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Beer Pitcher Repousse Hops Wheat William Durgin Sterling Silver 1886

.Beer Pitcher Repousse Hops Wheat William Durgin Sterling Silver 1886

code: wb3647

American sterling silver Repousse Beer Pitcher by William B. Durgin of Concord, New Hampshire for Rand and Crane of Boston, c.1886. This especially attractive and useful large pitcher has a wide upper band of hops and wheat Repousse decorations and a naturalistic branch handle. The interior is gilt, making it useful for any beverage. Weighing 674 grams or 21.7 ozs. Troy. this special pitcher is 8" tall, 8 1/8" handle to spout and 6" in diameter at the widest part of the body. There is a presentation inscription under the base: Harriet E. Nichols From Mr & Mrs. James E. Gale June 2 ′ 1886. 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.

$2195.00


Art Nouveau Poppy Bowl High Relief Open Work Sterling Silver Woodside 1900

. Art Nouveau Poppy Bowl High Relief Open Work Sterling Silver Woodside 1900

code: wb3649

American sterling silver Art Nouveau vegetable serving bowl with applied high relief open work Poppy flower decorations on a fluted body by the Woodside Sterling Company, c.1900. This elegant and useful bowl is 12" long, 97/8" wide, 3" tall and weighs 612 grams or 19.7 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.

$1295.00


Centerpiece Bowl Dahlia Openwork Sterling Silver International 1900 Monogram VRH

.Centerpiece Bowl Dahlia Openwork Sterling Silver International 1900 Monogram VRH

code: wb3651

American sterling silver large centerpiece bowl by International Silversmiths, having the old Meriden Britannia mark, c.1900. This extraordinary circular footed bowl has high relief open work Dahlias as a wide border on its 14" diameter body which stands 2" tall, weighing 1145 grams or 36.8 ozs. Troy. The center of the bowl has an ornate, period script monogram: VRH, which adds to the overall appeal of this work of art. 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.

$2295.00


Huge Stuffing Spoon Crowned Wreath Kinsey Coin Silver 1860 Monogram T

.Huge Stuffing Spoon Crowned Wreath Kinsey Coin Silver 1860 Monogram T

code: wb3652

American coin silver ornate stuffing spoon with a button on the back of the handle in a crowned wreath pattern by Edward and David Kinsey of Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, c.1860. This scarce, desirable and useful stuffing spoon is 14 7/8" long and weighs 217 grams or 7 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.

$495.00


Engraved Shaped Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1875 Monogram HH

.Engraved Shaped Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1875 Monogram HH

code: n1287

American coin silver napkin ring, c.1875, with an engraved body having a shaped trapezoidal cartouche containing a period script monogram: HH. Weighing 31 grams or 1 oz. Troy, this handsome napkin ring is 1 13/16" in diameter and 1 5/8" 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.

$145.00


Classic Revival Cherub Napkin Rings Pair Sterling Silver 1890

.Classic Revival Cherub Napkin Rings Pair Sterling Silver 1890

code: n1289

Continental European sterling silver ornate Cherub napkin rings, pair, in a Classic Revival style, having a very French look with crossed quiver and torch ribbon decorations surrounded by in pomegranate floral work on one side, with winged cherubs flanking ornate cartouches containing the numbers 5 and 6. All the decoration is Repousse work on double walled construction and has excellent detail. They are unmarked, but have been carefully tested for silver content and are guaranteed to be as represented. Weighing a total of 45 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy, each of these ornate napkin rings is 1 7/8" in diameter and 1 1/4" 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. The price is for the pair.

$395.00


Kirk Swing Handle Basket Foliate Repousse Fluted Sterling Silver 1900

. Kirk Swing Handle Basket Foliate Repousse Fluted Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3639

American sterling silver swing handle basket with a fluted, foliate Repousse basket by S. Kirk and Son Co., c.1900. This unusual and attractive basket has a triple channel strap handle and rests on a collared, pedestal base. Weighing 159 grams or 5.1 ozs. Troy, this special basket is 3 1/4" tall to the rin, 5 7/8" tall to the top of the handle and4 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.

