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Etruscan Homeric Set 54 Pieces Shiebler 1880 Sterling Silver Monogram K

.Etruscan Homeric Set 54 Pieces Shiebler 1880 Sterling Silver Monogram K

code: wb3422

American sterling silver hammered 54 piece set in the Homeric or Etruscan pattern by George W. Shiebler of New York City, c.1880. Seldom seen other than a piece or two at a time, it is extraordinary to see this many pieces with matching monograms in an ornate, period script: K. One of the most remarkable features of this set is that the medallion portraits of the Gods and Goddesses not only vary among the different pieces, but there are different portraits on both sets of forks and the tree sets of spoons, save for a repeat on 2 of the dessert spoons. Multi-motif patterns are not uncommon, but is unheard of for there to be so many dies being cut for a single pattern. The expense of cutting so many different steel dies to produce this pattern is certainly one reason for its scarcity and short production period. The initial retail price must have been well above even the premium patterns of the time. The set consists of 54 pieces as follows:
  • 11 Dinner Forks 8" long
  • 11 Dessert Forks 7" long
  • 12 Dessert or Oval Soup Spoons 6 7/8" long
  • 9 teaspoons 6" long
  • 11 Tablespoons 8 7/8" long
  • Total weight 2545 grams or 81.8 ozs. Troy
Each of the pieces is hand hammered and engraved with differing geometric and aesthetic designs, save again for the two matching dessert spoons. All of the pieces have an ornate, period script monogram: K on the backs of the handles. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The opportunity to acquire a matching set of this size in such a rare pattern is not likely to occur any time soon. CLICK HERE for more on Brasher

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Elizabeth Eaton 6 Rose Dessert Spoons 1848 Unicorn Crest Sterling Silver

.Elizabeth Eaton 6 Rose Dessert Spoons 1848 Unicorn Crest Sterling Silver

code: wb3411

English sterling silver 6 dessert spoons in the Rose pattern by Elizabeth Eaton having a full set of London Hallmarks for 1848. Each of these fabulous and historically significant spoons has a double struck handle and a double shell back stamped bowl with a scalloped edge and a gilt fluted interior. Weighing a total of 409 grams or 13.2 ozs. Troy, each of these spoons is 7 1/8" long and has a rampant Unicorn holding a diamond Crest on the back of the handle. All of the marks are clear and well struck and match, with the Crests all being nicely engraved and clear. Elizabeth Eaton was a prominent Silversmith in her own right, as she worked with her husband up until his death in 1845, then carrying on as the sole proprietor until 1858, when she took her son as a partner. The business was sold to Henry Holland and Sons in 1864. Inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. Whether you collect the work of Women Silversmiths or just want 6 wonderful dessert spoons, these are right for you, with no disappointments, guaranteed.

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Arts and Crafts Poppy Porringer Gorham Sterling Silver 1890

.Arts and Crafts Poppy Porringer Gorham Sterling Silver 1890

code: wb3416

American Arts and Crafts sterling silver hand made porringer with an open work Poppy handle by Gorham Silversmiths, c.1890, silversmith′s initials SIA. It was retailed by Theodore Starr of New York City. This incredible porringer is 4 3/4" in diameter, 7 1/4" across the handle, 1 3/4" deep and it weighs a substantial 220 grams or 7.1 ozs. Troy. The front of the body has an ornate, period script monogram: DB. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Dolphin Desk Candlestick French 950 Silver 1820

.Dolphin Desk Candlestick French 950 Silver 1820

code: wb3417

French 1st Standard 950 sterling silver figural Dolphin candle stand, c.1820. This incredible little gem was likely part of a desk set. The square base is supported by 4 ball feet and has a circular raised platform with a leaf border on which rest three dolphin supports for the candle cup which has an egg and dart bordered base and a Gadroon collar and drip pan. The edge of the base has the medium guarantee mark and the newly introduced Bigornes mark of a fly on the reverse side of the guarantee mark. The partially struck maker′s mark G is on the opposite side of the Bigornes mark. The Mark for 950 silver, used from 1819 to 1838, is on the neck of the candle cup. There are two tiny shaped marks , one on the base and one on the neck of the candle cup that we cannot identify. Weighing 61 grams or 1.9 ozs. Troy, this special candle stand is 2 1/2" square at the base and 2 1/4" tall. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Open Work Fleur-de-Lis Large Tea Ball Sterling Silver 1900

