18th century

18th century

  • 1766

    Richard Palmer

    8293 George III Silver Caster


    A plain style antique silver castor with pierced top and spiral finial. Solid chunky weight and feels good in the hand. The top is fitted with an inner lining to reduce the size of the holes making the caster more suitable for modern day (finer ground) condiments. Weight 177 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Height 14.8 cms. London 1766. Maker Richard Palmer. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1710


    9091 Antique Queen Anne Silver Pilgrim Flask


    A rare early English silver drinks flask of small size in the form of a medieval pilgrim flask. Plain form and heavy gauge silver with a screw-on top and pendant chain. There is a large decorative cartouche hand engraved to both sides with an armorial to the front (probably for Underhill of Stratford-upon-Avon) and a crest of a stag to the reverse. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Width 8 cms. Unmarked English silver. Circa 1710. Illustrated in Michael Clayton’s Pictorial History of English & American Silver (see photos).

  • 1770

    Margaret Binley

    9287 Antique Silver Wine Label


    A classical style antique sterling silver bottle ticket of half moon design with feather edge border. The word “HOCK” is hand engraved to the front. Weight 6 grams. Measures 4 x 4.2cms. Makers mark only. Margaret Binley. Circa 1770.

  • 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.

  • 1769


    8310 Antique Russian Silver Brandy Sauce Pan


    A Russian silver brandy warmer with simple plain styling. Good early date. The circular bowl has a reeded border, flat handle and pull-off cover. Original gilt interior. Weight 284 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Diameter 11.5 cm. Spread 20 cm. Height 7 cm. Marked on lid and base with Russian silver marks, 84 and makers mark. Date mark for 1769.

  • 1774

    Robert Jones

    9094 George III Silver Candlesticks


    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with detachable sconces. Very attractive design with a decorative vase shaped stem and shaped bases with shell motifs. This design is repeated on the detachable sconces. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. These are a copy of an earlier design, probably custom made to match an existing pair. Total weight 920 grams, 29.5 troy ounces. Height 21cm. Base 10.8c,. London 177. Maker Robert Jones. There is a similar pair c.1735 in Peter Waldron’s esteemed work “Price Guide to Antique Silver”.

  • 1718

    John Chartier

    9291 George I Octagonal Silver Caster


    Goliath size. This is a large and very heavy antique silver castor or muffineer in the desirable octagonal shape. Britannia standard silver* 95.8 grade. Bayonet fitting. The top has panels of pierced decoration. Uninscribed. Weight 432 grams, 13.8 troy ounces. Height 21 cm. London 1718. Maker John (Jean) Chartier.

  • 1760

    Arthur Annesley

    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.

  • Circa 1770


    9732 Antique French Silver Wine Taster


    A rare antique silver wine taster (or tasse de vin) of simple plain form with a serpent handle. Excellent quality and heavy gauge silver. Weight 166 grams, 5.3 troy ounces. Height 3.5 cm (4.0 cms to top of handle). Diameter 8 cm. Spread 11.75 cm. Stamped on the base with French silver marks. Circa 1770. Also marked on handle and on the rim.

  • 1748

    Thomas Whipham

    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.

  • 1785

    Thomas Chawner

    9292 George III Silver Salver


    An elegant antique sterling silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and bead border. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial with a crest and armorial. Weight 1174 grams, 37.7 troy ounces. Diameter 33.5 cm. Height 3.5 cm. London 1785. Maker Thomas Chawner.

  • 1773

    John Lautier

    8086 George III Silver Fox Stirrup Cup


    A beautifully modelled antique sterling silver stirrup cup in the form of a fox head. Fine features and lovely expressive face. Weight 147 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Length 11.5 cm. Width 10 cm. English silver hallmarks on the rim for London 1773. Maker John Lautier.

  • Circa 1800


    8411 Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons


    An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle possibly resembling a mermaids tail. The gilded bowl is attached with a fruit encrusted mount. These delightful spoons are very heavy and have a chunky feel. Traces of gilding all over. Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Marked on the back of the bowl with a hand mark. Probably German. Circa 1800.

  • 1753

    William Justis

    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.

  • 1735

    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.

  • Circa 1760

    Walter Brind

    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.

  • 1726

    William Darker

    8488 Antique George I Octagonal Silver Sugar Bowl


    A rare early English silver sugar bowl of octagonal form. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Good colour. Weight 132 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cms. Diameter 10 cms. London 1726. Maker William Darker.

  • 1789

    Henry Chawner

    9119 George III Silver Salver


    An elegant antique sterling silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and reed border. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial with a bird crest. Weight 1433 grams, 46 troy ounces. Diameter 36 cms. Height 4 cms. London 1789. Maker Henry Chawner.

  • 1761

    John Delmester

    9300 George III Silver Warwick Cruet


    A handsome antique sterling silver cruet set with a matching set of 3 silver casters and 2 silver topped and faceted crystal oil and vinegar bottles. The cinquefoil frame has 4 shell feet and a shaped decorative cartouche containing a hand engraved armorial. An unusual feature is that one small caster has been fitted with a plain inner sleeve; this is known as a “blind caster” which is the earliest form of mustard pot. Total weight of silver 1498 grams, 48.1 troy ounces. Caster height 19.5 and 16 cm, bottle height 18.3 cm, each with a matching hand engraved crest. Casters London 1764, frame London 1761, maker John Delmester.

