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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


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


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


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


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


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


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