.Open Work Fleur-de-Lis Large Tea Ball Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3418

American sterling silver open work stylized Fleur-de-Lis beaded border tea ball, c.1900. This interesting tea ball is 1 3/4" in diameter and weighs 33 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy. There is some wear to spots on the beading, otherwise: The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Footed Beaker Gale Wood Hughes Coin Silver 1840 Gindrat

.Footed Beaker Gale Wood Hughes Coin Silver 1840 Gindrat

code: wb3407

American coin silver footed beaker or cup by Gale Wood and Hughes of New York City, c.1840. This handsome beaker has the family name inscription: Gindrat and applied beaded borders on the rim and circular foot. Weighing 126 grams or 4.1 ozs. Troy, this handsome cup is 4 5/8" tall, 3 3/8" in diameter at the rim and 2 3/4" diameter at the base. Inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Andersen Crown Arts and Crafts Serving Set 6 Hand Made Sterling Silver 1945

.Andersen Crown Arts and Crafts Serving Set 6 Hand Made Sterling Silver 1945

code: wb3410

American sterling silver Arts and Crafts set of serving pieces in a Crown pattern by Gunnar Andersen, c.1945. Andersen designed the Karen pattern which was adopted by Old Newbury Crafters. Andersen died c.1950 and lived in the Chicago area. Little else is known about him, but the originality and quality of his work as a silversmith speaks for itself. The set consists of 6 serving pieces:
  • Gravy Ladle 7" 68 grams
  • Serving Fork 8 3/4" 60 grams
  • Serving Spoons 2 8 1/2" 60 grams each
  • Serving Spoon 9 3/4" 101 grams
  • Slotted Serving Spoon 9 3/4" 99 grams
  • Total weight 452 grams or 14.5 ozs. Troy
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. We found a record of a Gunnar Andersen who was: b. 16 Mar 1894, Kragero, Telemark, Norway; d. 19 Mar 1949, Holland, MI, USA; m. MARTHA CARRIE; b. 1900; d. Jun 1979. At present, we cannot ascertain if this is the Silversmith, although the dates and place coincide.

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Engraved Triangular Butter Pats George C. Shreve And Co. Bee Mark 1885

.Engraved Triangular Butter Pats George C. Shreve And Co. Bee Mark 1885

code: wb3380

American sterling silver Aesthetic engraved butter pats by George C. Shreve and Co. of San Francisco, c.1885. Each has the distinctive Bee mark used by George C. Shreve on silver made by him in San Francisco. Each of these wonderfully engraved, bright cut, rounded corner triangular butter pats has different animals, including an owl, a bat, a parrot, 7 different birds, a bee and a dragonfly engraved in the center of the pat, with floral, foliate, architectural, insect and the moon and stars on the corners. The original gilded finish is in excellent condition. Each is 3 1/4" wide and the dozen weigh a total of 308 grams or 9.9 ozs. Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Pie Server Beaded Coin Silver Boxed 1850 Engraved Apple Blade No Monograms

.Pie Server Beaded Coin Silver Boxed 1850 Engraved Apple Blade No Monograms

code: wb3378

American coin silver pie or pastry server in the beaded pattern having an ornately engraved blade with floral and fruit decorations, c.1850. This especially attractive server comes in its original presentation box. The box has some wear to the surface, but the interior is in good condition, with the hinges being tight and both clasps being present. The box opens and closes properly and the server fits well into its shaped burgundy velvet lined recess. Weighing 78 grams or 2.5 ozs. this ornately decorated server is 9" long, with a blade 3+" wide. The box is 9 7/8" long and 3 3/4" wide. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Architectural Repousse Opan Salt Cellars S Kirk And Son Coin Silver 1840

