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All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1428111 (stock #4303f)
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Produced in the same period that Gorham generated its legendary "Narragansett" line of silver, this pair of 2 5/8" diameter, 1" high, 2.2 T. oz. combined, open master salts portrays the same shells, seaweed, and other maritime motifs as that flagship design.

They are model number "2380" as stamped on the undersides, along with Gorham's "lion, G, anchor" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1888.

The design is embossed on a band on the sidewall...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1424781 (stock #4233f)
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A google search will, among other material, bring forward two lengthy, extensively illustrated and particularly informative articles authored by researcher Martine D’Haeseleer about the Brussels firm of Wolfers Freres and its artistic director Phillipe Wolfers, whose design sensibilities are immediately evident in this 9" diameter, 11.0 T. oz., plate...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1837 VR item #1422739 (stock #4198f)
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$365.00
An estate piece long held in one family, this chamber stick is a significant example of its form. It is stamped for London, 1801-2, sterling, and Robert Sharp, who is identified in Jackson's Hallmarks as an "important maker." Grimwade's London's Goldsmiths affords him a lengthy biographical entry.

It is large, with a base that measures 5 1/2" in diameter, 7" to the end of the solid finger grip, and stands 4" tall.

Solid silver, it weighs 9.4 T. oz...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1930 item #1422520 (stock #4195f)
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$245.00
The quality of design and execution evident in this 7 1/2" tall, weighty at 6.8 T. oz., solid silver muffineer aka sugar shaker or castor bespeaks the reputation of its maker and the jeweler who retailed it.

Redlich & Co., whose "lion" emblem appears on the underside, traces to George Shiebler through one of its two cofounders, Adolph Ludwig, who was a designer with the latter firm...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1940 item #1420292 (stock #4171f)
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$215.00
Clean and modernist, this early to mid 20th century, all silver vase stands 10 1/2" high, is thick-walled and straight-sided, measures 2 1/4" wide at the slightly splayed top opening, and sits on a tiered base that is 3 3/8" in diameter.

It is model "B749," as indicated on the plate on the underside, which is also imprinted with the Watson Company "crown, W, lion" emblem, "Sterling," "10 1/2," and "Weighted."

Total weight is 12.9 T...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Contemporary item #1402966 (stock #3903f)
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$175.00
A contemporary silver manufacturer, Carrs of Sheffield was established in 1977 according to the company website, and is still in operation.

This 5" bottom diameter, 1 5/8" tall, 4.9 T. oz. total weight, silver and wood wine coaster or caddy with a green felt underside, is one of the firm's signature offerings...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1400666 (stock #3866f)
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A matched pair, each of these master salts measures 2 1/4" in diameter and stands 1 3/8" high, while the pair weigh 3.2 T. oz. combined.

They are English in origin and fully hallmarked for London, 1897-98, sterling, and WB/JL for William Gibson and John Langman (also operating as the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.).

Traditional in design, they are round, with heavily repoussed bodies, applied hatched rims, and stand on three lion's paw and shell legs...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1400378 (stock #3860f)
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$175.00
Price for the pair.
Each of these two, matching, master salts measures 2 3/8" high to the rim, 2 1/2" to the tip of the handles, has a top opening that is 2 5/8" across, a maximum span of 3 5/8" handle end to handle end, and stands on a tiered, pedestal base that is 2" across on the bottom. The pair together weigh a substantial 5.2 T. oz.

Cauldron shaped, each one has a knurled band below the top rim and is fitted with a pair of upswept, solid silver, handles with anthemion leaf detailing...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1920 item #1392506 (stock #3717f)
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$345.00
Alfred, Francis and Arthur operating as the Pairpoint Brothers were noteworthy producers of English Arts & Crafts silver in the first part of the 20th century.

This 2 3/4" high, 4 1/2" top diameter, heavy at 7.1 T. oz., bowl is emblematic of their work and the movement.

It sits on a footed base 2 3/8" in diameter, and has an applied rim on the upper lip.

The body is plain and smooth on the outside, but retains a hand hammered surface on the interior...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1920 item #1387416 (stock #3629f)
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$65.00
Stamped with the pattern number "17070," which was put into production in 1911, this piece is also marked "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," order number "1393," "Sterling," "925-1000," and "m" (used 1907-47).

