Sterling Silver Tea
Set Led the
Charge at November Sale
- An outstanding seven-piece
solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company of
Cincinnati, Ohio, brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held
November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in their gallery in
The seven-piece sterling silver Loring Andrews tea set included a rarely
seen solid sterling tray measuring 29 inches across and weighing over
seven pounds. With a total weight of over 321 troy ounces), the circa
1910 tea service hammered for $14,000.
The auction also featured the vast music box, phonograph, cabinet and
furniture collection of Don and Carrol Lyle. This also included a doll
collection; 1st edition proof sets, a fine selection of Mt. Washington
and Burmese art glass, an historic Matthew Brady traveling photograph
set; and Native American jewelry.
Over 680 lots came up for bid over two days. Three lots posted identical
selling prices of $5,500. One was a Grand Baroque sterling silver
flatware set by Wallace, comprising 204 pieces and a total overall
weight of 10,274 grams. Included in the service was a handsome wooden
silver chest with a lift top and two additional drawers housing the set.
The other two lots were an English cameo figural swan head laydown
9-inch perfume bottle with a cranberry body having exquisite cameo
carved white overlay boasting fantastic detail, plus a silver flip lid;
and an English cranberry opalescent art glass two-tier epergne,
consisting of a silver centerpiece with center bowl surrounded by
several small dishes, and having nine baskets and one lily.
star lots included an Edison Model A opera music box in a mahogany case
and with original mahogany cygnet horn ($4,250); a vintage 18kt yellow
and white gold pin containing 45 diamonds, 14 sapphires, 10 emeralds and
8 rubies ($5,200); and a rare 7 ½ inch tall Galle French cameo
“applique” pitcher with a textured body, vivid applied seahorses and sea
urchin base ($5,000).
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