Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Educational, New Arrivals | 2 comments

Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas: Sterling Edition

Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas: Sterling Edition

Well, Christmahanakwanzika is upon us (or Festivus, for the rest of us!) and whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or just another regular chance to shower your loved ones with warm & tender fuzzies (or snuggies), we here at Kenton Antiques (we sounds fancier, but it’s just Me) wish you a wonderful, Safe, and love filled Holiday Season!

In order to help you find the perfect something for someone this season, Kenton Antiques will be open the following hours until Christmas:

 

  • Sunday – Tuesday –                12 pm – 6 pm
  • Wednesday – Saturday-      11 am – 6pm 

Also, in our long (just started) tradition of coming up with some gift ideas to help you guys not have to think about anything but the perfect Hot Buttered Rum Recipe  – Here’s some fabulous New Arrivals in Sterling!

Rich Kid Toys! :)

Rich Kid Toys! :)

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Sterling Repoussé Vesta Match Safe c. 1900

One of my favorite arrivals in the past day or so is fabulous sterling shell yo-yo! Repoussé Sterling covers with fancy Art Nouveau floral filigree detail! Now you can Walk the Dog in Richie Rich style!  This was made c. 1950s and is probably the neatest thing you could find for a vintage yo-yo enthusiast!

My other favorite piece is a beautifully crafted Match safe / Vesta made by Art Nouveau silversmith F.S. Gilbert. This match safe is also sterling repoussé with a beautiful Noueau female face on one side, and lily & other floral detail on the reverse. More information and prices for  of these can be found on my Etsy shop Kenton Collectibles. The Vesta/Match Safe is listed Here and the Yo-Yo will be listed later today!

 

I also have a lovely assortment of vintage sterling repoussé & sterling handled servingware! These darling pieces – a cake server & a cheese slicer are just two examples of the kinds of pieces that have come in.  I’ve got some miniature sterling spoons, as well as a broad selection of sterling jewelry, turquoise & sterling and lots more for the special ones in your life!

 

And, just in case you’ve been wondering just what the heck Sterling Repoussé is- repoussé is a type of metalwork where the pattern is hammered on the reverse to create a relief on the other side. It’s pretty delicate work, and perfect for creating these Art Nouveau floral motifs!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday season! Stay Safe, Stay Warm, and Stay Happy! Best Wishes!

Cake server with sterling handle

Cake server with sterling handle

Sterling handled cheese slicer! Fancy!

Sterling handled cheese slicer! Fancy!



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