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Fine American and English silver has been a tradition in New Orleans since the 18th century. Neal Auction Company recognizes that the rarity and the domestic splendor of fine silver add an important value to our material culture. From early Georgian silver to high-style American coin silver to handsome heirloom silver, Neal Auction Company is an important source for discriminating buyers.

An Important New Orleans Coin Silver Presentation Coffee and Tea Service, c. 1860, Terfloth & Kuchler (Bernard Terfloth & Christopf Christian Kuchler, wc. 1858-1866), including a tray, coffeepot, two teapots, a covered sugar basin, a waste bowl and a cream pitcher, each inscribed "Presented to F.H. Hatch / Collector of the Port of New Orleans / By his Friends in the Custom House / May 1st 1861," and each decorated with a repoussé and chased vignette illustrating the commerce of the port of New Orleans (except the creamer which is engraved only with the presentation inscription), each finial a different example of Louisiana fruits and nuts, including a fig, orange, pecan and acorns, coffee pot height 11 1/8 in., tray 29 in. x 18 1.8 in., combined weight 295.75 troy ozs. Sold for $323,000.00 on October 11th, 2008.  WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION.

An American Silver Coffee Pot, c. 1780, by Joseph & Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia.
Sold on April 8, 2000 for $74,250.
A New Orleans Coin Silver Seven-Piece Presentation Tea and Coffee Service, 1861, Terfloth and Kuchler.
Sold November 1988 for $66,000.
A Pair of New Orleans Late Classical Coin Silver Pitchers, c. 1833-1835, by S. & B. Brower, New Orleans.
Sold on October 7, 2000 for $46,750.

 

Fine and Rare New Orleans Coin Silver and Silver Gilt Exhibition Model of a Mule Drawn Streetcar, P. or C.H. Zimmerman, wc. 1865 1870, the moveable "bobtail" streetcar with front panel "MANUFACTURED/ BY/ ZIMMERMAN'S/ SILVERWARE FACTORY/ 94/ 96/ CANAL STREET NEW ORLEANS", side panels chased with scenes depicting steamboat and railroad, moveable louver windows, base mounted with plaque engraved "EACH & EVERY PART/ OF THIS/ HORSE CAR/ MANUFACTURED AT/ ZIMMERMAN'S/ 94 & 96 CANAL ST/ NEW ORLEANS", h. 6 in., l. 15 1/2 in., d. 9 1/2 in., wt. 53.65 troy ozs. Sold on November 21, 2015 for $43,325.00

A Fine Pair of George III Royal Sterling Silver Poultry Dishes and Covers, by Richard Cooke (ent. 1799), London, c. 1806, rounded rectangular form with gadroon and lobed borders, engraved with the arms of Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover, height 7 3/4 in., length 12 1/2 in., width 9 1/8 in., approximate weight 159.10 troy ozs. Sold on September 30, 2006 for $38,775.00

Extensive Tiffany "Olympian" Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service, pattern introduced 1878, incl. 12 each dinner forks, dinner knives, luncheon knives, fish knives (hh), ice cream forks, fruit forks, teaspoons, five o'clock teaspoons, iced tea spoons, chocolate spoons and citrus spoons, 10 luncheon forks, 10 tea knives, 5 fish knives (fh), 9 butter knives, 19 fish forks, 10 soup spoons, 8 nut picks, 5 tablespoons, 2 gravy ladles, cheese scoop, 2 shell-shaped spoons, sugar sifter spoon, sugar spoon, master butter knife, 2 olive forks and lemon fork; approx. 219 pcs., total wt. (weighable) 264.47 troy ozs. troy ozs., in vintage H. Birks & Sons oak fitted canteen. Sold for $36,600.00 on February 19, 2016

A Rare American Coin Silver Soup Tureen and Cover, Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans, c. 1855, of good weight, oval, applied at rim with vine border and pendant grapes, the body chased and engraved with large scrolling grapevines and with two vacant grapevine cartouches, twisted vine handles, the spreading oval base chased to match, applied openwork vines and leaves, the conforming domed cover with vine finial, base with maker's mark "A.H./N.O.", and retailer's mark, length over handles 15 1/2 in., weight 106 troy ozs. Sold for $35,850.00 on November 19th, 2011

