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Celery Tray Floral Scroll Open Cut Work Wallace Sterling Silver Monogram LFW

.Celery Tray Floral Scroll Open Cut Work Wallace Sterling Silver Monogram LFW

code: wb3993

American sterling silver celery tray in an ornate and unusual pattern number 85 by Wallace Silversmiths, c.1890. This very special tray has an applied open work border of floral and scroll decoration and a scroll cut work body with an ornate, period script monogram LFW. Weighing 270 grams or 8.7 ozs. troy, this useful and very desirable tray is 15 3/4" long and 5 1/2" wide. 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.

$695.00


Chambersticks Pair Louis XVI Finnish 813 Silver 1899 Maker FLV

.Chambersticks Pair Louis XVI Finnish 813 Silver 1899 Maker FLV

code: wb3990

Finnish 813 standard silver chambersticks, pair, in the Louis XVI style, maker′s mark FVL, Town mark for Helsinki, date marked or 1899. These very special square based chambersticks have fluted stems and cups, with the bases having milled edges with beaded borders with floral decorations. The removable bobeches have swirling beaded and fluted rims and are fully marked. Each chamberstick has a heavy ring handle with a spurred thumbpiece and straight bottom spur. The mounting sockets conform to the thumbpiece. Their condition is superb, with no problems of any kind. Weighing a total of 409 grams or 13.1 ozs. Troy, each chamberstick is 4 1/2" tall and 4 1/8" square. 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


Floral Scroll Foliate Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1875 HRL

.Floral Scroll Foliate Napkin Ring Coin Silver 1875 HRL

code: n1399

American coin silver Aesthetic napkin ring in a very ornate floral, foliate and scroll pattern showing definite French influences, c.1875 having an ornate, period script monogram: HRL. This very special napkin ring is 2" in diameter, 1 1/4" tall and weighs 43 grams or 1.4 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

$295.00


Lion Cherub Open Salts French 950 Sterling Silver 1830

.Lion Cherub Open Salts French 950 Sterling Silver 1830

code: wb3989

French 950 sterling silver figural open salts. c.1819 - 1838 having all the proper marks, including the silver guarantee, assay, and bigorne marks. The bigorne mark is opposite of the assay mark. The maker′s mark, a very distinctive C A with a rampant lion in between and a star above, could not be identified. each of these very special open salts has 3 harp playing cherubs riding lions on foliate ground with an upper band of pierced top grape bunches. The rims have spade and dart decorations and the glass inserts, although likely replacements. fit and work well. Each salt dish is 3" in diameter, 2 1/4" tall and the pair weigh a total of 118 grams or 3.8 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.

$795.00


Baroque Buckle Napkin Rings Boxed Pair Continental Silver 1864

.Baroque Buckle Napkin Rings Boxed Pair Continental Silver 1864

code: n1398

Boxed pair continental silver ornate napkin rings having applied fancy buckles with Fleur-de-Lis, Acanthus leaf and shell decorations, one inscribed: HP 1864, the other: FP 1864. The bodies have foliate and geometric decorations. Each of these ornate and finely detailed napkin rings 2 1/8" in diameter. 1 1/2" tall, with the pair weighing 43 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy. The fitted box is from Jay′s Diamond Merchant, Goldsmith & Jeweller, 142 & 144 Oxford St. London and has a presentation card: With Sympathy 16.vii-97 F W Batch 14 St Alban′s Villas Highgate Road N.W. 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.

$425.00


Baroque Scroll Cutwork Shakers Ruby Glass 1897 Birmingham Sterling Silver

.Baroque Scroll Cutwork Shakers Ruby Glass 1897 Birmingham Sterling Silver

code: wb3988

English sterling silver and ruby glass insert shakers, pair, by Edward Souter Barnsley, having a full set of Birmingham Hallmarks for 1897. Each of these exquisite octagonal shakers has cut work Acanthus leaf designs on the body a Capstan finial and a Gadroon edge base and pierced lid. With a total silver weight of 98 grams, each of these extremely desirable shakers is 2 7/8" tall and 1 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.

