NEW YORK – Famous names in the art of silversmithing are repeated throughout the catalog of an auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, Sept. 25. Absentee and Internet live bidding for these time-honored 19th and 20th century silver pieces is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
As the most versatile of precious metals, silver stands as both the backdrop and centerpiece of a tastefully decorated home. The select collection of about three dozen lots opens with a Frantz Hingelberg sterling silver flatware service for 12 in the Thread pattern. The 1940s set (above) consists of 96 pieces and has a $10,000-$12,000. estimate.
Next is a Martelle Art Nouveau sterling silver tray (below) measuring 16.75 inches in diameter. It is inscribed on the bottom “From the Tailors of the Stein-Bloch Co. 1855-1905.” The tray is estimated at $8,000-$10,000.
A Kay Fisker designed sterling silver pitcher (below) for Anton Michelsen has the clean lines of Danish Modern from the 1950s. The 1.5-liter pitcher stands 10.4 inches tall and carries a $5,000-$7,000 estimate.
From 1905, a Georg Jensen sterling silver Blossom No. 2 tea caddy of sterling silver (below) is expected to sell for $3,200-$3,900. It stands 5.25 inches high by 3 inches wide.
A fine example of Chinese export silver is found in a finely decorated humidor (below). The 9-by-3-by-6-inch box is Monogrammed “A.G.L.” and dated “16/11/47.” Preauction bidding has drawn closer to the $1,000-$2,000 estimate.
Seven lots are Grand Baroque pattern items by Wallace and four lots by Tiffany & Co. are also available. There’s even an Italian sterling silver Judaica etrog box, which has a $600-$800 estimate.