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Gorham c. 1905 Decorative Solid Silver Footed Tazza or Cake Stand
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4766f   $765.00


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A large item, this compote (also compotier) or tazza stands 5" high on a 4 1/2" diameter footed base, measures 10" across at the top, and weighs 24.4 T. oz.

Made by Gorham c. 1905, it is solid silver (not weighted or filled) and marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "A3658."

Commonly bowl or saucer shape, this form is typically used for fruit or jellied items. Given this has an essentially flat surface, it could be used for cakes, flans,... Click for details

Rare Whiting "Empire" Sterling Silver No. 4900 Pin Tray Engr'd "Helen"
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4753f   $65.00


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Measuring 6 1/2" by 2 1/4" and weighing a relatively light 1.1 T. oz., this silver piece is a pin tray.

It is unusual in that the design that appears on either end, i.e. a pair of rosettes flanking a stylized shell, is in fact Whiting's 1892 Empire aka New Empire.

While many patterns were also produced in corresponding hollow ware and notions such as dresser items, that does not seem to be the case with Empire, leaving this a true rarity.

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London 1932 Baluster Form Sterling Silver Sugar Caster or Muffineer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4747f   $145.00


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Standing 6 3/8" tall on a rimmed base that is 2" in diameter, and weighing just over 3.5 T. oz., this shaker is hallmarked for sterling, London, and 1932-33.

The maker's stamp, which appears on the wall of the body and the sleeve of the cap, is some rubbed. It is shield form and appears to read "x x C/& Son/Ld."

A sugar sifter aka muffineer, it is baluster style, with a tall, attractively pierced, fitted cap that is surmounted by a flame finial.

Never monogrammed or inscribed, it is a... Click for details

Chicago Silver Co. Tall Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4722f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Larger than a typically sized mint julep cup, this piece stands 4 3/8" tall, has a top diameter of 3 1/4", a 2 1/2" wide base, and weighs a substantial 6.1 T. oz.

It is marked "Sterling" and with model number "348" on the underside, along with the "CS Co" emblem for the Chicago Silver Company. This firm was founded in 1923 (lasting until 1950) by Arts & Crafts silversmith Knut L. Gustafson, a Swedish immigrant who settled in Chicago in 1906

Gustafson was known for his handwrought... Click for details

Amston "Lion Head" Georgian Style Pepper Caster and Open Master Salt
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4692f   $145.00


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This matched pair consists of a 4 3/4" tall pepper shaker companioned with a 1 1/4" high by 2 1/2" diameter open master salt.

Solid silver, they are marked "Sterling" on the underside, along with the name of the Manufacturer, Amston (Meriden, Connecticut, first half of the 20th century) and model number "415."

The shaker weighs 2.2 T. oz. and the salt 1.4 T. oz.

English Georgian in style, both pieces stand on three "lion head" feet and have plain, round, bodies. The caster has a... Click for details

Towle Embossed Sterling Silver Child's Mug Number 276
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4647f   $90.00


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Standing 2" high to the rim, 2 3/8" to the highest point of the handle, having a top span of 2 3/4" and bottom diameter of 2 1/2", and weighing 2.8 T. oz., this mug likely dates from the late 19th century.

It was made by Towle, whose "standing lion in a T" emblem, "Sterling," model number "276," and an undecipherable four part symbol are imprinted on the underside.

The bulbous body has beading around the edge of the rim and on either side of a 3/4" wide, egg and scroll embossed band on the... Click for details

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Pair of Alphonse LaPaglia Sterling Silver Candelabra
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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2435   $1,450.00


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height 7 7/8 inches, length 10 inches across the bobeches, diameter of base 4 inches, weight approximately 38.5 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition.

Little is known about La Paglia himself, though Dorothy Rainwater relates (see Silver Magazine, May/June 1995, item pictured in article) that he worked as a spy during WWII, and was smuggled into and out of Italy on board a submarine. He perished tragically at the age of 46, after a fall from the roof while cleaning his gutters... Click for details

Whiting "O'Niel" 1873 Child's Sterling Silver Presentation Dish
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4527f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Measuring 6" across and weighing a substantial 4.5 T. oz., this solid silver, raised rim, dish or plate was made by Whiting, whose "winged lion and W" emblem, the word "Sterling," and model number "1" are imprinted on the underside, along with an inscribed block letter "B."

