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Unger Brothers Art Nouveau "Iris" Sterling Silver Plate or Plaque
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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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
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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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

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
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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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

Bowl by Joel Hewes,; Titusville, PA, c. 1930
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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5293   $790.00

Bowl by Joel Hewes,; Titusville, PA, c. 1930
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Seven lobes. Diameter 6-1/4". Height 2". Weight 11.1 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

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Whiting No. 2029 Aesthetic Etched Sterling Silver Bowl 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2951f   $155.00

Whiting No. 2029 Aesthetic Etched Sterling Silver Bowl 19th Century
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Evidencing the imaginative design impulses of the Aesthetic mode, this circa 1880 5" diameter, 4.2 T. oz., possibly olive, bowl possesses several outstanding features.

It is double scallop shaped, with undulating walls with a flange rim. There are six smaller lobes with channels that run to the flat bottom base.

The interior retains a portion of its original gold wash finish.

The outside surface is acid etched in a branch, leaf, and flower motif that is both finely rendered and... Click for details

Paneled Glass Bowl with Sterling Silver Hinged Lid
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2939f   $75.00

Paneled Glass Bowl with Sterling Silver Hinged Lid
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An unusual item perhaps intended for sugar, candy, or even a dresser item, this round bowl measures 4 1/2" in diameter and stands 2 1/4" high to the rim.

The faceted base is molded glass while the top is silver attached to an applied rim. The lid is divided in half and is fitted with a hinge and knob allowing it to open fully.

The fixed side of the top is engraved with an Old English "S" monogram.

The edge of the rim is stamped "Sterling," "95" (a model number), and with a rubbed... Click for details

Gorham Children's Nursery Rhymes Sterling Silver Plate, No. 5240
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2929f   $285.00

Gorham Children's Nursery Rhymes Sterling Silver Plate, No. 5240
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Measuring 6 1/2" in diameter and very weighty at 4.8 T. oz., this child's plate is stamped with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem on the backside, along with "Sterling" and the model number "5240."

It has a 1 1/8" wide, rimmed border that is divided into fourteen panels. Each of these is acid etched in a scene that portrays a different children's rhyme.

These include (see image two for detail):

Jack the Giant Killer

The Merry Hunter

The Wolf and the Lamb

Tom the Piper's Son... Click for details

Pair of candlesticks marked Gebelein
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Gebelein  
5290   $890.00

Pair of candlesticks marked Gebelein
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18th century form. Square bases with concave corner cutouts. Bobeches not separate. Height 7-1.2". Base diameter 4-3/8" No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2887f   $90.00

Lattice Sterling Mustard Pot with Ladle and Ruby Red Glass Liner
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Standing 3 1/4" tall on a 2 3/8" wide rimmed base, this mustard pot is a very decorative item.

The holder is sterling silver with a lattice body with beaded detailing on the upper rim and handle. The 2" diameter lid has a raised flower, perhaps wild rose, and leafy scroll design with a solid thumb grip.

The liner is ruby red glass and is original to the piece, as is the 3 3/4" long, sterling bead and twist pattern mustard ladle. The total weight of the silver is 2.5 T. oz.

Dating... Click for details

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2884f   This item is currently being auctioned

Meriden Britannia Late 19th Century Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
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This tea caddy stands 4 1/2" tall, has an urn shaped body that is 2 3/4" across at the widest, and weighs 4.1 T. oz.

Made by the Meriden Britannia Company, it dates circa 1895, and carries the firm's emblem, "Sterling," and the model number "221" stamped on the underside.

It is plain-sided save for a large and handsome "DGS" leaf monogram. The domed lid has a fitted sleeve with a double bead, 1 1/2" diameter, lip.

It is in superb estate condition. It has a mirror-like finish, and... Click for details

Estate Tiffany "Persian" Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2879f   $525.00

Estate Tiffany
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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 holloware 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.

The creamer measures 3... Click for details

Stieff Williamsburg No. "R.T. 28" Sterling Silver Open Round Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2874f   $145.00

Stieff Williamsburg No.
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Measuring 5 1/2" wide by 2 5/8" high, and weighing a substantial 5.3 T. oz., this item was made by The Stieff Company of Baltimore.

Made for Colonial Williamsburg as part of an exclusive line, it is described in a 1976 catalog as "A design of classic simplicity copied from a bowl made by Philip Syng (1676-1739)."

It sits on a tiered base that is 3" across, and has an applied upper rim.

There is a line "MSB" script monogram on the side.

In exceptionally fine condition, it sits... Click for details

Gorham 1902 Heavy Solid Sterling Silver Sealing Set Desk Tray
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2798f   $235.00

Gorham 1902 Heavy Solid Sterling Silver Sealing Set Desk Tray
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Part of a desk set made by Gorham, this 9 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide, weighty at 5.3 T. oz., tray is identified in the company's 1902 catalogue as a "sealing set tray" (see image 2).

It appears to be a pen tray, and is indeed very similar to the item alongside it identified as that, but late Victorian sensibilities provided for separate items for each functional need of the time.

It is particularly handsome and intricately detailed. The motif appears to be taken from English court style,... Click for details

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2767f   $185.00

Henry Holland, London, 1858, Sterling Mustard Pot with Glass Liner
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Identified as an "important manufacturer," in the benchmark "Jackson's Hallmarks," Henry Holland, of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, was located in London, England, in the mid 19th century.

This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.

It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner. It stands 2 1/8" tall, has a body that is 2 1/8" wide, a maximum span of 3 1/2" to the end of the handle, and the silver... Click for details

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