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BN116

Set of 12 sterling silver scallop shells. Made by Gorham in Providence. Each: Dense and dynamic flutes, sloping well, and 2 ball supports. Hallmark includes pattern no. 40617. Eight shells have date codes for 1940s and 2 for 1950s. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 9 1/4 x D 9 3/8 in. Total weight: 184 troy ounces. #BN116

$7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00
BP576

Sterling silver horse racing trophy. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1889. Amphora with tall body on raised foot. Two leaf-capped straight handles with leaf mounted to shoulder and volute scroll terminal mounted to neck. Ornament includes beading, palmettes, rinceaux, and bead-and-dart. On front in repousse is mare with nuzzling foal next to fence. On back is the winner’s list for the Pacific Coast Jockey Club’s Gentlemen Rider’s Cup as well as the phrase “To become the property... Click for details

$19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BP480

Art Deco sterling silver coffee and tea set on tray. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1907. This set comprises tea kettle on stand, coffeepot, teapot, hot chocolate (or milk) pot, creamer, sugar, and waste bowl on tray.

Rectilinear bodies with faceted corners and supports. Bracket handles (kettle handle swing). Covers raised with soft faceting and faceted finial. An early and understated example of the geometric style.

All hallmarks include director’s letter m (1907-47) and... Click for details

$14,625.00
Listed Price $22,500.00
BM964

Pair of sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Each: twisted shaft terminating in beaded and lobed knop mounted to raised foot with “slashed” edges. Foot encircled by applied fruiting grapevine. Shaft top lobed and surmounted by curved capital with applied grape bunches. Socket (D 1 1/8 in.) set in large plain wax pan. The traditional Jensen grape motif applied to a heavyweight design.

Postwar hallmarks and pattern no. 264. One has postwar hallmark... Click for details

$19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BM997

Sterling silver dinner service for 12 in Acorn pattern. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. This set comprises 97 pieces (dimensions in inches): Forks: 12 dinner forks (7 1/2) and 12 salad forks (6 5/8); Spoons: 12 teaspoons (6 1/8), 12 teaspoons (5 3/4), and 12 soup/dessert spoons (7 1/2 in.); Knives: 12 dinner knives (9) and 12 butter spreaders (5 7/8); Serving pieces: 1 gravy ladle (8), 1 cold meat fork (7 3/4), 1 bottle opener (4 5/8), 1 caviar server 6 1/4), and 1 bread knife (11 1/4);... Click for details

$7,150.00
Listed Price $11,000.00
BM959

One-of-a-kind sterling silver marine centerpiece. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan, ca 1950s. A basket overflows with fish, octopi, lobsters, sea urchins, scallops, clams, and mussels – a feast of fruits de mer (sea fruits). A homage to a mainstay of Mediterranean cuisine as well as an inspired still life sculpture. The crustaceans and fish rest on a net-like mesh that in turn rests on the basket. Because the piece can be disassembled the basket can be used on its own. Hallmarked ‘M... Click for details

$87,750.00
Listed Price $135,000.00
BM982

Pair of Large American sterling silver and glass swans, ca 1900. Each: cut glass body mounted with silver wings, neck, and head. Finely delineated plumage. Neck and head shapely with closed bill and beady eyes. Hollow for holding flowers or treats. An elegant centerpiece twosome. Hallmarked. Fine condition and deep patina.

Dimensions: H 9 3/4 x W 5 3/4 x D 10 3/4 in. #BM982

$7,475.00
Listed Price $11,500.00
BM971

Very nice sterling silver dinner service in Acorn pattern. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen.

This set comprises 104 pieces. There are 12 each of the following (all dimensions in inches): dinner knives (9 3/4); Forks: dinner forks (7 7/8), luncheon forks (6 5/8), and fish forks (6 1/2); Spoons: teaspoons (6 1/4), dessert spoons (6 3/4), and grapefruit spoons (5 7/8); Serving pieces: 1 fish fork (8 7/8), 1 salad fork (9 1/2), 1 strawberry fork (4 5/8), 1 buffet fork (9), 1 cold cut fork (7... Click for details

$8,125.00
Listed Price $12,500.00
BM936

Fabulous Japonesque sterling silver and mixed metal tea caddy. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1884. Dome body with short neck. Flat cover with curved sides. Mixed metal bird (crane), insects (spider and butterfly), and plants (cattails and chrysanthemums) in granulated soil applied to honeycomb ground. Another highlight is the web, which the spider sits on. Hallmark includes no. B2 and date letter.

Condition: Deep period patina and fine definition. Spider is missing half a leg – though it... Click for details

$13,000.00
Listed Price $20,000.00
BM960

Rare and beautiful hand-hammered sterling silver bowl with mixed metal. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1880. Four curved sides with honeycomb hand hammering. Interior has applied mixed metal ornament: butterfly, birds, flower planted in granulated soil, and blossoming prunus branch that climbs over the rim and clings to the exterior. Rim exterior reeded. Rests on short foot with linear lobing. Exterior has engraved script monogram. Japonesque motifs and unusual form. Hallmark includes no.... Click for details

$13,000.00
Listed Price $20,000.00
BM956

Set of 18 sterling silver dinner service plates. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, ca 1890. Circular well with engraved scrollwork and flowers. Rim has volute scrolls, pierced strapwork and flowers, and applied garlands. Sumptuous Gilded Age style. Hallmark includes no. 59/3557. Very good definition and patina.

Dimensions: H 3/4 x D 11 1/2 in. Very heavy total weight: 354 troy ounces. #BM956

$22,750.00
Listed Price $35,000.00
BM854

Sterling silver dinner service for 12 in Scroll pattern. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. This service comprises 90 pieces (all dimensions in inches): Forks: 12 dinner forks (7 1/8) and 12 salad forks (6 1/4); Spoons: 6 dessert/soup spoons (6 5/8), 12 bouillon spoons (5 1/4), 12 teaspoons (5 5/8), 12 demitasse spoons (4 1/4); Knives: 12 dinner knives (8 7/8) and 12 butter knives (5 3/4).

Visible hand hammering . Butter knives have flat handles and sterling silver blades. Dinner knives... Click for details

$9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
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