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Set of 6 Maintenon sterling silver dinner plates. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1928. Each: Deep and plain well. Wide shoulder with chased leafy-scrollwork and flowers spilling over curvilinear frames. Two beaded oval frames (vacant). Imbricated leaf-and-berry rim. Fully marked including pattern name, no. A10215/1, and date symbol. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7/8 x D 11 3/8 in. Heavy total weight: 151 troy ounces. #BR331

Sale Price: $6,300.00
Listed Price $9,000.00

Pair of 800 silver swan bowls. Made by Karl Söhnlein & Söhne in Hanau, German, ca 1930. Each: Round downy bodies with hinged wings and graceful scroll necks. Interior gilt washed. Elegant table ornaments that can filled with treats. Fully marked. Very good condition with nicely delineated plumage.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 3 3/4 x D 6 in. Wingspan: 8 3/8 in. Total weight: 19 troy ounces. #BR658

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

George V sterling silver epergne. Made by Mappin & Webb in London in 1919.

Large central basket mounted to knopped spool shaft flowing into domed foot. Mounted to knop and foot are 3 flying and capped double-scroll arms, each with pendant basket. The pendant baskets have a shaped stationary handle and stepped foot. All baskets have solid wells and pierced sides with dense and dynamic scrollwork and irregular leaf frames (vacant). Rims shaped with stylized egg-and-dart and scallop shells. Base... Click for details

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

Bird’s Nest sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1868. Straight and upward tapering sides, and bracket handle. On front is cast figure of nesting bird mounted to chased and engraved irregular ground with leaves and acorns. A rare hollowware adaptation of the figural flatware pattern introduced by Gorham in 1865. Fully marked including date letter and no. 547. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 4 1/2 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT146

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

Midcentury Modern sterling silver dinner bell. Made by Spratling in Taxco, Mexico. Bowl has tooled linear borders and studding. Handle turned and stained-wood with sterling silver ball finial. Clapper has a melodious ring. Fully marked including 1940s maker’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x D 1 3/4 in. Gross weight: 1.7 troy ounces. #BT147

Sale Price: $875.00
Listed Price $1,250.00

Set of 18 American sterling silver bread & butter plates, ca 1920. Each: Georgian style with lobed and tapering sides, and gadrooned rim. Marked “Sterling / 2392” and retailer’s stamp “Ayre & Taylor Co.” Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x D 7 in. Heavy total weight: 115 troy ounces. #BT114

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00

Pair of Art Deco sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1928. Each: Faceted hexagonal form. Tall and bellied socket with detachable bobeche, short knopped shaft, and raised and stepped foot. Fully marked including pattern no. 21339 (first produced in 1928) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 4 3/4 x D 4 1/4 in. Total weight: 17.5 troy ounces. #BT143

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau red glass bud vase with engraved silver overlay. Ovoid bowl with tall cylindrical neck and flared mouth. Vertical trellis groups entwined with stems and leaves, and flower heads at rim and bowl shoulder. Round cartouche (vacant). Fully marked and numbered 3433. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x D 3 in. #BR647

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00

German 800 silver wine trolly nef, ca 1920. A 3-mast galleon with billowing sales and complicated rigging. Gun ports open and cannons ready to fire. Lots of deck action, too with fighting swordsman and fallen sailors. Holds a special cargo because wood-style hull is a wine trolly. Figurehead spigot with threaded plug, and dolphin side mounts with rotating wheels for cruising across the table. Gives new meaning to the expression “getting sloshed”. Memorable dinner party... Click for details

Sale Price: $26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00

Blossom sterling silver bowl. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Deep oval well and short oval foot. “Waisted” sides with seed-spilling pod mounted in open space between side and rim. A structurally ingenious design that incorporates the master’s classic motif. Visible hand hammering. A beautiful early piece in the pattern that was introduced in 1905. Fully marked with 2 maker’s stamps (1915-30 and 1926-32) and no. 2A. Excellent condition with nice period patina.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x... Click for details

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

Rare Mooresque sterling silver compote. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. in New York. Greek kylix with round and flat bowl, knopped and tapering shaft, and double-domed base. Cast openwork brackets with mounted as side handles and to shaft. Beading. Engraved interlaced script monogram. Butler finish. Gilt-washed interior.

A beautiful piece that applies exotic ornament to a Classical form. The pattern was conceived by Edward C. Moore in the mid-1860s. Fully marked including John C.... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,900.00
Listed Price $7,000.00

Victorian Aesthetic sterling silver baby cup. Made by George R. Unite in Birmingham in 1877. Straight sides, and molded rim and foot inset with beading. Capped double-scroll handle with graduated beading. On body are engraved fronds forming two frames (vacant). Fully marked. Excellent condition with strong definition.

Overall dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 4 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BR532

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
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