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Antique Silver Desk Accessories

Are you unsure of how to decorate your desk? Here at Nelson & Nelson Antiques, we have a fantastic selection of antique silver desk accessories- including vintage inkwells and boxes- available to choose from. Find a stylish place to store matches in a sterling silver match safe, or browse our antique sterling silver desk sets for silver stamp booklets to add greater value to your collection. We even have silver cigar cutters and magnifying glasses, perfect to store inside your desk. While others may decorate their desks with ordinary trinkets, go bold and invest in something that has historical value and will appreciate with time. When you need to decorate your desk, choose Nelson and Nelson Antiques' collection of antique silver desk accessories. To learn more about of amazing antique products, please call us today.

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Japanese Midcentury Modern sterling silver pushcart cigarette cup. Rectilinear with stained-wood handles. Cover hinged with ball finial for keeping tobacco products fresh and dry. Wheels have ribbed tread and twisted spokes, and they rotate. A fast-moving vehicle for preventing nicotine withdrawal. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W 7 x D 4 1/4 in. Gross weight: 10.5 troy ounces. #BW321

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00

Turn-of-the-century Victorian Rococo sterling silver postage scale. Made by Gorham in Providence. Sweet and romantic with garland, scrolls, and letter-bearing dove. Measures up to 12 ounces of epistolary passion. With loose-mounted ring. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 10. Very good condition.

Dimensions (without ring): H 5 1/2 x W 3 3/4 x D 1/2 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BW463

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00

Edwardian Modern sterling silver inkstand. Rectangular with well and reeded rim; 4 leaf-mounted paw supports. Two mounted pots, each with hinged and bellied cover with ball finial, and detachable clear glass liner. Pen rest comprising 2 c-scroll cradles on domed feet. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 10807, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 10 1/4 x D 6 3/4 in. Weight (silver only): 27 troy ounces. #BV802

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00

Beautiful long-handled magnifying glass. Round lens in brass frame on spool mount. Tapering nephrite handle with wreath applied to purple guilloche band. Crystal knob terminal has purple jewels applied to cut flower heads.

Dimensions: H 17 5/8 x D 4 in. #SW24

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00

Portable multipurpose measuring device. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Double-edged ruler in inches and centimeters inset with compass, magnifying glass, and thermometer. Marked “Tiffany & Co. 925”. Excellent condition.

Pocket-sized dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 1/4 in. #BV610

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00

Aesthetic mixed inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Bell-form copper body with reeded silver foot rim. Applied silver ornament including flower-inset guilloche band and tendril border at neck. Cover hinged and domed with silver ball finial. With clear glass liner. A later version (1892-1902) of a pattern (no. 6231) that was first produced in 1880. Fully marked: “Tiffany & Co / Makers 6231 / Sterling Silver / 925-1000 / T / And / Other Metals”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00

Art Nouveau inkwell. Made by Emile Langlois in Paris, ca 1920. Hemispheric clear glass bowl with garland acid-etched to sides and diaper cut to underside. Neck collar 950 silver as is hinged domed cover, which has guilloche enamel concentric rings in nuanced green-brown. Detachable clear glass liner. Maker’s stamp. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 3 x D 2 3/4 in. #T714

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver bookmark. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark. Dagger blade engraved with interlaced script monogram set in open frame. Cast terminal in form of winged cherub, a guiding spirit to help you keep your place. Back plain. Fully marked including no. 922. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 3 5/8 x W 2 x D 1/2 in. #BS168

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00

French 950 silver inkwell on stand, ca 1910. Straight sides with vertically applied strapwork bands; curved bottom and raised foot. Cover hinged and domed with flower-head finial. Gadrooned rims. Interior has engraved curvilinear border and clear-glass liner. Mounted to oval curvilinear stand with ornamental border. Fully marked including maker’s stamp CG. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 9 3/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Weight (without glass): 15.5 troy ounces. #BT381

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00

American Art Nouveau inkwell with engraved silver overlay, ca 1886. Bellied and faceted; short neck in silver collar and hinged and faceted silver cover. Overlay in form of dense and connected leafing and flowering branches. Glass is light purple (amethyst). Marked “Sterling Silver” and patent date “Jan. 5 86”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. #BT470

Sale Price: $486.50
Listed Price $695.00

American sterling silver inkwell, ca 1880. Four gently curved sides on corner block supports. Cut ornament including scrolls, flowers, and chevrons. Sterling silver neck collar with imbricated leaf borders. Hinged bun cover same; top has chased garland, ribbon, crisscrossing horns of plenty, and laurel wreath surmounted by crown engraved with interlaced script monogram. Marked “Sterling” and Shreve, Crump & Low stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 2 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. #BS209 ... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00

Art Nouveau sterling silver and clear glass inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Bellied and lobed clear glass base with short inset foot and carved and engraved stylized flowers. Short neck with sterling silver collar and hinged ball cover with stylized flowers and scrolls in ogee frame, and bead-and-reel rim. Collar and cover interior gild washed. Fully marked 14515 (first produced in 1900) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 6 in.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
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