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BQ464

Adams-style sterling silver centerpiece bowl on plateau. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, ca 1890.

Bowl: Curved and steeply tapering with turned-down rim and domed foot. Plateau: Octagonal and domed on corner bracket supports. Curvilinear frames and Adams-style ornament in form of garlands, beribboned wreaths, scallop shells, and volute pilasters. Bowl has loose-mounted wreath rings. A sumptuous adaptation of late 18th-century design.

Hallmarks include no. 53/7779 and phrase... Click for details

$13,000.00
Listed Price $20,000.00
BN700

Japonesque sterling silver and mixed metal tea set. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1879-1880. This set comprises teapot, creamer, and sugar.

Each: Bellied with short reeded neck and foot ring. Bracket handles (teapot handle stained wood). Teapot has gently raised hinged cover with ball finial and s-form spout. Creamer has discreet lip spout. Allover honeycomb hand hammering applied with lots of period motifs: oversized leaves and lily pads as well as granulated soil; rich and varied... Click for details

$8,125.00
Listed Price $12,500.00
BQ465

American Art Nouveau sterling silver vase, ca 1890. Undulating baluster vase with stem-framed lobes, wavy rim, and domed foot. Chased and repousse floral ornament: Splayed and overlapping irises with swooping leaves. Top in form of open interlaced (woven) leaves. Hallmarked “Sterling” with no. 4213. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 20 3/8 x D 9 in. Weight: 65.2 troy ounces. #BQ465

$7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00
BQ128

Large and heavy sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Baluster bowl with raised foot, c-scroll handles, flared rim, and slashed lobing. Handles reeded and leaf-capped, and have feathery leaf mounts. Gilt-washed interior. A beautiful design with lots of room for engraving. Holds 18 pints. A substantial prize that requires two hands to raise aloft. Hallmark includes pattern no. 10425A and director’s letter m (1907-47).

Dimensions: H 12 x W 13 x D 9 in.... Click for details

$9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
BN422

Early sterling silver Japonesque vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Four straight and upward tapering sides and splayed block corner supports. Engraved bamboo, cranes, blossoming prunus branch, and kimono-clad figure holding fan and fish. Tooled ornamental bands at top and bottom. Butler finish. A wonderful period piece that embodies modish exoticism. Union Square hallmark (1870-1875) includes pattern no. 2978. Fine patina and definition.

Dimensions: H 8 1/2 x W 4 1/4 x D 4 1/4 in.... Click for details

$9,425.00
Listed Price $14,500.00
BN238

Tall and heavy sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1905. Traditional amphora. Handles have scalloped petal mounts. Bottom has reeded band. Substantial with lots of room for engraving.

Hallmark includes pattern no. 16398 (first produced in 1905) and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 20 3/8 x D 7 3/4 in. Weight: 106.5 troy ounces. Very good condition. #BN238

$7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00
BM963

Sterling silver and mixed metal water pitcher. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1885. Globular body, straight neck, and c-scroll handle. Allover honeycomb hand hammering. Applied flowers, leafing tendrils, and butterflies. A restrained design with graceful plant and insect motifs. Hallmark includes pattern no. 3077 and phrase “Sterling silver and other metals”. Good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 3/8 x W 8 x D 5 1/2 in. Weight: 25 troy ounces. #BM963

$26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00
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

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BO529

Pair of sterling silver 3-light candelabra. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: baluster shaft on squarish base with corner paw supports. Central light on baluster with wrap-around and looping arms, each terminating in single light. Each arm reeded with 2 leaf caps. Each socket urn-form with petal rim. Chased and applied flowers and foliage as well as pierced lattice. Sumptuous. Can be converted to candlesticks. Hallmark includes pattern 12249 and director's letter C (1902-7). ... Click for details

$12,675.00
Listed Price $19,500.00
BM645

Japonesque sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York in 1887. Baluster body, undulating rim, and c-scroll handle with soft graduated notches. Acid-etched aquatic scene with fish darting among the plants swaying in the whiplash current. Rare and beautiful. Hallmark includes year and no. 84. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 7 7/8 x W 7 1/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 28.2 troy ounces. #BM645

$8,125.00
Listed Price $12,500.00
BM610

Hand-hammered and applied sterling silver coffee set. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. This set comprises coffeepot, creamer, and sugar.

Japonesque marine life heightened with gilt wash applied to honeycomb ground: fish and crabs swim between the swaying water plants. There are also jokey insects. A creepy-crawly alights on the sugar rim and the creamer handle has a bug "cap".

Coffeepot and creamer conical with scroll bracket handle. Sugar has loose ring handles. Creamer and... Click for details

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BH771

Hand-hammered sterling silver covered centerpiece bowl with grape motif. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Oval bowl on molded oval foot. Side mounts with loose ring handles entwined with grape bunches. Dome cover has same finial: Leaves with a grape bunch pendant from one stem. Fine casting and beautiful allover shimmer. Postwar hallmark includes no. 408D. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 12 x D 9 1/4 in. Total weight: 60 troy ounces. #BH771

$7,800.00
Listed Price $12,000.00
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