First edition, first printing hard cover volumes of American Silver Collected by Philip H. Hammerslough: volumes II (copy 247, published 1960), III (copy not numbered, published 1965 and signed by Mr. Hammerslough), and IV (copy 94, published 1973). Self-published in Hartford, CT. Fine gray buckram and gray paper covered boards with a gilt on a black title block on the spine and a gilt on black title block on the front board. Volume 111 has wear to the title block on the spine. Volume IV has its dust jacket which has a 2" split and edge wear. Only 350 copies of each volume were printed. Each illustrated throughout with detailed black and white photographs. Each volume is in tight clean condition with just a bit of corner denting.
Vintage reference book: "Maryland Silversmiths 1715 to 1830" by J. Hall Pleasants and Howard Sill, 1972 reprint edition limited to 1000 copies. Unabridged publication of the first edition published in Baltimore, MD, in 1930 in a single edition of 300 copies. Robert Alan Green, Publisher, Harrison, NY 10528. Excellent condition with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.25 inches.
New York Silversmiths limited lst edition, published by the Darling Foundation of New York State Early American Silversmiths and Silver, 1964, in a limited edition of 500. This copy is number 69. Excellent condition. Measures 6.25 x 9.25 inches.
19th century Victorian period Scottish silver and agate circlet brooch or pin with stylized bluebells. Measures 1.25 inches across. Excellent original condition.
Bernard Rice's Sons, Inc. NY 1867-1950 silver plated chocolate pot with ivory handles. Measures 6.5 inches high with a 5 inch ivory handle. Excellent condition. Marked 8135/1 epns Bernard Rices's Sons E. P. C. Apollo copper mounts. Examples of this manufactures works were in ''Modernism in American Silver'' at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University Museum in Miami Beach, and the Brooklyn Museum NY to mention a few. Bernard Rice's Sons NY were famous for its Skyscraper teapot designed by Louis W. Rice in 1927.