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Beautiful lifelike models of animals, birds, fish, people and objects in solid silver

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Animal / Figural

Beautiful lifelike models of animals, birds, fish, people and objects in solid silver

  • Circa 1635

    Simon and Willem De Passe

    9993 Charles I Antique Silver Box

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    A charming piece of early silver. An antique silver counter box of cylindrical form, the openwork sides pierced with fanciful birds and scrolling foliage. The cover has a bust portrait of Charles I, the base has a bust portrait of Henrietta Maria. This box has no counters.

  • 1683

    John Duck

    9991 Charles II Antique Silver Beaker

    £11,950

    An early English antique sterling silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Dating from the late 1600’s. Charmingly flat chased with an exuberant scene of exotic birds and foliage in the Chinese style known as “chinoiserie”. To the front there are hand engraved initials “MFD” and the date 1684 and to the reverse are the prick engraved initials “CIE”. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 290 ml. Weight 99 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 8cm. London 1683. Maker John Duck, well known for his fine period beakers.

  • 1689

    Seth Lofthouse

    9940 William & Mary Antique Chinoiserie Silver Porringer

    £11,750

    A fascinating and rare piece of chinoiserie silver. This early English antique sterling silver porringer, or side handled cup, is flat chased with an exuberant oriental scene incorporating Chinese people and exotic birds. The large bowl, of circular form with flared lip, is ideal for use as a drinking cup or for displaying flowers. Weight 482 grams, 14.4 troy ounces. Height 12.3cm. Diameter 14cm. Spread across the handles 21.5cm. London 1689. Maker Seth Lofthouse. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1750

    Modin

    9929 Antique Swedish Silver Beaker

    £950

    Of sporting interest. An antique silver beaker of tapering form, the lower body is embossed and chased all round with a boar hunting scene. Small size. Gilded to the top rim, base and interior. Contains 150 ml. Weight 57 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 8.9cm. Diameter 7.5c, (top), 4.4cm (base). Stamped underneath with Swedish silver marks for Sundersvall. Maker J.P Modin. Circa 1750.

  • Circa 1760

    William Cafe

    9440 George II Silver Harlequin Taperstick

    £1,650

    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.

  • 1761

    Emick Romer

    9755 George III Silver Chinoiserie Tea Caddy

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    A fine example of an antique silver caddy box of bombe form with a side hinged lid and standing on scrolling feet. The sides are embossed with charming scenes of Chinese daily life. The lid finial is in the form of a mother and baby. Weight 366 grams, 11.7 troy ounces. Height 16cm. Body measurements at maximum – width 9.2cm, depth 8cm. London 1761. Maker Emick Romer. Sterling silver.

  • 1764

    John Schuppe

    9934 George III Silver Cow Creamer

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    An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The cavity below the lid is filled with cream which is poured out through the cow’s mouth using the curled tail as a handle. Simple figuring and naive expressive face. The body is all over chased with a charmingly realistic hairy finish. Weight 132 grams, 4.2 troy ounces. Spread 14.5cm. Height 9.5cm (top of horns), 7.6cm (top of back). London 1764. Maker John Schuppe. Sterling silver.

  • 1773

    John Lautier

    8086 George III Silver Fox Stirrup Cup

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    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.

  • 1790

    Henry Greene

    9744 George III Silver Shell Dishes

    £1,150

    A pretty pair of antique silver butter dishes in the form of a scallop shell. Simple design with a plain reed border. Charming little whelk shell feet. Weight 233 grams, 7.45 troy ounces. Each measures 14.1×13.1cm. Height 3.5cm. London 1788/90. Maker Henry Green. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1795

     

    9791 George III Old Sheffield Plate Globe Inkstand

    £1,250

    A rare and collectible conversation piece made in Old Sheffield plate. This elegant novelty inkstand, made to sit on an 18th century Englishman’s desk, is in the form of a globe and by pressing down the top finial the two flaps open to reveal four Bristol blue glass bottles. Two bottles are for ink, one for pounce (a fine powder to dry the ink) and a fourth to keep spare nibs. The centre rim is decorated with swags and lions masks. Height 27cm. Diameter 14cm. Bottle height 5cm. Unmarked. Old Sheffield plate. Circa 1795.

  • Circa 1800

     

    9601 Antique Continental Silver Box

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    An antique silver box of interesting design. The lift off cover has a finial shaped as an antique soldier figure raised on a tall column. Heavy quality. The body has a deep chased foliate decoration. Weight 533 grams, 17.1 troy ounces. Height 9.6 cm, 20 cm to top of finial. Top measures 13 x 8 cm. Stamped with continental silver marks, assay scrape to the base. Circa 1800.

  • Circa 1800

    Joseph Taylor

    9856 George III Silver Caddy Spoon

    £235

    A charming little antique silver spoon with wire scroll handle, the bowl fashioned as a leaf. Weight 8 grams. Length 7cm. Width 3 cm. Lion mark only. This type of spoon was generally made in Birmingham. Maker probably Joseph Taylor. Circa 1800.

