8599 Antique German Silver Nef Sailing Ship
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.
7499 Antique Estonian Silver Cigarette Case
A handsome antique silver cigarette case with a large embossed plaque of a horse to the front. Original gilt interior and stone mounted catch. Good heavy quality and useful large size. Weight 163 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Height 11 cm. Width (closed) 8 cm. Marked inside on both flaps with Estonian silver stamps. Circa 1920.
8632 Antique Silver Tea Spoons
A good set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Total weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Length 12.6 cms. Sheffield 1906. Maker Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd.
Crisford & Norris
7952 Antique Silver Baby Rattle
A novelty sterling silver child’s rattle in the form of the popular Victorian puppet character Mr Punch. Complete with four bells, a bone teether ring and a real mother of pearl handle. Super large size. Length 20 cm. Birmingham 1913. Maker Crisford & Norris.
Britten Gould & Co
8814 Antique Silver Hedgehog Pin Cushion
Very collectible sewing item. A lovely antique sterling silver hedgehog or porcupine pin cushion. Cleverly designed so that you can put the pins in the holes to form the spines of the animal. It still has the original cotton wool stuffing inside. Weight 10 grams. Length 4.5 cms. Birmingham 1906. Maker Britten Gould & Co.
Stockwell & Co
8668 Vintage Silver Corkscrew and Bottle Opener – Golf Putter
A rare sterling silver novelty bar item in the form of a golf putter. At one end is a bottle opener which unscrews to reveal a corkscrew. The end of the putter has an applied disc with stylistic enamel initials. Weight of silver putter 32 grams, 1 troy ounce. Length 16 cms. Import marks for London 1934, Importer George Stockwell.
8829 Antique Silver Model Knight
A handsome figure of a knight in full armour having a hinged visor and carved faux ivory face. In one hand he has a shield, in the other a flag. Parcel gilt finish. Fantastic workmanship and decorative detail. With a pierced filigree silver and gem set base. Total weight 213 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 12 cms (to top of helmet plume), 15 cms (to top of flag). Base 4.3 x 4.3 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with “Sterling” and below with German silver marks and makers initials. Circa 1910.
8690 Antique Silver Plate
A beautiful silver dish in the style of an early English alms dish. Simple plain design. Lovely patina and excellent original condition. Hand engraved to the border is a large armorial with the motto “Ad Vitam” – Immortal. Weight 690 grams, 22.1 troy ounces. Diameter 29 cms. London 1926. Maker Crichton Brothers, specialists in making fine quality copies of early English silver. The matching plate #8691 is available.
8929 Antique Silver Coffee Spoons
A set of 6 sterling silver spoons in the popular bead pattern. Each has hand engraved initials in old fashioned script. Total weight 89 grams, 2.8 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Sheffield 1909. Maker Henry Atkins.
8691 Antique Silver Plate
A beautiful silver dish in the style of an early English alms dish. Simple plain design. Lovely patina and excellent original condition. Hand engraved to the border is a large armorial with the motto “Ad Vitam” – Immortal. Weight 690 grams, 22.1 troy ounces. Diameter 29 cms. London 1926. Maker Crichton Brothers, specialists in making fine quality copies of early English silver. The matching plate #8690 is available.
Deakin & Francis
9128 Silver Travelling Chess Set
Perfect gift. A sterling silver set of chess pieces and matching playing board. All in the original black leather case. The sterling silver board fits onto a black resin base. Weight of silver pieces and board 197 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Board measures 9.2 cm square. Carrying case measures 14.5 cm x 12.5 cm, height 2.5 cm. Birmingham 1978.
Daniel & John Welby
9157 Antique Silver Sugar Castor
An early 20th century silver muffineer in the classic baluster style popular from the early 1700 period. Britannia standard silver*. Large size. Lovely plain style. The top has a bayonet fitting and has two panels of pretty piercing. Weight 396 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms. London 1902. Maker D & J Wellby.
9218 Antique Silver Castor
A fine quality sterling silver sugar castor in the George II Huguenot style. Cast silver. The chased detail is superb. The pierced pull off top is engraved with face masks and baskets of flowers. The body has dolphin supports, ribbon and reed borders, and shell motifs. Weight 410 grams, 13.1 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. London 1926. Maker Crichton Brothers who specialised in fine quality copies of early English silver.
Edward Barnard & Sons
9317 Silver Military Menu Holders
An unusual pair of 1930’s sterling silver place markers modelled as soldiers standing to attention, each holding a rifle. Excellent quality and attention to detail. Height 9.2 cm. Diameter of base 4.4 cm. London 1932. Maker Edward Barnard & Sons.
9336 Art Deco Silver Box
An excellent quality 1930’s sterling silver cigar box with engine turned decoration to the lid. Superb plain design and clean lines. Heavy quality. The interior has the original wood lining. Height 7 cms. Length 22.7 cm. Width 14.4 cm. Birmingham 1937. Maker Adie Brothers.
9351 Vintage Silver Wine Label
A collectors item. An excellent quality sterling silver bottle ticket with a silver chain. Very heavy with an unusual modern design and applied across the centre with “WHISKY”. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounce. Measures 8.1 x 5.4 cm. Fully hallmarked across the front for London 1992. Maker CJ Vander.
Spink & Son
9387 Vintage Silver Knives
A set of sterling silver knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles with shell shaped ends. 6 dinner knives, length 25.8 cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 22.6 cm. London 1925. Maker Spink & Son.
