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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #32339
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$200.00
Eight sterling silver dessert or salad forks in Manchester's lovely 1910 "Southern Rose" pattern. The repousse decoration is similar to Kirk's "Repousse" and Stieff's "Rose".

Origin: America, circa 1910. Condition: excellent, no monograms. Size: 5-7/8" long.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #32335
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$22.00
Sterling silver master butter knife in Westmoreland's 1940 "Milburn Rose" pattern. The reverse is fully hallmarked.

Origin: America, circa 1940's. Condition: the blade has a slight bend, but otherwise very good. Size: 7" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #32330
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$495.00
Lovely porcelain figure of a billy goat standing on a pad decorated with flowers and foliage. The pad has a slightly impressed decoration on the front and gilt lines at the edges. A gold anchor mark is painted on the back of the base.

Origin: England, 1756-69. Condition: mint, except a tiny flake on the bottom of the pad base. Size: 1-3/8" x 2-1/8" x 2-1/4" tall. The anchor mark is just under 1/4" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #31994
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$150.00
Six lovely Victorian sterling silver cocktail forks decorated in a pattern of roses and foliage. The backs are also decorated and are hallmarked with a 4-leaf clover, but I cannot identify the maker. They are also marked "Sterling Pat. '92[1892]". Very nice quality.

Origin: America, circa 1892. Condition: excellent; period monogram "CLM". Size: 5-5/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #31990
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$40.00
Sterling silver sugar spoon with very fine decoration of a peacock amidst trailing foliage. The bowl is parcel gilt and is decorated with bright-cut engraving. The reverse is marked "Sterling". Before 1916, many American silversmiths did not mark their name on flatware.

Origin: America, circa 1885. Condition: excellent, period monogram "B" on reverse side. Size: 5-5/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #31986
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Sterling silver cream or sauce ladle with an Art Nouveau design of lilies. This form was used to ladle cream or other sauces for the desert course. They could also be used for main course sauces that did not require a full-sized gravy ladle. The reverse is marked "Sterling Pat. 1902". Before 1916, many American silversmiths did not mark their name on flatware. Unknown maker.

Origin: America, circa 1902. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 4-3/4" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #31984
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$60.00
Lovely Victorian sterling silver bonbon spoon featuring a matte-gilt bowl with a scalloped edge. The asymetrical rococo design of the handle was popular in the 1890s. The back is marked "925 Sterling 1000". Before 1916, many American silversmiths did not mark their names on flatware. Unknown maker.

Origin: America, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 5-1/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #31979
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Elegant sterling silver meat fork featuring an Art Nouveau design of lilies. The back is marked for Baker-Manchester Manufacturing Co. (Providence, RI). The company was in business for only about fifteen years, and was well known for its ornate serving pieces.

Origin: America, circa 1900. Condition: excellent; no monogram; the faintest hint of lemony matte gilding remains on the tines. Size: 7" (more uncommon than the larger size).

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #31975
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$45.00
Lovely Victorian sterling silver pickle fork, the handle decorated with shells and roses. The back is marked "925 Sterling 1000". Prior to 1916, many American silversmiths did not mark their flatware with their names. Unknown maker.

Origin: America, circa 1895. Condition: excellent, no monogram. Size: 5-5/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #31709
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$115.00
Large Victorian sterling silver meat serving fork, the tines with matte gilding and bright-cut engraving. The reverse is marked "925 Sterling 1000". Nice weight. Unknown American maker.

Origin: American, circa 1890. Condition: excellent; no monogram. Size: 8-1/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #31707
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$180.00
Six very nice sterling silver cocktail or seafood forks elegantly decorated on both the front and back sides. The backs are marked "Sterling Pat. Jan. 21 [18]'99". Unknown American maker.

Origin: American, circa 1899. Condition: excellent; no monograms. Size: 5-1/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #31706
Kensington House Antiques
$60.00
Lovely sterling silver bonbon spoon, the bowl with matte gilding, bright cut engraving, piercing and a scalloped edge. The back is marked "925 Sterling 1000/Pat. Apl'd For". Unknown American maker.

Origin: American, circa 1900. Condition: excellent; no monogram. Size: 5-1/8" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1900 item #29176
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Extremely rare pair of Victorian cast iron flamingo garden ornaments. Dating from the late 19th century, these flamingos are exceptional. I've seen many later versions in concrete or plastic, but never another pair this old or made of cast iron. These birds appear to be enjoying their third or fourth layer of paint, but the newest layer appears to be a good 50 years old. The outermost and innermost layers are nearly the same color, with an intervening layer of softer pink. The most recent painter splattered some of the pink paint onto the green bases. Each bird was cast in two parts. The legs are screwed into openings at the bottom of the birds and then into the cast bases. The detail is outstanding, with even the bases having a rocking texture. I cannot find a signature, but there could possibly be one underneath the paint.

Origin: American, possibly by Fisk or another iron foundry of equal stature, late 19th century. Condition: see description of paint history above; no missing parts or cracks; rust appropriate to age. Size: 15" and 19.75" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #28650
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$75.00
Elegant sterling silver lettuce fork in Reed & Barton's "Chambord" pattern, designed in 1909. The reverse is marked with Reed & Barton's hallmark and "Pat. Nov. 9,'09."

Origin: America, circa 1909. Condition: near mint. Size: 9-1/2" long.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #28641
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$995.00
Outstanding weather vane with a figure of a male golfer preparing to tee off. The vane is constructed of cast white metal with a coppery brown painted finish. The vane is attributed to be from the clubhouse of an American golf and country club built in 1935.

Origin: American, circa 1935. Condition: excellent, paint wear appropriate to age. Size: 26" long; 19-1/2" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #28143
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$265.00
Extraordinary majolica tile raised on bun feet. The tile features a sinuous painted Art Nouveau design of elegant swans swimming in a river with a cityscape beyond, surrounded by a border of bamboo. The design has a distinctly impressionist look that brings to mind some of the Rookwood vellum patterns. The bottom is impressed "66" and has an illegibly impressed maker's mark.

Origin: European, circa 1880. Condition: superficial glaze scratching from normal wear; glaze crazing only on the underneath side. Size: 9.25" square; 1.5" high.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #27709
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Elegant 18 karat yellow gold brooch/pendant set with eighteen rose-cut diamonds totalling approximately 1/4 carat. A single prong-set diamond of approximately 3 points is suspended from a ribbon-like motif set with seventeen diamonds ranging from approximately 1 to 2 points each. The reverse is hallmarked for London, 1849.

The piece is in original condition, except that the original c-clasp was replaced with a modern, non-gold clasp (this could be reversed fairly easily). Size: 3/4" x 13/16".

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #27477
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$450.00
Very fine Victorian gold brooch composed of a coral bar surmounted by a gold grapevine motif, all against a scalloped-edge gold plaque, hung with three cone-shaped gold pendants. The back retains the original tube hinge and c-clasp. There is also a ring for attaching a safety chain. The brooch was made by Ball, Black and Company of New York City.

An matching brooch is in Martha Fales collection of important American jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum's collection, comprising approximately 140 pieces, is considered the world's finest collection of American jewelry. The brooch, with matching earrings and studs is pictured on page 136 of the April 2002 edition of "The Magazine Antiques."

Origin: New York, circa 1860-70. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-1/8" x 1-1/2".