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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
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
AW242

Art Nouveau glass and sterling silver inkwell. Made by Gorham in Providence. Rectilinear clear glass block bulbous well. Sides have carved ornament: Fluid scrollwork and stylized flowers. Short neck in sterling silver collar surrounded by squarish same mount and hinged cover. Engraved interlaced script monogram and interlaced scrolls, flowers, and leaves. Hallmark includes no. D788. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. #AW242

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
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
BM975

Antique magnifying glass, ca 1900. Tapering mother of pearl handle overlaid with silver scrollwork. Circular lens in metal frame. Handle marked “sterling”. Nice condition.

Length: 11 in. Lens diameter: 4 in. #BM975

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BM793

Sterling silver and cut glass inkwell. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1890. Drum-form with brilliant-cut twisted lobes. Short neck in silver collar with hinged bun cover. Cover has repousse flowers and bow-tied ribbons. Center vacant. Hallmark includes no. 49. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 3 1/2 in. BM793

Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
BL833

Edwardian sterling silver and enamel inkwell. Made by Grinsell & Sons in London in 1906. Dome base with reeded foot and rim and hinged cover. On cover top is inset enamel plaque: a cat sits on its haunches, front legs stiffened, ears erect, and gaze intense. Wonderful details include the shaded striping and fluffy chest fur. The pink nose is another sweet touch. A soft but stern kitty – a guaranteed cure for writer’s block. Clear glass well and cut-glass underside. Hallmarked. ... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
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