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English sterling silver bust of Queen ictoria London 1900

Queen Victoria Antique Hallmarked Sterling Bust

Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company

Circa 1900

13 1/2" tall

A large 13 1/2" tall hallmarked sterling silver bust of Queen Victoria marked London 1900 and marked with the mark of Goldsmiths and Silversmiths, London. In excellent condition and with good detail showing the Queen at the height of her symbolic importance during the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. A most impressive and large piece with a huge presence, probably from a posh club or government institution. The height given with the ebonized base, the bust alone measures approximately 9" tall.


Peter Krider figural sterling pitcher

Antique Krider Philadelphia Sterling Wine Jug

An incredibly heavy cast lidded jug with hinged lid and classical figures, grapes and vines. Marked on the base with the marks of Krider of Philadelphia. Unbelievable weight of 45.40 troy ounces. Monogrammed with a fancy custom monogram on the lid.

Height 8 1/4".


Gorham mixed metals tea caddy

Gorham Mixed Metals Tea Caddy

Circa 1880

A rare and unusual hand hammered copper tea caddy with the M date letter for 1880 by the Gorham Company. Applied silver Japanese motifs including birds and plants with leaves. The surface has the original shiny patina and the interior and the pull of cap have the original bright gold wash.

Height 4 1/4".


Thomas Brown & Son hammered sterling Cookie Jar

Thomas Brown & Son Hand Hammered Sterling New York Cookie Jar

A large hand hammered sterling silver cookie jar by Thomas Brown & Son of New York with swing handles and a pull off lid. The large jar has a hand riveted method of assembly and an applied cartouche at the center complete with rivets.

Weight 24.75 troy ounces.

Height 7". Diameter 5 1/2".


Chinese Export silver chocolate pot by Luen Wo

RH8925 Rare Chinese Silver Chocolate Pot

Luen Wo

Circa 1890

A superb rare antique Chinese silver chocolate pot by Luen Wo with repousse figures and a dragon head spout. The pot is of cylindrical form with a hinged lid. A combination of buildings and people on landscapes with perfect detail.

Height 8".


DDominick & Haff sterling berry pitcher

RH8594 Bigelow Kennard Boston Chased Sterling Pitcher

Circa 1880

A rare finely chased antique sterling silver pitcher retailed by Bigelow Kennard of Boston most likely the work of Dominick & Haff of New York. Intricate chasing with fine detail of cherries and berries among leaves with a patterned background including the handle.

Height 8".

Weight 27.2 toz.


Deakin & Francis sterling box with amethyst

N9952 Deakin & Francis Sterling Box with Amethyst Lid

Birmingham 1973

Additionally signed David Deakin

Silver from the 1970s in England produced so many interesting designs. Here we have an unusual English modern sterling silver box in the original fitted case by Deakin and Francis of Birmingham 1973. The large amethyst crystals are mounted in a sea of applied scattered but firmly soldered octagonal rings on the hinged lid. Lined with a thin layer of wood. An unusual piece by a great maker. In a fitted box with doors that hinge open. Height 4"; 4" wide; 2 1/2" deep

Weight 16.40 troy oz.


English sterling silver stirrup cup London 1864 by George and Charles Fox

N9550 English Silver Stirrup Cup London 1864

George and Charles Fox

A fine cast fox head English silver stirrup cup by Charles and George Fox in perfect condition. The cup measures 4 7/8". Weight 19.85 troy oz.

Dated London 1864.


Durgin sterling Marine Life tureen

RH8297 Durgin Sterling Marine Life Tureen

Circa 1870

A rare and important Durgin hand chased marine life tureen on a three dimensional turtle base and with chased fish, lobster and seaweed in great detail on the lid and base. The lid has a wave form finial. Weight 66 troy ounces; 9" tall; 13" long


Dominick & Haff Mixed Metals Cannister Circa 1879

An unusual Dominick & Haff antique sterling and mixed metals cannister for tea or tobacco with a hammered surface throughout. Applied copper plants and butterflies on the dome shaped pull off lid. Very well preserved gold wash lining. A substantial cannister weighing 10.65 troy oz and measuring 4 1/2" at the finial.


Whiting art nouveau sterling paper knife figural maiden

Whiting Art Nouveau Sterling Paper Knife Circa 1900 18" long

A massive antique sterling art nouveau figural paper knife with full figure mermaid on the handle and a large flat blade. The oversize knife blade fully marked with Whiting logo and sterling.

Circa 1900. Length 18". 13.4 ozt.


Gorham Martele sterling stationary rack

Rare Gorham Letter Rack, Martele

Circa 1900

A superb antique art nouveau sterling silver letter rack by the Gorham Company in their Martele line decorated on front and back in the art nouveau style. The top of the rack has a peacock and there are two female art nouveau figures on the lower bar. Beautifully put together with a solid construction.

