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Clemens Friedell Vase Arts Crafts 1930 Sterling Silver Pasadena

.Clemens Friedell Vase Arts Crafts 1930 Sterling Silver Pasadena

code: wb3235

American sterling silver hand made hand hammered vase in an Arts and crafts style by Clemens Friedell of Pasadena, California, c.1930. This handsome vase has a tapered cylindrical body, a ruffled top and a stepped pedestal base. Weighing 195 grams or 6.3 ozs. Troy, this special vase is 8 1/4" tall and 4 1/2" in diameter. 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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Beer Jug Repousse Hops Barley Henry Haddock Coin Silver 1850

.Beer Jug Repousse Hops Barley Henry Haddock Coin Silver 1850

code: wb3236

American coin silver beer jug by Henry Haddock of Boston, c.1850. This marvelous jug has a fluted lower body and Repousse Hops and Barley around its neck. The twisted vine handle adds to the appeal of this scarce beer pitcher. Inscribed: W. F. Milton to Mrs. S. W. Cushman, the jug is 7" tall, 5" in diameter and weighs 455 grams or 14.6 ozs. Troy. It has a wonderful finish, inside and out. 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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Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Lebkuecher 1900

.Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Lebkuecher  1900

code: n874

American sterling silver napkin ring by Lebkuecher, c.1900. This beautiful oval napkin ring measures 2 3/4" long and weighs 10 grams. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, monogrammed ELIZABETH, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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English Barrel Shaped Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 1896

.English Barrel Shaped Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 1896

code: n880

English sterling silver repousse napkin ring, London 1896. This beautiful napkin ring measures 2" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 32 grams. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, monogrammed RJ, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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American Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1860

.American Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1860

code: n884

American coin silver napkin ring, c.1860. This handsome napkin ring measures 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 1/4" tall and weighs 20 grams. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, monogrammed Mother, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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German Coin Napkin Ring Sterling Silver 1920

.German Coin Napkin Ring Sterling Silver 1920

code: n885

German solid silver napkin ring made out of 4 coins (Drei Mark Deutches Reich 1913), c.1920. This handsome napkin ring measures 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 3/8" tall and weighs 68 grams. Inscriptions on the coin: Der Konig Rief Und Alle Alle Kamen. Mit Gott Fur Konig Und Vaterland 17-3-1813.

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Open Work Napkin Ring Applied Borders 1860 Monogram A

.Open Work Napkin Ring Applied Borders 1860 Monogram A

code: n887

American coin silver napkin ring with a diamond cut and embossed design body having applied, dimpled borders, c.1860. The shaped cartouche has a period script monogram: A. This handsome napkin ring measures 1 7/8" in diameter, 1 1/4" tall and weighs 23 grams. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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American Institute Fair Goblet 1857 Coin Silver

.American Institute Fair Goblet 1857 Coin Silver

code: wb3234

American coin silver goblet, likely by a New York maker, c.1857. This attractive goblet has applied beaded borders under the lip and on the pedestal base. The body has Repousse floral and foliate decorations and a large shell cartouche containing the inscription: Awarded by the American Institute To Levi Van Vleit For the best pair of Stall Fed Cattle 1857. Van Vleit was from Clinton, Dutchess County and he was also awarded $15 in cash. This special goblet is 6 1/2" tall, 3 3/4" in diameter and weighs 176 grams or 5.7 ozs. Troy. Inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original antique 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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Coin Silver Napkin Rings Pair 1880

.Coin Silver Napkin Rings Pair 1880

code: n867

American coin silver napkin rings 2, c.1880. These handsome napkin rings measure 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 3/4" tall, total silver weight 98 grams. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Porter Blanchard 3 Piece Hand Made Coffee Set Sterling Silver

.Porter Blanchard 3 Piece Hand Made Coffee Set Sterling Silver

code: wb3224

American sterling silver Arts & Crafts 3 piece coffee set, made by Porter Blanchard, c.1940. This elegant set measures: Coffee pot 8 1/2" tall, creamer 4" tall, sugar bowl 2 7/8" tall, total silver weight is 695 grams or 22.34 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Stieff Rose Hand Chased 3 Piece Coffee Set 1937

