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Antique Silver

by Auctionata


50 lots with images

July 19, 2013

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Rare ornamental silver candle stick, Spain around 1750

Lot 1: Rare ornamental silver candle stick, Spain around 1750

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Description: Spain, mid-18th CenturyMarked with the master mark "MA" in the pearl rimRich rocaille and shell décor Additional wick tweezer on a silver chainWeight: 180 gVery good condition This unusual piece from Spain from the end of the Baroque period is made fascinating through its rich rocaille-décor and the sumptuously curved shapes. The unusual and rare combination of this portable candle-holder reminds the user of a hand mirror and has an added chain for the wick tweezer. The wick tweezer can be slotted into the handle, thus can be hidden.Masterly crafted piece from the 18υth Century with repoussé and chiseling.The maximal length and width are 24 x 8,6 cm. The length of the chain is 21 cm, the length of the tweezers is 10,5 cm. MA mark in small dot-frame. The condition is incredibly good with only slight traces of age.The length is 24 cm and the maximal width is 8,6 cm. The length of the chain is 21cm, the length of the tweezers are 10,5 cm.

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Richly adorned Russian Silver Teapot, Moscow around 1750

Lot 2: Richly adorned Russian Silver Teapot, Moscow around 1750

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Description: SilverMoscow around 1750Marked with Moscow town mark of St George (Date unreadable 17..?) and maker's mark of an unidentified master ("A • I", "B • A")Assaymaster's mark: Iwan SchaginHammer engraving at the bottom and inside the lidDimensions: height 14 cm, length 22 cmWeight: 342,4 gramsVery good conditionThis finely made silver teapot stands on a round, drawn-in foot-rim. The upper half of the round carcass is decorated with enchased rocaille ornaments whereas the lower half is left smooth except for a small border just above the foot rim. The flat lid is adorned with a high finial, partly in wood. The wooden ear-shaped handle is especially smooth and has a very fine patina.The pot si generally in very good condition and shows only small traces of age and use. It is marked at the bottom and inside the lid with the Moscow town mark of St George (Date unreadable 17..) and a maker's mark of an unidentified master ("A · I", "B · A"). Furthermore it bears the assaymaster's mark of Iwan Schagin. Dimensions: height 14 cm, length 22 cm; weight: 342,4 grams.

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Small gilded silver teapot, Moscow, Mid-18th Century

Lot 3: Small gilded silver teapot, Moscow, Mid-18th Century

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Description: Silver, partially gilded; BoneMoscow, 1750s/1760sMarked with the town mark of Moscow (St George, 17..) and an unidentified maker's mark "B • A" (ПВ)Finely enchased and chiseledDimensions: height 10 cm, length 16.5 cmWeight: 227.95 gramsVery good conditionThis very bulbous little tea pot from Moscow of the 18υth century is completely gilded on the inside and partially gilded on the outside according to the rhythm of the profiled ribs. It stands on a round, drawn-in foot rim, bulges heavily out and ends flat at the top without a neck. It is profiled by delicate curves. In the fields in between the curves, floral ornaments have been enchased. Similar ornaments can be found in the fields at the attachments of the spout and the handle. The latter is separated from the pot by two boney rings to prevent it from getting too hot. The flat lid is adorned with a finial.The pot is in very good condition, with traces of its age and use. It is marked at the bottom and underneath the lid with the town mark of Moscow (St George, 17..) and an unidentified maker's mark "B · A" (ПВ). Dimensions: height 10 cm, length 16.5 cm; weight: 227.95 grams.

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Beautifully made Silver Rococo-Spoon, Germany 1770

Lot 4: Beautifully made Silver Rococo-Spoon, Germany 1770

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Description: SilverGermany, Nuremberg 1770Marked with the Nuremberg city mark (N) and the year letter „B" for 1770 Unidentifiable maker's mark in trefoilHammer EngravingEmbossed and chiseledDimensions: length 21.8 cm, width 4.6 cmWeight : 57,65 gramsVery good conditionThis beautifully made spoon of the late Rococo from Nuremberg shows luscious rocaille and floral decorations. The finely embossed and chiseled reliefs show rosebuds, rocaille and volutes and are especially raised at the end of the handle.The spoon is  in good, used condition. The spoon is marked with the Nuremberg city mark (N) and the year letter „B" for 1770 as well as an unidentifiable maker's mark in trefoil. With hammer engraving on the bottom of the bowl. Dimensions: length 21.8 cm, width 4.6 cm; weight : 57,65 grams.

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Small Silver Coffee Pot with Wooden Handle, Munich 1787

Lot 5: Small Silver Coffee Pot with Wooden Handle, Munich 1787

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Description: Silver and WoodMunich/Germany, 1787Marked at the bottom with the city and date mark of Munich and the maker's markMaker: Ignaz Franzowitz (approx. 1736-1813)Hammer engravingDimensions: height 18.5 cm, length 15.5 cmWeight: 346.75 gramsVery good conditionThis small, fine coffee or milk pot by Master Ignaz Franzowitz stands on a round, drawn-in foot rim. The round carcass ends in small rouns neck ring and is profiled with sideways turned smaller and wider ribs. The equally profiled baluster lid is attached to one side. Its curvate border protrudes a bit. The hinge has an additional small silver handle that helps opening the lid whose knob is rather decorative than functional. The spout that is covered with a small lid contrasts the pot's round forms with a slightly rectangular edge. The curvate wooden handle has a beautiful natural colour that does not try to imitate ebony.The pot is engraved at the bottom with the city and date mark of Munich and the maker's mark of Ignaz Franzowitz (approx. 1736-1813). Hammer engravings below the foot rim. The pot is in good condition according to its age. With traces of use. The wooden handle is a bit loose. Dimensions: height 18.5 cm, length 15.5 cm, wWeight: 346.75 grams.Ignaz Francowitz (auch Francowicz), (um 1736-1813)Francowitz, born in Prague, was a Bohemian gold- and silversmith. He learned with Jan Jakob Vodicka in Prague. He married the widow of the goldsmith Johann Michael Roth in 1764 in Munich, and took over the former husband's workshop when he became a Master in 1765. He became goldsmith to the court in Munich and several of his works can be seen in the treasure chambers at the Munich Residence.   

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Small Silver Milk Pot with Wooden Handle, Munich 1787

Lot 6: Small Silver Milk Pot with Wooden Handle, Munich 1787

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Description: Silver and WoodMunich/Germany, 1787Marked at the bottom with the city and date mark of Munich and the maker's markMaker: Ignaz Franzowitz (approx. 1736-1813)Hammer engravingDimensions: height 16 cm, length 12,5 cmWeight: 218,6 gramsVery good conditionThis small, fine milk pot by Master Ignaz Franzowitz stands on a round, drawn-in foot rim. The round carcass ends in small rouns neck ring and is profiled with sideways turned smaller and wider ribs. The equally profiled baluster lid is attached to one side. Its curvate border protrudes a bit. The hinge has an additional small silver handle that helps opening the lid whose knob is rather decorative than functional. The spout contrasts the pot's round forms with a slightly rectangular edge. The curvate wooden handle has a beautiful natural colour and does not try to imitate ebony.The pot is in good condition according to its age. With traces of use. Lid jams a bit. It is engraved at the bottom with the city and date mark of Munich and the maker's mark of Ignaz Franzowitz (approx. 1736-1813). Hammer engravings below the foot rim. Dimensions: height 16 cm, length 12,5 cm; weight: 218,6 grams.Ignaz Francowitz (auch Francowicz), (um 1736-1813)Ignaz Francowitz, born in Prague, was a Bohemian gold- and silversmith. He learned with Jan Jakob Vodicka in Prague. He married the widow of the goldsmith Johann Michael Roth in 1764 in Munich, and took over the former husband's workshop when he became a Master in 1765. He became goldsmith to the court in Munich and several of his works can be seen in the treasure chambers at the Munich Residence.  

