Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 2000 item #1188893 (stock #2134)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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round upturned end with full front midrib and thirteen-lobed shell drop, length 4 5/8 inches, engraved with initials "D N", weight .32 oz Troy, some annoying abrasions in bowl but very good overall condition.

Faithful readers of our little web page know we never tire of mentioning that Burt was a substantial and by all reports jovial fellow who weighed three hundred and eighty pounds.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1361079 (stock #2253)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
length 9 1/2 inches, weight 7.40 Troy ounces (!), excellent original condition, gilt bowl, monogrammed "M" (script, reverse).

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a lighter and slightly beaten up version of this same piece may be "bought now" on the big bad auction site for a mere 591 moneys (see item 322373972047).

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #722953 (stock #1607)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$75.00
length 7 7/8 inches, conjoined script monogram "MHC" in bowl, cast, chased and reminiscent of Martelé flatware (see Carpenter plate 249 p. 235). Marked only "Sterling Black Starr & Frost".
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1385103 (stock #2341)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$350.00
London 1902, the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, length ten inches, total Troy weight 6.21 ounces, no monogram, exceptional original condition with red leather presentation case.

The perfect gift for your royalty obsessed friend who also loves antique silver.

All Items : Jewelry : Fine : Pre 2000 item #1195754 (stock #2140)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
comprising necklace (17 1/2 inches), bracelet (7 inches), brooch (1.75 inch diameter) and earrings. Excellent overall condition, though the safety needs to be reconnected and the threaded post-backs should be replaced with the "pinch" style backs (please see third photo).

Ruopoli worked for Black, Starr & Gorham in addition to making jewelry under his own name. He was a skilled modeller and his cast items are finely finished.

For those of you who favor comparison shopping, pleas...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1199052 (stock #2148)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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length 7 3/8 inches, weight 1.27 oz. Troy, retailed by Augustus Mathey, excellent condition.

Leveridge was part of a prominent New York family, many of whom were attorneys. His grandfather John William Chase Leveridge (please see fourth photo) served in the war of 1812, and upon his death in 1886 was the oldest living lawyer in the city. According to the New York Times' obituary, "he retained the full use of his faculties up to the time of his death," an accomplishment to which we all m...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1382760 (stock #2331)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$90.00
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length 7 1/4 inches, weight .88 Troy ounces, excellent condition, monogrammed "H.B." as shown, unmarked.

The perfect gift for your hard-to-please bibliophile friend.

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 2000 item #1377213 (stock #2314)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$65.00
with bird, flowers, foliage; a beaded band above and below, diameter 2 1/4; height 1 1/2 inches, weight 1.5 Troy ounces, .800 standard, no monogram, marked as shown in fourth enlargement.

Some twit put a drop of silver-test acid right inside the cartouche and left a slight stain, but aside from this the condition is exemplary.

All Items : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 2000 item #869599 (stock #1754)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$85.00
and a mighty handsome one, at that. With bad news swirling all around, what better way to brighten up the day than to buy yourself a little gift, preferably a silver one? Diameter 1 1/2 inches, excellent condition, clasp has been replaced with modern safety (please see third photo), unmarked.
All Items : Silver : Souvenir Spoons : Pre 2000 item #1048026 (stock #1996)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$40.00
length 5 1/2 inches, weight .64 oz Troy, excellent condition, no monogram, mark of Watson-Newell corporation. Aside from the obvious skill and detail with which the face was rendered, what lifts this spoon into the realm of above average is the applied wirework decoration, "Chicago..."
All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1115987 (stock #2048)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
last seen in Chinese customs, now missing and presumed stolen
no, not that kind of a cat box, but a snuff box with "trap door" opening and secret compartment, 2 1/4 by 1 7/8 by 1 inches, weight 2.27 oz. Troy, marked with Chinese ideograms only (please see 5th photo).

In terms of construction, this is, not alas a first rate object. The edges don't quite meet up flush, the hinge is on the exterior rather than integral, and there are also a few minor bits of waviness on the front and side panels. However, the subject matter is totally charming, and t...

All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1375936 (stock #2313)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$450.00
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Canton or Hong Kong circa 1840 with carved mother of pearl handles, length eight inches, monogrammed "WL" (?), fine condition although one blade shows evidence of being straightened (see fourth photo).

Forbes lists one set of dessert knives, #252 shown in figure 75, but these would appear to be quite rare.

No, dear reader, you're not daft though I may be, there are only five pictured here. Yes, we do have the sixth and it is no different than these!!

All Items : Silver : China Trade : Pre 2000 item #1209362 (stock #2171)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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Canton circa 1825, double struck fiddle thread and shell with classic "inset vee" or "Chevron" seam construction, length 11 7/8 inches, weight 6.9 Troy ounces, a minor test mark as shown in enlargement number four but outstanding overall condition, no monogram.

For related items by this maker, see Forbes figure 61c and Chait number 251. This is the first China Trade strainer spoon we've encountered in the course of twenty eight years. To call this piece "rare" would be an understateme...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 2000 item #1038004 (stock #1990)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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length 13 1/2; width 11; height 2 1/4 inches, in classic Art Nouveau form with embossed cherries along undulating border, no monogram, excellent condition though currently a bit bright (we're not responsible for this sin, alas...), weight 27 oz. Troy. Those who unlike Yours Truly have long strong memories may recall a similar example which we helped place in the Gorham collection at RISD (see Silver Magazine, March/April '98, p. 18). This one is a bit better, we think. But why let museums h...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Coffin-End : Pre 2000 item #500733 (stock #1214)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$75.00
Boston and Salem Massachusetts circa 1800, length 9 1/8 inches, slight tip wear but heavy and in fine overall condition, monogrammed "H" (obverse, script with flourishes).
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #994574 (stock #1978)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$55.00
Boston circa 1830, length 4 1/2 inches, weight .64 oz Troy, monogram G.L. (script, reverse) the bowl is a bit etched out by, well, mustard, but overall thickness and quality are both above average.
All Items : Jewelry : Fine : Pre 2000 item #1214652 (stock #2177)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
$95.00
unmarked but similar in style and execution to many items we've owned by Vansant of Philadelphia, diameter 1 3/8 inches, weight 8.8 grams, excellent condition with original Victorian clasp.
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 2000 item #1388771 (stock #2364)
Bruce Cherner Antique Silver
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length 12 1/2 inches, weight 1.04 Troy ounces, monogrammed "T" (obverse, see second photo), excellent condition, unmarked.

The attractively engraved shield in bowl lends this an elegance which will uplift your entire martini routine.

 
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