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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.

  • 1635

     

    8338 Antique Charles I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup dating to the reign of Charles I. Nearly 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form on a shaped pedestal foot. Hand engraved to the front is a prick dot cartouche containing the letters ‘SE’, probably the original owner’s initials. 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 on the underside of the foot. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 850 ml. Weight 558 grams, 17.9 troy ounces. Height 23cm. Diameter of top 13cm. London 1635. Escallop shell makers mark.

  • 1675

    Simon Romney

    8739 Antique Charles II Silver Porringer

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    A rare piece of early English silver. A large 2 handled antique silver porringer of plain form. The matching cover has a capstan shaped finial so that the lid can be turned upside down and used on its own as a saucer. This has the form of a typical early Restoration porringer, with bellied shape and the lid sitting over the upper rim. There is a small silver support either side next to the handle for the lid to sit on. Hand engraved to the front, and repeated on the cover, are the arms and crest for the Yong family of Medhurst, Sussex. Weight 375 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 14 cm (total), 10 cm (cup), 4.5 cm (lid). Diameter 10 cm. Spread across the handles 17 cm. London 1675. Makers mark “SR”* in a shield (there are 2 similar marks in Jacksons, see page 124 and 129, bottom of the page), probably Simon Romney.

  • Circa 1661

    Stephen Venables

    9086 Antique Charles II Sealtop Silver Spoon

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    An early English period sterling silver spoon with a fig shape bowl and double baluster seal terminal. The seal end has the original gilt finish (worn) with prick dot initials “IW”. Initial “R” to the reverse of the bowl. Weight 42 grams, 1.3 troy ounce. Length 17.1cm. Bowl 6.5x5cm. London circa 1661. Maker Stephen Venables, a leading spoon maker of the period.
    Table silver of this date was stamped with “up the handle” silver marks and it is not unusual that marks punched on the thin central part of the handle stamps are distorted or badly struck and difficult to read.

  • 1635 - 1658

     

    9285 Antique Dutch Silver Beaker

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    An antique silver beaker of tall tapering form with a flared rim. Large size and good gauge silver. The cup has fine quality engraving of cherubs and garlands of fruit surrounded by foliate scrolls and classical motifs. The base still has an old Dutch stock label. Weight 462 grams, 14.8 troy ounces. Height 19.2 cm. Diameter 12.5 cm (top), 9.2 cm (base). Stamped underneath with Netherlands silver marks. The makers mark, a lion, is probably Dordrecht, 1635 or 1658.

  • 1688

    Benjamin Pyne

    6976 James II Porringer and Cover by Benjamin Pyne

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with matching lid having engraved decoration of cherubs, birds, flowers etc. This chinoiserie decoration was popular over about a ten year period – it is rarely found and adds considerably to the piece. Excellent colour. This charming piece has an armorial to the front and a crest to the reverse. This porringer was sold in 1961 by the famous silver expert Mrs G.E.P How of Pickering Place, St James, London and she describes it in the accompanying paperwork (see photos) as being “of a most unusual form” .I know of only three other examples of this work”. Weight 422 grams, 13.5 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms, 15 cms with cover. Spread 18 cms. Diameter 11.5 cms. London 1688. Maker Benjamin Pyne.

  • 1617

     

    8014 Antique James I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver chalice dating to the reign of James I. Over 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain form with a flared top and shaped pedestal foot. The outside of the bowl has a broad hand engraved design with scrolls and leaves. The pedestal foot is engraved with the much used “hit and miss” decoration which consists of parallel lines of spaced dashes. Uninscribed. Excellent colour. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 300 ml. Weight 198 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Diameter – top 7.25 cms, foot 8 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1617. Makers mark “IV” – see Jacksons page 107, (*it’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it). There would originally have been a cover (paten).

  • 1698

     

    8344 Antique Italian Silver Cup

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    A 17th century silver cup and matching cover with original bright gilt interior. With ovolo borders and chased acanthus leaves. The lid has a small pine cone finial. Probably ecclesiastical, a pyx box. Weight 214 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 12 cms, 16.5 cms to top of finial). Diameter 9.5 cms. The edge of the base has the cross key town mark for Rome, Italy. Also the ‘bee’ maker’s mark (see Bulgari Parte Prima, Vol 2, No 1124). Date 1687/1697.

  • 1668

     

    8850 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. Large size. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. Uninscribed. Hand engraved at the top of the handle with owner’s initials; above the initials is the date “1777” in prick dots. Contains 1350 ml. Weight 905 grams, 29 troy ounces. Height 18.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 21 cms. Diameter 14 (top), 13.7 cms (base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1668. Makers mark AL*.

