Animal / Figural
Animal / Figural
6426 Antique Miniature Silver Double Bass
A large and very heavy antique silver model double bass. Very pretty with flowers, ladies and cherub decoration. Excellent modelling. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Length 16.5 cms. Width 5 cms. Continental silver – unmarked. Circa 1900.
B Neresheimer & Sohnes
9941 Antique Silver Bear Decanter
A splendid antique silver drinks flask in the form of a standing bear with outstretched paws. Excellent quality and heavy gauge cast silver. Very pleasing design with lifelike detail in the face and all-over chased fur. The head is removable so that the body can be used as a decanter and the head as a cup; it pours beautifully. The interior is gilded. Contains 1 litre. Weight 1407 grams, 45.2 troy ounces. Height 24.5cm. Width between the paws 13.5cm. German Hanau silver marks. Probably Neresheimer. Circa 1900.
10175 Antique Silver Fish Box
A very attractive 19th century novelty silver fish with green glass eyes and articulated body. The fish opens into a box at the neck and has an unusual snap shut mechanism. Large size and graceful style with naturalistic engraved detail and scales. The bottom fins serve also as stand supports. Weight 274 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Length 28cm. Foreign silver marks. Maker not known. Circa 1900.
10195 Antique Silver Fish
This giant silver fish box is larger than life. An excellent quality model fish, beautifully articulated, and with naturalistic engraved detail and scales. The head opens to reveal a storage box. Stunning large size. Pale gilt finish and blue enamelled eyes. The bottom fins serve also as stand supports. Weight 2180 grams, 70 troy ounces. Length 72.5 cm. Height 12 cm (to top of fin). Continental silver marks for Hanau, Germany. Circa 1900. German silver fineness is usually 800/1000. 19th century.
10250 Antique Silver Model Elephant
A charming model of an elephant with a beautiful expressive face. Medium size. Very realistic. He’s modelled in a slow lumbering pose, very relaxed, with his trunk and tusks outstretched. The figural quality of the workmanship is excellent. Weight 247 grams, 7.9 troy ounces. Height 9cm. Spread 25.7cm. Hanau, Germany. Retailer Georg Roth & Co. Circa 1900.
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.
8829 Antique Silver Model Knight
A handsome figure of a knight in full armour having a hinged visor and carved bakalite 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 12cm (to top of helmet plume), 15cm (to top of flag). Base 4.3 x 4.3cms. German silver marks and makers initials. Circa 1910.
10217 Antique Silver Table Birds
A fine pair of antique silver table ornaments modelled as game birds with long feathered tails and removable heads with coloured glass eyes. Large size and excellent weight. These pheasants are very realistic and have fine chased detail. Weight 1152 grams, 37 troy ounces. Male bird height 18cm, length 49 cm. Female bird height 16.7cm, length 47cm. Maker Georg Roth. Hanau, Germany. Circa 1910. 800 silver purity.
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.
Edward Barnard & Sons
9955 Charles II Style Antique Silver Chenets
An outstanding pair of George IV sterling silver cherub ornaments of substantial weight and presence. These silver andirons are in the 17th century style, after the models at Knowle. The vase shaped bodies support large cherub finials; one with a shovel, the other with a pair of bellows. The broad shaped bases, raised on claw feet, are chased in relief with busts and satyr masks amidst foliage. These andirons are raised on later, detachable and ebonised wood display plinths. Total weight of silver 7,664 grams, 246.3 troy ounces. Height 63.4cm, total height 73cm including the wooden stand. London 1916. Maker Edward Barnard & Sons. Sterling silver.
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.
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.
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.
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 oz. 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.
9912 Antique Silver Ostriches
A pair of antique silver model birds with finely detailed feathering and beautiful modelling. Each ostrich has the typical long neck and quirky features you’d expect from this popular bird species. Good weight and colour. Total weight 925 grams, 29.7 troy ounces. Height 17cm. Spread 15cm. Marked on the feet with the continental silver mark “800”. Probably German. Maker “SWW”. Circa 1950.
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.
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