  • 1722

    Joseph Clare

    8155 George I Silver Bowl


    A charming antique sterling silver bowl with an applied wire rim and raised on a spreading foot. Good size. Very plain styling and excellent original colour. To one side there is a hand engraved crest of a boar and thistle. Underneath the bowl there is a scratch weight and owners initials “MF”. Weight 281 grams, 9 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Diameter 16.8 cms. London 1722. Maker Joseph Clare I.

  • 1799

    Paul Storr

    8493 George III Entree Dish by Paul Storr


    A superb late 18th century sterling silver serving dish of circular form. Elegant plain styling with a broad band of gadroon border and ivory finial. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you would expect from this world famous English silversmith. Originally part of a large set of 4 or more dishes, this tureen is number 3 (with 3 dots). Silver weight 1596 grams, 51.3 troy ounces. Height 13cm. Diameter 28cm. London 1799. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1760

    John Hyatt And Charles Semore

    9125 George III Silver Candlabras


    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candelabras with detachable 3 light branches and sconces. Very attractive design with a baluster stem and shaped bases with shell motifs. Heavy cast silver and good colour. The 2 branches can be assembled on one candlestick to make a 5 branch candelabra. Total weight 2755 grams, 88.5 troy ounces. Height 41.5 cm (3 branch candelabra), 48 cm (5 branch candelabra), 22.5 cms (candlesticks). Candlesticks – London 1760 by John Hyatt & Charles Semore. The candelabra branches were made later to match the candlesticks – London 1891 by Johnson Walker & Tolhurst.

  • 1787


    9308 Georgian Campaign Jug


    Probably of medical interest. A rare and interesting antique sterling silver jug of simple form with a detachable handle with a turned wooden grip. Hand engraved to the front is a circular cartouche containing the Pollen family crest of a pelican and motto “De Tout Mon Coeur”. Contains 250 ml. Weight 184 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 13 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. London 1787.

  • Circa 1790

    Guiseppe Caltagirone

    8191 Antique Italian Silver Frames


    A stylish pair of late 18th century Sicilian silver cartaglorias containing the original texts in old fashioned script. The oval bead bordered frames have applied gilt silver swags, leaves and flower motifs, the bases are raised on square supports. The sheet silver frames are pinned onto carved softwood backs. Height 26.7 cm. Width 23 cm. Marked on the bottom left hand corner with “GC” for Guiseppe Caltagirone of Trapani, Sicilia. Circa 1790.

  • 1720

    John Chartier

    9746 Antique George I Silver Serving Dish


    A large and important piece of early English Britannia standard* silver. A Georgian silver meat plate, or serving platter, of shaped oval form with a broad applied gadroon border and decorative motifs. Made by John Chartier, an important Huguenot silversmith; his French influence is seen in the fleur de lys motifs around the border. Superb colour. Hand engraved to two sides with an armorial. Hand hammered finish on the back of the applied borders. Weight 2753 grams, 88.4 troy ounces. Length 52.5 cms. Width 37.5 cms. London 1720. Maker John Chartier.

  • 1723

    Edward Gibbons

    9133 George I Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops


    A rare pair of antique sterling silver tea caddy boxes with sliding lids. The removable cap doubles up as a tea measure. Lovely plain hexagonal design and good gauge silver. Each sliding top caddy has a decorative cartouche hand engraved to the front. Total weight 390 grams, 12.5 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 9 x 6 cms. London 1723. Maker Edward Gibbons.

  • 1762

    John Hyatt And Charles Semore

    9328 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks


    A good pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Each has a hand engraved crest, both to one corner of the base and also to the front centre of the base. Weight 854 grams, 27.4 troy ounces. Height 20 cm. Base 10.7 x 10.7 cm. London 1762. Maker John Hyatt and Charles Semore.

  • 1740

    Thomas Gilpin

    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.

  • 1770

    W & J Priest

    8561 George III Antique Silver Lidded Tankard


    A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid. Plain straight sided design with concentric rim and flared base. Acanthus decorated thumbpiece. There is a large contemporary monogram to the front in old fashioned cursive script. Contains 850ml. Weight 571 grams, 18.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Spread 16 cms. Diameter of top 10 cms, base 11.25 cms. London 1770. Maker W & J Priest.

  • 1719

    Richard Bayley

    9137 George I Silver Teapot


    A rare early English silver teapot of simple plain form. Britannia standard silver*. Pear shaped with domed hinged cover and original wooden handle. Hand engraved to the front is a coat of arms – argent, six Lions rampant, sable – within an incised shield, possibly for the Savage family. Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea. Contains 570 ml. Weight 425 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Height 14 cm. Spread 19 cm. London 1719. Maker Richard Bayley.

  • 1723

    Joseph Clare

    9329 Antique George I Silver Salver


    An early English sterling silver salver of square form raised on shaped feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the centre is a hand engraved crest encircled by the motto “Ne Cede Malis”. Good colour. Weight 153 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Width 14 cm. London 1723. Maker Joseph Clare.

  • 1784

    Daniel Smith And Robert Sharp

    8693 Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks


    An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic plain design with simple embossed borders. Height 30 cms. Base length 16 cms, width 12.5 cms. Sheffield 1784. Maker Smith and Sharp.

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