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  • 1906

    John George Piddington

    9671 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish with 2 compartments. One is inside the head and is accessed when the mouth opens. The other is inside the body and is accessed when the head opens. Large size. Beautifully articulated. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Red glass eyes. The bottom fins serve also as stand supports. Weight 307 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Length 20.6 cm. Width 6 cm. Stamped on head and the tail fin with continental silver marks and London import mark for 1906. Importer and retailer J.G.Piddington.

  • Circa 1910

     

    8334 Antique Silver Cat

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    A charming antique continental silver figure of a seated cat nicely modelled with his tail curled up behind his back. Good quality. Filled weight 20 grams. Height 5.5 cms. Marked on the front leg with continental silver marks. Probably German. Circa 1910.

  • Circa 1910

     

    8824 Antique Silver Model of St George and the Dragon

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    An excellent quality figure of a knight in full armour having a hinged visors and carved faux ivory face. Parcel gilt finish. Fantastic workmanship and decorative detail. With a pierced and gem set base. Total weight 153 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Height 12.2 cms (to top of lance). Base 4.2 x 4.2 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with “925 Sterling Silver”, makers mark IBS in a circle and “Made in Germany”. Circa 1910.

  • Circa 1910

     

    6064 Pair of Large Antique Silver Table Birds

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    An excellent quality pair of antique silver cockerels . Very finely modelled. Weight 1203 grams, 38.6 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 24 cms. German silver stamps on the wing – crown, moon and 800 silver grade. Each bird is marked on the tip of the wing. Circa 1910.

  • 1913

    Berthold Muller

    8599 Antique German Silver Nef Sailing Ship

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    A superb sterling silver galleon ship, known as a Nef, intricately modelled with 2 tall masts having multi section sails and long boom, manned crows nests, flags and rigging. Each mast has a man climbing up a tall ladder. On the upper deck the helmsman is steering the ship while the other sailors carry out their duties. A central staircase connects the two decks. Around the edge is a decorative pierced gallery and below this, the port holes with their cannons ready for battle. There is a large armorial plaque to the rear of the hull with the motto “Honi soit qui mal y pense”.
    Excellent large size and weight. Weight 3350 grams, 107 troy ounces. Height 67 cms. Spread 62 cms. Height 67 cms. Spread 62 cms. The top of the hull measures – length 31.5cm x width 14.3 cm (at the widest point).The nef has multiple silver stamps including London import marks, on the bottom edge of the top section and the body of the hull, for 1913. Importer Berthold Muller.
    The top section of the Neff can be removed from the hull. The hull of the ship is realistically engraved with timber effect planks and graining; the interior is gilded, the rudder is in the form of a dolphin, the anchor is attached by a chain. The ship has 10 cannons and stands on four decorative wheels.

  • Circa 1920

     

    6638 Antique Silver Knight on Horseback

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    A magnificent sterling silver model of a knight in armour mounted on a rearing horse. The knight’s helmet has a hinged visor and inside you can see his carved faux ivory face. Excellent weight and figurative detail. Part gilded on the hoofs, saddle and bridal. Weight 1238 grams, 39.8 troy ounces. Height 21.5 cms (24.5 cms to top of flag). Base 16.5 x 8 cms. Marked on the front edge of the base “STERLING”, 925 and “GERMANY”. Circa 1920.

  • Circa 1930

     

    7003 Vintage Silver Cat Pendant Minaudiere

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    A beautiful piece of jewellery. A silver ladies compact on hanging chain in the form of a cat with ruby red eyes. Stunning quality and very realistic. The cat’s tail serves as a catch which when opened reveals a double section compact case and a small mirror in the lid. The reverse side is modelled as the back of the cat. Traces of gilt. Weight 59 grams. Length 5.5 cms. Width 3 cms. Height 1 cm. Stamped with German silver marks, 900 grade. Circa 1930.

  • 1938

     

    9087 Antique German Silver Birds

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    A pair of antique silver model birds with long beaks. Beautiful modelling. Good weight and colour. Total weight 236 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Spread 17 cms. Marked on the wings with both the original continental Hanau silver marks and also London import hallmarks for 1938/9.

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