Height 8" Width 9". Depth 4"


Tiffany serling  cigarette case lily pads water lilies

Tiffany Sterling Cigarette Case

An antique sterling cigarette case by Tiffany & Company circa 1890 with acid etched scenes of two men rowing in a canoe and lily pads and water lilies. The reverse has a monogram in the cartouche and a frog among lily pads. The interior is gold washed.

3" by 2 1/4"

Weight 3.25 troy ounces


Hans Hansen st3erling coffee pot

Hans Hansen 1969 Coffee Pot

A modern Danish sterling silver coffee pot with wrapped insulated handle and sleek design. Hinged lid with engraved concentric design on the lid.

Height 7 1/2".

Weight 24.7 toz.

Numbered 404


Gorham sterling and enamel pie server

Gorham Champleve Enamel Sterling Pie Knife

A rare Gorham champleve enamel gold washed pie knife in excellent condition. Marked on the reverse of the handle.

Length 9 1/2".


Rare Gorham Isis sterling and enamel ice spoon

Rare Gorham Ice Spoon

A rare Gorham Isis ice serving spoon circa 1867 with unusual enameled block handle and a pierced gold washed bowl in pristine condition.

Length 10 1/4".


Pair Garrards silver candelabra

Pair of English Sterling Silver Chinoiserie Candelabra

An unusual pair of English silver four light candelabra by Sebastian Garrard dated for London 1928 in the Chinoiserie style with pierced pagoda form columns, four leaf form feet and pineapple finials. Height 17 3/4"; width across the arms 8 1/2"; total weight 221 troy oz.


Goudji art deco silver and hardstone candlesticks

Rare French 925 Silver and Hardstone Candlesticks

A pair of French gilded sterling silver candlesticks inlaid with aventurine onyx panels in an Art Deco style by renowned silversmith Goudji with an atelier in Paris. The pair of candlesticks comes in the original fitted gold and green tooled leather box with swing doors. Height 10 1/2". The box is 13 1/2" tall. The sticks are signed Goudji, sterling, 925, Paris. Circa 1985.


English silver trompe l.oeil biscuid bos by Elkington

Rare Elkington Biscuit Box Trompe L'eoil

Circa 1875

A rare and important antique sterling silver trompe l'eoil biscuit box with hinged lid and an Indian influenced ornately decorated finial, pediment and base. The sides of the biscuit box are chased and shaped to resemble a tablecloth in remarkable deteail. The maker is Frederick Elkington and it is hallmarked for 1875 in Birmingham, England. A very rare and exotic example of Victorian silver biscuit boxes.

Height 10"

Weight 33.4 toz.


Whiting sterling sleigh st Nicholas

RH8088 Rare Whiting Sterling Sleigh

An extremely rare and important large antique sterling sleigh by Whiting with satin finishes and light silver gilt interior depicting St Nicholas on a sleigh with two reindeer and icicles dripping from the sleigh.

Weight 110 troy ounces. Length 21".


Tiffany sterling epergne by Eugene Soligny

RH6682 Rare Tiffany Antique Sterling Epergne Centerpiece

A rare Tiffany antique sterling silver epergne in the Persian style, the central stem comprising of three arm reticulated extension with platform to support three smaller bowls with a 6" diameter and one larger center bowl with a diameter of 10 1/4".The platform base and bulbous column are decorated with chased abstract fruit and cast applied feet and additional plaques in an Indian style. Fine engraved presentation on the top of the epergne under the center bowl and on each plate. Height 17 1/2"; total weight 114 troy ounces. Circa 1870 - 1876 dated by the production numbers on all four removable plates. Tiffany epergnes are very rare especially museum quality exotic designs such as this one which was probably designed by Eugene Soligny. Excellent condition. Circa 1870-1876


Tiffany sterling iinkwell with rabbi finial

N7907 Rare Tiffany Sterling Rabbit Inkwell

A rare sterling silver inkwell by Tiffany and company circa 1880 with four cast rabbit form feet and a single rabbit finial. The lid is hinged and the inkwell is bolted to the plate with the original silver hardware. There are additional cast rabbit feet applied to the bottom plate. Height 6". Weight 16.60 troy ounces; Diameter of the bottom plate 6".


Shiebler Etruscan sterling water pitcher

Rare Shiebler Etruscan Sterling Water Pitcher

A rare sterling water pitcher by Shiebler in the Etruscan medallion pattern, triangular shaped and engraved. Height 8".


