Decorated spoons in enamel and silver decorated in ice cream colors from just a little while back. English.

Set of six silver spoons with guilloché enamel decoration to the outside of their bowls with each adorned with enamel in a different color, and the end of the handle of each with a ball of a conforming color affixed. 1933. Made in Birmingham, England. Turner and Simpson, silversmiths. Maker’s marks: hallmark for the silversmith; Birmingham date mark of 1933. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/set-of-six-birmingham-coloured-enamel-silver-spoons/id-f_24066812/#skuId=f_24066812S1
Set of six cymric silver and enamel coffeespoons, each with tendrils issuing from the bowl forming the handle with stylized floral decoration in blue and green enamel to the terminal end in an original Liberty and Company fitted leather case. 1904-1905. British. Archibald Knox (1864-1933), designer for Liberty of London. Maker’s marks: (lion passant), (anchor), “Liberty and Company, e, CYMRIC”. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/flatware/a-set-of-six-liberty-and-co-cymric-silver-and-enameled-coffee-spoons-designed-by-archibald-knox-/a/5212-75041.s


Set of six silver and enamel teaspoons each with a green and blue enameled design on the handle that come in their original fitted case. 1927. Made in Birmingham, England. Liberty and Company, makers. Image © 2021 John Bull (Antiques) Ltd. Fair use license. via https://antique-silver.co.uk/john-bull-antiques/arts-crafts-art-nouveau-art-deco/6-liberty-co-arts-crafts-silver-enamel-tea-spoon-teaspoon-set-birm-1927

Soup tureens modeled as pheasants. I guess you could put stew in them too. Ceramic. Different makers and times. All fun.

Glazed ceramic pheasant tureen. 20th c. Italian. Maker’s marks: numbered “325168”, marked “Italy”; impressed “28” to the underside. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers and Hindmans Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/109173569_an-italian-glazed-ceramic-pheasant-tureen
Majolica ceramic trompe l’oeil pheasant covered tureen. ca. 1910. French. Digoin and Sarreguemines, maker. Image
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Pheasant tureen. 1825. English. Pearlware ceramic enameled in bright colors. Staffordshire Pottery, maker. Image ©2021 Antique Pottery of John Howard at Heritage, http://www.johnhoward.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquepottery.co.uk/staffordshire-pottery-pearlware-pheasant-tureen-in-bright-enamel-colours-antique-period-c1820/

Jugendstil brooches, all of these from a recent auction catalogue from Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH in Vienna. Made in Austria and Germany.

Brooch in embossed silver and coral. 1925. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna. Maker’s marks: mark for Hoopoe and an illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1925-silber-getrieben-koralle-seitlich-gemarkt-53907422?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in embossed silver and moss agate. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna, probably by Anton Pribyl. Maker’s marks: marked on the side with a mark for “Greyhound.” Badly legible master’s mark “AP” probably for Anton Pribyl, inspection mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1900-silber-getrieben-moosachat-seitlich-gemarkt-53907427?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in chased silver, pearls and lapis lazuli with enamel. ca. 1909. Jugendstil. Probably made in Germany. Maker’s marks: marked on the back: silver fineness “975”; illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wohl-deutschland-um-1909-silber-getrieben-perlen-lapislazuli-53907429?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2

Salt thrones in silver, silver-gilt and champlevé enamel. Created in Imperial Russia, various silverworkers.

Silver-gilt shaped salt throne in shaped circular form with a double hinged cover enameled with a geometric pattern in red, white, blue and green. The sided applied with rectangular plaques, enameled with gryphons and an openwork centerpiece decorated with a gryphon on both sides on a red ground. Raised on four bracket feet. 1877. Made in Moscow, Russia. A. M. Postnikov partnership. Maker’s marks: The hinged covers and underside struck with the maker’s mark, 91 standard. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/russian-works-of-art-faberge-icons/a-silver-gilt-and-champleve-enamel-salt-throne-a-m
Silver and champlevé enamel salt throne, the seat with opaque and translucent polychrome enamel geometric motifs. The front inscribed “Without salt and bread, it is half a dinner,” and the lid with the arms of Ekaterinoslav and Kharkov. The back inscribed with the arms of Voronezh and Rostov flanked by roosters and the interior of the lid inscribed “To His Excellence Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov from the grateful members of the Kozlovo-Voronezhsko-Rostovskaya and Kursko-Kharkovo-Azovskaya railways .” 1879. Russian. Marked Khlebnikov with the Imperial Warrant, Moscow. 88 standard. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/russian-works-of-art-faberge-icons/a-rare-silver-and-champleve-enamel-salt-throne
Silver-gilt and champlevé enamel salt throne of traditional form on four bun feet, the trapezoidal body cast and chased with geometric and pan-Slavic design. The hinged cover draped with a trompe l’oeil napkin with the border finely cast and chased in the form of a traditional izba with pan-Slavic design enameled in red, blue, and turquoise and centering a vacant escutcheon within a cast and chased ribbon-tied laurel wreath. Maker’s marks: Cyrillic “MA” Moscow, 1891. Marked throughout, also with a Soviet mark. Inage © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5783527

