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Presentation Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1872 New York

.Presentation Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1872 New York

code: n1420

American coin silver napkin ring with the presentation inscription in German, English translation following: Bianka Freistadt zum Andeken von Jacob Freistadt aus New York 1872 Bianka Freistadt In memory of Jacob Freistadt from New York in 1872. The German name Freistadt translates as Free City. This unusual and desirable napkin ring is 2 1/4" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 51 grams or 1.6 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.

$275.00


Large Ornate Coin Silver Goblet Floral Repousse Decorations 1860

.Large Ornate Coin Silver Goblet Floral Repousse Decorations 1860

code: wb4001

American coin silver large ornate goblet with floral Repousse decorations, c.1854. This beautiful goblet is 7 3/4" tall, 4 1/8" in diameter and weighs 302 grams or 9.7 ozs Troy, it is inscribed: "The Queens Co Agl Society to A. H. Mickle For the best Thorough Bred Stock 1854" there is an additional later inscription: "A.H.M. S.M.S.H. From M.L.M 1892. 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.

$1200.00


University Of Pennsylvania Medical School Presentation Cup 1902 Sterling Silver

.University Of Pennsylvania Medical School Presentation Cup 1902 Sterling Silver

code: wb3995

American sterling silver two handled presentation loving cup in an applied grape and vine pattern by Bailey, Banks and Biddle of Philadelphia, made for them by Simons, Brothers and Company of the same city. This exquisite, impressive loving cup was presented to the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department, Dr. John Marshall, by the faculty for ten years of faithful service and has the names of the faculty inscribed under the base. The applied grape decorations are nicely detailed as are the grape vine handles. The interior is gilt and the reeded edge scalloped rim add a nice touch. Weighing a most impressive 1535 grams or 49.4 ozs. Troy, this desirable presentation cup is 9 3/8" tall, 7 3/4" in diameter and 11" across the handles. The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest Medical School in the country and this loving cup is an interesting piece of their history as well as being a show piece in its own right.

$4950.00


Spanish Colonial Silver Altar Candlesticks Baroque Figural 1700

.Spanish Colonial Silver Altar Candlesticks Baroque Figural 1700

code: wb3878

Spanish Colonial silver altar candlesticks in the Baroque Style, late 17th early 18th Century, likely made in Lima Peru. Each consists of three cast collars and a candle cup with a drip pan, a hollow ball and two platforms with Rocaille applied skirts, with winged and mask figures on each corner. The upper platform has a hand raised base. There is no filling or supports. The candlesticks are solid silver save for the threaded iron rod which attaches the assembly. All pieces are original. Each of these impressive candlesticks is 23 3/4" tall, with one weighing 3590 grams and the other 3560 grams for a total weight of 7150 grams or 229.9 ozs. Troy.

$50000.00


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.

$1195.00


Christening Cup Aesthetic Mask Handle Gorham 1872 Sterling Silver

.Christening Cup Aesthetic Mask Handle Gorham 1872 Sterling Silver

code: wb3844

American sterling silver christening cup by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked D for 1872 and inscribed: Elizabeth Wilson Scranton from her Great Grandma. This truly elegant cup has a tapered, matte finished body with a wide band of engraved multi-floral, pine cone and foliate decorations just under the rim, a narrow band of engraved foliate decorations above the scroll and foliate raised base. The quadruple scrolling and elongated leaf form handle has a crowned mask and rising tendril blossoms, adding to the appeal of this special cup. Elizabeth was the granddaughter of the founder of Scranton, Pennsylvania and the daughter of one of the founders of the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company. This large, attractive cup has a gilt interior and is 4 1/8" tall, 3 1/4" in diameter, 4 3/8" across the handle and it weighs 250 grams or 8 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 repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$950.00


German Ornate Coffee Set Föhr 800 Standard Silver 1870 Monogram Crown K

.German Ornate Coffee Set Föhr 800 Standard Silver 1870 Monogram Crown K

code: wb3829

German 800 standard silver three piece coffee set in a Baroque style, made in Föhr Germany, c.1870. Each piece of this unusual and ornate set has a Laurel leaf and berry wreath on each side containing a block letter monogram K under a nine pointed crown. A Royal connection is likely with this set, as a Crown monogram was not casually used. Such a designation was reserved for Royalty. All the pieces have beaded borders and handles with large Acanthus leaf sockets. The pot has an Acanthus leaf spout and a removable cast Blossom and large decorated ring finial. The set consists of:
  • Coffee Pot 11" tall 678 grams
  • Creamer 6" tall 261 grams
  • Open Sugar Bowl 5" tall 267 grams
Total silver weight is 1206 grams or 38.8 ozs. Troy. The base of the pot is filled and has a green felt cover. 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.

