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Arts and Crafts Water Pitcher Hand Made Hammered Sterling Silver Monogram A

.Arts and Crafts Water Pitcher Hand Made Hammered Sterling Silver Monogram A

code: wb3874

American sterling silver Arts and Crafts hand made and hammered water pitcher, c.1910 - 1930. This stunning pitcher is marked only sterling, but is obviously made by a skilled silversmith. Having a period applied monogram: A, this useful and desirable pitcher is 11 1/2" tall, 6 1/4" in diameter and weighs 870 grams or 28 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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Russian Troika Napkin Ring 84 Standard Silver St Petersburg 1895 No Monogram

.Russian Troika Napkin Ring 84 Standard Silver St Petersburg 1895 No Monogram

code: n1379

Russian 84 standard silver engraved napkin ring assayed in St Petersburg, c.1895, maker′s mark partially rubbed. This elegant Troika napkin ring features a Trekh Loshadey or three horse driven carriage with Vodital i Dva Passazhra or a Driver and Two Passengers. In effect, it is a double Troika, with three horses and three people. The engraving is crisp and very nicely detailed and shows the carriage being driven down a country road with houses in the background and fields in the foreground. The engraving surrounds a large, blank Aesthetic cartouche. Weighing 37 grams or 1.2 ozs. Troy, this very desirable napkin ring is 1 15/16" in diameter and 1 5/8" 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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Russian Napkin Ring Engraved Heart Ivan Sveshnikov 1871 Moscow 84 Standard Silver No Monogram

.Russian Napkin Ring Engraved Heart Ivan Sveshnikov 1871 Moscow 84 Standard Silver No Monogram

code: n1380

Russian 84 standard silver engraved Aesthetic napkin ring by Ivan Alexeevich Sveshnikov, having a Moscow town mark for 1871, maker′s mark ИАС (IAS Latin Letters). This elegant napkin ring features Aesthetic floral, foliate and geometric engravings surrounding a blank heart shaped cartouche. Weighing 35 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy, this desirable napkin ring is 2" 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. We have the companion to this napkin ring listed on the website. Item # N1381

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Russian Napkin Ring Engraved Apple Ivan Sveshnikov 1870 Moscow 84 Standard Silver No Monogram

.Russian Napkin Ring Engraved Apple Ivan Sveshnikov 1870 Moscow 84 Standard Silver No Monogram

code: n1381

Russian 84 standard silver engraved Aesthetic napkin ring by Ivan Alexeevich Sveshnikov, having a Moscow town mark for 1870, maker′s mark ИАС (IAS Latin Letters). This elegant napkin ring features Aesthetic floral, foliate and geometric engravings surrounding a blank apple shaped cartouche. Weighing 35 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy, this desirable napkin ring is 2" 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. We have the companion to this napkin ring listed on the website. Item # N1380.

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Chinese Export Dragon Open Work Napkin Ring Wo Shing 1880 Monogram HB

.Chinese Export Dragon Open Work Napkin Ring Wo Shing 1880 Monogram HB

code: n1382

Chinese export sterling silver open work double dragon napkin ring by Wo Shing of Shanghai, China, c.1870 - 1890. This fabulous figural napkin ring features twin cut work dragons floating in the clouds surrounding a teardrop shaped cartouche containing the period monogram: HB. Weighing 24 grams, this extremely desirable napkin ring is 1 7/8" 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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Snuff Spoon Havana Cuba Copa de Oro Sterling Silver 1890

.Snuff Spoon Havana Cuba Copa de Oro Sterling Silver 1890

code: wb3873

Cuban sterling silver snuff spoon, marked COPA DE ORO (Cup of Gold) and inscribed on the extremely wide handle, in period script: Havana, c.1890 - 1910. One of the more unusual pieces we have found, this souvenir type spoon is somewhat of a mystery. We can find no reference to anything like it. The spelling of Havana indicates that it would have been made for the tourist trade, the size of the bowl is unusual and the width of the handle relative to the length of the spoon is most unusual. We call this a snuff spoon as we cannot think of another practical use. The handle has wiggle work engraving along the front of its perimeter and the spoon is 4 1/2" long, the handle is 1 1/6" wide, the bowl is 7/8" long and 5/8" wide, with the spoon weighing 12 grams. 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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Repousse Chryanthemum Inkwell Gorham Sample Sterling Silver Cut Glass 1890 No Monogram

