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Neoclassical Sterling Silver

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Tiffany American Modern Classical Sterling Silver Vase
Located in New York, NY
Modern Classical sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1913. Ovoid body with short inset neck and raised foot. Engraved and acid-etched stylized ornament: Imbri...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of George III Silver Wine Coasters
Located in London, GB
Pair of George III silver wine coasters with pierced and engraved neoclassical pierced and engraved decoration and fine beaded borders. This attractive pair has its original turned w...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Sterling Silver Teapot
Located in New York, NY
George III sterling silver teapot. Made by George Eadon & Co. in Sheffield in 1800. Ovoid with half fluting. Capped scroll handle in stained wood. S-scroll spout. Hinged cover with l...
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Early 1800s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large German Modern Classical Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
German midcentury Classical 800 silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround with wraparound engine-turned lines, and raised egg-and-dart border. With glass, silk lining...
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Mid-20th Century German Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Suite of three Edwardian silver cups and covers
Located in London, GB
A spectacular set of three silver trophy cups in the George III style, one larger and a pair of smaller. Each has a removable lid with hand-chased acanthus leaf detail, a decoration ...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neo-Classical Continental Silver (.800) Gilt Austro-Hungarian Centerpiece Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Continental silver gilt (.835), Austro-Hungarian, Neoclassic-style, covered, footed, centerpiece bowl with cobalt blue glass liner,circa 1875. Arms are winged griffins, as are the f...
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1870s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 1010 Si Sterling Silver Ice Water Pitcher by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
The spare, geometrical silver design of Pitcher 1010 reflects the functionalistic idiom of Bernadotte’s style. He replaced Georg Jensen’s typical hammered finish with a clean and smo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Sterling Silver Madonna, circa 1830
Located in Milano, IT
Embossed and engraved silver plaque La Madonna del lago (The Madonna of the Lake) Probably Milan, post 1824 Brass frame It measures 16.14 in x 13.85 in (41 x 35.2 cm) and it weig...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Brass

Heavy Silver Plated Mint Julep Cup by Godinger India
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful heavy silver-plated mint julep cup. This classic piece of essential barware will make the perfect addition to your next dinner party. Dimensions: 3" diameter 3.5" t...
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20th Century Indian Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver Plate