Collingwood & Sons
3169 George V Silver Table Snuff Box
A super quality and large sterling silver octagonal snuff box of good proportions and having simple elegant styling. The top has a bright cut decorated border and long flush hinge. Length 12.5 cms. Width 8.25 cms. Weight 275 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. London 1910. Retailed by Collingwood and Co.
6281 Miniature Silver Bird Cage
A pretty little silver bird cage with a model bird on a perch, complete with tall stand. A dolls house item. Weight 36 grams, 1.1 troy ounce. Height 13 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably continental. Circa 1920.
Wakely & Wheeler
7080 Antique Silver Grape Scissors
An elegant pair of sterling silver grape shears in the original velvet lined box. Very smart plain design. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Length 7 cm. London 1912. Maker Wakeley & Wheeler.
8280 Antique Russian Silver Box
An elegant antique silver casket with hinged carrying handle and flap fastener with silver padlock (no key). Suitable for use as a jewellery box. Lovely plain style and heavy gauge silver. Engraved to the lid is an inscription “Ein Andenkung”, a monogram and a date (probably 10th August 1904). The interior has the original light gilding. Weight 425 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Top measures 13.5 x 8.25 cms. Spread across feet 15.5 cms. Marked underneath with Russian silver marks. Circa 1904.
Wakely & Wheeler
7145 Vintage Silver Model Horse and Jockey
A good model of a horse and rider in sterling silver. On the original wooden plinth. Height 10.5 cm. Length 12 cm. Total height including plinth 17 cm. London 1991. Maker Wakely & Wheeler.
James Deakin & Sons
9562 Antique Silver Basting Spoon
An antique sterling silver spoon in the classic Old English pattern. Very useful long handled serving spoon. Initials “B” engraved to one end in old fashioned script. Weight 166 grams, 5.3 troy ounces. Length 31.5 cm. Sheffield 1906. Maker John and William Deakin.
1933 - 1937
9735 Antique Silver Rabbit Condiment Set
A fabulous set of 5 silver rabbit condiments. Excellent quality and vivid modelling. Heavy cast silver. Very rare. The bunny rabbits (or hares) are large and chunky and have coloured bead eyes. The set consists of a pair of peppers, a pair of salts and a mustard pot with a hinged lid. Total weight 884 grams, 28.4 troy ounces. Salts and Peppers – height 10cm. Mustard pot – height 3.5cm, length 9.6cm. All matching. London 1933 and 1937. Maker F & H Ltd. Sterling silver.
9752 Vintage Silver Spirit Label
A modern silver bottle ticket in the stylised form of a cast vine leaf with pierced cluster of grapes. “WHISKY” is applied across the curved title scroll. Numbered ‘14’ on reverse. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounces.Measures 8cm long. London 1992. Maker C.J. Vander Ltd, London. Sterling silver.
Tuck Chang & Co
9795 Antique Chinese Silver Tray
An antique Chinese wooden tray mounted with silver handles of bamboo design. The hardwood is beautifully carved with flowers and a stylistic border. To the centre is a hammered silver plaque (uninscribed). The underside has green baize. Spread across the handles 57cm. Length 47cm. Width 32cm. Height 3.5cm/8.5cm. Circa 1910. Marked on one handle for Tuck Chang & Co, Shanghai.
9798 Art Deco Silver Knives
A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with sterling silver geometric style, plain handles. The stainless steel blades have the United Cutlery logo. 6 dinner knives, length 24cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 21.5cm. Sheffield 2002. Maker United Cutlery. Sterling silver.
Other matching sets available #9801 and #9804
9801 Art Deco Silver Knives
A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with geometric style, plain handles. The stainless steel blades have no logo stamp. 6 dinner knives, length 24.2cm, and 6 dessert knives, length 22cm. Sheffield 2010. Maker “WT”. Sterling silver.
2001 - 2005
9804 Art Deco Silver Knives
A vintage set of 12 silver knives with stainless steel blades. Art deco design with solid silver geometric style, plain handles. Stainless steel blades. 6 dinner knives and 6 dessert knives. Sheffield 2001/2/5. Various makers. Sterling silver.
9813 Antique Silver Basket
An excellent antique silver swing handle basket with wirework body. Charming period style. The applied vine leaf decoration is highlighted with bunches of grapes and little bees. Weight 446 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Length 25.5cm. Width 21.5cm. Height 5.9cm (without handle). London 1903. Maker William Comyns. Sterling silver.
Carringtons & Co
9870 Antique Silver Wine Ewer
A magnificent silver gilt wine jug, of good size and weight, in the Renaissance style. Perfect for serving cold drinks, wine, beer and water. Of tall, bulbous form, the jug has a slender tapering neck, a graceful shaped handle, and a lady face mask to the front. The cutwork decoration is interspersed with foliate symbols and flowerheads. Contains 1250 ml. Weight 1302 grams, 41.5 troy ounces. Height 37cm. Spread 18cm. London 1921. Maker Carrington & Co.
Cohen & Solomon
9887 Antique Silver and Enamel Box
An excellent quality little silver box with hinged lid and gilt interior. Very small size. The top bears a decorative scene of a castle or mansion, probably Haddon Hall, in a forest setting, the sky is represented in green enamel. Weight 64 grams, 2 troy ounces. Top measures 4.7.x 3.2cm. Height 1cm. London 1911. Maker probably Cohen & Solomon. Sterling silver.
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