Design Drives Our Passion For Antique Sterling Silver And Antique Jewelry
Sterling silver basket with grape bunches. Made by Lebkeucher in Newark, ca. 1900. Sold and oval well. Sides are open lattice with flared mouth. Vine rim with grape bunches applied to interior. Reeded swing handle with same. Hallmark includes no. 1877 and retailer’s name A Frankfield & Co. Excellent condition with rich patina.
Dimensions: H (with handle): H 7 3/4 in. H (without handle): 3 x W 9 x D 6 1/2 in. Weight: 9 troy ounces. BL526$895
Diminutive sterling silver mint julep cup. Made by Mark J Scearce in Shelbyville, Kentucky, 1963-68. Straight and tapering sides with molded and beaded rim and foot rim. The traditional form in small scale. Hallmark includes LBJ presidential mark.
Dimensions: 2 3/4 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. BL620$375
George III sterling silver toast rack. Made by John W. Story in London in 1809. Seven rows of double arches mounted to rectangular frame with round corners. Gadrooning and scallop shells. Rests on 4 scallop shell and paw supports. Reeded oval ring handle with foliate mount. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 6 1/4 x W 6 3/4 x W 4 1/2 in. Weight: 13.1 troy ounces. BL552$2,000
Sterling silver oval serving tray. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca. 1900. Oval well. Molded and beaded cartouche rim. Cut end handles with engraved floral garlands. Hallmark includes retailer’s name Spaulding & Co. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3/4 x W 17 x D 11 1/2 in. Weight: 31 troy ounces. BL509$2,l750
German 835 silver nef on Renaissance-Revival stand, ca. 1900. Three-mast galleon. Fine delineation of the wood planks, sails billowing and unfurled, and timber masts. Dolphin figurehead holds anchor chain, which is also attached by second chain to rail.
Ship rests in ovoid bowl with portholes and wood planks as well as fanciful cartouches depicting conch-blowing cherubs astride dolphins. Stand bowl supported by dolphin mounted to oval and dome foot with dolphin head and foliate mounts. On... Click for details$7,500
Elizabeth II sterling silver desk box. Made by Henry Clifford Davis in Birmingham in 1961. Rectangular with 4 bracket supports. Cover is flat and hinged with tab. Allover engine turned wave ornament. Two reeded bands wrap around from front to back. On front is vacant rectangular cartouche. Box and cover interior wood lined and partitioned. Box underside lined with black lacquer.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 6 1/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Total weight: 14.5 troy ounces. BL585$1,350
Chinese export silver cocktail shaker. Made by Cum Wo in Hong Kong, ca. 1900. Cup has straight and tapering sides and is encircled by scary, scaly dragon. Dome cover with pierced and cylindrical mouth. Cover is cylindrical with applied ornamental monogram. On cup underside is engraved presentation dated 1931. Hallmarked maker’s monogram CW and Chinese characters.
Dimensions: H 9 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 15 troy ounces. BL440$2,500
Set of 24 silver place card holders. Made by Ernest Eschwege in Paris, ca. 1900. There are 4 designs, each depicting a nymph interacting (in modern idiom) with a cherub. They frolic and labor, she in clinging drapery, he in the nude. Breakdown: 1st design (7), 2nd design (6), 3rd design (5), and 4th design (6). Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 1 x D 3/4 in. Total weight: 6.08 troy ounces. BI911$3,250
Midcentury sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow and ovoid bowl on flared foot. Bowl ends terminate in fluted mounts that loop around to bowl underside. Hallmark includes pattern no. 23347. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 16 1/4 x W 8 in. Weight: 27 troy ounces. BL431$3,500
George III sterling silver toast rack. Made by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard in London before 1822. Seven partitions of joined double ovals mounted to rectangular frame with rounded corners, gadrooned rim, and central stretcher. Four monopodia supports with lion’s head. Ovoid handle with double-sided engraved armorial and open ring. Maker’s mark and George III duty mark. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 6 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 9.1 troy ounces. BI899$950
Frosted clear glass decanter with sterling silver base. Made by Sheffield Silver Co. in Brooklyn, New York, ca. 1920. Cylindrical with scroll handle and shaped v-spout. Frosted flowers and scrolls. Stepped and raised foot with raised gadrooning. Hallmarked. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 11 x W 6 3/4 x D 4 in. BL403$495