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novelty sterling riding boot salt and pepper set, Theo Fennell,
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2245   $675.00


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contemporary (London, 1993) but of the finest quality, height three inches, weight 10 Troy ounces the pair, one minor abrasion as shown but excellent overall condition. A perfect gift to grace the table of your equine aquaintances.

For those who favor comparison shopping, a similar though inferior pair by this same maker weighing only 5.7 oz. Troy sold at Julien's for 875.00 (See catalogue of the Ronnie & Jo Wood collection, 10/26/2012, lot 308).

Perlita Taxco (Aguilar?) Sterling Candle Snuffer with Twist Handle
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
3096f   $95.00


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This candle snuffer has a multiple provenance.

It is stamped on the end of the handle, "Perlita," which sources indicate was a Mexico City retailer, "Taxco," for the renowned center of modernist silver manufacturing, "Sterling 925," and with an eagle symbol with a "9" on its chest, which was the number assigned by convention to Hector Aguilar.

Aguilar was a shop manager for the legendary William Spratling before he opened his own operation in 1939, and became prominent in his own... Click for details

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

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2245   $2,250.00


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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 ABP Cut Glass Dresser Jar with Sterling Cover
Silver : Sterling

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3094f   $110.00


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Measuring 4 1/2" in diameter and standing 3" high, this circa 1908 dresser jar has a brilliant cut glass base with a solid sterling silver lid that by itself weighs 2.0 T. oz.

It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "D1656" appear on the lower edge of the cover.

The cover is domed and acid etched in a design that includes various blossoms, acanthus leaves, and other elements set against a double band. The area around the etching has... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Arabesque" Large Sterling Silver Tea Ball on Chain
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
3092f   $185.00


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Far larger than most tea balls, this spherical piece measures 2" in diameter and weighs nearly 1.5 T. oz.

Dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, it was made by Wood & Hughes, whose "WwH" emblem, the word "Sterling," and the model number "41" is imprinted on the inside lip of the lower half.

The design is exceptional, deriving from the intricate reticulation on both the top and bottom halves of the ball.

In addition to apostrophe like cuts, there is a 1/2" wide band on each... Click for details

Large, Open, "English Sterling" Footed Master Salt, Mid 19th Century
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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3085f   $90.00


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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

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Tiffany Applied "Daisy" Large Sterling Silver Serving Spoon, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3084f   $245.00


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While a known Tiffany pattern, "Daisy" stands apart because it was not offered as a full line and information about its history and origins is scarce.

This example is an impressively scaled at 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flange shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.

The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a... Click for details

Gorham "St. Cloud" 12 Matching Sterling Silver Fruit Spoons, Rare
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3083f   $365.00


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This full set of twelve identical spoons all measure 5 3/4" long and are relatively heavy, with the group weighing 11.0 T. oz., and have the same, Old English "M.F.P." monograms on the reverses.

They are unusual form with narrow, 1 7/8" long by 15/16" at the widest, deep at 3/8", bowls with oval tips and gold finishes both front and back sides.

They are clearly distinct from typical citrus or orange spoons but are likely to be used for eating fruit.

The pattern is Gorham's "St.... Click for details

Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM cracker scoop
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2243   $450.00


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length 8 1/4 inches, weight 4.76 Troy ounces, very good overall condition (bowl retains some of the original gilding but is not blotchy), monogrammed "S.H.F." (obverse) and "'98" (reverse), retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 150531578507 on the Great Bay of eeeeehs.

Set 8 Kirk "Repousse" Sterling Silver Cocktail Forks, Old, Matching
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3080f   $115.00


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Something over 100 years old, these oyster or seafood cocktail forks are stamped "S. Kirk & Son Co." and "925/1000" which was a mark used 1896-1914 (Rainwater, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers").

Each piece measures 5 3/8" long and has a script monogram that appears to be "GEHA" on an otherwise plain backside. They are relatively heavy, weighing 6.7 T. oz. the group.

All the pieces are in excellent condition, showing no polishing wear and having fine finishes. The tines... Click for details

Gorham "Florentine" Renaissance Inspired Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3078f   $165.00


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Replete with imagery, "Florentine" is one of the most intricate designs Gorham produced in the early 20th century.

It features the figure of a bearded man at the handle terminus, a pedestal urn laden with fruit midway up the handle, and an array of other fruit and acanthus leaf elements overall.

This example is a 9" long, very heavy at 4.3 T. oz., berry spoon.

The bowl is large, 3 5/8" long by 2 7/8" at the widest, has decorated flange shoulders, and retains traces of an original... Click for details

6 demitasse spoons by KALO, Chicago, c.1960's
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Gebelein  
5317   $300.00


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Rounded handle ends, upturned handles, hammered finish. Length 4-3/8". Weight of 6 = 2.6 troy ounces. No monogram. Overall and mark condition excellent.

Grape shears, Amer.sterling handles with German steel blades, c.1900
Silver : Sterling

Gebelein  
5316   $90.00


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Handles marked STERLING and crown in shaped cartouche, Old English M in cartouche, and S in horizontal ellipse. Blades marked K.C SEELBACH CO GERMANY. Ornate with "duck bill" shaped steel blades. Length 6-1/2". No monogram (no place for one). Overall condition excellent, mark condition very good.

Grape shears, sterling handles with German steel blades, c. 1900
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

Gebelein  
5315   $90.00


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Ornate, with straight blades. Length 6-5/8". No monogram (no place for one). Overall condition is excellent. Mark condition is good-.

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,
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2242   $750.00


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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.

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