.Repousse Chryanthemum Inkwell Gorham Sample Sterling Silver Cut Glass 1890 No Monogram

code: wb3871

American sterling silver inkwell having a large, cut glass insert by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1890. This visually stunning and extraordinary inkwell carries the mark Gorham used for samples, exhibition work and items made for use by Gorham. As the pattern number 3480 within an oval is preceded by an S, it is likely that this inkwell is a sample. Carpenter had the special order and sample, exhibition mark forms reversed. The rectangle was used for special orders. This special inkwell has a large, very well fitted cut glass insert that is removable when the base is unscrewed. The overall Art Nouveau Chrysanthemum decorations are extremely well detailed and done in high relief. The large, hinged lid has conforming floral decorations, a pointed domed finial and a beaded border, opening and closing properly and having a clean, tight hinge. With a silver weight of 196 grams or 6.3 ozs. Troy and a total weight of 389 grams or 12.5 ozs. troy, this desirable and likely one-of-a-kind inkwell is 4" tall and 3 3/8" 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. It would seem that we could not stop taking pictures of this special inkwell. It is a good thing that we ran out of film :-)

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Landsdowne Compote Gorham Sterling Silver 1917 No Monogram

.Landsdowne Compote Gorham Sterling Silver 1917 No Monogram

code: wb3872

American sterling silver footed compote in the Landsdowne pattern by Gorham Silversmiths, c.1917. This exquisite and very scarce pedestal base serving bowl has large shaped handles and is 7" in diameter, 7 1/4" tall to the handle tops, 6" tall to the bowl rim, 9 3/8" across the handle and it weighs 514 grams or 16.5 ozs. Troy. The bowl is 2 1/4" deep. The Gorham lion anchor G, sterling and the pattern number A10078 marks are located under the bowl inside the pedestal. We will try to get a picture of the marks, but they are very difficult to photograph. 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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New Orleans Black Americana Cotton Pickers Souvenir Spoon Enamel Bowl 1900

.New Orleans Black Americana Cotton Pickers Souvenir Spoon Enamel Bowl  1900

code: wb3861

American sterling silver and multicolored enamel souvenir spoon by Thew Watson Company, c.1900. This ornate New Orleans spoon has an scrolling embossed bordered bowl with a hand painted scene of 7 cotton pickers working in the field and NEW ORLEANS, LA. in the sky in the background. The front of the handle has Seal of the City of New Orleans above a portrait of Old Hickory over a New Orleans banner with the Robert E. Lee Monument below. The back of the handle has he State Capitol building atop a Creole Cottage with The Jackson Monument below. The main attraction of this highly desirable spoon is the nicely detailed enamel bowl, which has no damage to the enamel. Weighing 37 grams or 1.2 ozs. Troy, this spectacular spoon is 5 7/8" long. 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. Offered elsewhere for $1195, our price of $950 is as special as the spoon itself.

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Joseph Jefferson Souvenir Spoon Howard Sterling Silver 1900

.Joseph Jefferson Souvenir Spoon Howard Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3863

American sterling silver souvenir spoon of Joseph Jefferson by The Howard Sterling Company. c.1900 having an embossed bowl with the marvelous toast: Here′s your good health, and your family′s, and may they all live long and prosper. Weighing 36 grams or 1.2 ozs. Troy, this desirable spoon is 6" long. 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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Tulip Michelsen Service for 12 Sterling Silver Denmark 108 pieces 1950

.Tulip Michelsen Service for 12 Sterling Silver Denmark 108 pieces 1950

code: wb3858

Danish Art Moderne sterling silver flatware service for 9 X 12 in the Tulip pattern by Anton Michelson of Copenhagen, Denmark, c.1950. This handsome Art Moderne set consists of: 12 Knives 8 3/8" 12 Forks 7 5/8" 12 Salad Forks 6 1/2" 12 Teaspoons 6 1/4" 12 Cream Soup Spoons 7" 12 Coffee Spoons 5 1/4" 12 5 O′Clock Spoons 5 1/4" 12 Citrus Spoons 6 1/2" 12 Butter Knives 7" These could also be used as Luncheon of Breakfast Knives as they have sharp blades. 108 Pieces total silver weight approx. 120 ozs Troy, including weight of knife handles. 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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Round End Hammered Allan Adler Service for 12 X 6 plus 8 Servers Sterling Silver