11 Serving Pieces of Pine Tree International Sterling Silver Flatware
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
11 serving pieces of pine tree international sterling silver flatware, A nice compliment of serving pieces to finish off your flatware set, presentation for virtually every course. T...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Mid-Century Neoclassical-Style Sterling Silver Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid-century, sterling silver, Neoclassical-style, column-form candlesticks, Empire Silver Co., New York, Ca. 1960's. Each measures 5 3/4 inches tall x 3 1/2 inches diameter a...
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1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Cruet Stand by Henry Chawner
Located in New York, NY
George III sterling silver cruet stand. Made by Henry Chawner in London in 1809. Oval well mounted with looping end handles. Open handle mounted to 10-ring frame (of which 2 for stop...
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Early 1800s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Early Tiffany American Classical Sterling Silver Ox Head Soup Tureen
Located in New York, NY
Early sterling silver soup tureen. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. at 550 Broadway, New York. Ovoid bowl on domed foot; cover domed. Beaded and fretwork borders. Cast animal ...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Jean E. Puiforcat Silver Timeless Set for Tea and Coffee in Neoclassical Form
Located in Epfach, DE
A timeless set for tea and coffee in neoclassical form in silver 950 with wood handle, from the maker Jean E. Puiforcat These are a beautiful and timeless set for tea and coffee, co...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Antique American Classical Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Classical sterling silver picture frame. Made by McChesney Co. in New York, circa 1910. Rectangular window and flat surround with abstract egg-and-dart rim. With glass, silk lining, ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical American Coin Silver '.900' Medallion Mug/Cup
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical, American coin silver (.900) Medallion mug/cup, Ca. 1840's-1850's. Neoclassical image of a man is on one side of the mug; a Neoclassical image of a woman is on the other...
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1850s American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical Set of 4 Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters, London, 1787
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1787, this striking set of four George III, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters, feature pierced and engraved Neoclassical decoration to the bodies, and ree...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Neoclassical-Style Gilt Sterling Silver Tea Urns
Located in New York, NY
Pair of neoclassical-style gilt sterling silver tea urns. Each: Ovoid bowl on raised foot mounted to round base. Cover domed with knopped top terminating in bud finial. Swags and aca...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Footed Centerpiece Bowl / Fruit Bowl
Located in Barcelona, ES
Elegant neoclassical style Tazza centerpiece, sterling silver. Spain, 1950s. This exceptional spanish sterling silver bowl has a circular shaped form onto a spreading foot. Measure...
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20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Georg Jensen 819D Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ice Bucket by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Cocktail set no. 819 was designed during the Art Deco era and influenced by Functionalism, an approach based on simplicity and practicality with classical, geometric shapes and limit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Wonderful German 800 Sterling Silver Cachepot Planter Centerpiece Lazarus Posen
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Neoclassical German 800 Sterling Silver Cachepot / Planter / Centerpiece By LAZARUS POSEN, With Silver Plated Insert Liner
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19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Set of 3 Super Stylish Early Tiffany Etruscan Revival Sterling Silver Tureens
Located in New York, NY
Set of 3 Etruscan Revival sterling silver tureens. Made by JC Moore & Son for Tiffany & Co. in New York, circa 1865. This set comprises 1 large round tureen and 2 small oval tureens....
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Tall Gorham Neoclassical Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tall Neoclassical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1930. Fluted columnar shaft on stepped square base. Composite Corinthian capital with detachab...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Italian Silver Circular Chamberstick, 1820s
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). With a palmette, detachable scone ...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Antique Italian Silver Grand Tour Gladiator Group
Located in New York, NY
Italian grand tour cast silver sculpture, ca 1910. Roman gladiators clash with swords drawn. The apparent victor, helmeted and armored, stands with sandaled foot on his victim’s thig...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Neoclassical Style Sterling Silver Tazza with Foliate Motifs by Reed and Barton
Located in New York, NY
This elegant neoclassical style tazza was realized by the esteemed maker Reed and Barton- one of America's finest silversmiths since 1824. It features a circular base and a scalloped...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Basket With Glass Liner Made in 1783
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1783 by Barrage Davenport, this delightful, George III, antique, sterling silver sugar basket, has a half fluted body with bead borders, a blue glass liner an...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Victorian Sterling Silver Classical Urn Trophy Cup
Located in New York, NY
Victorian sterling silver urn. Made by Sibray, Hall & Co. in London in 1899. Tapering and girdled with flying scroll side handles and domed foot. Traditional form with lots of room f...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 12 Exquisite "Gilded Age" Sterling Silver Tiffany Charger Plates
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite set of 12 "Gilded Age" Sterling Silver Tiffany Charges was realized in America in 1905. Each plate has heavily detailed boarders featuring a Kylix cup amid scrolling s...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Russian Malachite and Silver Table by Imperial Silversmiths the Grachev Brothers
Located in London, GB
Russian malachite and silver table by Imperial silversmiths the Grachev Brothers Russian, 1884 Measures: Height 85cm, width 113cm, depth 63cm This beautiful silver table was man...
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Late 19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Malachite, Silver

S. Kirk & Son Long Handled Sterling Silver Repousse Rose Berry Fruit Spoon, 1930
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From S. Kirk & Son, Baltimore, Maryland, a ‘Repousse Rose’ long handled sterling silver berry spoon, circa 1930s. The longer handle is suited to serving a fruit compote. From a Phila...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical Style Channeled Sterling Silver Tray with Acanthus Capital Motif
Located in New York, NY
This refined neoclassical style tray features an oval base with undulating channeled sides and a banded exterior edge. Additionally, it offers recurring stylized acanthus leaf capita...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 819B Sterling Silver Cocktail Shaker by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Cocktail set no. 819 was designed during the Art Deco era and influenced by Functionalism - an approach based on simplicity and practicality with classical, geometric shapes and limi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Christmas Medallion by Towle in Sterling Silver "Two Turtle Doves", 1972
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The second in a series by Towle Silver Company "Two Turtle Doves" issued in 1972. Originally intended as a Christmas ornament or to be worn as a pendant or as a mistletoe ornament. ...
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Sterling Silver Glass and Wine Coasters, circa 1830
By Antonio Mantelli
Located in Milano, IT
Twelve silver glass coasters and four silver wine coasters. Silversmith Antonio Mantelli Milan, circa 1830 They measure: Glass coasters: 0.78 in high x 3.46 in diameter (2 cm x 8.8 c...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Decanter Stand with Bottles
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian neoclassical sterling silver decanter stand, 1818. Raised square base with gadrooned rim. Corner shells between oak leaves and acorns on leaf- and scroll-mounted paw...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Dutch Neoclassical Silver Teapot
Located in New York, NY
Dutch Neoclassical 875 silver teapot, 18th century. Globular body on short and inset straight foot. S-scroll spout with bead and flower cap. Cover has stained-wood finial and gadroon...
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18th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Gorham American Sterling Silver Large Water Pitcher, Dated 1959
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Gorham, a large sterling silver water pitcher with a full bulbous shaped body and a scroll handle, on a rounded base. The wide pour spout has a rolled rim. A simply beautiful f...
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Silver Gilt Portland Vase by Elkington & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent silver-gilt Portland vase was crafted by the pioneering silversmithing firm of Elkington & Co. The iconic classical scenes are chased upon a textured background with...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