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Classicistic silver ewer with gilded inlay, Germany 1802

Lot 7: Classicistic silver ewer with gilded inlay, Germany 1802

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Description: Silver with gilded inlayAugsburg/Germany, 1802Marked with Augsburg town mark and maker's mark Maker: Gustav Friedrich Gerich (1726-1808)Enchased and chiseled Dimensions: height 18.7 cm (height of the handle), width 14 cmWeight: 392.95 gramsVery good conditionThis slim ewer from 1802 shows a typical classicistic décor: It is decorated with wide enchased relief showing oak leaves and fruits at the base and the top rim. The slime and ovoid carcass is structured and decorated by flat rips. The ewer has a curvate spout and a hoisted handle that is profiled with small grooves and ends in stylized leaves.The ewer is in very good condition, with slight traces of use and age. It is engraved at the foot rim with the town mark of Augsburg from 1802 and the maker's mark of Gustav Friedrich Gerich (1726-1808). Dimensions: height 18.7 cm (height of the handle), width 14 cm; weight: 392.95 gramsGustav Friedrich Gerich (1726-1808)Gerich was born in Pommern in 1726 and became master craftsman in 1769. Gerich was married three times and when he died in 1808, his widow Elisabetha Jakobina Mayr carried on with the workshop. Many of his works can be found in museums and private collections.

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Silver sifting spoon by Francois-Dominique Naudin, around 1810

Lot 8: Silver sifting spoon by Francois-Dominique Naudin, around 1810

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Description: Auction announcements 18 July 2013 Lot 8: This is not a sifting spoon but a sugar sprinkler spoon. Paris/France, around 1810Maker: Francois-Dominique NaudinSilver - marked with French silver marks from the time around 1805 and 1819, as well as the maker's markRemains of gilding Very finely reticulated Classical thread patternWeight: 92g, Length 21.5cmThe double thread pattern on the handle of this precious silver spoon is simplistic yet decorative at the same time and leaves space for your monogram engraving. The spoon's ladle is very delicately reticulated and richly ornamented, this gives this spoon a very elegant look. The spoon is suitable for decorative sieving of sugar.The spoon is in very good condition and shows only a few traces of use and age. The spoon shows official French silver marks as well as the Francois-Dominique Naudin's maker's mark. He was one of the most renowned Paris silverware producers from the 19υth Century.

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Silver Standing Mirror with finely wrought frame, Vienna, 1850

Lot 9: Silver Standing Mirror with finely wrought frame, Vienna, 1850

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Description: Facetted glass, ebonized wood and silverAustria / Vienna, 1850Marked with the city mark of Vienna „A", the date mark „1850" and the clarity mark "13" for 812 silverElaborately wrought roses décorDimensions: 50 cm broad; 55 cm high; approx. 2.5 cm deepTotal weight including mirror glass and wood: 3550 gramsGood conditionThis beautiful mirror from 1850 is equipped with its original, facetted glass that fits the extraordinary form of the mirror. The frame is made from 812 silver and twines around the mirror glass in enchased rocaille and rose forms. The mirror is backed with ebonized wood and has a fold-out stand on its back.The mirror is in good condition. The glass has two very minimal scratches and one small blind spot. The silver frame shows small traces of use. It is marked with the city mark of Vienna „A", the date mark „1850" and the clarity mark "13" for 812 silver. Its dimensions are: 50 cm broad; 55 cm high; approx. 2.5 cm deep. The total weight including the mirror glass and wood filling is 3550 grams.

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Elongated silver box with putti and genre scenes, around 1870

Lot 10: Elongated silver box with putti and genre scenes, around 1870

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Description: SilverFine chiseling and relief décor all aroundWeight: 139 grams Gallant and mythological scenesVery ornate embellishmentsVery good conditionThis exquisite box in an unusual size enchants with its elaborate decoration, which shows various scenes in a rocaille frame. The lid shows scenes with putti who are playing with dogs and birds in front of a delineated house and are splashing in a small tub. The side walls are decorated with small gallant scenes, which are separated by narrow, untreated surfaces. The scenes show a couple, a lute player, putti playing a cello, a shepherd and a drummer. The lower part shows the God Apollo in a chariot drawn by swans. He faces a lady, thus the scene of the oracle of Delphi is depicted. On the right side there is a river and a view of the city.This fine box, whose size allows various uses is a real crafts gem and should really be respected anew. The box is a typical example for a crafts work from the second rococo (1850 - 1870) and is in excellent condition. Dimensions: 13,8 x 5,5 x 3,5 cm. 

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Pair of finely decorated silver candle sticks, 19th Century

Lot 11: Pair of finely decorated silver candle sticks, 19th Century

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Description: Europe, first half of the 19th CenturySilver - diverse marksFinely ornamented decorationsDetailed chiseling and relief décor Pure silver weight approx. 756 gramsThese finely crafted candle sticks of silver stand high and noble on integrated square bases. From the bottom of the foot to the top of the candle opening both these candle sticks are finely chiseled and ornamented with relief décor. The different floral, geometric and ornamental decorations refine these candle sticks. The wax plate at the top end is removable and crafted as a flower blossom - this motif is repeated just before the base.Marked on the base with unidentified European hallmarks. Overall height: 27,2 cm, maximal width: 10cm. Total weight: 378 grams and 694 grams (as it is filled). Both these candle sticks show distinct traces of wear, some indentations, as well as a small maker's flaw. One candle stick still has the original filling material. 

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Noble 3-piece silver coffee set by Webster Co., USA around 1880

Lot 12: Noble 3-piece silver coffee set by Webster Co., USA around 1880

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Description: USA, around 1880Manufacturer: Webster & Co., MassachusettsSilver - marked "Sterling" and maker's markCoffee pot, milk jug and sugar bowlFine chiseling and relief decorationElegant designThe total weight is 465 gramsThis noble coffee set from around 1880, compiled of a coffee pot, a milk jug and a sugar bowl was produced by the Webster Company in America. The fine, repetitive chiseling and the floral relief décor on the simplistic, stylized shapes emphasize the set's design. Especially the handles are leant on the Empire style; the flower-rimmed reserves on each side of each of the items are perfect for an engraving of a monogram. All three pieces are set on small bases, which are notched in the corners, thus emphasizing the elegance of this coffee set.The three-piece silver coffee set by the Webster Company is marked with "Sterling" and the maker's mark.  The height of the coffee pot is 25,5cm and the width is 21cm. Unprofessional repair with glue residue on the top of the coffee pot's base. Indentations on the coffee pot, one very light indentation on the milk jug, otherwise in good condition. This set is worth a little repair to let it sparkle in its full beauty.Webster CompanyIn 1869 George K. Webster founded his company in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. They produced bowls, frames, cigarette holders, candle sticks and much more in silver. Today the Webster Company is part of Reed & Barton Silversmiths. 