$1995.00


USMA Napkin Ring Earl Shuman Gruver Class of 1923 Sterling Silver

. USMA Napkin Ring Earl Shuman Gruver Class of 1923 Sterling Silver

code: n1329

American sterling silver napkin ring by L. H. Markowitz of New York City for the United Stated Military Academy at West Point, New York. This was the West Point Mess napkin ring of Cadet Earl Shuman Gruver, class of 1923. It weighs 50 grams or 1.6 ozs. Troy and is 1 3/4" in diameter and 1 1/4" tall. It has a textured surface. 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 Major General Earl S. Gruver was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1898. He was an enlisted man in WWI, securing an appointment to West Point from Pennsylvania after the War. He graduated from the Point in 1923. From 1929 until 1935, General Gruver was a gunnery test officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground and then helped provide Ordnance support for mechanized cavalry at Fort Eustis, Virginia and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He returned to West Point as an instructor in ordnance and gunnery for several years, and then attended the Command and General Staff College, completing the course there in 1938. Several other assignments at Fort Benning and Fort Knox followed, and in 1942 he became the Ordnance Officer for the U.S. Military Mission in Cairo, Egypt. He later was responsible for the depots, shops, and schools which supported the British Eighth Army with U.S. materiel, including the supervision of maintenance on all equipment. Transferred to England late in 1944 as Deputy Ordnance Officer for the Services of Supply Headquarters, he also prepared plans for the invasion of Europe as Chief of the Planning Division, Ordnance Section. He was Chief of the Industrial Activities Division in the Office of the Under Secretary of War from 1945 to 1946, and then served in Panama as Ordnance Officer, Panama Canal Department, and later as Ordnance Officer, U.S. Army Caribbean. General Gruver retired in 1955, and died in 1963.

$395.00


Chlidren′s Day 1924 Napkin Ring English Sterling Silver

.Chlidren′s Day 1924 Napkin Ring English Sterling Silver

code: n1321

English sterling silver napkin ring inscribed: Children′s Day 1924 by Henry Moreton, having a full set of Birmingham Hallmarks for 1924 and, monogrammed, on the edge of the rim: C. D. H. The Children′s Day inscription is contained within a circular cartouche on a body with allover engine turned decorations. In 1924, the League of Nations (LON) adopted the Geneva Declaration, a historic document that recognised and affirmed for the first time the existence of rights specific to children and the responsibility of adults towards children. This napkin ring is an early commemorative of this historic document. Weighing 33 grams, this historic napkin ring is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1 1/8" tall. Inscribed and 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.

$225.00


The Dungannon Bowl Pimlico Loser Weeper Vanderbilt 1950 Sterling Silver

.The Dungannon Bowl  Pimlico Loser Weeper Vanderbilt 1950 Sterling Silver

code: wb3646

American sterling silver trophy bowl by Schofield and company Silversmiths of Baltimore Maryland, c.1950. We have only good silver, some better, but this is among our best.
A large, circular footed bowl inscribed:
A TRUE COPY OF

The Dungannon Bowl

Perpetual Trophy for the Dixie Handicap
Offered by the
Maryland Jockey Club
Pimlico Race Course
(on one side)
Three-Year Olds and Upward
One Mile and Three Sixteenths

$20,000 Added

Saturday, May 13-1950
WON BY

Looser Weeper

OWNED BY

Alfred G. Vanderbilt

(on the other)
This special trophy bowl is 8 1/2" in diameter, 5" tall and weighs 928 grams or 29.8 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. CLICK HERE for info on The Dixie Stakes CLICK HERE for info on Alfred G. Vanderbilt Loser Weeper holds the record time for one mile and three sixteenths @1:56.20 His trainer, Max Hirsch, is a member of the Racing hall of Fame. His Jockey, Nick Combest, had the ride of his life that day, later enjoying much success as a trainer.

