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Tiffany And Company Mixed Metals Presentation Cup 1909

.Tiffany And Company Mixed Metals Presentation Cup 1909

code: wb3461

American mixed metals copper and sterling silver presentation cup, Tiffany and Company 1909. This handsome cup measures 3 3/8" tall, 3 1/4" across the handle and weighs 171 grams. This unique cup is inscribed Naval Militia, Interstate Contest for Ten - Oared Cutters 1909 First Prize won by 1st Batt. N.M.N.Y.

$795.00


Arts And Crafts Hammered Ice Tongs Sterling Silver 1920

.Arts And Crafts Hammered Ice Tongs Sterling Silver 1920

code: wb3462

American sterling silver hammered ice tongs, c.1920. These beautiful tongs measure 7 1/8" long and weighs 112 grams or 3.6 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition, clear detail, monogrammed K, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$195.00


Medallion Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Gorham 1864

.Medallion Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Gorham 1864

code: wb3464

American sterling silver berry or casserole serving spoon in the Medallion pattern by Gorham Silversmiths, Patent 1864. This beautiful spoon measures 8 7/8" long and weighs 92 grams or 3 ozs Troy. The back of the handle has an ornate, period script monogram: B The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$395.00


Tiffany And Co Sterling Silver Art Deco Blossom Bowl 1941

.Tiffany And Co Sterling Silver Art Deco Blossom Bowl 1941

code: wb3465

American sterling silver Art Deco bowl by Tiffany and Company Silversmiths, pattern date 1941, production date c.1947. This elegant small serving bowl has a central beaded border medallion set into a five petaled clover shaped recess and scalloped edges. Weighing a substantial 170 grams or 5.5 ozs. Troy, this special serving bowl is 5 1/8" in diameter and 1 1/8" deep. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$395.00


Repousse Bowl Wood And Hughes Sterling Silver 1880

.Repousse Bowl Wood And Hughes Sterling Silver 1880

code: wb3457

American sterling silver bowl with beautiful allover floral Repousse decorations, gold wash interior, made by Wood And Hughes, c.1880. This beautiful bowl measures 5 1/8" in diameter, 2 1/8" tall and weighs 179 grams or 5.8 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.

$695.00


Lucy Napkin Ring Coin Silver Engraved 1865

.Lucy Napkin Ring Coin Silver Engraved 1865

code: n1220

American coin silver engraved napkin ring in an oval band with a central enlarged blank medallion, c.1865, inscribed, in the inside of the Medallion: Lucy. This unusual and attractive napkin ring has a band 3/4" wide, a medallion 1 5/8" wide, is 2 1/8" in diameter and weighs 16 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.

$125.00


Mistress Match Safe Baroque Scroll Battin Sterling Silver 1900 Monogram ALM

.Mistress Match Safe Baroque Scroll Battin Sterling Silver 1900 Monogram ALM

code: wb3455

American sterling silver Mistress match safe in a Baroque scroll design by he Battin Company of Newark New Jersey, c.1900. This ornate, unusual portrait match safe even includes your very own mistress portrait with the original glass cover. The hinged front cover has an ornate, period script monogram: ALM. Both hinges are clean and tight, with the spring action working well. The interior of the safe is lightly gilt. Weighing 32 grams, this elegant and scarce match safe is 2 3/4" long, 1 1/2" wide and 3/8" thick. 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.

$325.00


Coin Silver Basket Gorham Ball Engine Truned 1860 No Monogram

.Coin Silver Basket Gorham Ball Engine Truned 1860 No Monogram

code: wb3456

American coin silver swing handle basket by Gorham Silversmiths, c.1860. This unusually attractive basket has applied ball borders on its rim and raised circular foot and a swing handle with acanthus leaf mounts and balls on the ends and along the top of the stippled finished handle surface. The tapered body has allover engine turned decorations surrounding two blank oval engraved floral, foliate and scroll cartouches. The handle hinges are clean and tight, with the handle staying in place. Weighing 231 grams or 7.4 ozs. Troy, this elegant basket is 6 3/4" tall to the top of the handle, 4 1/2" tall to the rim and 4 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..

$895.00


Architectural Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1880

.Architectural Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1880

code: n1215

American coin silver Architectural napkin ring depicting Chinese landscape: pagoda, palm tree, wall and bridge. This handsome napkin ring measures 2" in diameter, 1 3/8" tall and weighs 48 grams or 1.54 ozs Troy. Monogrammed LD 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.

$345.00


Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1870 No Mono

.Coin Silver Napkin Ring 1870 No Mono

code: n1216

American coin silver napkin ring with floral engraved decorations on the body and applied embossed boarders. This beautiful napkin ring measures 1 3/4" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 26 grams. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$195.00


Medallion Coin Silver Oval Napkin Ring 1860

.Medallion Coin Silver Oval Napkin Ring 1860

code: n1218

American coin silver oval napkin ring with applied medallion, c.1860. This handsome napkin ring is 2 3/8" long, 1 5/8" wide and weighs 41 grams or 1.3 ozs Troy. No monograms or removals, excellent condition.

