20th century novelty silver wheelbarrows. Some to push salt around the dinner table, some just fun to look at if you don’t want to eat your peas.

Novelty wheelbarrow with elaborate scroll pierced sides, the wheel with arched spokes. 1981. English. Silver. Made in London by Asprey and Company. Image  © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26041/lot/300/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Novelty silver wheelbarrow and cover. 1924. Silver. Maker’s marks: Import mark for Sheffield 1924. Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC and Eastbourne Auctions Rooms. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/novelty-silver-wheelbarrow-box-and-cover-import-1237-c-ac7a53140b
 Novelty silver table salts formed as garden wheelbarrows with silver plated spoons formed as trowels. 1998. Maker’s marks: Wheelbarrows hallmarked London 1998, CCP, maker. Image © Auction Zip 2003 – 2020, Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/A-pair-of-novelty-silver-table-salts-formed-as-ga_1124911A14/

Jugs and teapots that will make even powdered limeade and instant tea taste fancy. French. Victor Saglier, creator. Living from 1809 to 1894, he made some wonderfully decorated up tableware.

Orangeade pitcher. Baluster shaped frosted glass decorated with flowers of the field, engraved with acid and enhanced with gold. Gilt bronze mount decorated with bas relief plant motifs. Has a cylinder that fits inside and can be closed with a screw cap that would be filled with ice. Undated. French. Maker’s marks: signed “VS sailing boat” in gold under the base. Image © Galerie Michel Pont and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=454606


Teapot with chest collar and belly with rococo decoration in the Louis XV style. 19th c. French. Silver. Maker’s marks: hallmark for Victor Saglier. Image © Estim Nation. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/en/lots/8756535

Decanter. ca. 1900. French. Decorated glass with silver plate mount and cap. Image  © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/992912-victor-saglier-a-glass-decanter-france-ca-1900

What you got if you won the race. Sterling sailing trophies from the Gilded Age. All made in America. Three awarded in Newport and one in France.

Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. Modeled in the design of a galleon with galleon shape with a cast Poseidon on the prow and six cast dolphins.1884. Sterling silver. Tiffany, maker. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/
Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. 1882. Sterling silver. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Promised Gift of The Schwartz Family Foundation and The Schwartz Foundation. (L.2012.10.2 Pitcher;L.2012.10.3 Tray) Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/
Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. 1891. Sterling silver. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. Photo credit and © Ellen McDermott Photography. Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/




Cup commissioned by Ogden Goelet and James Gordon Bennett for the Cannes Yachtsmens Union which was founded in 1893. 1894. American. Sterling silver. Tiffany. Inscribed “COUPE OGDEN ET J. GORDON GENNETT FONDEE EN 1893 UNION DES YACHTSMEN DE CANNES” under the body. Museum ID #
Museum inventory ID #2005.6. Collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. Image ©  Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. Fair use license. via https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/32871/ogden-goelet-and-james-gordon-bennett-cup;jsessionid=5F9B140A4EAC460F39F9ED4C27014655?ctx=4fb3f559-cfea-4cf2-aec9-f42836f88fa9&idx=0

Bric a brac to put out around the house that you’ll have to do your best to live up to. Maybe it’s impossible. The bric a brac has won. Leopold Weininger, goldsmith. Living from 1854 to 1922, Weininger was listed in the Branchenverzeichnis der Meisterlisten als Spezialist, as a specialist for enameled pieces imitating the antique, starting in 1909. He worked in Vienna, Austria but his pieces were sold to customers all over Europe.

172L13302_76LFT
Silver gilt and painted enamel nef, the cup and cover formed as a three-masted galleon, the hull, base and sails painted with Neptune and sea nymphs enclosed within arabesques, with the deck inhabited with enamel sailors and hippocamps, surmounted by armorial pennants and supported by a handsome melusine. ca. 1890. Austrian. Silver-gilt and enamel. Makers mark and Austrian control mark. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Faif use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.197.html/2013/arts-of-europe-l13302

lf
Silver-gilt and enamel standing clock, set within an enamel case with classical scenes mounted by three enameled and gilt figures, resting upon enameled and gilt figural grouping of tribal warriors standing on the heads of intertwined fish, rising from enamel base on four winged feet. Back cover of the clock case opens to reveal a mechanism labeled Colling. ca. 1883-1900. Makers marks: marked “JW” on Diana’s head within the hexagon. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, Image © 2020 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/hollowware/a-viennese-silver-gilt-and-enamel-standing-clock-leopold-weininger-vienna-austria-circa-1883-1900marks-jw-/a/5051-68043.s

Screenshot (161)
Rock crystal drinking horn with jeweled silver-gilt and enamel mounts, the domed head crowned by an enameled figure of a hunter holding an associated turquoise-set hat pin. Silver-gilt bands applied with pierced vignettes of chased and colourfully enameled equestrians hunting bears and stags, divided by scrolls set with emeralds within red enamel petals, terminating in a dragon’s tail in green and white enamel, supported by a rearing stag on a similarly decorated domed foot. Made after 1872. Rock crystal, silver-gilt and enamel. Makers marks: Maker’s mark and post-1872 Vienna standard mark. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-furniture-silver-clocks-ceramics-and-vertu/an-impressive-rock-crystal-drinking-horn-with

Silver dish rings with interesting decorations. Most of them meant to have plates of potatoes stashed on top. All of them would have come with the glass liners but two have lost theirs along the way.

