $1,225.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
BO658

Stylish sterling silver desk clock. Made by Bulgari in Geneva. Sectioned fluted column on rectangular base. A Swiss movement in a Classical case. A great gift for an architect. Hallmarked. Condition: Firescaling. Otherwise very good.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 1 3/4 in. #BO658

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
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
BP749

Italian 800 silver fruit-form lighter. Case in form of ripe pomegranate with broken skin exposing dense seeds. Detachable lighter mounted to interior. Hallmark (1968 to present) with Florentine maker’s mark Brandimarte. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 3 in. Weight (case only): 3 troy ounces. #BP749

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
BP468

Edwardian sterling silver smoking set. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca. 1916. This set comprises 1 tray, 4 ashtrays, and 1 lighter.

Tray has 4 plain wells: 2 rectangles for cigars and cigarettes, 1 square for matches, and 1 circle for lighter. Cigar lighter is squat and curved with high scroll handles at sides and hinged and tubular cover. Ashtrays are rectangular with concave rest and well. All pieces decorated with dense acid-etched rinceaux. A beautiful set from the days when a... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BO789

Sterling silver traveling notepad case. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular, double-sided, and hinged. Interior has bracket for holding paper. The piece comes stocked with a clean cream pad. Hallmarked. Fine form.

Dimensions: H 1/8 x W 3 7/8 x D 2 3/8 in. Gross weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BO789

Sale Price: $157.50
Listed Price $225.00
BO446

George V celluloid perpetual calendar in sterling silver frame. Made in Birmingham in 1924. Face has printed calendar. On side is the paper weekday strip, which can be manipulated by lever on the back. Back also celluloid with hinged support. Indistinct maker’s mark. Functioning condition. Frame very good. Some wear and discoloration to celluloid and paper. Back slightly detached.

Dimensions: 3 5/8 x W 4 7/8 x D 1/4 in. BO446

Sale Price: $157.50
Listed Price $225.00
BO943

Sterling silver ashtray. Made by Baldwin & Miller in Newark, ca 1950. Shallow bowl with notched rim and applied golf club. Single cigarette cradle. A fun novelty piece from the tobacco-friendly midcentury. Hallmark includes pattern name Bamboo and no. 944. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 x W 5 1/2 x D 5 3/8 in. Weight: 4.2 troy ounces. #BO943

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
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