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Gorham Mixed Metal Number 385 Aesthetic Dish Dating 1881 (B)
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Gorham Mixed Metal Number 385 Aesthetic Dish Dating 1881 (B)
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A style mode that provided for a great diversity of expression and innovation, "mixed metal" pieces are among the most commanding of items produced by silver manufacturers during the late 19th century Aesthetic period.

Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.

This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the... Click for details

Gorham Mixed Metal Number 385 Aesthetic Dish Dating 1881 (A)
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3043f   $395.00

Gorham Mixed Metal Number 385 Aesthetic Dish Dating 1881 (A)
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A style mode that provided for a great diversity of expression and innovation, "mixed metal" pieces are among the most commanding of items produced by silver manufacturers during the late 19th century Aesthetic period.

Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.

This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside. Other marks include the... Click for details

Tiffany "Georgian" Style 1902 Sterling Silver Footed Master Salt
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3036f   $52.00

Tiffany
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Stamped "Tiffany & Co. Makers," "Sterling Silver," "925-1000," and with a lower case "m," this master salt was put into production in 1902 as indicated by the model number "15251."

This was a period when Tiffany made reproduction items or designs inspired by older, especially English Georgian, holloware, and that is the case with this piece. It is round, cauldron shaped, and stands on three pad feet with acanthus leaf sprays where the legs are attached.

There is a rolled rim upper edge... Click for details

Lovely Crested English Sterling Cauldron Salt and Matching Salt Spoon
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Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-23   $95.00

Lovely Crested English Sterling Cauldron Salt and Matching Salt Spoon
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Offered is a bit of a survivor - a Victorian English sterling silver cauldron salt cellar, that retains its original matching salt spoon. This salt cellar and spoon are fully hallmarked for London, 1867-68, and bear the maker's mark of Robert Harper (biographical information below). The armorial on the salt cellar is well executed and appears to be a chained bear; the spoon has an amazingly tiny matching engraved crest. The salt spoon is in a Victorian die-struck pattern and measures about 3... Click for details

Pair Tiffany Circa 1873 Sterling Silver Footed Master Salts
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3031f   $75.00

Pair Tiffany Circa 1873 Sterling Silver Footed Master Salts
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Early production pieces in the history of Tiffany, this pair of matched master salts are stamped with the model number "3402," introduced about 1873, on the undersides.

Other marks include the order number, "4016," "Tiffany & Co.," "M," and "Sterling Silver."

Each of these stands 7/8" high on a footed base 1 3/8" across, and has a maximum body diameter of 1 3/4". The pair combined weigh 1.4 T. oz.

They have satin matte finish bodies with applied rim tops and bright rose... Click for details

Teapot by Gebelein, circa 1930
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Gebelein  
5305   $650.00

Teapot by Gebelein, circa 1930
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Sterling, but not marked as such. Silver finial, wood handle, on four silver feet, five-lug hinge. Capacity 1-3/4 pints. Height to finial 7-1/4". Maximum horizontal dimension 8-1/8". Total weight including wood handle 19-2/3 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

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"Hand Made" Sterling Silver Pineapple Top Tea Caddy
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3004f   $195.00


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A 3" by 2 9/16" oval that stands 3" high to the rim and 3 3/4" to the tip of the finial, this tea caddy weighs a substantial 6.0 T. oz.

It is stamped on the bottom with the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made," along with a "lion."

Plain walled, it has a flat bottom, gadroon top rim, and a gold wash interior finish.

There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a natural or composite pineapple finial with cast silver leaves and knob top.

It is in excellent condition. The body is free of... Click for details

Arthur Stone large Paul Revere bowl,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2237   $875.00

Arthur Stone large Paul Revere bowl,
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top diameter 9 1/2; bottom 4 1/8 inches, no monogram, weight 29.4 Troy ounces, craftsman Herbert Taylor, excellent condition.

Stone's workshop made this item in at least four sizes. The larger two required substantial time in the making, and are scarce by comparison to their smaller peers. It is also unusual find an example which has never been engraved, since these were most often made as presentation pieces.

Gorham Cut Glass Syrup Pitcher with Sterling Lidded Top
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2995f   $135.00

Gorham Cut Glass Syrup Pitcher with Sterling Lidded Top
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Standing 5" tall and 3 1/4" wide at the base, this syrup pitcher or jug is model number "1794 D," as stamped on the silver collar. Other marks include the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for "1906."

The body is glass, cut in a flower, perhaps aster or daisy, leaf, and scroll design.