Screenshot (110)
Dish ring or potato ring that may have had a glass liner originally. 1785. Irish Georgian silver. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/rare-georgian-irish-dish-potato-ring/id-f_4080993/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQVw9QTz0VWZLkBFvUhQHQkAgQcJ2j6pAC3KiheZh7JjRKfyVKCYGpYaAslhEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Screenshot (112)
Reel form dish holders with pierced and chased sides with foliage and scrolls flanking a rocaille cartouche, one with various flowers, dogs, and foxes, the other with various flowers, birds, cows, and a man playing a penny whistle. Both with silver plate liners. 1895-1897. English. Silver. Made in London by West and Son. Makers marks: Mark on foot rim for West and Son, London. Image: © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/christies-living-august-collections/two-similar-victorian-silver-dish-rings-79/95553

Screenshot (114)
Large stable dish ring in an Irish style having a hand-pierced and chased body decorated with pastoral scenes, figures, and animals. Separate blue glass liner. 1904. English. Sterling silver and blue glass liner. Made by Israel Sigmund Greenberg of Birmingham. Maker’s marks: hallmarks on the back rim. Image © 2000-2019 Bryan Douglas. Fair use license. via https://www.bryandouglas.co.uk/silverware/dish_rings/j4390/j4390a.htm

Screenshot (116)
Dish ring with red glass liner. 1906. Irish. Made in Dublin by John Smith in 1906. Makers marks: hallmarks on the back rim. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/irish-silver-dish-ring/id-f_17167112/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQUuPLY3PY9pHhy2nisLEPG6NUBkTl9aRPYELVYWohrKl8ofSwrUsj0aAhxmEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

1920s trophy cups. Not your standard loving cup sort of thing. Sterling silver, American and British.

Screenshot (24)
Cut-glass and silver trophy cup with horn handles. Cut-glass is straight and spread with cut vertical ornament in the motif of alternating flutes and circles and a star cut to the underside. Silver collar with a flared rim and tooled leaf and berry bottom rim. Horn handles carved in the motif of animals sprouting their own horns with silver mounts. ca. 1910. American. Sterling silver, cut-glass and horn. Maker’s marks: fully marked including indistinct maker’s stamp (probably Redlich). Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-american-cut-glass-trophy-carved-big-game-alpha-antlers/id-f_19997302/

Screenshot (26)
Trophy cup for the Lake Michigan boat race Challenge Cup (flag detail). Tall urn design with three high-looping handles and a domed foot with garland decoration applied to the top of the urn and flowers and shells applied to the foot. Reeded rim. 1907. American. Sterling Silver. Engraved “Challenge cup for the annual competition among launches on Clark Lake, Michigan” on the front. Inscribed “Presented to the Clark Lake Yacht Club by Chauncey F. York, 1907.” 1907. American. Sterling silver. Maker’s marks: fully marked with maker’s mark for Redlich and a retailer’s mark for Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Number 4684. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/143648679455

Screenshot (28)
Silver hydroplane boat race trophy with the bowl having wing mounted and leaf wrapped caryatid side handles. Applied enamel flags and circular and wreathed frames, one inset with a chased motorboat in churning water and the other being engraved “Presented by Sir Thomas J. Lipton Bart. KCVO to the National Yacht Club of Toronto for competition in outboard hydroplane races at the Canadian National National Exhibition Regatta 1929.” Baluster shaft with acanthus leaves and scrolled brackets with a raised foot with scalloping. Raised cover with a cast finial in the design of a nude angel lunging forward with one arm while clutching her drapery with the other. 1919. George V. Sterling silver. Made in London in 1929. Hallmarked. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. and Nelson and Nelson Antique Silver. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/George-V-Trophy-Cup-Art-Deco-Hydroplane-Boat-Race-English-Sterling-Silver/143480968785?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711095549%26meid%3Ddca160768a9949b28e50d768bb096cb7%26pid%3D100047%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D143648679455%26itm%3D143480968785%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSellersOtherItemsV2%26brand%3DGoldsmiths+%26+Silversmiths&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108

Roller skate themed silver novelties that will make you want to head for the nearest roller rink.

