04-10-2010 04-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2498 Boston
April 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender
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Ten Sterling and Silver Plate Matchsafes

$444$375
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2498 Location: Boston Date / Time: April 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Ten Sterling and Silver Plate Matchsafes, late 19th to early 20th century, six American sterling: a Whiting Aesthetic Movement, a Gorham with textured ground, a Webster with lily rim, a rocaille scroll-edged, a leafy scroll-edged, and an Art Nouveau poppy decorated; a Continental engraved example; and three silver plate: one formed as a pair of bloomers, one embossed with scene of a duck hunter, and one pig form embossed "Little Wadhurst Farm," monograms, lg. 1 1/2 to 3 in., approx. 4 troy oz.
Estimate $250-350

plated: bloomers with wear to silvering, mainly to front surface. duck hunter with some light wear to raised decoration and a ding.
silver:
Whiting with a few light dings. Continental with two pinpoints. leafy scrolls with a pinpoint.
all with some minor age-typical usage wear.

Keywords

Whiting Aesthetic Movement, duck hunter