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139piece silver cutlery with moulded shellwork, around 1890

Lot 13: 139piece silver cutlery with moulded shellwork, around 1890

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Description: 800er silverGermany, around 1890Silverware, dessert and fish cutleryWith cake server, serving spoons and skewersGerman silver marks and hallmark by Körner & Proll BerlinMoulded shellworkMonogrammed Total weight: 9238 gramsThis extensive set of cutlery with a total of 139 pieces is made of 800 silver and shows a very nice shellwork décor and a finely chiseled monogram. It was produced at the Berlin factory Körner & Proll, which was founded by von Franz Eduard Körner and Friedrich Wilhelm Proll in 1845.Normal size cutlery consists of: 16 knives, 12 forks, 11 soup spoons. Length: 21 - 24.5 cm, weight including knife blades made of stainless steel: 4026 grams.The dessert set includes 18 teaspoons (including 4 beautifully chiseled inside), 12 dessert knives and 9 dessert forks. Length: 14 - 21 cm; weight including knife blades made of stainless steel: 2009 grams.The most beautiful fish cutlery that is also chiseled on the tines and blades with a floral decoration and is entirely made of silver and weighs together: 2456 grams, length 19.5 - 21 cm.Furthermore, among the set: 1 cake server, 2 large serving spoon, 3 skewers, 1 more fish knife and a butter knife. Especially the cake server is defined by its beautiful chasing. Total weight including blades: 579 grams, lengths between 19 and 25 cm. In additions 2 mini spoons for salt and pepper, and three pieces of silverware (spoon, fork, teaspoon) made in a similar style, are furnished. Total weight: 168 grams.All pieces are marked with German marks (crescent moon and crown), the purity mark "800" and the hallmark of Körner & Proll Berlin (winged wheel). The cutlery is generally in very good condition with slight signs of wear, especially the teeth of some forks are bent. The overall weight of the complete set is 9238 grams.

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Silver Ladle with Bavarian Thaler, England 1895

Lot 14: Silver Ladle with Bavarian Thaler, England 1895

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Description: Silver ladle with horn handleBirmingham, England, 1895Marked with the Birmingham city mark (Anchor), year mark "w" (1895) and the English LionMaker's Mark: Deykin & Harrison "D & H"Ladle with Bavarian Thaler as BottomDimensions: Length 40 cm; Diameter of the ladle 8.8 cm, Depth 3.3 cmWeight approx. 110,75 g (incl. the horn handle)Very good conditionThe bottom of this extravagant ladle is a Bavarian Thaler. This shows inside the ladle the profile of the Bavarian Emperor Max Joseph surrounded by the inscription "D. G. MAX IOSUB BAVARIAE." From the backside it shows the mother of Christ with baby Jesus and the inscription "PATRONA BAVARIAE 1765". The silver border of the ladle is decorated with enchased flowers and rocaille reliefs. The horn handle is torn in itself and set at the end in a fine finial.   The ladle is in very good condition and shows natural traces of age, especially in the horn handle. The six marks are engraved at the transition from the ladle to the horn handle. They consist of the maker's marks of Deykin & Harrison, of the Birmingham city mark (Anchor), the year mark "w" for 1895 and the English Lion.Deykin & HarrisonFounded in 1781 as button makers by William Redfern Deykin & Walter Andrew Harrison. The company turned towards electroplated finery and was registered in 1895. It was active until the late 1930s. 

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Marvelous embossed silver work

Lot 15: Marvelous embossed silver work "Siege of Vienna", 19th century

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Description: SilverAustria, 19th centuryPartially gilded silverDetailed embossed and forged silverworkDimensions: 81 cm high; 40 cm wideOverall weight: 2.9 kilosGood conditionThis unusual silver work has been made in Vienna in the 19υth century and shows the Siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire. The Turks can easily be recognized by their scimitars and turbans. The battle piece, the dead and the hurt are shown in cruel detailedness and everything seems to be a bustle of humans, horses and weapons. Only in the upper third of the work is everything a bit quieter, a delicately chiseled tree stands highly on the right side of the work. In the background to the left, the burning city can be seen.The work is in good condition, but with a few traces of age and use. Traces of the previous gilding are visible, but clearly rubbed off. The silver is visibly tarnished and shows a few minimal holes. The piece is 81 cm high and 40 cm wide and it weighs 2.9 kilos in total.

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Pewter teapot, James Dixon & Sons, England 19th Century

Lot 16: Pewter teapot, James Dixon & Sons, England 19th Century

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Description: Sheffield, EnglandManufacturer: James Dixon & Sons19th CenturyPewter, silver and alabasterDimensions: 18 cm (height), 10 cm (maximal width)Ornamental, geometric and floral decorationBeautiful, extraordinary shapeGood conditionThis wonderful, extraordinary pewter teapot in a curved form is finely decorated. From the feet to the lid everything is finely ornated. The feet standing on paws, are nestled up to the body of the teapot with floral details. The body is finely geometrically chiseled in horizontal stripes, whereby the ornamental, reticulated handle and spout contrast this in an interesting way. The handle has two small bars made of alabaster at the upper and lower ends. The lid reflects this contrast, this time with a lid lifter in silver in the shape of a flower. Marked below with the maker's mark, several numbers and "VDC". Good condition with original patina.James Dixon & SonsThe English company from Sheffield started producing silver products in 1806. From 1836 onwards they also produced pewter, nickel and brass articles. They exhibited their silver and metal products at the Great Exhibition in 1851 where they were awarded several prizes. 

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Fine silver and enamel box with floral décor, Russia 1899

Lot 17: Fine silver and enamel box with floral décor, Russia 1899

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Description: Silver and EnamelRussia, 1899Russian silver marks, amongst these "84" and date "1899"Floral enamel inlaysWeight: 602 gramOverall weight: 15.4 cm broad; 3 cm high; 11.2 cm deepGood conditionThis elegant silver and enamel box has been made in 1899 in Russia. It has a very elegant form with rounded corners. The folding lid and the sidewalls are adorned with delicate enamel inlays in different colours showing fine branches with autumnally coloured leaves and a white oval with a blooming flower in it.The box is in good condition with traces of age and use. It is marked at the bottom and the lid "KK 1899 84" with KK presumably identifies the Russian silversmith Konstantin Knyazyev. The box has been marked "Fabergé" later and it can be ruled out that the box has been made by this silversmith (especially since the mark at the lid partially touches the enamel inlay). The dimensions of the box are: 15.4 cm broad; 3 cm high; 11.2 cm deep. The overall weight is 602 gram.

