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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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Antique English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Card Case 1906
BZ752

Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver card case. Made by Clark & Sewell in Birmingham in 1906. Rectangular with hinged cover and plain back. On front is one maiden with faraway look, one iris flower, two water lilies, and the sun in the act of setting or rising (direction not indicated). All surrounded by whiplash border. The works! A wonderful period piece. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong definition and deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 2 5/8 x D 1/8 in. Weight: 2 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
Stylish Buccellati Modern Silver Figural Apple Lighter
BZ547

Stylish Italian 800 silver lighter. Large apple with naturalistic irregular form and striated skin. Leafing stem. Underside has inset lighter. Italian maker’s mark (1944-68) as well as script Buccellati stamp. Good condition with deep patina. Lighter not detachable or in working order.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Gross weight: 6.3 troy ounces. #BZ547

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
Set of 8 Udall & Ballou Enamel Matchbox Holders with Dogs
BZ632

Set of 8 American Modern sterling silver matchbox holders, ca 1920. Retailed by Udall & Ballou in New York. Rectangular with open ends; sides have cutout tubes. On each is applied enameled dog. Five breeds represented. On back engraved block presentation: “J.G.R. / FROM / M.A.P.” In original leather-bound case with fitted velvet, silk, and gilt-stamped retailer’s stamp. A great canine collectible. Very good condition. Scottie has minor enamel loss on tail.

Dimensions: H 3/8 x W 1 7/8 x D... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
Antique Native American Indian Chief Sterling Silver Letter Opener
BZ429

American Edwardian sterling silver figural letter opener, ca 1910. Cast terminal in form of gaunt face surrounded by feather headdress. Neckcloth spills over onto round frame (vacant). Back plain. A nice piece of turn-of-the-century Native Americana. Marked “Sterling / 97”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 10 5/8 x W 2 1/8 x D 3/4 in. Heavy weight: 6.4 troy ounces. #BZ429

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
La Paglia Midcentury Modern Sterling Silver Toothpick Holder
BY921

Midcentury Modern sterling silver toothpick holder. Made by Alphonse La Paglia (d. 1953) in New Jersey. Drum-form with double-banded mouth rim. Spread base applied with cast band comprising alternating leafing scrolls and flowerheads. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 160. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 x D 2 in. Weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BY921

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00
La Paglia Midcentury Modern Sterling Silver Toothpick Holder
BY920

Midcentury Modern sterling silver toothpick holder. Made by Alphonse La Paglia (d. 1953) in New Jersey. Drum-form with double-banded mouth rim. Spread base applied with cast band comprising alternating leafing scrolls and flowerheads. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 160. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 x D 2 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BY920

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00
Tiffany American Victorian Classical Sterling Silver Paper Knife
BZ252

Victorian Classical sterling silver paper knife. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1885. Serpentine and integral with hollow handle tapering into flat blade. Handle has allover floral repousse with feathered leaf border at bottom. Blade recto has acid-etched monogram with elongated, interlaced, and whiplash letters. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, director’s letter M (1873-91), and no. 730. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 10 x W 1 1/4 x D 3/4 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces.... Click for details

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
Antique Kirk Edwardian Sterling Silver & Cut-Glass Tobacco Jar
BZ221

Edwardian glass tobacco jar with sterling silver cover. Made by S. Kirk & Son Co. in Baltimore, ca 1910. Jar has curved sides with cut bead-and-reel fluting and short inset neck; star cut to underside; Cover curved with allover floral repousse on stippled ground. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (1903-24) and no. 189. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 3/4 x D 5 3/8 in. Weight (silver only): 4.8 troy ounces. #BZ221

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
Antique English Edwardian Sterling Silver & Crystal Match Strike
BW006

English Edwardian crystal match strike with sterling silver mount. Globular with fine ribbing. Central well has flat and plain sterling silver collar. Crystal clear. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (Grinsell & Sons), assay stamp (Birmingham), and indistinct date letter. Very good condition with minor wear.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x D 3 1/2 in. #BW006

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
Antique American Modern Sterling Silver and Glass Inkwell on Stand
BY033

American Modern sterling silver and glass inkwell on stand, ca 1920. Lobed melon-form glass bowl; sterling silver cover domed with overlapping ovoid ring finial. Stand has well and large lobing. Cover interior numbered 38. Stand and cover marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 4 3/4 in. Total weight (silver only): 2.3 troy ounces. #BY033

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
Antique Tiffany Art Deco Sterling Silver Cigar Smoking Set
BX753

Art Deco sterling silver cigar set. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1920. This set comprises, tray, lighter, and 6 ashtrays. Tray rectangular with rounded corners and flat rim. Two central wells of which one rectangular for ashtrays and one round for lighter. Lighter round and bellied with high-looping side handles and hinged and tubular wick cover. Ashtrays rectangular with tapering sides. Acid-etched rinceaux ornament. From the era when a thoughtful host supplied tobacco.

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Sale Price: $5,600.00
Listed Price $8,000.00
English Victorian Novelty Sterling Silver 12-Inch Ruler Letter Opener
BW008

Victorian sterling silver letter opener. Made by George Neal & George Neal in London in 1900. In form and with dimensions of a 12-inch ruler. Tapering point for getting underneath the fold. A stylish and useful desk novelty. Fully marked. Very good condition. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BW008

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
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