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Classical sterling silver and enamel vanity set. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1900. This set comprises 7 pieces (dimensions in inches): Round and beveled hand mirror (H 9 3/4); hairbrush (H 9); clothing brush (L 6 7/8), clothing brush (L 6), clothing brush (H 6 1/4), jewelry box (H 2 x W 5 x D 3 1/8), and vanity jar (H 3 3/4 x D 5 1/2).

Low relief floral garlands, flower baskets, and scrolls. Interlaced script monogram. Enameled medallions depicting cloud-recumbent, drapery-askew goddesses.... Click for details

Listed Price $6,500.00

George III sterling silver sugar basket, 1783. Conical bowl on knopped stem flowing into raised foot. Rims beaded; c-scroll swing handle same. Pierced flower head borders and paterae joined by engraved swag. Detachable red glass liner. Fully marked including London assay stamp and indistinct maker’s mark; possibly Samuel Wood. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (without handle) 4 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. H (with handle) 6 1/8 in. Weight (without glass): 4.8 troy ounces. #BT614

Listed Price $995.00

French 950 silver tastevin, ca 1920. Curved bowl with tooled grape bunches alternating with scalloped lobes. Raised center inset with 5 frank coin dated 1832, which was issued during the reign of Louis-Philippe (1830-48). Shaped handle mounted to ring and engraved with grape bunch and motto “Le bon vin rejouit le cœur” Marked with Minerva head and maker’s stamp for Marc Parrod, who was active in Dijon from ca 1903-1944. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 x W 4 3/8 x D 3 1/8 in.... Click for details

Listed Price $650.00

Spanish Rococo silver figure of Virgin Mary and Child, late 18 C. Mary, in loose gown and sumptuous cloak gathered at hip, stands with one arm outstretched and the other supporting Jesus, who holds the orb and cross in his infant palm and raises his other hand in blessing. Domed base chased with scrolls and flowers; gilt coat of arms front center. Base rim engraved with phrase: Por Dona Isavel Contin en la paroqvial de la Almvnia en el ano de 1774. Marks for maker (Juan Altet), city (Barcelona),... Click for details

Listed Price $6,000.00

Turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Oval window in flat acid-etched surround: Clusters of flowers and leaves between scalloped borders. Top vacant. Open bracket supports. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged support. For portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including no. 432, unidentified maker’s stamp (a 5-point star), and St Louis retailer’s stamp (Mermod, Jaccard & King Co.). Very good condition with strong definition.

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Listed Price $2,250.00

Exotic mixed metal tea caddy. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Sterling silver ginger-jar with squat and tapering sides, short neck, and snug-fitting cover. Copper ornament with irregular scrollwork. Fully marked including pattern no. 11975, director’s letter m, and phrase “Copper and Silver”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 5.6 troy ounces. #BT602

Listed Price $5,500.00

Set of 14 Edwardian Rococo sterling silver bread and butter plates. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1912-3. Each: Shaped well and scrolled and wavy rim. Shoulder has chased garlands alternating with scrolled frames (vacant). Fully marked including no. A6443 and date symbol (13 plates have 1913 and one has 1912). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/2 x D 6 5/8 in. Total weight: 79 troy ounces. #BR759

Listed Price $6,000.00

Pair of Austrian Biedermeier silver candlesticks, 1829. Each: Baluster with tooled floral bands at top and base, and raised foot. Flared top terminating in flat socket. Graceful and restrained. Marks include year and Viennese maker’s stamp (Wallnöfer). Very good condition with period patina.

Dimensions: H 9 5/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weighted shaft. Total gross weight: 27 troy ounces. #BT499

Listed Price $1,450.00

Large turn-of-the-century American Art Nouveau glass cologne bottle with engraved silver overlay. Globular; short neck and everted rim in collar. Ball stopper. Dense overlapping and interlaced overlay in form of flower heads and tendrils. Glass is clear. Marked “Sterling Silver Deposit 68”. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 8 1/2 x D 5 1/4 in. #BT165

Listed Price $2,500.00

Turn-of-the-century Chinese hardstone koro. Bellied bowl on sturdy leg-and-paw supports. Carved foo dog side mounts with loose-mounted rings. Short neck collar and raised and reeded cover are 800 silver. Cover has German marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 5 x D 3 1/4 in. #BR748

Listed Price $2,000.00

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau sterling silver paper knife. Double-sided sterling silver handle with flower heads and buds entwined and overlapping open scrollwork. Blade flat with pointed tip. Marked “Sterling” and numbered B1830. Very good condition.

Length: 12 3/4 in. #BS134

Listed Price $1,295.00

French Art Deco 950 silver coffee and tea set, ca 1930. This set comprises 4 pieces: coffeepot, teapot, creamer, and sugar. Each: faceted body and raised and spread foot. Sugar has horizontal side handles inset with stained wood. All other handles silver-mounted stained-wood scroll bracket. Covers gently raised with stained-wood finial; coffeepot and teapot covers hinged. Creamer and sugar interior gilt. Chic geometric style for a traditional social ritual. Fully marked including Minerva head... Click for details

Listed Price $4,500.00
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