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BR515

Aesthetic sterling silver compote. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1870. Shallow round bowl mounted to conical support on flat foot. A spare form suggestive of the Greek kylix with low-slung side handles terminating in volute scrolls with rim-mounted leaves. A cast bird with flapping wings is mounted to each scroll. Fluid and stylized flowers engraved to support. Fine craftsmanship and innovative Classicism that suggest the maker was John R. Wendt, who was active in New York during the... Click for details

$2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BT006

Large turn-of-the-century Edwardian sterling silver porringer. Made by Gorham in Providence. Deep and tapering bowl with raised foot and open scrolled handled. Rim border comprising square frames with low-relief pictogram-style representations of nursery rhymes, including a fiddling cat and moon-jumping cow (Hey, Diddle, Diddle) and blackbird pie and clothes-hanging maid (Sing a Song of Sixpence). A cerebral distillation of key symbols. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including no.... Click for details

$696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BN994

German 930 silver novelty trinket box. Imported to England in 1900 by Elly Isaac Miller in London. Rococo shoe with chased floral garlands and open bands. Insole has hinged cover. Raised elf toe and plain heel. German maker’s and English importer's marks. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 5/8 x D 4 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BN994

$525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BS966

Blossom hand-hammered sterling silver coffee set on tray. This set comprises coffeepot, creamer, large sugar, and sugar on tray. Coffeepot ovoid with fat and tapering s-spout. Creamer bellied with prominent v-spout. Sugars inverted double-dome bowl. All have 3 leaf-mounted paw supports. Coffeepot and creamer have silver-mounted carved handles. Coffeepot and sugars have domed cover with pod spilling seeds. Tray oval with same in open c-scroll end handles.

A great set with a bonus of an extra... Click for details

$6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
BS636

Pretty Edwardian inkwell. Made by Foster & Bailey in Providence, ca 1910. Rectangular clear glass base with chamfered corners, wraparound acid-etched garland, and star cut to underside. Ovalish well with short neck in sterling silver collar with hinged and domed cover. Cover top has enameled flower basket and garland on white wavy and chevron ground with ornamental blue lunettes. Fully marked. Very good condition with strong color.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. #BS636

$875.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
BN999

German 930 silver gilt shoe, ca 1920. For a lady with laced front and pierced scrolls. Upturned elf toe is solid as are heal and back, which has a scrolled cartouche (vacant). A fantasy fashion ornament. Marked “930.” Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 5/8 x W 1 7/8 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BN999

$1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BR430

Traditional sterling silver serving tray, ca 1950. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Round with flat curvilinear Georgian piecrust rim. Fully marked including maker’s (Graff, Washbourne & Dunn) and retailer’s stamps and no. 64. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x D 13 3/4 in. Weight: 31 troy ounces. #BR430

$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BR431

Traditional sterling silver serving tray, ca 1950. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Round with flat curvilinear Georgian piecrust rim. Fully marked including maker’s (Graff, Washbourne & Dunn) and retailer’s stamps and no. 63. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1/4 x D 12 in. Weight: 19.5 troy ounces. #BR431

$1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BS933

Fancy repousse sterling silver serving platter. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Plain oval well with leaf-and-dart border. Wide tapering shoulder with flowers and ferns on stippled ground. Rim has applied scrolls and flowers. C-scroll end branch handles with leaf mounts. Pretty natural ornament wrought in precious metal. Fully marked including pattern no. 3915 (first produced in 1875) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/2 x W 16 x D 10 1/4 in. Weight: 27... Click for details

$3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BS115

Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Made by William Aitken in Birmingham in 1905. Rectangular window in shaped scrolled surround mounted to stained wood with hinged support. Chased Japonesque ornament—cranes, cattails, and lily pads in rippling water—as well as whiplash tendrils. The perfect showcase for a free-spirited boho forebear. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 12 1/2 x W 10 1/4 in. Window: H 7 3/4 x W 6 in. #BS115 & BS116

$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BS949

French 950 silver and marble centerpiece based on Marie Antoinette’s garden folly, the Temple d’Amour at Versailles. Round stepped marble base with silver imbricated leaf-and-berry border. Six fluted columns with silver base and Corinthian capitols supporting ring architrave with silver rinceaux and beading. Detachable silver cupola with open trapezoidal trellis frames between pilasters, and vase finial. Inside is a gilt flame—the flame to eternal love, such as burned, according to... Click for details

$29,250.00
Listed Price $45,000.00
BS934

Turn-of-the-century brilliant-cut glass and sterling silver perfume. Made by Unger Brothers in New Jersey. Clear glass cylinder with diaper pattern. Sterling silver mount with hinged cover in form of growly, jowly bulldog head with red glass eyes. Endearing homeliness for the canine collector. With stopper. Three-letter script monogram. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 1 1/8 x D 1 1/8 in. #BS934

$665.00
Listed Price $950.00
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