Set of 12 Gorham sterling turtle tureens

Rare Gorham Terrapin Turtle Tureens

An extremely rare set of twelve antique sterling silver Gorham individual terrapin soup tureens with pull off lids and twin shell finials on the lids. The shell handles are mounted on cast applied seaweed and sea sand. Marked with the Gorham logo and sterling together with the date symbol for 1890. Gilted interiors. The turtle heads extend to the right of each tureen and the feet are chased into the bases.

Length 5 1/8". Combined weight approximately 57 troy oz


Tiffany sterling tureen from the Mackay service

Tiffany Sterling Tureen from the Mackay service

A Tiffany sterling tureen and cover from the Mackay service. Weight 65 troy oz.


Gorham sterling and enamel vase

Gorham Sterling and Enamel Vase

An extremely rare and important antique sterling silver vase by Gorham, the body with applied irises, fish swimming through water, chickens, flowers and water plants with applied enamel in the Japanese style of the Meiji period. Dated 1897 by the Gorham date letter on the base. The style number is surrounded by an oval indicating that this vase was manufactured as a sample of this technique and motif. The top of the vase has acid etched decoration in the Japanese style. Monogrammed on the base. There are some Japanese hand engraved signatures that extend downwards from the side of the vase.


Height 12 1/2"; width at its widest point 6 1/4"; weight 27.50 oz troy


Gorham Polar bear sterling ice tongs

Gorham Polar Bear Ice Tongs

Important Gorham Sterling Polar Bear Ice Tongs with applied polar bear at the terminal. Monogrammed as shown. This piece matches the polar bear ice bowl by Gorham.


Whiting seahorse sterling fish set

Rare and Important Fish Servers by Whiting

A rare and important fish serving set by Whiting designed by Charles Osborne in about 1880. Hammering, chasing, acid etching and applied seahorses make up this museum quality oversize set of antique sterling silver fish servers. The blade is engraved 1889, July 4th with the name of a sloop called "Eurybia" the winner of a race at the Larchmont Yacht Club. So the set has some maritime history as well as the amazing design features. Length 14" and 10 1/2". Weight 11.75 troy ounces.


Magnussen sterling tumblers

Set Eight Erik Magnussen for Gorham Sterling Beakers

A rare set of eight Gorham sterling beakers in the American Modern pattern designed by Erik Magnussen. Height 4 3/4"; diameter at top 2 7/8"; total weight 61 troy oz. Excellent condition with no monogram. Marked with style number A14085 and date letter for 1930 and Erik Magnussen's mark.


Porter Blanchard modernist sterling tea set on tray

Porter Blanchard Sterling Tea and Coffee Set on Tray

A rare sterling silver modernist tea and coffee set on a tray comprising a coffee pot 14" to the finial, tea pot 9", cream pitcher 6 1/2", sugar bowl 6 1/2", waste 3 3/4" tall, all hand hammered by the California silversmith Porter Blanchard. The tray has a sterling rim, is trimmed with wood and has a bakelite interior and dimensions are 20" long by 14 1/4" wide. The relevant pots have wood handles and finials. Total weight without the tray 106 ozt. Some of the pieces are signed and dated by Porter Blanchard personally in addition to the hallmarks. Set is circa 1960 and tray 1930s.


Tiffany gilded sterling picture frame with kpm plaque

Unusual Tiffany Sterling Floral Frame with KPM Plaque 1891-1902

An antique sterling gilded Tiffany frame with a gold wash finish and a KPM plaque under a convex glass. The flowers are all cast and applied together with swags and bows at the bottom. Sterling easel. Marked with Tiffany marks and T.

10 1/2" tall. The interior length of the plaque is 6 1/2"


James Barclay Hennell pair punch bowls medieval scenes

Pair of English Silver Chased Punch Bowls London 1886 James Barclay Hennell

A remarkable and rare pair of large punch bowls hand chased with medieval battle scenes by James Barclay Hennell. The interior of each bowl is gilded with the original gilding and the condition is excellent. Hallmarked London 1886. Weight 105 ozt. Hennell was a quality manufacturer during this period and his work is highly regarded.

8 3/4" tall. 12" diameter


Whiting sterling holly pitcher

Whiting Antique Sterling Pitcher

An unusual and rare antique sterling silver pitcher by Whiting circa 1870 with chased leaves, one large rose and other flowers as well as fruit in remarkable detail.

Weight 25 oz troy

Height: 7"


George III silver tankard with lScottish theme

George III Silver Tankard Scottish Theme

A massive English silver covered tankard with a boar's head finial. The surface of the tankard is engraved and textured to look like Scottish tartan. The front has an applied wreath of thistles with a male figure in a Scottish regimental uniform holding a three dimensional mug. 'For Auld Lang Syne' is applied to the ribbon. There is a small monogram on the lower edge of the body and a later date of 1901 and the lid is inscribed 'Follow Me' on both sides. Gold washed interior and ornate applied handle. Height 9"; diameter at the top 4 1/4"; length across handle 7"; weight 50 troy oz. Maker Craddock & Reid, London 1821. Excellent condition.