.Round End Hammered Allan Adler Service for 12 X 6 plus 8 Servers Sterling Silver

code: wb3859

American sterling silver hand made and hammered flatware service for 12 X 6 plus 8 servers in the round end pattern by Allan Adler of Los ANgeles California, c.1950. This elegant set consists of: 12 Dinner Knives 9 3/4" 12 Dinner Forks 7 3/4 12 Salad Forks 3/4" 12 Oval Soup or Dessert Spoons 6 3/4" 12 Teaspoons 6 1/4" 12 Butter Knives all silver 5 5/8" Servers: Salad Serving Fork 10" Salad Serving Spoon 10" Chop Serving Fork 10 3/8" Chop Serving Spoon 10 3/8" Cold Meat Fork 8 1/4" 2 Tablespoons 8" Master Butter Knife 7 1/8" Total silver weight: approx 150 Ozs. Troy, including Knife handles. The dinner knives have stainless steel blades and the handles are not hollow, giving them over twice the weight of the normal stainless steel blade knife. 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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Braserillo Cigar Lamp Spanish Colonial Style Sanborns Sterling Silver 1935

.Braserillo Cigar Lamp Spanish Colonial Style Sanborns Sterling Silver 1935

code: wb3855

Mexican sterling silver Braserillo or cigar lamp on stand by Sanborns Silversmiths in the Spanish Colonial style, c.1935. This superbly crafted Braserillo with raised fluted cup with fastened with silver floral swags decorations on a fluted baluster stem. The conforming under plate sits on four heavy cast scroll feet. Brazier: used to hold live coals and passed at the table for guests to light cigars. It may also be used to burn incense or as a small serving bowl. Weighing a substantial 574 grams or 18.5 ozs. Troy, this desirable Braserillo is 5" long and 4 1/4" wide at the bowl, 8 3/4" long and 6" wide at the tray and 4 3/4" 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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Hibiscus Repousse Art Nouveau Bowl Unger Brothers 1900 Steling Silver No Monogram

.Hibiscus Repousse Art Nouveau Bowl Unger Brothers 1900 Steling Silver No Monogram

code: wb3847

American Art Nouveau sterling silver serving bowl in a Hibiscus pattern by Unger Brothers of Newark, New Jersey, c.1900. This spectacular bowl has an applied wide border of high relief Hibiscus blossoms on a shaped. fluted body. This special bowl is especially hard to find unmonogrammed and it weighs 367 grams or 11.8 ozs. Troy, having a diameter of 11 3/4" and a depth of 3 1/4". 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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Arts and Crafts Candelabra Blossom Hammered Danish Sterling Silver

.Arts and Crafts Candelabra Blossom Hammered Danish Sterling Silver

code: wb3849

Danish sterling silver Arts and Crafts hand made and hammered candelabra in a blossom pattern, c.1950. We actually identified this maker a few years ago and did not record the information. We had a similar pair of compotes with this Jensen like mark, which is listed on 925-100.com as unidentified. We were able to make out the initials in the mark and found the maker. Unfortunately, without the record, the maker remains unknown for now, but is definitely Danish. Each one of these candelabra has a spreading pedestal base supporting a tapered column of applied rising blossom and leaf decorations. Each bulbous candle cup is mounted on a beaded knop supported by flared leaved at the top of the column and has a removable beaded bobeche. Each arm is formed from curved leaves and has a curved blossom support. All of surfaces, save for the applied work are hammered, creating a visually stunning effect. Weighing a total of 1581 grams or 50.8 ozs. Troy, each candelabrum is 11" tall, 13" wide across each arm and is 5" 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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Chinese Export Silverplated Candelabra Hsiangyun Company Hankow 1900

.Chinese Export Silverplated Candelabra Hsiangyun Company Hankow 1900

code: wb3850

Chinese export heavily silverplated candelabra by the Hsiangyun Company, late nineteenth - early 20th Century, Hankow China. Each of these large, handsome candelabra has a fluted base and a conforming stem and candle cups, with the cups having raised edge attached bobeches. The arms have stylized crane masks at their mounts on the stems. Each candelabrum is 16 1/2" tall and 13" across the arm, with a base 5 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. The shipping weight on these will be 10 pounds or less. Domestic shipping included in the price.

