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BL787

Hand-hammered sterling silver mirror. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca. 1908. Rectangular and beveled glass with flat hand-hammered border. At top rectangular cartouche (vacant). With glass, wood back, and hinged support. The pattern (no. 17263) was first produced in 1908. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with crisp corners and good patina.

Dimensions: Frame: H 11 1/2 x W 8 3/4 in. Glass: H 9 3/4 x W 7 1/8 in. BL787

Sale Price: $1,715.00
Listed Price $2,450.00
BL694

Chinese export silver vanity set, ca. 1900. This set comprises 4 pieces: 1 hand mirror, 1 hairbrush, 1 hair comb, and 1 clothing brush.

Each: a scary, scaly, and slithery dragon in relief on honeycomb ground. Vacant cartouche. Hairbrush and mirror are shield form. Mirror has beveled glass. Clothing brush tubular with arched ends. A fine gift for a dramatic and charismatic woman. Chinese hallmark with no. 85. Condition: Excellent. brushes have stiff and clean bristles. Comb teeth straight... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,470.00
Listed Price $2,100.00
BL636

German sterling silver lady’s riding boot. Imported by Berthold Muller to Chester in 1906. Plain and solid sole, heel, and topline. Body has Renaissance lady riding sidesaddle and huntsman with falcon perched on wrist as well as pierced and naturalistic flowers and leaves. Front is “laced” and has “tied bow.” Spur rotates. A great gift for a horse or fashion collector. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x W 10 x D 2 2/3 in. Weight: 14 troy ounces. BL636

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
AV132

Edwardian sterling silver dresser mirror. Made by Walker & Hall in Birmingham in 1907. The frame has arched top, curved, sides, and scrolled bottom with bracket supports. Engraved ribbons and garlands. At top circular cartouche (vacant). Glass is heart-shaped and beveled. Velvet back and hinged support. Hallmarked. Excellent condtion.

Dimensions: H 15 x W 12 in. AV132

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BL368

American sterling silver and pink enamel vanity set, ca. 1920. This set comprises 1 hand mirror and 1 hairbrush. Both pieces have tapering handles and are decorated with concentric wave pattern in pink. The mirror has a circular and beveled glass. The brush has stiff and dense bristles set in oval frame. A pretty pair. Hallmarked “sterling.”

Dimensions: Hand mirror: L 9 ¾ in. Hairbrush: L 9 ½ in. BL368

Sale Price: $490.00
Listed Price $700.00
BI140

Art Nouveau vanity set in gilt 950 silver and clear glass. Made by Pierre Kotowski in France, ca. 1900. This set comprises 1 hand mirror (L 10 1/2 in.), 1 hairbrush (L 8 1/4 in.), 2 hairbrushes (9 1/4 in.), 1 clothing brush (L 8 in.), 1 clothing brush (L 7 1/4 in.), 2 colognes (H 7 7/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in.), 2 colognes (H 6 3/4 x W 3 x D 3 in.), 1 jar (H 5 1/2 x D 4 1/8 in.), 1 jar (H 3 1/2 x D 3 7/8 in.), 1 box (H 3 1/4 x W 5 x D 3 3/4 in.), and 1 box (H 3 x W 9 1/8 x D 3 1/4 in.).

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Sale Price: $9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
BI251

Sterling silver lady’s compact purse. Made by Theodore W. Foster (formerly Foster & Bailey) in Providence, ca. 1910. Rectangular and hinged. Allover acid-etched scrolls and flowers. Compact interior with 3 compartments. With wrist chain and finger ring. Monogrammed. Hallmarked. A beautiful piece in fine condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 2 1/3 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BI251

Sale Price: $175.00
Listed Price $250.00
BL294

Sterling silver and enamel desk set. Made by Theodore W. Foster (formerly Foster & Bailey) in Providence, ca. 1920. This set comprises 12 pieces: 1 letter rack, 1 inkwell, 2 ink blotters, 1 letter opener, 1 pin tray, 1 paper clip, 1 seal, and 4 blotting pad corners.

All pieces have enameled floral garlands or floral baskets on light blue ground patterned with chevrons and zigzags. Also, dark blue frames with scrolls and beading.

Pretty and old fashioned – perfect for a connoisseur of... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,760.00
Listed Price $6,800.00
BI074

Hand-blown clear glass perfume bottle and stopper with silver overlay. Bottle: bell form with short neck and everted rim. Stopper: inverted bell with short and tapering plug. Symmetrical and geometric overlay with horizontal concentric circles and garlands and vertical banding. Stopper top is solid silver. An unusual design. Pontil mark. Excellent condition with good patina.

Dimensions: H 5 ½ x D 4 ¼ in. BI074

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
BH623

American cranberry glass perfume bottle and stopper with sterling silver overlay, ca. 1890. Bottle: ovoid with foot ring, short neck, and everted rim. Stopper: squat ball with short plug. Asymmetrical overlay with scrolled tendrils and engraved ovoid cartouche. Neck and rim have solid silver collar. Glass has a hint of pink. Very pretty. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 ¾ x D 3 ¾ in. BH623

Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
BH629

Art Nouveau emerald glass perfume bottle and stopper with 999 silver overlay. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca. 1900. Bottle is globular with short neck and everted rim. Ball stopper has short plug. Symmetrical silver overlay with stylized foliage and scrolls. Bottle has silver collar and rim. Central heraldic cartouche has engraved monogram. Excellent condition with rich color and fine silverwork. Hallmarked.

Dimensions: H 7 x D 4 in. BH629

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BH552

German sterling silver lady’s elf shoe. Imported to London, England by Theodor Hartman in 1902. Shoe has pointy upturned toe and open bands. Exterior decorated with scrolls and flowers in low relief. Rests on plain heel. German hallmark and English import marks. Excellent condition with good patina.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 3 x D 9 in. Weight: 8.3 troy ounces. BH552

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