  • 1807

    Peter & William Bateman

    8216 George III Silver Tea Caddy

    £1,950

    A fine antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain circular form having a central divider and lock (no key). An attractive feature is the decorative finial in the form of a Chinese gentleman holding a fish. The decoration is particularly fine, with gadroon edge borders and concentric bands of hand engraved leaf motifs, greek key design and basket weave. Weight 698 grams, 22.4 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cm. Diameter 16 cm. London 1807. Maker Peter & William Bateman.

  • 1813

    David Solomon

    9985 George III Antique Silver Taperstick

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    A fine Regency taperstick in cast silver with a gilt finish. This antique figural candle holder is beautifully modelled as a gentleman or “dandy”. Ideal for a desk or table decoration. Weight 218 grams, 7 troy ounces. Height 15.1cm. Base diameter 7.7cm. London 1813. Maker David Solomon.

  • 1818

    Edward Farrell

    9916 Regency Silver Coffee Pot

    £8,750

    An outstanding quality antique silver coffee pot of gourd form, the body depicting Dutch tavern scenes after David Teniers, deeply chased in relief. Made by Edward Farrell, one of the most innovative silversmiths of the day. The fabulous spout, in the form of a dragon with outstretched wings, is very rare and unrecorded. The drunken revellers are drinking, playing music and dancing in the company of serving wenches, dogs and a caged bird. The lid finial depicts a man reclining with his dog, drinking and smoking a long pipe. This very heavy pot weighs 1394 grams, 44.8 troy ounces. Height 25.5cm. Spread 22.5cm. London 1818. Maker Edward Farrell.

  • 1834

    William Barber

    9978 Antique Silver Jug

    £695

    A magnificent antique sterling silver cream jug with a bright gilt interior; the handle formed as two intertwined serpents. To the front and back there are classical scenes of the god Neptune with sea horses and mermen. Weight 355 grams, 11.4 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm (to top of handle). Width 11.5cm. Spread 15.8cm. London 1834. Maker William Barber. Sterling silver.

  • 1845 - 1847

    Daniel & Charles Houle

    9625 Victorian Silver Shell Dishes

    £495

    A pretty pair of small sterling silver dishes of shell form, each with a shell handle and raised on small hoof feet. Gilt interiors. Suitable for butter or sweets. Engraved to the front with a matching crest. Weight 197 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Tops measure 10 x 11.3 cm. London 1845/7. Maker Daniel & Charles Houle.

  • 1846

    Edward Barnard & Sons

    9822 Antique Silver Cream Pail

    £650

    A good quality antique silver cream pail with swing handle and gadroon borders. Very pretty and multi purpose. The charmingly pierced decoration shows a cow grazing in the forest with flying birds, a house, beehive, and windmill. With removable blue glass liner. Weight of silver 174 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Height 8cm, 12cm with handle. Diameter 7.3cm. London 1846. Maker John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd).

  • 1848

    Charles‚ Thomas and George Fox

    9413 Antique Silver Owl Mustard Pot

    £3,850

    A fine and rare antique sterling silver novelty mustard pot in the form of an owl. With realistically chased plumage, a hinged cover and red glass button eyes. Fitted with a blue glass liner. Weight 184 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 6.3 cms. London 1848. Maker Charles Thomas & George Fox.

  • 1849

    Elkington

    8994 Antique Silver Plated Ink Stand

    £350

    A fine quality antique inkstand with an oval pierced gallery. Silver plated. To the centre the cherub figure is holding a taper stick and can be removed to use the circular box below for pen nibs etc. The two crystal faceted ink bottles have silver plated tops and cut star bases. Length 26cms, width 20cms. The edge of the nib box has silver plate marks for Elkington & Co; date cypher for 1849.

  • Circa 1850

     

    9718 Antique Silver Dog Collar

    £1,750

    A 19th century silver dog collar with green leather lining. Adjustable to 2 different sizes with a retaining padlock and two bells. Hand engraved with scroll decoration. Diameter 9.5cm and 9 cm. Unmarked silver – tested. Probably English. Circa 1850.

  • Circa 1856

     

    9948 Antique Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

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    Of nautical interest. A charming antique silver mounted cowrie shell snuff box with flush hinged cover, decorated with bright cut engraving and engraved dedication ” P. Ferguson 1856″. Particularly nice is the unusual carved shell decoration featuring a sailing ship with full rigging and the Forget me Not inscription. Length 8cm. Width 5.8cm. Height 4cm. The silver is unmarked as is common with these boxes. Probably Scottish. Circa 1856.

