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.
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).
The perfect gift for your royalty obsessed friend who also loves antique silver.
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.
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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...
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The perfect gift for your hard-to-please bibliophile friend.
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.
last seen in Chinese customs, now missing and presumed stolen
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...
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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!!
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...
The attractively engraved shield in bowl lends this an elegance which will uplift your entire martini routine.