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  • Circa 1730

     

    6643 Antique Nurnberg Silver Beaker

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    A good quality antique silver cup of tapering form and plain style. Simple shape with concentric ribbed detail to top and base. Original gilt interior. Weight 124 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms. Marked underneath with assay scrape and “N” Nurnberg town mark. Makers mark IH. Circa 1730.

  • Circa 1749

     

    8128 Antique Augsburg Silver Candelabra

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    An early German single silver candelabra with a detachable top bearing 2 candle lights. Heavy cast silver. Excellent rococo style, typical of the period. Fixed candlestick nozzles. There is a charming old collection label on the underside. Weight 945 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Total height 37.5 cms. Height of candlestick 24 cms. Spread across the branches 27 cms. Marked with German silver stamps on both top and base. Augsburg, Germany. Date letter for 1749. Makers mark “ATS”.

  • Circa 1750

    Clas Johann Elers

    9200 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    An excellent quality antique silver beaker with the deep embossed and engraved decoration very typical of Russian beakers of this period. Parcel gilt. Large size. Around the body there are three vignettes – a cherub with bow and arrow, a tree and a cockerel. Superb heavy quality. Excellent rich colour. Contains 620 ml. Weight 289 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Height 13.8 cms. Diameter 10.2 cms. Marked underneath with German silver marks for Hamburg. Maker probably Clas Johann Elers who worked in St Petersburg, Russia. Circa 1750.

  • Circa 1750

     

    9674 Antique Silver Perpetual Calendar Snuff Box

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    An 18th century silver snuff box with rotating dials to both sides. Very charming and retains the interior gilding. The panels have scrolled flower and chased decoration. The top side has the rotatable “Calendarium Perpetuum” which shows the days of the week (in old German script, and marked with their planetary signs) against days of the month. The reverse side has seven readout windows described by the headings on the rotatable disk (in old German script) – 1) month of the year with its number of days, 2) the important saints’ and feast days in the month, 3) sun’s Zodiacal position (represented by amusing little hand engraved zodiac symbols), 4) length of day, 5) length of night, 6) time of sun rise, and 7) time of sunset. A good example in very good condition. 126 grams, 4 troy ounces. Length 8.4cm. Width 5.5cm. Height 2cm. German. Probably 18th century circa 1750. Unmarked silver.

  • 1751

     

    9153 Antique German Box

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    A good quality antique silver box of shaped bombe form with a hinged lid and shell thumbpiece. Probably a sugar box or tea caddy. Weight 290 grams, 9.3 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. Top measures 13.3×9.4 cm. Marked underneath with an assay scrape, Augsburg mark for 1751 and makers initials “IPM”.

  • 1767 - 1769

     

    7559 Antique German Silver Serving Slice

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    A delightful antique silver serving slice with a graceful turned ebony wood handle. The pierced filigree silver surface is decorated with foliate scrolls. Length 38 cms. Marked on the surface close to the handle for Augsburg 1767-9.

  • Circa 1770

    Georg Carl Brenner

    9060 Antique German Silver Chocolate Pot

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    A rare early German antique silver chocolate pot of baluster form with a turned wood side handle. Good weight. The lid is detachable, so that the chocolate can be stirred, and is held in place by a pin and chain. The top finial is fixed. Gilded inside. Weight 442 grams, 14.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Spread across handle 15.5 cms. German silver marks for Hanover circa 1770. Maker Georg Carl Brenner.

  • Circa 1780

     

    9715 Antique German Silver Candlesticks

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    An elegant pair of antique silver candlesticks of circular form with plain tapering columns on spreading bases. Very plain style with fluted banding. Very heavy gauge silver. Detachable candle nozzles. Weight 926 grams, 29.7 troy ounces. Height 29.8cm. Diameter of base 13cm. Marked around the bases with German silver stamps for Berlin. Circa 1780.

  • Circa 1790

    Schott

    6764 Antique German Silver Inkstand

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    A delightful 18th century gilt silver desk set of compact oval shape with a low gallery and tongue and dart border. Complete with inkwell, sander, taperstick box and hand bell. The workmanship of this piece is remarkable. Excellent weight and very high gold finish. There is a hand engraved crest in front of the taperstick of a crown over the initial “L”. Weight 905 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 12 cms to top of bell. Base 22 x 15.5 cms. Marked underneath with German silver marks for Frankfurt, circa 1790. Maker Schott.

  • Circa 1820

     

    9207 Antique German Box

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    A good quality antique silver box of shaped bombe form with a ribbed body, hinged lid and flower finial. Probably a sugar box or tea caddy. Original gilt interior. Good gauge silver. Weight 287 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cm. Top measures 12.8 x 8.5 cm. Marked underneath with the old German silver mark “12” and initial “P”. Circa 1820.

