First, let me protest my spell checker's version of "enamelled". We favor the doubled consonant, and have only capitulated to appease the mighty google.
Height 1 3/4; top diameter 4 1/8 inches, weight 3.92 oz. Troy, no monogram, some very minor enamel loss, light scratches and barely visible dents but fine overall condition, unmarked.
Knight was a designer and silversmith who achieved both Craftsman and Master designations from the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts. For similar exampl...
Baltimore circa 1850. Length 9 1/8 inches, weight 1.71 Troy ounces, attractive floral engraving, monogrammed "Clintonia."
We've checked the big bad auction site, and can't find anything similar there for under one hundred mighty dollars, so if you're a reseller, there's a good chance that you'll be able to make enough on this to buy a minor league sports team, or at the very least a small yacht.
Taunton, MA inscribed "King David Lodge, June 12, 5873" (Masonic calendar for 1873), retailer's mark of Pollard & Leighton, Boston circa 1870, weight 5.78 Troy ounces, length 8 inches, excellent condition.
What is Freemasonry? The short answer is that it’s a group of good men who choose to come together with the goal of becoming better human beings and providing assistance when needed for each other and for the community at large. To be a Mason, one must believe in a supreme being, b...
engraved on reverse "Comp'n Thos R. Smith appointed Grand Sword bearer AL 5834 AD1830", diameter 2 1/2 inches, pristine original condition, weight .80 Troy ounces, tests 14K, unmarked. An object of remarkable construction and quality, each letter on the obverse is hand-cut and applied. The circular and triangular elements are fastened together with miniature nuts and bolts. Ex-collection Carl Crossman.
Usually our chief historical officer latches onto such an item like a pit bull on th...
"The Lodge of the Sacred Grove." Gilt sterling and enamel, 3 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches when fully extended, a minor stain on the silk ribbon but otherwise flawless condition, no monogram, marked "STERLING SILVER" and "17."
height 1 3/4 inches, weight .65 Troy ounces, a few very minor bruises but fine overall condition, marked as shown in second enlargement.
Alas, mainly a decorative item as no hole has been drilled for the spout to function.
looks rather like the work of Antonio Pineda but marked only Taxco 925 (see fourth photo), length 15 inches. Since it just barely fits the neck of Yours Truly, we'd hoped to have him as a model but when our photographer showed up he had run off to the wood shed, forcing us to use a stand-in.
Philadelphia circa 1825, length 3 1/2 inches, weight .81 oz. Troy, monogrammed "JLH" in period script with flourishes. With pointed, chamfered shoulders and a flat portion at tip, these are in excellent condition and of above average quality.
Often referred to as "snuff spoons," they may also have been intended for use in children's play. We'll stay safe and simply call them miniature.
with applied cat tail, bird and foliage. Although our picture fails to show it well, the bird and cat tail are red, the foliage gold. No doubt the next question out of your mouth will be, "Bruce, is this bi-color gold, or just copper and brass?" Alas I do not know and am not inclined to put a drop of acid on the item to find out. The finely engraved detail on each appliqué is typically done with gold. Length 2 3/4 inches, width of widest section 1 1/8, marked "sterling / H.B.", excel...
Heavy (2.24 oz Troy), well made and in excellent condition, you'd be hard pressed to find new sterling jewelry of this quality at any price. Diameter five+ inches, townmark for Turku, 1975, model: Sheherazade "Squeaky" Cherner.
circa 1935, .833 standard, height 3 1/8 inches, weight 2.67 Troy ounces, excellent condition, no monogram. A very charming little owl indeed.
length 5 7/8 inches, some slight wear to Sophia's nose but fine overall condition, retailed and designed by the late lamented Frank E. Davis company. Northampton, The Meadow City-- who knew??
length 4 1/4 inches, weight .77 oz. Troy, marked as shown, fine condition.
An attractive and reasonably priced little item from the Art Deco era.
comprising six cast links each with five applied half-round beads and wirework decoration, 7 5/8 inches excluding clasp, excellent condition, reasonably priced.
maker cs * fs, Chester 1897, height 1 1/8, length across handle and spout 2 1/8 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.
maker cs * fs, Chester 1898, height 1 1/4 inches to top of lid, length 2 1/2 inches, a few very minor dents but fine overall condition, no monogram.
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).
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."