For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a similar though slightly more fatigued example with pitting in the bowl recently sold on ebay (item 281610340194) @157.50
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."
Those of you who have been with us since the Dark Ages will recognize the items in this image...
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...
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...
With the added cachet (we were going to say "snob appeal", but then remembered that our faithful readers, all two of them who remain, aren't snooty) of a Cartier retailer's mark.
We were going to send these straight into the smelter's gaping maw, but then thought that perhaps just perhaps there might be an Agnes or three who'd want to see herself immortalized on a spoon...
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."
Then again, you could log on to the Bay of Eeehs and try to beat down the consignor who's got his listed for nine hundred dollars...
A splendid addition to any table, though it would fit in especially well with Old Maryland, Engraved.
One of Frank Smith's better designs, and one of Yours Truly's favorite patterns...
Similar in design and construction to its larger cousin known as the "Louvre Bowl," (see Drucker, p. 188) because it is in the permanent collection of that institution.
One of these days, a more scholarly colleague will reveal the true name of this pattern...
Silver scholar and author D. Albert Soeffing describes this portrait as "a rather plain woman," and though it lacks the sophistication of some Medallions, there is a certain undeniable charm to her face. A great entry level item for the budding silver collector, should such a creature still exist...