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Victorian sterling silver tea ball. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1895. Round and hinged. Dense allover repousse flowers with pierced heads. Chain has ring terminal for easy swishing around the pot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, no. 815, and date symbol. Very good condition. Closes securely with nice snap. No risk of loose leaves floating in the cups.

Dimensions: H (with chain) 6 1/2 in. Ball diameter: 1 3/4 in. Weight: 1 troy ounce. #BV862

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00

German 800 silver tea strainer, ca 1910. Deep and pierced bowl and wide shoulder with chased and repousse scenes of dancing, toping, and music making in scrolled frames. Handle in form of fiddler seated on barrel. A sweet and sentimental ode to country life. Marks include maker’s stamp for Friedrich Reusswig, who was active in Hanau from 1903 to 1926. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 6 1/8 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV263

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00

American Rococo gilt sterling silver and enamel tea infuser, ca 1890. Pierced oval bowl with hinged same cover. Scrolled and tapering shaft and terminal with enameled flowers and leaves. Terminal reverse engraved with script monogram. Marked “Sterling” and encircled F. Very good condition with nice patina.

Height: 5 1/4 in. #BS725

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00