Design Drives Our Passion For Antique Sterling Silver And Antique Jewelry
German 935 silver and enamel cigarette case, ca. 1920. Rectangular and hinged. On cover three horses refresh themselves at the trough. The blue of the water is repeated in the cloudless sky. An attractive study of working animals. Interior gilt. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with strong color.
Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x W 3 3/4 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. BM107$3,500
European sterling silver and enamel cigarette case. Imported to Birmingham in 1905 by Steinhart & Co. Rectangular and hinged. On cover is bust of long-tressed temptress with rose-tinted flesh swathed in red robe. Full frontal. For PG-13 version, see BM100. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with strong color and good patina.
Dimensions: H 3 1/3 x W 3 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. BM101$4,950
European 935 silver and enamel cigarette case. Rectangular and hinged. On cover is bust of long-tressed temptress with rose-tinted flesh swathed in white gauze. Suggestive. For R-rated version, see BM101. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with strong color and good patina.
Dimensions: H 3 2/3 x W 3 1/8 in. Weight: 4.3 troy ounces. BM100$4,950
Antique Dutch 833 silver pail-form peppermint box. Ovoid with straight and tapering sides and crimped foot rim. Cover is hinged with scalloped top rim. Low-relief scenes of chubby cherubs in labor and repose. With ring mounts. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with muted patina.
Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 1 2/3 x D 1 1/3 in. Weight: 1 troy ounce. BI567$375
Fancy sterling silver desk box. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1901, for Bailey Banks & Biddle in Philadelphia. Tubular with hinged cover. Floral repousse and scrolls. On cover scrolled cartouche (vacant). Hallmark includes date symbol and retailer’s name. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 6.6 troy ounces. BL932$850
Elizabeth II sterling silver match safe. Made in London in 1977. Seated pup with neck ruff and feathered hat. Hinged bottom. A revival of a sweet Victorian design. Hallmark includes registration number from 1890s. Excellent condition with fine detail and rich patina.
Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 1 1/8 x D 1/2 in. Weight: 1.1 troy ounces. BL301$695
Edwardian silver plate biscuit box. Made by Atkin Bros. in Sheffield. Ovoid box and hinged and raised cover with ornamental finial. Mounted to ovoid stand with 4 claw-and-ball supports. Beading, linear piercing, and engraved garlands and scrolls. For highbrow treats. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with attractive patina and clear definition.
Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 9 x D 6 3/4 in. BL906$395
Sterling silver postage stamp box. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca. 1910. Rectangular with spread base and hinged cover. Cover has pierced and symmetrical ornament and central heraldic cartouche (vacant). Interior has three shallow bowls for postage stamps. Hallmarked by maker and Galt & Bro. Also numbered 1039. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 1 1/4 x W 4 2/3 x D 2 1/4 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. BL706$695
Sterling silver heart-form jewelry box. Made by Durgin in Providence, ca. 1900, for JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Heart-form with hinged and raised cover. Low relief ornament: crowned and beribboned cartouches (vacant), garlands, and cornucopias. Box and cover interior lined with black velvet. Hallmark includes maker’s and retailer’s marks as well as no. 134. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 4 1/2 x D 4 3/4 in. Total weight : 9.3 troy ounces. BL826$1,100
Sterling silver box commemorating the coronation of Elizabeth II. Made by Mappin & Webb in Birmingham in 1952. Straight and plain sides. Cover is hinged with scrolled tab. On cover top are trapezoidal engine-turned frames bordered by reeding, and central enamel plaque depicting gold and jeweled crown on white ground. Underneath is phrase Elizabeth II 1953. Box and cover interior cedar lined. Box underside lined with black leather. Hallmark includes coronation symbol. Excellent condition... Click for details$695
Sterling silver casket jewelry box. Made by Woods & Chatellier, ca. 1910, for Tiffany & Co., both in New York. Straight sides with hinged, raised, and curved cover. Allover engraved foliage: symmetrical with dynamic scrolls. Cover has molded rim and heraldic cartouche (vacant). Box interior lined with black velvet. Cover interior has gilt wash. Hallmark includes maker’s and retailers marks as well as no. 301. Excellent condition with good definition and crisp corners.
Dimensions: H... Click for details$1,200