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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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14th Century Arts and Crafts Candle Snuffer Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

.14th Century Arts and Crafts Candle Snuffer Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

code: wb3178

American sterling silver Arts and Crafts candle snuffer in the 14th Century pattern by Shreve and Company of San Francisco, California, c.1915. This very desirable snuffer has applied strap work decoration, an applied M monogram, and a ring handle at the top of the body. This scarce snuffer is 3 5/8" tall, 2 1/8" in diameter and weighs 40 grams or 1.3 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 Oval Napkin Ring S. Kirk and Son Inc 20 Sterling Silver Fanny

.Repousse Oval Napkin Ring S. Kirk and Son Inc 20 Sterling Silver Fanny

code: n793

American sterling silver oval napkin ring in the Repousse pattern by S. Kirk and Son, Inc. Silversmiths, c.1930. This elegant napkin ring is engraved Fanny on the reverse and is 2 3/8" long, 3/4+" wide, 1 1/4" tall and weighs 38 grams or 1.2 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 Make sure to see the companion napkin rings inscribed Marie and John.

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Repousse Oval Napkin Ring S. Kirk and Son Inc 20 Sterling Silver Marie

.Repousse Oval Napkin Ring S. Kirk and Son Inc 20 Sterling Silver Marie

code: n795

American sterling silver oval napkin ring in the Repousse pattern by S. Kirk and Son, Inc. Silversmiths, c.1930. This elegant napkin ring is engraved Marie on the reverse and is 2 3/8" long, 3/4+" wide, 1 1/4" tall and weighs 34 grams or 1.2 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 Make sure to see the companion napkin rings inscribed John and Fanny.

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Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Napkin Ring W Kerr 1900

.Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Napkin Ring W Kerr 1900

code: n788

American sterling silver Art Nouveau napkin ring with by William Kerr, c.1900. This elegant napkin ring measures 1 5/8" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 26 grams. The excellent original condition, monogrammed HR 8, 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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Historic Spanish Colonial Silver Mate Cup Made of Spanish Minted Silver Reales

.Historic Spanish Colonial Silver Mate Cup Made of Spanish Minted Silver Reales

code: wb3169

Historical Colonial period silver mate cup masterfully crafted from melted Spanish silver reales, mined in the New World. This charming colonial piece is handwrought from coin silver of composition that is completely consistent with this period and age It′s most delightful feature is the simple primitive nature inspired leaf borders which complement the upper and lower portions. It stands 7" in height and rests on a simple attractive pedestal base. It weighs a substantial 246 grams or 8 ozs Troy. The impressive original condition and 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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American Coin Silver Trumpet Vase Figural Cherub Gorham 1865

.American Coin Silver Trumpet Vase Figural Cherub Gorham 1865

code: wb3162

This charming figural American coin silver trumpet bud vase features a cherubic boy, holding a giant trumpet. Expertly crafted by Gorham Silversmiths of Providence Rhode Island, c. 1865, it would be the perfect complement to any floral arrangement of diminutive blooms. The detail is exquisitely executed. It is enhanced by an exceptional border around it′s well formed pedestal base and stands 6 5/8" tall with a 2 1/2" diameter. It weighs a hefty 186 grams or 6 troy ounces and is monogrammed EMCW. It′s size and shape lend itself well to smaller floral arrangements like tea roses, tulips, or button dahlias. 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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Figural Swan Mustard Pot J L Westervelt 1860 Coin Silver

.Figural Swan Mustard Pot J L Westervelt 1860 Coin Silver

code: wb3163

American coin silver mustard pot in a figural swan design by John L Westervelt, Newburgh, New York, c.1860. This delightful hinged lid pot has an engine turned body with an ornately bordered cartouche inscribed Virginia. The interior of the body is gilt. This very desirable, figural, swan handled mustard pot is 4 1/2" tall, 3 5/8" across the handles, and weighs 143 grams or 4.6 ozs Troy. Inscribed as described above, the excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. We have an almost identical mustard pot, with no monograms, item number wb3308.

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American Aesthetic Coin Silver Baby Cup Wood and Hughes 1870

.American Aesthetic  Coin Silver Baby Cup  Wood and Hughes 1870

code: wb3164

American Aesthetic Period coin silver baby cup with britecutwork border embellishment by Wood & Hughes Silversmiths or New York, c.1870. This charming little christening cup is in remarkable condition for a piece that is over 140 years old. It is complemented by a graceful curving handle and pristine gold vermeil interior. It stands 3 3/8" tall, 4 1/4" across the handle and weighs a substantial 164 grams or 5.3 ozs Troy. The insciption inside the cartouche reads "Pearl". 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. The tradition of giving a silver baptismal gift is one that goes back to the Tudor period and the origin of the phrase "born with a silver spoon in his mouth". The practical Victorians embraced this tradition and included other useful items such as cups and napkin rings. The tradition held that giving a silver gift to an infant would ensure that they grow prosperous, having developed an early tatse for the finer things in life. Now, centuries later, sterling baptismal treasures remain very popular as collectibles and cherished christening gifts.

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Danish Sterling Silver Early Georg Jensen Letter Opener Copenhagen 1910

.Danish Sterling Silver Early Georg Jensen Letter Opener Copenhagen 1910

code: wb3151

Danish sterling silver letter opener by reknown modern master silversmith, Georg Jensen, in Copenhagen c.1910. This unique and remarkable piece of early Jensen, was done in his famous pattern number 83 and expertly crafted with a clean and sculptural form that defines Jensen′s style. A sleek, magnificent, Arts & Crafts interpretation of a familiar item that is beautifully complemented by it′s gorgeous openwork handle and elegant floral finial embellishment It measures 7 1/4" in length and weighs a hefty 50 grams or 1.6 ozs Troy The pristine condition and 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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Art Nouveau Vase Shreve San Francisco 1910 Sterling Silver

.Art Nouveau Vase Shreve San Francisco 1910 Sterling Silver

code: wb3152

Tall, airy and elegant, this impressive American sterling silver vase is an Art Nouveau treasure. Expertly crafted in San Francisco only a few years after the great earthquake and fire of 1906 by Shreve & Co., where it may have graced an opulent and tasteful home, perhaps on Nob Hill. It stands an impressive 14 1/4" inches in height and weighs a substantial 504 grams or 16.2 troy ounces with a loaded base to stabilize it. Even more magnificent when it is full of big gorgeous blooms like lush purple irises, bright orange stargazer lillies or dramatic red roses. It features a lovely monogramed letter M, which is artistically worked into a playful unfurling ribbon motif. It is complemented by a beautiful applied iris floral embellishment on the lower portion of the body which drapes gracefully around the base. It awaits your magnificent bouquet to even more perfectly accentuate it′s noble and elegant form. 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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