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Malacca and Silver Dandy Cane with Bust Handle, 19th Century

Lot 18: Malacca and Silver Dandy Cane with Bust Handle, 19th Century

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Description: Germany, 19th century Fine walking stick with figural handleMalacca and silver with partial gold washGood conditionLength of handle: 6 cmOverall length: 82 cmThis especially elegant men's walking stick, a so-called dandy cane, features a smooth Malacca-shaft and a silver handle with partial gold wash, which is figured in the shape of a youth in historicised clothing. The cane finishes with a metal and iron ferrule.The cane is overall in good, used condition. The gold wash of the silver handle is rubbed in some parts and we also find small dents here and there. The total length of the cane is 82 cm.Walking canesCanes were used, predominantly by men, as a means of support but considerably more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in the rhythm of his walk.Walking sticks have existed since ancient times, when presumably they were merely suitable branches that were found on the ground or broken off trees. Starting in the Middle Ages, canes became more distributed, when their possible use as tools and weapons led to an increase in their popularity. Sophisticated society members and certain professionals had more elaborate canes. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often quite luxuriously crafted. From the 19υth Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes: a cane was chosen according to how it would match with the user's clothing. After the Industrial Revolution in Europe, so-called system canes could conceal a variety of functions. These were often patented and examples include both swords and firearm weapons, cigarette lighters, small mirrors, snuff boxes, whiskey bottles and glasses, musical instruments, medical equipment and countless more. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks are less widely-used but, due to their extensive history and great variety, they have become a popular collector's item.

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Silver Walking Cane with Boar Head, Germany, 19th Century

Lot 19: Silver Walking Cane with Boar Head, Germany, 19th Century

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Description: Germany, 19th centuryBeautifully crafted walking cane with figural handleWood, silver (tested) with inset ruby eyesVery good conditionLength of handle: 12 cmOverall length: 87.5 cmThis walking cane features a particularly beautiful, figural silver handle shaped like the head of a boar with inset ruby eyes, which is connected to the smoothed shaft made from branch wood with natural surface texture and ending in an iron ferrule.The cane is overall in very good condition with a beautiful patina. The total length is 87.5 cm.Walking canesCanes were used, predominantly by men, as a means of support but considerably more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in the rhythm of his walk.Walking sticks have existed since ancient times, when presumably they were merely suitable branches that were found on the ground or broken off trees. Starting in the Middle Ages, canes became more distributed, when their possible use as tools and weapons led to an increase in their popularity. Sophisticated society members and certain professionals had more elaborate canes. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often quite luxuriously crafted. From the 19υth Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes: a cane was chosen according to how it would match with the user's clothing. After the Industrial Revolution in Europe, so-called system canes could conceal a variety of functions. These were often patented and examples include both swords and firearm weapons, cigarette lighters, small mirrors, snuff boxes, whiskey bottles and glasses, musical instruments, medical equipment and countless more. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks are less widely-used but, due to their extensive history and great variety, they have become a popular collector's item.Overall length: 87.5 cm

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Malacca and Silver Walking Cane with Bear's Head, 19th Century

Lot 20: Malacca and Silver Walking Cane with Bear's Head, 19th Century

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Description: Most certainly Germany, 19th CenturyElegant walking cane with figural handleMalacca and silver (tested)Very good conditionLength of handle: 4.5 cmOverall length: 80 This particularly noble cane consists of a smoothed Malacca shaft with a silver handle in the shape of a bear's head. Especially beautiful is the hand painted shaft, speckled in imitation of snake wood. A metal ferrule is at the end of the cane.The cane is in very good condition with a beautiful patina. The shaft displays minimal surface scratches while there is a dent on the back of the silver head. The overall length is 80 cm.Walking canesCanes were used, predominantly by men, as a means of support but considerably more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in the rhythm of his walk.Walking sticks have existed since ancient times, when presumably they were merely suitable branches that were found on the ground or broken off trees. Starting in the Middle Ages, canes became more distributed, when their possible use as tools and weapons led to an increase in their popularity. Sophisticated society members and certain professionals had more elaborate canes. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often quite luxuriously crafted. From the 19υth Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes: a cane was chosen according to how it would match with the user's clothing. After the Industrial Revolution in Europe, so-called system canes could conceal a variety of functions. These were often patented and examples include both swords and firearm weapons, cigarette lighters, small mirrors, snuff boxes, whiskey bottles and glasses, musical instruments, medical equipment and countless more. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks are less widely-used but, due to their extensive history and great variety, they have become a popular collector's item.

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Bamboo Walking Cane with Silver Flamingo's head, Germany 1900s

Lot 21: Bamboo Walking Cane with Silver Flamingo's head, Germany 1900s

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Description: Germany, around 1900Elegantly made walking cane with figural handleBamboo and 800 SilverHallmarked handle - showing the German Crown & Crescent silver hallmark, makers monogram "B.O." as well as other marksVery good conditionLength of handle: 9 cmOverall length: 73 cmThis elegantly made walking cane has a decorative, finely worked, hallmarked 800 silver handle shaped as the head of a flamingo. The bamboo shaft displays a lovely, natural stripe décor in various brown hues.The cane is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and use. There are two nail holes from a former ferrule. The overall length is 73 cm.Walking canesCanes were used, predominantly by men, as a means of support but considerably more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in the rhythm of his walk.Walking sticks have existed since ancient times, when presumably they were merely suitable branches that were found on the ground or broken off trees. Starting in the Middle Ages, canes became more distributed, when their possible use as tools and weapons led to an increase in their popularity. Sophisticated society members and certain professionals had more elaborate canes. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often quite luxuriously crafted. From the 19υth Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes: a cane was chosen according to how it would match with the user's clothing. After the Industrial Revolution in Europe, so-called system canes could conceal a variety of functions. These were often patented and examples include both swords and firearm weapons, cigarette lighters, small mirrors, snuff boxes, whiskey bottles and glasses, musical instruments, medical equipment and countless more. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks are less widely-used but, due to their extensive history and great variety, they have become a popular collector's item.

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Silver and bamboo Walking cane

Lot 22: Silver and bamboo Walking cane "Birds in a grove", 1900s

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Description: Chinese Export Silver (tested) and bambooManufactured for the European market around 1900Length of the handle: 7 cmVery good conditionAs handle for this beautiful walking cane serves a knob made of Chinese export silver. The decoration of flying birds in a bamboo grove is crafted with high precision. At the top there is a monogram consisting of a "B" with an inscribed "O". The bamboo shaft finishes with a metal ferrule.The walking cane is in very good used condition and shows few traces of wear. The overall length is 84.5 cm.Walking canesPredominantly used by men, the cane played a role as a support but even more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in his walking rhythm.Canes have existed since ancient times, when they were probably no more than broken branches. Since the Middle Ages canes have become more distributed, where they not only served as support but also as a weapon or tool. Sophisticated society members and representatives of certain professions had more elaborate sticks. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often very preciously crafted. Since the 19th Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes, where they had to match the clothing. With the development of the industrialization, so-called system-canes could conceal a variety of functions. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks were less used but became a popular collector's item. 