.Architectural Repousse Opan Salt Cellars S Kirk And Son Coin Silver 1840

code: wb3373

American coin silver pair of Architectural salt cellars by S. Kirk And Son, c.1840. The marks are partially rubbed, but the SAMl KIRK mark can be identified, darting these salts to 1832 - 1846, likely closer to 1830. This handsome oval salt cellars measure 3 1/4" long, 2 5/8" wide, 1 1/2" tall and the pair weigh a total of 190 grams or 6.1 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The price is for the pair.

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Medallion Goblet Wood Hughes Coin Silver 1865 No Monograms

.Medallion Goblet Wood Hughes Coin Silver 1865 No Monograms

code: wb3374

American coin silver, 900/1000 Medallion goblet by Wood And Hughes of New York City, c.1865. This extraordinary goblet features an applied high relief helmeted Greek warrior medallion on one side of the body and a blank reserve on the other. Both are surrounded by floral Repousse chased and engraved foliate designs, flanked by two Acanthus and lion head, C scroll, cast handles. The tapered body sits upon a circular collared base supported by three cast, open work scroll and acanthus leaf supports sitting on a ball collared flared circular base. Both the base and the inner rim have ornate die rolled borders. The interior of the cup is gilt. Dimensions: 8 5/8" tall, 6" across the handles, 3 1/4" in diameter and weight of 444 grams or 14.3 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Engraved Floral Napkin Ring Towle Coin Silver 1875 No Monogram

. Engraved Floral Napkin Ring Towle Coin Silver 1875 No Monogram

code: n1268

American coin silver engraved floral napkin ring by Towle Silversmiths, c.1875. This attractive napkin ring has engraved floral and foliate designs and wide milled rims. Weighing 24 grams, the napkin ring is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1 1/2" tall. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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German Mustard Pot Figural Swan Cobalt Glass Insert 1860 800 Silver

.German Mustard Pot Figural Swan Cobalt Glass Insert 1860 800 Silver

code: wb3368

Continental 800 standard silver figural swan mustard pot with a cobalt glass liner, probably from Hanau, Germany, c.1860. This wonderful mustard pot has an open work leaf frame having a hinged lid with a swan finial, sitting on three cast swans mounted to a spread foot circular base. The fancy, square, C shaped handle has a large Belleflower thumbpiece. The underside of the base is marked as pictured. There is a conforming, unmarked mustard spoon with a swan finial. With a silver weight of 180 grams or 5.6 ozs, this stunning mustard pot is 6" tall, 3 1/4" in diameter and 4 1/2" across the handle. There is a well done, old repair to the lid at the hinge. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering

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Leaf Boarder Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 1920

.Leaf Boarder Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 1920

code: n1192

American sterling silver napkin ring with an applied leaf boarder, c.1920. This handsome napkin ring measure 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 26 grams. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Shell Scroll Flolral Bowl Whiting Sterling Silvere 1880- No Monograms

.Shell Scroll Flolral Bowl Whiting Sterling Silvere 1880- No Monograms

code: wb3361

American sterling silver Aesthetic serving bowl by the Whiting division of Gorham Silversmiths, c.1880. This exquisite bowl has Repousse shell, scroll and floral designs on its body and an applied garland of flowing foliate and floral decorations on the scalloped rim. The bowl is marked at a 2 pint capacity, is 7" in diameter, 2 1/4" tall and weighs 230 grams or 7.4 ozs. Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Figural Large Sauce Boat Sterling Silver Whiting 1875

