a small collection of antique silver and objects of vertu

A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

an illustrated selection of antique silver and objects of vertu
Continental, European, Italian, Russian, German, French, English, Austrian, Scottish, American, Dutch, Danish, Judaica, Georgian, Spanish and much more
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The home page of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1000 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington, Mappin & Webb, WMF, Reed & Barton), history, oddities...

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None of my items are for sale, but most of them were bought through the Internet.
antique silver and objects of vertu
wedding spoon - Germany
salt throne - Russia
milk creamer - France
holy water font - Italy
holy water font - Italy
vinaigrette - England
oil lamp (lucerna) - Italy
ivory portrait miniature
sweetmeat dish - Germany
10 snuff box - Russia
11 wager cup - United States
English and British silversmiths marks
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12 coin holder - Russia
13 grape shears - Germany
14 pepper castor - England
15 salt cellar - Germany
16 mustard pot - France
17 caster - England
18 shell cameo brooch
19 wig-powderer - England
20 cameo glass vase - France
21 holy water font - Italy
22 ember bowl - Spain
23 pastry server- Germany
24 sugar or ice tongs - Russia
25 sugar tongs Biedermaier-Germany
26 claret jug - Spain
27 coffee pot - England
28 glass holder - Germany
29 water pitcher - USA
30 barbotine dish - Austria
Sterling and Solid Silver marks and hallmarks
Russian hallmark Italian hallmarks French hallmarks English hallmarks USA Austrian hallmark
 Russia - Italy - France - England - USA - Gallery
31 barbotine dish- Austria
32 sugar sifter - France
33 bisque figurine biscuit
34 spoon
35 prayer's book - Italy
36 binoculars
37 torah pointer (Yad) - Russia
38 sauce boat - England
39 inkstand bell - Continental
40 milk jug - England
41 pipe - Austria
42 tea strainer - Austria
43 salt and pepper set - Denmark
44 salt cellar - Italy
45 teaset: teapot sugar bowl Russia
46 aeroplane model - Italy
47 holy-water font- Italy
48 pipe-holder - Austria
49 milk jug - Russia
50 mether cup - Scotland
51 wedding spoon- Germany
52 candle snuffer - England
53 inkstand - Germany
54 coffee pot - England
55 apostle spoon Continental silver
56 milk creamer - Italy
57 water pitcher - Italy
58 vase - China
59 spoon - Russia
60 teaset
Maker's mark
Elkington hallmark 1842-1860 Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951 Gorham Athenic hallmark Tiffany hallmark
Elkington - Jensen - Gorham - Tiffany - WMF - Reed & Barton -
Mappin & Webb Bateman family
61 soup ladle - Germany
62 mustard pot - England
63 pill box devil head - England
64 electric bell - Germany
65 tea strainer - Holland
66 beaker - Italy
67 sauce or pap boat - Austria
68 carnet enamel Santa Claus
69 barometer - Germany
70 salt and pepper - Russia
71 talc bottle - USA
72 napkin ring - Italy
73 matchbox holder - Latvia
74 dresser jar and brush set - USA
75 salt cellar - Russia
76 needle case - Austria
77 wine cooler - Italy
78 tea caddy - Holland
79 two-light candelabra - Germany
80 shaker - Austria
81 shawl's pin 'topo' - Bolivia
82 marrow scoop - England
83 snuff box - Holland
84 vase
85 enamel box - Italy
86 brush - Germany
87 crystal campana - Holland
88 baby rattle - Italy
89 Art Deco bakelite candleholder
Silver oddities: unusual and uncommon items
silver posy holder or tussie mussie silver ember bowl silver nutmeg grater silver argyle silver wine funnel silver salt throne
posy holder - ember bowl - nutmeg grater - argyle - wine funnel - salt throne
90 beaker - Italy
91 salt cellar - France
92 bisque figurine (biscuit)
93 whistle - Italy
94 silver fork
95 black forest wall shelf
96 matchbox holder - France
97 pepper mill grinder - USA
98 letter opener - Austria
99 talc holder - Italy
100 ash container (ashtray)
101 candle holder- Italy
102 napkin ring - Italy
103 napkin ring - Italy
104 napkin ring - Italy
105 apostle spoon
106 napkin ring - Italy
107 cigarette box (casket)-England
108 salver - England
109 BP cup and saucer
110 CE.VA.Designer vase
111 ivory letter opener - England
112 china cup and saucer - France
113 salt cellar
114 enamel box
115 Georgian salt spoon (3)
116 cigarette box - Italy
117 table lighter - Italy
118 spoon - Italy (5)
119 napkin ring - Russia
120 walking stick (3)
121 salt cellar - France
122 brush - England
123 cigarette box- Germany
124 Gorham creamer and sugar
125 pen and seal - Germany
126 ashtray - Italy
127 cigarette case - England
128 eggcup and underplate - Italy
129 dresser and vanity pieces (6)
130 cigarette case - England
131 Webster sweetmeat dish - USA
132 sugar shaker - France
133 cigarette-holder
134 tea caddy spoon - Italy
135 embossed dish - Austria
136 silver overlay glass tray
137 silver jug - Italy
138 silver cup gilded interior - Italy
139 silver tea caddy spoon - Italy
140 cheroot holder case