$425.00


Arts And Crafts Porter Blanchard Sterling Silver Creamer And Sugar Bowl 1940

.Arts And Crafts Porter Blanchard Sterling Silver Creamer And Sugar Bowl 1940

code: wb3640

American sterling silver creamer and sugar bowl by Porter Blanchard, c.1940. This elegant creamer and sugar weigh a total of 190 grams or 6.1 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$650.00


Figural Bull Demitasse Spoons Black Starr And Frost 1890

.Figural Bull Demitasse Spoons Black Starr And Frost 1890

code: wb3641

American sterling silver figural Bull set of 6 demitasse spoons by Black Starr & Frost, c.1890. These unusual spoons are 4" long and weigh a total of 77 grams or 2.5 ozs Troy. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$550.00


Adamas Dessert Spoon 1/2 Carat Full Cut Diamonds Stieff Sterling Silver 1986

.Adamas Dessert Spoon 1/2 Carat Full Cut Diamonds Stieff Sterling Silver 1986

code: wb3637

American sterling silver dessert spoon in the Adamas pattern by Kirk Stieff Silversmiths, Copyright 1986. This amazing spoon has 1/2 carat of full cut diamonds set into the handle and is 6 15/16" long, weighing 64 grams or 2 ozs. Troy. It is said that good things come to those who wait and, apparently, we are no exception. We have been aware of this pattern for many years, but have never seen a single piece. Apparently, production was very low. CLICK HERE for a discussion on Adamas 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.

$1495.00


Ivy Engraved Napkin Ring Aesthetic Coin Silver 1870 Monogram ERA

.Ivy Engraved Napkin Ring Aesthetic Coin Silver 1870 Monogram ERA

code: n1284

American coin silver Aesthetic napkin ring with engraved ivy decorations surrounding a large, engraved cartouche containing a period script monogram: ERA, c.1870. Weighing 34 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy, this large, attractive napkin ring is 1 3/4" tall and 1 3/4" in diameter. 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.

$175.00


Engine Turned Engraved Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1870 Monogram MJK

.Engine Turned  Engraved Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1870 Monogram MJK

code: n1281

American coin silver engine turned and engraved napkin ring, monogrammed: MJK, c.1865 - 1875. This handsome napkin ring has applied, stepped borders and a fancy scroll cartouche surrounded by diamond and wavy line engine turning. Weighing a substantial 52 grams or 1.7 ozs. Troy, this desirable napkin ring is 2" in diameter and 1 1/2" 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.

$195.00


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


Ram′s Head Teapot Shreve Stanwood Boston 1865 Sterling Silver Monogram CG

. Ram′s Head Teapot Shreve Stanwood Boston 1865 Sterling Silver Monogram CG

code: wb3618

American sterling silver Ram′s Head figural teapot by Shreve Stanwood and Company of Boston, c.1860 - 1869. This amazing teapot has a large cast Ram′s head applied to its handle and an unusual cast finial with scrolling and circular bead work. Weighing a substantial 1030 grams or 33.1 ozs. Troy, this special teapot is 10 1/2" tall and 10 1/4" handle to spout. The side of the body has an ornate, period monogram CG. 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.

$2395.00


Floral Repousse Beaded Mug Coin Silver Eddie From His Uncle Edwin 1856

.Floral Repousse Beaded Mug Coin Silver Eddie From His Uncle Edwin 1856

code: wb3619

American coin silver child′s cup or mug in a stunning floral Repousse design with an applied beaded rim above a stippled engraved band. The bellied body sits on a flared circular base with an applied beaded border. The C scroll handle is in excellent condition. Weighing 105 grams or 3.4 ozs. Troy, this attractive cup is inscribed" Eddie From his Uncle Edwin 1856 and is 3 5/8" tall, 3" in diameter at the rim, 2 1/8" in diameter at the base and 4 1/8" across the handle. 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.