Tiffany Mixed Metals Pitcher

A Tiffany & Co. mixed metals water pitcher with copper and silver applications of gourds, vines, dragonfly, butterflies, oak leaves and flowers.


Gorham serling salad set with applied crabs

Gorham Crab Salad Set

A rare and important salad serving set by Gorham with gold washed bowls. Circa 1875. Applied crabs on the front of the handles at the junction with the bowls and naturalistic "twig" handles. Length: 11 1/2"; weight 9.9 troy ounces. Museum quality.


Kirk landscape centerpiece 140 ozt

Massive Kirk Sterling Landscape Centerpiece

A huge impressive Kirk sterling centerpiece in the Landscape pattern on four paw feet and applied handles. Length 24"; weight 140 troy oz.


Gorham mixed metals pitcher

Gorham Mixed Metals Pitcher

A Gorham sterling and mixed metals water pitcher of square form and applications of cattails, crane, peacock and wheat in a Japanese style on a hand hammered surface. Height 8"; weight 30 troy oz.


Tiffany Sterling Sugar and Creamer from the Mackay Service

Extremely rare Tiffany sterling sugar and creamer from the Mackay service. John William Mackay was a partner in the silver mines at the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nevada. In 1877 his wife, Marie Louise Mackay (Hungerford) commissioned Tiffany to make a one of a kind dinner and dessert service consisting of 1,250 pieces from a half ton of silver from his mine. Monogrammed MLM on one side and coat of arms on the other side. Combined weight 44.30 troy oz. Height of creamer 7"; sugar bowl 8" across the handles.


Gorham Narragansett sterling salad set nautical theme

Rare and Important Gorham Narragansett Salad Set

A rare two piece salad serving set in the Gorham Narragansett pattern with applied marine creatures including crabs, fish, shells, seaweed and barnacles. Length fork 11"; length spoon 11 1/2". Combined weight 10.8 troy ounces.


Gerald Benney sterling and 18K gold box

Gerald Benney Silver and 18K Gold Box

A Gerald Benney sterling silver and 18K long textured box with hinged lid. The silver box has gold diamond shaped inserts in a very modern style. Gerald Benney was an important silversmith in the 1960s and held royal warrants to four royal personages at one time. This piece is hallmarked 1966, has three compartments inside and is lined with shagreen leather.

Length: 11 3/4" by 2 1/2". Weight: 23.6 troy ounces.


Gorham sterling martle vase 76 oz

Important 18 inch Gorham Martele Vase

Circa 1902

A large antique 950 pure Gorham Martele vase dated 1902 with hand hammered surfaces and floral chasing. In excellent condition with a remarkably good patina.

Marked CIL in addition to the Gorham Martele marks on the base of the vase.

Weight 76 troy ounces

Height 18"


Important Whiting sterling pitcher with chased shells nautical theme

Important Whiting Sterling Pitcher with Chased Shells

An important antique sterling silver pitcher by Whiting chased with multiple shells in a three dimensional angular manner. On four feet with an ornate handle and all in excellent condition. Weight 45.70 troy ounces. Height 7 3/4"


Randahl arts and crafts sterling candelabra

Rare Candelabra by J Randahl of Chicago

A pair of rare and unusual angular sterling candelabra by Julius Randahl of Chicago with pre 1930 JOR mark. The bases are not weighted and resemble the work of Erik Magnussen. The bobeches are decorated with four small applied balls and there are two s shaped supports which contrast the linear stem and arms.

Weight: 28.65 troy ounces. Height: 8 3/8". Width: 7 1/2"; Diameter of base: 4"


Puirforcat sterling teapot

Puiforcat Art Deco French Silver Teapot Circa 1930

A French silver art deco teapot by Jean Puiforcat of Paris in the 1st standard ie 950/1000. The spout is a small slot in the neck. There is a rosewood handle and finial. The teapot is a tulip form and measures 5" tall.

Weight: 22.2 troy ounces.