Screenshot (2)
Roller skate condiment set for salt, pepper and mustard with four working pearwood wheels. ca. 1880. Victorian. Silverplate, glass and pearwood. Maker not known. Image © Piers Rankin Antique Silver, London. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquesilverlondon.com/antique-silver-cruets/527-novelty-victorian-silver-plate-roller-skate-condiment-set.html

Screenshot (4)
Pin cushion.Antique. Silver with a blue pincushion. Maker not known. Image © Lot-Art 2020. fair use license. via https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/A-CAST-SILVER-NOVELTY-ROLLER-SKATE-PIN-CUSHION/1662-cast_silver-07.12.19-nicholson

Screenshot (6)
Novelty hat pin with the finial modeled as a roller skate. Early 20th c. Silver. Stamped marks. Image © 2020 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/4710277-silver-novelty-roller-skate-hat-pin-early-20th-century

Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel from Imperial Russia. Nicholai Zverev, silverworker. Contemporary with Fabergé. Zverev was one of the many who worked in the last days of the Russian Empire when there was a very large demand for such pieces, both in Russia and abroad.

Screenshot (983)
Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel sugar bowl and cream jug, painted with polychrome shaded foliage on stippled grounds. Turquoise handles and dot borders. Bases are engraved with the Cyrillic initials “TR” and dated 1911. ca. 1911. Made in Moscow. Nicholas Zverev, maker. 84 standard. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/russian-works-of-art-faberg-and-icons-l10113/lot.501.html?locale=en

Screenshot (985)
Gilded silver and shaded enamel sugar basket, enameled with birds amongst colorful foliage on a gilded silver ground. Swing handle. ca. 1910. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/russian-art-n08182/lot.338.html?locale=en

Screenshot (989)
Two silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel cigarette cases and a match box case, each decorated in shaded enamel with birds, scrolls and flowers on matte ground within turquoise blue dot borders. ca. 1908. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Makers marks: Each stamped with workmaster’s initials, one cigarette case and the match box case 84 standard, the other case 91 standard. London import marks for 1908, retailed by Blumenthal Brothers in London. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/russian-pictures-works-of-art-and-icons-w05722/lot.305.html?locale=en

Cups for that perfect toast. Tazzae made by François-Désiré Froment-Meurice. A French goldsmith, he lived from 1802 to 1855. Studying at the Lycée Charlemagne, he won two silver medals at the 1839 Exposition des Produits de l’Industrie in 1839 and a gold medal five years later. One being a coupe but it fits right in.

449020-1394460212
Tazza. Presumed to have been given to Queen Victoria in 1855. French. Rock crystal. Jules Wièse, designer for Froment-Meurice. Maker’s marks: Struck with the mark of Jules Wièse. Stamped “FROMENT MEURICE PARIS.” Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/victoria-albert-art-love/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/tazza

Screenshot (898)
Two silver gilt mounted agate tazza that rest on oval bases with four foliated feet set with red stones. One adorned with a man and the other with a woman surrounded by ivy enameled garlands along with other decoration. ca, 1840-1845. French. Silver-gilt, enamel, conch beads, pearls, orange carnelian and brown agate. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/style-silver-furniture-vertu-and-miniatures-online/two-silver-gilt-mounted-agate-tazze-by-francois

BK-1989-13
Coupe with the trunk in the motif of a boy who kills a dragon with a trident and a star-shaped foot, decorated with Neo-Gothic tracery. The shell shaped cuppa being held within the upper part which has high curling ears crowned by dragons. ca. 1849. French. Silver gilt and pearl. Cuppa inscription “A MR MEL POISAT, SOUVENIR DE SON AMI LE BON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD, À L’OCCASION DU VINGT-CINQUIEME ANNIVERSAIRE DE SON MARIAGE.-LE 27 NOVEMBRE 1851.” Jules Wièse, designer for Froment-Meurice. Maker’s marks: Alloy mark and inscribed “FROMENT-MEURICE”. Collections of the Rjksmuseum, Amsterdam. Cc0 Licence 1,9. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/BK-1989-13

Sterling silver decorated with animals and plants from right around 1880. American. Dominick & Haff, creators. Opening in 1821 under the name of William Gale and Son, what was left of Dominick and Haff was sold to Reed and Barton in 1928.

Pitcher,_Dominick_&_Haff,_New_York_City,_1879,_silver,_brass,_copper_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00884
Jug. 1879. Silver, brass, and copper. Part of an exhibition at the De Young Museum, San Francisco. Source: Daderot. Photograph taken on November 5, 2013. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pitcher,_Dominick_%26_Haff,_New_York_City,_1879,_silver,_brass,_copper_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00884.JPG

j530_pi_1024x
Intaglio chased water pitcher with a hibiscus on one side and a lily on the other. 1881. Aesthethic Movement. Sterling silver. Underside with the inscription “BOWEN/ AUG. 25th/ 1856 and 1881.” Maker’s marks: marked under the base above the inscription with Dominick & Haff’s trademark, “STERLING/ 86”. Image © 2020 Spencer Marks Ltd.. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/dominick-haff-antique-sterling-silver-intaglio-chased-aesthetic-movement-water-pitcher-new-york-city-1881

Screenshot (891)
Water pitcher with chased repoussé floral and foliate decoration. 1884. Sterling silver. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/hollowware/a-dominick-and-haff-silver-water-pitcher-new-york-new-york-circa-1884marks-rectangle-circle-diamond-925-1884-ster/a/5212-75091.s