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Chrysanthemum sterling silver dinner set for 12. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910.

This set comprises 252 pieces (dimensions in inches): Knives: 12 dinner knives (10), 12 lunch knives (9), 12 breakfast knives (7 1/2), 12 fish knives (7 1/2), 12 fruit knives (7), and 9 butter knives (5 3/4);

Forks: 12 dinner forks (7 1/2), 12 lunch forks (6 3/4), 12 salad forks (6 3/4), 12 fish forks (6 1/2), 12 seafood forks (6), 12 terrapin forks (5 3/4), 12 berry forks (6), and 4 individual... Click for details

Listed Price $80,000.00

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver baby cup rich in period assumptions. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark.

Upward tapering sides and scroll handle. Acid-etched frieze depicting sailor-suited, flag-holding, all-American boy with exotic coevals in native dress relegated to background. Symbolic imagery enhanced with verse: “Little Indian, Sioux or Crow, little frosty Eskimo, little Turk or Japanese—Oh! Don’t you wish that you were me?”


Fully marked and numbered 1483. Fine... Click for details

Listed Price $700.00

American Modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window with flat border. With glass, silk lining, and silvered-metal back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) photo. Marked Raimond, a Massachusetts maker active in the 1960s and 70s. Very good condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: Frame: H 9 1/8 x W 7 1/8 in. Window: H 8 x W 6 in. #BN235

Listed Price $375.00

German Jugendstil sterling silver bowl. Round with wavy sides and open lunettes propped up tent-style with double poles. Sides have tooled wavy lines and dot clusters are applied to rim. Scroll-bracket side handles. Short foot. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 8 1/4 x D 6 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 13 troy ounces. #BR426

Listed Price $700.00

Italian Retro Deco sterling silver and enamel frame. Rectangular window and flat surround with contrasting black and white geometric ornament inset with silver grid. Sides silver. Bold 1980s-era design for a power-suit portrait. Shoulder pads not included. With beveled glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) display.

Post-1967 Italian mark with code FI391 for Renato Salimbeni, a Florentine maker specializing in enamelware. Very... Click for details

Listed Price $4,000.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver mini martini shaker. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass. Straight and tapering sides, curved shoulder, and short neck. Snugly fitting bun cover and diagonal spout with chained ball cap. All the essential features in small scale. For stylish solo drinking. Fully marked and numbered X110. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 5/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BS808

Listed Price $795.00

Modern sterling silver porringer with Noah’s Ark motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1926. Gently curved sides and solid shaped handle. On exterior is acid-etched frieze with a lion, camel, elephant, bear—and so on single file through the animal kingdom. Destination Ark where Noah awaits. Fully marked including director’s letter m and pattern no. 20731A (first produced in 1926). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 x D 4 1/8 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BS810

Listed Price $895.00

Turn-of-the-century Dutch 835 silver Jewish charity box (or tzedakah). In form of house with front and back brick façade and wood sides. Tile roof, chimney, mansard, door, and windows (front and back ones pierced). Rectangular mount with grass and brick-laid ground, on 4 corner balls. Roof hinged with coin slot. Fully marked including indistinct date letter. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 2 7/8 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BS736

Listed Price $1,500.00

Set of 4 Chrysanthemum sterling silver open salts. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Rectangular bellied bowl with turned-down rim on raised foot with four splayed supports terminating in flat volute scroll. Well and rim gilt have vermeil finish. Rim has orderly arrangement of alternating flower heads and leaves. A controlled but more luxuriant arrangement on sides. Bunches of dense and overlapping flowerheads on supports. Very nice early pieces in the historic Japonesque pattern that was... Click for details

Listed Price $9,500.00

German Rococo 800 silver sleigh, ca 1900. Scrolled and asymmetrical sides with chased scrollwork mounted to open scrollwork frame on scrolled runners. Winged cherub head figurehead. A frothy fantasy vehicle that is harnessed to a sturdy quadruped with massive antlers (possibly a reindeer). A nice Christmas association, though a great year-round table ornament. Interior richly gilt to complement the shimmer of foil-wrapped treats. Marked “800”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4... Click for details

Listed Price $1,850.00

Art Deco sterling silver baby cup. Straight sides and c-scroll handle. Engraved circus animals with giraffe, elephant, and dancing dog. A clown holds up a funhouse mirror—a vacant frame for engraving the name of the big top’s star attraction. Fully marked with HR Morss maker's stamp and no. 5624. This maker active in North Attleboro in 1930s. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 2.3 troy ounces. #BS811

Listed Price $750.00

Borgia sterling silver dinner set for 12. Made by Buccellati in Milan.

This set comprises 68 pieces (dimensions in inches): Forks: 12 dinner forks (8 3/8) and 12 salad forks (7); Spoons: 12 teaspoons (6 1/8) and 12 soup spoons (6 3/4); 12 dinner knives (9 5/8); Serving pieces: 2 tablespoons (8 1/8), 1 pea server (8 5/8), 1 meat fork (10 3/8), 1 sauce ladle (6 1/2), 1 sugar spoon (5), and salad serving pair with spoon (9 3/4) and fork (10 1/8).

Soup spoons have oval bowls. Pea server and... Click for details

Listed Price $27,500.00
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