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Set of 12 Art Deco sterling silver cocktail cups. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Truncated cone with flat bottom, tapering stem, and flat circular foot. Incised bands on bowl rim and foot rim. Spare and functional. Hallmarks include pattern no. 21378 (first produced in 1929). Ten cups have director’s letter M (1947-56) and 2 have director’s letter m (1907-47) of which 1 with wartime star (1943-45). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x D 2 3/8 in. Total weight: 43.5 troy... Click for details

Listed Price $5,000.00

Aesthetic sterling silver tongs. Made by Wood & Hughes in New York. U-form terminating in shallow oval bowl and 3-tine shank. Ornamental piercing. Stylized ornament comprising flower on stippled multifoil heightened with pointille. Engraved 3-letter monogram. An exciting serving piece from the 1870s-80s in a pattern sometimes called Lotus. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Length: 11 in. Weight: 5.4 troy ounces. #BN512

Listed Price $1,850.00

Edwardian sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1911. Traditional form including open tree handle sprouting acorn shoots. Bowl sides have acid-etched frieze with alternating oak leaves and acorn-clutching squirrels. Sweet with an implicit moral message about thrift and planning. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18080D (first produced in 1911) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 7 3/8 x D 5 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces.... Click for details

Listed Price $1,500.00

German sterling silver box. Imported to England by Berthold Hermann Muller in London in 1905. Rectangular with rounded corners and hinged cover. Chased and pierced ornament. Sides have Classical leaf-and-dart band. Cover has pastoral scene with ladies and gentlemen in 17th-century dress strolling in bower. Fully marked with German maker and English import marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 x W 4 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BS142

Listed Price $600.00

Craftsman hand-hammered sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1909. Softly faceted baluster with v-spout and c-scroll handle. Nice rippling shimmer. Rectangular frame with two-letter monogram. Fully marked including pattern no. 17580 (first produced in 1909), director’s letter m (1907-47), phrase “Special Hand Work”, and volume (5 1/2 pints). Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 8 1/4 x W 9 1/4 x D 5 3/4 in. Heavy weight: 37.5 troy ounces. #BS177

Listed Price $8,500.00

Regency Gothick sterling silver toast rack. Made by Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox in London in 1835. Seven double-scroll partitions with fleurs de lys terminals and central open wreath finial mounted to rectilinear frame with chamfered corners and shaded strapwork ornament, and plain central stretcher on 4 leafy-scroll supports. An elegant addition to the breakfast table. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 1/8 x W 6 3/8 x D 4 in. Weight: 12.5 troy ounces. #BQ850

Listed Price $1,500.00

Large Edwardian sterling silver ice bucket. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1909. Round with straight sides and 4 ball supports. Pierced beading and scrollwork. Two oval frames (vacant). Detachable clear glass liner. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 402A. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 8 1/2 in. Weight (silver only): 13 troy ounces. #BQ921

Listed Price $2,000.00

Neoclassical sterling silver ginger jar tea caddy. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Twisted ornament with flowers, pointille scrolls, and scallop shells emerging from plain ground. Hallmark includes pattern no. 4824 (first produced in 1877) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x D 4 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BS131

Listed Price $2,250.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver coffee set. Made by Spratling in Taxco, Mexico. This set comprises coffeepot, creamer, and sugar.

Coffeepot: Gently upward tapering sides, straight diagonal spout, and hinged and domed cover with cabochon stained-wood finial. Side handle also stained wood. Creamer and sugar: Tapering base and inset top with stained-wood “boomerang” handles.

Fully marked with maker’s stamp (ca 1964-7) and no. 30 eagle stamp, which was in use by maker until early 1966.... Click for details

Listed Price $2,750.00

Japonesque sterling silver bowl. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1879. Four curved sides and short round ribbed foot. A pair of humming birds with flapping wings go beak-to-beak perched on a leafy branch. A third flies solo. Hand-hammered honeycomb ground. Beautiful craftsmanship in the exotic mode. Fully marked with maker’s stamp, no. 1580, “sterling”, and date code. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 8 1/4 x D 8 1/4 in. Weight: 18 troy ounces. #BS174

Listed Price $5,000.00

Pair of Art Nouveau sterling silver pepper grinders. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Each: Bell-form with spread base, rotating bellied cover, and threaded finial. Acid-etched ornament in form of fluid and interlaced scrollwork. Fully functional with lots of period flavor. Hallmark includes pattern no. 9085 and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x D 2 1/8 in. #BQ874

Listed Price $1,500.00

Gilded Age sterling silver bonbon scoop. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1890. Round bowl with open scrolled heart handle. Pierced strapwork scrolls, flowers, leaves, and hoary male face. A fine specimen of unembarrassed conspicuous consumption. Fully marked. Very good condition with nice period patina.

Dimensions: H 2 x W 5 1/4 x D 6 1/4 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BQ885

Listed Price $450.00
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