.Stieff Rose Hand Chased 3 Piece Coffee Set 1937

code: wb3179

American sterling silver 3 piece coffee set in the Rose pattern by Stieff, date marked for 1937. This elegant set measures: Coffee pot 9 3/4" tall, sugar bowl 6 1/4" tall, creamer 4 3/4" tall, total silver weight 1163 grams or 37.4 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Jensen Pedestal Bowl 42B 1931 Sterling Silver

.Jensen Pedestal Bowl 42B 1931 Sterling Silver

code: wb3220

Danish sterling silver footed serving bowl in a ball and leaf pattern by Georg Jensen of Copenhagen, with a set of Jensen marks for design 42B used from 1926 - 1932 and a full set of London Import mark for 1931. Imported by Stockwell & Co, George Stockwell, an English importer of Jensen Silver. This early and elegant oblong dish sits on an ornately decorated leaf and ball motif 10 sided pedestal. Weighing 105 grams or 3.4 ozs. Troy, the dish is 4 7/8" - 3 5/8" and 2 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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Buccellati Serving Bowl Hammered Sterling Silver 1950

.Buccellati Serving Bowl Hammered Sterling Silver 1950

code: wb3215

Italian sterling silver hand made hand hammered footed serving bowl by Buccellati Silversmiths, c.1950 - 1970. This handsome and useful 18th Century inspired bowl is 7" long, 5 7/8" wide, 3" deep and weighs a substantial 300 grams or 9.6 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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Buccellati Rose 3 Leaf Sectional Serving Bowl 1970 Sterling Silver

.Buccellati Rose 3 Leaf Sectional Serving Bowl 1970 Sterling Silver

code: wb3216

Italian sterling silver sectional serving dish comprised of three rose leaves and roses, sitting on silver rosewood feet and having a silver rosewood handle and silver rosewood reinforcements underneath. This stunning, naturalistic, hand made serving bowl is 8 1/2" long, 6 7/8" wide and weighs a substantial 333 grams or 10.7 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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Puiforcat Royal Service for 8 plus 9 Servers French Sterling Silver

.Puiforcat Royal Service for 8 plus 9 Servers French Sterling Silver

code: wb3213

French sterling silver service for 8 in the Royal pattern by Puiforcat silversmiths, Paris, c.1980. This elegant set has 8 place settings of 5 pieces and 9 serving pieces as follows:
  • 8 Dinner Forks 8 1/8" 677 grams

  • 8 Salad Forks 7 3/8" 501 grams

  • 8 Dessert Spoons 6 7/8" 471 grams

  • 8 Teaspoons 6" 330 grams

  • 8 Dinner Knives Stainless Puiforcat Blades 10"

  • Cheese Knife Stainless Puiforcat Blade 8"

  • Carving Knife Stainless Puiforcat Blade 11"

  • Carving Fork Stainless Puiforcat Tines 9 3/4"

  • Cake Server All Sterling 9 3/4" 155 grams

  • Fish Serving Fork 8 3/4" 119 grams

  • Fish Serving Knife 10" 131 grams

  • Cold Meat Fork 8 1/4" 91 grams

  • Serving Spoon 10 1/4" 137 grams

  • Serving Fork 10 1/4" 107 grams

  • 49 Pieces Total

  • As New, includes Puiforcat Cloth Silver Bags and Factory Cardboard Boxes. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. Retail Value is over $31,000.