$7500.00


Peppermill Vanderslice Grattan Family 1865 Coin Silver San Francisco

.Peppermill Vanderslice Grattan Family 1865 Coin Silver San Francisco

code: wb3632

American coin silver pepper mill by William K. Vanderslice with works by Will and Finck, both of San Francisco, c. 1863 - 1871. Likely the rarest item we have offered to date, this superb example of San Francisco silver design innovation speaks for itself. The details are given in the text in the photos. Useful even to this day, the mill rests on three Walrus Ivory feet, looking like a spaceship ready to take off. The mill is inverted for use, thus avoiding waste and spillage when put to rest. The chance to own such an important piece of San Francisco history comes along infrequently. The pepper mill comes with a 40 page notebook prepared by Michael Weller of Argentum Antiques and a copy of the book: Silver in the Golden State.

$8495.00


Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club Trophy October 7th 1909 Sterling Silver Gorham

.Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club Trophy October 7th 1909 Sterling Silver Gorham

code: wb3569

American sterling silver large trophy cup inscribed: Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club 27th Annual Fall Race Meeting Thursday October 7th 1909 Won By "Bersi" Ridden by E. Savage (on one side and: Autumn Steeplechase About 2 miles Presented by, on the other. The inscription is all in capital letters. The trophy has double reverse scroll handles with scroll decorations on both top edges and the gilt interior body sits on a large, raised, stepped pedestal base. The trophy is very nearly "square", being 12" tall and 12 1/2" across the handles, giving it a very impressive look. The body is 8" in diameter at the top, with the trophy weighing 979 grams or 31.5 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.

$3250.00


Ephraim Brasher Teapot Stand American Colonial Federal Coin Silver 1770 - 1790

.Ephraim Brasher Teapot Stand American Colonial Federal Coin Silver 1770 - 1790

code: wb3427

American Late Colonial or Early Federal teapot stand by Ephraim Brasher of New York City, c.1770 - 1790. This wonderful teapot tray is 7 5/8" long, 95 3/8" wide, 7/8" tall and weighs 205 grams or 6.6 ozs. Troy. It bears the EB mark of Brasher′s, stamped twice, and a later mark: Old Silver, likely applied by an early 20th Century silver dealer. Seymour Wyler was known to have marked his antique silver in such fashion. Not generally practiced by dealers in Antique Silver today, such a mark adds interest to this already special piece. The center of the tray has a later monogram: MME. There are no removals and the scroll feet are in excellent condition. 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. This is truly a rare form from an iconic American Silversmith. Ephraim Brasher (pronounced Bray-zher) lived just a few feet from President Washington in New York. Washington resided at 3 Cherry Street and Brasher lived next door at 1 Cherry Street. Some sources give the address of Brasher as 5 Cherry Street. Cherry Hill was a fashionable section of New York in the 18th century, located just north of the Manhattan side of the present day Brooklyn Bridge. His business address was 77 Queen Street, not too far north of his home. Brasher was born in 1744 and lived to 1810, the entire 66 years a resident of New York City. He was married to Anne Gilbert on November 8, 1766. Ann was a sister of another New York silversmith, William Gilbert. Some sources state that Brasher did not have any children with Anne, or with his second wife, Mary Austin, whom he married in 1797, sometime after Anne’s death. Other sources suggest that he did. Indeed, an article by Richard Bagg and Q. David Bowers in the February 1980 issue of The Numismatist, “Ephraim Brasher, Originator of the Famous Brasher Doubloon,” mentions Ephraim’s great-great-great granddaughter, Deborah. This alone would suggest that he did have children. Ephraim and Abraham Brasher both served their apprenticeship with a silversmith, whose name (or names) are not known today. Ephraim took his studies seriously, and today there is beautiful silverware that survives with his counterstamp. Little is known about Abraham or his work, but Ephraim did excellent work and many pieces of his craft are seen in New York and New England museums. Brasher was also a respected member of the community. In his March 1987 Coinage article, “The Brasher Bicentennial,” David T. Alexander noted: “In the late 1700’s, silversmiths and goldsmiths were particularly respected members of the community, often acting as bankers, assayers, and authenticators of the Babel of gold and silver coins of the world which circulated in the bullion-starved colonies and the new republic.” Not only were Washington and Brasher neighbors, but Washington was also a customer of Brasher. He owned numerous silver pieces made by Brasher, including a number of silver skewers with a surviving receipt. It was certainly important for Washington to make a good impression at state dinners, which he did with the assistance of his Brasher silver. Ephraim Brasher was a member of the New York Provincial Army in 1775 and 1776, serving the role of grenadier. He retired from the militia in 1796 with the rank of Major. Later, he served local politics in New York, almost like serving national posts at the time. New York was the leader of banking and foreign trade, and was also the new national capital. Brasher served on the New York Evacuation Committee in 1783, marking the departure of British troops from New York City. He also served as sanitary commissioner from 1784 to 1785, coroner from 1786 to 1791, assistant justice from 1794 to 1797, election inspector from 1796 to 1809, and commissioner of excise from 1806 to 1810. In addition to all of his service, and his private business affairs, Brasher served the United States Mint in the early 1790s. This is known from a Treasury Warrant in the amount of $27, paid to John Shield as “assignee of Ephraim Brasher.” This warrant was specifically identified as a payment for assaying work that Brasher performed in 1792 for the Mint, following instructions of the Secretary of the Treasury. CLICK HERE for more on Brasher

