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Tiffany "Persian" Sterling Silver Creamer & Sugar Dated 1884
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3110f   $495.00


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A matched pair, this sugar and creamer were a 25th anniversary gift, as indicated by the "ABF to MFCC 1859-1884" inscribed on the sidewall of each piece.

Made by Tiffany, they are hollowware accompaniments to the company's 1872 "Persian" flatware line. The Moorish pattern is replicated on the two handles of the bowl and the single handle of the creamer, with a modification of the design appearing on the banding that encircles both the top and bottom of each piece.

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Gorham Sterling Silver Powder Puff Box, Rockefeller Association
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3102f   $175.00


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A charming item with a poignant provenance, this sterling item is model number "B885" made by Gorham, as identified by the marks on the underside.

It measures 4" at the widest, is 2 1/2" across on the base, and stands 2 1/2" high to the top of the knob on the lid. The total silver content is 4.0 T. oz.

The interior is finished in a bright gold wash, and the piece retains its original (lambswool?) puff in mint condition.

The reason for its fine condition is bittersweet, as it was... Click for details

French silver tea tray, .950 standard,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2245   $2,950.00


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maker Ernest Eschwège, Paris circa 1920, sixteen by twenty-six inches, weight 82.6 Troy ounces, fine condition, no monogram.

With stylish foliate handles and an applied border, this is an exceptionally functional, high quality item.

It is also a bear to photograph, and these images sadly do not meet out usual standards. But have no fear, dear reader, we will try again, soon.

Gorham Sterling Silver Etched Dresser Tray 1908
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3093f   On Hold

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Measuring 6 3/4" by 4" and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item is an oval, solid silver, flat bottom dresser tray.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," model number "B2712," and a date symbol for 1908 appear on the underside.

It has a rolled edge rim that varies from 11/16" to 1" wide. This is acid etched in a design that is vaguely reminiscent of Shreve's "XIVth Century" issued in 1912, although this is more embellished.

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Large, Open, "English Sterling" Footed Master Salt, Mid 19th Century
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3085f   $100.00


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A generously proportioned piece, this open salt has a top diameter of 2 7/16", stands 1 5/8" tall, and weighs a robust 2.7 T. oz.

Exceptionally quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.

It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old... Click for details

Karl Leinonen water pitcher hand wrought sterling
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2244   $1,250.00


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height just shy of nine inches, length across handle to spout 8 1/4 inches, weight 24.2 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in enlargement number four.

For those of you who don't know this maker, Leinonen was awarded all three membership levels by the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts (craftsman, 1902; Master Craftsman, 1904; Medalist, 1918) and had numerous exhibitions there. He was also benchmaster of the Artist's Handicraft Shop until 1932.

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Tray by Kalo
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5312   $525.00


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Edge divided into 5 segments. Marked Chicago & New York (before 1918). Diameter 9-1/2". Weight 12-3/4 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition are excellent.

Peter Krider repoussé chased sterling bar pitcher,
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2242   $675.00


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height 5 1/2; length across handle 6 1/4 inches, weight 14.1 Troy ounces, the body richly chased with rose flowers, foliage and a band of acanthus leaves below, the realistically formed wrythen grapevine handle fastened together with silver tacks (see second enlargement), engraved "Minnie / June 2nd / 1875" in cartouche under spout, capacity one quart, fine condition.

If only we knew a bit more about Minnie, a good tale might be told, but alas we know nothing of this lass.

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


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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


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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.

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Lovely Crested English Sterling Cauldron Salt and Matching Salt Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20170311-23   $95.00


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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


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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
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5305   $650.00


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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.

"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

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


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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
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2994f   $215.00


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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

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