  • Circa 1672

    John Dowthwaite

    9096 Antique Charles II Newcastle Silver Peg Tankard

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    Extremely rare provincial silver. A large early English silver peg tankard with flat lid and a vertical row of six pegs inside. Good patina. Scandinavian form* and decorative pomegranate feet and thumb piece. Uninscribed. Contains 1600 ml. Weight 733 gms, 23.5 troy ounces. Height 19 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 12.5 cms (lid). Fully marked on the body and lid. Sterling silver. Newcastle 1672. Makers mark “ID” for John Dowthwaite – see Jacksons page 492*.

  • 1661

    Arthur Hazelwood

    9296 Antique Norwich Silver Beaker

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    A rare early antique silver beaker from the provincial city of Norwich. Plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Contains 190 ml. Weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 7.9 cm. Diameter 7.1 cm. Norwich 1661. Maker Arthur Hazelwood II.

  • 1676

     

    6979 Charles II Silver Lidded Tankard

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    An excellent 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. Weight 876 grams, 28.1 troy ounces. Height 17 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 13 cms (of base). Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1676. Maker’s mark HB conjoined, mullet below – see Jacksons page 129.

  • 1683

     

    8091 Charles II Childs Silver Mug

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    A charming little 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. Contains 50 cc. Weight 27 grams. Height 4.25 cms. Diameter 4 cms. Spread across handle 6.25 cms. Sterling silver. Full English hallmarks for London 1683. Makers mark “C” enclosing “K” (see Jacksons Page 139)*.

  • 1670

     

    8345 Charles II Antique Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English silver porringer having 2 side handles and belly shape. Lovely original hand beaten finish. Good gauge silver. Excellent colour. Weight 313 grams, 10 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. Diameter 11 cm. Spread 17 cm. London 1670. Maker “A.L” with stars (see Jacksons page 128) – see photo. *It’s very rare for a mark of this period to have a name associated with it.

  • 1689

    John Spackman I

    8876 William & Mary Antique Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with decorative shaped handles. Good size. The quality and colour is excellent. The plain body has an embossed band of acanthus leaf and fish scale decoration. To the front is a hand engraved coat of arms within a decorative plumage cartouche. Weight 521 grams, 16.75 troy ounces. Height 10.7 cms. Spread across handles 21 cms. Diameter 14 cms. London 1689. Maker John Spackman.

  • 1680

    Robert Smythier

    9097 Antique Charles II Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English porringer with matching lid and side handles. The cup has a clean form with sharp features and rope twist borders. The body with cut card decoration, the lid with acanthus leaf design and ring handle. The front has a large hand engraved armorial and the lid has a crest. Excellent weight and colour. Weight 884 grams, 28.4 troy ounces. Height 17cm (with lid), 12cm (without lid). Spread 21.5cm. Diameter 14.5cm. London 1680. Maker Robert Smythier.

  • 1697

    William Denny And John Backe

    9341 Antique Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early antique silver wine taster of simple plain form in the shape of a flat bowl with a raised central dome. Very charming with the original hand beaten silver. At a later date the reverse side has been gilded for use as a trencher salt and the crest of an otter hand engraved to the front. Weight 86 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Height 2.1 cm. Diameter 11.7 cm. Stamped on the side for London 1697. Maker possibly William Denny and John Backe – see Jacksons page 150.

  • 1655

     

    7013 Commonwealth Period Silver Gilt Wine Taster

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    A rare and very beautiful 17th century sterling silver dish with original gilt finish. With leaf side handles and decorated with plants and flowers. Although rather shallow, this is probably a wine taster. The centre is engraved with prick dots and initials M over I*R. Weight 186 grams, 6 troy ounces. Width across handles 23 cm. Diameter 17 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1655. Makers mark ‘M’ over a star (Jacksons P.121).

  • Circa 1690

    Mit Leufenden Hund

    8106 Antique Nuremberg Silver Goblet

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    An attractive early German silver chalice with an embossed foliate and flower decoration. Original gilt finish. Contains 400 ml. Weight 121 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter of top 8.25 cms. Marked underneath with an assay scrape and German silver mark “N” for Nuremberg. “Running dog” makers mark for Meister Mit Leufenden Hund, circa 1690.

  • 1690

    Thomas Brydon

    8362 William & Mary Antique Silver Sugar Caster

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    A late 17th century antique sterling silver muffineer in the traditional lighthouse design with a bayonet fitting, so typical of these very early casters. This lovely castor is of heavy quality and feels good in the hand. The base is plain styled with fluted borders, the top is simply pierced, the holes are quite large as crushed loaf sugar was still in use at this early date. Uninscribed. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Height 20 cm. Diameter of base 8.5 cm. London 1690. Makers mark for Thomas Brydon (overstruck) – see Jacksons page 148, bottom mark.

  • 1688

     

    8877 Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

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    A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. The top has a large hand engraved coat of arms within a decorative cartouche. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 9.2 cms. Width 7.4 cms. Height 2 cms. London 1688. Maker “RH” – see Jacksons page 143*.