$3250.00


Georgiana Reed Wendel Christening Cup Coin Silver Jan 1 1851

.Georgiana Reed Wendel Christening Cup Coin Silver Jan 1 1851

code: wb3428

American coin silver Christening cup for Georgiana Reed Wendell from George Chambers Reed, Jan.1st, 1851, by an unidentified New York maker. This extraordinary cup has applied beaded borders on the rim and base and a tapered, bellied body with floral ans scroll Repousse decorations surrounding the inscription: Georgiana Reed Wendel from George Chambers Reed New York, Jan 1st, 1851. This wonderful cup, with its New Year′s Day 1851 inscription, is 4" tall, 3 1/4" in diameter, 4 1/2" across the double C shaped handle and weighs 126 grams or 4.1 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. The Wendels were a wonderfully eccentric New York City family that occupied the gossip pages for years. CLICK HERE for more on Georgiana Wendel

$1295.00


Henry R Percival Christening Cup 1854 Leonard Wilson Coin Silver 1854

.Henry R Percival Christening Cup 1854 Leonard Wilson Coin Silver 1854

code: wb3434

American coin silver christening cup of the noted Episcopalian writer Henry R. Percival by Leonard and Wilson of Philadelphia, c.1850. This elegant engraved octagonal cup has bands of die rolled shell and foliate decorations on the rim and the raised base and chased Acanthus leaf decorations on a stippled background. The inscription on three of the panels reads: Presented to Henry R Percival by Philip P. Green 1854. Percival, who was born in Philadelphia, died there in 1903 at the age of 49. He wrote several highly regarded Theological works, including The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church and was a Doctor of Divinity and a Master of Arts. Leonard and Wilson was in business in Philadelphia from 1847 - 1850 and became R and W Wilson when Leonard left the firm. Marked L & W Standard, this historically significant christening mug is 3 1/4" tall, 3 1/8" in diameter, 4 1/4" across the C shaped handle and weighs 121 grams or 3.9 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.

$595.00


Calling Card Case Philadelphia Water Works Trinity Church Coin Silver 1850

.Calling Card Case Philadelphia Water Works Trinity Church Coin Silver 1850

code: wb3310

American coin silver calling card case likely by Leonard and Wilson of Philadelphia, c.1850. This fabulous case features high relief depictions of the Philadelphia Water Works on one side and Trinity Church in New York City on the other. The buildings are surrounded by foliate, floral, shell and scroll decorations, all set on a smooth background. Ths top opens, closes and fits properly and the hinge is clean and tight. The front of the top has a period monogram, within a scrolling banner cart5ouche, MJC . The case is 3 1/2" - 2 1/2" and 5/16" thick, weighing 47 grams or 1.5 ozs. Troy. The excellent original condition and 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.

