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  • 1898

    John George Smith

    9666 Antique Silver Cow Creamer

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    An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. Nicely figured with red glass eyes and naive expressive face. Weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 7cm. Length 12cm. Dutch silver with English import marks for London 1898, retailer John George Smith.

  • 1899

     

    9309 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish which opens into a box. The fish’s mouth also opens. Beautifully articulated. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Glass eyes. Weight 117 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Length 14.5 cm. Width 6 cm. Stamped on the tail fin with continental silver marks and a London import mark for 1899.

  • 1899

    Robert Pringle

    9548 Antique Silver Matchstriker

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    A funky little collectible item. An antique silver match striker in the form of a boot. The container is fashioned in glass, the top strip has a rough finish so it can be used to strike a match, the rim has a sterling silver rim. Height 7cm. Spread 6.5cm. London 1899. Maker Robert Pringle & Sons.

  • 1900

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    8347 Antique Miniature Silver Childs Toy Horse Pepper

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    A very rare example of a novelty silver pepper pot in the form of a child’s pull along toy. A very charming piece of collectors silver and fully functional. The pepperette is filled with pepper by removing the head. The pepper is poured from the chest of the horse. Even the wheels turn. The head and saddle are engraved with prick dots. Weight 21 grams. Height 5.2 cms. Length 4.2 cms. Chester 1900. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8491 Antique Continental Silver Cow Creamer

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    An antique silver cream jug in the form of a model cow. The flap with a bee on the cow’s back lifts to fill the jug with cream which is poured out of the cow’s mouth. Simple figuring and naive expressive face. Weight 137 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Length 14 cms. Marked underneath with German silver marks, crown and moon, and the Augsburg mark. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8498 Antique German Silver Peacock

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    An unusual antique sterling silver model of a peacock with outstretched wings. The head is detachable, the eyes are inset with ruby glass stones, and each feather is mounted with semi precious glass stones. Beautiful realistic modelling. Good weight and colour. Weight 585 grams, 18.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 18 cms. Base 15 x 7 cms. Marked on the feathers with continental Hanau silver marks. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8839 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. Weight 1490 and 1507 grams, total weight 2997 grams, 96.3 troy ounces. Height 30 cms. Spread 37.5 cms including the lance. Base 20.5 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown and moon, and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    8993 Antique Chinese Silver Cigar Case

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    An unusual antique silver case for three cigars beautifully decorated with an embossed dragon in deep relief. Weight 114 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Length 13 cms. Width 6.5 cms. Marked on the inside clip with Chinese silver stamps. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    9311 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish which opens into a box. The fish’s mouth also opens. Beautifully flexible and articulated body. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Glass eyes. Weight 57 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Length 12.7 cm. Width 4 cm. Stamped inside the box with German silver marks, 800 grade, crown and moon. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    Wang Hing

    9315 Antique Chinese Silver Cocktail Shaker

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    A large size antique sterling silver cocktail shaker with a hammered finish. An applied decoration of a dragon, blowing fire from his mouth, curls all the way round the shaker. The large top comes off to fill the ingredients and the little top cup comes off for pouring and also serves as a drinks measure. Weight 476 grams, 30.5 troy ounces. Height 22 cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks. Maker Wang Hing. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    5034 Pair of German Silver "Kitten" Salts

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    A pretty pair of antique continental silver salts mounted with kittens. Heavy cast silver. Weight 380 grams, 12.2 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Base measures 9 x 5 cms. Spread 11 cms. Continental silver mark for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • 1900

     

    5856 Antique Silver Model Fox

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    An attractive antique cast sterling silver model of a fox sitting on a tree stump with his paw raised. The craftsmanship of this piece is excellent with realistic fur and a delightful expression on the fox’s face. Weight 301 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Height 13 cms, base 8 x 8.5 cms. Clear English import hallmarks to the front of the base for London 1900. Makers mark WM.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    6148 Antique Silver Table Bird

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    An excellent quality antique silver model of a bird with articulated wings. Good weight and extremely fine detail. Weight 730 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Length 36cm. Height 13cm. German silver marks on the edge of the tail for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    George Adam Scheid

    6537 Antique Austrian Silver Fox Head Cigar Cutter

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    An antique silver mounted ivory cigar cutter modelled as a fox head. A very impressive piece. The head with blue glass eyes, the mouth opening to reveal the cutter, push-button release. Ivory tusk body with a silver spine. Length 29.5 cms. Austrian silver stamps for George Adam Scheid, Vienna circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    7776 Antique German Silver Neff Sailing Ship

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    This is a superb solid silver galleon ship, known as a Nef), with a tall mast having multi section sails, a manned crows nest and rigging. The deck is beautifully modelled with people and equipment – to the rear the captain is steering the ship’s wheel with a lantern behind him, and on the prow a sailor is standing next to the ships cannon, the anchor hangs below. Around the edge of the deck there is a pierced gallery decorated with cherubs and flowers.

    The top section of the Neff can be removed from the hull. The hull of the ship is finely chased with cherubs and leaves, flowers and scrolls and the interior is gilded. The ship stands on four decorative wheels.

