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BR304

German Rococo 800 silver sleigh, ca 1900. Scrolled and asymmetrical sides with chased scrollwork mounted to open scrollwork frame on scrolled runners. Winged cherub head figurehead. A frothy fantasy vehicle that is harnessed to a sturdy quadruped with massive antlers (possibly a reindeer). A nice Christmas association, though a great year-round table ornament. Interior richly gilt to complement the shimmer of foil-wrapped treats. Marked “800”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
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
BH770

French 950 silver figure of elephant. A might beast in mid-stride with raised trunk, flapping ears, swinging tail, and sharp tusks. Nice details including saggy, textured skin. Marks: Minerva head and “Bry & Cie”, a Parisian maker and retailer established in the late 1930s. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 8 x D 3 3/4 in. Very heavy weight: 59 troy ounces. #BH770

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BN988

Fabulous quality silver bird. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan, ca 1930s. Bird in tucked-in mode with wings close to body. Imbricated feathers heightened with engraving as well as bristly wire down. Head turned to side with long closed bill. A poignant figure with the bird’s retreat inside leaf-and-twig nest suggestive of vulnerability. Detachable oval woven basket. A desirable early piece in 800 silver. Fully marked with “800” and “Mario Buccellati”. Fine... Click for details

Sale Price: $21,125.00
Listed Price $32,500.00
BQ473

Fine pair of German 830 silver pheasants, ca 1910. A male-female couple with downy bodies, long tails, upright busts with alert heads, and scaly talons. The male has an impressive crown and neck ruff. Hallmarked. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: Male: H 6 x W 13 x D 2 1/4 in. Female: H 5 3/4 x W 13 x D 2 1/8 in. Total weight: 23 troy ounces. #BQ473

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
BQ191

Sterling silver dog-form salt and pepper shakers. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York in 1881. Each: cast figure of stocky seated pup with stiff forelegs and curlicue tail. Flat face with exophthalmic eyes and short snout. Head pierced and detachable. Very sweet and very desirable. Hallmarked. One hallmark includes year. Great condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 7/8 x D 1 3/8 in. Total weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BQ191

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BM994

Nesting duck figure in 800 silver. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan, ca 1930s. The bird is in full tucked-down mode with wings close to body. Engraved and overlapping feathers on body and tail as well as bristly wire feathers on neck, head, and wings. Head turned to the side with unusual long bill (perhaps characteristic of the Lombard species). Expression alert with vulnerability suggested by the bird’s retreat and stillness. Hallmarked. Very good condition with deep... Click for details

Sale Price: $6,860.00
Listed Price $9,800.00
BH552

German sterling silver lady’s shoe. Imported to England by Theodor Hartman in 1902. Shoe has pointy upturned elf toe and open bands. Exterior decorated with scrolls, flowers, and tassel in low relief. Heel plain. German hallmark and English import marks with London city stamp and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 2 7/8 x D 9 in. Weight: 8.3 troy ounces. #BH552

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BH556

German Rococo sterling silver lady’s shoe. Imported to England by Berthold Muller in 1902. Decorated with pastoral scenes of horn-blowing shepherds, crook-carrying shepherdesses, sweet baby lambs. Heel gadrooned. German hallmark and English import marks including Chester city stamp and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 2 3/8 x D 7 3/4 in. Weight: 7.4 troy ounces. #BH556

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BH558

Victorian sterling silver lady’s shoe. Made in Birmingham, England in 1890. Dainty slipper with applied bow and satin-textured finish. Plain heal and sole. Fully marked (maker's mark indistinct). Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 2 1/4 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 4.3 troy ounces. #BH558

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BH342

Set of 4 sterling silver figures of Bacchus. Made by Buccellati in Italy. A young Bacchus prances and gambols. One figure holds a grapevine. Another holds a large ivy leaf. The other two manipulate drapery. The infant deity, in all his manifestations, is buck naked apart from the artfully posed waistbands. Soft bottoms and stubby legs are on view. An attractive decoration for the wine cellar.

Dimensions: Tallest: H 7 ¼ x W 1 ¾ x D 3 in. Shortest: H 5 ¾ x W 2 ½ x D 3 in. Total... Click for details

Sale Price: $6,860.00
Listed Price $9,800.00
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