$695.00


Calling Card Case Cathedral Goddess Raven Coin Silver 1850

.Calling Card Case Cathedral Goddess Raven  Coin Silver 1850

code: wb3312

American coin silver calling card case, c.1850 likely made by Leonard & Wilson of Philadelphia. This elegant case features high relief Repousse decorations on both sides. One side has a Goddess in the clouds feeding a raven from her bowl. The other side shows Trinity Cathedral in New York City. Both sides of the case have floral scroll and shell decorations. The hinge is clean and tight, with the top closing and fitting properly. There is a 3 1/2" long chain and ring attached to both sides of the body of the case. The case measures 3 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" wide and weighs 48 grams or 1.5 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.

$795.00


Calling Card Case US Capitol Trinity Cathedral Coin Silver 1850

.Calling  Card Case US Capitol Trinity Cathedral Coin Silver 1850

code: wb3313

American coin silver calling card case likely by Leonard and Wilson of Philadelphia, c.1850. This fabulous case features high relief depictions of the US Capitol building on one side and Trinity Cathedral in New York City on the other. The buildings are surrounded by foliate, floral, shell and scroll decorations, all set on a stippled background. Ths top opens, closes and fits properly and the hinge is clean and tight. There is a 10" chain on either side of the body. The case is 3 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" and 1/2" thick, weighing 60 grams or 1.9 ozs. Troy. The excellent original condition and 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.

$795.00


Huge Rope Border Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1861

.Huge Rope Border Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1861

code: n997

American coin silver rope border napkin ring, 1861. This most unusual and quite large Civil War era napkin ring has applied, twisted rope borders on a tapered body with bands of wriggle work engraving. It is monogrammed G. J. on one side and 1861 on the other. Likely made by a recently arrived silversmith, the napkin ring is unmarked but guaranteed to be as represented. Weighing a substantial 50 grams or 1.6 ozs. Troy, this special napkin ring is 2 3/8" in diameter and 1 3/8" tall. Monogrammed and inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original antique 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. This special napkin is made even more so by the presence of a mate with the same date and a C. J. monogram. The product code for this matching napkin ring is n1000.

$225.00


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.

$1250.00


Double Salt Dish Stand Houzet 1812 Paris 950 French Sterling

.Double Salt Dish Stand Houzet 1812 Paris 950 French Sterling

code: wb3231

French 950 standard sterling silver First Empire double salt dips and stand by N.C.R Houzet of Paris France, who worked from 1812 - 1813. This important Napoleonic salt stand has a double lion, Rosette and stylized flame finial handle rising from two griffins sitting on an oval gadroon base. The large base has a reeded border and sits on four ball feet and is inscribed J. Center in period script. The cobalt glass lined, cut work frames have wide, collared reeded top, middle and bottom borders and are marked with the guarantee marks and the 950 fineness marks for 1809 - 1819. The underside of the base has the maker′s mark, the Rooster number 1 mark and the script mark of the maker Houzet. This extraordinary double salt is 7 1/8" tall, 6 3/4" long, 3 7/8" wide and it weighs 448 grams or 14.4 ozs. Troy, silver weight only. The original attachment nuts for the frames and the handle are present and the pieces are removable for cleaning. 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.

$2495.00


Beaker Albert Coles French American Presentation Coin Silver 1870

.Beaker Albert Coles French American Presentation Coin Silver 1870

code: wb3199

American coin silver beaker or julep cup by Albert Coles of New York City, c. 1865 - 1875. The underside of the circular, pedestal base bears Coles′ 2nd mark, the so-called Angry Man. This wonderfully French American beaker has a tapered body engraved: Souvenir fragile d′une amitié durable. on one side (A fragile remembrance of a durable friendship) and an ornate French Crest having a horned Knight atop a Stag on the other side. The top lip is rolled inward and much of the original interior gilding is present. The bottom of the body is flared out and stepped to conform to the wider, heavy circular base, which has a band of Fleur-de-Lis decoration between finely beaded borders. This not only creates an interesting visual effect, but adds stability and ease of use with the larger base. You will want to, and should use this wonderful beaker, which has the surprisingly large fluid capacity of about 13 ozs. or approx. 400 ml. This very special beaker or cup is 4′ tall, 3 3/8" rim diameter, 2 3/43" base diameter and it weighs 192 grams or 6.2 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.

