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6 Exceptional Silver Treasures

Sterling silver treasures spanning the past three centuries are the focus of this week’s curated auction antique and vintage silver pieces. This expertly crafted collection is devoted to American, European, and Continental silver, featuring globally renowned names in the art of silver-making, including Gorham and Georg Jensen.

American-made silver includes a set of 12 wine goblets made in 1900 by A.G. Schultz & Co. of Baltimore. Each goblet is stamped sterling and has the maker’s mark.

Set of 12 sterling silver goblets, made in the United States by A.G. Schultz & Co., 1900, 2,428 grams. Estimate: $5,500-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

English silver is highlighted by a covered entrée dish made by Waterhouse, Hodgson & Co. of Sheffield. The handle on the lid unlocks, and the lid can be used as a second dish. The dish is hand engraved on both sides of the lid with a lion crest. This substantial piece was retailed in Dublin by West & Co.

Georgian shell and gadroon sterling silver covered dish, 1826, Waterhouse, Hodgson & Co. and retailed in Dublin By West & Co., 12 1/4 x 10 x 5 1/2 in, 2,300 grams. Estimate: $6,400-$7,300. Jasper52 image

 

A set of 12 fish knives and forks in the popular Kings pattern is a modern entry in the 56-lot catalog. Gee & Holmes, also fo Sheffield, England, made the set, which is fully hallmarked and dated 1961.

Set of 12 English sterling silver fish knives and forks, Kings pattern, Gee & Holmes, dated 1961, 1,320 grams. Estimate: $4,300-$4,800. Jasper52 image

 

Yet another Sheffield item is a sterling silver epergne made by Thomas Frost in 1911. The base and each of its three baskets bear full English hallmarks.

Sterling silver epergne, 1911, made in Sheffield, Thomas Frost, 1,500 grams. Estimate: $4,200-$4,800. Jasper52 image

 

German silver includes a pair of candelabra by Theodor Julius Guenther and Robert Freund crafted crica 1910, as well as a rare bull and cow milk jug and creamer set from the 1880s.

Pair of German silver candelabra made by Theodor Julius Guenther and Robert Freund, circa 1910, 800/1,000, 22 in. high. Estimate: $9,900-$11,000. Jasper52 image

 

The pair of Cow Creamers is rare as it is highly unusual to have a Bull Creamer and a matched Cow & Bull Creamer set. Designed in the style of the late 1700s silver smith John Schuppe, the pieces include hinged lids set in the backs with a small insect finial decorating the tops and curved tails as handles.

Rare German bull and cow cream and milk jug set, 1880, 1,480 grams, German hallmarks on tails. Estimate: $6,500-$7,500. Jasper52 image

 

Explore the full catalog of the hand-selected silver pieces and place your bids today.

 

A Shining Welcome For Fine Silver

We are proud to present Jasper52’s inaugural Fine European & American Silver auction this week. This 120-lot collection ranges from an early 18th century Queen Anne chocolate pot to a German-made Hanukkah Menorah from the 1920s.

The Queen Anne silver chocolate pot was crafted by Simon Pantin in 1709. The standard tapering plain form is over 9 inches tall and has a fruitwood scroll handle. Bearing a noble-looking coat of arms, it is estimated at $10,000-$12,000.

Two views of the Queen Anne chocolate pot, which is estimated at $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

 

The 800 silver Hanukkah menorah was designed by Karl Junker of Hanau, Germany. The present owner’s family came to America in the mid 1930s. A ring is soldered to the back of the Menorah, which allows it to be hung.

Hanukkah menorah, Karl Junker, sterling hollowware, Germany, circa 1927, 8.5in high. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

Also from Germany is a late 19th century silver nef, which is a model of a sailing ship. The three-mastered ship is ornately decorated throughout with sea serpents, cherubs and dragons.

Silver nef, Germany, circa 1880, 17.5in high, 33.5 troy ounces/1040 grams. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Additional outstanding Continental silver is a beautiful Georg Jensen tazza standing 7.5 inches high.

Georg Jensen sterling silver tazza, 7.5in tall, 591 grams. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

American sterling silver is highlighted by this Gorham tazza, or fruit stand, that displays a Japanese influence. Crafted in 1872, the stand measures 12 inches in diameter and is accented with two figures of birds. The stand has four legs and each leg has a different Japanese motif on it, a flower, a fan, a bird, and a butterfly.

Gorham sterling silver fruit stand/tazza with Japanese influence, 1872, 7.5in high x 12in diameter. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

A sterling silver brandy flask stamped Tiffany & Co. is dated to 1879. The monogrammed flask joins this collection from Nevada.

Tiffany & Co. antique sterling silver brandy flask, 374 grams, 7-5/8in high. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

To view this entire collection of Fine European & American silver, click here.