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141 silver chamberstick - Italy
142 silver and cut glass salt /pepper
143 silver vase (or glass) holder
144 cut metal silhouette
145 silver stamp case - England
146 silver punch ladle - Germany
Hallmarks: silver plate - electroplate - Old Sheffield
Rogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT mark Mappin & Webb mark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Continental European Plate silver marks
American - Electroplate - Old Sheffield - Continental European
147 Vesta coin holder - USA
148 niello nib holder - Russia
149 Mappin&Webb basket - England
150 silver cover wallet - Spain
151 silver salt cellar - Russia
152 meerschaum pipe - Austria
153 enamelled pencil holder
154 Continental silver vase
155 cigarette case - Russia
156 needle case and crochet hook
157 tray - Italy
158 pill box - Italy
159 tumbler - Italy
160 napkin ring - Italy
161 napkin ring - Italy
162 bon bon dish - Germany
163 letter opener - Russia
164 notebook cover - Latvia
165 Continental napkin ring
German and Austrian silver marks and hallmarks
German silver hallmark Hanau silver hallmark Hanau silver hallmark Sanborn/Mexico silver mark
 Germany -  Hanau silver -  Austria -  Mexico
166 double salt cellar - Russia
167 cigarette case- Germany
168 Cayenne spoon - England
169 cornucopia shaker - Italy
170 compact with coin holders-USA
171 A.D. Norton silver spoons - USA
172 cigar cutter - Germany
173 Georgian wine funnel - England
174 ember bowl - Spain
175 sugar bowl - Torino - Italy
176 folding spoon - Italy
177 silver kettle stand burner
178 bowl - England
179 brass or bronze egg
180 devil head Cayenne spoon
181 cigarette holder - Russia
182 Gorham roast fork - USA
183 pair of server - Austria
184 Lutz & Weiss stopper - Germany
185 posy holder - tussie mussie
186 miniature on ivory brooch
187 napkin ring - Germany
188 ember bowl
189 napkin ring - Denmark
190 bombilla mate - South America
191 ember bowl - Spain
192 sugar tongs - Austria
193 beaker - Italy
194 tea tongs - England
195 tea tongs - England
196 pin tray - Sweden
197 sugar tongs - Austria
Silver oddities: unusual and uncommon items
silver oil lamp lucerna silver figural toothpick holder silver pax silver topo or tupo silver warmer silver waste bowl
lucerna - toothpick holder - pax - topo - warmer -
waste bowl
198 toothpick - England
199 enameled bronze vase
200 dance card holder - England
201 chamber stick 'palmatoria' - Italy
202 Richard - Ginori Gio Ponti dish
203 salt cellar - Naples
204 white porcelain figurine (geisha)
205 hair curling iron - USA
206 egg cup - Germany
207 MOP folding button hook - England
208 pepperette - England
209 Georgian sugar tongs - England
210 salt cellar - Genoa - Italy
211 vase - Italy
212 spoon - Russia
213 pastry server - USA
214 tea caddy spoon Buccellati - Italy
215 sugar tongs - Italy
216 Art Deco cigarette case - Italy
217 Art Deco silver and ivory vase - Italy
218 tray - Lombardo Veneto (Venice) Italy
219 nutmeg grater - Holland
220 silver medal - Italy
221 salt cellar - Venice Italy
222 napkin ring - Finland
223 container for cigarette-holder
224 hovedvandsæg - Denmark
225 stirrup cup - USA
226 moustache cup - USA
227 wine label - England
228 milk creamer and sugar bowl - USA
229 silver mate - South America
230 tupo or topo - Bolivia
231 walking stick - Germany
232 baby rattle - Italy
233 baby rattle - Italy
234 baby rattle - Italy
235 baby rattle - Italy
236 silver mirror - England
237 Art Deco bookend
238 silver knife and fork - Japan or China
239 violoncello player statue - Italy
240 tea strainer - Russia
241 tea strainer - Italy
242 hair-pin - Italy
243 salt cellar - Genoa - Italy
244 spirit burner - England
245 ex-voto plaque - Naples - Italy
246 buckle - England
247 flower holder - Belgium
248 silver wax-jack (bougie box, taper box) - Italy
249 sugar tongs - Austria
250 salt cellar - Russia
251 shaving brush - England
252 cigarette case - Japan
253 set of 6 bowls - Italy
254 "Sgarabhaigh Sixpence" coin - Scotland
255 dance card - Italy
256 stamp case - USA
257 matchbox holder - England
258 coaster - Genoa (Italy)
259 baby rattle - Italy
modern glass section
Rogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Walker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
   Murano glass - Venini glass - Gallé cameo glass
260 Continental bougie-box
261 Brandimarte miniature milk boiler - Italy
262 Andean style footed goblet
263 mether cup - Ireland
264 Gorham dance card holder (memo pad) - USA
265 stamp case - England
266 baby rattle and whistle - England
267 Gorham shaving and vanity travel set - USA
268 pill box - Germany
269 pill box - Italy
270 silverplate creamer - Austria
271 wood and white metal snuff box
272 napkin ring - Germany
273 hair pin - Italy
274 fish slice - Continental
275 sealing wax dispenser - England
276 baby bib holder - USA
277 enamel on silver watch and pin - Switzerland/England
278 baby rattle - Italy (possibly)
279 gau - Tibet






















































































































