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17th century

  • Circa 1695

     

    8202 Antique William III Miniature Silver Coffee Pot

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    A charming little antique silver toy coffee pot. This beautiful little side handle pot has a cylindrical tapering body, a conical lid surmounted by a ball finial, and a low spout akin to those more usually found on a chocolate pot. Engraved to the upper handle are the owner’s initials “C.P”. The pot looks like an exact copy of a full size original and the great attention to detail and slightly larger size than normal toys of this period indicate that it may well have been a traveller’s sample. Contains 20 ml. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Spread 5 cms. Diameter of base 3.5 cms. Marked on the body with makers mark only “WP”* – noted for making toy cups and porringers (see Jacksons Welsh and Unascribed English Provincial section, page 521). Circa 1695.

  • 1676

     

    8506 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A large early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece and unusual decorations each side of the hinge. Good patina. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. To the front there is a hand engraved lion crest within a shield and a large decorative cartouche. Contains 1500 ml. Weight 863 grams, 27.7 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 14 (top), 13.5 cms (base). Fully marked on lid and body, makers marl on the handle. London 1676. Maker’s mark SR* – see Jacksons page 124 (Pickford edition).

  • 1683

    Thomas Mangy

    8921 Charles II York Silver Lidded Tankard

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    An extremely rare example of early English provincial silver from York. A good antique flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver having a scroll handle with decorative thumb piece. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. The body is uninscribed. The handle has a set of hand engraved owners initials. Contains 850 ml. Weight 535 grams, 17.2 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 17 cms. Diameter 12 (top), 11.2 cms (base). Fully marked on lid and next to the handle. London 1683. Maker Thomas Mangy.

  • 1683

    Marmeduke Best

    9199 Rare Charles II Provincial Silver Mug

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    Exceptionally rare York mug. A large antique 17th Century sterling silver mug of tapering cylindrical form with a reed border and large scroll handle engraved with the initials ‘FL WM’. Superb condition and patina. Lovely hand beaten finish. Contains 850 ml. Weight 395 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 11.8cm. Diameter 10.3cm (top).11.4 cms (base). Excellent deep punches. York 1683. Maker Marmeduke Best.

  • 1680

     

    5553 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. To the front is a crisp armorial engraved in the style of that period. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character. Weight 652 grams, 20.9 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. London 1680. Maker AD in a circle (see Jacksons page 138).Fully marked on lid and base. Makers mark on the handle.

  • 1669

    Gilbert Shepherd

    7714 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. Good patina and size. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. To the front is a stylised cartouche with an engraved crest of a bird and serpent. Contains 1500 ml. Weight 829 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Height 18 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 12 cms (top), 14 cms (of base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1669. Maker’s mark crozier between GS (attributed to Gilbert Shepherd) – see Jacksons page 123.

  • 1668

     

    8559 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A good early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. Good patina. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. The body is uninscribed. The handle has a set of hand engraved owners initials. Contains 1150 ml. Weight 641 grams, 20.6 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 18.5. Diameter 11 (top), 12.5 cms (base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1668. Makers mark IS*.

  • Circa 1630

    Michel Mader

    8953 Antique German Goblet

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    Of Jewish interest. A charming early antique Nurnberg chalice of circular form with ovoid embossed decoration and original gilt finish (worn). Contains 180 ml. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Diameter 7.2cm (top), 6.5cm (foot). Stamped with German silver marks for Nurnberg. Maker Michel Mader. Circa 1630.

  • 1694

     

    9217 William & Mary Antique Silver Mug

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    A rare early antique sterling silver tankard with straight sides and a simple strap handle with a beaded rat tail. Large size. Decorated with bands of reed to the top and a band of hand engraved stars/fleur de lys over an embossed fluted panel to the lower body. Excellent colour. To the front is an engraved monogram. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 9.0 cms (base). Contains 450 ml, ¾ pint. Weight 224 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. London 1694. Maker “HO”* see Jacksons Page 147.

  • 1664

     

    6134 Charles II Silver Plate

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    A fine example of early English silver having excellent patina and very clear hallmarks to the front of the plate. Of plain, circular shape the plate has a wide border with chased reeded edge. There are prick mark initials to both sides and a date of 1665. Weight 334 grams, 10.7 troy ounces. Diameter 24.25 cms. London 1664. Makers mark “H” in a heart.