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Art Moderne Tea Tray Tango Aceves Taxco Mexico Sterling Silver

.Art Moderne Tea Tray Tango Aceves Taxco Mexico Sterling Silver

code: wb3852

Mexican sterling silver Art Moderne tea tray having shaped sterling silver and Ebony insert handles attached with sterling rivets on a shaped body with a raised flat rim 1 1/2" wide by Tango Aceves of Taxco Mexico, c.1960, having his Eagle 25 mark. Tango was his nickname. This strikingly handsome tray is 17" long, 17 3/8" wide and 24" across the handles, weighing 2727 grams or 87.7 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. For more on Aceves, Click Here

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Covered Dishes John Edwards III 1801 Rampant Lion Wreath Sterling Silver

.Covered Dishes John Edwards III 1801 Rampant Lion Wreath  Sterling Silver

code: wb3853

English sterling silver covered entree dishes pair by John Edwards III, with a full set of London Hallmarks for 1801. Each of these matching shaped rectangular covered dishes has a removable handle, applied Gadroon decorations on the base and lid and a nicely engraved Rampant Lion holding a wreath crest on each lid and base. The bases, lids and handles are all properly Hallmarked. Weighing a total of 2917 grams or 93.8 ozs. Troy, each dish is 10" long, 8 1/2" wide and, with the handle in place, 4 1/2" tall. Crested 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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Spanish Colonial Silver Sahumador Incense Burner 1800

.Spanish Colonial Silver Sahumador Incense Burner 1800

code: wb3854

Spanish Colonial Sahumador or incense burner, likely Mexican, c.1800. This superb example of a Sahumador has a hinged, triple banded pierced lid with a shaped finial, a conforming body mounted on a decorative column with a multiple stepped collar supporting a bud. The attached under tray has a decorative, undulating border and a center rising to support the column. Weighing a substantial 550 grams or 17.7 ozs. Troy, this extremely desirable incense burner is 5 1/2" tall, with the bowl being 3 1/8" in diameter and the under tray being 6 7/8" in diameter. On the bottom edge of the tray, there is what appears to be a partial mark. 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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Chrysanthemum Kodansu Jewelry Box Japanese Sterling Silver Meiji 1900

.Chrysanthemum Kodansu Jewelry Box Japanese Sterling Silver Meiji 1900

code: wb3838

Japanese sterling silver and dark, open grained wood 4 drawer jewelry box from the late Meiji Period, c,1900. It is hard to know where to start with this wonderful 4 drawer Kodansu form dresser top jewelry box. The entire surface is covered with wonderfully detailed engraved chrysanthemums and the Moko shaped handle is mounted on blossom escutcheons which conform to those on the drawer pulls. When the two doors, suspended by ornate, strap work hinges, are opened, the beautiful interior is revealed, framed by engraved scenes of Mt Fuji on each inner silver panel. One has a stream running under a foot bridge, the other with a temple on a wooded hillside. The doors are secured by a strap work hinged clasp conforming with the door hinges. Each of the four pull out, graduated size drawers has a button pull framed by a blossom escutcheon, with the bottom drawer having a double ring compartment. Each drawer is lined in plush red violet velvet. The box sits on a wide, undulating bracket full perimeter foot. This very special jewelry box is 6" ta;;, 5 1′2" wide and 5" deep. weighing 1430 grams or 46 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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Georgian Scent Bottle Samuel Pemberton 1798 Sterling Silver No Monogram

.Georgian Scent Bottle Samuel Pemberton 1798 Sterling Silver No Monogram

code: wb3839

English sterling silver scent bottle case by Samuel Pemberton having a full set of Birmingham Hallmarks for 1798 and also having its original stoppered glass bottle. This beautifully engraved, hinged lidded case is 2 1/8" tall, 1 1/4" wide, 1/2" thick and, with its bottle insert, weighs 32 grams or 1 oz. Troy. The hinge is clean and tight, opening and closing properly, with the spring loaded button release catch working well. 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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Beautiful Asian Dresser Box Sterling Silver 1900

.Beautiful Asian Dresser Box Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3836

Asian Sterling silver dresser box with embossed bird decorations and applied vermeil flower on the lid, c.1900. This beautiful box is 2 1/2" in diameter, 1" tall and weighs 112 grams or 3.6 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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Chinese Export Box Chrysanthemums Moths Happiness 1875 Sterling Silver

.Chinese Export Box Chrysanthemums Moths Happiness 1875 Sterling Silver

code: wb3832

Chinese Export sterling tea, dresser or desk box with allover applied high relief chrysanthemums, moths and Chinese characters, including the character for Happiness in the center of the lid. This ornate heavy circular box is 2 3/8" tall, 2 3/4" in diameter and weighs 5.9 ozs. Troy. This is truly one of the nicest Chinese boxes we have seen. 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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Set of 6 Julep Cups or Beakers Gorham Sterling Silver 1882

.Set of 6 Julep Cups or Beakers Gorham Sterling Silver 1882

code: wb3835

American sterling silver set of six beakers or julep cups by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked O for 1882. These very special beakers or cups are 3 3/4" tall, 3 3/8" rim diameter, 2 3/4" base diameter and weigh a total of 1275 grams or 41 ozs Troy. Each cup is monogrammed AEC in an ornate period script, 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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Brilliant Cut Glass Decanter Sterling Silver Mounts Birmingham 1895 No Monograms