    Weight 577 grams, 18.5 troy ounces. Height 24.5 cms. Spread 25 cms. Top of the hull measures 18 x 6 cms. The hull has a set of German hallmarks with maker’s mark for Neresheimer. The bottom edge of the top section has the silver grade “13”. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    Luen Wo

    7777 Antique Chinese Silver Goblet YI AN 饴安

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    An unusual sterling silver goblet with a globular bowl raised on a tall slender column. Attractive embossed decoration of a dragon curled around the outside. Weight 201 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 17 cm. Diameter of top 5.25 cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks for Luen Wo, Shanghai. The artisan workshop mark is YI AN 饴安. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    7893 Antique Continental Silver Marriage Cup

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    A rare form of this highly collectible item modelled as a lady with a crinoline dress with a beautifully engraved skirt. However, to the other side the figure has the face of a man. The cup is hinged with long arms which swivels so that the top half rotates under which there is a second small cup. This can then be used as a traditional marriage cup. Weight 54 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Height 7 cms. Diameter of base cup 4 cms. Spread when open 10.5 cms. Marked around the base with a Dutch control mark. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8200 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. The knights have faux ivory 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 such as the sword, jousting pole, sword, stirrups and horse bridal. The bases have a naturalist finish representing a grassy field with frogs and lizards and around the bottom edge there is a pierced silver panel with trailing foliage.
    Although similar in size and stance, these models are significantly different in the decoration of the war horse armour and head embellishments. One horse carries a tall plumed cone on the crest of its head and bears a heraldic plaque on its haunches whereas the other sports a bird figure on the head and lacks any armorial detail.
    Weight 1474 and 1465 grams, total weight 2939 grams, 94.5 troy ounces. Height 34 cms. Spread 18.5 cms excluding the lance. Base 20.3 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown, moon, silver purity mark “800” (800/1000) and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

     

    9575 Antique Silver Horse and Rider

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    A good quality German silver model of a horse with the rider dressed in armour and having a bakelite face. Good figurative detail. The base and harness are studded with coloured stones. Weight 460 grams, 14.7 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cm. Base – length 15 cm, width 8.5 cm. Marked on the tail with “Sterling Germany” and the sterling silver grade 925. Circa 1900.

  • 1900

    Berthold Muller

    9688 Antique Silver Model Dog

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    A charming model of a German shepherd dog in sterling silver. Large size. Very realistic. Beautiful expressive face. He’s standing in a relaxed, somewhat expectant pose, with his tongue out and tail outstretched. The quality of the workmanship is excellent, you can even see where the fur has been ruffled by his stud collar. Heavy gauge silver. Weight 690 grams, 22.1 troy ounces. Height 15.6cm. Spread 20.8cm. English silver hallmarks for London import 1900. Retailer Berthold Muller.

  • 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    9941 Antique Silver Bear Decanter

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    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.

  • Circa 1900

     

    10175 Antique Silver Fish Box

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    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.

  • 1901

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    8349 Antique Miniature Silver Coffee Pot Pepper

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    A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Queen Anne side handled coffee pot. Typical circa 1700 design with oval tapering sides, straight spout, and turned wooden side handle. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 7.5cm. Spread 6.3cm. Diameter of base 3cm. Chester 1901. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.

  • 1901

    Horton & Allday

    8392 Antique Silver Throne Pin Cushion

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    An unusual antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey in London. This was made in 1296 for King Edward I to enclose the famous Stone of Scone; the original is made of solid oak and stands on 4 gilt lions. Height 4 cms. Width 2.5 cms.Depth 1.25 cms. Birmingham 1901. Maker Horton & Allday. Sterling silver.

  • 1901

    John George Piddington

    8444 Antique Continental Silver Musician on Donkey

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    A rare antique sterling silver model of a travelling musician seated on a donkey. Mounted with semi precious stones on his clothing, the harness and the base. Beautiful modelling, this piece needs to be seen in real life to appreciate the quality. Good weight and colour. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Spread 18 cms. Base 15 x 7 cms. Marked on the base with both the original continental Hanau silver marks (high grade 930 silver) and also London import hallmarks for 1901. Importer John George Piddington.

  • 1902

    Adie & Lovekin

    8332 Antique Silver Pig Pin Cushion

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    A super size antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a pig with a curly tail. Weight 98 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Height 4.5 cms. Length 8.5 cms. Marked underneath for Birmingham 1902. Maker possibly Adie and Lovekin Ltd.

  • 1903

    Crisford & Norris

    8659 Antique Silver Dog Rattle and Whistle

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    A novelty sterling silver whistle and rattle baby item modelled with the head of a dog, complete with a whistle, bell and ivory teething ring. Total weight 12 grams, less than half a troy ounce. Dog measures5 x 2.5 cms. Ring diameter 3.5 cms. Birmingham 1903. Maker Crisford & Norris.

  • 1904

     

    8248 Antique Silver Model Pig

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    A nice little antique sterling silver pig sitting on his haunches. Weight 23 grams. Length 7.8 cms. Height 2.4 cms. Import marks under the head for London 1904. No makers mark.

  • 1906

    Maurice Freeman

    8558 Antique Silver Harlequin Sugar Nips

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    A decorative pair of antique sterling silver sugar tongs in the form of Harlequin suspended from two coiled snakes which form the sugar nip handles. Weight 45 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Spread across handles 5 cms. Marked on the handle for London 1906. Maker Maurice Freeman.

  • 1906

    Britten Gould & Co

    8814 Antique Silver Hedgehog Pin Cushion

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    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.

  • 1906

    John George Piddington

    9671 Antique Silver Fish Snuff Box

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    A rare Victorian novelty silver antique fish with 2 compartments. One is inside the head and is accessed when the mouth opens. The other is inside the body and is accessed when the head opens. Large size. Beautifully articulated. Naturalistic engraved detail and scales. Red glass eyes. The bottom fins serve also as stand supports. Weight 307 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Length 20.6 cm. Width 6 cm. Stamped on head and the tail fin with continental silver marks and London import mark for 1906. Importer and retailer J.G.Piddington.

  • 1909

    Gourdel Vales

    8304 Pair of Antique Silver Teddy Bear Peppers

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    Novelty silver. A pair of antique sterling silver pepper pots in the form of a teddy bear. Attractive styling. Removable heads. Total weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 3.5 cms. Birmingham 1909. Maker Gourdel Vales & Co.

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