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Original 1900 "Oval Twist" Sterling Silver Wax Sealer
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2241f   $65.00

Original 1900
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Fully authentic, and not a later fabrication, this 3 3/4" long, .7 T. oz., wax sealer is inscribed "Nov 26," on one side and "1900" on the other.

It is also marked "Sterling," model number "51," and with a maker's symbol which may be Whiting's lion, but as this is set on a ridge and difficult to read. Whiting as a maker is further advanced by the design on the hollow, flat-sided, handle matches that company's "Oval Twist," with the addition of a scroll end the two reserves on the sides. ... Click for details

Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2233f   $85.00

Whiting No. 814 Sterling Handle Grape Shears
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Dating from 1916 according to the code emblem stamped on the inside of one arm, this 6 1/2" long pair of grape shears, aka grape scissors, has unusually shaped handles. They have oval interiors and faceted exteriors, and are embellished with grape clusters and leaves on both front and back sides.

The maker was Whiting, whose lion hallmark appears on the inside of an arm, along with the words "Sterling and Other Metals," and the model number "814." The steel cutting blades are marked... Click for details

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5153   $250.00

Boatswain's whistle by Wood & Hughes
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With woven lanyard. Marked incuse W&H STERLING. Length 5-1/2" Weight 9 dwt. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2204f   $95.00

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whiskbroom
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Whiskbrooms were perhaps more of a household staple in the past than they are today. A small brush made of broom corn, a stiff, straw-like, sorghum grass, they are rather pedestrian items save for examples such as this which has been fitted with a sterling silver handle.

A large version, this measures 10" long and is 4 1/4" wide at the end of the brush portion. It weighs almost 6.0 T. oz. total, but it is impossible to know what portion of this is silver and what otherwise.

It was made... Click for details

Webster Silver Overlay on Glass 6" Trivet
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2147f   $65.00

Webster Silver Overlay on Glass 6
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Measuring 6" in diameter and 1/8" high, this trivet is stamped "Webster Sterling" and with the company arrow through a "CW" on the edge. It is silver overlay engraved in a floral pattern on glass.

These were particularly popular in the first part of the 20th century, and that is the likely period for this.

It is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. The silver is intact, free of lifting or marring.

Unusual 19th Century Gorham Aesthetic Sterling Bookmark
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2106f   $165.00

Unusual 19th Century Gorham Aesthetic Sterling Bookmark
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Marked with the number "1," the Gorham "lion, anchor, G," and "Sterling," this combination bookmark and letter opener is a novel item.

It measures 4 3/4" long and weighs just over .6 T. oz. It has a tubular stem handle with a series of concentric rings. This has an Aesthetic sensibility to it.

There is a crosspiece at the attachment with the blade. This supports an element that suggests a Celtic knot in design, and which serves as the upper portion of the actual page marker.

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Pill box by Arthur Stone
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5143   $500.00

Pill box by Arthur Stone
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Separate press-on lid, slightly domed. Gold wash inside. Length 2-3/16". Width 1-5/8". Height 13/16". Weight 1.4 troy ounces

Webster Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Engraved "John"
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2053f   $55.00

Webster Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Engraved
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Oval with a flat bottom, this napkin ring measures 2 3/16" long, stands 1 3/8" at the highest, is 3/4" wide, and weighs just under .7 T. oz.

Made by the Webster Company, it is stamped with the firm "WC and arrow" emblem as well as "Sterling" on the interior.

The applied edges are raised and have lined detailing. The band itself is engraved in a leaf and floral design, with the name "John" inscribed in script in the reserve area.

The condition is excellent. The form is flawless with... Click for details

Tea caddy, strainer on stand, in wood domed chest
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5132   $540.00

Tea caddy, strainer on stand, in wood domed chest
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Small tea caddy, tea strainer in spouted kettle form, separate stand, chain with ring, in wooden domed chest with decorative bronze strapping. By Simons Brothers, Philadelphia. Height of caddy 2-3/8"; 2-1/4 square (8 sides). Length of chest 5". Height of chest 4-1/2". Weight of silver 4 troy ounces. There is a script monogram DT on the lid of the tea caddy. Overall and mark condition are excellent. The photo isn't good, particularly of the chest but the actual object is quite nice.

miniature sterling candlesticks, William B. Meyer,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2192   $225.00

miniature sterling candlesticks, William B. Meyer,
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Newark circa 1935, weight 2.21 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Let's start off the New Year here on BCAS in a small way, with this pair of miniature silver candlesticks.

Though only 2 1/8 inches tall they are nonetheless an accurate and well constructed George III reproduction, with square base (1 1/2 inches) and sunken centers. Dorothy Rainwater described Meyer as "a noted maker of silver miniatures."

Gorham H171 "Wishbone" Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
1887f   $40.00

Gorham H171
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Made by Gorham early in the 20th century, this pair of tongs imitates a wishbone. The piece measures 3 1/2" long, has a 1 1/4" spread between the arms, and weighs approximately .6 T. oz.

It is model number "H171," and so marked on one grip, along with the word "Sterling," and the Gorham lion, anchor, G. The finger grip on the arch is engraved with an Old English "A" monogram.

The condition is flawless. There are no bends, nicks, or damage and the finish is appealing. The spring... Click for details

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2188   $225.00

massive Gorham floral engraved napkin ring model 2385
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engraved "R.P.L. Jr.," weight 2.98 Troy ounces, diameter 1 7/8; height 1 3/4 inches, excellent condition, finest quality.

A splendid addition to any table, though it would fit in especially well with Old Maryland, Engraved.

English mote spoon - 18th century
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5102   $180.00

English mote spoon - 18th century
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Marked RP in a rectangle. R. Palmer? Hallmarks illegible on the tiny surface of the handle. Decoratively pierced bowl. "Arrow" at end of handle. 5-lobed shell on heel. Length 5"l

16 sterling corn holders
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5100   $250.00

16 sterling corn holders
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Sterling handles, steel blades. Corn otif on handles. Arrow-shaped blades. In a box. Length 2-7/8". No monogram. Overall condition excellent. Mark condition "sterling" excellent to good. For the person who already has everything.

Miniature Sterling Silver Picture Frame by Wallace
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Cheshire Cat Gallery  
JHwalBowFram   Sold

Miniature Sterling Silver Picture Frame by Wallace
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A miniature Art Nouveau style sterling silver picture frame by Wallace Silversmiths. The back is dark blue velvet. Will stand in a horizontal or vertical position. In excellent condition, the frame measures 3" X 3.5", image area is 1.5" x 2.5"

Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2168   $495.00

Netherlands silver owl form condiment box
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circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.

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