Gorham Antique Sterling & Mixed Metals Cake/Fruit Plate with Applied Decoration

An important antique sterling and mixed metals footed cake or fruit platter by Gorham with applied three dimensional leaves and flowers on a hand hammered background, pierced realistic 'insect bites' and a naturalistic copper branch applied around the border. Diameter 12"; height 3"; weight 39.65 troy ounces. Date letter N for 1881.


tiffany mixed metals pitcher with applied fish

Tiffany Mixed Metals Pitcher with Applied Fish

A museum quality Tiffany mixed metals hammered water pitcher with applied copper and silver fish and engraved dragonfly and seaweed. The handle has additional copper applications. Excellent original condition and never monogrammed. Height 7 3/4"; weight 27.55 troy ounces.


tiffany mixed metal tea caddy

Tiffany Mixed Metals & Mokume Tea Caddy

A museum quality antique Tiffany sterling tea caddy in the Japanese style with mixed metals applications and mokume highlights. The entire surface is hand hammered and applied with dragonflies, butterlies, leaves, tendrils and gourds. Height 4 1/4"; weight 9.35 troy ounces. Circa 1880.


tiffany mixed metals tray

Important Large Tiffany Mixed Metals Tray

A spectacular museum quality Tiffany mixed metal tray in the Japanese style, hand hammered and with copper tomato vine and branches and a gold and copper dragonfly with textured naturalistic wings. Some of the leaves are inlaid with copper. There is also an applied copper beetle tucked into the top edge of the tray. This tray has four applied feet. Length 17"; weight 61 oz troy. Circa 1880. Excellent condition.


Mt Vernon sterling enamel and jade vase

American Sterling Enamel and Jade Vase

An antique sterling silver vase in the Chinese style by the Mt Vernon Company of Mt Vernon, New York. The applied blossoms have multi- colored pastel enamel leaves and flowers. The pierced base and handle have a Chinese design and there are two circular jade stone rings hanging from each handle. Height: 10". Weight: 15.25 troy ounces. Quality work from a small manufacturer with unusual techniques. Circa 1910. Marked sterling in addition to all the Mt Vernon markings


Tiffany and company Pacific cable in original box presented by Clarence Mackay

Pacific Ocean Cable Presented in Tiffany Box by Clarence Mackay

A section of cable from the Pacific Ocean bound on each end with brass bands, the one engraved 'Commercial Pacific Cable 1902 - 1903' and the other engraved 'Deep Sea Section.' This is in the original leather box marked inside Tiffany & Co., New York, Paris, London and inscribed on top in gold letters. Accompanying this section of cable is a card given by Mr Clarence Mackay, an American financier and the son of John Mackay who started the Commercial Cable Company and is also known for silver mining and the Comstock Lode. John and Marie Louise Mackay commissioned Tiffany to make their 1,250 piece silver service in 1878. Length of cable 3". A unique piece of history.


Rare Pair of Monkey Salt and Pepper in Costume

A very rare pair of monkey form salt and peppers by Edward Charles Brown of London 1868 in exceptionally fine condition. Realistic brown glass eyes. The original parcel gilding on the Asian costumes intact. Each monkey holding a snuff box. Provenance: Property of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl. Height: 3 1/2".


Chinese silver cocktail shaker

Exceptional Chinese Silver Cocktail Shaker Wang Hing

A finely chased Chinese silver cocktail shaker by Wang Hing chased with rural scenes of people, buildings and dhows against a finely stippled background. excellent quality high relief chasing.

Height: 10 1/4"; Weight: 22.10 troy ounces.


Duhme sterling silver cup with elephant handle, bug and plants

Duhme & Co Antique Silver Cup

A rare sterling silver cup circa 1880 by Duhme and Co of Cincinnati Ohio The handle is in the form of an elephant. The body is hand hammered and applied with a bug and plants. Never monogrammed. Height 3 3/8"; weight 6.7 troy oz.


Tiffany hammered sterling silver ice bowl with walruses

Important Tiffany Sterling Ice Bowl

An important Tiffany sterling hammered footed ice bowl with applied pine cones, a band of decoration around the foot and cast walruses and icicles. Probably designed by Eugene Soligny. A removable original pierced grille for drainage is inserted into the top of the pedestal. Diameter 11 1/8"; weight 93 troy oz.


Gorham figural art nouveau sterling ewer

Important Gorham Art Nouveau Ewer

A massive important museum quality antique sterling silver ewer by Gorham circa 1895 with a martele surface depicting irises against a finely hammered surface. The hammering executed in circles simulating a pool of water. There are insects chased against this watery dreamy surface and a large dragon fly. The spout has a large cast female figurine applied on one side. The piece is in pristine condition and was preserved over the years with a lacquer minimizing the need to polish resulting in a surface that resembles the 1890 finish with a lovely dark patina. Height 19". Weight 75 troy oz.


