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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 on corner paw supports. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 8 1/8 x... Click for details

Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
SW4

Large Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver basket. Made by Meriden Britannia (part of International) in Connecticut, ca 1910. Wide and shaped mouth and cylindrical body flowing into round foot. Hinged c-scroll handle. Pierced and engraved ornament, including flowers, leaves, and garlands. Reeding. Armorial frames on front and back engraved with interlaced script monogram. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 920. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (with handle) 23 x W 16 x D 9 in.... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BR840

Art Nouveau Craftsman glazed jug decanter with engraved silver overlay. Made by Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati in 1896. Wide ovoid body with short neck and ring handle in silver collar. Shaped stopper with cork plug. Corn cob with peeled-back husk on shaded brown ground. Overlay scrollwork and grape-bunches spilling out of overturned barrel. A rarified vessel for passing round grandpa's home-stilled bourbon.

The painter was Josephine Ella Zettel (1874–1954), a Cincinnati native who worked at... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,900.00
Listed Price $7,000.00
BR828

Set of 4 Sumptuous Victorian Classical gilt sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Howard & Co. in New York, ca 1894. Each: Bellied socket with detachable bobeche on spool support on tapering shaft on raised foot. Faceted. Interlaced script monogram engraved on foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, no. 4523, and patent year 1894. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 10 x W 5 1/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Total weight: 56 troy ounces. #BR828

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BR829

Rare sterling silver punch ladle. Made by Spratling in Taxco, Mexico. Round hand-hammered bowl with curved spout. Mount has tooled bands and applied rope band and is inset with tapering stained-wood handle. An early piece by this maker. 1940s marks. Very good condition with beautiful patina.

Dimensions: H 13 x W 3 3/4 x D 1/4 in. Gross weight: 5 troy ounces. #BR829

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BV785

Edwardian Georgian sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Watson in Attleboro, Mass., ca 1915. Baluster with helmet mouth, high-looping capped double-scroll handle, and stepped round foot. Gadrooned borders. Holds 4 pints. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, Bailey, Banks & Biddle retailer’s stamp, no. U270, and volume. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 9 3/8 x W 9 x D 5 in. Heavy weight: 28 troy ounces. #BV785

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BV865

Perles 950 silver dinner and lunch set for 24. Made by Tetard Frères in France. This set comprises 474 pieces (dimensions in inches):

Forks: 24 dinner forks (8 1/2), 22 lunch forks (7), 24 fish forks (6 5/8), 24 seafood forks (5), 24 dessert forks (5 3/4), 24 fruit forks (6);

Knives: 18 dinner knives (9 7/8), 24 lunch knives (8), 24 fish knives (8), 18 dessert knives (7 1/4), 24 butter spreaders (5);

Spoons: 24 tablespoons (8 3/8), 24 teaspoons (5 5/8), 24 soup spoons (5 3/4), 24 dessert... Click for details

Sale Price: $26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00
BV691

Modern sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular in plain flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and laminate back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) display. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and postwar pattern no. 23476. Excellent condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: Frame: H 9 1/8 x W 7 1/8 in. Window: H 7 7/8 x W 5 7/8 in. #BV691

Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
BR835

Large and old-fashioned American sterling silver tea tray, 1954. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Oval well and scrolled sides and rim; end bracket handles. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp, Gorham date code, and no. 207. Excellent condition.

Overall dimensions: H 2 x W 29 x D 18 in. Heavy weight: 132 troy ounces. #BR835

Sale Price: $7,150.00
Listed Price $11,000.00
BT392

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau perfume with silver overlay. Globular bottle with short straight neck and everted rim in silver collar. Ball stopper. Overlay in biomorphic form with open irregular shapes. Engraved interlaced script monogram. Glass is green. Silver marks include Gorham maker’s stamp and no. D940. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/8 x D 2 7/8 in. #BT392

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BV684

Midcentury Modern sterling silver picture frame. Made by International Silver Co. in Meriden, Conn. Rectangular window in plain flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and laminate back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. NP10. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 13 1/2 x W 10 1/2 in. Window: H 11 1/2 x W 8 1/2 in. #BV684

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BV671

Indian Colonial silver teapot, ca 1880. Quadrilateral and bombe with s-scroll spout and capped high-looping handle. Domed top with hinged cover and ornamental finial. Square inset foot. Kutch ornament comprising flowers and tendrils on stippled ground as well as acanthus and rinceaux borders. A beautiful synthesis of Western form and Eastern style. Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 6 1/4 x W 8 1/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 22 troy ounces. #BV671

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