AMERICAN STERLING AND OTHER SILVER ARTICLES AND MINIATURES, LOT OF 15, comprising 11 marked sterling pieces including a set of four miniature spoons, a scent/perfume bottle by The Thomae Co. of Attleboro, MA, and three miniature chambersticks consisting of one with openwork design by Unger Bros. of Newark, NJ, and two English examples featuring one by a Sheffield maker with worn mark and an 1891 date mark lacking handle, and the other by Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd of Birmingham with a 1900 date mark; other pieces comprising a likely Norwegian or Scandinavian 0.830 silver snuff or pill box, an unmarked Native American-style snuff/pill box featuring a turtle motif with turquoise-type inlaid stone, and two unmarked miniatures of a pair of tongs and a cover possibly for the marked sterling miniature dish. 11 pieces marked for sterling fineness, some having other marks, one box with "830S" mark and an unidentified "M&M" maker's mark, three pieces unmarked and of unknown silver fineness/metal content. Total weight of 12 marked silver pieces: 2.760 ozt. Late 19th/20th century. Unger Bros. chamberstick 1 1/2" HOA, 2 1/8" D rim.
Provenance: From a Charlottesville, VA estate.
Good to excellent overall condition with minor to moderate wear and surface scratches, other minor to moderate imperfections including denting, slight bending, nicks, and/or worn spots to decoration; one spoon with repair to handle; one chamberstick lacking handle.