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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
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
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
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

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00
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