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52-piece silver cutlery, cake server and salad cutler 1900

Lot 23: 52-piece silver cutlery, cake server and salad cutler 1900

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Description: Manufacturer Alexander Sturm - one of the most renowned silver producers in old Vienna900 silver (cutlery and cake server) - markedClassically curved décor (cutlery and cake server)Horn and 800 silver - marked (salad cutlery)Floral décor (salad cutlery and cake server)Good condition Classical 52-piece silver cutlery set with a simplistic décor. Together with salad cutlery and two cake servers.Composition:12 small knives: weight each 46g, length 21cm: 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmark12 small knives: weight each 33g, length 18cm; 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm, Austrian hallmark6 small spoons: weight each 39g, length 18cm; 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmark8 large knives: weight each 73g, length 25cm; 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmark8 large forks: weight each 51g, length 20cm; 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmark6 large spoons: weight each 51g, length 20,5cm; 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmarkIn packaging by jeweler F. Halder, Vienna. Good condition with the usual traces of wear.The added cake server of 800 silver shows the same curved décor as the 52-piece cutlery set. Marked 800, maker's mark Alexander Sturm and Austrian hallmark. Good condition with the usual traces of wear. Weight: 71g, length: 21,5 cm, maximal width: 4,4cm.These beautiful salad servers of horn and 800 silver show a floral décor. Indecipherable marks, engraved with a stylized AH. Good but used condition. Total weight: 148g, length: 23,3cm, width of the horn 7cm.The large cake server has the same décor as the salad cutlery. Marked with Austrian hallmark, two additional marks and an indecipherable engraving. Good but used condition. Weight: 143g, length 29cm, maximal width of the fork: 5cm

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pieces of baby's cutlery, silver and silver plated, 1900s

Lot 24: pieces of baby's cutlery, silver and silver plated, 1900s

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Description: 800 silver gold-plated, silver-plated metalVarious hallmarks and marks Germany, around 1900 and later Ensemble - consisting of 2 spoons and 2 pusherDimensions: 14,5 cm (maximum) and 10 cm (minimum)This ensemble consists of two spoons and two pushers. The silver spoon has a gold-plated bowl, the handle is decorated with floral design, the name "Walter" is engraved. The high quality, dishwasher-safe pair of cutlery by Robbe & Berking consists of a spoon with cocked bowl and a classical shaped pusher. The other silver plated pusher is beautifully decorated with Rococo-ornaments.The set is in very good condition, some pieces with usual traces of wear, only slight signs of age at the gilded spoon bowl. The dimensions are 14.5 cm (silver-plated spoon), 11 cm (silver spoon), 10.5 cm (silver-plated pusher) and 10 cm (metal pusher).Robbe & BerkingFounded in 1874, the silver maufacturer Robbe & Berking is a traditional company in family hands. Robbe & Berking silver is not plated in the usual 90g silver plating, but is produced in the higher quality 150 g silver plating. This leads to a particularly long life and makes the cutlery dishwasher safe. 

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14-piece silver fish and serving cutlery, Germany around 1900

Lot 25: 14-piece silver fish and serving cutlery, Germany around 1900

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Description: 6 forks, 6 fish knifes and 2-piece serving cutleryGerman, around 1900Art Nouveau décor800 silverAll pieces with German crown & crescent silver hallmark and manufacturers marks Serving Cutlery with partial gold washMonogramm "W"Total weight: 717 gramsVery good conditionThis beautiful Art Nouveau fish cutlery for six persons includes six knives and forks and two serving utensils. In addition to a typical Art Nouveau floral decoration in relief and fine chasing all pieces show the engraved monogram "W" in its handles.Knives and forks are marked with "800", the crescent moon and crown, and with an "S". The two serving utensils show apart from their silver purity stamp 800 and the German two marks with the manufacturer's mark "Ressin (?)" and a leaping dragon's head. All parts are well preserved and show slight signs of age and wear. The serving set shows remains of gold wash. All parts together weigh 717 grams, the length of the fish knife is 21.5 cm, each fork measures 18 cm, the length of the serving utensils is from 21 to 26 cm.

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39-piece fruit cutlery with silver handles, Germany around 1900

Lot 26: 39-piece fruit cutlery with silver handles, Germany around 1900

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Description: 19 forks and 20 knivesGermany, around 1900800 Silver handlesGerman hallmarks and makers markArt Nouveau décorMonogram engraving "EGB"Total weight including knife and fork filling: 980 gramsThis beautiful fruit set, made ​​in Germany around 1900, consists of 19 small knives and 20 forks. The handles are decorated with a flowing ornamental relief in typical Art Nouveau-manner and a very delicate engraving with the monogram "EGB". A must for anyone who is looking for the true stylish way to eat fruit!All handles bear the silver mark "800" as well as the crescent moon and crown and a hallmark in wheel shape. The cutlery pieces show signs of age and use, especially the former gold coating of the fork tines and knife blades is partially gone, the handles show dents. The total length of each fork is 16.5 cm, each knife measures 17.5 cm. All silver handles measure 8.2 cm. The total weight of all parts including knife blades and fork prongs at 980 grams fillings amounts.

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5-piece Set of Silver and Silver Plated Objects, 19th/20th C

Lot 27: 5-piece Set of Silver and Silver Plated Objects, 19th/20th C

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Description: 925 and 800 silver and nickel silverEurope and Asia, 19th and 20th centuryOne bottle hanger, three small jugs and one small bowlS. J. Rose & Son - English silverware manufacturer in BirminghamK. Uyeda - Japanese silverware manufacturerJ. L. Herrmann - Austrian silverware manufacturervAFM - Italian gold and silversmithFB - Silversmith master from CzechoslovakiaAll parts hallmarked and marked on the underside, respectivelyMaximal height: roughly 7.5 cmSilver weight: 260.15 gVery good to good conditionThis set comprises four silver objects and one silver plated metal object: 1. An English port bottle hanger by S. J. Rose & Son made of 21.1 g sterling silver, manufactured on the occasion of the silver wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.2. A small Japanese jug by K. Uyeda made of 122.15 g sterling silver. 3. A small Austrian jug by J. L. Herrmann, made from nickel silver towards the end of the 19υth or beginning of the 20υth century.4. A small Italian jug made of 74.55 g, manufactured from 1960 by the gold and silversmith AFM in Palermo.5. A small 800 silver bowl, made in Czechoslovakia between 1929 and 1940.The individual pieces are in good to very good condition with only minor traces of age and wear as well as small dents on the spout of the Italian jug. All pieces are hallmarked and marked, respectively, "SJR", "C", lion and anchor, head of Elizabeth II (bottle hanger, length 7 cm), "K. Uyeda Sterling" (Japanese jug, height 7.2 cm), "800", "167", "PA", "FAM" and a star (Italian jug, height 7.5 cm), and "800", "FB", and the number 5 at the foot of a mountain with a summit cross (Czechoslovakian bowl, height 4.4 cm).

