It may be hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the more industrious of us are already unpacking the china and polishing the silver for the festive meal. If you need a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving table, Nelson and Nelson is happy to showcase some of the wonderful antique silver items we sell.
Call your guests to the table with this charming 20th century ornate Italian sterling silver dinner bell decorated with shell and scroll work and stylized lattice plaques in an acid-etched design. The handle is formed from figural acanthus leaves and the flared base is of a classic gadroon design. It is fully hallmarked with a nice patina and is in excellent condition. For more information, click here.
There's nothing more beautiful than a stunning centerpiece with abundant seasonal flowers and fruits to grace your Thanksgiving table. This spectacular Gorham Martele centerpiece was completed in Providence, RI on June 20, 1907. It is decorated with numerous flowers and with stylized foliage, and, like all Martele pieces, is entirely handmade and chased. The underside of the base is engraved with the monogram “BG” in script and is dated Dec. 2, 1908. Well documented in L.J. Pristo’s book on Martele, this centerpiece is a collector’s dream! For more information, click here.
Don't forget the small touches that complete the ambiance of a holiday gathering, like this American sterling silver wine coaster decorated with a raised repousse motif of intricate scroll work and flowers. The coaster was made by Mauser Manufacturing Corporation of New York circa 1900 and is fully hallmarked and in excellent condition. For more information, click here.