  • 1665

    William Goodwin

    9117 Antique Charles II Miniature Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English toy wine taster in sterling silver from the reign of Charles II. Very sweet size. This little cup has a circular form with simple wirework handles and an embossed leaf and flower design. Weight 13 grams. Height 1.5 cm approx. Diameter of top 5 cms. Spread across handles 7.6 cms. London 1665. Makers mark “W.G” (see Jacksons page 123*), possibly William Goodwin free 1654, died 1703 (attribution by Dr David Mitchell “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”).

  • 1663

    Thomas Hughes

    9350 Antique Charles II Pillar Candlestick

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    An extremely rare early English silver candlestick from the reign of Charles II. It has a triple pillar column and square stepped base, all with a silver gilt finish. The base is engraved with two contemporary armorials and the motto “Manus Iusta Mardus” for the Maynard family*. Weight 638 grams, 20.5 troy ounces. Height 23.3cm. base 18.3cm square. Stamped underneath in three corners for London 1663. Maker possibly Thomas Hughes* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). Sterling silver.

  • 1669

    Thomas King

    7286 Charles II Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with two wrythen side handles. Lovely simple design with a half fluted design to the lower body, bands of matting, and prick dot decoration. Weight 143 grams, 4.6 troy ounces. Height 3.5 cms. Diameter 13.5 cms. Spread across handles 18.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1669. Makers mark TK (Jacksons P.125), probably Thomas King* free 1657, died 1681.

  • Circa 1670

     

    8131 Charles II Miniature Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English toy two-handled wine taster in sterling silver from the reign of Charles II. With a simple plain form and wirework handles. This little cup has an excellent patina and hammered finish. Contains 10 ml approx. Weight 12 grams. Height 2 cms. Diameter of top 4.5 cms. Spread across handles 6.7 cms. Marked underneath with the makers mark only “WH conjoined, mullet below”. Mark entered 1670 (see Jacksons page 130*).

  • 1635

    Richard Blackwell

    8364 Antique Charles I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver chalice dating to the reign of Charles I. Nearly 400 years old and in very good condition. Gilt silver. Plain form with a tapering bowl and hexafoil foot. The stem and foot have hand engraved decoration, the foot with a crucifixion scene. Excellent colour and workmanship. Contains 150 ml. Weight 303 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 17cm. Diameter – top 7.5cm, foot 11.5cm. Good silver marks for London 1635. Maker’s mark probably “RB over an escallop” – see Jacksons (Pickford edition) page 117. Probably Richard Blackwell the elder – see David Mitchell’s Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London*

  • 1685

    John Penfold

    8881 Antique James II Antique Silver Chamberstick

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    An extremely rare early English silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) with the solid design and excellent heavy gauge silver as you’d expect from this date. It has the early form with a long cannon handle and heavy bordered drip pan with a reeded edge. A nice feature is the ring handle support. The drip pan has hand engraved initials underneath. Weight 223 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Diameter 11 cms. Length 22 cms. Sterling silver. London 1685. Makers mark probably John Penfold (see photo of Jacksons page 148).

  • Circa 1690

     

    9150 Antique Silver Chinoiserie Box

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    A rare little early antique silver trinket box with a pull off lid and original gilt interior. The engraved decoration is very charming with Chinese figures, pagodas and garden scenes. Weight 141 cm, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 6 cm. Diameter 9.5 cm. Stamped underneath with a crown and 3 stars over the makers initials “LM”. European, possibly English, circa 1690.

  • 1678

    John Sutton

    9378 Antique Charles II Silver Mug

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    A rare find. An early English silver mug of large size and very heavy gauge silver dating from the Charles II period. Uninscribed. With a plain straight sided form, simple reeded bands to top and base and an “S” scroll handle. Excellent colour. Weight 447 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Height 12.8 cm. Diameter 10.3 cm (top). Contains 1000 ml. London 1678. Makers John Sutton.

  • Circa 1690

     

    7347 William and Mary Silver Beaker

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    A delightful early English antique silver cup with simple tapering sides. Hand engraved to the front there is a contemporary plumage cartouche containing an armorial. Excellent condition and colour. Contains 500 ml. Weight 178 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter of top 10.5 cms, base 7.5 cms. London 1690. Maker mark (page 135 Jacksons).

  • 1680

     

    8156 Charles II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. An excellent example. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver and patina. It is interesting to see the early workmanship – the original hammered finish on the inside surface and the reinforced and weighted base. Contains 150 ml. Weight 103 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 5.1 cms. Diameter 7.25 cms. London 1680. Maker probably “DL”* (Jacksons page 131).

  • 1691

     

    8373 William and Mary Antique Silver Beaker

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    An early English antique sterling silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. From the reign of William & Mary. To the front there is a hand engraved prick dot design containing three initials. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 250 ml. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter of top 7.7 cms. London 1691. Makers mark unidentified.

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