Figural, Models

Beautiful lifelike models of people and objects in solid silver
Novelty items

Silverware with figural ornament

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Figural, Models

Beautiful lifelike models of people and objects in solid silver
Novelty items

Silverware with figural ornament

  • Circa 1635

    Simon and Willem De Passe

    9993 Charles I Antique Silver Box


    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


    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


    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 1690

    Ferrn Family

    10210 Antique German Silver Beaker


    An antique continental silver cup with charming decoration with scenes of cherubs drinking, dancing and fishing, interspersed between deeply chased panels of embossed flowers and foliate scrolls. Gilt interior and exterior bands top and bottom. Contains 300 ml. Weight 110 grams, 3.53 troy ounces. Height 9.3cm. Diameter 7.4cm (top) and 6.2cm (base). Height 9.3cm. Made in Nurnberg, Germany. Maker Ferrn Family, their cups are known for having realistically chased and embossed flower decorations. Circa 1690. Silver grade 13 loth.

  • Circa 1700


    9029 Antique Spanish Silver Wall Plaque


    A highly decorative piece of early continental silver. An antique sterling silver figural plaque in high relief with gilt highlights. The scene, taken from the Old Testament of the Bible, depicts the story of Abraham and Isaac. Height 46cm. Width 27.5cm. Stamped in many places with 2 continental silver marks. Probably Spanish circa 1700.

  • 1700


    9712 Antique German Silver Dish


    An interesting piece of early German silver with a tobacco smoking scene to the centre. Original gilt interior. The little dish, or wine taster, has scalloped borders and scrolled side handles. Embossed to the centre is the figure of a man in 17th century clothing and smoking a giant pipe; a brazier stands on the table to the left. The cartouche is formed from embossed dots and foliage in typical 17thcentury style. Weight 95 grams, 3 troy ounces. Width across handles 13.15cm. Height 3.1cm. Top 12.8cm. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Augsburg circa 1700. Maker probably “IK” unidentified.

  • Circa 1720

    David Willaume

    10362 George II Antique Silver Jug


    An interesting little antique silver cream jug formed of an auricular shell with a ribbed serpent scroll handle and raised on a dragon support. Exquisite workmanship and very heavy gauge silver. Faint traces of original gilding. Contains 75ml. Weight 252g, 8.1 troy oz. Height 10.4cm (top of handle)/9cm (lip). Spread 10.8cm. Foot 5.3 x 4.1cm. Unmarked silver. Probably David Willaume. Circa 1720.

  • Circa 1760

    William Cafe

    9440 George II Silver Harlequin Taperstick


    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


    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.

  • 1798

    Samuel Pemberton

    8663 Antique Silver Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon


    A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button with the initial “G” in old fashioned script. Weight 8 grams. Measures 5.5 x 3.8 cms. Birmingham 1798. No maker’s mark* but almost certainly made in Birmingham by Samuel Pemberton. For a similar example see ‘Caddy Spoons, an Illustrated Guide’ by John Norrie, plate 95c.

  • Circa 1800


    9601 Antique Continental Silver Box


    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 1804

    Robert Garrard

    6215 George III Antique Silver Butter Shells by Robert Garrard


    A delightful pair of antique sterling silver scallop shell dishes with a crest of an emu engraved to the top of the hand grip. Lovely simple design. Pretty little whelk shell feet. Excellent condition and good gauge silver. Weight 144 grams, 4.6 troy ounces. Each measures 10 x 10.5cm. London 1804. Maker Robert Garrard.

  • 1810 - 1811

    John Mewburn

    10258 George III Antique Silver Salts


    A fine pair of antique sterling silver salt dishes formed as scallop shells mounted on naturalistic turtle shell bases. Heavy cast gilt silver. The detailed workmanship on these is quite exceptional. Each is hand engraved to the front with a bird crest. Weight 555 grams, 17.8 troy ounces. Height 8.5/4.7cm. Width 10.5cm. London 1810/11. Maker John Mewburn. Sterling silver. 19th century.

  • 1813

    David Solomon

    9985 George III Antique Silver Taperstick


    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


    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.

  • Circa 1830


    8852 Antique Augsburg Silver Goblet


    An antique silver figural cup with embossed decoration to the bowl and foot. The central column support is a model of a continental gentleman in old fashioned clothes and holding a staff. Contains 150 ml. Weight 200 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 19.5 cms. Diameter 9 cms. Marked on the top of the foot with German silver marks for Augsburg. Circa 1830.

  • 1830

    Paul Storr

    10226 Pair of Antique Silver Salts


    A pair of superb quality silver salt cellars by the world famous English silversmith Paul Storr. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this sought after maker. Each rococo sea shell is supported on three conch shell feet and has the original bright gilt interior. Hand engraved to the front is a crest of a hand clutching a dagger. Total weight 255 grams, 8.1 troy ounces. Height 5cm. Top measures 10x9cm. London 1830. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1831

    William Ker Reid

    10249 George IV Antique Silver Salts


    A beautiful pair of silver salt cellars beautifully modelled in the form of scrolling sea shells, each supported by three conch shell feet. Good weight. Attractive gilt finish. Total weight 347 grams, 11.1 troy ounces. Height 4.7cm. Top measures 9.6×10.1cm. London 1831. Maker William Ker Reid. Sterling silver. 19th century.