  • 1686

    John Sutton

    7726 James II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. A superb example. There is a large contemporary hand engraved armorial to the front contained within plumage, the arms of Rous of Henham Hall, Suffolk. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Light gilt interior. Contains 200 ml. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Diameter 7.75 cms. London 1686. Maker John Sutton (Jackson Revised page 132)

  • 1675

     

    8580 Charles II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. A large example with superb fish scale chasing. To the front there is the hand engraved crest of a pirate wearing a bandana, all over a piece of rope. The heavy round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Contains 330 ml. Excellent patina. Weight 220 grams, 7 troy ounces. Height 7 cms. Diameter 9 cms. London 1675. Maker “TH” (Jackson Pickford edition page 128*)

  • 1685

    John Duck

    8964 James II Silver Beaker

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    A rare early English sterling silver drinking cup of tapering cylindrical form with a flared lip and simple reeded foot. The sides have a deep embossed band of flower heads and leafage, a popular Stuart motif. Contains 280 ml. Weight 115 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 9.8 cms. Diameter 8.8 cms. London 1685. Maker John Duck.

  • 1656

    George Dixon

    9242 Antique Commonwealth Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle and decorative thumb piece. Circa 1640 is the earliest date at which this tankard shape occurs and it’s unusual to find a tankard from this turbulent period and early date. Very charming with small size and hand beaten silver the tankard displays a lot of character; a nice feature is the pointed front of the lid. Contains 520 ml. Weight 451 grams, 14.5 troy ounces. Height 13.2 cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 15.7 cm. Diameter 8.9 (inside top), 12.3 cms (base). London 1656. Maker probably George Dixon. Fully marked on lid and base, handle unmarked.

  • 1680

     

    6392 Antique Silver Bun Pepper

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    An antique sterling silver pepper pot of simple baluster form with a pierced detachable top. Marked underneath with an early leopards head. London. Circa 1680. Sterling silver.

  • 1675

     

    7736 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. Good patina and size. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. To the front there is a large contemporary armorial within plumage. Contains in excess of 1500 ml. Weight 1055 gms, 33.9 troy ounces. Height 18.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 14 cms (lid), 12.5 cms (top), 14 cms (of base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1675. Maker’s mark AL* between 3 mullets (see Jacksons page 128) – noted as a tankard maker.

  • 1695

     

    8592 Antique William III Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with matching lid and having the half flute decoration popular from the reign of William and Mary. The quality and colour is excellent. Hand hammered finish. A nice feature is the band of fish scale chasing and flower with lobe decoration on the body, repeated on the lid. Weight 699 grams, 22.4 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms (11 cms without lid), Spread across handles 21 cms. Diameter 13.5 cms. London 1695. Maker IC (Jacksons page 137)*.

  • 1691

     

    8997 Antique William & Mary Silver Peg Tankard

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    Extremely rare. A large early English silver peg tankard with transitional flat lid and a vertical row of seven pegs inside. Good patina. The lid and body have the fluting and hand engraved borders typical of the period. Decorative thumb piece. Uninscribed. Owners initials hand engraved to the top of the handle. Contains 1450 ml. Weight 959 gms, 30.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 14 cms (lid), spread 22 cms. Fully marked on the body, lid and handle part marked. Sterling silver. London 1691. Makers mark “SH” – see Jacksons page 137*.

  • 1664

    Henry Greenway

    9244 Antique Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    An excellent example of early English silver. An antique sterling silver tankard with a hinged, flat top lid; the scroll handle with a decorative thumb piece. Good patina. The lovely plain design and hand beaten silver is very charming. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial within tied plumage, very typical of this date. Contains 1800 ml. Weight 934 grams, 30 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 21.8 cm. Diameter 12.5 (top), 14 cm (base). Fully marked on lid and base, handle unmarked. London 1664. Maker Henry Greenway*.

  • 1661 - 1673

    Thomas Cooper

    6457 Charles II Silver Cup

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    A delightful early English antique silver mug or drinking cup. Simple tapering sides and scroll handle. To the front there is a contemporary intertwined monogram engraved within a decorative cartouche. Engraved to the handle there are two initials. Excellent condition and colour. Weight 96 grams, 3.0 troy ounces. Height 6.5 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms, base 5.5 cms. London hallmarks for either 1661 or 1673. Maker T.C (page 133 Jacksons. Probably Thomas Cooper – David Mitchell’s Silvermakers of Elizabethan and Stuart London.

  • 1671

     

    7771 Charles II Silver Peg Tankard

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    Extremely rare. An unusually large early English silver peg tankard, flat lidded, and having a vertical row of seven pegs inside. Good patina. Lovely plain design and beaten silver. To the front there is a large contemporary armorial within tied plumage. Contains in excess of 2000 ml, 4 pints. Weight 1165 gms, 37.4 troy ounces. Height 19.75 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 15 cms (lid), 13 cms (top), 15 cms (of base). Fully marked on the body, London 1671. Makers mark only on lid and handle (more details below).

