1741 - 1757
7624 George II Set of Silver Serving Spoons
A composite set of 11 early English sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanover pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand engraved crest of a dog under a tree. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Length 20 cms approx. Various dates and makers. 4 spoons by Samuel Robey 1741-1746. 3 spoons by Ebenezer Coker 1753-57. 4 spoons are unreadable.
9745 George III Silver Basket
An early English silver basket of oval form with a fruiting vine decorated swing handle and traditional bead borders. First year of George III’s reign. Very heavy weight. The attractive wirework design has applied decoration of vine leaves, bunches of grapes and wheat stalks which have been stamped and chased and then soldered onto the wires. This type of ornament shows that this basket would originally have been used for fruit or bread. Weight 1369 grams, 44 troy ounces. Height 28 cms to top of handle). Top measures 35.5 x 30 cms. London 1760. Maker Arthur Annesley. Sterling silver.
8117 George III Silver Cream Pail
A delightful antique sterling silver cream pail or piggin. Traditional design in the form of a milking pail or bucket with coopered decoration. The swing handle is formed from 2 intertwined strips of silver. Contains 70 ml. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 5 cm (9.5 cm to top of handle). Diameter 6.6 cm. Makers mark only for Walter Brind. London circa 1760.
8646 George II Silver Candlesticks
A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. The sconces are hand engraved to one side with an armorial within a decorative cartouche, the other side with a crest. Underneath there is a hand engraved inscription. Weight 943 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1740. Maker Thomas Gilpin.
8264 George II Silver Cream Jug
An excellent little early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a tall slim body and pedestal foot. Sterling silver. Good plain style and excellent colour. With a hand engraved crest to the front. Small size silver cream jugs without lids were only introduced in the 1720’s. Weight 72 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Height 8 cm. Spread 7 cm across the top. Diameter of top 3.5 cm. English silver hallmarks for London, no date letter – circa 1750. Makers mark possibly “P.P”.
8965 Antique Silver Spoon
An excellent antique Dutch gilt silver spoon, the end of the handle modelled with a seated figure holding a baby and accompanied by a cherub. The back of the bowl is inscribed with the owners initials. Weight 61 grams, just under 3 troy ounces. Length 18.3 cms. Bowl measures 7×5 cms. Stamped with Dutch silver marks for Amsterdam. Circa 1750.
8976 George II Antique Silver Teapot
An early English sterling silver teapot of globular form. Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea. Lovely plain shape with a straight spout and engraved decoration to the upper body. An attractive feature is the blobby mercury solder underneath which is completely original in the manufacture. Generally speaking bullet teapots were only made during the George II period. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cms (to top of handle). Spread 20.5 cms. London 1749. Maker David Hennell I.
9026 George II Silver Candlesticks
A handsome pair of antique silver candle holders. Very attractive design with knopped columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Each has a hand engraved armorial within the well of the base. The detachable sconces are matching but probably made a few years later as candlesticks of this date were generally made without.Total weight 891 grams, 28.6 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Base 10.2. London 1737. Maker James Gould. Sterling silver.
9069 Antique George II Silver Taperstick
A delightful little antique sterling silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and square octagonal foot with a sunken well. Cast silver. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Base diameter 6.7 cms. London 1729. Maker John Eckford II.
9090 Antique George II Silver Lidded Tankard
An antique silver tankard with domed lid. Lovely plain design. The tankard has a simple straight sided form, the body with a concentric reed ring to the base of the handle, the S scroll handle finishes in a decorative thumb piece. Uninscribed. Good patina. Owners initials hand engraved to the top of the handle. Contains 800 ml. Weight 587 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 16 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 16.5 cms. Diameter 9.7 cms (top). London 1733. Maker Richard Burcombe. Sterling silver.
9095 George II Silver Beer Jug
A handsome antique sterling silver jug of baluster shape on a plain circular cast foot. Sparrow beak lip. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 679 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. Diameter 8 cm. London 1748. Makers mark Thomas Whipham.