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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER (USA AND CANADA)
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AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS
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STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND, CHANNEL ISLANDS AND COLONIES
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
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BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markCharles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Alfred Browett trade mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Alfred Browett
Chawner & Co mark Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark
Chawner & Co
Alexander Clark
G.R. Collis & Co
Daniel & Arter
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Fattorini & Sons
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark Martin Hall & Co mark
John Grinsell & Sons
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
Martin, Hall & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark R,F. Mosley mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark George Unite & Sons mark
Sampson Mordan & Co
R.F. Mosley
Thomas Prime & Son
Robert Pringle
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark . . . .
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall
West & Son
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
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THE DIRECTORY OF SCOTTISH PROVINCIAL SILVER
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THE DIRECTORY OF CAPE SILVERSMITHS A - C D - I J - M N - T U - Z
THE DIRECTORY OF CHANNEL ISLANDS SILVERSMITHS A - F G - H I - P Q - Z unidentified makers
CANADA SILVERSMITHS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
AUSTRALIAN SILVERSMITHS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOT IDENTIFIED

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St Petersburg hallmark official marks - legge 5 Febbraio 1935 Paris 1818/1838 hallmarkParis 1797/1809 hallmark London town mark German silver hallmark Hanau silver hallmark Austrian silver hallmark Sanborn/Mexico silver mark Joseph Kopf: Tallinn silver mark
Russia Italy France England UK  Germany  Hanau  Austria  Mexico  Latvia - Estonia
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkJames Dixon & Son mark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks Continental European silver plate marks
DIRECTORY OF CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN SILVER PLATE MAKERS

Peter Charles Faberge mark Gorham Athenic hallmark International Silver Company mark Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951 Kirk & Son mark Meriden Britannia Company mark Reed & Barton mark Rogers Bros mark Tiffany hallmarks Towle Silversmiths mark Wallace Silversmiths mark Wiener Werkstatte monogram WMF hallmarks
Fabergé
Gorham
International Silver Co
Georg Jensen
Kirk Stieff
Meriden Britannia
Reed & Barton
Rogers
Tiffany & Co
Towle
Wallace
Wiener Werkstatte
WMF
DIRECTORY OF FRENCH SILVERSMITHS / REPERTOIRE DES ORFEVRES FRANCAIS
AA AH B CA CG D EA EJ F GA GH HA HG I JA JH K LA LH MA MH N O PA PH Q R S T U V W X Y Z

THE DIRECTORY OF 20th CENTURY ITALIAN SILVERSMITHS (SORTED BY PROVINCE)
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AN ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY
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THE WHAT IS? SILVER DICTIONARY:

A:  advertisements in silver - Aladdin lamp - alphabetic symbols (British Silver Plate) - ancient advertisements - anointing spoon - apostle spoon -
      argyle - argyll - Artel (Kiev-Kostroma) - Artel (Moscow) - Artel (St.Petersburg) - asparagus fork - asparagus holder
      asparagus server - assayer mark