Solid silver, it is a 2" high, 2 1/2" top diameter, 1.9 T. oz., master salt dip that sits on a rimmed pedestal base 1 1/2" across...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1381276 (stock #3524f)
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$285.00
In her Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, author Dorothy Rainwater notes of George C. Shreve & Company, the maker of this large, 3 3/16" high to the rim, 3 3/8" top diameter, 4.9 T. oz., mug, that "Until that 1880s the firm focused on retailing," but that "silversmithing began in 1883."

She also indicates that the "bee in a shield" emblem imprinted on the underside of this, along with the company name, "San Francisco," and "Sterling," was not used after 1894, all of which s...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1376766 (stock #3451f)
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$75.00
This 4" round, 5/8" high, just under 2.0 T. oz. shallow dish resting on four ball feet presents as rather mysterious in purpose, save that it is identified in Gorham's 1890 catalogue (see image 2).

Stamped with the company "lion, anchor, G", emblem, "Sterling," and model number "456" on the underside, it is actually part of a desk ensemble, namely the underplate, or as labeled, a tray, for a multi-lobed ink bottle.

Original purpose aside, it is attractive in its own right, featuri...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1376333 (stock #3444f)
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$110.00
This sterling silver bowl is model number "2385" made by Gorham in 1881, all documented in the marks on the underside of the flat bottom.

It measures 2" tall to the rim, 2 3/4" at the highest point of the arms, has a body that is 3 1/2" wide, 5 1/4" handle tip to handle tip, 2 3/8" across on the bottom, a top opening of 2 3/4", and weighs 4.6 T. oz.

Likely a sugar bowl, it stands on its own.

Elegantly understated in design, the body is cauldron shaped with a sawtooth edge rim, and has...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1374687 (stock #3417f)
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$315.00
Model number "1907," as imprinted on the underside, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date letter for "1880," this mug is large and exceptionally attractive. Furthermore, it references significant historicity in its inscription.

It stands 3 5/8" tall, has a diameter of 2 7/8", a maximum span of 4 3/8" to the end of the handle, and weighs just under 6.0 T. oz.

The body is plain walled and has a satin finish on the upper section, while the lower portion has a ...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1372583 (stock #3377f)
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$165.00
Although dating from the Victorian era, this mustard pot presents more as Georgian in style.

Having a bulbous, cauldron shape body, it is relatively large, standing 2 1/2" to the top of the lid, 3" to the highest point on the thumb lift, is 2 1/2" at the widest, and weighs a substantial 4.0 T. oz.

The solid handle is a double cee scroll form, with an acanthus leaf detail.

The interior has a gold finish, which is intact on the lid, but some worn in the body.

The lid is engraved in a...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1368851 (stock #3297f)
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$185.00
Price for the pair.
Stamped with the model number "3315" along with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and date symbol for 1890, this sugar and creamer are breakfast or tete-a-tete size.

The sugar stands 4" high to the top of the swing handle, and rises 2" from the 2" diameter rim base to the edge of the rim which is 3 3/4" across. It weighs approximately 3.4 T. oz.

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 stu...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1900 item #1357692 (stock #3085f)
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A generously proportioned piece, this open salt has a top diameter of 2 7/16", stands 1 5/8" tall, and weighs a robust 2.7 T. oz.

Of outstanding quality, it has three, cast and applied, pad feet, with raised anthemions where they join the body. The splayed rim has a repeating leaf and bead design, while the interior is finished in a bright gold wash.

It is stamped on the underside "Eng'Sterling," which was a term in limited use circa 1870, and below this "925-1000" flanked by an Old Engl...

All Items : Silver : Sterling : Hollowware : Pre 1910 item #1355238 (stock #3036f)
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$52.00
Stamped "Tiffany & Co. Makers," "Sterling Silver," "925-1000," and with a lower case "m," this master salt was put into production in 1902 as indicated by the model number "15251."

This was a period when Tiffany made reproduction items or designs inspired by older, especially English Georgian, holloware, and that is the case with this piece. It is round, cauldron shaped, and stands on three pad feet with acanthus leaf sprays where the legs are attached.

There is a rolled rim upper edge ...

 
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