9098 Antique George II Silver Salvers
A good pair of antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped shell border. With contemporary hand engraved crests within a decorative cartouche. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Total weight 650 grams, 20.9 troy ounces troy ounces. Diameter 18 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1753. Maker “WI” probably William Justis.
9216 George II Antique Silver Tapersticks
A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with stepped bases and shell corners. Cast silver. One with a hand engraved crest. Total weight 290 grams, 9.3 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base width 7.4 cm. Marked underneath in four corners with English silver hallmarks for London 1751. Maker John Cafe, known for his candlesticks. Sterling silver.
Esaius Busch III
9293 Antique German Silver Teapot
An antique sterling silver teapot of pear shape form with ribbing. Small size. The curved spout with a hinged cover, the lid is side hinged. Both lid and body have panels of hand chased decoration and there are applied putti medallions to the front and rear. Contains 780 ml. Weight 409 grams, 13.1 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cm. Spread 20 cm. Stamped underneath with German silver marks for Augsburg 1735/6. Maker Esaius Busch III.
9421 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks
An unusual pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with a 6 shell base and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Hand engraved to each foot and nozzle is the crest of a winged animal over a crown (worn). Weight 1072 grams, 34.4 troy ounces. Height 22cm. Base 13.4cm. London 1752. Maker James Gould.
9440 George II Silver Harlequin Taperstick
A rare and very charming antique sterling silver taper stick, the stem modelled in the form of Harlequin. Cast silver. Excellent quality. Lovely patina. Weight 134 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm. Diameter of base 6.6cm. London circa 1760. Maker William Cafe.
This candlestick was produced over a period of about ten years, mainly by William Café and his brother John.
9450 George II Silver Cream Jug
An early antique silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style and colour. Contains 180 ml. Weight 89 grams, 2.9 troy ounces. Height 9.6cm. Spread 8.5cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1729. Maker Humphrey Payne.
John Harvey I
9475 Georgian Silver Wine Label
A very pretty antique sterling silver bottle ticket with a silver chain. Good quality with cast vine decoration and a scroll across the centre engraved “SHERRY”. Weight 20 grams. Measures 6.2 x 4.5 cm. Stamped with makers mark for John Harvey I, London. Circa 1750.
Samuel Herbert And Company
9504 George II Silver Caddies in a Box
An excellent quality pair of antique sterling silver tea caddies and matching covered sugar bowl with gilt interior. All with cast silver bird finials and contained in a fitted Sheraton period wooden box with coloured flower and foliage inlays. The deeply embossed and chased silver decoration is particularly attractive and each caddy has a fine hand engraved coat of arms to the front. Heavy weight. The two caddies, for green and black tea, have the original lift off tops now drilled with holes to convert them into sugar shakers (muffinieres). Total weight of 3 boxes 882 grams, 28.3 troy ounces. Sugar casters height 15.5cm. Sugar bowl height 14cm, diameter 10.3cm. London 1752. Maker S Herbert & Co..
9522 Antique Silver Piggin
A delightful antique sterling silver cream pail or piggin in the traditional form of a milking pail or bucket with coopered decoration. It has a single raised handle with a hanging bracket to the reverse to suspend the little bowl from possibly the sugar bowl. Weight 37 grams, 1.1 troy ounces. Height 4.3 cm (7 cm to top of handle). Diameter 4.3 cm. London circa 1750. Makers mark only for Lawrence Jones.
9538 George II Silver Jug
An antique sterling silver sparrow beak jug with a compact body and wire rimmed foot. Good plain style. Good patina. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 7.5cm. Spread 7.3cm across the top. Sterling silver. London 1735. Maker’s mark not fully stamped.
9573 George II Silver Inkstand
A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on four ball and claw feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top are two cylindrical containers for ink and sand and a small detachable candlestick. Engraved to the top with a coat of arms, the two pots and taperstick with a crest. Weight 780 grams, 25 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm. Length 20.5cm. Width 13.5cm. London 1742. Maker Peter Archambo.
9581 George II Silver Sauceboats
A good pair of antique sterling silver sauce jugs of plain oval form on a spreading foot. Scalloped rims. Each jug has a hand engraved armorial to the front. Good colour. Weight of pair 702 grams, 22.5 troy ounces. Height 10.2 cm. Bowl measures 15 x 10 cm. Spread 19 cm. London 1735. Maker John Chapman.
