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Memorial Day Weekend Auction Day 2Platinum House
394 lots | 393 with images
May 26, 2013Live Auction
93 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH, 03801 USA
Description: Embossed with sloping lobes and flutes and with a cable girdle, stamped with bands of leaves and fleurs-de-lis, embossed on one side with a vacant baroque cartouche, engraved beneath in hatched block letters "I * M, 2. M * P RETFORD." 6 oz. Height 3 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Lot 501: SET OF FOUR GEORGE III CAST SILVER CANDLESTICKS, EBENEZER COKER, LONDON, ONE 1761-62 AND THREE 1762-63.
Description: Gadrooned bases, knops, nozzles and drip pans, two each engraved with the crest of a griffin's head couped on the drip pan and base corner, detachable drip-pans, each marked beneath base, side of nozzle and inside of drip-pan. 93 oz. Height 9 3/4 inches.View additional info »
Lot 502: PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER ARMORIAL GRADUATED OVAL TRAYS, HENRY CHAWNER & JOHN EMES, LONDON, 1800-01.
Description: Each gadrooned rim interrupted by leaftips at intervals, engraved on the rim with a crest, armorial and motto "LIBERTAS," each marked beneath. 138 oz. total. Lengths 17 5/8 and 20 3/4 inches.View additional info »
Description: Engraved on the rim with the crest of an earl's coronet, the shaped rim within a gadrooned edge, marked beneath. 106 oz. Length 23 1/4 inches.View additional info »
Description: Engraved on one side with a coat-of-arms, and on the cover and stand with the crest of a holy lamb supporting a flag beneath a tree, leather-wrapped handle, marked beneath base, stand, lamp and cover. 67 oz. Height 13 5/8 inches.Provenance: James Robinson, Inc., New York.View additional info »
Description: Engraved with the crest of an arm, armoured, embowed, in hand a dagger, the finial cast with a flowerhead, marked on side and inner cover rim. 13 oz. Diameter 5 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Lot 506: PAIR OF GEORGE III BRIGHT-CUT SILVER SAUCE LADLES, MAKER'S MARK IB, LONDON, 1794-95; AND A CRESTED GEORGE II/ III SILVER SAUCEBOAT, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Description: The ladles not monogrammed, each marked; the sauceboat on three shell supports, leaf-capped double-scroll handle, marked beneath. 11 oz. Length of sauceboat 7 1/4 inches.View additional info »
Lot 507: SIX GEORGE III AND VICTORIAN SILVER UTENSILS, LONDON AND SHEFFIELD, LATE EIGHTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Description: Comprising a pair of crested tablespoons, George Smith III, London, 1780-81; a crested dressing spoon, London, 1791-92, probably William Sutton; and three skewers: George Smith III & William Fearn, London, 1791-92; Stephen Adams I or Stephen Adams & Son, London, 1802-03; and Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1899-1900, not monogrammed, all marked. 20 oz. Length of last 16 inches.View additional info »
Lot 508: I LOVE LIBERTY, SET OF THREE GEORGE III SILVER PICTURE BACK TEASPOONS, MAKER'S MARK TW, LONDON, LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Description: Each picture back depicting a songbird freed from its cage and the worn inscription, "I LOVE LIBERTY," each engraved with the initials "WDD" on the back of the handle," each marked "TW" with pellet between. 1 oz.View additional info »
Description: Marked "S. KIRK & SON" incuse within rectangle. Length 9 1/8 inches. Together with a pair of George III silver-gilt repousse tablespoons, John Lias, London, 1809-10; and two single repousse tablespoons: the first George III, William Shaw II, London, 1781-82; the second George IV, Jonathan Hayne, London, 1822-23, all marked. 11 oz. total. (5)View additional info »
Description: Not monogrammed, marked on handle reverse. Length 11 1/2 inches. Together with a George II silver pear-form cream jug, John Gamon, London, 1737-38, not monogrammed, marked beneath. Height 3 1/8 inches. 6 oz. total. (2)View additional info »
Lot 511: LATE VICTORIAN SILVER PIERCED CAKE BASKET WITH SWING HANDLE, JOHN & WILLIAM DEAKIN, SHEFFIELD, LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Description: Not monogrammed, marked inside base and side of handle. 16 oz. Length 11 7/8 inches.View additional info »
Lot 512: GEORGE III SILVER AND SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX, SAMUEL PEMBERTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1807-08, AND A VICTORIAN SILVER SNUFF BOX, ASTON & SON, BIRMINGHAM, 1859-60.
