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BR305

Set of 12 sterling silver ashtrays. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Rectangular with tapering sides and concave ovalish cradle. The individual size that makes smoking look stylish. Dangerous table accessories. Fully marked. Six have director’s letter m (1907-47) and 6 have director’s letter L (1956-ca 1965). In latter group, 2 have pattern no. 59001. All other ashtrays have pattern no. 19099. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Heavy total weight: 27... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BS627

Indian chief sterling silver letter opener. Made by William B. Kerr in New York, ca 1900. Cast terminal in form of gaunt face surrounded by feather headdress. A nice piece of turn-of-the-century Native Americana. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 10 3/8 x W 2 x D 7/8 in. Weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BS627

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
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
BS135

Turn-of-the-Century Classical Art Nouveau letter opener. Tooled and tactile double-sided silver handle in form of bosomy caryatid with drapery stretched over round belly. Blade flat with u-form tip. Appears to be unmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Length: 12 in. Gross weight: 1.6 troy ounces. #BS135

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
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.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W... Click for details

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
BS743

Art Nouveau Classical sterling silver magnifying glass. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1900. Figural frame in form of drapery-clad Athena, the goddess of Wisdom, standing on scroll and ribbon terminal with owl. Her outstretched arms support the circular frame encircled with scrolled frames (vacant) and more owls. Leaf-and-bead finial. A handy and symbolically potent desk accessory. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Theodore B. Starr) stamps, letter B, and no. 6883. Theodore B.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,975.00
Listed Price $4,250.00
BS703

Austrian cigar cutter with 900 silver mount, ca 1900. Eagle head with dense and textural feathers and red glass bead eyes. Predatory beak with hinged blade. Insert tip – Snap! A super alpha accessory. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 3/4 in. #BS703

Sale Price: $5,950.00
Listed Price $8,500.00
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
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
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
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