  • Circa 1830

    Augsburg

    8635 Antique Silver Reliquary Casket

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    An antique silver casket with hinged lid and decorative finial. The exterior is decorated with panels depicting the 12 apostles. The interior retains the original bright gilding. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Base measures 13 x 8 cms. Stamped underneath with German silver marks for Augsburg circa 1830.

  • Circa 1830

    Augsburg

    8852 Antique Augsburg Silver Goblet

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    An antique silver figural cup with embossed decoration to the bowl and foot. The central column support is a model of a continental gentleman in old fashioned clothes and holding a staff. Contains 150 ml. Weight 200 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 19.5 cms. Diameter 9 cms. Marked on the top of the foot with German silver marks for Augsburg. Circa 1830.

  • Circa 1850

     

    8601 Antique German Silver Spice Tower

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    A rare antique Berlin silver spice box with attractive scroll filigree centre decoration and a hinged door. Weight 106 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Height 22 cms. Diameter of base 5.5 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with German silver marks for Berlin. Mid 19th century. Judaica.

  • Circa 1850

     

    8603 Antique German Silver Charger

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    A large antique German silver dish of oval form having a decorative embossed design. Very deep relief. The centre depicts 3 young maidens dressed in flowing robes on horseback. In the background there is an army with soldiers, horses and tents to the left and, to the right, there is a beautiful ancient city with domes and turrets. The border is decorated with heads, reclining figures and classical motifs. Weight 2010 grams, 64.6 troy ounces. Length 58 cms. Width 48 cms. Marked on the bottom edge with German silver marks. Circa 1850.

  • 1880

     

    6762 Antique Continental Silver and Rock Crystal Reliquary

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    A 16th century style silver church reliquary (often called a philatory when transparent) of tall slim design with an oval shaped rock crystal container. With decorative borders and interesting applied mounts of bears, lady’s head masks and cherubs. Height 26.5 cms. Diameter 8.25 cms (top), 10.75 cms (base). Marked with continental silver stamps (indistinct) to the top and underneath. Probably Nuremberg, Germany. Circa 1880.

  • Circa 1890

     

    8614 Antique Silver Centrepiece

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    A magnificent antique silver centrepiece of oval form supported by 4 large dolphins. The quality of this piece is excellent. The base has a shaped band of embossed gadroon decoration and the feet are in the form of gush of water ejected from the dophin’s mouth. On top there is a fine quality cut glass bowl. Weight of silver 1528 grams, 49.1 troy ounces. Total height 18 cms. Base 34 x 26.5 cms. Glass bowl 31.5 x 23 cms. German silver stamps crown and moon. Silver fineness “800”*. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9184 German Silver Wager Cup

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    An antique silver model of a marriage cup modelled as a bearded gentleman with outstretched arms holding a cup that swivels. His richly decorated jacket and waistcoat sit over a long skirt which is the inverted drinking cup. Excellent quality and good weight. Parcel gilt. Weight 483 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 31.5 cm. Stamped on the bottom of the skirt with German silver marks. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9232 Antique Silver Orchestral Band

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    A set of twelve antique silver musicians, each with a different instrument. Good size and weight. Beautifully modelled with jewelled bodies and bases. Traces of the original gilding. Total weight 1305 grams, 41.9 troy ounces. Height of each musician 11-12 cm. Stamped on the rear side of each base with German silver marks. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9629 Antique German Silver Spice Tower

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    Of Jewish interest. A large continental silver spice box in the form of a medieval tower with a turret surmounted by a cockerel. All over gilded. The top 2 sections, each containing a bell, sit above the spice box which has pierced and engraved decoration. The box has a drop-down door with scroll catch. Weight 286 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 32 cm. Continental silver marks. Possibly Hanau, Germany. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1898

     

    6755 Antique Silver Model Elephant

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    A nice little antique sterling silver elephant standing with his feet astride and having silver tusks and curled trunk. Weight 103 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Length 8 cms. Height 4.5 cms. Import marks on the tail for London 1898. Continental silver marks underneath, probably German. Importer Samuel Boyce (or Boaz) Landeck.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8491 Antique Continental Silver Cow Creamer

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    An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. Simple figuring and naive expressive face. Weight 137 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Length 14 cms. Marked underneath with German silver marks, crown and moon, and the Augsburg mark. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8498 Antique German Silver Peacock