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Aesthetic Bamboo Clam Shell Serving Spoon Gorham 1892 Sterling Silver

.Aesthetic Bamboo Clam Shell Serving Spoon Gorham 1892 Sterling Silver

code: wb3210

American sterling silver Aesthetic serving spoon by Gorham Silversmiths, dater marked for 1892. This wonderful Aesthetic style spoon has a naturalistic gilt clam shell bowl and a bamboo handle formed attached to the bowl with wire wrap. This stunning spoon is 10 1/4" long and weighs 115 grams or 3.7 ozs. Troy. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Colonial Rivival Candlesticks Gorham Sterling Silver 1900

.Colonial Rivival Candlesticks Gorham Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3208

American sterling silver Colonial Revival style candlesticks by Gorham Silversmiths, c.1900. Each of these handsome candlesticks has hexagonal cups, stems and bases, with removable beaded border bobeches. Although not marked as such, the candlesticks are filled. Weighing a total of 596 grams or 19.2 ozs. Troy, each is 7 1/2" tall and the bases are 3 3/4" wide. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Repousse Napkin Clips S Kirk and Son Sterling Silver 1940

.Repousse Napkin Clips S Kirk and Son Sterling Silver 1940

code: n859

American sterling silver napkin clip is the Repousse pattern by S. Kirk and Son Silversmiths, Baltimore , c.1940. Each of these ornate clips is 1 3/4" long, 1 1/8" wide and weighs an average of 18 - 19 grams. We have 7 of these clips available. one inscribed DOC, one SONNIE, one E M F, one E J F, one F C M, and 2 not being monogrammed. 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 one clip. Free shipping with multiple purchases. Monogrammed and inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Aesthetic Water Pitcher Whiting 1880 Sterling Silver

.Aesthetic Water Pitcher Whiting 1880 Sterling Silver

code: wb3201

American sterling silver Aesthetic style water pitcher by the Whiting Manufacturing Company, c.1880. This large, elegant water pitcher has a bellied body, a tapered neck and a wonderfully decorated floral, scroll and petal handle that makes the pitcher come alive. Weighing a substantial 845 grams or 27.2 ozs. Troy, this special pitcher is 7 1/2" tall, 7" handle to spout and has a fluid capacity of 5 pints. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The interior is clean and the pitcher is perfectly usable.

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Floral Scroll Baroque Napkin Ring American Sterling Silver Alma 1890

.Floral Scroll Baroque Napkin Ring American Sterling Silver Alma 1890

code: n847

American sterling silver napkin ring c.1890, having applied floral and scroll borders and a matching Repousse cartouche containing the period inscription Alma. Weighing 33 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy, this ornate napkin ring is 2" in diameter and 1 5/8" tall. 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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American Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1870

.American Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1870

code: n842

American coin silver napkin ring 1870. This handsome napkin ring measures 1 7/8" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 32 grams. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, monogrammed JRP Feby 16th 1871 in an ornate period script, with no repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Arts and Crafts Arthur Stone Pill Box

.Arts and Crafts Arthur Stone Pill Box

code: wb2047

American sterling silver Arts & Crafts handmade pill box by Arthur Stone of Gardener, Massachusetts bearing the T mark of the master craftsman Herbert Tailor. 1920. This handsome oval box measures 2 1/2" long, 1 3/4" wide, 1" tall and weighs 57 grams or 1.8 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Flared Rim Heavy Gorham Napkin Ring W10 Sterling SIlver

.Flared Rim Heavy Gorham Napkin Ring W10 Sterling SIlver

code: n836

American sterling silver napkin ring having dramatically flared rims by Gorham Silversmiths, marked Gorham Sterling W10, c.1940 This heavy handsome napkin ring is monogrammed in period block letters: E.H.S. and is 2" in diameter, 1 1/4" wide and weighs 46 grams or 1.5 ozs. Troy. 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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Repousse Floral Scroll Goblet Thomas Evans 1860 Coin Silver

.Repousse Floral Scroll Goblet Thomas Evans 1860 Coin Silver

code: wb922

American coin silver Repousse goblet with floral, scroll & foliate chasing made by Theodore Evans & Co., NYC c.1860. This especially attractive goblet is complemented by applied beaded borders on the lip of the cup and the base. It measures 6" tall, 3 1/4" in diameter and weighs 127 grams or 4 ozs Troy. The mark, T. E. and Co, is on the bottom of the cup, visible when looking inside the stem. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Joseph Willmore Rackets Snuff Box Thomas Pittman 1844 Sterling Silver