  • 1690

     

    8610 Antique William III Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer hand engraved with the charming decoration of Chinese figures, birds, foliage etc. This chinoiserie decoration was popular over about a ten year period towards the end of the 17th century – it is rarely found and adds considerably to the piece. Excellent colour. Contains 330 ml. Weight 156 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Spread 14.75 cms. Diameter 9 cms. London 1690. Maker TC* (see Jacksons Pickering version Page 133).

  • 1698

    Isaac Dighton

    9002 William III Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with matching lid. The half flute decoration, popular from the reign of William and Mary, is accompanied by fish scale ornament and borders of hand engraving. Good size and weight. The quality and colour is excellent. To the front and back is a large decorative cartouche (uninscribed). Weight 929 grams, 29.8 troy ounces. Height 23 cms (15 cms without lid), Spread across handles 25 cms. Diameter 15 cms. London 1698. Maker Isaac Dighton.

  • 1689

     

    9261 Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

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    A good antique sterling silver spoon, the oval bowl with incised and beaded rat tail heel, the flat stem with a trefid pattern terminal. William & Mary period. Hand hammered finish. Owners initials to the front and back. Weight 51 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Length 20cm. Bowl 7×4.6cm. Makers mark ‘IL’ over a mullet, within a shield. London 1689.

  • 1688

    John Jackson

    6543 James II Silver Porringer

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    Absolutely stunning. A rare early English silver cup of plain form with serpent handles. Simple style with exquisite engraving to both sides. To the front there is an armorial within a tied plumage cartouche, the correct form of armorial for this date. The reverse depicts an archer and the name Charles Dakeyne Captain Aprill 23.1690. Excellent patina. Weight 130 grams, 4,1 troy ounces. Height 7.25 cms. Diameter 9 cms. Spread 14.25 cms. London 1688. Maker John Jackson (mark partially struck).

  • 1654

     

    7794 Antique Commonwealth Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with simple wire handles. The design of punched beading and lobes is typical of the period and forms a flower design in the base of the bowl. Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Height 2 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Spread across handles 10.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1654. Makers mark IW* (Jacksons P.120).

  • Circa 1690

    Elizabeth Haslewood

    8255 Antique Norwich Silver Box

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    A rare early antique silver snuff box from the provincial city of Norwich. Attractive rectangular octagonal form with hinged lid hand engraved with a scroll design and initials “JL”. Excellent silver patina. Original gilt interior with a deep colour. Weight 63 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 1,1 cms. Top 7.25 x 5.25 cms. Marked inside the base with initials for the Norwich lady silversmith Elizabeth Haslewood. Makers mark only, circa 1690.

  • 1669

     

    8705 Charles II Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with two simple side handles. Lovely design with fleur de lys and dots to the lower body and to the centre a large flower within a circle of punched dots. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 3 cms (4 cms to top of handle). Diameter 9.4 cms. Spread across handles 18.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1669. Makers mark GS (Jacksons P.127 – see photo). Sterling silver.

  • 1617

    Francis Saunders

    9032 Antique James I Silver Wine Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver goblet dating to the reign of James I. 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form over a baluster column and simple pedestal foot. This cup is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Large size. Excellent patina. Heavy weight and gauge of silver. Fully marked in a straight line just below the rim and has the lion passant and scratch weight on the underside of the foot. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 500 ml. Weight 306 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter of top 10.7 cms. London 1617. Makers mark either “FS” or “SF”, a known cup maker of the period – see Jacksons page 107, probably Francis Saunders free c.1608 (attribution by Dr David Mitchell in “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”).

  • 1680

    St John Hoyte

    9274 Charles II Silver Cup

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    A charming early English silver mug of plain form. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Hand engraved to the front is a double crest. Contains 550 ml. Weight 271 grams, 8.7 troy ounces.. Height 11.1 cm. Diameter 6.5 cm. Sterling silver. London 1680. Makers mark ‘SH’ conjoined (see Jacksons Page 137*), possibly St John Hoyte (see David Mitchell’s Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London page 488/9).

  • 1668

    George Day

    6681 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver with a scroll handle having a decorative thumb piece. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character. Weight 1019 grams, 32.7 troy ounces. Height 19 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 12 (inside top), 14 cms (base). London 1668. Maker GD (see Jacksons page 117), possibly George Day. Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle.

  • 1675

    Balthasar Haydt

    7799 Antique German Silver Wine Taster

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    A 17th century continental silver dish of small size with flat shaped side handles. To the outside there is an embossed decoration of fruit and ribbons. Very charming. Weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. Spread across handles 13 cms. On the base there is an assay scrape and German silver stamps for Augsburg. Maker Balthasar Haydt. Circa 1675.

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