This sphere shaped vase in the East Wind series is by Gorham of Providence, RI. East Wind vases like this were intended to be orchid vases, according to Gorham catalogs. The vase is clean of any engraving or monogram. The vase stands approximately 6 inches high. It is marked "GORHAM STERLING 1449" and also has the Gorham lion, anchor and "G" Gorham manufacturer’s mark. The vase has six sided polygon used as a date mark for 1960.
This modern style, circa 1950, sterling silver centerpiece bowl by Reed and Barton (of Taunton, MA) has a wooden center and foot. It stands about 2” high and is about 8 1⁄8“ in diameter. The bowl is stamped on the back of the SILVER REED & BARTON, STERLING AND X52; there are also two paper stickers attached to the wood foot, one of which is grey metallic sticker with blue print that reads, Reed & Barton STERLING.
This hand wrought centerpiece bowl is by Alfredo Sciarrotta of Newport, RI, circa 1950. It is made of sterling silver and is oblong in shape; the outline of the bowl’s lip suggests Ying and Yang acanthus leaf scrolls. The bowl is about 11 ½ “ long, 6 ¾ “ wide; and stands about 4” high. The bowl stands on a foot of four butting S shaped wires. It is marked on the bottom Sciarrotta, HAND MADE, STERLING and 5S.
This modern style sterling pitcher with ebony handle is by Corh of Denmark, circa 1950. Approximately 7 ½ “ tall, by 7” long, by 4 ¾ “ wide. It is marked on the bottom Corh in a rectangular reserve and with the Danish silver standard mark 830 between a crown (above) and the letter S (below) in an oval reserve. The pitcher is in excellent vintage condition.
Webster created this sterling silver coffee set in the 1930s. The coffee set consists of three pieces: a coffee pot, a sugar bowl and a creamer. Each piece has a circular stair stepping foot that is weighted for stability. The stair stepping foot attaches to the conical body of each piece that graduates down in four terraced sections. The coffee pot has a hinged lid with a wood finial painted black and topped with a silver ball and a handle made of wood and also painted black. The coffee pot stands about 7 ½ “ high and is about 7” long and 4” wide. The sugar bowl and creamer stand about 3 1⁄8” high; the two handled sugar bowl is about 5 5⁄8” wide and the creamer is about 4 ½” wide. All of the pieces to this coffee set are marked STERLING over Webster’s manufacturer’s mark of W Co pierced with an arrow, and WEIGHTED below the manufacture’s mark. This coffee set is in very good vintage condition with some wear to the paint on the coffee pot’s handle and a small dent on the bottom of the foot of the creamer.
This condiment dish in the novel form of a wheelbarrow is sure to be a conversation piece at your next dinner. The wheelbarrow has the sturdy construction that we have come to associate with German craftsmanship. It is decorated with a pierced floral and scrolls motif on all panels and the two side panels feature a ring of dancing cherubs, zephyrs, and wingless putti. The scroll spokes wheel of the wheelbarrow, with its scroll spokes, functionally rolls. The original clear glass liner is uniquely shaped to conform to the slope of the wheelbarrow trough, and has a pretty decorative apron cut to its lip that compliments the silver edge of the trough.
The wheelbarrow is hallmarked with the Germany’s Cresent Moon and Crown silver hallmark and "800” assay mark and mark “SCHALLMAYER" (Theodor Schallmayer of Munich, Germany ― retailer).
The wheelbarrow is approximately 6 inches long. The glass liner is about 4" X 2 3/4 inches.
This is a Gorham Mfg. Co. sterling and copper, mixed metals, vase. This vase also carries the mark used by Gorham to identify pieces that were made as experimental. Gorham’s experimental objects are one of a kind prototypes used to evaluate productions concerns. Typical for the aesthetic period, which drew inspiration from antiquity, the vase uses in this case a classic Asian/Oriental shape, that of a saki bottle. It is approximately 6 1/2 inches tall and has two festoons that are handmade and applied silver flowers with copper centers. The entire exterior has a hand applied graining or orange peel motif. The vase also is marked with a Gorham date mark for 1879. This vase has no monogram nor monogram removal and is in very good condition with wear consistent with its age.
Towle Silversmiths of Newburyport, MA, were the creators of this modern style, sterling silver bowl with green enamel. Such bowls were made by Towle in 1960s and were influenced by similar wares coming out of Scandinavia at the time. This bowl is about 2 ¾ “ high and 5 5⁄8” in diameter. The enamel on this bowl has several chips in it around the rim but is perfect otherwise. The bottom of the bowl is marked TOWLE, STERLING, and 56.
This pair of mid century modern candle sticks in the FAR EAST pattern was made by the Reed and Barton Company of Taunton, Massachusetts. They are made of sterling silver and black melamine. They stand approximately eight inches tall. The "dots" of silver on the sticks are small imperial chrysanthemum blossoms, thus the tie in to the far east. The sticks are date marked by Reed and Barton for the year 1957. They are in excellent vintage condition and they have not been buffed.
This vase is by George A Henckel & Company of New York, NY. The bullet shaped vase liner is made of glass, and the detachable stand is made of sterling silver. The sterling stand is pierced all around with scrolling forward and backward “S”s abounding with tangents: where the “S”s meet in the front of the vase, they form a heart frame around the monogram cartouche. The cartouche is monogramed “LIP” in interlocking script letters. The silver stand is marked on the bottom with Henckel & Company’s distinctive H mark, Sterling, Marcus &Co (retailer), and 3. The vase is in excellent vintage condition.
This pair of cordials is stamped on the bottom “MICHAUD“ “STERLING” and “U.S.A.”; the cordials are made of sterling silver with an ivory stems – the ivory being carved all around in relief with winged stars. The style and decoration suggest that these cordials were made circa 1940. Each cordial is about 3 ½ “ high and 2 5⁄8“ in diameter.
Clean modern lines with no decoration characterize this approximately 8 inch tall pitcher by Reed and Barton of Taunton, MA. The bottom of the pitcher is marked "REED & BARTON STERLING H769 5 H.P." and has the hourglass date mark for 1953. In excellent vintage condition, the pitcher has no monograms or other applied engraving.