A Fine William IV Sheffield Plate Surtout de Table, with presentation inscription "To the HONOURABLE CHARLES WILLIAM VISCOUNT MILTON M.P./To mark their sense of the distinguished manner in which he served as one of the representatives for the COUNTY OF YORK for the period of twenty-three years in five successive/PARLIAMENTS during which the principles of public Virtues inherited from his Father and Lord Rockingham have become still more inseparably connected by his own/consistent example with the name and character of the "HOUSE OF WENTWORTH/THIS TESTIMONIAL A SPECIMEN OF THEIR STAPLE MANUFACTURE IS GRATEFULLY PRESENTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF SHEFFIELD & ITS NEIGHBORHOOD OCTOBER 1832"; tripartite oblong form with floral and foliate border, lion's mask and paw feet, inset mirror plate, height 3 7/8 in., width 53 5/8 in., depth 23 1/8 in., presented on a later Louis XVI-style low table, overall height 20 1/2 in., width 54 1/2 in., depth 24 in. Sold for $31,070.00 on July 13th, 2013.

A Very Fine Set of Twelve English George III Sterling Silver Dinner Plates, by Paul Storr, c. 1815-1818.
Sold on April 19, 1997 for $30,800.

A Gorham "Circa '70" Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service, designed by Donald Colflesh, c. 1958, comprised of teapot, coffee pot, sugar and creamer, and sterling silver and formica tray; marked "1461", "1462", "1463", "1464" and "1468" respectively; also marked with date symbol for 1960; coffee pot height 12 in., tray width 26 3/8 in., weight (weighable/without tray) 87.10 troy ozs. $23,900.00 on September 15th, 2012.

A Fine Gorham Sterling Silver Wine Cistern or Punchbowl, c. 1880, marked with Gorham trademark, "STERLING" and "MMZ", height 9 3/4 in., length 20 in., depth 15 3/8 in., weight 162.25 troy ozs. Sold for $23,900.00 on September 15th, 2012.

An American Silver Salver, c. 1755-1765, by Joseph Richardson, Philadelphia.
Sold on April 8, 2000 for $23,650.
A Highly Important English Sterling Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, by Mappin & Webb, London, 1920, comprising 242 pieces in the original case on stand.
Sold on October 3, 1998 for $23,100.

A Liberty & Co. Cymric Sterling Silver and Enamel Double Chamberstick, hallmarked Birmingham, 1901, possibly designed by Archibald Knox (1864-1933); the paneled back with loop hand grip and inset enamel hearts with Celtic strapwork, tray fitted with two candleholders and an oval removable bobêche, height 6 1/2 in., width 7 3/4 in., weight 20 troy ozs. Sold for $20,315.00 on September14th, 2013.

An Important New Orleans Coin Silver Tureen, Adolphe Himmel (wc. 1852-1877) for Hyde & Goodrich (wc. 1828-1861), marked "H", "HYDE & GOODRICH" in arc and "NEW ORLEANS" in arc; cast stag finial, lion's head and drop ring handles, beaded borders, molded pedestal foot with scroll supports, presentation inscription "MF. Hayward/August 25, 1866", height 11 1/2 in., diameter 11 in., weight 60.10 troy ozs. Sold for $19,120.00 on November 17th, 2012.

A Large Set of American Coin Silver and Sterling Silver “Medallion” Pattern Flatware, c. 1870, by Wood & Hughes, comprising 178 pieces.
Sold on October 3, 1998 for $18,700.

Reed & Barton six piece sterling silver coffee and tea service in the “Francis I” pattern, Sold for $18,400.00 on October 4, 2003

Twelve Schofield "Baltimore Rose" Pattern Sterling Silver Dinner Plates, Schofield Co., Baltimore, founded 1903, acquired by the Stieff Co., 1967; each with floral repoussé border on stippled ground, diameter 10 1/2 in., weight 233.70 troy ozs. Sold for $18,300.00 on November 23rd, 2013.

A Very Important New Orleans Coin Silver Repoussé Tea Service, Christoph Christian Kuchler and Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich, c. 1852-1853, marked "HYDE & GOODRICH" in arc, over "MANUFACTURERS" in rectangle, over "NEW ORLEANS, LA" in complementary arc, "WARRANTED/PURE COIN" in scalloped rectangle with ends formed by anthemia, and "K&H" in oval; comprised of a hot water urn on stand, teapot, covered sugar, covered creamer and waste bowl, domed covers with Asian figural finials, pear-shaped bodies chased with roses and convolvulus, monogrammed cartouches, branchwork handles; urn height 14 in., total weight 124.34 troy ozs. Sold for $17,925.00 on November 21, 2014.