Rare and Important Gorham Cracker Jar with Trompe l'Oeil Napkin Lid Dated 1884

An extremely rare Gorham basket weave cracker jar with a pull of Trompe l'Oeil napkin shaped lid. The piece designed in the Russian style using similar techniques. Dated with the date letter P for 1884 and marked with the Gorham mark. In excellent condition with the original gilding in the bowl. There is a rope handle on the lid for lifting. Weight 11.9 troy ounces.

Height 4". Diameter 5"


Gorham mixed metals bowl

Large Important Gorham Sterling Mixed Metals Centerpiece Bowl Circa 1891

A large Gorham sterling and copper bowl with a faceted chased surface. The interior is gold washed. The sides have bunches of grapes with vines and leaves applied The base is formed out of an applied copper naturalistic branch. Height 6 1/2". Length across the handles 16 1/2"; diameter of bowl 10 1/2". Marked lion, anchor, G, Sterling, N (date for 1891) as well as EX.


Important Tiffany antique sterling silver pitcher with applied shells

Tiffany Antique Sterling Pitcher with Applied Shells and Seaweed

A rare and special antique sterling silver pitcher with applied shells and seaweed on the body and an applied crab on the top of the hand hammered handle. The surface is spot hammered. Never monogrammed. Marked with Tiffany marks. Circa 1880. Weight: 36.35 Height:7 1/8"



Kurt Matzdorf silver gold and onyx table box

American Sterling Modern Table Box by Kurt Matzdorf

A sterling silver table box by Kurt Matzdorf with a pull off lid bearing an applied onyx plaque trimmed with a gold bezel. The lid, handle and pedestal are all textured to contrast the side and stem of handle. 4 3/4" by 4 1/4"; Height: 4" at the finial. Weight 18.30 troy ounces.


Tiffany antique sterling acid etched flask with etched fish

Large Tiffany Sterling Antique Flask

A large important rare Tiffany flask with hammered surfaces and acid etched decoration of seaweed and two large fish on the front. The reverse has seaweed and acid etched inscriptions of a presentation from one in memory of another. Circa 1880.

Weight: 10.10 troy ounces. 6 1/2" long by 4 1/2" wide by 1 1/8" deep. Screw off cap. Excellent condition.


Tiffany antique cactus pitcher tropical applications

Massive Rare Tiffany Sterling Tropical Cactus Pitcher

A rare and important Tiffany sterling silver tropical pitcher with applied cactus leaves and blossoms in three dimension together with banana leaves. Engraved cactus details on the handle. A large highly detailed pitcher designed for Tiffany & Co by John Y Curran in 1890. Exceptionally heavy. 9 1/4" tall. 53 troy ounces.



Gorham antique sterling ice bowl with barrel staves and icicles on rocks circa 1870 antique sterling silver

Rare Gorham Antique Sterling Ice Bowl Circa 1874

A rare antique sterling silver ice bowl by Gorham dated 1874 in the form of a barrel complete with staves and applied icicles bolted with original bolts to a base or rocks and ice. Pristine condition, the engraved detail on the barrel in perfect condition. Weight 31 troy ounces. Height: 5 7/8" Number 140.


Matthews and Prior antique sterling water pitcher

Matthews and Prior Antique Sterling Water Pitcher

A rare maker, active around 1904, Matthews and Prior was located in New York, NY. This pitcher is decorated with lily pads and water lilies in high relief and with remarkable detail. The water lilies on the body are three dimensional and the leaves highly chased with detail. Excellent condition and lovely patina.

Weight: 36.05 troy ounces; Height: 9"


Asprey caviar container sterling silver circa 1978

Asprey Sterling Silver Caviar Container

An unusual and one of a kind sterling silver caviar container by Asprey of Bond Street hallmarked 1978, London. The oval base has four applied cast dolphin feet and two hinged cast shell form handles that raise for lifting. The pull off lid has a detailed sturgeon as the finial. The liner is heavily gilded and pulls out. Matching spoon clips into the lid for storage. Weight: 98.4 troy oz. L 12" H 6 1/4". Spoon 7 3/4"


Gorham martele pitcher

Gorham Martele Silver Pitcher

A large impressive floral hand hammered pitcher by Gorham in the Martele series. The pitcher dates from September 15th 1908 and is manufactured in the .9584 standard. Chased by George W Sauthof. Very large poppies and crisp chasing of other flowers and leaves. The spout is in the form of a large tropical leaf with the veins arranged in a symmetrical fan shape. Never monogrammed. Excellent condition. Weight: 44 troy oz. Height: 9 1/4"