Description: Lengths 2 1/2 and 2 5/8 inches. Together with a George III bright-cut silver scallop shell-shaped tea caddy spoon, Hester Bateman, London, 1783-84, not monogrammed, marked; and two "BRANDY" and "WHISKY" bottle tickets, one marked for Joseph Willmore, Birmingham, 1813-14. 5 oz. (5)View additional info »
Lot 513: GEORGE III IRISH BRIGHT-CUT SILVER CRESTED FISH SLICE, JOHN STOYTE, DUBLIN, 1795; AND A GEORGE III BRIGHT-CUT SILVER FISH SLICE, NAPTHALI HART, LONDON, 1816-17.
Description: The first engraved with the crest of a griffin's head couped above the initials "RV" in foliate script, stained green ivory handle; the second blade pierced with a fish, ivory handle, both marked behind the blade. Lengths 12 3/4 and 11 1/4 inches.View additional info »
Lot 514: GEORGE III SILVER HOT WATER KETTLE ON LAMPSTAND, LONDON, THE KETTLE 1802-03, THE BURNER AND STAND JOHN ROBERTSON II & JOHN WALTON, CIRCA 1815.
Description: Not monogrammed, each marked, worn maker's mark beneath kettle. 28 oz. total. Height 12 5/8 inches.View additional info »
Lot 515: GEORGE III SCOTTISH SILVER CRESTED OVAL WARMING DISH ON LAMPSTAND, W. & P. CUNNINGHAM, EDINBURGH, 1795-96.
Description: Engraved on the cover with two crests of a crescent moon, couped, marked beneath dish, cover, burner and cover, the stand apparently unmarked. 52 oz. Length over handles 14 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Lot 516: RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO DESSERT FLATWARE SERVICE, MOSCOW, ASSAYER'S MARK FOR ANDREY ANTONOVICH KOVALSKY, 1848, AND MAKER'S MARK EC IN CYRILLIC.
Description: Comprising 12 forks, 12 spoons and 12 knives; richly engraved with scrolling vinery on the fiddle handles and backs of the forks and spoons, each handle reserved with a shield enclosing crowned initials, each fully marked on the handle and knife blade. 71 oz.View additional info »
Lot 517: GERMAN SILVER-GILT AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL DESSERT SERVICE, MARKED SCHOTT AND H & CO., FRANKFURT, EARLY TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Description: Comprising 12 forks, 12 knives and 12 spoons, each knife handle inlaid with a shield, not monogrammed, most with eagle standard "13" city mark, and "Schott" in script letters within a rectangle, 3 forks and four spoons each marked "13," "A" and "H & Co" within rectangles. 29 oz. weighable. (36)View additional info »
Description: Of flared form and on a circular reeded foot, engraved "RENE * CHESNEAU" under the rim, import marks, boar's head guarantee mark, obscured maker's mark within lozenge. 3 oz. Height 3 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Description: Two armorial, one inscribed on the rim "Frederie Chapuisat, Souvenir de ses Grands-Parents Martin" and monogramed on the reverse; 1 crested, and 1 engraved with the script initials "FC," various marks. The silver not tested. 82 oz. Diameters 11 1/2 and 12 7/8 inches.View additional info »
Lot 520: GERMAN SILVER DESSERT SERVICE AND SIX GRAPEFRUIT SPOONS, MARKED SCHOTT, FRANKFURT, EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Description: The dessert service comprising 24 forks and 24 spoons, not monogrammed, all with eagle standard "13" city mark, and "Schott" in script letters within a rectangle. Together with a set of six matching grapefruit spoons, probably Peter Franz Vigelius (1765-1837, Master 1791), Frankfurt, not monogrammed, each marked "13" and "F.V." within a rectangle. 112 oz. (60)The Frankfurt "Schott" mark belongs to the firm of Johann Heinrich Philipp Schott Söhne, founded by J.P.H. Schott (Master 1776, d. 1813). The script mark is associated with his son, Johann Martin Schott (1786-1822), whose widow, Justina Maria Wilhelmina Friederica Lauk continued the firm until her death in 1869, though it was probably run by her brother-in-law Freidrich Ernst Wülcker (1783-1856) and his son Philipp Heinrich Wülcker (1807-1880). (Scheffler marks #324-326; Frankfurt makers #492, 548, 543 & 567).Peter Franz Vigelius (1765-1837; Master 1791) (Scheffler mark #308a; Frankfurt maker #521).View additional info »