  • 1835

    Rawlings & Summers

    8714 Georgian Silver Book Vinaigrette


    A very attractive antique sterling silver vinaigrette in the form of a book with an opening lid. The interior has the original gilding. The finely pierced grill is decorated with birds, flowers and scrolls. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Measures 4 x 2.8 cms. Height 0.8 cms. London 1835. Maker Rawlings and Summers.

  • 1835

    Robert Hennell II

    9578 William IV Antique Silver Salts


    A fantastic quality set of four antique silver salts each modelled as a large open shell supported on three little shell feet. Light internal gilding. Total weight 1366 grams, 43.9 troy ounces. Height 4.5 cm. Top 12 x 8.5 cm. London 1835. Maker Robert Hennell II

  • 1838 - 1872

    Robert Garrard II

    9037 Antique Silver Salts – Novelty Mermaid


    A fine quality set of three antique sterling silver salt cellars modelled as a mermaid draped in a fishing net and holding a giant sea shell. Heavy cast silver. Original gilt finish. Hand engraved inside the bowl of the salt is a stylistic monogram below a ducal coronet. Total weight 1039 grams, 33.4 troy ounces. Height 5.5cm. Width 9.5cm. Depth 9cm. One is made by Robert Garrard, London 1838. The other pair, an identical copy, is by Henry William Curry, London 1872.

  • Circa 1840


    9310 Antique Silver Bell


    An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical young man. Weight 265 grams, 8.5 troy ounces. Height 12.7 cm. Diameter 4 cm. Stamped round the base with Italian silver stamps for Rome. Circa 1840.

  • Circa 1840


    5131 Pair of Antique Cherub Compotes


    A magnificent lot. A pair of fine quality antique gilt ormolu bronze cherubs mounted with cut crystal dishes. Absolutely charming, these period figures have a good weight and presence. Height 42 cms. Diameter of glass dish 30 cms. Circa 1840.

  • Circa 1840


    6370 Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder


    An excellent antique silver toothpick holder in the form of a male figure holding up a branch with a peacock. On the body and outstretched wings of the bird are the little holes to put the toothpicks. A very charming piece. Weight 250 grams, 8 troy ounces. Height 21.5 cms. Base 7.7 cms x 7.5 cms. Unmarked silver. Portuguese or possibly South American. Circa 1840.

  • 1842

    Joseph Willmore

    8381 Antique Silver Vinaigrette


    An excellent quality antique sterling silver vinaigrette with a gilt finish. The cast cathedral top has a deep relief representation of York Minster. The reverse side has a crisp engine turned finish with a central cartouche (uninscribed). The interior is finely gilded and the grill is pierced and engraved with pluming scrolls, flowers and leaves. Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounce. Height 1.2 cms. Length 4.5 cms. Width 3.2 cms. Birmingham 1842. Maker Joseph Willmore.

  • 1843

    Edward Smith

    8847 Antique Silver Pedlar Snuff Box


    A fine quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a bright gilt finish. The top has a high relief decoration of a pedlar in old fashioned costume selling his wares in a crowded market. The sides and base have a crisp engine turned finish. Original bright gilt interior. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5×5.5 cms. Height 2.2 cms (top of box), 3 cms (top of pedlar). Birmingham 1843. Maker Edward Smith. Retailer Elkington & Co.

  • 1845 - 1847

    Daniel & Charles Houle

    9625 Victorian Silver Shell Dishes


    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.

  • 1850


    6412 Continental Silver Miniature Wager Cup


    An antique silver model of a marriage cup having a queen in a crinoline dress with attractive decorative skirt and apron. Excellent quality and good weight. Small size. Parcel gilt. Weight 44 grams, 1.4 troy ounce. Height 10.25 cms. Diameter of base cup 3.5 cms. Stamped on the bottom of the skirt with continental silver marks. The small cup is stamped “13”. Circa 1850.

  • Circa 1856


    9948 Antique Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box


    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.

  • Circa 1857

    Allan & Hayes

    9609 Antique Indian Silver Mug


    Of colonial interest. An excellent quality large silver tankard with all over grape vine decoration. Very large and heavy. Original bright gilt interior. Applied cast silver foot and handle with bark detail. To the front is an inscription in old fashioned script. Contains 900 ml. Weight 819 grams, 26.3 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cm. Diameter of top 10 cm. Spread across handle 15.5 cm. Circa 1857. Stamped underneath with the maker Allan & Hayes – colonial silversmiths working in Calcutta, India during the mid 19th century.

  • 1858 - 1900

    George Unite

    9361 Antique Silver Novelty Salts


    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.

  • 1858

    Hunt & Roskell

    9500 Antique Silver Hunting Jug


    Of sporting interest. A Victorian sterling silver flagon with hinged lid and scroll handle. The body has a deep relief hunting scene with horses and riders hunting to hounds. The lid has a dog finial. Gilt interior. Contains 1400 ml. Weight 1039 grams. Height 26.5cm. Spread 21.5cm. London 1858. Maker Hunt & Roskell, late Storr & Mortimer.

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