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Chinese silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides and raised and spread foot. One front bamboo, birds, blossoming prunus branch, and robed and bearded sage: Modish motifs on stippled ground. On back large and shaped tubular frame (vacant). Handwork and hammering. Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x D 10 1/4 in. Weight: 36.4 troy ounces. #BR435

Listed Price $8,500.00

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

Desirable sterling silver wine cooler in historic Olympian pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Round with gently tapering sides and three reeded c-scroll handles with leaf mounts and caps. Skirted base with beading and bead-and-reel ornament, and 3 paw supports with leafy volute-scroll mounts. At bottom a dense repousse frieze of love-making, harp-strumming nymphs, gods, and cherubs.

A beautiful piece in the celebrated Beaux-Arts pattern that was conceived by French designer F. Antoine... Click for details

Listed Price $9,950.00

Novelty German sterling silver serving pair with handles in form of Ye Olden Days Tudors, ca 1920. Fork: Majestic standing figure of Henry VIII. A historic symbol of gluttony, he grips not a drumstick but a scepter. Spoon: The more slender figure of his daughter, Elizabeth I, in embroidered gown with neck ruff. Each figure stands on pedestal (vacant). Shank and bowl ornamented. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Length: Fork: 10 1/8 in. Spoon: 9 1/8 in. Total weight: 7.5 troy ounces.... Click for details

Listed Price $750.00

Art Deco sterling silver tray. Retailed by Cartier in New York, ca 1920. Rectangular with chamfered corners and molded rim. Fully marked including maker’s (Redlich) and retailer’s stamps and no. 9603. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/2 x W 13 1/2 x D 8 1/4 in. Heavy weight: 22 troy ounces. #BR440

Listed Price $1,950.00

American Classical coin silver baby cup. Baluster bowl with high-looping scroll handle and stepped round foot. Gadrooned and beaded rims. Nicely proportioned undulating form with plenty of room for engraving. Marked “JGL Libby / Boston”. Jacob George Lewis Libby was active in Boston from 1821 to 1846. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BS827

Listed Price $600.00

Pair of George III sterling silver sauce tureens. Made by William Elliott in London in 1814. Each: Oval boat with high-looping handles and stepped oval foot. Cover domed with vase finial. Chased radiating leaf paterae on base and cover. Beading. Engraved armorials. Wonderfully stylish. Restrained Neoclassical elegance to grace your next dinner party. Fully marked. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 6 1/8 x W 9 3/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Heavy total weight: 52 troy ounces. #BS860

Listed Price $8,500.00

Pair of American sterling silver mint julep cups. Made by S. Kirk & Son in Baltimore. Each: Straight and tapering sides, ribbed rim, and skirted foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (1932-61) and no. 277. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x D 3 1/4 in. Total weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BS755

Listed Price $950.00

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

This set comprises 221 pieces (dimensions in inches): Knives: 12 dinner knives (10 1/2), 9 fish knives (8 1/2), 12 fruit knives (7 7/8), and 12 flat butter spreaders (6);

Forks: 12 dinner forks (7 7/8), 11 fish forks (6 3/4), 12 salad forks (6 3/4), 12 cocktail forks (6), 12 pastry forks (6 1/8), and 12 ice cream forks (5 5/8);

Spoons: 12 teaspoons (5 3/4), 12 bouillon spoons (5 3/8), 11 round... Click for details

Listed Price $50,000.00

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

Set of 6 classic American sterling silver mint julep cups. Made by Manchester in Providence. Each: Straight and tapering sides, and reeded rim and base. Fully marked and numbered 3759. Very good condition.

Dimensions: 3 3/4 x D 2 7/8 in. Total weight: 23 troy ounces. #BS823

Listed Price $2,750.00
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