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BR592

Midcentury Modern sterling silver figural fruit box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Apple form with ovoid body and detachable curved shoulder with leafy stem. Elegant, abstracted form with rich gilding. Fully marked including pattern no. 23748. Very good condition with nice toning.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BR592 & BR593

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BS986

Turn-of-the-century German sterling silver 3-mast galleon nef. Imported to England by Lionel Spiers in London in 1924.

Sides have finely delineated “wood” planks decorated with conch-blowing figures and flowery scrolls. Deck also “wood” with mounted canons and sailors on the lookout. Some clamber up the crow’s nest for a better view of enemy action. The captain is at the wheel. Historically accurate with anchor, lantern, figurehead, and rudder. Cruises along, sails billowing, on 4... Click for details

Sale Price: $9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
BR542

Pair of unusual and delightful German sterling silver spice boxes. Imported to England in 1895 by Berthold Muller in London. Each: Globular body with chased scrolls and paterae in curvilinear frames. Chubby drumstick legs terminating in big, scaly talons. Detachable upper body with dense imbricated feathers, wattle, and “mohawk” style crown. Interior cap pierced with rooster finial. Exuberant tail. Upright and swaggering table ornaments. German maker marks and English import marks. Very... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BR495

Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver coach-and-six. Exterior decorated with garlands, masks, and dragon-slaying knights. Windows hung with swags. Cover is mounted with crown, scepter, and cross, and is detachable. Horn-blowing caryatid coachman and trident-wielding postillion. Coach harnessed to six horses (three mounted by men in tricorn hats). A careening, galloping olden-days vehicle reminiscent of Cinderella’s last-minute ball conveyance. Wheels rotate for pre-midnight return home.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
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
BQ950

Antique German 800 silver figural box in form of old-fashioned belle. She wears a snug bodice and ruffled crinoline skirt, and holds a fan in one hand and posy in the other. Her face is hidden by a wide-brimmed straw hat. A beautiful woman with a secret: The top half comes off and the bottom half is a receptacle. Boxy lady!

Fully marked including maker’s stamp for Weinranck & Schmidt, who were active in the 1880s and ’90s. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 8 1/2 x D 5... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BH770

French 950 silver figure of elephant. A might beast in mid-stride with raised trunk, flapping ears, swinging tail, and sharp tusks. Nice details including saggy, textured skin. Marks: Minerva head and “Bry & Cie”, a Parisian maker and retailer established in the late 1930s. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 7 1/2 x W 8 x D 3 3/4 in. Very heavy weight: 59 troy ounces. #BH770

Sale Price: $5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
BQ473

Fine pair of German 830 silver pheasants, ca 1910. A male-female couple with downy bodies, long tails, upright busts with alert heads, and scaly talons. The male has an impressive crown and neck ruff. Hallmarked. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: Male: H 6 x W 13 x D 2 1/4 in. Female: H 5 3/4 x W 13 x D 2 1/8 in. Total weight: 23 troy ounces. #BQ473

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
BH552

German sterling silver lady’s shoe. Imported to England by Theodor Hartman in 1902. Shoe has pointy upturned elf toe and open bands. Exterior decorated with scrolls, flowers, and tassel in low relief. Heel plain. German hallmark and English import marks with London city stamp and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 2 7/8 x D 9 in. Weight: 8.3 troy ounces. #BH552

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BH556

German Rococo sterling silver lady’s shoe. Imported to England by Berthold Muller in 1902. Decorated with pastoral scenes of horn-blowing shepherds, crook-carrying shepherdesses, sweet baby lambs. Heel gadrooned. German hallmark and English import marks including Chester city stamp and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 2 3/8 x D 7 3/4 in. Weight: 7.4 troy ounces. #BH556

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BH558

Victorian sterling silver lady’s shoe. Made in Birmingham, England in 1890. Dainty slipper with applied bow and satin-textured finish. Plain heal and sole. Fully marked (maker's mark indistinct). Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 2 1/4 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 4.3 troy ounces. #BH558

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BH342

Set of 4 sterling silver figures of Bacchus. Made by Buccellati in Italy. A young Bacchus prances and gambols. One figure holds a grapevine. Another holds a large ivy leaf. The other two manipulate drapery. The infant deity, in all his manifestations, is buck naked apart from the artfully posed waistbands. Soft bottoms and stubby legs are on view. An attractive decoration for the wine cellar.

Dimensions: Tallest: H 7 ¼ x W 1 ¾ x D 3 in. Shortest: H 5 ¾ x W 2 ½ x D 3 in. Total... Click for details

Sale Price: $6,860.00
Listed Price $9,800.00
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