$395.00


Mixed Metals Trophy Cup Gorham Applied Lizard Beetle 1883

.Mixed Metals Trophy Cup Gorham Applied Lizard Beetle 1883

code: wb3622

American sterling silver, copper and bronze trophy cup by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1883. This interesting mixed metals cup has a body made of sterling silver at the top, blended into a tall, spread circular copper base and two bronze handles. The body has an applied sterling silver lizard and beetle. The bottom of the cup is sterling. The trophy is inscribed: Edge Hill Challenge Cup Won By Anna Sands OCT 17, 1887 on one side and: Presented By William R. Sands on the other. Weighing 340 grams or 10.9 ozs. Troy, this special trophy cup is 5 1/2" tall, 4" in diameter at the top, 3" in diameter at the base and 6" across the handles. 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


Repousse Floral Mug Isaac Baldwin New Jersey 1845 Coin Silver

.Repousse Floral Mug Isaac Baldwin New Jersey 1845 Coin Silver

code: wb3623

American coin silver child′s cup or mug by Isaac Baldwin and Company of Newark, New Jersey, c.1845. This attractive straight bodied mug has a large central floral and scroll Repousse cartouche flanked by floral and foliate Repousse decorations. The cup sits on a flared circular base with a die rolled shield and dart border and an applied chain rim. The reverse cast C scroll handle adds to the appeal of this special cup. Weighing 123 grams or 4 ozs. Troy, this special cup is 3" in diameter at the base, 2 7/8z" in diameter at the rim and 4" across the handle. The cartouche is inscribed: Jeannie Ames Sprague from her Grandma Jane Ames Sprague 4. It was likely given on the girl′s fourth birthday. 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.

$395.00


Shell Foliate Repousse Mug Peter Krider 1850 Coin Silver No Monogram

.Shell Foliate Repousse Mug Peter Krider 1850 Coin Silver No Monogram

code: wb3624

American coin silver child′s cup or mug by Peter L. Krider of Philadelphia and retailed by Canfield Bro. & Co. of Baltimore, c.1850. This nice, early Krider mug has a straight body with a large, blank Ivy leaf, vine and shell bordered blank cartouche flanked by Ivy leaf and vine Repousse decorations. The base and top rims have die rolled milled egg and shield stippled decorations, with the C shaped handle being in excellent condition. Weighing 140 grams or 3.5 ozs. Troy, this special mug is 3 3/8" tall, 2 3/4" in diameter and 4 1/8" across the handle. 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.

$450.00


Fleur de Lis Floral Foliate Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1878 Lizzie

. Fleur de Lis Floral Foliate Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1878 Lizzie

code: n1276

American coin silver napkin ring in an embossed Fleur de Lis, floral and foliate design, dated 1878 on the inside and inscribed Lizzie on an applied shaped shield. This elegant and unusual napkin ring is 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 3/8" 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.

$295.00


Norman Hammered Fish Serving Set Shreve Sterling Silver 1915 Monogram G

.Norman Hammered Fish Serving Set Shreve Sterling Silver 1915 Monogram G

code: wb3613

American sterling silver fish serving set in the Norman Hammered pattern by Shreve and Company of San Francisco, c.1915. This handsome and heavy set consists of: Serving Fork 10 1/8" long weighing 146 grams Serving Knife 11 5/8" long weighing 166 grams Total weight 312 grams or 10 ozs. Troy, with the hammered finish being in excellent condition. Each has an unusual, period Arts and Crafts Style monogram: G. 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.

