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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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BJ800

Victorian sterling silver double inkwell on stand. Made by Brook & Son in Edinburgh in 1900. Rectangular stand with curved corners and tapering supports. Two centrally mounted wells between 2 fluted pen wells). Each well has a clear glass liner and flat and hinged cover with scalloped tabs and finial. Gadrooning. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 8 3/4 x D 6 in. Weight (silver only): 20 troy ounces. #BJ800

Sale Price: $1,155.00
Listed Price $1,650.00
BN657

Edwardian glass and sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectilinear clear glass block engraved with ferns and flowers. Short neck has sterling silver collar with hinged square cover. Hallmark includes pattern no. 17360 (first produced in 1909) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x W 4 x D 4 in. #BN657

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BQ301

Set of 4 novelty sterling silver ashtrays. Each in form of a playing card suit terminating in single cigarette cradle. All suits represented: Diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades. Interlaced script monogram engraved in well. A fabulous find by turn-of-the-century Newark maker Unger Bros. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions (each approx.): H 1/4 x W 2 1/8 x D 4 1/4 in. Total weight: 7 troy ounces. #BQ301

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
BN504

Pretty sterling silver and glass inkwell. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1900. Square clear glass with twisted flutes. Star cut to underside. Short neck with sterling silver collar and hinged bun cover. Pretty chased and repousse flowers on cover. Hallmarked Shiebler and Howard & Co., also in New York. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. #BN504

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BQ317

Sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum-form with hinged and cork-lined bayonet cover. Exterior encircled with charming chubby cherubs holding a strategically placed garland. Interior lined with clear glass. On underside is engraved date “January 12-1894”. Hallmark includes no. 7118 and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x D 2 1/4 in. #BQ317

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BP696

Large sterling silver ashtray in Bamboo pattern. Made by Baldwin & Miller in Newark, ca 1950. Shallow bowl with notched rim and applied golf club. Single cigarette cradle. A fun novelty from the tobacco-friendly midcentury. Hallmark includes pattern no. 13600. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 7 3/8 x D 6 1/2 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BP696

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00
BP694

Victorian sterling silver stand with 2 inkpots. Made by William Gibson & John Langman in London in 1889. Stand is rectangular with solid well and 4 leaf-mounted volute-scroll supports. Sides are pierced scrollwork and rim is notched and wavy with ogee arches. Partitions same. One long compartment and 3 smaller ones. Each inkpot: Clear glass with 4 straight sides and gently curved top. Short neck with reeded sterling silver collar and flat and overhanging hinged cover. Cover top vacant with... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BP748

Italian silver modern novelty lighter. Realistic bell pepper case with irregular lobing, striated stem, and stippled skin. Detachable lighter. Unmarked. Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 3 1/4 x D 3 in. Gross weight (without lighter): 5.4 troy ounces. #BP748

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
BQ222

Art Deco sterling silver letter opener. Made in London in 1920. Ring handle and tapering blade. Super stylish and functional. Fully hallmarked. Indistinct maker’s mark. Fine condition with sharp point.

Length: 10 7/8 in. Weight: 2.2 troy ounces. #BQ222

Sale Price: $227.50
Listed Price $325.00
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
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