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Sterling silver and silver plate tea and coffee services

"Old Sheffield Plate" Book:
After its introduction in 1742 "Old Sheffield Plate" quickly became popular, particularly with the middle classes. When new, its plated surface looked like solid silver, but today many pieces show characteristic tinges of copper where the silver has worn away, revealing the base metal beneath. This book explains what Old Sheffield Plate is and how this method of silver plating differs from other techniques such as electroplate; it describes the manufacturing processes and outlines the history of the trade. The industry eventually spread from Sheffield to other centres, notably Birmingham. One chapter helps the reader to identify Old Sheffield Plate by describing characteristic features and makers' marks and explains how to clean and care for it. $15

WJ-712z: Chinese Silver & Agate Bracelet:
Chinese silver filigree bracelet with agates - fine layers of floral filigree. Marked on clasp: silver. As is. $145

Wmi-2520: Pair of late 18th Century Old Sheffield Plate Candlesticks, worn to copper:
A gorgeous pair of late 18th century Old Sheffield Plate Candlesticks, worn totally to copper, with lobed bases & bobeche. $450

Wsi-5778: Pair of Old Sheffield Plate Candlesticks:
A wonderful Pair of Old Sheffield plate, c. 1810, Candlesticks. Classic design - the fluting continuing on each section - including the sculptural base & with reeded ring details. The copper wearing through to highlight the overall design. $325

Wsi-6144z: Russian Silver, Enamel & Plique a Jour Spoon:
A Russian silver, enamel & plique a jour spoon. Minor loss of one blue panel. 84 standard (.875). Mark AK (probably A. Kuzmichev, an important enameler). $225

Wsi-6166z: 18th Century Sweedish Silver Beaker:
A superb 18th century Swedish silver beaker of tall, elegant flaring cylindrical form (traditional Swedish form). Parcel-gilt stepped, molded base and upper rim band. Upper body stippled with shell and floret motifs. Made by Jonas Berg working from 1757-1791. 8 1/2" h., flaring to 6 1/2" dia. 15 troy oz. Provenance: Sen. & Mrs. William Fulbright by descent in the Harriet (Griswold) Fulbright family of Connecticut - Griswold Point, Old Lyme, CT, etc. $2,800

Wsi-6253z: Finnish Silver Charger:
c.1730 Finnish silver charger; applied border moldings; monogram on reverse border A.Z. Zigzag pre-1759 Finnish mark; possible Swedish marks of later 18th c. 42.65 troy oz. $1,500

Wsi-6440z: :
"Hand Wrought" Sterling marked napkin ring, applied monogram "HFJ" - fine Arts & Crafts work, American. $75

Wsi-6481z: Old Sheffield Classical Tray:
A particularly handsome Old Sheffield Plate Tray, c.1825, of bold Classical period design, the heavy gadroon border accentuated with shells & leaves, the handles magnificent acanthus leaves. Six button feet. Tinned bottom. Coat of Arms & Motto: Nobilitas Sola Virtus - Virtue is the sole nobility. Crest: a bear's head & neck, muzzled. 30" across handles, 20" deep. Provenance: Sigourney Cheek Collection, Nashville, TN. $2,400

Wsi-6859z: Barker & Ellis Tray:
A good Barker & Ellis silver on copper oval tray, 23 1/2" over the handles. Classic design for one of England's premier platters of the 20th century. $450

Wsi-6903z: Repousse Decorated American Sterling Silver 4-Piece Dresser Set:
A fine late 19th century repousse decorated American sterling silver 4-piece dresser set. $300

Wsi-7018z: Rare Banff, Scotland, Sterling Silver Soup Ladle by William Byres:
A rare c.1785 Banff, Scotland, sterling silver soup ladle by William Byres. Simple & elegant Scottish silver is closely related to what is seen in America. Byres was active 1775-92. Marks: "WB, Banf(sic). 6.05 troy oz. $750

Wsi-7037z: Late 18th c. Old Sheffield Plate Platter:
A fine late 18th century Old Sheffield Plate 19" Platter, crested, with a quarter inch band of sterling fused to conceal the edge. $600

Wsi-7079z: Late 1700s Parisian Tastevin:
Paris, 1st standard Tastevin, inscribed "Barlet, Volnay, 1794" with marks of 1795 & slightly later. Provenance: James Robinson, NY, NY. 2.85 troy oz. $600

Wsi-7091z: Set of 7 Birks/Whiting :
A set of 7 Birks/Whiting "Louis XV" sterling teaspoons 1891 pattern. $250

Wsi-7092z: Set of 5 Birks/Whiting Sterling Silver Five O'Clock Spoons:
Set of 5 Birks/Whiting sterling silver five o'clock spoons 1891 pattern "Louis XV" $150

Wsi-7179z: Francis I Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl:
A splendid Francis I sterling silver centerpiece bowl, #X568F by Reed & Barton (31.50 troy oz). $1,200

Wsi-7184z: Set of 10 Spoons, Durgin "Scroll" for Bailey Banks & Biddle:
A set of 10 spoons, Durgin "Scroll" for Bailey Banks & Biddle, an 1886 patented design. Monogram on obverse: AWM. 6.35 troy oz. $225

Wsi-7189z: Set of 4 Sterling Serving Spoons in Kings Pattern:
A handsome set of 4 serving spoons, sterling, retailed by J.E. Caldwell of Philadelphia. c.1890's. Kings pattern and probably made by Dominick & Haff. 9.65 troy oz. $225

Wsi-7210: Pair of Sterling Silver Napkin Rings Monogramed :
A pair of sterling silver napkin rings in original case. Crenelated edges & monogramed in a parallelogram cartouche "LL" & "H". 1904, Sheffield. $325