$795.00


Norman Hammered Asparagus Serving Fork Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

.Norman Hammered Asparagus Serving Fork Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

code: wb3614

American sterling silver asparagus serving fork in the Norman Hammered pattern by Shreve and Company of San Francisco, c.1915. This handsome and heavy serving fork is 10 1/8" long and weighs 139 grams or 4.5 ozs. Troy. The front of the handle has an unusual, period Arts and Crafts style monogram: G and the hammered finish is 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.

$595.00


Norman Hammered Fish or Large Salad Forks 12 Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

.Norman Hammered Fish or Large Salad Forks 12 Shreve Sterling Silver 1915

code: wb3616

American sterling silver fish or large salad forks 12 in the Norman Hammered pattern by Shreve and Company. c.1915. The hammered finish is in excellent condition and each fork has an applied period monogram: F. Each of these forks is 7 1/8" long and the twelve weigh a total of 690 grams or 22.2 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.

$1495.00


Sterling Silver 10 3/4 Inch Scissors in a Case Dominick And Haff 1890

.Sterling Silver 10 3/4 Inch Scissors in a Case Dominick And Haff 1890

code: wb3608

American sterling silver scissors with sterling silver floral and scroll repousse case by Dominick And Haff, and stainless steel blades by Hudson Cutlery Co. c.1890. These magnificent talors scissors are 9 3/8" long, 10 3/4" long with the case. Total weight 133 grams. The excellent original condition with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$525.00


Match Safe Repousse with Faces Sterling Silver 1900

.Match Safe Repousse with Faces Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3609

American sterling silver repousse floral and scroll decorations with faces, c.1900. This beautiful match safe is 2 1/4" long, 1 1/4" wide and weighs 16 grams. The excellent original condition with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$295.00


Coin Silver Set of 6 Napkin Rings 1880

.Coin Silver Set of 6 Napkin Rings 1880

code: n1275

American coin silver set of 6 napkin rings with applied rope borders, c.1880. These handsome napkin rings are 2" in diameter, 1 3/8" tall and weigh a total of 186 grams or 6 ozs Troy. Inscribed Spear in an ornate period script. The excellent original condition with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$600.00


Acorn Bowl Sterling Silver 1900

.Acorn Bowl Sterling Silver 1900

code: wb3602

American sterling silver bowl with applied acorn and scroll border, c.1900. This beautiful bowl is 10" in diameter, 2 7/8" deep and weighs 437 grams or 14 ozs Troy. Monogrammed CESN in an ornate period script. The excellent original condition with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$895.00


American Coin Silver Sugar Bowl Lion Mask 1815

.American Coin Silver Sugar Bowl Lion Mask 1815

code: wb3603

American coin silver sugar bowl with Lion Masks, sitting on three lion paws, c.1815. Unmarked, but similar examples by William Thomson of New York City. This elegant 1st Empire period bowl is 5 3/8" tall, 4 7/8" in diameter and weighs 400 grams or 12.9 ozs Troy. Monogrammed AL. The excellent original condition with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$895.00


Georgian Straining Spoon Sterling Silver 18th Century 1793

.Georgian Straining Spoon Sterling Silver 18th Century 1793

code: wb3604

English Georgian sterling silver 18th Century straining spoon by Richard Crossley, London 1793. This elegant spoon is 11 7/8" long and weighs 130 grams or 4.2 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$695.00


Peterson Arts And Crafts Hammered Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon 1940

.Peterson Arts And Crafts Hammered Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon 1940

code: wb3606

American sterling silver Arts & Crafts large serving spoon by Peterson, c.1940. This handsome spoon is 11 5/8" long and weighs 133 grams or 4.3 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$275.00


Coin Silver Federal Sugar Tongs 1815 Stillman Willis

.Coin Silver Federal Sugar Tongs 1815 Stillman Willis

code: wb3607

American coin silver sugar tongs by Stillman Willis, Boston, Mass., c.1813-1825. These elegant tongs are 6 3/8" long and weigh 40 grams or 1.3 ozs Troy. Monogrammed MD in an ornate period script. The excellent original condition with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$175.00