$395.00


Barrel Napkin Ring Foliate Engraved Coin Silver Mary Lew 1870

.Barrel Napkin Ring Foliate Engraved Coin Silver Mary Lew 1870

code: n1397

American coin silver barrel shaped napkin ring having foliate engraving on a matte finished background, c.1870, inscribed: Mary on one side and: Lew on the other. Weighing 46 grams, this attractive and unusual napkin ring is 2 1/8" in diameter and 1 9/16" 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.

$195.00


Sandwich Tongs Baroque 800 Silver German 1870 Monogram B

.Sandwich Tongs Baroque 800 Silver German 1870 Monogram B

code: wb3987

German 800 standard silver sandwich tongs on an elaborate, open work Baroque shell and scroll design, c.1870 This ornate and useful tongs are 4 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" long and weigh 136 grams or 4.4 ozs. Troy. The hinge is clean and tight and the spring action is good. 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


William Spratling Tea Caddy Spoon Sterling Silver 1933 - 1938

.William Spratling Tea Caddy Spoon Sterling Silver 1933 - 1938

code: wb3982

Mexican sterling silver tea caddy spoon by William Spratling, 1st design period, 1933 - 1938. TAXCO, WS 925 This handsome hand made and hammered spoon is 3 7/8" long and weighs 22 grams. Excellent original estate 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


Ornate Grape Shears Sterling Silver Francois Joulien Doyen 1890

.Ornate Grape Shears Sterling Silver Francois Joulien Doyen 1890

code: wb3986

French First standard sterling silver grape shears with ornate cast grape decorated handles, made by Francois-Joulien Doyen, c.1890. These beautiful shears are 6 5/8" long and weigh a total of 104 grams or 3.3 ozs Troy. Excellent original estate 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


Cigarette Case Enamel Nude Lady Gorham Sterling Silver 1892

.Cigarette Case Enamel Nude Lady Gorham Sterling Silver 1892

code: wb3981

Silver and enamel cigarette case made by Gorham silversmiths, date marked for 1892. This beautiful case is 3 3/8" long, 2 1/2" wide and weighs 106 grams or 3.4 ozs Troy. Excellent original estate 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.

$2500.00


Unger Floral Repousse Napkin Ring Double Wall Sterling Silver 1900 No Monogram

.Unger Floral Repousse Napkin Ring Double Wall Sterling Silver 1900 No Monogram

code: n1395

American sterling silver floral Repousse Double wall napkin ring bu Unger Brothers of Passaic New Jersey, c.1900. This ornate, Art Nouveau napkin ring has allover floral designs and a blank shield shaped cartouche. Weighing 30 grams, this lovely napkin ring is 1 3/4" in diameter and 1 3/16" 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.

$325.00


Engine Turned Napkin Rings Cora Ursula Coin Silver 1870

.Engine Turned Napkin Rings Cora Ursula Coin Silver 1870

code: n1396

American coin silver engine turned napkin rings ,pair, having applied rows of shingles with milled bordered rims, c.1865 - 1875. One ring is inscribed, in bright cut engraving: Cora, the other: Ursula, The engine turning is nicely variated and very attractive. Each napkin ring is 1 15/16" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and the pair weigh a total of 63 grams or 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.

$395.00


Russian Silver Purse 84 Standard 1910 Floral Engraved Matte Finish

.Russian Silver Purse 84 Standard 1910 Floral Engraved Matte Finish

code: wb3977

Russian 84 standard silver evening purse assayed in Moscow, c.1910, maker′s mark: ип (IP) for Ivan Petrov or I. D. Prokofiev. This magnificent purse has a green cabochon gem release button, its original chain and 3 compartment, silk lined interior. The hinge is clean and tight and the catch works properly. Weighing 255 grams or 8.2 ozs. Troy, this very desirable purse is 6 3/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 5/8" thick. 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


Figural Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers Sterling Silver

.Figural Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers Sterling Silver

code: wb3978

English sterling silver figural owl salt and pepper shakers made by JPM Birmingham, 1996. These handsome shakers are 2 1/4" tall, 1" wide and weigh a total of 110 grams or 3.5 ozs Troy. Excellent original estate 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.