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Large silver tray with animal depictions in repoussé, 1900

Lot 28: Large silver tray with animal depictions in repoussé, 1900

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Description: 800 silver - markedSmall maker's markWide edge in repoussé techniqueGood conditionWeight: 1,475 gramsvThis pretty and large tray of 800 silver is ornamented with a wide chased edge in repoussé technique with various depictions of fruits and animals, such as rabbits and boars. On the inner base marked: small maker's mark, Austrian hallmark. Good condition with slight traces of wear. Length: 50 cm; height: 41 cm. 

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Large decorated Alpaca Wine Cooler, around 1900

Lot 29: Large decorated Alpaca Wine Cooler, around 1900

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Description: AlpacaBrazil, around 1900Marked: EberleFine rocaille decorHeight: 26.2 cmThis elegantly curved wine cooler has been made around 1900 and is made from alpaca (New-Silver or silver surrogate). It has two organically formed handles and a widely protruding lip decorated with a rich rocaille decor. It is marked outside with "EBERLE".The wine cooler shows visible traces of use and abrasion of the silver alloy. The height measures 26.2 cm. The cooler is marked EBERLE, which is the name of a Brazilian alpaca manufacturer who produced homewares and everyday objects for gauchos.

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Hors d'oeuvre set with saucer and two forks, Vienna, 1900

Lot 30: Hors d'oeuvre set with saucer and two forks, Vienna, 1900

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Description: 800 silver - markedCrystal glassPartly gildedAustria around 1900Very fine workmanshipGood conditionTotal weight of the silver, without the crystal glass: 240 gramsThis pretty silver table set includes a small tray, a crystal glass with silver cover, as well as gilded forks. Each item is finely chiseled with ornamentations and a gilded bird. Good condition with slight traces of wear.Plate: dimensions 19 x 17,5 cm. Marked underneath: 800 and hallmark.Forks: 12 cm length, marked on the reverse side with Austrian hallmark, maker's mark TL and VCDVessel: 10 x 11,5 cm, height 4,2 cmCover marked: maker's mark TD, Austrian hallmark, purity markTotal height of the set with the cover and the bird: 9 cm. 

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Filigree bracelet and card case, Canton silver, China 1900s

Lot 31: Filigree bracelet and card case, Canton silver, China 1900s

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Description: Finest reticulated filigreeChina, around 1900Canton export silver Dimensions of the case: 9.5 x 6 x 1 cmDimensions of the bracelet: 7 x 5.5 x 1.7 cmOverall weight: 62 gramsThis charming filigree bracelet and the card case are made of finest silver threads. The original bracelet in the form of a closed belt buckle shows a pattern of stylized peacock feathers. The beautiful business card case shows surrounded by a reticulated floral décor border finely carved flowers and mythical creatures that have been applied to a fine silver fabric. A small silver surface on the side would be the ideal place for your monogram.Because of its delicacy both pieces are partially bent, the clasp of the bracelet is damaged. The case shows a small flaw in the floral decoration framing. Parts of its applications are lost. Dimensions: 9.5 x 6 x 1 cm (case); 7 x 5.5 x 1.7 cm (bracelet), Overall weight: 62 grams.

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Silver Cup Chased in relief by Tuck Chang, Shanghai, 1900

Lot 32: Silver Cup Chased in relief by Tuck Chang, Shanghai, 1900

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Description: SilverChina, around 1900Tuck Chang & Co. (1880-1920) - Silver ware manufacturer in ShanghaiChased in relief with dragons hunting the magical pearlMarked with maker's mark and artist's signatureHeight: 11.1 cmWeight: 141.75 gramsVery good conditionThis elaborately manufactured cup has been made around 1900 in the silver ware manufactory Tuck Chang & Co. in Shanghai. The outer wall shows an exquisitely done chased relief with two imperial dragons hunting the Magical Pearl.The silver cup is in very good condition, with only minimal traces of age and use. It is about 11.1 cm high and weighs 141.75 grams.

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Figural, silver plated match safe with rabbit, around 1900

Lot 33: Figural, silver plated match safe with rabbit, around 1900

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Description: Auction announcements 18 July 2013 Lot 33: The rabbit figure is made of nickel silver. Copper, silver platedAustria, around 1900Finely executed figure of a small hareAlso suitable for toothpicksDimensions: Diameter: approx. 7 cm, Height: approx. 7 cmThis figural match box made of silver plated copper shows an upstanding hare licking his paw which he presumably just dipped into the barrel next to him. The barrel offers space for matches or toothpicks. The finely executed ensemble is very humorously and lively done. The small arrangement is in quite good condition, with traces of age and use. Especially the silver plating is rather abraded. Smaller dents and scratches can also be seen. The dimensions are: Diameter: approx. 7 cm, Height: approx. 7 cm.

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Silver plated Letter Opener with crowning Ram, WMF, around 1900

Lot 34: Silver plated Letter Opener with crowning Ram, WMF, around 1900

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Description: c Metal, Partially platedMost certainly Germany, around 1900Marked with WMF silver plated mark "WMF I/O"Very skilfully castLength: 20.5 cmGood conditionThis elegant letter opener with a silver plated grind is crowned by a proud ram. It is an especially beautiful animal that stands on a small pedestal. The functional grind is elegantly plated and shows the mark "WMF I/O".The opener is in good condition, the silver plating is tarnished in some areas. Length: 20.5 cm.WMFSince 1853, WMF produces high quality metal ware for household uses. Founded as Straub & Schweizer, the young company gained their first gold medal on the world exhibition in London in 1862. Straub & Schweizer merged with the metal ware fabric Ritter & Co. and they were named the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG, short WMF. They are known for high quality metal wares whose design is being appreciated worldwide.

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Two silver plated servant bell in form of pears, around 1900

Lot 35: Two silver plated servant bell in form of pears, around 1900

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Description: Brass, silver plated, with ivory knobAustria, around 1900Two servant bells in form of pearsHeight: 10 cm and 11 cmVery good conditionThese fine, electrified servant bells are made of silver plated brass and show the form of naturalistically shaped pears including leaves and branches. Thanks to their individual shapes, the pears can be used either together or separately. The (one remaining) knob is made from ivory.The servant bell is in very good condition, with minor traces of age and use and a little abrasion of the silver plating. The overall heights are 10 and 11 cm. The electro-mechanic parts and the knob of one of the pears. The other pear is complete, yet we cannot guarantee for its functionality.

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Figural Servant bell with small putto, Austria, around 1910

Lot 36: Figural Servant bell with small putto, Austria, around 1910

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Description: Brass, silver plated, with an ivory knobAustria, around 1910Finely executed puttoHeight: 7.5 cmVery good conditionThis fine electrified servant bell is made from silver plated brass and shows a small putto. He stands on a sort of half-sphere and embraces the bell wire. The small putto is very finely executed, with a serious face and the head full of curls. The knob is made from ivory.The servant bell is in very good condition, with fine traces of age and use (partial abrasion of the silvering). The overall height is 7.5 cm. Inside we see the electro-mechanic parts - no guarantee on functionality.