Lot 521: ENGLISH SILVER 'KING'S' PATTERN ASSEMBLED FLATWARE SERVICE, VARIOUS MAKERS INCLUDING JOHN WHITING, GEORGE WILLIAM ADAMS, WILLIAM ELEY & WILLIAM FEARN, FRANCIS HIGGINS AND C.J. VANDER LTD., LONDON, NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Description: Comprising 12 luncheon forks, 12 dinner forks, 12 butter knives, 12 luncheon knives, 12 dinner knives, 12 cream soup spoons, 24 teaspoons, and 2 tablespoons, many crested, all marked. Together with an English silverplate 'King's' pattern serving spoon. 143 oz. weighable. (99)View additional info »
Description: Comprising 18 fruit/ breakfast forks with pistol handles, 18 salad forks, 18 luncheon forks, 18 dinner forks, 18 butter knives, 18 luncheon knives, 18 dinner knives (the knives all with pistol handles), 18 bouillon spoons, 18 cream soup spoons, 26 teaspoons, 18 dessert spoons, 18 demitasse spoons (the spoons all with rattails), two serving forks and spoons, all monogrammed "FHM," all marked. 251 oz. weighable. (228)View additional info »
Description: Comprising 12 dinner forks, 12 luncheon forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 luncheon knives, 12 cream soup spoons, 11 teaspoons, 12 silver-gilt demitasse spoons, 1 serving spoon, 3 dessert forks and 3 silver-gilt spoons, and 1 silver-gilt pie slice, each engraved with the initials "CWS" in foliate script, in a fitted case. 106 oz. weighable. (91)View additional info »
Lot 524: SET OF FOUR ELIZABETH II SILVER TRENCHER SALTS, 1968-69, AND A SET OF FOUR CASTERS, 1969-70, ALL JAMES ROBINSON, LONDON.
Description: Marked beneath, on the exterior sides and on the inner cover rims. 27 oz. total. Height of caster 3 7/8 inches. (8)View additional info »
Description: Comprising a coffeepot, sugar bowl and cream jug; each engraved with a border of alternating foliate cartouches and shield devices, engraved with the initials "FMH," the coffeepot marked beneath, on the side and inside the cover, the sugar bowl and cream jug beneath. Together with a pair of silver sugar nips, Lebkuecher & Co. 30 oz. total. Height of coffeepot 8 1/4 inches. (4)View additional info »
Lot 526: PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CASTERS, SAMUEL WOOD, LONDON, 1753-54; AND A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER-GILT OPEN SALTS, JOHN MUNS, LONDON, 1766-67.
Description: Each caster of baluster form; the salts each circular with gadrooned rim edge, on three supports ending in hoof feet, marked beneath. Together with a set of four Elizabeth II silver salt spoons, Charles William Fletcher, London, 1962-63; all marked. 14 oz. total. (10)View additional info »
Lot 527: AMERICAN SILVER WAITER, GORHAM MFG. CO., 1950'S; AND A SILVER 'PAUL REVERE' BOWL, INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO., TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Description: Not monogrammed, each marked, the first pattern "A 9566." 33 oz. Diameters 6 1/4 and 9 inches.View additional info »
Description: Each of octagonal paneled form, not monogrammed, the coffeepot marked on the exterior side and inner cover rim, and beneath "LONDON HAND MADE/ ENGLAND," the sugar bowl and cream jug beneath. 40 oz. total. Height of coffeepot 9 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Description: Not monogrammed, factory marks, pattern "1803." 62 oz. Length over handles 21 inches.View additional info »
Description: Engraved "Cissy, 1886" on one side of the handle, marked on the ferule. Length 17 3/4 inches. Together with a Newport Sterling "Revere Reproduction" bowl, not monogrammed; and a Meriden Brittania Co. silver oval tray, monogrammed, both early twentieth century, marked. 26 oz. weighable. (3)View additional info »
Lot 531: SET OF FOUR AMERICAN ART NOUVEAU SILVER PEPPER CASTERS AND FOUR OPEN SALTS, GORHAM MFG. CO., 1888.