$1345.50


Spanish Colonial Peruvian Coca Leaf Box 18th Century Sterling Silver

.Spanish Colonial Peruvian Coca Leaf Box 18th Century Sterling Silver

code: wb3197

Spanish Colonial silver Coca or Yerba Mate Leaf box, c.1725 - 1775 Lima or Cuzco Peru. This museum quality, large cartouche shaped Rococo box has overall repousse decorations of foliate, shell and scroll work on a pebbled background. The domed cover is surmounted with three winged cast cherubs, holding chiseled ribbon banners reading "L′Audpucni Dominum", the whole raised on 4 cabriole legs ending in scroll Onslow style feet. The central shield cartouche stands out with a huge articulated, hinged latch. The bottom of the box is hard fire soldered to its sides. All the construction and workmanship of the box are superb and are strong indicators of its age, quality and authenticity. Total silver weight 73 troy oz; Height 13 1/2 inches (34.5 cm); Maximum diameter 11 1/4 inches (28.5 cm) Included with the box is the reference book: Pre-Columbian Silverwork Peru by Luis Felipe Ricketts. A similar box is pictured and described on page 55. Taking pictures of this special box was like eatingh pistachios, We just couldn′t stop.

$17500.00


Tiffany Sterling Silver Repousse Lidded Jar Westinghouse New York 1890

.Tiffany Sterling Silver Repousse Lidded Jar Westinghouse New York 1890

code: wb3173

Magnificent lidded jar done in an ornate baroque revival repousse motif from the antique sterling silver collection of Mrs. Marguerite Erskine Walker Westinghouse, wife of the famous American inventor, George Westinghouse. This regal treasure was masterfully crafted by the silversmiths of Tiffany & Co, c.1890. The repousse embellishment is absolutely stunning. There are beautiful shells, flowers, leaves and scrolls throughout the entire piece which is delightfully enhanced by an exquisite floral finial. Elegant decorative borders complement the upper and lower portions. It stands 5" tall, and measures 3 7/8" in diameter. It weighs a very substantial 264 grams or 8.5 ozs Troy. 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

$3150.00


American Sterling Silver Aesthetic Period Serving Spoon Gorham 1865

.American Sterling Silver Aesthetic Period Serving Spoon Gorham 1865

code: wb3048

American Aesthetic period sterling silver serving spoon adorned with ornamental Egyptian lotus motif. Made by Gorham, of Providence, Rhode Island c. 1865- 1870. Amazingly it comes in it′s original presentation box. The bowl is embellished with a flowing repousse pattern, and it is beautifully attached to its long, elegant, handle. It measures 9" in lenghth and weighs 72 grams or 2.3 ozs Troy The exceptional condition and crisp details, 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.

$355.50


Card Case Trinity Church Philadelphia Water Works 1850 Coin Silver

.Card Case Trinity Church Philadelphia Water Works 1850 Coin Silver

code: wb104

American coin silver calling card case likely by Leonard and Wilson of Philadelphia, c.1850. This fabulous case features high relief depictions of the Trinity Cathedral in New York City on the front and and an early view of the Philadelphia Water Works on the back. The buildings are surrounded by foliate, floral, shell anbd scroll decorations, all set on a stippled background. Ths top opens, closes and fits properly and the hinge is clean and tight. The front of the top has a period monogram, within a scrolling banner cart5ouche, M.de G . The case is 3 5/8" - 2 1/2" and 3/8" thick, weighing 54 grams or 1.7 ozs. Troy. The excellent original condition and 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.

$795.00


Presentation Goblet Repousse Wood and Hughes 1874

.Presentation Goblet Repousse Wood and Hughes 1874

code: wb147

American sterling silver Repousse Presentation Goblet by Wood and Hughes of New York City, 1874. This stunning goblet has repousse floral, shell and scroll decorations surrounding the presentation inscription: Salisbury Mills M.E.S. School 1874 To our Supt Henry Coker Feed my Lambs The interior of the cup is gilt and the goblet is 7" tall, 3 7/8" in diameter and it weighs 282 grams or 9 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.

$1165.50