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BT315

Mexican trinket box, ca 1950. Low and rectangular with corner bracket supports. Cover hinged and gently curved with overhang. Luminous and irregular abalone veneer in form of square tesserae applied to sides and cover top. Box interior lined with stained wood. Marked “Alpaca / Mexico”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 5 3/4 x D 4 1/4 in. #BT315

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
BR653

Set of 14 turn-of-the-century German sterling silver boxes in form of bobble-head musicians. A cymbal-clanging, drum-beating, horn-heavy band with a lone flautist and couple cellists thrown in. A raucous bunch. Rotund bodies squeezed into olden-days doublet and hose with neck ruff covers. Feather-capped heads bob, bob, bobbin’ along to music. Perfect timing not guaranteed.

German marks. Most have early 20th-century English import marks for Chester and London. The importer was Berthold... Click for details

Sale Price: $19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BR592

Midcentury Modern sterling silver figural fruit box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Apple form with ovoid body and detachable curved shoulder with leafy stem. Elegant, abstracted form with rich gilding. Fully marked including pattern no. 23748. Very good condition with nice toning.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BR592 & BR593

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BI341

Pretty repousse sterling silver powder box. Retailed by JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Drum form with straight sides and curved overhanging cover. Sides and cover top decorated with flowers in stippled ground. Comes with fluffy puff to keep your complexion a ladylike alabaster. Fully marked including no. 176, and maker’s and retailer’s stamps. The maker was Fuchs & Biederhase who were active in New York, ca 1891-6. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Gross weight: 4 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BS987

Pair of German 800 silver figural spice boxes, ca 1910. Each: Pheasant with ovoid body and clawed and scaly talons. Head detachable with pierced interior cap. Clawed and scaly talons Welcome dinner party guests, though wings hinged for flight if conversation gets too dull. Marked. Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 6 1/4 x W 3 x D 12 3/4 in. Wingspan: 4 1/2 in. Total weight: 22 troy ounces. #BS987

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BR543

Modern sterling silver and malachite box. Made by William Seitz in New York, ca 1970. Oval with plain spread foot. Thick and tapering finial on oval ground mounted to flush malachite surround. Silver has dense and irregular striation. Interior gilt-washed with visible hand hammering. Substantial. Fully marked including phrase “Handwrought”. Condition: Nice patina. Malachite has a hairline crack and tiny rim repair.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 4 1/2 x D 4 in. #BR543

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
BN994

German 930 silver novelty trinket box. Imported to England in 1900 by Elly Isaac Miller in London. Rococo shoe with chased floral garlands and open bands. Insole has hinged cover. Raised elf toe and plain heel. German maker’s and English importer's marks. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 5/8 x D 4 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BN994

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BR496

Turn-of-the-century American Edwardian sterling silver box. Retailed by Black, Starr & Frost in New York. Round with plain and solid spread foot. Sides open basket-weave with beaded flower heads. Cover gently raised with ball finial chased ornament mixing rococo and regal—floral garlands and cornucopias, ribbon, and crown. Open bottom. With detachable cobalt glass liner. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp and no. 41. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 x D 7 in. Weight... Click for details

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BQ950

Antique German 800 silver figural box in form of old-fashioned belle. She wears a snug bodice and ruffled crinoline skirt, and holds a fan in one hand and posy in the other. Her face is hidden by a wide-brimmed straw hat. A beautiful woman with a secret: The top half comes off and the bottom half is a receptacle. Boxy lady!

Fully marked including maker’s stamp for Weinranck & Schmidt, who were active in the 1880s and ’90s. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 8 1/2 x D 5... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BN943

Dutch 833 silver figural box, 1927. Sweet and small bird with firm downy body, wide erect tail, and scaly talons. Head detachable. Fully marked including date letter and export symbol. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 5 1/8 x W 2 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 7.3 troy ounces. #BN943

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BJ751

Large Art Deco-Style silver box. Box is lozenge-form, and has reeded rim and hinged cover. Rests on 4 block supports with ebonized wood. Sides have rectangular inlaid panels. Inlaid trapezoidal key plate and central lozenge panel on cover. A geometric design that mixes precious metal with natural materials. Box and cover interior lined with antique fabric as is box underside. With key.

Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 15 3/4 x D 9 1/2 in. Gross weight: 71.2 troy... Click for details

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