$295.00


Russian Teapot 84 Standard St Petersburg 1886

.Russian Teapot 84 Standard St Petersburg  1886

code: wb3445

Russian 84 standard silver teapot likely made by by Nikolay Vasilievich Kniazko and assayed by Ivan Vonif. Yevstigneev, Saint Petersburg 1886. This beautiful bulbous teapot has an intricate Royal crest featuring running hounds flanked by wolves surmounted with an ornate crown. The ivory and silver finial is nicely complemented by the C shaped handle with its ivory insulators. This interesting teapot measures 5 1/4" tall, 7 1/2" across the handle to spout and weighs substantial 471 grams or 15.1 ozs Troy. 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.

$1295.00


Chinese Export Silver Egg Cup Cherry Blossom 1900

.Chinese Export Silver Egg Cup Cherry Blossom 1900

code: wb3447

Chinese Export Silver egg cup with applied cherry blossoms, c.1900. This darling cup measures 2 3/4" tall, 1 7/8" in diameter and weighs 45 grams or 1.4 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.

$195.00


Figural House Japanese Salt And Pepper Shakers 950 Sterling No Mono

.Figural House Japanese Salt And Pepper Shakers 950 Sterling No Mono

code: wb3449

Japanese 950 sterling silver figural house salt and pepper shakers, c.1930. These beautiful shakers measure 1 7/8" long, 3/4" wide, 1 1/2" tall and weigh a total of 45 grams or 1.4 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.

$295.00


Repousse Baby Cup Wood And Hughes Sterling Silver 1880

.Repousse Baby Cup Wood And Hughes Sterling Silver 1880

code: wb3450

American sterling silver repousse baby cup by Wood And Hughes, c.1880. This beautiful cup is 3" tall, 4 1/2" across the handle and weighs 143 grams or 4.6 ozs Troy. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no monograms or removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$495.00


Versailles Pie Server Gorham Sterling Silver 1888 Mono S

.Versailles Pie Server Gorham Sterling Silver 1888 Mono S

code: wb3451

American sterling silver pie server in the Versailles pattern by Gorham Silversmiths, Copyrighted 1888. This beautiful figural server has a lightly gilt blade and measures 9" long, weighing 97 grams or 3.1 ozs Troy. The back of the handle has an ornate, period script monogram: S. 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.

$395.00


Ornate Child′s Cup Coin Silver Gale Wood and Hughes 1841 Theodore A Wright

.Ornate Child′s Cup Coin Silver Gale Wood and Hughes 1841 Theodore A Wright

code: wb3453

American coin silver child′s cup or mug in an ornate design by Gale Wood and Hughes of New York City. c.1841. This delightful cup has an engraved band of wide decorations along the base in the Oriental style, similar to Polhemus′ oriental pattern, introduces almost 20 years after the cup was made. The rim has as applied beaded border and the body has a large floral, scroll and foliate cartouche containing the inscription: Theodore A. Wright Jany. 2nd 1841. 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.

$495.00


American Coin Silver Beaker Baldwin Christmas 1852

.American Coin Silver Beaker Baldwin Christmas 1852

code: wb3437

American coin silver beaker with applied grape and vine wreaths, c.1852 by Baldwin and Co, Newark, New Jersey. This handsome beaker measures 3 1/4" tall, 3" in diameter and weighs 101 grams or 3.2 ozs Troy. Inscribed Marika Henrietta Calron from her Uncle FHC December 25th 1852, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition, unfortunately a small piece of decoration is missing, clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$950.00


Figural Corn Holders All Sterling Silver Pair Mauser 1900

.Figural Corn Holders All Sterling Silver Pair Mauser 1900

code: wb3439

American sterling silver figural all silver corn holders, sold by the pair, by the Mauser Manufacturing Company, c.1890 - 1910. These nicely detailed figural corn holders measure 4" long and weigh 14 grams each. 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 price is for one pair. 

$125.00


Japanese Figural Boat 950 Sterling Silver Salt And Pepper Shakers

.Japanese Figural Boat 950 Sterling Silver Salt And Pepper Shakers

code: wb3440

Japanese 950 sterling silver figural boat salt and pepper shakers, c.1930. They come in their original bamboo wood box. These darling shaker measure 2 7/8" long, 7/8" wide, 7/8" tall, total silver weight 27 grams. 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.