.Figural Large Sauce Boat Sterling Silver Whiting 1875

code: wb3364

American sterling silver figural large sauce boat by Whiting, c.1875. This spectacular boat features a trumpeter wearing a foxhead cap and riding the horn shaped handle while holding the reins of the boat. The original gilt interior has a matte finish and the large leaf shaped bowl sits on a large oval pedestal, this beautiful boat measures 13 1/4" long, 6" wide and weighs 510 grams or 16.4 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Grape Decoration Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Shreve And Co 1900

.Grape Decoration Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Shreve And Co 1900

code: n1191

American sterling silver napkin ring with applied grape leaf and grape borders, Shreve & Co, c.1900. This beautiful napkin ring measures 2" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 35 grams or 1.2 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, inscribed Walter, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Floral Scroll Open Work Tray 833 Silver Mahogany 1920

.Floral Scroll Open Work Tray 833 Silver Mahogany 1920

code: wb3356

833 standard silver and Mahogany open work floral and scroll tray, c.1920. This beauty is a little hard to pin down as to its origin, as it is only marked SILVER and 833. The only two countries of which we are aware of using the 833 standard are The Netherlands and Portugal. It seems reasonable that this lovely tray was made in one of their colonial possessions to the standard of the Colonial power. Our best guess would be The Netherlands, as the piece has a Dutch look to it and the Mahogany would have been readily available in Indonesia. The wood has an unusual raised grain and is quite attractive. Weighing, wood and silver, 229 grams, this special dresser, vanity or small serving oval tray is 9 3/4" long and 6 3/4" wide. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Continental Silver Snuff Box Late 18th Early 19th Century

.Continental Silver Snuff Box Late 18th Early 19th Century

code: wb3357

Continental 800 - 850 standard silver engraved snuff box having foliate top and bottom borders with the lid having ornate floral engraving. The sides of the box have engraved borders, c.1780 - 1820. Weighing 41 grams or 1.3 ozs. Troy, this lovely box has a clean tight hinge and is 2 1/4" long, 1 5/8" wide and 5/8" deep. It is unmarked, but guaranteed to be as represented. The silver has no splits and the lid opens and closes properly. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Kirk Repousse Napkin Ring 28 Sterling Silver No Monogram

.Kirk Repousse Napkin Ring 28 Sterling Silver No Monogram

code: n1158

American sterling silver napkin ring in the Repousse pattern number 28 by S. Kirk and Son Silversmiths, c.1940. We have 5 of these napkin rings available. The price is for one. Each of these ornate napkin rings is 2" in diameter, 1 1/4" tall, weighing 48 grams or 1.5 ozs. Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Rose Napkin Ring Shreve Sterling Silver 1900 Monogram AMK

.Rose Napkin Ring Shreve Sterling Silver 1900 Monogram AMK

code: n1166

American sterling silver napkin ring by Shreve and Company of San Francisco, California with applied bands of high relief Roses, monogrammed A.M.K. in ornate, period script, c.1900. Weighing 38 grams or 1.2 ozs. Troy, this ornate napkin ring is 2" in diameter and 1 1/4" tall. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Mythological Cherub Goblets Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver Monogram AFC

. Mythological Cherub Goblets Gorham 1874 Sterling Silver Monogram AFC

code: wb3344

American sterling silver Figural Cherub goblets, pair, by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1874. These fabulous goblets each have gilt, applied die rolled bands of sea life motif Cherub figures on a matte finished, bright cut engraved backgrounds. The large, bellied bodies sit on flared pedestal bases, each being 5 5/8" tall, 3 5/8" in diameter, 3 1/8" in diameter at the base, and the pair weigh a total of 517 grams or 16.6 ozs. Troy. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The interior of each goblet retains its original gilding. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. Each is clearly marked, under the body, STERLING,the G date mark for 1874, with the Gorham Lion Anchor G mark, and the pattern number 825. The underside of each pedestal has an unusual Baily & Co. script retailer′s mark.