.Brilliant Cut Glass Decanter Sterling Silver Mounts Birmingham 1895 No Monograms

code: wb3827

English Brilliant cut glass decanter with a sterling silver mount and overlay stopper by Lines, Bunn and Mason having a full set of Birmingham Hallmarks for 1895 on the silver mount and the Maker′s mark, Lion Passant and V date mark on the stopper. This elegant cut glass decanter is 15" tall and 5 1/4" in diameter at the base and weighs 1355 grams or 3 pounds Avoirdupois (regular pounds). The glass is in excellent condition. 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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Art Moderne Coffee Set Gorham Sterling Silver 1952 No Monograms

.Art Moderne Coffee Set Gorham Sterling Silver 1952 No Monograms

code: wb3830

American sterling silver Art Moderne coffee or tea set by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1952. This handsome 3 piece set has a wonderful modern design, with the pot having a sculpted hard wood handle and a removable lid with a removable carved finial with a sterling cap screw. The creamer and sugar bowl have shaped conforming silver handles, with the sugar bowl having a conforming cover. The pot would work for tea or coffee as the spout has strainer holes. The pot and creamer are date marked for 1952, the covered sugar bowl for 1953. The set consists of:
  • Coffee or Tea Pot 8" tall 7" handle to spout and 610 grams
  • Covered Sugar Bowl 3 3/4" tall 3 3/4" across the handles and 228 grams
  • Cream Pitcher 3 5/8" tall 4 1/2" handle to spout and 180 grams
The total silver weight is 1018 grams or 32.8 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 Large Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Gorham 1880

.Aesthetic Large Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Gorham 1880

code: n1375

American sterling silver large embossed bright cut floral engraved napkin ring by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1880. This beautiful napkin ring is 1 7/8" in diameter, 2" tall and weighs 60 grams or 2 ozs Troy. Monogrammed AHM in an ornate period script. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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Rose and Scroll Large Napkin Ring Ornate Towle Sterling Silver 1890

.Rose and Scroll Large Napkin Ring Ornate Towle Sterling Silver 1890

code: n1376

Large ornate napkin ring with applied undulating rose and scroll borders, Towle Silversmiths, c.1890. This beautiful napkin ring is 2" in diameter, 1 7/8" tall and weighs 54 grams or 1.7 ozs Troy. Monogrammed LDS in an ornate period script. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

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San Francisco Lime Squeezer J H Schintz Walrus Ivory Rosewood

.San Francisco Lime Squeezer J H Schintz Walrus Ivory Rosewood

code: wb3824

Lime or lemon squeezer by J. H. Schintz of San Francisco, c.1870. This high end bar accessory has carved Walrus Ivory handles and button rests on the sides of the carved Rosewood works, with Walrus Ivory buttons and heart shaped inlays in the engraved silver plated copper alloy hinges and straps. Jacob Herman Schintz was one of the premier cutlers of early San Francisco and is featured prominently in the seminal work Knifemakers of Old San Francisco by Bernard R. Levine. On page 122 of this book, there is a picture of a similar Schintz squeezer lacking the Walrus Ivory handles. This exceptional squeezer is 9 7/8" long and weighs 578 grams or 1.3 pounds Avoirdupois (regular pounds). The original finish on the wood and walrus ivory is excellent, with only a few nicks on the corners of the wood. The original plating shows the wear that is to be expected from age and use.

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Table Box Marble Sterling Silver McChesney 1925 No Monograms

.Table Box Marble Sterling Silver McChesney 1925 No Monograms

code: wb3825

American sterling silver and marble table box by the McChesney Company of Newark New Jersey, c.1925. This large, ornate box was likely originally intended for cigarettes, but is could serve a variety of purposes in the dining room, den or bedroom. It would be a handsome addition to a desk or dresser table as well as a sideboard accessory. The variegated black marble base has wonderful shades of brown throughout and it sits on four ornate wide scrolling feet. The removable silver lidded box has a gilt interior and a domed Acanthus leaf and ball finial handle. The silver weight of the insert is 634 grams or 20.4 ozs. Troy, with the entire box weighing slightly over 4000 grams or 8.8 pounds Avoirdupois (regular pounds). This visually stunning box is 13" long, 7 1/4" wide and 3 3/4" tall to the tip of the finial. The finish and condition of the marble base are excellent. 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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