This is all capped with a solid sterling collar with a rolled rim and fitted lid.

The lid has a dome top, a thumb lift attached to a hinge, and is engraved "JMD" in script.... Click for details

Unger Brothers Art Nouveau "Iris" Sterling Silver Plate or Plaque
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2994f   $215.00

Unger Brothers Art Nouveau
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An extraordinary design statement, this 5 5/8" diameter, over 2.4 T. oz., sterling plate was produced by a company, Unger Brothers, that was a pace setter for such work in both silver and jewelry in the late 19th through early 20th centuries.

Essentially decorative rather than utilitarian, it was likely meant to be gazed upon, like a plaque, or at best put into light service.

The entire piece is a representation of an iris blossom. The design is no less than ebullient, with the petals... Click for details

Dominick & Haff Hammered Aesthetic Sterling Master Salt, 1884
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2990f   $55.00

Dominick & Haff Hammered Aesthetic Sterling Master Salt, 1884
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Standing 1 9/16" tall, having a maximum diameter of 2 5/16", and weighing 1.4 T. oz., this master salt derives its design from the Aesthtetic mode.

It is cauldron shaped, with a flat bottom, two handles, and a scalloped rim. The body has a hammered surface and beaded detailing on the handles.

The underside is marked "Sterling," with the model number "304," and the Dominick & Haff three-part emblem that includes "925" and the date "1884."

It is in excellent condition, free of dents,... Click for details

Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Gravy or Sauce Boat, Circa 1905
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2984f   $285.00

Kirk
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A popular and enduring pattern, Kirk's "Repousse" was produced in an array of holloware matching its flatware line.

This piece is a 7" long, 3 1/2" at the widest, 4" to the highest point at the top of the handle, 8.1 T. oz., gravy or sauce boat.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Co," "925/1000," and "7" on the underside. Rainwater indicates this particular mark was used on holloware 1903-07.

Judging from examples of "Repousse" gravy boats showing on the internet, Kirk produced numerous... Click for details

Gorham Martelé shaped rectangular bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2235   Sold

Gorham Martelé shaped rectangular bowl
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Let's take a moment to reflect upon why a dealer, or at least Yours Truly, chooses to add an item to inventory.

Over the years, we've handled many many pieces of Martelé, and if you dear reader will forgive me for a bit of crudeness, most of them are "trashed." Specifically, the detail is severely worn away, leaving the beauty of the overall design still appreciable but no longer intact.

Why? Because Gorham made a bit of a bargain with the devil, and used .950 or .9584 silver to... Click for details

English Sterling Silver 1895 Horse Racing Trophy with Provenance
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2973f   $475.00

English Sterling Silver 1895 Horse Racing Trophy with Provenance
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Hallmarked for the London firm of C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd, 1893-94, described in "Jackson's Hallmarks" as a "maker of . . . usually very fine copies of earlier pieces," this solid sterling silver trophy is indeed Georgian in inspiration, with scrolled arms and a banded body.

Standing on a footed base that is 3" in diameter, it measures 4 3/4" high to the rim and 5 1/8" to the top of the handles, is 4" across rim to rim, has a maximum span of 7 1/4" handle to handle, and weighs a heavy 14.8 T.... Click for details

Norman of London Georgian Style Sterling Silver Muffineer
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2972f   $285.00

Norman of London Georgian Style Sterling Silver Muffineer
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A lofty item, this sugar caster, aka muffineer, stands 8" tall on a footed base that is 2 1/2" in diameter. Its substantial 6.8 T. oz. weight is commensurate with its size.

English "Georgian" in style, it has a bulbous body with a tall, fitted sleeve, tiered lid surmounted by an urn shaped finial.

The lid has a series of swirled, patterned piercings offset by fine engraved bands.

The underside is stamped "Norman of London" over "New York," "Sterling," and with the number "10N." ... Click for details

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
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2966f   $125.00

W. B. Meyers, Newark, Small Sterling Cup with Applied Putti
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Marked on the underside "Sterling," "Handmade," and with a rubbed maker's mark for William B. Meyers of Newark, New Jersey, working dates 1932-58, this tapered and slightly splayed, handleless cup or small beaker stands 2" tall, has a top span of 2 1/2", a bottom diameter of 1 5/8", and weighs a substantial 3.1 T. oz.

This item was also offered with an accompanying dish or saucer, with matching figures applied on the rim.

The work is novel, engaging, and consistent with the imaginative... Click for details

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