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BR515

Aesthetic sterling silver compote. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1870. Shallow round bowl mounted to conical support on flat foot. A spare form suggestive of the Greek kylix with low-slung side handles terminating in volute scrolls with rim-mounted leaves. A cast bird with flapping wings is mounted to each scroll. Fluid and stylized flowers engraved to support. Fine craftsmanship and innovative Classicism that suggest the maker was John R. Wendt, who was active in New York during the... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BS904

Turn-of-the-century Edwardian Regency sterling silver tray. Retailed by JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Round well with engraved leaf and flower border. Shoulder has tubular piercing overlaid with swags, and open heraldic shields inset with flowers. Scrolled rim. A pretty piece for the tea table. This pattern made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York. Marks include retailer’s stamp, patent year 1909, and no. 3932/47. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5/8 x D 13 7/8 in. Weight: 28.5 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
BS996

Pair of Victorian sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Mappin & Webb in London in 1899. Column shaft with applied twisted oak branches, concave Corinthian capital and detachable bobeche, and raised square base with applied urns between feather leaves. Gadrooning. Pretty turn-of-the-century Regency Revival. Fully marked. Very good condition apart from a few base pings.

Dimensions: H 9 3/4 x W 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Weighted. #BS996

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BT047

American Arts & Crafts sterling silver baby cup, ca 1915. Truncated cone with flared rim and bracket handle. Applied studded strapwork scrolls with fleurs de lys. Sturdy no-spill form for the infant Good Design maven. Marked “Sterling / 50”. Very good condition.

Large dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 4 3/4 x D 3 5/8 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BT047

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00
BS985

Pair of turn-of-the-century 800 silver 2-light candelabra. Made by Made by M. H. Wilkens & Söhne in Germany. Each: Tapering pillar on raised shaped foot with spread c-scroll supports. Garland-entwined figure mounted to pillar top. On one, a bosomy, drapery-clad caryatid; on other, a naked atlantes. Each figure holds a stem with two open and scrolled branches terminating in single socket. Fluid and dynamic Art Nouveau mixed with frothy Rococo. Interlaced script monogram engraved on foot. Fully... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,865.00
Listed Price $6,950.00
BT006

Large turn-of-the-century Edwardian sterling silver porringer. Made by Gorham in Providence. Deep and tapering bowl with raised foot and open scrolled handled. Rim border comprising square frames with low-relief pictogram-style representations of nursery rhymes, including a fiddling cat and moon-jumping cow (Hey, Diddle, Diddle) and blackbird pie and clothes-hanging maid (Sing a Song of Sixpence). A cerebral distillation of key symbols. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including no.... Click for details

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BS988

Classical sterling silver sauce bowl on stand. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Bowl round on stepped foot. Stand round with well. Tooled borders with cherub heads, leaves, and beading. Both pieces fully marked including pattern no. 8173, order no. 1062, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: Bowl: H 2 1/2 x D 4 1/2 in. Stand: H 1/2 x D 5 7/8 in. Total weight: 10 troy ounces. #BS988

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BQ896

Pair of sterling silver Medallion salt and pepper shakers, ca 1870. Each: Cylindrical neck, bellied bowl, and round foot. Cover domed and overhanging with dense piercing. Two rondels with raised Classical head in profile on lined ground; one is a helmeted warrior, the other a sage matron. Beautiful pieces with a New York association in the popular and evolving pattern. The mark is associated with Ball, Black, a retailer in business from 1852-74. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 5/8 x D 2... Click for details

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00
BT001

Heavy and sumptuous sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shaped oval well and irregularly lobed sides with chased leaf-and-dart border. Rolled-over rim with dense floral and scroll repousse. Foot ring has four leaf-mounted paw supports. Ornamental interlaced monogram. Fully marked including pattern no. 8867 (first produced in 1886) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 16 1/4 x D 12 5/8 in. Weight: 60 troy ounces.... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BI340

Turn-of-the-century Baltimore-style repousse sterling silver trinket box. Globular with curved and overhanging cover. Dense allover flowers on stippled ground on sides and cover top. Cover top has central scrolled cartouche (vacant). Gilt-washed interior. Marked including stamp for Washington DC retailer Harris & Shafer. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BI340

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BS983

Art Deco sterling silver petal bowl. Retailed by Cartier in New York, ca 1930. Curved sides and petal rim interspersed with beads. Raised and spread foot. Fully marked including no. 606 and maker’s and retailer’s stamps. The maker was Currier & Roby, who were active in New York in the first decades of the 20th century. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 6 1/8 in. Weight: 9 troy ounces. #BS983

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BT010

Edwardian sterling silver pictorial baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1920. Straight sides and reeded c-scroll handle. Interior gilt washed.

Chased scene of boy’s procession marching single file: The cavalry, in the person of a hop-a-long hobby-horse rider, follows a bugle-blowing hobo, who is preceded by a solitary representative of the flag corps, who in turn is just a few steps behind the drummer. A purposeful expedition under the leadership of a diminutive rifleman. The picket... Click for details

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
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