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BV759

Italian grand tour cast silver sculpture, ca 1910. Hercules kneels on the body of a lion It’s the Nemean lion, a ferocious beast that could not be killed by mortals, but Hercules is the son of Zeus. A popular theme since antiquity that’s depicted here with Baroque drama: A lunging, brawny, hirsute Hercules pries open the jaws of the writhing lion. Group mounted to rectangular base with 4 monopodium corner supports. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

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Sale Price: $8,125.00
Listed Price $12,500.00
BV760

Italian grand tour cast silver sculpture, ca 1910. Roman gladiators clash with swords drawn. The apparent victor, helmeted and armored, stands with sandaled foot on his victim’s thigh. The fallen man’s retaliatory thrust is blocked by a shield-bearing arm. A dramatic fight to the death that is perfectly posed to show off impressive male musculature. The group is mounted to a rectangular base supported by corner paw supports. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

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Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
BV447

Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver sleigh. A frothy Rococo vehicle with chased scrollwork on leafing-scroll runners harnessed to reindeer. Gilt-washed interior gives special glow to foil-wrapped treats. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 4 1/4 x L 9 1/2 x W 2 3/8 in. Weight: 10.7 troy ounces. #BV447

Sale Price: On Hold
BV585

Pair of turn-of-the-century German 800 silver open salts. Each: A swan with hollow oval body and scrolled down-turned neck and head. Erect imbricated tail and plumy hinged wings. Graceful table ornaments for seasoning and treats. Marked. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x L 4 3/4 x W 2 1/4 in. Wingspan: 5 1/2 in. Total weight: 7 troy ounces. #BV585

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BV204

Pair of turn-of-the-century German 800 silver bobble-head boxes. A two-man percussion band comprising baby-faced drummer and wizened cymbalist. Rotund bodies squeezed into olden-days doublet and hose with neck-ruff covers. Feather-capped heads bob, bob, bob along to the music. Perfect timing not guaranteed. Marked. Excellent condition.

Approximate dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 3 1/4 x D 4 1/4 in. Total weight: 25.5 troy ounces. #BV204

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BU991

Modern glass and enameled sterling silver figural bird decanter. A duck with clear glass body. Head and neck enameled sterling silver with scaly and imbricated feathers. Compact triangular tail and oval base. Head hinged for pouring. “Quack, quack” goes the beak and out comes the booze. Post-1967 Italian marks. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 10 3/4 x L 10 1/2 x W 4 1/4 in. #BU991

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BU120

Sensitive and endearing 800 silver animal figure. Made by Buccellati in Italy. A chimp with raised arm, big funny ears, and expressive face sits on amethyst crystal base with joined feet. A playful primate with tensile hands and feet, and shaggy wire fur. Marked “Buccellati Italy 800”. Excellent condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H (with base) 13 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 in. #BU120

Sale Price: $19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00
BR705

Five German 812 silver figures, ca 1880. This set comprises two musicians, a tankard-bearing tavern keeper, a fowl-serving wench, and a dagger-wielding pierrot let loose among these peaceful country folk. Each figure is silver and inset with nautilus-shell torso; mounted to jewel-studded base.

Marked 13 (that is 13/16 loths) and Nurnberg city stamp. Very good condition.

Tallest: 6 1/4 in. #BR705

Sale Price: $5,950.00
Listed Price $8,500.00
BT619

Pair of American sterling silver and glass swan bowls, ca 1920. Each: Clear glass with plain oval well. Sterling silver mount in form of wings that wraparound the rim and s-scroll neck terminating in pointed bill. Beautiful delineated plumage that continues on glass tail. Graceful table ornaments for your next dinner party. Marked “Sterling 2”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 5 1/8 x D 3 in. #BT619

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BN991

German sterling silver miniature elf shoe. Imported to England in 1904 by Berthold Muller in Chester. Rococo shoe with chased scrolls and flowers. Open bands and raised elf toe. Heel plain. German maker’s and English importer’s marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 1 1/4 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 2.7 troy ounces. #BN991

Sale Price: $490.00
Listed Price $700.00
BR654

German 800 silver figurine, ca 1890. A shepherd boy holding a horn twists around in search of the stray lamb nuzzling his leg. Loose country garb reveals mother-of-pearl belly. Raised base inset with cabochon hardstones. Gentle humor with metaphorical possibilities. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 6 troy ounces. #BR654

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BQ997

Pair of sterling silver swans. Made by Durgin (part of Gorham) in Concord, New Hampshire, ca 1920. Each: Fine feathering with downy plumed wings and scaly neck as well as closed bill and penetrating eyes. Hollow gilt-washed bodies to be filled with treats. Stately birds to grace your next dinner party. Fully marked including Durgin and Gorham stamps and no. 33. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 8 in. Total weight: 17.5 troy ounces. #BQ997

Sale Price: $2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
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