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BV251

Edwardian Thread & Shell sterling silver sardine set. Made by John Round & Son in Sheffield in 1904. This set comprises a fork with 5 wide tines and server with curved bell-form blade. King-shaped handles. In leather-bound case with silk lining and fitted velvet. Fully marked. Very good condition. Some wear to case.

Dimensions: Fork: H 4 1/4 in. Server: H 4 1/4 in. Case: H 1 x W 5 3/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Total weight (silver only): 1 troy ounce. #BV251

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
BV129

Corinthian sterling silver ice tongs. Made by Roger Williams in Providence. U-form with pierced jaws. Terminals have fluid shell and leaf ornament. Roger Williams was active in the early 1900s. It merged with Mauser in 1903 to form the Mt Vernon Company, which continued to produce this pattern. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Marshall Field & Co.) stamps. Excellent condition. Taut and springy.

Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x W 1 5/8 x D 1/8 in. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BV129

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BU974

Set of 3 sterling silver bonbon scoops with playing card motif. Made by R. Blackinton & Co. in North Attleboro, ca 1910. This set comprises a king of hearts, a king of diamonds, and a jack of diamonds. Figural handles and suit-shaped bowls. A great novelty trio for bridge night. Two fully marked; one appears to be unmarked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Hearts: H 4 1/4 x W 2 1/4 in. Diamonds: H 4 5/8 x W 2 1/2 in. Total weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BU974

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BM799

Fabulous Victorian Aesthetic silver-plated fruit set. Made by Martin, Hall & Co. in Sheffield, ca 1879. This set comprises 41 pieces: 18 forks, 18 knives, 4 serving spoons, and grape shears. Engraved stylized ornament including flowers, leaves, and geometric bands.

In stained-wood case. Front has hinged doors and top. Fitted velvet with silk lining. Forks and knives set in three rows of which the back two in wood and velvet frames that can be raised with loose-mounted brass ring. Serving... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
BU401

Nuremburg sterling silver ladle. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1880. Round bowl with turned-down scalloped rim and gilt interior. Bowl verso has shell mount and interlaced script monogram. Branch-style handle and double-sided figural terminal with a hawk perching on the wrist of a sidesaddle huntress, in company of a hound. A sentimental harkening back to 15th-century Germany. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Theodore B. Starr) stamps. Excellent condition with nice... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BU167

Rare Hindostanee sterling silver ice tongs. Made by Gorham in Providence. U-form with gilt jaws, of which one claw-form and the other flower head. Terminals in the desirable pattern that was first produced in 1878. A very nice early piece. Fully marked including phrase “pat. 78”. Excellent condition. Taut and springy.

Length: 7 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BU167

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BR750

American sterling silver grape shears, ca 1920. Handles in form of fruiting grapevine, which wraps around the finger rings. In leather-bound case with silk lining and fitted velvet. Scissors marked “Sterling”. Very good condition. Case not original.

Dimensions: Scissors: H 6 in. Case: H 1 1/8 x L 8 1/4 x D 3 5/8 in. Weight (silver only): 3.3 troy ounces. #BR750

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00
BR772

Unusual Antique Russian 875 silver sugar tongs. Stepped and rectilinear frame; jaws trapezoidal with raised diaper interior. Marked. Condition: Taut and functional.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 3/4 in. Weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BR772

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00
BT583

Set of 8 sterling silver salt spoons. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1893. Round bowl and tapering handle with floral repousse. On back is engraved single letter monogram on bowl and date June 6, 1895 on handle. Marks include stamp for the World’s Columbian Exposition, which took place in Chicago in 1893. Very good condition.

Length: 2 1/2 in. Total weight: 1.3 troy ounces. #BT583

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BR156

Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau sterling silver bonbon scoop. Large and round bowl with open scrollwork bordered by pierced striation with serrated rim. Scrolled handle with dense and entwined tendrils, and traditional shell terminal. Shaped cartouche (vacant). Fully marked including no. 506 and stamp for Meriden Britannia, a maker that was part of International. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 10 3/4 x W 5 1/8 x D 2 in. Weight: 8 troy ounces. #BR156

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BT255

Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Retailed by Tuck Chang in Shanghai. Scalloped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and grass. Handle tapering and hollow. Double-sided ornament with birds perched on blossoming prunus branches. Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 5/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BT255

Sale Price: $346.50
Listed Price $495.00
BT251

Large turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Made by Cumwo in Hong Kong. Shaped 4-tine shank engraved with trees and pagoda. Handle flat and shaped with chased slinking, serpentine dragon on front and back. Front has circular frame (vacant). Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 1/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BT251

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00
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