.Joseph Willmore Rackets Snuff Box Thomas Pittman 1844 Sterling Silver

code: wb3192

English sterling silver snuff box by Joseph Willmore having a full set of Birmingham Hallmarks for 1844. This superb box is for a Rackets or Tennis Match won by Thomas Pittman and is inscribed: This box was won by Mr. Thos. Pittman in his 48th year of age at Birmingham Oct 28th 1844. The inscription on the lid has a wide border of Rocaille scroll, foliate and shell decorations. The bottom of the box has an acid etched scene of two tennis players surrounding a scrolling shield shaped cartouche with the monogram TP. The players are standing atop a banner which reads: Exercitatione Vires Datur or Exercise Gives Strength. There is a wide border of decorations matching those on the lid, with the sides being decorated similarly. The decorations show the expected wear from use, but the box is free from any damage, having a clean tight hinge. It opens and closes properly. Joseph Willmore is described by Eric Delieb (Silver Boxes) as "a superlative silversmith, who worked in the trade for almost half a century". The following is taken from Eustace Hamilton Miles - 1903 - Rackets (Game) - Chapter XLIII The early players of Racquets were chiefly English, and for the most part cricketers: at least the amateurs were. We may take the professionals first, and we may follow in outline the account given in the Badminton volume, to which account we should add the name of George Smale, of Wellington College (as one of the greatest teachers of play, and as one of the greatest players of the Open-Court game); with some of the veterans, for instance, with Grimason of Eton, and Judy Stevens of Harrow. Among the earliest records we find those of Robert Mackay, in 1820, and of Thomas Pittman, who played in the Belvedere Gardens, Pentonville. In those days there was a special rule in case the ball hit a tree! Tennis & Rackets Association WORLD SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP Eleven point games played in 1838, enclosed court used for first time in 1860 Thomas Pittman won the Championship in 1825 and 1834. He was the runner up in 1838. As far as can be gathered from the scanty records of the game, it was in the year 1820 that it first occurred to anybody, and to Robert Mackay in particular, to think the title of champion racket player worth claiming. And it may have been that Robert was the only person who was of that opinion, for the fact appears to be that nobody was found to gainsay him or to contest the title with him. Whether Robert died or became unfit or incapable to play is uncertain, but at any rate he did not respond to the challenge of Thomas Pittman, who, on June 26, 1825, was to have played all comers at the Belvedere Gardens, Pentonville, for any sum between 5/. and 500/. The inclemency of the weather caused the postponement of the match, but seemingly Thomas found nobody to meet him when the weather grew fair. It is to be remembered that at this time the open court, without roof or side walls, was the recognized game, and that therefore all fixtures had to be made subject to the fairness of the weather. To the modern player it is curious to read in the conditions of a match, ′If a ball touch a tree and afterwards come into court it is a foul.′ Against such contingencies the modern court conditions need not guard, but that side walls and roof, even of the best, are not an absolute protection against the weather many players can testify, for within the last few years the University contest has more than once been postponed owing to the deluge of rain, which the roof of the match court at Prince′s could not defy, and which flooded the floor, rendering play impossible. But to resume. Apparently Thomas Pittman abdicated, and John, his brother, reigned in his stead; and he in 1834 put forth a challenge to all the world in general, and to one Lamb, with winged and somewhat offensive words, in particular, to meet him at the Belvedere Gardens to decide the rackets supremacy. But it was not until 1838 that Lamb was sufficiently roused to wait upon Pittman at the Belvedere Gardens. Excitement waxed high. Even the deposit of the stakes was made in the presence of a ′strong muster of lovers of this manly game.′ Guineas to pounds were laid on Pittman. The combatants and spectators were all ready, when down came the rain and the match had to be postponed. On June 10 it came off. The match consisted of the first eight out of fifteen games. True there were only eleven aces in a game, but still it sounds a gigantic undertaking, especially played as it was in the height of summer. Lamb proved victorious by eight games to four, and the writer in ′Bell′s Life′comments on the ′wonderful expertness′ of Lamb and the ′remarkable strength′ of Pittman, which criticisms do not give a very vivid picture of their respective styles. The old-fashioned game as played in the open court was, speaking without disrespect, a slow and a ′lobbing′ game, and probably the modern racket player would have been surprised at the continence of hitting power exercised. This is an important piece of early tennis history. The interior is gilt and the box measures 2 7/8" - 1 3/4" , 3/4" deep and it weighs 80 grams or 2.6 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. There is the expected wear from normal use on the decoration.

