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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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BV610

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
BR729

English sterling silver and crystal match strike, 1922. Globular with fine horizontal ribbing. Well with sterling silver collar. Crystal is clear. Fully marked including unidentified maker’s stamp and London assay stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x D 2 1/4 in. #BR729

Sale Price: $262.50
Listed Price $375.00
BV238

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
BV142

Modern sterling silver letter rack. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1908. Rectilinear with 3 graduated partitions mounted to open rectangular base. Back and central partition chamfered. Side rims scalloped. Two compartments can be converted to one with removal of central partition. Acid-etched chain ornament comprising chamfered rectangular links. Fully marked including pattern no. 17223B (first produced in 1908) and director’s letter m. Excellent condition with strong definition.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BV189

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver portable inkwell. Drum-form with hinged and cork-lined cover. Repousse scrolls, leaves, and flowers on sides and cover top. A nice piece with strong regional associations. Fully marked with maker’s stamp for William Wilson & Son, who was active in Philadelphia from ca 1883 to 1909, and retailer’s stamp for Bailey, Banks & Biddle, also in Philadelphia. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 x D 1 1/2 in. Weight: 2.4 troy ounces. #BV189

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00
BU992

Edwardian mixed-metal on copper vide-poche. Made by Joseph Heinrich in New York, ca 1910. Hand-hammered rectangular well with turned up and concave sides and lobed corners. Arrowheads wrapped in flat silver wire and mounted to ends. A weapon-grade desk accessory. Marked “Copper and Silver / 5” and numbered 6814. Excellent condition with nice patina.

Overall dimensions: H 3/4 x W 6 1/4 x D 2 7/8 in. #BU992

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
T714

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
BU270

Art Nouveau sterling silver traveling inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Round bowl with applied scrolling leaf and berry border, and curved shoulder. Cover flat, hinged, and overhanging. Bowl interior glass lined with poignant evidence of previous use. Not just a pretty ornament. Fully marked including pattern no. 11596 (first produced in 1893) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 x D 2 in. #BU270

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BU242

Siamese silver inkwell, ca 1920. Cubic with cross-legged yogi and dancing contortionists in mandala frames. Cover hinged with tooled and repousse scrolls and flowers. Unmarked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x W 1 7/8 x D 1 7/8 in. Weight: 2.4 troy ounces. #BU242

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00
BS168

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
BT997

Midcentury Modern 800 silver ashtray. A scallop shell mounted with cradle and cast horse figure. Three ball supports. Marked “800” with unidentified Italian mark (1944-68). Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 1.6 troy ounces. #BT997

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00
BT381

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
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