Likely a baptism or birth presentation piece, it is engraved on the interior surface, "Lee Florence O'Niel, from his godfather, W.J. Florence, 1873," all in a variety of period fonts with embellishments.

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Dublin, Ireland 1792 Joseph Jackson Sterling Silver Crested Goblet(s)
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4524f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Generously sized, this goblet stands 6" tall, rests on a 3 3/4" diameter foot, and has a 3 3/4" wide and equally deep bowl. It weighs 7.2 T. oz.

It is fully hallmarked on the underside (which shows hand hammering marks) for sterling (crowned harp), Dublin (Hibernia), date letter "U" for 1792, and maker's initials "I·I" for Joseph Jackson.

Its decorative element lies in its well-proportioned, clean and elegant, design. Otherwise plain, it has a lined, rimmed base of one tier and a... Click for details

Katherine Pratt sterling Revere form bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2427   $340.00


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top diameter 5 ; bottom 2 3/4 inches, weight 6.7 Troy ounces, monogrammed "F · L · W" as shown, a few minor scratches (please see third photo) but fine overall condition.

Items by this maker tend to remain in private collections and seldom appear upon the market.

A.E.B. Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Early 19th Century Footed Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4473f   $240.00


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Standing 4 1/2" tall overall on a splayed, 2 1/2" high, pedestal foot that is 3" across on the bottom, and with a bowl measuring 4 1/2" across, this solid silver piece weighs 7.2 T. oz.

Designed and executed in an Arts & Crafts manner, and likely dating from the early 20th century, it appears to be hand formed, showing, for example, distinct hammering marks on the underside of the foot that carry through very subtly to the exterior surface.

The bowl, which somewhat resembles an urn or pot,... Click for details

Gorham Old "Chantilly-Duchess" Sterling Silver Butter or Tidbit Plate
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4467f   $135.00


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Measuring 6 1/4" in diameter and weighing 3.3 T. oz., this solid silver butter plate aka tidbit tray is characterized by its pair of applied arms or rests intended to accommodate a knife or other implement.

Fully original, it was made by Gorham, whose name, "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and model number "748" are stamped on the underside edge.

The pattern is "Chantilly-Duchess," which was Gorham's appellation for the holloware line that matched its "Chantilly" flatware.

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Cut Glass Sugar and Creamer with Sterling Silver Bases
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4452f   $52.00


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A matched pair, this set consists of a 3 1/4" tall by 5 1/4" maximum diameter handle tip to handle tip sugar bowl, and a 4 1/4" tall by 4" maximum width cream pitcher.

The bodies are clear glass fitted with blown and applied handles. They are cut in a frosted floral and leaf design on front and backsides.

The bases are sterling silver and so marked, with each one measuring the same 2 1/4" across and standing 3/8" high. These are tiered and feature a repeating gadroon design.

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Blackinton "Chippendale" Large & Heavy Sterling Silver Porringer
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4439f   $315.00


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Inspired by English and European antecedents, porringers were a favored form long produced by American silver and pewter manufacturers.

Consequently there is an ample inventory available in the antique and resale environment, with many offerings largely undistinguished, quite in contrast to this exceptional, solid silver item made by R. Blackinton & Co.

Large, the round bowl has a diameter of 4 7/8", a maximum span of 6 7/8" to the end of the "Chippendale" style handle, stands 1 5/8" high... Click for details

Pair Wendt "English Sterling" Silver Round Open Salts with Spoons
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4428f   $65.00


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Standing 7/8" tall, having a maximum diameter of 1 1/2", and weighing 1.0 T. oz. combined, these two matched items could be used either as master or individual salts.

Caldron shaped, they have round, bulbous bodies, sit on raised, flat bottoms, and have applied top rims.

The walls have satin matte finishes that are wriggle work and bright engraved in a repeating, garland like, design.

The interiors are finished in gold washes, which is largely worn away on one piece, from the... Click for details

Whiting Floral Hammered Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

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4422f   This item is currently being auctioned


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This circa 1900 set includes a relatively large, 2 1/4" tall, 4" diameter, just under 3.5 T. oz., bowl, with a matching creamer with a subtle lip, that is the same 2 1/4" high to the rim, 2 3/4" to the top of the handle, 3 1/4" in diameter, and weighs 2.8 T. oz.

The style is a blend of Aesthetic and Art Nouveau tastes.

The Aesthetic is reflected in the overall hammered surfaces, the ethereal interpretation of raised leaves on the body, and the design on the strapwork detailing on the... Click for details

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