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    An unusual antique sterling silver model of a peacock with outstretched wings. The head is detachable, the eyes are inset with ruby glass stones, and each feather is mounted with semi precious glass stones. Beautiful realistic modelling. Good weight and colour. Weight 585 grams, 18.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 18 cms. Base 15 x 7 cms. Marked on the feathers with continental Hanau silver marks. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8839 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. Weight 1490 and 1507 grams, total weight 2997 grams, 96.3 troy ounces. Height 30 cms. Spread 37.5 cms including the lance. Base 20.5 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown and moon, and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B. Mermelins

    8903 Antique German Silver Drinking Horn

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    Very large and impressive. An antique horn mounted with thick bands of engraved silver. Traces of original gilt finish. Heavy quality hanging chain. Length 59 cms. Diameter of top 12 cms. Stamped with German silver marks crown and moon, silver grade 800 and the maker B. Mermelins. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    9311 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish which opens into a box. The fish’s mouth also opens. Beautifully flexible and articulated body. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Glass eyes. Weight 57 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Length 12.7 cm. Width 4 cm. Stamped inside the box with German silver marks, 800 grade, crown and moon. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    5034 Pair of German Silver "Kitten" Salts

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    A pretty pair of antique continental silver salts mounted with kittens. Heavy cast silver. Weight 380 grams, 12.2 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Base measures 9 x 5 cms. Spread 11 cms. Continental silver mark for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    6148 Antique Silver Table Bird

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    An excellent quality antique silver model of a bird with articulated wings. Good weight and extremely fine detail. Weight 730 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Height 13 cms. German silver marks on the edge of the tail for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    7776 Antique German Silver Neff Sailing Ship

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    This is a superb solid silver galleon ship, known as a Nef), with a tall mast having multi section sails, a manned crows nest and rigging. The deck is beautifully modelled with people and equipment – to the rear the captain is steering the ship’s wheel with a lantern behind him, and on the prow a sailor is standing next to the ships cannon, the anchor hangs below. Around the edge of the deck there is a pierced gallery decorated with cherubs and flowers.

    The top section of the Neff can be removed from the hull. The hull of the ship is finely chased with cherubs and leaves, flowers and scrolls and the interior is gilded. The ship stands on four decorative wheels.

    Weight 577 grams, 18.5 troy ounces. Height 24.5 cms. Spread 25 cms. Top of the hull measures 18 x 6 cms. The hull has a set of German hallmarks with maker’s mark for Neresheimer. The bottom edge of the top section has the silver grade “13”. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8200 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. The knights have faux ivory faces and helmets with hinged visors which can be opened and closed; in the right hand they each hold a jousting pole, or lance, and in the left they clasp the horse’s reins. The models are very intricate with many separate pieces assembled together such as the sword, jousting pole, sword, stirrups and horse bridal. The bases have a naturalist finish representing a grassy field with frogs and lizards and around the bottom edge there is a pierced silver panel with trailing foliage.
    Although similar in size and stance, these models are significantly different in the decoration of the war horse armour and head embellishments. One horse carries a tall plumed cone on the crest of its head and bears a heraldic plaque on its haunches whereas the other sports a bird figure on the head and lacks any armorial detail.
    Weight 1474 and 1465 grams, total weight 2939 grams, 94.5 troy ounces. Height 34 cms. Spread 18.5 cms excluding the lance. Base 20.3 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown, moon, silver purity mark “800” (800/1000) and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    9575 Antique Silver Horse and Rider

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    A good quality German silver model of a horse with the rider dressed in armour and having a bakelite face. Good figurative detail. The base and harness are studded with coloured stones. Weight 460 grams, 14.7 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cm. Base – length 15 cm, width 8.5 cm. Marked on the tail with “Sterling Germany” and the sterling silver grade 925. Circa 1900.

  • 1901

    John George Piddington

    8444 Antique Continental Silver Musician on Donkey

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    A rare antique sterling silver model of a travelling musician seated on a donkey. Mounted with semi precious stones on his clothing, the harness and the base. Beautiful modelling, this piece needs to be seen in real life to appreciate the quality. Good weight and colour. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 18 cms. Base 15 x 7 cms. Marked on the base with both the original continental Hanau silver marks (high grade 930 silver) and also London import hallmarks for 1901. Importer John George Piddington.

  • Circa 1905 - 1910

    Eugen Marcus

    9502 Antique Silver Mirror

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    A large antique silver table mirror with domed top and art nouveau style silver decoration applied to the lower body. Excellent style. Original bevelled edge glass. The polished wooden back is fitted with an adjustable back stand (brass). Height 41cm. Width 33cm. German silver stamps and maker/retailers mark for Eugen Marcus, Berlin. Circa 1910.

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