$650.00


Coin Silver Christening Cup Burrie 1860

.Coin Silver Christening Cup Burrie 1860

code: wb3979

American coin silver Christening cup with floral chased decorations, c.1860. Unmarked, but guaranteed to be as represented. This beautiful cup is 3 3/8" tall, 4 1/4" across the handle and weighs 107 grams or 3.4 ozs Troy, it is inscribed Burrie in a period script. Excellent original estate condition save for some minor dents around the lip, consistent with age and usage, no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.

$395.00


Medallion Twist Handle Cake Saw Gorham Engraved Blade 1864 Sterling Silver McK

.Medallion Twist Handle Cake Saw Gorham Engraved Blade 1864 Sterling Silver McK

code: wb3976

American sterling silver cake saw in the Medallion pattern by Gorham Silversmiths, patent 1864, having an ornately engraved and flat chased blade, on ornate, period script monogram on the back of the handle: McK. Weighing 106 grams or 3.4 ozs. Troy, this especially desirable and scarce cake saw is 10 3/4" long. 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.

$1295.00


Grape Serving Tray Open Work Scrill Sterling Silver 1900 FML

.Grape Serving Tray Open Work Scrill Sterling Silver 1900 FML

code: wb3974

American sterling silver grape serving tray in an ornate, open work scroll design, with a six pointed star mark in a hexagon, sterling and 2509, c.1890 - 1910. This ornate, Baroque style tray has an ornate, period script monogram: FML and is 9 1/2" in diameter and weighs 388 grams or 12.5 ozs. Troy. Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.

$695.00


German 18th Century Shakers Schleswig 813 Silver 1790

.German 18th Century Shakers Schleswig 813 Silver 1790

code: wb3972

German 813 standard shakers having fluted urn shaped bodies on pedestal bases, marked for Schleswig and the maker′s mark, c1790. Each of these interesting shakers is 4" tall and the pair weigh a total of 232 grams or 7.5 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.

$895.00


Baroque Shell Scroll Shaker American Sterling Silver Loring Andrews 1890

.Baroque Shell Scroll Shaker American Sterling Silver Loring Andrews 1890

code: wb3969

American sterling silver shaker by The Loring Andrews Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1880 - 1900. This very special shaker has a Baluster body with Repousse shell, floral and scroll decorations and a conforming pedestal base. The bayonet mount top has Repousse shell and scroll decorations with cut work in between and a cast floral finial. Weighing 187 grams or 5.8 ozs. Troy, this attractive shaker or caster is 7 5/8" tall and 2 3/4" 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. We also have, from the same estate, the original of this shaker made in Bremen Germany, c.1770 - 1790. It is interesting to note the differences in construction and decoration techniques and how well this copy was made 100 years later. The original is priced separately at $1795, or, purchased with this shaker, the pair would be $2295. They make an interesting pair.

$850.00


Repousse Grape Cup Coin Silver Jones Shreve Brown 1854 Boston MPES

.Repousse Grape Cup Coin Silver Jones Shreve Brown 1854 Boston MPES

code: wb3970

American coin silver cup or mug having nicely detailed Repousse Grape and Grape Vine decorations and a vine wrapped grape vine handle by Shreve Jones and Brown of Boston, c.1854. Monogrammed, in ornate, period script, MPES, this ornate cup is 3 1/4" tall, 4" tall ti the top of the handle, 2 3/4" in diameter, 4 1/8" across the handle and weighs 118 grams or 3.8 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.

$395.00


18th Century Spice Box Continental 800 Silver Crown Finial

.18th Century Spice Box Continental 800 Silver Crown Finial

code: wb3971

Continental, likely Northern German or Scandinavian 800 - 830 standard silver double compartment spice box. c.1790 - 1810 having a swirling, fluted body and an open work crown finial. Weighing 39 grams or 1.3 ozs. Troy, this desirable box is 3" 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.