  • 1858 - 1900

    George Unite

    9361 Antique Silver Novelty Salts

    £795

    A delightful set of three antique silver condiments, each in the form of a knight’s helmet. The visor moves up and down to open and close the salt pot. Gilded interiors. Total silver weight 195 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. One salt London 1858, height 6.4cm, diameter 5.1 cm. Two salts London 1900, height 6.6cm, diameter 5.2cm. All made by George Unite.

  • Circa 1860

     

    8981 Antique Gold Portrait Box - Napoleon

    £950

    An antique wooden box with an inset portrait of Napoleon, hand painted and signed “Delaroche”, within an ivory surround. The burr wood is particularly attractive. The gold interior has French gold stamps. Diameter 8.7cm. Circa 1860. 15 carat gold or higher.

  • 1861

    George Angell

    8658 Antique Silver Model Chariot and Horses

    £6,750

    An outstanding piece of decorative silver. An antique sterling silver pair of galloping horses pulling a wheeled chariot. All mounted on a heavy solid silver base with naturalistic decoration, standing on four turned wooden feet. Excellent quality and good heavy weight. Probably it is just a decorative piece however the chariot could possibly be used for serving – the shape isn’t suitable for holding a bottle (see photo). Weight 1506 grams, 48.4 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. Base 33 x 16 cms. London 1861. Maker George Angell

  • 1869

    Charles Stuart Harris

    9353 Victorian Silver Dog Pepper

    £975

    A charming novelty sterling silver pepperette in the form of Punch and Judy’s dog “Toby”. Wearing his distinctive trademark bowler hat and the ruffle collar with tassles. Detachable head and glass eyes. Underneath there is a Victorian lozenge registration mark. Total weight 58 grams, just under 2 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. London 1869. Maker Charles Stuart Harris.

  • Circa 1870

    Leeching

    9811 Antique Chinese Silver Mug

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    A fantastic little silver christening mug with the original bright gilt interior. The body is applied with charming scenes of Chinese figures going about their daily life. The handle is shaped in the form of a dragon. To the front is a shield with the name “Joyce”. Contains 170 ml. Weight 149 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm/10cm. Diameter of top 5.4cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks for Leeching, Canton, Hong Kong & Shanghai. Circa 1870.

  • Circa 1880

    Johann S Kurz

    8654 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

    £7,750

    A fantastic pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. Gilded silver (slightly worn) with jewelled beads. The knights have carved bakalite faces and helmets with hinged visors which can be opened and closed; in the right hand they each hold a jousting pole, or lance, and in the left they clasp the horse’s reins. The models are very intricate with many separate pieces assembled together. The bases have a naturalist finish. Although similar in size and stance, these models have slight differences. One horse carries a plume on the crest of its head whereas the other sports a bird figure on the head. Weight 1405 and 1411 grams, total weight 2816 grams, 90.5 troy ounces. Height 25 and 25.5cm. Spread 20cm excluding the lance. Base 16 x 8cm. Maker Johann S Kurz. Hanau, Germany. Circa 1880.

  • Circa 1880

     

    9754 Pair of Austrian Silver and Ivory Harvester Figurines

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    A very fine quality pair of antique Viennese carved ivory figures, studded with gemstones, and mounted on enamelled silver pedestal bases. Each figure carries a silver and enamel wickerwork pannier and holds a silver basket filled with hardstone fruits. The man also holds a pearl and gemstone mounted silver walking stick. The enamelled silver bases are studded with large stones and mounted with dark blue hardstone tops. Height 23.5/21.5cm. Base 11.5 x 11cm. Silver marked with Austrian control marks. Vienna, circa 1890.

  • 1886

     

    7481 Antique Silver Card Case

    £875

    An antique sterling silver card case with hinged top and all over embossed scroll decoration. To the front there is a deep relief representation of the Scott Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland. On the back there is a vacant central cartouche. Weight 70 grams. Height 10 cm. Width 7 cm. Birmingham 1886. Makers mark indistinct.

  • 1887

    Mappin

    9587 Antique Silver Jardiniere

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    A large and imposing antique silver bowl or wine cooler. Heavy gauge silver. Decorative side handles in the Art Nouveau style. To the front there is a deep relief fairy tale scene from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The interior is gilded. Weight approx. 3700 grams, 118 troy ounces. Height 27 cm, 31 cm to top of handle. Spread 51 cm. English sterling silver. London 1887. Maker John Newton Mappin.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9286 Antique Silver Wager Cup

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    An antique silver model of a windmill mounted on a wine cup. Hand engraved. Beautifully constructed with multiple moving parts. The windmill house is reached by a staircase with two sculptured figures climbing up, on one side there is a man peeping out of a small window. The revolving windmill sails connect to the clock hands on the other side and both move together. The roof is mounted with a revolving flag, a tiny bird and a sculptured finial. There is a horn which is non-functional. Weight 203 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Height 22.5 cm. Diameter of cup 8.5 cm. Fully stamped with Dutch silver marks fpr Amsterdam. Circa 1890.

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