This is a wonderful new addition, a large and handsome 19th century dutch silver pitcher. It measures approximately 9 x 7″ and its workmanship is incredible and highly chased, worked and detailed. The pitcher was made in the town of Sneek, Netherlands by the maker Alte de Groot Boersma, sometime between 1875 and 1909.
At first it fooled me, I thought it was a pseudo hallmarked piece from Hanau. But the windmill bothered me a bit so I actually did some investigation. Has the lion key export mark on the bottom with an ab 34 in a square cartouche. 715 g. Very minor denting. Price is $2800
Another new piece in the shop is this coin silver child’s cup by the southern silversmiths Edward and David Kinsey. It dates to between 1836 and the shop’s closing in 1861. About 3&1/2″ tall, faintly monogrammed to Joanna Wood.
The Kinseys were silver makers in Cincinnati by way of Ashland, Kentucky. It is said that they were the largest silver makers in the entire midwest prior to the Civil War. This cup bears a beautiful eagle coin hallmark. Incredibly light and beautifully made, it exudes quality, from the silver itself to the tasteful and intricate foliate bands top and bottom. $700
I lost this entire category to some black hole in cyberspace, give me a few days to reconstruct. The milk pitcher that you see is coin, made by the company Hayden and Whilden or at least retailed by them. They were a southern company most famous for making confederate swords. They were put out of business by the union blockade of Charleston in 1864. It is possible that the piece was actually made by the New York firm Grosjean and Woodward.
This vessel stands about 6&1/2″ tall. It is covered with wonderful foliate ornamentation and chasing. Perhaps the truncated handle is a palmetto? The spout has a wonderful green man, north wind type form. Just an outstanding piece of period American silver. $2200
Gorham Versailles gilt vermeil fish service. Fork – 8″ knife 10&1/2″ soldShiebler sterling aesthetic period hand hammered napkin ring with bug $325Chinese export silver cigarette case Chinese Export silver ice bucket with tongs