Description: Each repousse with stylized flower blossoms and foliage, the necks of the casters spiral-fluted, engraved initials ""C.W." beneath, factory marks, pattern "2225," date code for 1888. Height of casters 2 1/2 inches. Together with a set of eight American silver and glass coasters; a wine taster, Graff, Washbourne & Dunn; an Elizabeth II wine taster and a bowl, James Robinson, London, 1963-64; three salt spoons, Adie Bros., Ltd., Birmingham, 1956-57; and a silverplate salt spoon. 13 oz. weighable. (23) (Part illustrated)View additional info »
Description: Marked on the ferule, and with retailer's mark "CHILD & CHILD, 1 SEVILLE ST., LONDON, S.W." Length 17 inches. Together with a French silver wine taster, nineteenth century, import mark; and an American silver-mounted glass inkwell, Howard & Co. 1 oz. weighable. (3)View additional info »
Lot 533: SWEDISH SILVER-GILT ENGRAVED SPOON, MAKER'S MARK LEN, UMEA, 1883; AND A DANISH SILVER "N. 21" PATTERN SAUCE LADLE, GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, AFTER 1945.
Description: The first with maker's, import, town and date marks; the second marked "GEORG JENSEN" within oval, "STERLING DENMARK" and "21" incuse. Lengths 4 3/4 and 5 1/4 inches. Together with a Swedish silver repousse spoon, and a George V spoon, Cooper Bros. & Sons, Sheffield, 1934-35, both marked. 3 oz. (4)View additional info »
Lot 534: THREE SETS OF GEORGE III/ IV AND VICTORIAN SILVER TEASPOONS, LATE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Description: Comprising a set of 12 teaspoons, Dublin: 6 J. Bolland, circa 1793 and 6 John Keene, each engraved with the crest of MacCausland with a hand, couped, a chapeau, between two laurel branches, and motto "AUDACES JUVO" (I favor the brave); a set of 10: 5 William Woodman Bristol, Exeter, 1828-29, and 5 London: 1 1827, 3 William Eaton and 1 John & Henry Lias, all 1840-41, each engraved with the crest of a pawing horse; and a set of 9: 6 maker's mark of WC, 1781-82, 2 George Smith & William Fearn, 1790-91, and 1 George Wintle, 1810-11. 15 oz. total. (31)View additional info »
Lot 535: GEORGE III IRISH SILVER 'OLD ENGLISH' PATTERN SERVING FORK AND SPOON, MAKER'S MARK WW, DUBLIN, 1774.
Description: Each engraved with the initials "PAV" in foliate script, each marked and with maker's mark "WW" within serrated rectangle. Length 13 1/8 inches. Together with a Queen Anne silver 'Hanoverian' rattail spoon, Nathaniel Roe, London, circa 1711-12, monogrammed "MT H JR;" two George III tea caddy spoons and a salt spoon, various makers, late eighteenth-early nineteenth century. 10 oz. (6)View additional info »
Lot 536: AMERICAN BRIGHT-CUT SILVER PART FLATWARE SERVICE, BAILEY BANKS AND BIDDLE CO., LATE NINETEENTH-EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Description: Comprising 6 oyster forks, 2 salad forks, 8 luncheon forks, 5 dinner forks, 11 ice cream forks, 4 fruit knives, 7 luncheon knives, 11 dinner knives, 9 grapefruit spoons, 10 cream soup spoons, 3 teaspoons, 5 dessert spoons, 3 iced tea spoons, 2 large coffee spoons, and 6 demitasse spoons, each with engraved initials "EF," marked "B.B. & B. CO./ STERLING" incuse. 95 oz. weighable. (92)View additional info »
Lot 537: AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS SILVER 'CHINO' PATTERN ICED TEA STIRRER AND TWELVE ICED TEA SPOONS, PORTER BLANCHARD, PACOIMO, CALIFORNIA, EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Description: Not monogrammed, all marked "PORTER BLANCHARD, STERLING," the stirrer also with the letter "H." 12 oz.View additional info »
Lot 538: AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS SILVER THREE-PIECE DEMITASSE SERVICE, BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO. AND DOMINICK & HAFF, 1881.