B:   baby rattle - bed warmer - berry spoon - bigorne - biscuit warmer - boatswain's call - bombilla - bourdalou - bosun whistle
     bottle ticket - bougie-box - brandy saucepan - bratina - brazier - bread-basket - British hallmarking - buckle - butter cooler - butter dish - butt marker
C:   caddy spoon - cake-basket - canteen - caster - castor - cayenne scoop - cayenne spoon - chanukah lamp - charka
      chatelaine - cheese toaster - chota peg - cigar lighter - close plating - coach pot - coaster - coat of arms - coffee-cup holder - coin holder
      counter holder cow creamer - crest - cruet stand
D:   dance card - decanter-stand - decanter wagon - dish cross - dish ring - dog-nose spoon - doll's house miniature - duty dodger - duty mark
E:   egg boiler - egg coddler - egg cup - egg-cup frame - egg spoon - electrotype (metalwork) - ember bowl - entrée dish
      EPBM - E.P.B.M. - epergne - EPNS - E.P.N.S. - esrog box - etrog container - ex voto
F:   Factories, Plants, Shops and Workshop - fakes on silver - false filigree - family crest (UK) - fiddle spoon - filigree - fish server - fish slice
      flatware patterns - fob - folding biscuit box - folding knife - fruit knife - funnel
G:   galvanoplasty - glass holder - gilded silver
H:   hallmark - hallmarking (British) - hallmarking (contemporary UK) - Hanau silver - hand warmer - Hanoverian spoon
      hanukah lamp - heraldry (UK) - hip flask - holy water font - hot water urn - hovedvandsæg - how to decrypt silverplate marks
 I:  ice water pitcher - import marks (UK)
J:   jewelers trade card - Jewish ritual silverware - journeyman mark - Judaica - julep cup
K:   kiddush beaker - kiddush cup - kiddush goblet - kokoshnik - kovsh
L:   leopard's head - London hallmarks - lozenge mark - lucerna - luckenbooth
M:  maker's mark - mark - marrow scoop - marrow spoon - Martelé (Gorham) - matchbox holder - mate - mazarine
      mazer - medicine spoon - memento mori - menorah - mether cup - miniature silverware - mint julep cup - monteith - mote skimmer - mote spoon - moustache cup
      moustache spoon - muffineer - mustache cup - mustache spoon - mustard-pot
N:   nef - nipple shield - nutmeg grater
O:   oil lamp - Old English Spoon - old sheffield plate - overlay glass
P:   pap-boat - patent mark (British) - patterns flatware (USA) - pax - penknife - pepper caster
      pepperette - pickle spoon - pipe lighter - pipe makers - pipe mounters - pocket knife - podstakannik -
      pomander - posy holder - potato ring - prickling - pseudo hallmark - pseudo hallmarks (Italy) - punch ladle
Q:   quaich
R:   racing-bell - rattle - reliquary - revolving butter dish - Russian fakes
S:  saddle flask - salt - salt cellar - salt shaker - salt throne - samorodok (technique) - Scottish Provincial Silver
      sheffield plate - shooting field place finder - shotgun place finder - silent butler - silver advertising - silver-gilt - silver overlay glass
     skillet - snuff mull - soap box - sovereign holder - spice box - spice tower - spoon warmer - sponge box - stamp case - sugar nips - sugar tongs
T:   talc bottle - tankard - taper-box - tea caddy - tea canister - tea glass holder - tea tongs - tea urn - toast rack - toast tray - toasted-cheese dish - tobacconists
     toothpick holder - torah breastplate - torah pointer - torah shield - town mark - trade card - trade marks UK (figural)
     trade marks USA (figural and literal) - trefid spoon - trencher salt - trifid spoon - tussie mussie - tyg
V:  vegetable dish - vermeil - vesta case - vinaigrette
W:  wager cup - Warwick cruet stand - waste bowl - watch fob - wavy-end spoon - wax-jack - whiskey jug - whisky noggin - Wiener Werkstatte
     wine-bottle coaster - wine-bottle stand - wine funnel - wine label - wine trolley - women silversmiths - workman mark
Y:   yad - Yogya silver
Z:   zarf
ORIGIN OF MY COLLECTION