Eight piece sterling silver coffee and tea service, c. 1865-1870, Tiffany & Co., Sold for $17,250.00 on October 4, 2003
Art Deco Sterling Silver, hand-hammered lemonade or ice water service, c. 1920, Tiffany & Co., Sold for $16,675.00 on October 4, 2003

A Fine New Orleans Coin Silver Cake Basket, Terfloth & Kuchler, act. 1858-1866, lobed oval boat-shaped basket on conforming pedestal base, applied beaded border around foot, the bowl centered with floral medallion retaining traces of gold wash, ropetwist swing handle, height 10 1/8 in., length 13 in., weight approx. 25 troy ozs. Sold for $16,132.50 on November 19th, 2011

A Rare Monumental Pair of French Second Empire Christofle Silverplate Nine-Light Figural Candelabra, c. 1865, in the French Renaissance style, fully marked, height 40 in., width 18 in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $14,950.

A Very Fine Bailey & Co. Chinoiserie Coin Silver Tea Service, Philadelphia, c. 1850, marked “BAILEY & Co.” in a rectangle over “PHILAD.” in a rectangle, consisting of a teapot, coffee pot, covered creamer and a covered sugar; raised bulbous circular bodies on molded pedestal bases, repoussé landscapes, engraved crest above a conjoined script monogram on each piece, floral repoussé slightly domed covers with scalloped edges and various cast figural finials, the bases with chased foliate borders, coffeepot height 9 in., combined weight 121.50 troy ozs. (4 pcs.) Sold for $13,512.00 on May 3rd, 2008

A Fine Set of Four George III Sterling Silver Column Table Candlesticks, London, 1771-72, John Carter, h. 12 1/2 in.
Sold for $13,225.00 on June 7, 2003.

A Kirk Sterling Silver Repoussé Punch Set, Baltimore, 1932-1961, marked "S. KIRK & SON", "STERLING" and "230f"; comprised of a punchbowl, tray, 24 cups and ladle, all with floral repoussé; punchbowl height 7 3/8 in., diameter 13 3/4 in., tray diameter 20 1/8 in, ladle length 14 in., combined weight 249.10 troy ozs., (27 pcs.)  Sold for $13,145.00 on January 31, 2015.

An Antique American Sterling Silver Goblet, 19th c., retailed by Ford, Tupper, & Behan, New York.
Sold on February 7, 1998 for $12,650.

A Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, in the "Clinton" pattern, pattern introduced 1912, script monogram of "ML" entertwined beneath a crown, in original Tiffany & Co. mahogany case on later stand, including 12 dinner forks, 12 luncheon forks, 12 fish forks, 12 salad forks, 12 dessert forks, 12 cocktail forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 luncheon knives, 12 fish knives, 12 butter spreaders, 12 cream soup spoons, 12 bouillon spoons, 12 teaspoons, 12 ice cream spoons, 12 demitasse spoons, 4 tablespoons, 2 cold meat forks, a gravy ladle, a small sauce spoon, a sugar sifter ladle, a pickle fork, a cheese knife, a large sauce spoon, a pierced server, a cake knife, a large carving knife and fork, a small carving knife and fork, a sauce ladle, a large serving spoon, a small serving spoon, a flat asparagus server, a pie knife (serrated), a fish serving knife and fork, a salad serving fork and spoon and a berry spoon, (208 pcs.), weight 254.8 troy ozs. (weighable). Sold for $11,750.00 on February 7th, 2009.

An Eight Piece Tiffany Colonial Revival Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Service, comprising a kettle-on-stand, coffee pot, teapot, hot milk jug, covered sugar, creamer, waste bowl and a two-handled oval tray, all marked “TIFFANY & CO”, c. 1907-47, pattern number 17089, colonial revival plain urn forms on spreading feet, threaded borders, and with an engraved kettle-on-stand, height 13 in., tray length 26 1/2 in., approximate combined weight 308.12 ozs. Sold on October 12, 2002 for $11,500.

An Important New Orleans Ursuline Convent Coin Silver Soup Ladle, c. 1820-1830, Anthony Rasch (1778-1858), wc. Philadelphia 1801-1820, New Orleans 1820-1858; marked "A.RASCH." in rectangle, fiddle typt handle with square shoulders, engraved on reverse "S.U/PEN", length 13 1/2 in., weight 7.6 troy ozs. Sold for $.11,053.75 on November 21, 2014.