$475.00


Figural Walnut Tea Ball Coin Silver 1880

.Figural Walnut Tea Ball Coin Silver 1880

code: wb3968

American sterling silver figural tea ball in a form of a walnut, unmarked but guaranteed to be as represented. This beautiful tea ball is 2" long, 1 1/2" wide and weighs 37 grams or 1.2 ozs Troy. Excellent original estate 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.

$425.00


Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

.Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

code: wb3964

Spanish Colonial 900 - 925 standard Yerba Mate Bombilla or Tea Straw having an ornate, chased handle and a fluted pierced bowl with a collared faceted socket, c.1800. The end of the tube is notched, as is typical on old examples. This antique Bombilla is 8 3/4" long and weighs 43 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy. True, antique Bombillas are difficult to find. We have 3 other antique Bombillas listed.

$395.00


Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

. Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

code: wb3965

Spanish Colonial 900 - 925 standard Yerba Mate Bombilla or Tea Straw having a lightly chased handle and a bowl with flattened sides and a tapered elongated socket, c.1800. The end of the tube is notched, as is typical on old examples. This antique Bombilla is 8 5/8" long and weighs 33 grams or 1.1 ozs. Troy. True, antique Bombillas are difficult to find. We have 3 other antique Bombillas listed

$325.00


Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

.Bombilla Spanish Colonial 900 Silver 1800 Yerba Mate Straw

code: wb3966

Spanish Colonial 900 - 925 standard Yerba Mate Bombilla or Tea Straw having a plain handle and a gourd shaped bowl with a collared socket, c.1800. The end of the tube is notched, as is typical on old examples. This antique Bombilla is 9 3/4" long and weighs 42 grams or 1.4 ozs. Troy. True, antique Bombillas are difficult to find. We have 3 other antique Bombillas listed

$395.00


Leopard Head Gravy Ladle Stag Crest 800 Italian Silver Monogram G

. Leopard Head Gravy Ladle Stag Crest 800 Italian Silver Monogram G

code: wb3967

Italian Figural Leopard′s Head Gravy ladle by L. Innocenti of Rome, c.1900 - 1920. This unusual ladle has a nicely detailed cast Leopard′s head finial on a flat handle and a scalloped winged bowl. The front of the bowl has an impressive crest of a Stag′s head surmounting a floral crown above a period monogram: G. This special ladle is 7 1/2" long and weighs 69 grams or 2.2 ozs. Troy. Crested 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.

$450.00


German Baroque Shell Scroll Shaker 1770-1790 Bremen 813 Standard Silver

.German Baroque Shell Scroll Shaker 1770-1790 Bremen 813 Standard Silver

code: wb3963

German 813 standard silver shaker with an old Bremen City mark and a maker′s mark: JB This very special shaker dates from 1770 - 1790 and it has a Baluster body with Repousse shell, floral and scroll decorations and a conforming pedestal base. The bayonet mount top has Repousse shell and scroll decorations with cut work in between and a cast floral finial. Weighing 187 grams or 6 ozs. Troy, this early shaker or caster is 7 5/8" tall and 2 3/4" 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. We also have, from the same estate, a copy of this shaker made by the Loring Andrews Company of Cincinnati Ohio, c.1880 - 1890. It is interesting to note the differences in construction and decoration techniques and how well the copy was made 100 years later. The copy is priced separately at $850, or, purchased with this shaker, $500. They make an interesting pair.

$1795.00


Floral Repousse Goblet Coin Silver 1860

.Floral Repousse Goblet Coin Silver 1860

code: wb3960

American coin silver goblet with floral and scroll Repousse decorations, unmarked, c.1860. This beautiful goblet is 6 1/2" tall, 3 3/8" in diameter and weighs 147 grams or 4.7 ozs Troy. Monogrammed HGS in an ornate period script. 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.

$595.00


OctagonalCoin Silver Mug Floral Repousse Decorations 1856

.OctagonalCoin Silver Mug Floral Repousse Decorations 1856

code: wb3961

American coin silver octagonal cup with floral and foliate Repousse decorations, marked COIN, c.1856. This handsome cup is 4 1/4" tall, 4 1/4" across the handle and weighs 100 grams or 3.2 ozs Troy. Monogrammed Willis A Mellen 1856. 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.

$525.00