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Zodiac Bowl English Sterling Silver John Lias 1874 London

.Zodiac Bowl English Sterling Silver John Lias 1874 London

code: wb3347

English sterling silver child′s or baby bowl in an Indian Colonial influenced Repousse design with all 12 signs of the Zodiac surrounded by bands of foliate decorations by Henry J. Lias and Son, with a full set of London Hallmarks for 1874. This wonderfully different bowl is 4" in diameter, 3" tall and weighs 159 grams or 5.1 ozs. Troy. The bowl is usable, with a clean interior. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Taste Vin English Sterling 1757 Sixpence in Spouted Bowl

.Taste Vin English Sterling 1757 Sixpence in Spouted Bowl

code: wb3348

A most unusual sterling silver oblong taste vin having a spouted bowl with a 1757 George II sixpence coin inset and a reverse C scroll cast handle. We thought it might be a bleeding bowl because of its size, but any bleeding bowl we have seen has a plain interior. The interior of this piece has Repousse foliate and berry decorations done from the outside in, the opposite of the way most bowls are decorated. The spout appears to have been added latter, though certainly not recently. The edge of the bowl has an embossed Altin inscription, partially obscured by the spout, which translates: and protection in the twenty-fourth year of the rule. The bowl sits on a conforming base, with the piece weighing 45 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy and being 3 7/8" long, spout to handle, 2 1/4" wide and 1" tall. The original interior gilding is slightly worn, as would be expected. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, or repairs make this an especially attractive offering.

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Shell Bowl Whiting Sterling Silver Gilt 1885 Footed No Monogram

.Shell Bowl Whiting Sterling Silver Gilt 1885 Footed No Monogram

code: wb3342

American sterling silver gilt footed shell bowl by the Whiting Division of Gorham Silversmiths, c.1880 - 1890. This Aesthetic figural bowl has a richly gilt finish and sits on a spread foot circular base. Weighing 124 grams or 4 ozs. Troy, this extraordinary bowl is 7" long, 4 1/8" wide and 1" tall. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Owl Pin William Spratling Early Mark Amethyst Eyes Sterling Silver 1940

.Owl Pin William Spratling Early Mark Amethyst Eyes Sterling Silver 1940

code: wb3339

Mexican sterling silver Owl pin or brooch with large Amethyst eyes by William Spratling, c.1940. This exquisite brooch is 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/4" ear to ear and weighs 45 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy. The pin and clasp are original and in good working order. The marks are c.1940 and are clear, well struck and guaranteed authentic. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Cupid Pill Box Sterling Silver London 1994 No Monogram

.Cupid Pill Box Sterling Silver London 1994 No Monogram

code: wb3332

English sterling silver Cupid pill box with a full set of London Hallmarks for 1994, maker′s mark Dp. This darling, diminutive pill box is 1" square, 3/8" deep and weighs all of 9 grams. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Acid Etched Floral Child′s Cup International Sterling Silver 1910 No Monograms

.Acid Etched Floral Child′s Cup International Sterling Silver 1910 No Monograms

code: wb3333

American sterling silver acid etched floral child′s or baby cup by International Silversmiths, c.1910. This delightful Arts and Crafts style cup has allover floral acid etched decorations and is 3 1/4" tall, 3" in diameter, 4" across the handle and weighs 120 grams or 3.9 ozs. Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Aesthetic Engraved Napkin Ring Coin Silver A L Chapman Class of ′82

.Aesthetic Engraved Napkin Ring Coin Silver A L Chapman Class of ′82

code: n1142

American coin silver Aesthetic napkin ring having foliate engravings surrounding a central inscription: A. L. Chapman Class of ′82. This interestingly attractive napkin ring is 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 44 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy. Inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Engine Turned Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1860 No Monogram

.Engine Turned Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1860 No Monogram

code: n1149

American coin silver napkin ring with bands of engine turning, pebbled rims and a blank scroll bordered central cartouche, c.1860. Weighing 23 grams, this attractive napkin ring is 1 3/4" in diameter and 1 3/8" tall. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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