Wendt antique silver tureen with turtles

Fine Wendt Tureen with Turtle handles and finial

A remarkable smart sterling silver tureen engraved on front and back with an ornate applied border at the top of the tureen bowl. The lid is plain and is surmounted with a large cast turtle finial held in place with the original nut on the inside of the lid. The handles have two finely cast turtles held in place with two long threads capped with the simple finial at the bottom of each arm. The turtles have detailed scales in the shells and the handle finial has some detail on the ground below. Marked English Sterling and retailed by Ball Black and Co. Circa 1865. Excellent condition. Weight: 71.7 troy ounces. Height: 11" at the finial. Length: 14 1/2"


Tiffany mokume cups with French import marks

Tiffany and Co Rare Set of Six Cups with Mokume and Acid Etrched Decoration (French Touch Marks)

A rare set of six handled cups by Tiffany & Company circa 1880 sold in France with French touch marks on the rims. Three are decorated with mokume and three are decorated with acid etched copper designs. The construction is in sterling with the mixed metals being applied to the sterling bodies. Marked and monogrammed on the bases. Height 1 1/2"; diameter at top 1 3/16".


Antique Tiffany Japanese style cup with applied fish and engraved seaweed

Tiffany Sterling Hammered Japanese Style Cup

A rare Tiffany antique sterling silver cup in the Japanese style with hammered background and applied fish and crabs. There are two large applied fish and an applied crab on the base. Acid etched seaweed decoration and a hammered ornate handle resembling an octopus. Marked on the base. Height: 3 7/8". Weight: 7.2 troy ounces. Lightly gilded hammered interior.


Tiffany sterling tea caddy with Japanese motifs

Tiffany Tea Caddy

A sterling silver Tiffany Japanese motif tea caddy with removable lid. The ivory plaque is decorated with a pair of jesters with applied gold decoration. Other silver applications on the body include bamboo, blossoms and an ornate Japanese style decorated band. Monogrammed on the reverse with a Victorian Gothic intertwined monogram. Width 4 1/4"; height 4 1/2" at finial. Weight 12.4 troy ounces. This actual tea caddy is pictured on page 35 of John Loring's book titled "Magnificent Tiffany Silver." In this article the author points out that the ivory plaque on the front of the caddy and the unusual finial on the lid of the caddy are the direct result of the collaboration between Edward Moore and Christopher Dresser. The caddy was probably designed in 1878 by Edward C Moore


Tiffany antique sterling and copper cup with applied sterling leaves in the Japanese style

Tiffany Mixed Metals Demitasse Cup and Saucer

A Tiffany mixed metals demitasse cup and saucer with applied leaves and branches and acid etched bird and leaves. Both pieces are sterling clad in copper on the outside of the cup and underside of the saucer. Original gold wash on the inside of the cup. Diameter saucer 4"; cup 2" tall and diameter at top 2". Excellent condition. Inscribed under the saucer "April 11 1894."


Antique Tiffany glass and silver wine carafe

Rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling and Glass Wine Carafe

An outstanding Tiffany & Co. sterling silver and glass wine jug on a round base with four paw feet, the silver decorated with a lyre, basket of fruit and a band of chrysanthemums around the middle. The spout is in the form of a bird's beak and the lid is hinged. A double handle connects the base to the body. The carafe is monogrammed on the front. Height 12"


Tiffany antique sterling hammered and applied ice bowl

Tiffany Aesthetic Movement Ice Bowl

A Tiffany sterling silver hammered ice bowl with pierced liner and applied fish swimming through water and reeds. The inside of the bowl is engraved with the exact image of the applied fish and engraved visible on the outside of the bowl. The pedestal base has a Japanese style die rolled ornate decorative band. Never monogrammed. Height 5 1/8"; diameter 7"; weight 17.5 oz troy. Excellent condition.


Gorham mixed metals copper vase with hammered surface and applied decoration

Gorham Mixed Metals Vase

An impressive large hand hammered copper vase by Gorham with finely detailed silver applications depicting leaves, bug, swallow in flight, butterfly, crane, birds and flowers in the Japanese style. Height 7 3/4"; diameter at neck 3 3/4". Good condition and patina.


Gorham Antique Japanese Style Teapot

Circa 1880

An antique copper and applied silver Japanese style teapot with a wrapped swing handle and applied butterflies, grasshopper and blossoms. Pull off lid with ebony finial. Circa 1880. Height: 4 3/4"


Whiting antique silver Japanese style pitcher with applied irises

Rare and Important Antique Whiting Pitcher

A rare sterling silver antique water pitcher by Whiting circa 1880 with a large dragon fly applied to one side and irises to the other side. The textured surface is achieved with acid etching and the condition of this is pristine with the applied details in bold contrast to the mottled surface. The handle is curved and quite obviously the design of Charles Osborne who worked for Whiting and for Tiffany at different times in the 1880s

39.15 troy oz. 9 3/4" tall


Whiting antique sterling bowl with chased shells and gilded seaweed

Rare Whiting 1880s Sterling Shell Bowl

A finely chased sterling silver bowl by Whiting with exquisitely detailed shells and parcel gilded seaweed chased on the sides. The interior is gold washed and monogrammed. Weight: 30.7 troy ounces. 10 1/4" diameter. Height: 4 1/2". Pristine condition.


