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Dramatic sterling silver seafood serving bowl. Made by Buccellati in Italy. Two joined scallop-shells bowls on scallop-shell supports. A traditional form enlivened by the figure of an octopus squatting in the center, its curled and tangled legs draped over the bowls. A graphic contrast between the scales and suckers of the octopus and the controlled and stylized ornament on the shells. Very original. Beautiful craftsmanship. Fully marked including post-1967 Italian mark. Excellent... Click for details


Victorian sterling silver serving knife with agate handle. Made by George R. Unite in Birmingham in 1851. Blade flat and scrolled with pierced and engraved scroll and flower ornament. Mottled red agate handle with sterling silver fleur de lys terminal. A piece of the fancy that makes any occasion special. With leather-bound case. Fully marked. Knife in very good condition. Case worn with broken hinge.

Dimensions: Knife: L 9 1/4 in. Case: H 7/8 x W 10 1/4 x D 1 7/8 in. #BT989

Listed Price $500.00

Edwardian sterling silver jewelry box. Made by Alvin in Providence, ca 1910. Heart-shaped. Sides have pierced quatrefoils and lines, and base dentil rim. Cover hinged and curved with beaded rim. Underside open. Velvet liner. Fully marked and numbered 793. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 5 1/2 x D 5 1/4 in. Gross weight: 5 troy ounces. #BS843

Listed Price $950.00

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver bowl. Made by Woodside in New York. Round with shaped well and wavy scrolled rim. Sides lobed with chased flowers alternating with tendril frames flowing into well. Fully marked and numbered 2973. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/4 x D 7 3/8 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BR276

Listed Price $275.00

Historically poignant sterling silver and enameled cigarette case, ca 1910. Rectangular and hinged. On cover is Napoleon in 1814 after Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891), who portrays his subject before the fall. The dash and glamor of the young Bonaparte have been replaced by a stout middle-aged man with a nascent potbelly. A compassionate study in waning power and solitude. The original, which was undertaken in 1862 for one of the emperor’s nephews, is in the collection of the... Click for details

Listed Price $5,000.00

Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver basket. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1914. Round solid bowl with tapering c-scroll swing handle and stepped foot. Rim molded with shallow scalloping. Sides interior have acid-etched pattern with scroll-inset diaper and lunettes in linear frames. Well plain. Fully marked including pattern no. 18794D (first produced in 1914) and director’s letter m. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (without handle) 2 7/8 x D 10 1/2 in. H (with handle) 9 in.... Click for details

Listed Price $1,950.00

English Edwardian sterling silver playing cards box, 1909. Rectangular with straight sides. Cover flat, hinged, and tabbed with 2 clear windows showing a king of hearts and queen of clubs. Interior leather lined and partitioned. Portable size for an impromptu bridge game on the road. Fully marked including 2 worn maker’s marks of which one for Charles S. Green, and Birmingham assay stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 4 1/8 x D 3 3/8 in. #BU134

Listed Price $1,650.00

Japanese silver serving spoon, ca 1920. Flat and round bowl with engraved fan and pierced characters. Bamboo-form handle. Marked “Sterling / 950”. Very good condition.

Height: 6 1/8 in. #BT986

Listed Price $250.00

Magnificent sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Curved with wavy irregular rim and raised base on 4 supports. Tooled and chased frieze with hirsute Neptune battling scaly, serpentine sea monsters. Dense and dramatic in tactile relief. Rim has applied scattered seagrass as does foot. Interior gilt-washed with hand-hammered well. Fully marked including pattern no. 6490 (first produced in 1881) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Excellent condition with beautiful... Click for details

Listed Price $75,000.00

Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Tall and tapering neck with inset mouth, and bellied bowl. Overlay in form of dense, entwined, and whiplash tendrils with scattered flower heads. Glass is dark green. Pontil mark. Marked and numbered 131. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 12 1/4 x D 5 1/4 in. #BU111

Listed Price $3,000.00

Edwardian sterling silver pillbox. Made by Henry Matthews in Birmingham in 1901. Bellied quatrefoil with flat and hinged cover. Chased allover flowers and scrolls. Cover top has scrolled cartouche (vacant) and beaded border. Gilt interior. Plain and inset foot. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3/4 x W 2 x D 1 1/4 in. #BT980

Listed Price $200.00

Classic sterling silver Tulip necklace. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Abstract flower heads with two beads at base joined by flat oval links. A beautiful design by Harald Nielsen, who apprenticed with Jensen in 1909, and rose to the position of artistic director. Postwar marks include no. 66. Very good condition and patina.

Overall length: 15 1/2 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BU113

Listed Price $1,650.00
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