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Are you unsure of how to decorate your desk? Here at Nelson & Nelson Antiques, we have a fantastic selection of antique sterling silver desk accessories available to choose from. Store matches in silver match safes. Browse our silver stamp booklets to add greater value to your collection. We even have silver cigar cutters and magnifying glasses, perfect to store inside your desk. While others may decorate their desks with ordinary trinkets, go bold and invest in something that has historical value and will appreciate with time. When you need to decorate your desk, choose Nelson & Nelson Antiques’ collection of antique sterling silver desk accessories. To learn more about of amazing antique products, please call us today.
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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
BN411

Rare and wonderful tusk cigar cutter with silver mount, ca 1890. Mount in form of two cheek-by-cheek dogs’ heads with floppy ears and eager red-glass eyes. Blades concealed in mouths, which also have some major dentition. Cigar inserted in snout front for one dog, and in snout side for the other dog. Snap go the jaws! A loyal pair of retrievers you'll want to keep close at hand.

A one-of-a-kind piece – we haven’t had anything like this in 40 years. Austrian hallmark. Condition: Rich... Click for details

Sale Price: $12,675.00
Listed Price $19,500.00
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
BN322

Antique sterling silver and enamel magnifying glass. Made by William Beatson & Sons in Sheffield. Handle straight and tapering with celadon green enamel and mount ornamented with raised beading, flowers, and leaves. Circular lens in metal frame marked Hilkinson. Silver fully hallmarked with worn date letter (possibly 1908). Excellent condition with strong color.

Dimensions: L 7 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. #BN322

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
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
BP148

Victorian sterling silver cigarette cup and lighter. Made by Louis Dee in London in 1883. Round cup with solid well and partitions. Sides have open rectangles. Flying scroll handle and conical lighter. Rests on 3 discs. Functional and advanced design. Hallmarked. On underside Parisian retailer's name Love & Harvey. Very good condition with threaded wick.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x W 8 x D 4 in. Gross weight: 13.4 troy ounces. #BP148

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
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
BP804

George V sterling silver cigar cutter. Made in London in 1912. Rectangular body with steel blades and hinged thumb rest. Functional turn-of-the-century design. Indistinct maker’s mark. Good condition with some wear especially to steel. In full working order.

Length: 6 3/8 in. #BP804

Sale Price: $129.50
Listed Price $185.00
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