Sterling Silver High Relief Sculptured Tray & 12 Hors D'oeuvres Picks Or Forks For Sale
This is a vintage Mexican sterling silver set, featuring a GORGEOUS two-sided sculptured high relief triangular tray and 12 hors d'oeuvre picks or forks (see photos below). The 12 picks feature silver images of a donkey, lariat, large foot, water Olla jug, serape, house, man wearing a sombrero over his face (or maybe a view from the back), a man taking a siesta, a decorative sombrero, flames or fire, a cactus patch, and a prickly cactus plant. The picks measure 3.50" to 3.75" long and each is signed on the underside: TAXCO STERLING 925, and then BM inside a circle (see last photo below).
The sterling silver tray is really beautiful. It's triangular-shaped with sculptured high relief ART NOUVEAU decorations entirely covering the surface. You see a large vase of fruit in three corners (I THINK it's fruit), then lots of raised scrolls, swirls, beads, and curli-cues everywhere. The tray measures 4" across by 3.50" down at all the longest and widest parts and it's carved from just one piece of silver. It appears as though the decorations were punched out from the underside (see second-from-last photo below). The three edges of the tray are slightly turned up, so I would imagine that this would hold the hors d'oeuvres. The tray is not signed but it definitely is sterling silver. A very nice jeweler in my area tested it for me and pronounced it indeed sterling, maybe more even than .925!
The set in in overall excellent vintage condition. Everything weighs in at 1.6 ounces or 46 grams on my postal scale. There's NO damage or dents or anything else wrong with the tray. A stems on a couple of the picks are a little bent, but you probably won't even notice. The craftsmanship on the tray is awesome!
About Shipping ...
I will ship this vintage sterling silver canapÃ©s set to most places in the world. I must receive payment 5 days after the close of the sale or I will re-list the item. Returns OK if within 14 days from the end of the sale, but only if item(s) are misrepresented in the listing. Please pay for this via PayPal.
Whenever possible, I am happy to combine your purchases into just one package to save you shipping fees. I can wait up to five days to get paid, should you want to wait and see if you have won other items I currently am listing. If this what you're planning to do, be sure to send me a note & let me know! Also, if you live anywhere near me (North Detroit suburb), we can make arrangements for you to pick up your purchase(s) and thereby eliminate the need for shipping fees altogether.
- For U.S. Residents:
Shipping rates always include Delivery Confirmation. You can opt
to have this shipped to you via domestic First Class Mail - or - Priority
Mail, your choice. For individual items/listings that sell for $100.00
or more, I will purchase postal insurance for you.
For Non-U.S. Residents: Unless you are a regular international customer of mine, I can no longer ship to non-U.S. locations via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. I MUST ship this to you via regular International Priority Mail or International Express Mail, as this is the ONLY way that the U.S. Postal Service offers delivery tracking services to your country. Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service no longer offers tracking services for packages shipped via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. However ... if you have previously won one or more of my sales, I can offer you International First Class postal rates. Please email me for an amended invoice.
IMPORTANT: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyerâ€™s responsibility. Please check with your countryâ€™s Customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up â€“ do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
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