Signed with the Gorham and Durgin mark, this rare sterling silver centerpiece features a double swan boat design. Reminiscent of the Boston Commons boats, the double swans decorate either end with elegant sweeping necks and the open body allows for imaginative floral arrangements with many decorative possibilities. Lifelike body and feather designs accentuate the full length of the centerpiece for full dramatic effect. Sterling Silver Total weight 1229 grams. Please see the pair of smaller single swans that are priced separately. Excellent condition, wear consistent with age and use.
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This gorgeous coffee service is made by Steiff in the Repousse pattern with all-over rose varieties encircling the body. The three matching pieces consist of a coffee pot, creamer and open sugar, all standing on four scrolled feet. The coffee pot alone weighs over 2 lbs and each piece has an "S" monogram on the base. The creamer measures 4 1/2" tall and 4" wide and the sugar measures 4 1/4" tall and 6" wide.
An extraordinary .800 silver service made by V.C. Dub Wien Silberwarenfabrik, circa 1880s in the original oak fitted box with chamois lining. The extensive service fits in three layered trays and each piece is decorated with an armorial crest. The top of the box is also fitted with a matching silver medallion. The silver pattern has understated, elegant and clean lines and is heavy and substantial in the hand. The service includes 35 dinner forks, 36 dinner knives, 12 fish forks, 12 fish knives, 21 dessert or salad forks, 18 large soup spoons, 22 tablespoons, 12 fruit knives, and 12 Luncheon knives. approximate 412.6 troy ounces.
This is a classic, Art Deco Period and style martini shaker with clean lines, embellished with only a simple diamond shaped monogram. A wonderful addition to a collection and even better, filled with your favorite drink. The condition is excellent and the strainer makes mixing a breeze!
Now you can easily set your table for those extra guests and still use the same motif all around. This lovely set of 14 signed Tiffany and Co. sterling silver butterflies will add a touch of whimsy as they flutter around the heads of each place. They are a perfect size to hold the name card are decorated on both the front and back.
This set of 12 Minton service plates is a rare example of Minton's sterling silver overlay. Most silver overlay was made by other porcelain manufacturers and these were surely a custom order. The thick, heavy and profuse silver work, extremely detailed and hand engraved, decorates the clean white blank creating a beautiful contrast. The swirling Art Nouveau pattern defines the elegant frame of the central monogram of "MEJ" and these were retailed by the renowned retailer, Higgins & Seiter, NY, circa 1905.
The silver is so thick, each plate weighs almost 1 1/2 lbs.
Truly a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary set! Ca. 1905
A pair of stunning 19th century Russian, cobalt cut to clear crystal mantel vases with Austrian bronze mounts. The bronze molded handles and elegant bases frame the amazing leaf and diamond point cut pattern in the crystal. These vases were originally made into lamps, but are fabulous and decorative as is, or they could be reconverted into lamps again. Each is unique and slightly different though the same pattern, still looking wonderful as a pair. Ca. 1870's
A rare and wonderful example of Aesthetic Movement decoration at it's finest. This silver plated planter sits on a stone or marble base, atop four round silver feet. It is decorated on all four sides with masterful engraving using all the motifs associated with the style including cranes, bamboo, palm leaves, bulrushes, cattails and beautiful palmetto borders. The workmanship is excellent and it still retains the original zinc liner, making it both practical and decorative. It is not signed or marked but I attribute the country of origin to either the US or England.
This is an amazing platter in every way. It is huge, it is mounted with life-size cast lobsters, it totally useful, highly decorative and very dramatic. Made by Franco Lagini, Italy, it has an all-over martele or hammered surface and though it is silver over copper, it is not too heavy to carry for serving.
The perfect focal point on a buffet table. Ca. 1950s
A rare and perhaps unique footed centerpiece most certainly made by Hawkes in Corning NY. in the Aesthetic Movement style.
The heavy crystal is decorated with copper wheel engraved birds and cherry blossoms and sits on an octagonal base. The bowl is mounted with a sterling silver three-handled rim decorated with engraved, matching cherry blossom motif. The removable sterling silver flower frog is made in two levels both functional and highly decorative with a complex pierced graphic pattern, topped with an acorn finial. The sterling silver was made by Gorham and it was retailed by Grogan Company from Pittsburgh. The base has some wear which obscures the signature. The workmanship speaks for itself nonetheless.