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Turn-of-the-century European silver bell. Tulip-bowl with twisted gadrooning. Figural handle depicting an old-fashioned countryman holding two live fowl. Here’s dinner—eventually. Substantial and tactile with melodious ting-a-ling. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 1 7/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BN700

Listed Price $750.00

Pair of sterling silver swans. Made by Durgin (part of Gorham) in Concord, New Hampshire, ca 1920. Each: Fine feathering with downy plumed wings and scaly neck as well as closed bill and penetrating eyes. Hollow gilt-washed bodies to be filled with treats. Stately birds to grace your next dinner party. Fully marked including Durgin and Gorham stamps and no. 33. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 8 in. Total weight: 17.5 troy ounces. #BQ997

Listed Price $3,800.00

Midcentury Modern portable sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Four hinged portrait frames. Each rectangular with chamfered corners. Enough room to take the whole clan on the road. Marked “Cartier Sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Each frame: 2 1/8 x W 1 5/8 in. Each window: H 1 5/8 x W 1 1/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BR462

Listed Price $950.00

Modern Classical sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window and convex surround. Bold gadrooned borders. With beveled glass, silk lining, and leather back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) display. Post-1967 Italian hallmark with maker’s stamps for Gianmaria Buccellati and Clementi di Giovanni Mantel. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 11 x W 9 in. Window: H 7 1/8 x W 5 1/8 in. #BR476

Listed Price $2,500.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver country chic basket. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Rectangular with curved ends. Plain rim and fixed c-scroll handle with “stitched” rims. Handwoven strips. The small splurge size of the classic high-low design. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp and phrase “Hand Made”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 2 1/2 x D 2 1/8 in. Weight: 1.5 troy ounces. #BM596

Listed Price $500.00

Classical sterling silver flask. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Oval with threaded cover. Double-sided acid-etched scene of thoughtful tunic-clad men. A dollop of Greek philosophy to accompany the self-medication. Small size suitable for ladylike tippling. Marked including retailer’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 2 1/4 in. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BM557

Listed Price $1,250.00

American Art Deco Craftsman hand-made sterling silver box, ca 1920. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat and hinged with slight overhang and cutout tab. Applied to cover is open rectangle with popular period motif of herbage-nibbling gazelle. Marked “Sterling / Hand Made”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BR471

Listed Price $695.00

Fabulous Midcentury Modern sterling silver country chic basket. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Squarish with plain rim and fixed c-scroll handle with molded rims. Handwoven strips also in silver, which is way better than straw. A jokey take on rural crafts. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp and phrase “Hand Made”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 1/4 x W 6 3/8 x D 5 3/4 in. Weight: 12.5 troy ounces. #BR269

Listed Price $2,250.00

Set of 12 exotic gilt sterling silver and hardstone Buddha place card holders. Imported to England in 1929. Each: Contemplative and ample figure of the Zen-man himself in carved hardstone. For a Siddhartha-serene dinner party. Three each in green, blue, red, and clear. Boat-form gilt sterling silver mount on chamfered rectangular base. Three leather-bound cases with fitted velvet and silk lining. English import marks with London assay stamp and initials C&C. One case has gilt stamp for JC... Click for details

Listed Price $4,950.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver dish. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Square with shallow round well and lunette sides. Full-blown geometric style. Fully marked including postwar pattern no. 25347. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/2 x W 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. Weight: 7 troy ounces. #BR405

Listed Price $600.00

Pair of dramatic French Belle Epoque Baccarat crystal and silver vase candelabra, ca 1890. Each: Lobed baluster crystal vase with wraparound silver leafing, each terminating in single leaf-wrapped socket with petal wax pan. More leafing applied to rim. Open strapwork foot applied with pell-mell leaves. Substantial and rarefied. Crystal by Baccarat. Silver fully marked including André Aucoc maker’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 16 x W 10 7/8 x D 9 1/4 in. #BS172

Listed Price $38,000.00

Novelty sterling silver mustard pot. Made by Richard Comyns in London in 1969. A squatting reptile with legs gathered close to body. Scaly back, smooth breast, and intense glass exophthalmic eyes. Head hinged. Interior has cylindrical well with cobalt glass liner. A friendly beaming table companion. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 3 x D 2 3/4 in. Heavy weight (without liner): 10.5 troy ounces. #BQ372

Listed Price $4,950.00
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