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Shiebler "Sanapee 1895" Sterling Silver Letter Opener
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George Shiebler's approach to design was ever fanciful, and that is the case with this 4 3/4" long, not quite .5 T. oz., letter opener.

The handle features a raised, inter-looping, pattern that resembles knots or chain mail. The handle broadens toward its center and has scalloped edges derivative of the loops.

The blade is shaped like a scimitar, with a pronounced taper toward its tip, and an open embellishment on the upper edge near the handle.

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Masonic Grand Sword bearer's jewel, gold
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2279   please enquire


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engraved on reverse "Comp'n Thos R. Smith appointed Grand Sword bearer AL 5834 AD1830", diameter 2 1/2 inches, pristine original condition, weight .80 Troy ounces, tests 14K, unmarked. An object of remarkable construction and quality, each letter on the obverse is hand-cut and applied. The circular and triangular elements are fastened together with miniature nuts and bolts. Ex-collection Carl Crossman.

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Martin & Hall, Sheffield, England, 1900 Sterling Silver Knife Rest
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3227f   $110.00


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Produced the last year of the reign of Queen Victoria, this knife rest measures 3 1/4" long, stands on two, four-spoke, arms that are 1 5/8" in diameter, and weighs a substantial 1.5 T. oz.

It is fully marked for Sheffield, sterling silver, a date letter "h" for 1900-01, and the maker's "RM over EH" in a diamond.

It is Georgian in style, having a center bar with turned ends and a hexagonal middle section. The resting legs have double ball tips.

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Eames plywood lounge chair sterling miniature, Acme Studios
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2262   $90.00


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height 2 1/2; width 1 5/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition, weight 1.06 Troy ounces.

Perfect for the aspiring collector of mid-century modern furniture who has wisely chosen to live in a tiny house. Should you care for more info on the original, please note that this chair is so famous as to warrant its own Wikipedia entry.

Black, Starr & Frost Repousse Sterling Silver Lid Glass Inkwell
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3173f   $95.00


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A substantial piece, this inkwell has a 3" square by 2" tall glass base. This is plain walled with diamond cut beveled edges.

The top is silver mounted, fitted with a 2" collar with a hinged lid that rises to a maximum height of 1 3/4".

The cap is chased in an acanthus leaf and floral design and has a large, script "ER" monogram set in the upper center.

The rim is stamped "Sterling," "Black, Starr & Frost" (used 1874-1908) for the renowned New York City firm, and with the company's... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Footed Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Turned Handle
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3150f   $125.00


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Free standing, this 4" square, 1/2" deep, tea strainer stands on four slender, splayed feet.

The body and a portion of the handle are sterling silver, as identified on the underside. Other marks include the Dominick & Haff three part emblem, and the model number "34."

The end of the handle is an off white material, possibly celluloid, with turned rings and a knob end.

The strainer body is sturdy, weighing approximately 1.1 T. oz., has scalloped edges, sloped sides with four raised... Click for details

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William Comyns & Sons, London, 1895, Sterling Double Picture Frame
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3117f   $165.00


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Asymmetrical, this picture frame measure 4 5/8" at the widest and 3" at the tallest. The silver only portion, without the glass or backing, weighs approximately 1.7 T. oz.

The piece is cast open work, rococo in style, and fully marked for sterling, William Comyns, London, 1895-96.

The design is intricate and incorporates a variety of figures and leaf and floral elements surrounding two roughly heart shaped, 1 1/2" by 1 1/4", areas for pictures.

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novelty sterling riding boot salt and pepper set, Theo Fennell,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2245   $675.00


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contemporary (London, 1993) but of the finest quality, height three inches, weight 10 Troy ounces the pair, one minor abrasion as shown but excellent overall condition. A perfect gift to grace the table of your equine aquaintances.

For those who favor comparison shopping, a similar though inferior pair by this same maker weighing only 5.7 oz. Troy sold at Julien's for 875.00 (See catalogue of the Ronnie & Jo Wood collection, 10/26/2012, lot 308).

Grape shears, sterling handles with German steel blades, c. 1900
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5315   $90.00


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Ornate, with straight blades. Length 6-5/8". No monogram (no place for one). Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good-.

Shiebler "Homeric" aka "Etruscan" Sterling Silver Button Hook
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3033f   $195.00


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A rare item, this folding glove button hook was made by George Shiebler, whose "winged S" symbol appears on one side of the blade, along with the name of the retailer, New York's "Theo[dore]. B. Starr." The opposite side of the blade is stamped "Sterling" and "Patent 83."

The pattern is identified as "Homeric" or "Etruscan" and is derivative of the Aesthetic Movement. It typically has hammered surfaces and irregular shapes, and also incorporates classical figures reminiscent of "Medallion"... Click for details

Very Rare 18th Cent. Georgian Bright Cut Miniature or Toy or Snuff Spn
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170102-01   $65.00


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Offered is a rare, early and splendid George III English sterling silver toy spoon or miniature spoon (or possibly a snuff spoon), hallmarked for London, 1791 but without a maker's mark that I can discern. Often such miniature spoons were not fully marked, and were entirely unmarked in some cases. These piece is delightfully decorated with a swaged rococo scroll to the back of the bowl, and is fully engraved in the latest style to the front. This spoon measures about 3 1/8 inches in length... Click for details

small Italian silver swan
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2232   $150.00


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height 2 1/2; length 2 7/8 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram, marked as shown.

Elliptical sterling picture frame by Dominick & Haff, New York
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5286   $145.00


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Photo in this entry is of the back of the frame. The glass-covered window shows plaited hair (original to the frame and attached to a slice of shell), not of the tintype in the frame). Small ring at top of frame (to hang on a chain?). The picture in the frame is a tintype of an older woman, which says on its back "Mother's mother/my grandmother?/Found with mother's stuff". Height of body of frame 2-5/8". Height including ring 2-7/8". Width of frame 2-1/8". Weight of frame (all in) 2-1/4 troy... Click for details

Miniature coffee and tea service, Mexican, marked STERLING and maker
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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5285   $145.00


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Coffee pot, teaot, kettle-on-stand, sugar bowl creamer, tray marked STERLING and . . MENC (first part of mark rubbed). All pieces except creamer have lids with small turquoise finials (even though one lid didn't make it into the photo). No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition of STERLING very good, right end of maker's mark excellent, left end poor.

Kerr Art Nouveau Floral Sterling Silver Match Safe
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2857f   $185.00


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Item number "1196," as imprinted on the inside lip, along with the word "Sterling" and the mace emblem for Newark, New Jersey's William B. Kerr, this match safe, aka vesta, measures 2 1/4" by 1 1/2" by 3/8" and weighs .9 T. oz.

The company was known for its outstanding Art Nouveau designs in both silver and jewelry, and this follows in that mode. The motif incorporates flanking violet blossoms embossed on front and back sides of the lid, with trailing, wispy leaves framing central reserve... Click for details

Good Georgian English Sterling Silver Vinaigrette - Edward Smith, 1833
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20160923-02   $95.00


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Offered is a fine English Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette by specialist Birmingham silversmith Edward Smith, fully hallmarked for assay in 1833. This piece measures about 1 inch by 5/8 inches and weighs about 8 grams. This piece has a period engraved script monogram on the lid, and is nicely decorated on both top and bottom. The interior is gilt and the grill is also nicely engraved. Condition is good for its age, with signs of a fair amount of use and a few small dings here and then,... Click for details

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