Wsi-7351z: Mid-18th century Sterling Serving Spoons:
An associated pair of mid-18th century serving spoons, now as a pair of fruit spoons. Each date marked 1761. $150

Wsi-7388z: Sterling Claret Label:
Sterling claret label, London, 1817, by William Bateman, son of Hester Bateman. Lioness mask with vintage motifs. $135

WSI-7481z: Rare NC Coin Silver Sauce Ladle:
Rare North Carolina coin silver sauce ladle, by J.C. Palmer (c. 1800-1893) was closely linked to Raleigh business and church history. Apprenticed to John V. Savage, Raleigh silversmith, he was in business c. 1825 to 1840 from Raleigh to Salisbury, returning to Raleigh in 1840. Elegantly downturned fiddleback design, monogram "C." $375

WSI-7565z: Pair of Mid-20th Century Queen Anne Design Salts:
A pair of mid-20th century modernism salts based on Queen Anne design. Sterling, gilt interiors. Black, Starr & Gorham, 1940-62. 3.70 troy oz. $175

WSI-7597z: c. 1920 Rococo Candelabra:
A large Rococo candelabra with 4 or 5 lights; shell and floral motifs. c. 1920s. Sheffield Silver Co., Brooklyn, NY. 19" h., 16 1/4" dia. $337.50

WSI-7653z: Silverplated Tea Tray:
A handsome silverplated tea tray by International, c. 1930. $450

WSI-7665z: Onslow by Tuttle Sterling Silver Flatware Set:
A splendid "Onslow" by Tuttle sterling silver flatware set, ideal to augment a service. 41 pieces including 8 place forks and dessert forks, 7 place knives and teaspoons, 4 soup spoons, 2 butter knives, pate knives and grapefruit spoons, 1 pickle fork. These are marked HTII and DEI for the period, c. 1952. 49.5 troy oz. $2,100

WSI-7686z: Adam Design Sterling Silver 5 Piece Tea and Coffee Service:
A graceful Adam design sterling silver 5 piece tea and coffee service by Gorham, date mark of 1911. Monogram "F". 68.25 troy oz. $2,400

WSI-7715z: Sterling Chocolate Pot:
Sterling silver Tane side-handled chocolate pot in George II taste, PCH mark. 18.5 troy oz. $450

WSI-7732z: Reed and Barton 55 Piece Flatware Set:
A flatware set of Dominick and Haff's "Rattail Antique", c. 1895; all pistol grip pieces with Reed and Barton fittings. 55 pieces. 63.30 troy oz. Consists of: 4 dinner knives; 5 dinner forks; 4 salad forks; 8 dessert or oval soup spoons; 10 teaspoons; 8 iced teaspoons; 8 butter spreaders; salad serving fork and spoon (refitted); cake server; cold meat fork; butter knife; sugar shell; lemon server and cheese server. $1,900

WSI-7749z: Silver Snuff Box:
A Continental silver snuff box, France, 1840-1879 for items created for export. Romantic couple in Gothic surround. 2 3/4" l., 1 9 /16" w., 1/2" h. $200

WSI-7759z: Pair of Art Nouveau 3-light candelabras:
A handsome pair of 3-light candelabras. English Art Nouveau. silver plated. With flame center insets & usable as large single candleholders. c.1895-1915. Copper base metal. $750

WSI-7798z: Three Piece Doll Silver Parlor Set for Doll House:
For a doll house, an elegant Rococo Revival silver parlor set: triple settee & 2 side chairs. Continental. .835 standard hallmarks. $225

WSI-7799z: Silver Sofa Doll House Piece:
Silver camel back sofa doll house piece in the Chippendale Rococo style. Continental .830 standard hallmarks. The perfect piece for an elegant doll house. $180

WSI-7800z: Sterling Doll House 3-Light Candelabra:
Sterling silver doll house 3-light candelabra. Rococo style. .925 hallmarks. $120

WSI-7824z: Pair of 3-light Neo-Classical Candelabras:
A pair of American 3-light sterling silver candelabras, 14 1/4" h., 13 1/2" w. Elegant neo-classical form. $600

WSI-7829z: Egyptian Revival Silverplated Biscuit Box:
An Egyptian revival English silverplated on nickle biscuit box by Horace Woodward & Co., Birmingham, 1876-93. Sphinx finial. 7"h. 7 1/8" dia. $225

WSI-7831z: Set of Lunt's Sterling Salad Servers:
A handsome set of sterling silver salad servers, Lunt's 1930 "Early Colonial". Period monogram. c.1930-35. 5.7 troy oz. $145

WSI-7833z: Set of 5 Wallace Teaspoons:
Set of 5 Wallace sterling teaspoons, "Kings" of 1903. Monogram "b". 4.9 troy oz. $125

WSI-7834z: English Silverplated Punch Bowl:
An English silverplated double handled punch bowl, 13 1/2" across handles; 9"dia. IFS, Ltd (Israel Freeman Silver, Sheffield). $150

WSI-7835z: Towle 46 Piece Flatware Service:
A flatware service for 8 of Towle "French Provincial". 46 pieces including: 8 knives (8 3/4"); 8 forks (7 1/4"); 8 salad/dessert forks (6 3/8"); 8 round soups (6 1/4"); 10 teaspoons (5 7/8"); slotted tablespoon and plain tablespoon (8 1/2"); sugar shell (5 3/4"); gravy ladle (6 3/4"). 53.5 troy oz. $1,200

WSI-7839z: American Coin Silver Fish Servers:
A superb set of American coin silver fish servers by Henry Hebberd, NY, patented 1866 design. 6.45 troy oz. $295

WSI-7880z: Georgian Style Sugar Basket:
A Georgian style urn shaped swing handle sugar basket, Birmingham, 1925. 5.20 troy oz. $180

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