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Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver box, London 1915

Lot 37: Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver box, London 1915

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Description: Sterling Silver 925UK, London, 1915Hallmarked with "R ∙ P" (Robert Pringle & Sons)Silver standard mark Sterling (lion)vCity mark of London (uncrowned leopard) London date letter "U" (1915)Fine Art Nouveau reliefDimensions: 12 (w) x 7 (d) x 4.5 (h) cmOverall weight: 205 gramsVery good conditionThis lovely oval silver box stands on four petite fleurs de lys feet. This motif is also found in the fine relief border of the hinged lid. In the center of the lid there is an ornamental framed cartouche which offers space for your monogram. The inside of the lid is gilded, while the rest of the box is lined with green velvet and makes this the perfect repository for precious jewels.This fine box is marked on the inside of the lid with the Sterling lion and the London date letter "U" (1915). The same marks are on the bottom of the box, completed by the maker's mark "R ∙ P" for Robert Pringle & Sons and the city mark of London (uncrowned leopard). The box is in very good condition. The green velvet on the inside, however, shows distinct signs of age, the cartridge on the cover shows several tiny holes. Dimensions: 12 (w) x 7 (d) x 4.5 (h) cm; overall weight: 205 grams.

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Set with three small silver objects - Austria around 1900-1920

Lot 38: Set with three small silver objects - Austria around 1900-1920

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Description: 800 silver - markedComplex workmanshipVery good condition A pretty set with silver objects - a pillbox, a herb bowl and a small basket with handles.The pillbox is ornamented with a floral décor with blossoms and vines. On the reverse side with an indecipherable mark. Good, used condition. Dimensions: 5 x 3,4 x 1,2 cm; weight:  15 g.This beautiful silver herb bowl with matching glass addition shows a simplistic, lightly curved décor. Monogramm in the shape of a stylized  AH. Very good condition. Weight: 42 g, bottom diameter: 6,4cm; rim diameter: 4,5 cm.The finely crafted 800 silver basket with round handles and a square basket shows a reticulated décor. Marked with 800 and Austrian hallmark, b241. Very good condition with age-related traces of wear. Weight: 48 g, bottom diameter: 5,5 cm, basket height 2 cm, height: 7 cm, maximal width: 9 cm. 

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Silver basket with handles with attractive plait décor, 1920

Lot 39: Silver basket with handles with attractive plait décor, 1920

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Description: 835 silver - marked Germany around 1920Fine workmanshipVery good conditionWeight: 348 grams This pretty 835 silver basket with handles is ornamented with a pretty plait décor, which extends to the handles. On the underneath marked: Goldmann, Hamburg, purity mark with the sickle and crown marks. Good condition with slight traces of wear. Length: 21 cm, height 9cm. 

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15-piece complete silver toiletry set from 1920, Brothers Kühn

Lot 40: 15-piece complete silver toiletry set from 1920, Brothers Kühn

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Description: Germany, 1920Manufacturer: Gebrüder Kühn800 silver - marked "800", origin- and manufacturer marksVarious materials include: Bakelite, Glass, Silk, Velvet a.s.o.Complete, 15-piecesCrossover thread patternFinely faceted glassSizes: between 26 x 10,5 cm and 9,5 x 3 cmThis 15-piece silver toilet set was made in 1920 by the German silver manufacturer Gebrüder Kühn. It is complete and comprised of: hand mirror, two flasks, hairbrush, two brushes, comb with Bakelite, powder box with compact (with silk and ivory), box, nail polishing sponge, two knot openers, shoehorn, tweezers, file and dosage spoon. The set is decorated in the borders with a crossover thread pattern in relief, altogether it is very simplistic and elegant. The glass of the flasks and boxes are fine and extravagantly faceted. A wonderful collection perfect for every dressing table!The set shows traces of age and wear, partly with indentations in the silver and chips on the glass, some loose single pieces. The dimensions vary between 26 x 10.5 cm (hand mirror) and 9.5 x 3 cm (nail polishing sponge).Gebrüder KühnThe silver manufacturer Gebrüder Kühn originated in 1860 when the Viennese Johann Stanislaus Nepomuk Kühn founded his factory in Schwäbisch-Gmünd. The manufactory was developed and enlarged as a family business. Gebrüder Kühn were honoured at the world exhibition in Paris with a silver medal and a grand prix at the international industry exhibition in Turin. 

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Silver cigarette box with Malacca wood, Germany around 1920

Lot 41: Silver cigarette box with Malacca wood, Germany around 1920

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Description: 925 silver - markedGermany around 1920Classical designGood conditionMalacca wood on insideTotal weight: 757 grams (including wood)This pretty cigarette box of silver is a simplistic classical design with an attractive Malacca interior. On the underneath marked: 925 silver. Good condition with slight traces of wear. Height 3cm, dimensions: 18,5 x 11 cm. 

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Partrigewood and silver Walking-cane with Doberman, circa 1920

Lot 42: Partrigewood and silver Walking-cane with Doberman, circa 1920

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Description: Sterling silver, partrigewood and metalGermany around 1920Hallmarked "R", "925", "GI" and "10"Length of the handle: 6,8 cmVery good conditionThis exceedingly fine, figural silver knob showcasing a Doberman's head is connected by a metallic ring with the elegantly crafted cane, made of lacquered partridge wood.The shaft is in very good used condition and has minimal traces of wear. The figural handle is hallmarked "R", "925", "GI" and "10" below the collar. The total length of the walking stick is 93 cm.Walking canesPredominantly used by men, the cane played a role as a support but even more as a walking accessory. The promenader grabbed the handle loosely and swung it in his walking rhythm.Canes have existed since ancient times, when they were probably no more than broken branches. Since the Middle Ages canes have become more distributed, where they not only served as support but also as a weapon or tool. Sophisticated society members and representatives of certain professions had more elaborate sticks. Especially during the 17th and 18 Century, walking canes functioned as a symbol of social status and were often very preciously crafted. Since the 19th Century, the accessory also became common and fashionable in the middle classes, where they had to match the clothing. With the development of the industrialization, so-called system-canes could conceal a variety of functions. Since the mid-20th Century, walking sticks were less used but became a popular collector's item. 

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Lot 43: "Garniture Garçonne", Lorgnon and Cigarillo Cutter, 1920s

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Description: Silver-plated metalGermany, 1920sSet with fold-out lorgnon and cigarillo cutterFully functionalMaximal measurements: 10.5 cm (width of the glasses)Very good conditionThis "Garniture Garçonne" comprises a fold-out lorgnon and a cigarillo cutter from the 1920s. Both pieces are silver-plated and fully functional. The measurements are 10.5 cm (width of the glasses) and 5 cm (length of the cigarillo cutter).GarçonneGarçonne described the style of young, assertive women in the 1920s, called "flappers", who practiced libertine lifestyles and dressed in fashionable, short and form-fitting clothes. They consciously flouted social norms, smoked, drank alcohol in public and visited jazz clubs and speakeasies.