George III Pair of Antique Sterling Silver Goblets by John Denziloe
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1793 and 1795 by John Denziloe, this handsome, George III, pair of antique sterling silver goblets, are plain in style, and feature gilt interiors. Each goble...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Sterling Silver Tea Urn
By Francis Butty & Nicholas Dumee
Located in New York, NY
George III sterling silver tea urn. Made by Francis Butty & Nich Dumee in London in 1767. Ovoid bowl with leaf-mounted and beaded twisted side handles. Horizontal leaf-capped spout w...
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1760s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Neoclassical French Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set Paris Sterling Silver
Located in Milan, IT
An antique sterling silver oil and vinegar cruet set, having a neoclassical style oval stand with hand-pierced and engraved flower and foliate decoration, with ring handle and a fram...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

English Neoclassical Sterling Silver Covered Urn Trophy Cup
Located in New York, NY
Elizabeth II sterling silver covered urn. Made by Solomon Joel Phillips in London 1959. Traditional Neoclassical girdled urn on stepped and domed foot with leaf-capped s-scroll side ...
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1950s English Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. English King Tea and Coffee Service
Located in New Orleans, LA
This important Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tea and coffee service is crafted in the classic English King pattern. Introduced by Tiffany in 1885, English King is fashioned to reflec...
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Bailey, Banks and Biddle's Sterling Silver Repoussé Bowl-9.5" Diameter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very attractive Bailey, Banks & Biddle sterling silver 9.5" diameter bowl with a wavy edge. The body of the bowl has fine repousse. On the bottom it is clearly marked Bailey Banks & ...
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Antique Gorham Edwardian Classical Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Edwardian Classical sterling silver column candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1905. Each: Column with fluted shaft on stepped square base. Corinthian capital with ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Salver Tray by Robert Rew
Located in New York, NY
George III sterling silver salver. Made by Robert Rew in London in 1773. Round with chased paterae and leaf-and-berry swags on shoulder. Rim has wide and shallow scrolls with beading...
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1770s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Company, George Paulding Farnham, A Rare, Lavish Silver Centerpiece
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Company and George Paulding Farnham, A rare, lavish and monumental sterling silver centerpiece with original mirrored-glass sterling silver plateau, circa 1900. Museum qua...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tall, Empire-Style Pair of Sterling Silver Candelabra
Located in New York, NY
Tall, Empire-style sterling silver candelabra with removable arms, Preisner Silver Co., Wallingford, CT., Ca. 1935. Graceful design. Each of the pair, which is weighted, measures 15 ...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

George III Period Pair of Sterling Silver Trays, Baronet of Kirkleatham, 1796
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1796 by John Hutson, this rare, George III, handsome pair of Antique Sterling Silver Trays, are Neolcassical in form, and feature reed borders and an armorial...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical Antique Sterling Silver Goblet - London 1799 - P. A. & W. Bateman
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1799 by Peter, Anne & William Bateman, this very attractive, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Goblet, features brighcut engraved decoration, a gilt interio...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Neoclassical Oval Silver Tray Hallmarked Venice
Located in Milan, IT
A lovely Italian Venetian silver tray, a neoclassical oval shaped silver tray with a 3 cm tall border going around dating back to the first quarter of 19th century. Weight: 1525 gram...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Silver

Pair of Gorham Sterling Silver Classical Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1909. Each: Fluted column and composite Corinthian capital. Bobeche detachable with chamfered rim. Ste...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Regency Period Antique Sterling Silver Goblet - London 1811 - P. & W. Bateman
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1811 by Peter & William Bateman, this stunning, Antique Sterling Silver Goblet, is in the neoclassical taste, featuring brightcut engraved decoration througho...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Early Tiffany Sterling Silver Vegetable Dish on Stand with Conch Shell
Located in New York, NY
Early sterling silver covered serving dish on stand. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany in New York, circa late 1850s. Curved bowl with flat rim set in tripod frame with paw supports ...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

English Sterling Silver Classical Covered Urn Trophy Cup
Located in New York, NY
George V sterling silver covered urn. Made by Charles & Richard Comyns in London in 1920. Ovoid body with leaf-mounted high-looping handles and raised foot. Cover domed with vase fin...
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1920s English Vintage Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Silver Puerperal Cup, Milan, circa 1830
Located in Milano, IT
Silversmith L. B. Small silver soup tureen or puerperal cup with plate and lid Milan, around 1830 Height 19.5 cm (7.67 in) - diameter 21.7 cm (8.54 in) lb 2.14 (kg 0.97) State of con...
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1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique American Classical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup by Whiting
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century classical sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Whiting in New York. Bellied urn with bold stylized egg-and-dart border on foot ring with four leaf-mounted majorly ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

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