An Extensive Tiffany & Co. Silver Sterling Flatware Service, New York, "English King" pattern introduced 1885, "M" for medium weight, twelve 11 piece place settings, plus 6 serving spoons, engraved script monogram on the upperface.
Sold on June 9, 2007 for $10,757.00

A Rare New Orleans Coin Silver Hot Water Urn, Hyde & Goodrich, c. 1850, with melon finial, lobed lid and neck, naturalistic handles with spurs, chased picturesque vignette, foliate spout, flat chased floral banding and reticulated scroll and shell feet, height 14 in., weight 67 troy ozs. Sold for $10,575.00 on May 3rd, 2008

An Important George III Sterling Silver Tea Tray, London, 1804, possibly Henry Sardet.
Sold on December 4, 1999 for $10,450.

A Kirk Sterling Silver “Repousse” Pattern Dinner and Luncheon Flatware Service for Twenty-four, mid-20th c., S. Kirk & Son Inc., pattern introduced 1828, comprising: 24 8 in. dinner forks, 24 9 3/4 in. dinner knives, 16 steak knives, 12 7 1/4 in. luncheon forks, 12 8 7/8 in. luncheon knives, 24 6 1/4 in. salad/pastry forks, 30 5 1/4 in. cocktail forks, 6 4 1/2 in. 2 tine berry/canape forks, 12 (hh) fruit knives, 12 (hh) butter spreaders, 24 teaspoons, 24 iced beverage spoons, 12 6 1/8 in. cream soup spoons, 24 dessert/soup spoons, 23 after-dinner coffee spoons, 5 similar after-dinner coffee spoons, Jenkins & Jenkins, Baltimore, 12 6 1/8 in. citrus spoons, 12 5 7/16 in. ice cream forks, 6 sugar shells, 1 lemon fork, 1 4 7/8 in. small sauce ladle, 1 butter knife (fh ), 1 butter knife (hh), 1 cheese knife (hh), 1 pie server (hh), 1 ice cream knife, 1 10 3/4 in. dressing spoon, 2 tablespoons, 2 slotted tablespoons, 2 serving spoons 9 1/8 in. & 8 1/4 in., 1 8 1/4 in. slotted serving spoon, 2 8 1/2 in. meat forks, 1 large 5 tine serving fork, 9 1/2 in., 2 piece roast carving set, pair of silver-handled wood salad servers (hh), (336 pcs.), silver weight approximately 347 troy ozs., together with a Georgian-style burl walnut silver chest on stand with four drawers, height 42 in., width 24 1/ in., depth 15 in., and a smaller walnut fitted lift-top chest with a single drawer Sold on March 4, 2006 for $10,281.25

A New Orleans Coin Silver Pitcher, c. 1860, by Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich.
Sold June 2, 2001 for $9,775.
A Fine Monumental Late Georgian Sheffield Mirrored Table Plateau, early 19th c., five sections, the whole having tassel and swag decorated openwork gallery, original hardwood base, length 129 in.
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $8,912.50
A Set of Twelve Sterling Silver Repousse Water Goblets, c. 1880-1890, by S. Kirk & Son, Baltimore.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $8,525.
A Pair of Irish George III Silver Candlesticks, c. 1775, Dublin, marked, h. 12 1/8 in.
Sold for $8,268.75 on December 4, 2005
A Very Fine Antique Swiss Gold and Polychrome Translucent Enamel Snuff Box, c. 1820. Sold on October 3, 1998 for $8,250.
A "Castellated Repousse" Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl and Plateau, c. 1903-1924, by S. Kirk & Son, Baltimore.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $8,250.
A Pair of Important Sterling Silver Five-Light Candelabra, by Theodore B. Starr, New York.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $8,250.

A Rare Philadelphia Federal Coin Silver Coffeepot, c. 1800, by James Musgrave (w. 1794-1813), marked “Musgrave” in script in a conforming surround, struck four times under the foot, plain broad fluted urn form on a pedestal foot, beaded borders, urn finial, ebonized scroll handle with a thumbpiece, engraved script initials “MM” on the side, height 15 in., width 12 1/4 in., weight 42.75 troy ozs. Sold on September 30, 2006 for $8,225.00

An Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Racing Trophy, 1874, fully marked, with a later presentation inscription, h. 12 in., with handles w. 19 in., dia. 12 in., approx. wgt. 103 troy ozs., 6 dwts..
Sold for $8,225.00 on December 3, 2005
A Rare Elkington Silverplate and Bronze Table Garniture, Birmingham, c. 1877, centerpiece after Jules Moigniez (1835-1894).
Sold on April 5, 2003 for $8,050.
A Fine American Repousse Coin Silver Five-Piece Tea Service, 19th c., A. Warner, Baltimore.
Sold on February 7, 1998 for $7,975.
A Five-Piece Georg Jensen Silver Coffee and Tea Service, in the Art Deco Style, Copenhagen, Marked HN (Harold Nielsen), 1927.
Sold on June 2, 2001 for $7,762.
 

