It appears to be a pen tray, and is indeed very similar to the item alongside it identified as that, but late Victorian sensibilities provided for separate items for each functional need of the time.
It is particularly handsome and intricately detailed...
Price for the pair.
Marked on the undersides "S. Kirk & Son Inc.," "Sterling," "Hand Decorated," and with the model number number "3," they date 1925-32.
The pattern is "Repousse," which is the hallmark design of this firm. They have three paw feet each that are joined to the bodies in a leaf form...
It is lone coffee pot made imprinted on the underside "S. Kirk & Son," "Sterling," model number "184 A F," and "Hand Decorated."
It is a "Half Chased" Repousse, meaning there is a plain area on the upper and lower portions of the main part of the body.
There is a script "FFM" in the open area at the top of the body, just below the lid...
This example of his work is fully marked with his maker's "H.H," a date letter for 1858-59, London, sterling, and a queen's head.
It is a large mustard pot with a clear glass liner...
Priced as a set.
It was made by Gorham, whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling" are stamped on the underside of each piece. The pot also includes the name of the retailer, "Starr and Marcus" of New York City. This was a firm which enjoyed a special marketing relationship with Gorham.
The marks tell a further story...
Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T. oz., open bowl. It is stamped on the underside "Tilden-Thurber," "Sterling," and "943," and likely dates from early in the 20th century...
English in origin, some makers specialized in this form, and that is the case with this example made by John Bettridge of Birmingham in 1820...
It is marked with the "K B and crossed tools" symbol of Philadelphia's Krider & Biddle, and also stamped "Sterling" and with the item number "486," all on the underside of the base.
It is ewer-shaped, presenting in a lofty manner and having a relatively broad spout...
This 2 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" base diameter, approximately 1.0 T. oz., shaker is just such an example.
It is stamped on the underside "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling-Silver," and with an "M" flanked by the model number "7287" and the order number "6460."
The sides are grooved, as is the screw fitted cap...
The bowl is large, extending 2 7/8" from base to rim, is the same dimension across, and holds a full 8 oz. of liquid.
The body of the bowl is engraved in an anthemion motif lending it a classical look. There is a reserve area that is absent a monogram or removal.
It is in excellent condition. It sits evenly and ha...
Dating about 1875 or so, it shows sophisticated decoration. The heavy rimmed edges are bordered by knurled bands that are nearly 1/8" wide.
There is a fancy, feathered script "JWP" in a central reserve. Either side of the reserve has raised, ha...
Apart from this, he was a well-regarded producer of Arts & Crafts items as well as reproduction pieces.
This 2 7/8" tall, 3 1/2" maximum width, 4.8 T. oz. footed bowl falls generally in the later category. The style bespeaks American design from the 1860s. It has a repeating pattern around the 2 5/8" diameter upper rim, and three cast, decorative ...
Price per piece with liner, two available.
A slightly convex barrel shaped form, it stands 1 1/2" to the top edge and has a body diameter of 1 7/8". The silver by itself weighs 1.5 T. oz.
It has its original, fitted, deep colored, cobalt blue glass liner.
It is without a monogram or inscription, or removal of same.
It is in excellent condition. Solid and relatively thick-walled, the body has one p...
It was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem appears on the underside, along with the word "Sterling" and the model number "5225."
It has plain walls with a 1" tall, embossed leafy design along the lower edge. This is slightly bulbous and and indented creating a rimmed like base.
The surface opposite...
Priced as a pair.
The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.
The design is a study ...
This example is model number "D453M" as imprinted on the edge of the rim. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1903. The rim is plain save for a beaded edge where it abuts the glass.
This is a particularly...
Catalogs of the period identify shorter versions of this form as mustard pots, and taller ones as horseradish. Common...