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English Silver: 20th Century Silver

20th-Century European Antiques

Discover the next irreplaceable piece for your home in our 20th-century European antique collection. In this collection, you will find stunning pieces that are only found at Nelson and Nelson. Choose from desk boxes, tea trays, bowls, cups, and much more-all in very good condition, made with English sterling silver, and produced by artisans around the world. When purchasing classic European antiques, you not only receive a stunning piece to proudly display in your home -- you're bringing in a historical reminder of the incredible 20th-century artisans. Find the perfect 20th-century European antique you've been looking for here!
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BX613

George V sterling silver picture frame. Made by E. Mander in Birmingham in 1928. Rectangular window in flat surround with wraparound engine-turned wavy ornament between engraved linear borders. With glass, silk lining, and wood back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked. Good condition with some wood wear.

Dimensions: Frame: H 5 5/8 x W 3 5/8 in. Window: H 5 x W 3 in. #BX613

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BX138

Set of 6 George V sterling silver field sports place card holders. Made by William Base & Sons in Birmingham in 1929. Open scalloped ring inset with animal: game birds, buck, fox, hound, or horse. Each different. Flat and solid circular base. In leather bound case with fitted velvet and silk lining. Fully marked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 1 x D 1 3/8 in. Case: H 2 x L 12 x W 2 1/2 in. Total weight (silver only): 3.8 troy ounces. #BX138

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BX149

Edwardian sterling silver box. Made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd in London in 1910. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover hinged and flat with tapering tab. On cover top is hunting scene. In foreground a horse takes a fence the hounds racing ahead. The principals are cutout on stained-wood. Engraved hilly landscape in background. Cedar-lined and partitioned interior. Leather-lined open bottom. Fully marked. Very good condition. A few minor pings.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 6 1/2 x D 3... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BX050

English Georgian sterling silver salver, 1939. Round and serpentine with gadrooned rim 3 reeded volute scroll supports. Fully marked including London assay stamp and retailer’s stamp (Peter Guille, Ltd). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x D 12 3/8 in. Weight: 29.5 troy ounces. #BX050

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BW655

Edwardian Georgian sterling silver cream pail. Made by Barnard & Sons, Ltd in London in 1903. Open wire sides applied with oak branches and asymmetrical cartouche engraved with armorial and Latin motto Spes Melioris Vitae (Hope of a Better Life). Open entwined swing handle with central flower head. Plain and spread foot. Cobalt glass liner. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (with handle) 7 1/4 x D 4 5/8 in. Weight (silver only): 7.5 troy ounces. #BW655

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BX251

Pair of George V sterling silver 5-light candelabra. Made by Lionel Alfred Crichton in London in 1911.

Each: Raised central socket on knopped support surrounded by four twisting and leaf-wrapped arms, each terminating in single socket with detachable chamfered and concave bobeche; wax pan same. Lights set in socket mounted to columnar shaft; raised and square foot. Sockets in form of Corinthian capital. Applied ornament: swags, scallop shells, paterae and acanthus leaves. Beaded borders.... Click for details

Sale Price: $14,625.00
Listed Price $22,500.00
BX137

Set of 4 George V sterling silver place card holders. Made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths in London in 1911. Each: Round gilt ring inset with cast animal head. Two holders have fox heads and two have hound heads. Prey and predator have long pointed snouts and red glass bead eyes. In original leather-bound case with silk lining and fitted velvet. Fully marked. Very good condition with nice patina and toning.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 1 1/8 x D 1 1/2 in. Case: H 2 1/8 x W 8 1/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Total... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BX140

Set of 4 Edwardian sterling silver place card holders. Made by Charles & George Asprey in London, 1906 to 1908. Each: A cast fox head pokes through a horseshoe clip; round and flat base. In leather-bound case with silk and fitted-velvet lining. Perfect for the hunt dinner. Fully marked including date letters 1906 (1), 1907 (1), and 1908 (2). Retailer’s stamp (Asprey). Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 7/8 x D 1 1/8 in. Case dimensions: H 1 3/4 x W 6 7/8 x D 2 3/8 in. Total weight (silver... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BX130

English Edwardian sterling silver frame, ca 1910. Heart-shaped window with plain and flat surround two which is mounted open leafing scrollwork forming fleur de lys crown and bracket feet. With glass, silk lining, velvet back, and hinged wood easel support. Indistinct marks, including London assay stamp. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 8 5/8 x W 5 3/4 in. Window: H 5 3/8 x W 3 3/4 in. #BX130

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BX092

George V sterling silver ice bucket. Made by Charles & Richard Comyns in London in 1925. Urn with curved bottom and raised and inset foot. Leaf-wrapped s-scroll side handles with cherub cap in form of chubby-cheeked, curly haired boy. Cover raised with reeded and overhanging rim and leaf bud finial. Engraved Indo-Persian decoration with turbaned swordsmen amidst vegetation and birds. Ye Olde English porringer adapted to the exigencies of Roaring Twenties barware. Fully marked. Excellent... Click for details

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BW951

English Modern Georgian sterling silver tea tray, 1930. Shaped rectangular well on 4 round supports. Molded scrolled rim and scroll bracket end handles. Fully marked including indistinct maker’s stamp and Birmingham assay stamp. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 27 1/8 x D 16 1/4 in. Heavy weight: 120 troy ounces. #BW951

Sale Price: $5,600.00
Listed Price $8,000.00
BW931

Edwardian Georgian sterling silver monteith bowl. Made by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd in London in 1906. Round and curved on raised and stepped foot. Molded curvilinear rim with interspersed with leaves and applied pendant flowers. Vertical strapwork bands with laurel-wreathed oval frames (vacant) in leafing scroll surround applied to same-shaped stippled ground. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 5/8 x D 10 1/2 in. Weight: 40 troy ounces. #BW931

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
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