Cigarette, cigar and vesta (matchsafe) cases in silver and other precious materials created in Imperial Russia by Andrei Bragin, a silverworker who had a workshop in Saint Petersburg.

Vesta case in silver with geometric enamel decoration in red, white, green, dark blue, and turquoise. Engraved with Cyrillic initials on the disc-shaped reverse. ca. 1880. Russian. Andrei Bragin, silverworker. Maker’s marks: mark of Andrei Bragin, Saint Petersburg. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-a-russian-silver-and-champleve-enamel-vesta-5341785/


Rectangular jeweled two color gold presentation cigarette case with rounded corners and a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece. The cover centering an Imperial double-headed eagle. The interior being engraved “From H.I.M. The Czar of Russia August 1909” an with a later inscription “Presented to Captain H. G. Adams-Connor, Chief Constable, Isle of Wight, and left by him to his grandson, Lionel Eldred Peter Smith-Gordon./1939.” , Fitted brown leather case stamped in Russian and French “A. D. Ivanov in Saint Petersburg.” 1909. Russian. Andrei Bragin, silverworker. Maker’s marks for Andrei Bragin, Saint Petersburg. Marked inside the cover and base. Image © Christie’s 2021, Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-a-jewelled-two-colour-gold-presentation-cigarette-case-5630483/
Silver gilt and enamel cigar case. 1890s. Russian. Andrei Bragin, silverworker. Maker’s marks: Cyrillic initials A. B. of Andrei Bragin. Assay mark of Saint Petersburg. before 1899. Silver standard: 88 zolotnik. Image © 2021 Ruzhnikov. Fair use license. via https://www.ruzhnikov.com/russian-european-silver/russian-silver-gilt-enamel-cigar-case-2/

Pieces in wonderful enameled colors. Guttorm Gagnes of Norway, designer. Gagnes designed for David Andersen from 1927 to 1952 and then did freelance design work.





Vase. 1923-1935. Norwegian. Enameled silver. ID#NMK.2005.0488, Cc0 License 4.0. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NMK.2005.0488
Spoon. 20th c. Norwegian. Gold-plated silver with guilloche and mirror enamel. ID# NMK.2014.0430. Designed by Gagnes for David Andersen. Cc0 Licence 4.0. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NMK.2014.0430

Arts Déco vases in enamel over copper. All of these designed by Camille Fauré for Limoge.

Vase with raised polychrome enameled geometric decorations on metal. ca. 1925-1935. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge” in gold above the stand. Image © 2020 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/1279027/

Pear-shaped vase copper vase with polychrome and gilt enamel with flaming decoration. Undated. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Limoge on the rim. Image © en.expertissim.com. Fair use license. via https://en.expertissim.com/camille-faure-limoges-pear-shaped-enameled-copper-vase-12195842
“Ocean Waves” copper vase decorated with waves of enamel in blue, green, and pink. ca. 1925. Arts Déco. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge France.” Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/ocean-waves-vase-camille-faure/id-f_20637572/

Toothpick cases in gold and enamel to carry your toothpicks in when you go out to dinner. So much nicer than picking your teeth with a knife. All of these from the 18th century, more or less.