Tiffany sterling knives with gold and niello inlay

Six Important Tiffany Knives Inlaid with Gold and Niello

A set of 6 important sterling silver Tiffany fruit knives with hand hammered handles decorated with inlaid gold Japanese designs. The gold washed blades are all sterling and are all marked Tiffany & Co and M. These actual knives are pictured in the book "Tiffany Silver Flatware" by William P Hood Jr. Page 229 Fig 343. Circa 1880. Length: 7 1/2"


Whiting large antique sterling silver trophy with three handles and removable lid

Rare Special Order Whiting Sterling Trophy Loving Cup

A massive special order triple handle trophy loving cup by the Whiting Manufacturing Company with applied parcel gilded grape vines, grapes and leaves. Pull off lid. Acid etched inscription in the large cartouche on one side. Perfect for a champagne bottle holder or wine cooler. An important piece with a magnificent presence. Art nouveau feet and handles. Dated 1906. The lid decorated in the same manner.

Height: 21". Weight: 214 troy ounces.


Whiting mixed metals and sterling tea caddy

Whiting Mixed Metals Tea Caddy

A sterling silver and applied copper and silver tea caddy by Whiting and dated 1880. The lid and bottom half have a basket weave pattern and the bottom rim and top section of the bowl are spot hammered. Applied flowers and leaves in copper and silver on one side.

Weight: 7.2 troy oz Height: 3 3/4"


Gorham antique sterling parcel gilded cup with Japanese style decoration and a dog head on the handle

Gorham Antique Sterling Cup

A fine parcel gilded antique sterling cup with a satin finish and cast handle with dog terminal. The base has a Japanese motif and the surface is finely bright cut with gilded highlights. Pristine condition. Light inscripton on the front of the cup. Original gold wash inside. Height 3 1/4"; diameter 3 3/4"; weight 7.3 ozt.



Important and rare antique silver tureen and mixed metals copper application

Gorham Mixed Metal Tureen

An important Gorham mixed metal tureen and undertray. The hand hammered sterling silver tureen has multiple copper applications depicting flowers, leaves, chickens, birds, butterflies, crabs, fish and globules of sand in the Japanese style. The double handles are wrapped in silver wire. In addition to the Gorham marks, there is a date letter N for 1881. Tray 10" square; length 12 1/2" from handle to handle. Top of tureen measures just under 9" square; height 6 1/2" to top of handle. Total weight 95.65 troy ounces. This is an amazing rare suite.


Gorham mixed metals vase with copper and gold washed applied detail

Gorham Mixed Metals and Hammered Sterling Vase

Antique circa 1882

A 7 1/4" tall antique hammered sterling vase by the Gorham company with applied mixed metals including copper and silver gilt applications with a weight of 7.95 troy ounces in pristine condition. The applications include butterflies and flowers with a crane and a Japanese female figure. Original patina. Date letter for 1882.


Important Kirk antique silver compotes landscape pattern S Kirk & Son 925/1000 Compotes

A massive pair of Kirk sterling silver compotes with the incredible weight of 142.25 troy ounces combined. The techniques include high relief landscape chasing of castles, cottages and animals and an applied naturalistic border of branches with fruit. The addition of four clusters of fruit in four corners add extra three dimensional depth. Pristine unpolished condition and patina. Never monogrammed. Height: 6 1/4". Diameter 12" and 5" at the base. Marked S Kirk and Son Co 925/1000 2359. Circa 1910.


Dominick & Haff aesthetic sterling tureen

Dominick & Haff Aesthetic Rectangular Tureen

An antique sterling silver aesthetic movement covered dish by Dominick & Haff with exquisite chasing in three dimension depicting flora against a textured chased background. The highlights are large butterflies on the body and handles. Removable twist off handle on lid. Length 9" by 6 1/2" wide and 12" long across the handles. Height 6 1/2" at finial; weight 55.4 oz troy. Never monogrammed.


Gorham mixed metals tray sterling oin copper

Gorham Mixed Metals Copper Tray

An iconic Gorham copper and silver tray with a patinated red surface in exceptionally good condition. The applied sterling bull with Japanese figure is black and unpolished as is the cherry blossom in the lower left corner. The applied branch on the upper left corner is copper and is a different red to the patinated tray. 9" by 8". An exact duplicate is in the Dallas Museum of Art Collection. Date letter P for 1883.


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