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Silver fish serving cutlery, Christofle, around 1920

Lot 44: Silver fish serving cutlery, Christofle, around 1920

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Description: In original packagingSigned ChristofleBeautifully engraved décorTotal weight (both pieces): 278 grams This pretty silver fish cutlery box in an original packaging shows a beautiful engraved décor, partly floral, on the knife with a stylized fish and plants. The knife is signed twice "Christofle" and marked with the master symbol as well as a silver hallmark.The fork shows indecipherable silver hallmarks and is marked with the Christofle mark and the manufacturing mark. Good condition, except for some small indentations.  Length of the knife: 28 cm, length of the fork: 23 cm. 

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Gilded Silver Cutlery Set, Austria, around 1922

Lot 45: Gilded Silver Cutlery Set, Austria, around 1922

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Description: 800 Silver, gildedAustria, around 1922Set consisting of: One large spoon, one dessert fork and one cake forkMarked with: Austrian Toucan Mark, Hallmark 800Maker's Mark: Acorn with leaf; Vincenz Carl Dub (1852-1924)Dimensions: Lengths 15 cm, 18.3 cm and 22 cmOverall weight: 144.35 gVery good conditionThese three beautiful pieces presumably belong to a complete cutlery set. They all bear the same marks opn their backsides: the Austrian toucan mark, the Hallmark 800 and the maker's mark of Vincenz Carl Dub (1852-1924) depicting an acorn with a leaf. All three are completely gilded and the gilding is very well kept. The decoration at the beginning of the bowl and the end of the handle show ribbons and leaves. The handles are profiled with very fine grooves. Vincent Carl Dub (1852-1924)Vincent Carl Dub (also written Dubb) took over his father's silversmith business and soon became the most popular flatware manufacturer in town. 

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Candlestick with silver-plating, Christofle Paris, 1910/20

Lot 46: Candlestick with silver-plating, Christofle Paris, 1910/20

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Description: Metal with silver-plating (90)Creation of the renowned family company Christofle ParisParis around 1910/20Curved shapesVery good condition This beautiful candlestick with hard-plated 90 silver shows a beautiful curved, floral décor. It is from the famous Paris company Christofle, a worldwide renowned company for silver cutlery and silver accessories. Marked on the support ring: Christofle, 1, 8, maker's mark. One candle holder: 1561602, metal blanc, CC. On second candle holder: 1447688. Very good condition with slight traces of wear. Bottom diameter: 13,8cm, upper diameter: 12,4cm. 

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Large silver-plated Art Déco fruit bowl, Ricci, 1920/30

Lot 47: Large silver-plated Art Déco fruit bowl, Ricci, 1920/30

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Description: Silver-plated metalItaly, around 1920/30Ricci manufacturerGood conditionThis large fruit bowl with a generous shape is by the manufacturer Ricci and shows a beautifully curved body in the shape of a blossom with a rounded lip. Marked in the inside: Ricci and 3 symbol marks. Good condition with slight traces of wear and a dark patina. Bottom diameter: 15,5cm, upper diameter: 27,2 cm. 

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Two silver pastry tongs with Hildesheim rose décor, 1950ies

Lot 48: Two silver pastry tongs with Hildesheim rose décor, 1950ies

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Description: 835 silverGermany around 1950 and 1965 respectivelyManufacturer: Christoph Bach, later HeinkelVery fine rose décorFinely reticulatedMarked "835 CB" amd "835 H"Total weight: 120 gramsVery good conditionThese two delicate pastry tongs by the manufacturer Christoph Bach (later Heinkel) in Ellmendingen are finely decorated with the famous Hildesheim rose décor. The finely reticulated handles show rose buds, leaves and branches and this floral ornamentation is spread across the tongs. The smaller one even has tiny decorations in the shape of little fruit baskets on top of the handles. Both tongs are in very good condition and particularly finely crafted. Large tong: weight 64g, dimensions 21 cm x maximal width 5 cm. Small tongs: weight 56g, dimensions 17 cm x maximal width 4 cm

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26piece silver cutlery by Pott with star sapphires, J. Hoffmann

Lot 49: 26piece silver cutlery by Pott with star sapphires, J. Hoffmann

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Description: 925 silverGermany, Pott. The Flatware-ManufactoryDesign by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) for Pott, 1955All pieces with blue cabochons - mostly star sapphires some glass All pieces are markedOverall weight without knives: 1024.3 gramm Overall weight of the knives including the steel blades: 193.4 grammGood conditionThis rare and premium cutlery comes from the flatware-manufactory Pott in Germany and has been made after a design by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). The unusual forms such as the curved blades of the knives and the kidney-shaped bowl of the spoons as well as the slim handles that end in round balls give this cutlery a very distinctive design. As a special highlight, the ends of the handles show star sapphire cabochons.The cutlery is in good condition, with small traces of use. Six of the star sapphires have been replaced with glass cabochons. The cutlery contains six menu spoons, forks and knives and six small spoons. Two additional mocha spoons round the ensemble off. The overall weight (without knives) is 1024.3 gram, the overall weight of the knives including the steel blades is 193.4 gram. All pieces are marked on the back with the crown / crescent mark and "925 POTT No 86" as well as the logo of Pott. The cutlery comes in a box from Pott (not original).Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956)Josef Hoffmann was the son of rich and understanding parents who offered him the best of educations on the State Industrial School in Brno and later at the Academy for Fine Arts in Vienna under Otto Wagner. It was here, he got to know Joseph Maria Olbrich with whom he founded the Vienna Secession in 1897 that he already left again in 1905. He worked as a teacher at the arts college since 1899. In 1903 he founded the Wiener Werkstätte, in 1907 he became a co-founder of the German Werkbund and in 1912 of the Austrian Werkbund. He worked as a designer and architect and his designs are still very popular.

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Large, florally forged silver-Cachepot, Mario Poli - Italy

Lot 50: Large, florally forged silver-Cachepot, Mario Poli - Italy

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Description: 800 SilverItaly / Milano, last third of the 20th CenturySigned on the bottom, "Poli Mario" Marked with the silver hall mark, the Italian silver mark and the silversmith number "103" and the city mark for Milano "MI"Weight: 3,934 gramsHeight: approx. 25 cm, Diameter (mouth): 36 cmVery good conditionThis extraordinary cachepot made from 800 silver comes from the Milanese silver smith Mario Poli (later Mario di Angela). The huge bulging body that ends in a blossom shaped, waved rim rests on a multiple profiled silver base that changes from a convex curve into a slimmer concave one. The body is extensively decorated with flowers in life sizes. The blossoms have been forged from massive silver and are applied from the outside whereas the leaves and the stems have been done in elaborate repoussé work. The sweeping design and the exquisite quality of the cachepot reveal the highly talented and experienced silver smith. The Mario Poli silversmith workshop earned world fame due to their masterly crafted silver objects after historical models.The cachepot is in very good condition and shows only a few minor traces of wear. It weighs 3.934 grams and showcases a height of 25 cm and a diameter (mouth) of 36 cm. It is marked at the bottom with the silver hallmark 800, the signature of "Poli Mario", and the star for Italy and "103 MI", for the silversmith's number and the city of Milano.

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