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Bunny Rabbit Napkin Ring Webster 1940 Sterling Silver

.Bunny Rabbit Napkin Ring Webster 1940 Sterling Silver

code: n804

American sterling silver bunny rabbit napkin ring by the Webster Company, c.1940. This whimsical napkin ring has an engraved bunny rabbit applied to the side of the body, enabling the napkin ring to stand on its side. Having no monograms or removals, this special little napkin ring is 1 3/4" in diameter, 1/2" + tall and weighs 12 grams. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Arts and Crafts German Napkin Ring Repousse Floral Posen 1910

.Arts and Crafts German Napkin Ring Repousse Floral Posen 1910

code: n805

German 800 silver large Arts and Crafts napkin ring by Lazarus Posen of Frankfurt, c.1910. This elegant napkin ring features Repousse floral garlands and geometric designs with raised triangle borders. Monogrammed, in ornate, period script RW, this desirable napkin ring is 2" in diameter, 1 3/8" tall and weighs 36 grams or 1.2 ozs. Troy. 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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Napkin Ring Applied Floral Border Coin Silver 1880

.Napkin Ring Applied Floral Border Coin Silver 1880

code: n799

American coin silver napkin ring having applied floral borders and an engraved body, c.1880. This handsome napkin ring measures 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 3/4" tall and weighs 44 grams or 1.4 ozs Troy. Monogrammed H within one cartouche and 2 in the other in ornate period script. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Wine Taster Taste Vin French 950 Sterling Silver 1890

.Wine Taster Taste Vin French 950 Sterling Silver 1890

code: wb3187

Elegant classically styled French silver Taste Vin, c.1890. The vessel is used by Sommeliers and cellar masters to examine wine for quality. The tastevin is shaped in the traditional manner, with a convex bottom, the shallow curving sides dotted with large and small indentations on half of the body, with the other half having curved lobes. The shape, combined with the sheen of the silver, allows the color of the wine to be fully appreciated in dark environments like a cellar or a candlelit room. The curved sides help concentrate the aroma, so only a very small amount of wine has to be poured from the bottle to judge quality. The looped handle allows the tastevin to be worn suspended from a chain. Taste Vins with oval thumb pieces are generally from the Paris region. The handle and body are marked appropriately with French 1st standard marks (950/1000 pure silver). This desirable tastevin is 2 3/4" in diameter, 3 3/4" across the handle, 7/8" deep and weighs 50 grams. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

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Austrian Silver Enamel Creamer Hand Painted 1866

.Austrian Silver Enamel Creamer Hand Painted 1866

code: wb3181

Austrian 800 silver and hand painted enamel creamer with a Vienna assay mark for 1866 and a maker′s mark LR. This truly exquisite creamer is covered, inside and out, with detailed, hand painted, multicolored enamel floral and foliate scenery surrounding winged cherubs on the sides of the interior. The bottom of the interior shows two lovers in Roman garb in a garden setting. The exterior has intricately detailed floral, foliate and scroll decorations surrounding birds, a male bust and a female figure. The winged caryatid, enameled handle adds a nice touch. The body sits on four peg feet. The enameling is in excellent overall condition, with some minor marks and no losses. The creamer is 3 1/4" long, 2 1/4" wide, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 59 grams or 1.9 ozs. Troy.

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