$195.00


Chinese Export Silver Desk Sander Seal Turtle 1890

.Chinese Export Silver Desk Sander Seal Turtle 1890

code: wb3443

Chinese export silver ornate sander and wax seal c. 1880 - 1900. Each of these extraordinary items sits on a dragon faced turtle base, with the turtle of the sander having four feet sitting on on an oval base with 9 piercings underneath. The feet of the turtle seal are chased on the side of the body. The underside of the turtle seal has Chinese characters engraved deeply enough to leave their impression in sealing wax. Both tops have 4 intricately detailed 4-toed dragons, with the sander′s removable top having 18 holes. There are old style Chinese characters on both sides of each top between the dragons. On one side is engraved Peking (Beijing), on the other: Good Fortune (Fu) and Long Life (Shou). The sides of each piece have Chinese characters flanked by 4-toed dragons. Weighing a total of 142 grams or 4.6 ozs. Troy. The seal is 3 1/4" tall and 2 1/8" - 1 1/4" with the sander being 4 7/8" tall and 3 1/8" - 1 3/4". 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.

$1495.00


Open Salts Robert Hennell II London Sterling Silver 1833 Lion Crown Crest

.Open Salts Robert Hennell II London Sterling Silver 1833 Lion Crown Crest

code: wb3425

English sterling silver open salts pair by Robert Hennell II, each having a full set of London Hallmarks for 1833. Reminiscent of salts made 100 years earlier by Paul de Lamerie, each of these magnificent salts has a body with applied Acanthus leaves having chased and engraved shell and scroll decorations in between. These ornate bodies sit on conforming acanthus leaf circular base and have scalloped edge Gadroon rims. Each is graced with a well executed Crown Lion surmounted crest, as pictured. Certainly no one can fault Hennell for getting inspiration for his design for these salts from Paul de Lamerie regarded by the Victoria and Albert Museum as the greatest Silversmith of all time. Each of these special salts is 2 1/4" tall, 3 3/4" in diameter and the pair weigh a substantial 419 grams or 13.5 ozs. Troy. Crested as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The price is for the pair.

$2250.00


Stuart Devlin Easter Egg Sterling Silver Enamel 1968

.Stuart Devlin Easter Egg Sterling Silver Enamel 1968

code: wb3426

English sterling silver gilt surprise egg by Stuart Devlin, 1968. The attractive textured cover opens to reveal three sprung enameled flowers. Hallmarked for London 1968 with makers mark SD It measures 2 3/4" tall, 2" in diameter and weighs 168 grams or 5.4 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


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


Acorn Coin Silver Set 10 Teaspoons Farrington And Hannewell

.Acorn Coin Silver Set 10 Teaspoons Farrington And Hannewell

code: wb3429

American coin silver set of 10 teaspoons in an Acorn pattern by Farrington and Hannewell, Boston 1850. These beautiful spoons have a double struck ornate acorn pattern. They measure 6 1/8" long and weigh a total of 348 grams or 11.2 ozs Troy. Monogrammed AMD From CWJ, 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.

$675.00


Persian Hand Engraved Sectional Serving Bowl 900 Silver 1900

.Persian Hand Engraved Sectional Serving Bowl 900 Silver 1900

code: wb3431

Persian 900 silver four sectional serving dish, c.1900. This beautiful hand engraved server measures 9 3/4" diagonally, or 7 1/2" square and weighs 287 grams or 9.2 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.

$495.00


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


Art and Crafts Tablespoon Theodore Pond KWO-NE-SHE Sterling Silver 1913

.Art and Crafts Tablespoon Theodore Pond KWO-NE-SHE Sterling Silver 1913

code: wb3423

American Arts and Crafts style hand made, hammered tablespoon by Theodore Hanford Pond of Baltimore Maryland. A writer, lecturer, educator, craftsman, and museum director, Theodore Pond attended Pratt Institute from 1888 to 1892. He subsequently designed glass for Tiffany Studios, held various academic positions, including teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, and directed the Pond Applied Arts Studios from 1911 to 1914. Core to his belief was that metalsmiths should be able to execute their pieces from beginning to end. What he did make was all done by hand, by himself. As such, his pieces are hard to find. This very desirable spoon is 8 3/8" long and weighs 68 grams or 2.2 ozs. Troy. It is marked Sterling, Pond and has the KWO-NE-SHE hand wrought Dragonfly mark. KWO-NE-SHE is Chippewa for dragonfly, and was used in Longfellow′s Song of Hiawatha. It retains its wonderful hammered finish and has a contemporary Arts and Crafts style monogram: LBP on the front of the handle. 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.

$425.00


Tiffany Napkin Rings Boxed Set 6 1864 Coin Silver

.Tiffany Napkin Rings Boxed Set 6 1864 Coin Silver

code: n1212

American coin silver boxed set of 6 napkin rings by Tiffany and Company, 550 and 552 Broadway, New York City, c.1864. This wonderful boxed set of 6 Civil War era Tiffany napkin rings cab be dated from the 550 & 552 Broadway address which was only used for a short period during the Civil War. Each of these bright cut engraved, engine turned napkin rings is 1 3/4" in diameter and 1 1/2" tall, with the 6 weighing a total of 184 grams or 5.9 ozs. Troy. The blue satin and blue green velvet lined box is in remarkably good 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.

$1495.00