9621 Antique Gold Pique Box
An antique tortoiseshell box of circular bombe form inlaid overall with gold pique dot work. The cover and base are overlaid with solid gold cut work ornament of classical figures and motifs. Diameter 6 cm. Height 3.1 cm. Circa 1740. Probably English. Unmarked gold.
9636 Antique George II Silver Strawberry Dish
A fine quality antique silver strawberry dish of circular form and raised on cast shaped feet. Ribbed and scalloped border. Good weight and patina. The surface and border are hand engraved with a well executed decoration of shells and scrolls, typical of the period and displaying the Huguenot influence associated with this maker. To the centre is an excellent armorial within a decorative cartouche. This could also be used as a salver or small tray. Weight 715 grams, 22.9 troy ounces. Scratch weight 23=6. Diameter 24 cm, inner diameter 19.5 cm. Height 4 cm. Circa 1735. Maker’s mark only for Benjamin Godfrey. Sterling silver.
9665 George II Silver Pap Boat
A charming little antique silver feeding bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Height 3.5cm. Spread 10cm. London 1739. Maker William Garrard.
9668 Set of 3 Antique Silver Cups
A fine quality George II sterling silver cup on a spreading foot. The scroll side handles have acanthus leaf mounts. The accompanying pair of smaller silver cups make a matching set. Each cup has a large hand engraved armorial to the front within a decorative cartouche and the scratch weight incised below. Excellent colour and very heavy weight. The large cup has a presentation inscription underneath to Harold Heinz, president of the H.J Heinz company. Large cup weight 1059 grams, 34 troy ounces. Height 17.6cm. Spread 26.5cm. Diameter 14.2cm. Small cups weigh 467 grams each, 15.01 troy ounces and 471 grams, 15.10 troy ounces. Height 13cm. Spread 17cm. Diameter 10.1cm. Large cup Dublin circa 1750, maker William Townsend. Smaller cups unmarked silver.
9674 Antique Silver Perpetual Calendar Snuff Box
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.
9675 George II Silver Salver
A handsome antique sterling silver salver of plain design having a Chippendale border. Heavy gauge silver. Standing on 4 large scroll feet. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Scratch weight 38=17. Weight 1150 grams, 36.9 troy ounces. Diameter 30 cm. Height 4.8 cm. London 1734. Maker Richard Pargeter. Sterling silver.
Paul de Lamerie
9690 George II Cream Boat by Paul de Lamerie
A superb antique silver cream jug made by the celebrated 18th century Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. A fine piece of exuberant rococo silver of naturalistic design incorporating boldly cast figural images, foliage, fruit and flowers. Very heavy and sits well in the hand. The shaped oval body stands on 3 shell feet with curious face masks and scrolling leaf terminals. The handle is formed as 2 intertwined snakes and attached to the body by a large flower rosette. Below the pouring lip is another face mask and the crest of an arm and sword. Both sides have a large applied decorative panel on a matted background. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.4cm (to top of handle). Spread 12.4cm. Width 7cm. London 1740. Maker Paul de Lamerie.
9697 George II Silver Mug
A handsome antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Of plain form with baluster shape and a shaped handle. Bright colour. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram in old fashioned script within a decorative cartouche. Contains 580 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 325 grams, 10.4 troy ounces. Height 12.6cm. Spread 12cm. Diameter 8cm. London 1748. Maker probably Francis Crump. Sterling silver.
9695 George II Silver Box
A rare antique silver box of hexagonal form with a folding strapwork catch; the hinged lid having a large drop handle supported by ball finials. Of plain form and heavy gauge silver, this unusual box is extremely heavy. The interior pull out tray has two hinged lids enclosing six compartments. Possibly a spice box, although spice boxes of this period usually had a double centrally hinged lid, could also be used for cash or jewellery. Weight 1268 grams, 40.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm. Top measures 17 x 12cm. London 1733. Maker Edward Vincent. Sterling silver.
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