Monumental Christofle Silverplate Figural Stand, 19th c., marked, h. 20 in., w. 21 in., d. 17 in. Sold for $7,687.00 on April 17, 2015.

An Important Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Oval Pierced Footed Centerpiece.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $7,425.
A Pair of Georgian Sheffield Three-Light Candelabra, early 19th c., Matthew Boulton sun marks on foot of the bases and also under the center rims of the upper sections, height 23 ¼ in., width 17 ½ in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $6,900.
An Impressive Late Victorian Sterling Silver Monteith, by Daniel & John Wellby, London, 1891-92
Sold on December 8, 2002 for $6,900
An American coin silver repousse coffee or tea service, by John Chandler More, New York, sold on April 16th, 2005 for $6,756.25.
An American Coin Silver Cann, William Hackle, Baltimore, c. 1770, wgt. 8 troy ozs., 7 dwts. Provenance: High Museum, Atlanta, GA..
Sold for $6,580.00 on December 3, 2005
An American Coin Silver Hot Milk Pitcher, Anthony Rasch, New Orleans, wc. 1820's-58.
Sold October 13, 2001 for $6,325.

A Mississippi Coin Silver Waste Bowl, Emile Profilet, Natchez, c. 1830, wc. 1823-1868, marked “E. Profilet” in a rectangle, with bands of molded scroll decoration at rim and foot, height 6 in., diameter 6 1/2 in., approximate weight 18 troy ozs. Sold on September 30, 2006 for $6,240.00

An Exceptionally Fine and Heavy French Empire First Standard Silver Sugar Bowl With Twelve Spoons, c. 1809 and later spoons, engraved, overall h. 12 1/4 in.,.
Sold for $6,168.75 on December 3, 2005
A New Orleans Coin Silver Butter Cooler and Cover, c. 1853-61, Adolphe Himmel maker for Hyde & Goodrich, retailer.
Sold on October 13, 2001 for $6,038.
A George III Sterling Silver Repoussé Hot Water Urn, by John Schofield, London, 1785.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $5,775.
A Tall Continental Silver Vase, late 19th c., in the Art Nouveau manner.
Sold on February 22, 2002 for $5,750.
A Rare George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, c. 1786-87, Hester Bateman, London, fully marked, h. 4 3/4 in., wgt. approx. 11 troy oz., 3 dwts..
Sold for $5,287.50 on December 3, 2005
A George II Sterling Silver Salver, by Richard Pargeter, London, 1734.
Sold on December 5, 1997 for $4,950.
A Pair of George III Sterling Silver Table Candlesticks, London 1775-76, John Carter, h. 12 1/2 in.
Sold for $4,750.00 on June 7, 2003.

A Tennessee Coin Silver Creamer, J.S. Curtis, Memphis, c. 1850, marked “J.S. Curtis” in a rectangle, with C-scroll handle, wide band of stylized foliate decoration and stepped foot, engraved “AA Wheelock”, height 6 1/4 in., weight 11.05 troy ozs. Sold on September 30, 2006 for $4,700.00

A Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Fourt Piece Demitasse Coffee Service, designed by Johan Rohde, weight 45 oz., 37 dwts.
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $4,600.00
A Monumental Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Trumpet Vase, Shreve & Co., San Francisco, California, c. 1905.
Sold on June 2, 2001 for $4,600.
A New Orleans Coin Silver Creamer and Covered Sugar, c. 1853-58, by Christopf Christian Kuchler for Hyde & Goodrich, height 6 ¼ in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $4,600.
An Imperial Russian Art Nouveau .900 Silver Egg, Moscow, 1890-95
Sold on December 8, 2002 for $4,312
A Monumental Victorian Silverplate Centerpiece, Elkington, British registry date 1854, in the Gothic taste.
Sold on February 22, 2002 for $4,312.
An American Coin Silver Mint Julep Cup, Asa Blanchard, Lexington, Ky., wc. 1808-38.
Sold on October 13, 2001 for $4,025.
A pair of antique Sheffield wine coolers, Matthew Boulton, sold on April 16th, 2005 for $3,525.00.
A Late Georgian Sheffield Venison Dish and Cover, 19th c.
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $3,450.00

A 14 kt. Gold Kentucky Mint Julet Cup
Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $2,300.00.

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