Rectangular toothpick case with cut corners, the lid painted en-plein with a staghunt, probably by Jean-Louis Richter. Taille d’épargne lozenge border set with rose diamonds and the sides and base enameled in translucent blue over striped engine-turning. Red leather case. ca. 1800. Made in Geneva, Switzerland. Gold, jewels and enamel. Maker’s marks: unmarked apart from French hibou control. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/arts-of-europe-l13301/lot.165.lotnum.html
Toothpick case in an unusual shape with a lid painted en-plein with a view of a river and the bottom and borders enameled in opaque black and pale blue. ca. 1800. Probably made in Hanau, Germany. Gold and enamel. Maker’s marks: “GW” between two cartwheels. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/important-mobilier-sculptures-objets-art-pf1311/lot.27.html

Toothpick case with a rectangular narrow box with rounded ends. Cover, sides, and base set with panels of translucent lime-green enamel on an engine turned ground stamped at intervals with pellets, within white enamel bead and chevron borders. The interior of the cover set with a mirror, 1780-1781.Louis XVI. Made in Paris, France. Gold and enamel. The flange engraved “Du Petit Dunkerke.” Joseph Etienne Blerzy maker (fl. 1768-1808). Maker’s marks: charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel for 1780-1782. Struck with inventory number 974. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xvi-enamelled-gold-toothpick-case-by-6172570-details.aspx

Egyptian Revival neckwear. From different points in the 20th century but all fun. Egyptian Revival is one of the ones that never really goes away.


Scarab motif pendant necklace modeled as a pair of mirrored stylized lotus leaves, their stems intertwining underneath, sandwiching a scarab enameled in shades of blue, ochre, and green. Suspended on two short lengths of chain from a pair of side attachments embellished with plique-à-jour enamel. Early 1900s. Possibly German. Jugendstil with an Egyptian Revival flavor. Clearly marked on the back with a dragonfly. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Jewellery/Arts-Crafts-Egyptian-Revival-Pendant-Necklace.Html#main
Egyptian Revival pendant modeled as a seated pharaoh. 1960s. American. Kenneth J. Lane, maker. Maker’s marks: © mark for Kenneth Lane on the reverse. © 2020 Poshmark, Inc. Fair use license. via https://poshmark.com/listing/1960s-Kenneth-Lane-Egyptian-Revival-Necklace-5c0db5428a2ff67283ef7071
Pendant modeled as the god Horus with a figure in the center. ca. 1920. Art déco. Enamel. Maker not known. Image © 2020 – WorthPoint Corporation. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/egyptian-revival-necklace-art-deco-1734934718

Sealing wax cases or etui so pretty you will be glad you have to write another thank you note. French. Various goldworkers, all amazingly talented. Most of these by Nicolas Durier who flourished between 1758 and 1788.

Gold sealing wax case or etui, decorated with garlands of flowers and filleted flutes. 1780-1782. Made in Paris. Nicolas Durier, maker (fl. 1758-1788). Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-orfevrerie-et-objets-de-vertu/a-gold-seal-case-nicolas-durier-paris-1780-1782
Two etui or sealing wax cases. The first in gold and enamel, striped in opaque and translucent orange, white and blue with chased and enameled bead and garland borders and a base inset with blank matrix. 1787. Alexis Profitt. Maker’s marks: charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel, Paris. 1787. The second in three color gold, scattered with mullets on a reeded ground within corded borders and later converted into a lipstick holder. 18th c before 1788. Made in Paris. Maker’s marks: original maker’s mark of Nicolas Durier (fl. 1758-1788). Charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel, later French maker’s mark and control marks. Serial number: 01133. French. Image Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/orfevrerie-europeenne-boites-or-objets-vitrine/lot.54.html

Gold and enamel sealing wax case or etui. Slightly tapering  étui-à-cire of oval section and a cover and base enameled with a design of black-edged red stars on a salmon-beige translucent ground over horizontal reeding and framed by fluted bands. Cap being similarly enameled and topped by a chased and enameled green and white foliage rosette, the borders banded in the same color on a sablé ground with a blank matrix. 1781-1782. Made in Paris, Fran e. Maker’s marks: Marked for Nicolas Durier (fl. 1758-1788). First charge and discharge marks of Henri Clavel for 1780-1782. Later struck with two Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty marks for gold. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/louis-xvi-enamelled-sealing-wax-case-by-nicolas-3879689-details.aspx?intObjectID=3879689
Gold and enamel needle case/etui, enameled in translucent blue and decorated with paillon fleurs-de-lis, bound by enameled leafy borders. ca. 1786. Louis XVI. Nicolas Durier, maker. Maker’s marks: Charge and export discharge marks for Henri Clavel. Image source: Sothebys. Image © 2020 Sothebys and 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-louis-xvi-gold-and-enamel-needle-case,-nicolas-276-c-182d45a41c