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Russian 875 silver novelty cigar box, ca 1910. Rectangular with flat and hinged cover. Trompe l’oeil wood panels with realistic grain and tax stamps. Based on the packaging of the very real Julian Alvarez in Havana, whose brand was La Flor de Henry Clay. Alvarez was a prize-winning exhibitor at world’s fairs, and his famous smoke was immortalized by Kipling in the line “There’s calm in a Henry Clay”. Gilt-washed interior. Stamped AP and second Kokoshnik mark, which was implemented in... Click for details

Listed Price $7,950.00

Austrian Art Nouveau iridescent glass vase, ca 1905. Globular body with straight and tapering neck and short foot in silver collar. Scrolled silver handles with squiggly scroll terminals mounted to shoulder. Open silver overlay in crisscrossing leafing scrolls with asymmetrical cartouche (vacant). A turn-of-the-century take on the Classical amphora. Very good condition with nice shimmer.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. #BT383

Listed Price $1,200.00

Large Modern sterling silver picture frame, ca 1940. Rectangular window in flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and heavy paperboard back with hinged support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked with no. 3009, phrase “Hand Made”, and stamp for Hickok Matthews, the Newark maker originally known as Lebkuecher. Very good condition with crisp corners.

Dimensions: H 11 7/8 x W 9 5/8 in. Window: H 10 5/8 x W 8 1/4 in. #BR394

Listed Price $1,500.00

American sterling silver inkwell, ca 1880. Four gently curved sides on corner block supports. Cut ornament including scrolls, flowers, and chevrons. Sterling silver neck collar with imbricated leaf borders. Hinged bun cover same; top has chased garland, ribbon, crisscrossing horns of plenty, and laurel wreath surmounted by crown engraved with interlaced script monogram. Marked “Sterling” and Shreve, Crump & Low stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 2 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. #BS209 ... Click for details

Listed Price $1,450.00

Cold War-era sterling silver desk globe, ca 1970s. In c-scroll frame mounted to Baroque dolphin support in turn mounted to stepped and round foot. Everyone’s there, not only Us and Them (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) but secondary players like Ceylon and Rhodesia. The world as it used to be. A great icebreaker for office peace talks, and source of reflections on the transience of power.

Marked “925 Sterling / Made in / Western Germany”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 11... Click for details

Listed Price $5,000.00

American sterling silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1870. Bellied with applied cartouche (vacant) and 4 shell-mounted scroll supports. Tapering shoulder engraved with scrolling leaf border. Open scrollwork side handles inset with cast medallion heads. One is a mustachioed man in plumed hat; the other a lady with noble visage. An unusual example of this popular and varied pattern. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 17 1/4 x D 12 3/4 in. Weight: 42.5 troy ounces.... Click for details

Listed Price $2,450.00

Twelve sterling silver dinner forks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1886.

John Carter Brown (1797-1874) of Rhode Island was a noted book collector. In the decade after his death his widow commissioned from Tiffany a custom flatware service of which these pieces are a part. The traditional pattern with modern elements was designed by Charles Grosjean, and comprises a paddle terminal with double-sided shells. Shoulder has stylized leaf and heel has tiered shell-inspired motif. Terminal... Click for details

Listed Price $2,500.00

Set of 6 Edwardian sterling silver nut dishes. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1931. Ovalish well with tapering sides and chamfered corners. Chased bead-and-reel rim and leaves at ends. Fully marked including no. 1065 and date symbol. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 x W 3 x D 2 in. Total weight: 4 troy ounces. #BT359

Listed Price $375.00

Modern sterling silver Revere bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Traditional form with curved sides and stepped foot. Showcase-quality with lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including postwar pattern no. 22967 and director’s letter M (1947-56). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x D 10 1/8 in. Weight: 35 troy ounces. #BT294

Listed Price $4,000.00

Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround. Loose and fluid acid-etched scrolls and flowers between wave borders. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including stamp for IN Deitsch, a New York maker active from ca 1904-15, and no. 277. Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 11 1/2 x W 9 in. Window: H 10 x W 7 3/8 in. #BR703

Listed Price $1,450.00

Pair of Blossom sterling silver salt and pepper shakers. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Each: ovoid on stem with openwork seeded-pod rniceaux mounted to flat and circular foot. Cover comprises 3 leaves with triangular center. One shaker has pierced center. The other has a conical spout. Visible handwork. Postwar marks include no. 2A. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x D 1 1/4 in. Total weight: 2.5 troy ounces. #BT191

Listed Price $1,200.00

Mexican trinket box, ca 1950. Low and rectangular with corner bracket supports. Cover hinged and gently curved with overhang. Luminous and irregular abalone veneer in form of square tesserae applied to sides and cover top. Box interior lined with stained wood. Marked “Alpaca / Mexico”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/2 x W 5 3/4 x D 4 1/4 in. #BT315

Listed Price $395.00
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