My first purchase of silver was made in 1996, when at an antique fair I bought a briar-wood box with a silver cover. Silver was hallmarked with the "Fascio" mark. So I understood it was made in Italy, around 1935/1940. After this first meeting with the "world of silver", I began to frequent antique markets and shops and to buy books and silver auction catalogs, looking for silver items to add to the little collection I was trying to put together.
Soon I discovered that collecting silver is an expensive business. To collect "antique" silver is a "highly" expensive business. You may have an idea of prices looking at a Sotheby's or Christie's auction catalog, where thousands of dollars are requested for any antique silver object.
Then, I decided to devote my research (and my limited resources) to collecting Continental Silver, particularly of small dimension, attaining the result of contain costs and reduce spaces necessary to preserve my growing collection. I was able to acquire some pieces of the 18th century and much more of the 19th century. Even though my main interest is for silver objects, in recent years I've begun to buy non-silver related items, including in my collection some pieces as cameo glass vases, "barbotine" dishes, portrait miniatures, shell cameo brooches, and others.
At the present I continue to look for silver and objects of vertu pieces, with preference for items of uncommon shape or use, and I've extended the field of my research to the internet.
In this site I illustrate some of my preferred pieces. You may click on the item's index to see photos and description of the objects. I hope you'll like them.

On April 2004 I've founded ASCAS - Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver.
ASCAS is an association between collectors and lovers of antique silver. Its objective is to promote friendship between its members and to spread knowledge of antique silver items, their hallmarks and their workmanship techniques.
ASCAS Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver ASCAS has 250 members throughout the world and every month publishes a monthly newsletter on its website www.ascasonline.org . It contains many interesting articles related to silver written by its members. Its archive is now the wider gathering of articles related to silver freely available on the web.


SOME OF MY ARTICLES FOR ASCAS WEBSITE


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