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Gorham Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2636f   $47.00

Gorham Aesthetic Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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This napkin ring is a plain band of solid silver that measures 1 5/8" in diameter, stands 1 1/4" tall, and weighs just over 1.0 T. oz.

Made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem is stamped on the inside, it is model number "673" which is also imprinted on the interior, along with the word "Sterling."

Dating circa 1880, it is Aesthetic or Eastlake in style, engraved in a pattern that is part foliate and part stylized.

It has a fancy, feathered script, "HMR" monogram.

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Howard & Co., NY, Solid Sterling Grape Shears, Exceptional
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2610f   $215.00

Howard & Co., NY, Solid Sterling Grape Shears, Exceptional
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This example of Victorian period grape shears or, as period catalogues identify them, scissors, are of a quality that set the bar for such pieces. They excel in terms of design, manufacture, and material.

The first factor that stands out is that they are made of solid sterling silver. Grape shears typically have steel cutters, while these are clearly marked on the backside of the lower blade "Howard & Co.," the date "1892," "New York," and "Sterling." To be sure, they do have darkened... Click for details

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved "Elizabeth"
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2565f   $65.00

Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945. His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art.

This example of his work is a 1 3/4" diameter, 1" high, weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz., napkin ring.

In keeping with Gebelein's Arts & Crafts roots combined with his sensitivities to... Click for details

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20151114-01   Sold

Irish Georgian Mustard or Horseradish Spoon, Armorial of a Moor
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Offered is a fine Irish sterling silver condiment spoon, probably a dry mustard or horseradish spoon, dating to about 1780-1820. This piece has worn hallmarks that are identifiable as Irish, and came out of an estate full of Irish silver that bore the same or similar armorial of a moor's head; some pieces also had the initials "MM" below the crest, though this does not. This piece and others in the estate descended in the Saunders family from County Wicklow, according to the person from whom I... Click for details

Frank Smith Plain Band Solid Sterling Silver Round Napkin Ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2565f   On Hold

Frank Smith Plain Band Solid Sterling Silver Round Napkin Ring
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A large item measuring 1 3/4" in diameter and standing 1 1/2" high, this napkin ring is also quite weighty at nearly 1.9 T. oz.

It was made by Frank Smith, whose "lion and S" emblem is stamped on the inside lower rim, along with the word "Sterling."

It is entirely plain, and without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.

In choice estate condition, it remains perfectly round and is free of bends, nicks, or blemishes. The finish is bright, with a rich patina.

Gorham parcel gilt basket weave napkin ring
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2212   Sold

Gorham parcel gilt basket weave napkin ring
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with riotous chrysanthemum decoration, height 1 1/2; diameter 1 3/4 inches, weight 1.34 Troy ounces, model number 1351, date letter "n" (1881), superb condition, monogrammed "Hattie."

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Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label or Bottle Ticket - Ca. 1829
Silver : Sterling

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20150426-01   $85.00

Fine English Georgian Sterling Wine Label or Bottle Ticket - Ca. 1829
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Offered is a lovely Georgian English sterling silver wine label or bottle ticket made by the noted Barnard family of silversmiths. The mark on this label is number 575 in Arthur Grimwade's "London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837" - it was entered into the assay office rolls in 1829 by Edward Barnard and his three sons, Edward Jr., John and William. Given the style of the sovereign head duty mark, this piece would date to between 1829 and 1834; the date letter is obscured. This wine label or bottle... Click for details

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2209   Sold

Old Newbury Crafters hand wrought sterling tumbler
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height 1 7/8; top diameter 2 inches, no monogram, weight 2.6 Troy ounces, excellent condition, marked as shown. Just the right size to hold a healthy belt of scotch...

This piece bears the craftsman's mark of both Robert Bean and Fletcher Carter. Also, let's give a shout out to the good folks at ONC, still going strong in Amesbury after one hundred years, who were kind enough to identify this cup as the "Roly Poly cordial."

J.F. Fradley & Co. Large, Sterling Silver Page Turner
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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2323f   $95.00

J.F. Fradley & Co. Large, Sterling Silver Page Turner
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Stamped with the cross emblem of J.F. Fradley & Co., along with the word "Sterling" and the number "1815," this solid silver page turner, aka paper cutter, measures a lengthy 12" and weighs 2.5 T. oz.

It has a flat surface, with slightly beveled edges, and rounded ends that taper from 1 1/4" across at the wide end to 1/2" at the narrow end.

Otherwise plain, it has a flourishing, Art Nouveau style "JA" monogram." The style of this suggests a date circa 1900.

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George III wine funnel, maker TW
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2204   $495.00

George III wine funnel, maker TW
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London 1778, height 4 3/4; diameter 3 1/4 inches, weight 3.67 Troy ounces, a few very minor dents which won't show up in photos but fine overall condition (there's a bit of distress to the tip-- see fourth photo-- greatly enlarged here), monogrammed as shown.

The perfect gift for your wine loving friend, who will appreciate that the muslin ring remains present, when the time comes to decant that special bottle of port...

India Trade silver card case,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2203   $350.00

India Trade silver card case,
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a rare, diminutive example, 3 1/8 X 1 7/8 X just under 1/2 inches, weight 2.3 Troy ounces.

It is an unusual pleasure to find an object which is engraved ("J. Diprose, EsqR / from J.J.G. Bombay") with both a name and a location, to lend it an added sense of history.

This item is superb in both design and execution. Though we always hesitate to say "flawless condition," one would be hard-pressed to find fault. If your collection wants for a representative from Victorian era silver... 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 Whisk Broom
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Old Friends  
2204f   $50.00

Gorham Repousse Sterling Handle Whisk Broom
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Whisk brooms 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.

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

Old Friends  
2053f   $48.00

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   Sold

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."

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