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BS128

Victorian sterling silver and mixed metal dance card case. Made by Edward H. Stockwell in London in 1878. Rectangular and hinged with wonderful period ornament Applied silver and gold figures including a kimono-clad geisha carrying a parasol, sandal-shod axman, and robed elder in funny pointy hat. Soaring birds. Chased and tooled mountainous landscapes with palm trees and pavilion. No cliche left behind. A wonderful example of the Japonesque vogue. Interior has lining with pouch and inset... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BS678

Very desirable sterling silver pea server in Vine. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tapering handle with loosely arranged wraparound pea pod vine on tapering and gently waving handle. Round bowl with pierced ornament in same motif. A beautiful conflation of symbolism and function. This pattern is commonly known as Fruits and Flowers, and was in production from 1872 to before 1904. Very good condition.

Length: 8 7/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BS678

Sale Price: $1,155.00
Listed Price $1,650.00
BS717

Art Deco Classical sterling silver and glass frame, ca 1920. Rectangular window bordered by tooled sterling silver paterae and leafy scrolls surrounded by clear glass with cut stylized flowers and leaves. Surround is rectangular with arched top. Sterling silver rim with raised ornament. Glazed with velvet back and hinged support. Large and stylish. The excellent quality suggests an attribution to TG Hawkes in Corning. Silver marked “sterling”. Very good condition. Minor velvet... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BQ560

Modern Neoclassical sterling silver bowl, ca 1950. Oval with domed cover. Radiating tooled ornament with alternating pointille and lined flutes. Box has short reeded neck, wavy flat rim, and four scroll-mounted paw supports. Cover has rising spiral finial. Dynamic and tactile. Marked “925”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 12.5 troy ounces. #BQ560

Sale Price: $486.50
Listed Price $695.00
BS723

Aesthetic sterling silver stuffing spoon in Gipsy pattern. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1881. Tapering handle with oval terminal with dense and stylized low-relief leafing tendril and feathering on stippled ground. Beaded cartouche has engraved interlaced monogram. Oval bowl engraved with stylized flowers. A wonderful period piece. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and phrase “Pat.81”. Very good condition with nice patina.

Length: 12 1/2 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BS723

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BS690

Sterling silver mint julep cup. Straight and tapering sides with reeded rim and foot. A slightly smaller version of the classic form. Script presentation dated “Christmas 1953” engraved on underside. Marked Trees, a Lexington, Kentucky silversmith active in the mid 20th century. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BS690

Sale Price: $280.00
Listed Price $400.00
BH482

Neoclassical sterling silver ewer. Made by Tiffany in New York. Ovoid body, helmet mouth and spout, leaf-mounted and capped reeded scroll handle with grape-bunch terminal, short flanged stem, and domed foot. Body encircled with military frieze depicting horsemen and helots on stippled ground. Tooled leaf-and-dart bands. Same stylized on lower body. Fully marked including director’s letter M (1873-1891) and pattern number that appears to be 8483, which was first produced in 1885. Fine... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BQ484

German Rococo Revival sterling silver centerpiece vase, ca 1950. Cornucopia with garlanded rim and rising volute scroll base. Axel-mounted with rotating wheels. Tooled and chased flowers, leafy scrolls, diaper, and stippling. Asymmetrical scrolled cartouches (vacant). Gilt-washed interior. An exuberant horn of plenty piloted by a cast chubby cherub. Marked “Nisan 925 First Class”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 9 1/2 x W 9 1/2 x D 5 in. Very heavy weight: 51.5 troy ounces. #BQ484

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
BS537

Pretty Edwardian sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window and flat surround with arched top. Acid-etched ornament with ribbon-tied flowers and oval leaf-and-flower cartouche (vacant). Traditional motifs ramped up to big and bold. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. Fully marked including stamp for IN Deitsch, a New York maker active ca 1904-15. Numbered 866. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: Frame: H 9 5/8 x W 7 1/8 in. Window: H 7 x W 5 in.... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,155.00
Listed Price $1,650.00
BS723

Nautical sterling silver and enamel cigarette case. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, ca 1950. Rectangular and hinged. On cover are enameled the International Code of Signals – bright and colorful shapes communicating important messages to savvy sailors. Nice condition and strong color.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 3 1/8 x D 1/4 in. Weight: 4.8 troy ounces. #BS723

Sale Price: $2,625.00
Listed Price $3,750.00
BS677

Very desirable sterling silver salad serving pair in Vine. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. This pair comprises spoon and fork. Each: Loosely arranged wraparound peapod vine on tapering and gently waving handle. Bowl and shank gilt-washed with irregular rim and incised veins. Spoon has stylistically integrated monogram engraved on verso. This pattern is commonly known as Fruits and Flowers, and was in production from 1872 to before 1904. Very good condition.

Length: Spoon: 10 in. Fork: 10... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BQ516

George VI sterling silver salver. Made by Thomas Bradbury & Sons in London in 1939. Round with crisp curvilinear piecrust rim. Rests on 3 leaf-capped volute scrolls. Long live Georgian! Fully marked including retailer’s stamp: Sam Lyon Junr / Silversmiths / Blackpool. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x D 14 in. Weight: 38 troy ounces. #BQ516

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
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