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Modern 950 silver box inset with ancient Roman coins. Made by Bulgari in Italy in 1972. Straight sides, each with large gilt diaper inset with a follis (a type of bronze coin) from the reign of Emperor Maxentius, one of the last pagan emperors, who ruled from 306-312 AD. Striking 1970s design evocative of decline and decadence. Fully marked including post-1967 Italian marks, year, and phrase “Impero Romano / Massenzio / 306 – 312 / Follis”. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 x W 4 3/4... Click for details

Listed Price $9,500.00

American Colonial Revival sterling silver bowl. Made by Watrous in Wallingford, Conn. Traditional form with curved sides and stepped foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, no. 3E, and phrase “Paul Revere / Reproduction”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x D 7 5/8 in. Weight: 11.5 troy ounces. #BT633

Listed Price $750.00

George III sterling silver sugar basket. Made by Robert Hennell in London in 1785. Ovoid boat bowl with c-scroll swing handle and raised oval foot. Engraved ornamental borders and swags with 2 pendant wreaths of which one with interlaced script initials and the other with armorial. Rims reeded. Fashionable Georgian Neoclassicism by a noted maker. Fully marked. Very good condition. Engraving nicely “sunk” and rubbed.

Dimensions: H (without handle) 4 1/4 x W 5 3/4 x D 3 5/8 in. H (with... Click for details

Listed Price $1,200.00

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau inkwell. Made by Gorham in Providence. Rectilinear clear-glass block with round well. Diaper cut-to underside. Short neck in sterling silver collar. Cover also sterling silver; top chased with fluid flower heads on stippled ground. Fully marked and numbered D720. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. #BT788

Listed Price $400.00

Set of 3 sterling silver nutpicks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Shaft applied with wrapround leafing oak branch and mounted with faceted gilt point. Cast figural terminal in form of bushy-tailed squirrel, clutching nuts with itty-bitty paws. Fully marked including director’s letter m (1869-1875) for Edward C. Moore. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 4 3/4 x W 1 x D 3/8 in. Total weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BT988

Listed Price $2,000.00

Georgian-style sterling silver serving tray. Made by Frank Smith in Gardner, Mass. Round with molded curvilinear ogee-arch piecrust rim. A nice traditional piece in the aptly named Chippendale pattern. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 211. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7/8 x D 12 in. Weight: 22 troy ounces. #BT805

Listed Price $1,750.00

Set of 12 turn-of-the-century sterling silver goblets. Each: Oval bowl on cylindrical support flowing into raised foot. Floral and foliate repousse on stippled ground. Bowl has plain cartouche (vacant) in scrolled frame. Interior gilt washed. Pretty and tactile in the historic Baltimore style. Marked “Sterling 10”. Excellent condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 7 x D 3 3/8 in. Total weight: 82 troy ounces. #BU119

Listed Price $22,500.00

Kennedy-era sterling silver mint julep. Retailed by Scearce in Kentucy, 1961-63. Traditional form with tapering sides and beading at rim and foot. Not many of these were made during the 35th president’s incomplete single term. Fully marked including presidential date stamp JFK. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 4.5 troy ounces. #BT999

Listed Price $1,650.00

Edwardian sterling silver basket. Made by Black, Starr & Frost in New York, ca 1910. Solid and round shaped well engraved with interlaced script monogram. Flared sides with pierced diaper ornament. Molded wavy rim with cornucopias. Pierced swing handle with same and oval frame (vacant). Rests on 4 ornamental supports with garland mounts. Hallmark includes no. 10/5665. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (without handle) 4 7/8 x D 14 in. H (with handle) 11 3/4 in. Weight: 46 troy ounces.... Click for details

Listed Price $3,500.00

Edwardian sterling silver salver. Made by S. Kirk & Son Co. in Baltimore. Round with boldly beaded rim. Well engraved with central laurel wreath (vacant) and ornamented ground framed by pendant laurel wreaths. Georgian form and Regency Revival ornament. Four claw-and-ball feet. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (1903-7). Very good condition.

Large dimensions: H 1 3/4 x D 17 in. Heavy weight: 78 troy ounces. #BT966

Listed Price $6,000.00

Pair of gilt 950 silver 2-light candelabra with carved jade shaft. Made by Cartier in France, ca 1930. Each: Carp shaft in carved jade mounted to stepped and beaded oval base. Set in gaping fish mouth are two leaf-wrapped arms each terminating in single bellied urn socket with leaf-and-dart ornament, detachable bobeche, and beaded wax pan. Stylish Modern Classicism with Japanese influence. Fully marked with French 950 hallmark and maker's stamp. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 10 1/8 x W... Click for details

Listed Price $45,000.00

Victorian Modern sterling silver box, 1897. Rectangular with straight sides and angular corners. Cover hinged and gently curved with tapering tab. Box and cover interior cedar lined and partitioned. Box underside leather lined. Fully marked including London assay and unidentified maker’s stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 7 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 14 troy ounces. #BR619

Listed Price $1,450.00
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