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Rare Japonesque hand-hammered sterling silver baby rattle. Made by Whiting in New York, ca 1885. Flat and round head with double sided piercing with applied flower head and beetle on front. Baluster handle with second beetle and whistle terminal. Chain handle with finger ring. Fully marked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions (without chain): H 4 1/4 x D 1 5/8 in. Gross weight: 1.7 troy ounces. #BV521

Listed Price $2,000.00

Set of 32 Edwardian sterling silver plates. Made by Durgin (part of Gorham) in Concord, 1927-1929. This set comprises 16 dinner plates and 16 bread and butter plates. Each: Round plain well and tapering shoulder with framed garlands and shells alternating with leafing scrolls and pendant flowers; rim reeded. Elegant and restrained.

All fully marked with Brand-Chatillon retailer’s stamp. All dinner plates have Durgin maker’s stamp, no. 6/1, and Gorham date symbol (5 for 1927, 8 for 1928,... Click for details

Listed Price $45,000.00

Pair of Art Deco Classical sterling silver compotes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1919. Each: Round and fluted well with central leaf-and-dart flower head. Wide shoulder and reeded rim. Knopped baluster support on raised round foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19560A (first produced in 1919), and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 4 7/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Total weight: 18 troy ounces. #BV798

Listed Price $2,000.00

Pair of Neoclassical-style gilt sterling silver tea urns. Each: Ovoid bowl on raised foot mounted to round base. Cover domed with knopped top terminating in bud finial. Swags and acanthus leaves as well as beading and leaf and dart. Fluted spout with carved leaf twist tap (one in black and one in white). Traditional vessels revved up with scaly and entwined snake handles. One marked “Sterling Silver” and the other marked “Sterling”. Very good condition with rich color.

Dimensions: H... Click for details

Listed Price $8,000.00

European silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1920. Rectangular, curved, and hinged. On cover, a horse’s head appears in an entryway, with two protective borzoi dogs standing guard. Stable drama against a semi-abstract background of brick and stone, and bluish ground. Gilt interior. Engraved monogram on back. Marked “900”. Very good condition with strong color.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 3 1/8 x D 3/8 in. Gross weight: 4.6 troy ounces. #BV461

Listed Price $3,250.00

Beautiful long-handled magnifying glass. Round lens in brass frame on spool mount. Tapering nephrite handle with wreath applied to purple guilloche band. Crystal knob terminal has purple jewels applied to cut flower heads.

Dimensions: H 17 5/8 x D 4 in. #SW24

Listed Price $3,500.00

Turn-of-the-century French gilt-bronze picture frame. Rectangular window in same surround with raised beaded, leaf, and guilloche borders and scallop shells applied over ribbon border in pink guilloche enamel. Wreath-and-ribbon crown. With glass, silk lining, and hinged easel wire support. For portrait (vertical) display. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H (overall) 14 3/4 x W 11 in. Window: H 9 x W 7 in. #SW16

Listed Price $6,500.00

Midcentury Modern sterling silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and wood laminate back and hinged easel support for portrait (vertical) display. Fully marked including stamps for maker (originally known as Lebkuecher) and retailer (Brock & Co.), no. 05460/139, and phrase “Hand Made”. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 10 1/2 x W 8 1/2 in. Window: H 9 1/4 x W 7 1/4 in. #BV534

Listed Price $950.00

Stunning American Edwardian platinum brooch, ca 1900. Barbell form with cylindrical pipe opal. Ends encrusted with rose-cut diamonds. Excellent condition.

Length: 2 1/8 in. #1197

Listed Price $9,500.00

Victorian Classical sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1890. Straight sides and ribbed scroll handle. Top and bottom have floral repousse bands between repousse borders. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 4609. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 2 7/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BV853

Listed Price $650.00

Zodiac sterling silver 3-piece baby set. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1915. This set comprises mug, bowl, and plate. Cup: Straight sides, short inset foot, and leaf-capped and mounted handle; interior gilt washed. Bowl: Gently tapering sides, curved bottom, and short inset foot; interior gilt washed. Plate: Round deep well and wide shoulder. Low relief borders depicting the astrological signs in scrolled frames alternating with flowers, including turn-of-the-century favorites, such as water... Click for details

Listed Price $2,750.00

Turn-of-the-century French Belle Epoque gilt-bronze and mother of pearl picture frame. Rectangular window in gilt-bronze surround with applied tracery ornament and Empire-style wreath and garland crown; mother of pearl border. Pretty with nice shimmer. With glass, silk lining, and hinged easel support. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Frame (overall): H 10 1/2 x W 7 1/8 in. Window: H 5 1/4 x W 3 3/4 in. #SW15

Listed Price $4,000.00
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