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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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N273

Japonesque mixed metal cigar lighter. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1903. Copper teapot-form with bellied body and cast handle in form of dragon, horned head and talons gripping sides. Upturned spout with chained cap. Also chained is domed and lobed cover. Applied silver crab and snail on one side; on other a blossoming prunus branch. Maker’s stamp, no. BY264, and date symbol. Fine condition with nicely toned and nuanced copper finish; silver has deep patina.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 5 x... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BT465

Japonesque applied sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum form with curved shoulder, and hinged, threaded, and cork-lined cover. A pair of leaves and trio of bugs creeping and crawling allover hand-hammered ground. Interior glass lined.

Marked “Sterling” with maker’s stamp, pattern no. 7118, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Fine condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x D 2 3/8 in. #BT465

Sale Price: $4,200.00
Listed Price $6,000.00
BS209

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
BT374

Russian silver and glass inkwell, 1888. Rectangular clear glass block with carved radiating scrolls. Silver gilt collar and hinged onion-dome cover with disc finial. Silver has enameled beading, leaf-and-dart, and fish scale in blues and white. A beautiful and exotic piece that reflects the late 19th-century explorations of stylized ornament. Marks include year. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 4 5/8 x W 3 x D 3 in. #BT374

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BT145

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
BT065

Art Nouveau sterling silver pen tray. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark, ca 1890. Tubular well engraved with interlaced script monogram. Dense tooled border with Grotesque masks and the bobbing heads of Lorelai maidens, their tentacular arms plashing in the waves. Fully marked and numbered N214. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 11 1/8 x D 5 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BT065

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
BT066

Art Nouveau sterling silver and glass inkwell. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark, ca 1890. Clear rectilinear block body with diaper ornament cut to underside. Well has four curved sides and curved bottom. Short neck in sterling silver collar as is hinged and girdled cover. Concave shoulder with corner mounts comprising Classical goddess heads with crown and flowing tresses. Haunting and rarified desk companions. Fully marked and numbered 886. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 3 3/8... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,155.00
Listed Price $1,650.00
BR553

French 950 silver figural paper clip, ca 1920. Retailed by Hermès in Paris. Top is cast horse head-and not just any old nag, but a thoroughbred, as befits a luxe desk accessory from the fabled emporium for haut-monde equestrianism. Fully marked including Minerva head and maker’s and retailer’s stamps. Very good condition. Taut spring.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 4 x D 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 10.3 troy ounces. #BR553

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BS639

Edwardian Regency sterling silver ink blotter. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1910. Enameled flower garland and basket with gilt bows on whitish concentric waved ground. Sky blue lunettes with leafy scrollwork. A pretty desk accessory. Rock firmly back and forth to emphasize ladylike resolution. Fully marked. Very good condition with intact color.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 4 7/8 x D 2 3/4 in. #BS639

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BG406

Aesthetic sterling silver inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum-form with spread base. Cover domed with scrolled hinged and tab. Acid-etched ornament: Fluid lattice inset with stylized leaves. Cover top has stylistically-integrated monogram. Clear glass liner. Fully marked including pattern no. 9525 and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x D 4 1/2 in. #BG406

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BT013

Elegant Edwardian sterling silver letter rack. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1910. Three graduated rectangular panels with curved corners mounted to rectangular base with four leaf supports. Raised ornamental borders. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Bailey, Banks & Biddle) stamps and no. 6382. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 8 3/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 16 troy ounces. #BT013

Sale Price: $770.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
BS916

Antique hunter's cigar cutter, ca 1920. Irregular and corrugated horn handle. Mounted to one end is silver boar’s head—all bristly fur, perked ears, alert snout, and red glass bead eyes. Oakleaf collar. At other end is mounted the hardware with taut, springy blade. Hardware has German maker’s stamp (Pfeilring). Silver marked 925. Very good condition.

Length: 9 1/2 in. #BS916

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
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