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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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BQ971

Edwardian glass and sterling silver inkwell. Made in England in 1902 for Asprey in London. Clear glass with curved shoulders and faceted diaper ornament cut to underside. Short neck with sterling silver collar and hinged cover. With detachable green glass liner. Fully marked on collar including retailer’s and indistinct London maker’s stamps. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x D 4 3/8 in. #BQ971

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
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
BS647

Novelty sterling silver and mixed metal letter opener with Native American motif. Retailed by Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston, ca 1910. Cast handle in form of Indian chief head with noble and austere face and full feather headdress. Flat, tapering, and hand-hammered blade in style of stained hide. A fully developed specimen of a popular motif that suggests the work of Joseph Heinrich, a turn-of-the-century maker active in New York and France. Fully marked with retailer’s stamp, no. 20, and... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BS206

Victorian sterling silver and glass inkwell. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1889. Drum form with curved shoulder and zipper-cut twisted flutes. Short neck with sterling silver collar and hinged ball cover with allover floral repousse. Sterling silver base collar with chased floral garland. A pretty yesteryear artefact. Fully marked including date symbol and no. S633. Very good condition with beautiful patina.

Dimensions: H 4 5/8 x D 2 3/4 in. #BS206 & BS207

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BS607

Large American sterling silver novelty paper clip in form of Indian chief head, ca 1900. Front has feathered headdress and stern visage. Back plain. Adds a touch of adventure to bill paying night. Stamped “Sterling”. Very good condition with taut spring and fine detail.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 7 x D 4 1/8 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BS607

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BL909

Antique American sterling silver magnifying glass, ca 1900. Long tapering handle with allover floral repousse. Circular mono plate (vacant) at handle end. Circular lens in stainless steel frame. A great desk accessory. Hallmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 13 7/8 x D 4 in. #BL909

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BS199

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass and sterling silver inkwell. Made by Meriden Britannia (part of International) for Black, Starr & Frost in New York. Clear glass with straight sides and curved shoulders. Tubular well. Loose and fluid acid-etched flowers. Star cut to underside. Short neck with sterling silver collar and hinged cover. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s stamps. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. #BS199

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BQ905

Beautiful sterling silver letter opener. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. Plain tapering blade and applied handle in form of fluid and dynamic leafy shell. A marvelous return-to-paper desk accessory. Italian hallmark (1944-68) including maker’s stamp “M. Buccellati / Italy” and code “26M”. Very good condition.

Length: 10 1/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BQ905

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BS584

Japonesque sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1882. Drum form with curved shoulder, short neck, and hinged and cork-lined bayonet cover. Leaves and tendrils and butterflies, too, applied to honeycomb hand-hammered ground. Bonus bug (a modish beetle) on cover. Interior glass lined. Fully marked including pattern no. 6771 (first produced in 1882), director’s letter M (1873-91), and phrase “Sterling-Silver”. Excellent condition and patina.

Large dimensions: H 4... Click for details

Sale Price: $9,100.00
Listed Price $14,000.00
AV260

Edwardian sterling silver double inkwell on stand. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1910. Rectangular stand with 2 square bottle wells and tubular pen rest. Three-sided gallery rail with pierced scrollwork and scrolled egg-and-dart rim. Corner leaf-mounted scrolled supports. Each bottle: Rectangular clear glass with tubular well. Facets and diaper cut to underside. Sterling silver collar ring and hinged cover.

Hallmark includes no. 955 and retailer’s stamp (T. Kirkpatrick... Click for details

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
BN881

Antique sterling silver letter opener. Cast terminal in form of Indian chief with feathered headdress and intense, gaunt face. A nice piece of turn-of-the-century Native Americana. Hallmarked “Sterling 97”. Very good condition with strong definition.

Length: 10 1/2 in. Weight: 6.4 troy ounces. #BN881

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