Description: Comprising a coffeepot, sugar bowl, cream jug and pair of tongs, each of the first three engraved beneath "Jenny from 'Gar,' Sept. 15th 1881," the coffeepot marked "BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO. MAKERS STERLING" incuse, the sugar bowl and cream jug with Dominick & Haff "925 1881" mark, pattern "172," the tongs with vacant Dominick & Haff mark. 34 oz. Height of coffeepot 8 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Description: En suite with the preceeding lot, applied with the initials "PDB," factory marks, pattern "1119/ 87" and date mark for 1932. 35 oz. Height 10 inches.View additional info »
Description: Comprising a hot water kettle on lampstand, teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and cover, cream jug and waste bowl, each applied with the initials "PDB," factory marks and pattern "1103/ 87," the kettle with date mark for 1931, the remaining with date marks for 1932. Together with a pair of 'Islesworth' pattern sugar tongs, Frank Smith, not monogrammed. 145 oz. Height of hot water kettle on lampstand 12 1/2 inches. (7)View additional info »
Description: Not monogrammed, factory marks and pattern "B 33 1/8." 14.5 oz. Height 7 3/4 inches.View additional info »
Lot 542: PAIR OF GEORGE III CAST SILVER ARMORIAL SAUCE TUREENS, DANIEL SMITH & ROBERT SHARP, LONDON, 1781-82.
Description: Each engraved with an armorial on one side, and under the foot "The Gift of Mrs. Newton, ob. 11, Sept. 1757 [sic]," each marked on the exterior foot. 30 oz. Length 8 7/8 inches. Together with a Sheffield plate breakfast dish and cover, and an oval waiter. Lengths 12 1/4 and 9 3/8 inches. (4)View additional info »
Description: Not monogrammed, unmarked. Height 11 1/4 inches.View additional info »
Lot 544: GEORGE III SHEFFIELD PLATE CRESTED TRAY, EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY; AND A PAIR OF ARMORIAL ENTREE DISHES AND COVERS.
Description: The tray engraved in the center with the crest of a squirrel sejant, cracking a nut, gadrooned rim and on bun feet, unmarked. Length 12 1/2 inches.View additional info »
Description: The cover repousse with an armorial, the sides surrounded by ribbon-tied clusters of fruit, four marks of initials JJ (?), profile head, ibex and crown. Height 6 3/4 inches, length 17 3/4 inches, width 14 1/8 inches.View additional info »
Description: With red glass eyes, the hinged wings opening to reveal the original flower container. Height 10 3/8 inches.View additional info »
Description: Engraved with the crest of a lion's head out of a crown, unmarked. Length 15 inches. Together with an oval sheffield plate tray and a pair of wine coasters, all unmarked. (4)View additional info »
Description: Of teardrop shape and in emerald green glass, internally molded with sirens cavorting in swirling waves, the pierced gilt-metal cover affixed with opals and diamonds. Length 4 inches.Literature: A cire perdue 'Poissons' perfume flacon is illustrated in Mary Lou and Glenn Utt, "Lalique Pefume Bottles," p. 3, where the authors note it was probably the first perfume flacon made by Rene Lalique using the cire perdue glass process in 1893. It was exhibited at the Louvre, Paris, on loan from Rene Lalique, from 1925 to 1945.View additional info »
Lot 549: JUGENDSTIL CAST AND WROUGHT-BRASS CANDELABRUM, DESIGNED IN 1901 BY BRUNO PAUL (1874-1968), MADE BY K.M. SEIFERT & CO., DRESDEN-LOBTAU, FOR THE VEREINIGTE WERKSTATTEN FUR KUNST IM HANDWERK, MUNICH.
Description: The turned "bead" and reeded standard ending in a flared nozzle, flanked by six graduated swiveling arms ending in reeded candle cups, stamped "1" beneath the base. Height 16 3/4 inches, width 27 1/2 inches.Literature: This candelabrum is discussed in Judy Rudoe, "Decorative Arts 1850-1950: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection," p. 316, n. 406, and is illustrated on the front cover.View additional info »