8981 Antique Gold Portrait Box - Napoleon
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.
9624 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull
An antique horn snuff mull with a broad silver mount embossed with thistles. The hinged lid is inset with a large citrine gemstone. Spread 14.5 cm. Diameter 6.5 cm. Unmarked silver. Probably Scottish circa 1860.
9842 Antique Silver Shaving Brush
A good quality gentleman’s silver shaving brush which dismantles for travelling. Beautifully engraved. Real badger hair brush. The workmanship is excellent and the piece dismantles and screws back perfectly. Total weight 58 grams (includes the brush), under 2 troy ounces. Length 8.8cm, 14.5cm extended. Diameter 2cm. London 1863. Made by Pittway Bros.
9318 Victorian Silver Vinaigrette
Possibly of military interest. A rare barrel shaped antique silver vinaigrette with combination scent bottle and pill box. The vinaigrette has a pretty pierced gilt grill. The quality of this piece is exceptional; the scent flask having a screw lid with integral carrying chain, the two boxes retain their original bright gilt interior. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounce. Height 5 cm. Width 5 cm. London 1870. Maker “JB”, probably John Brashier. Sterling silver.
8830 Victorian Folding Biscuit Box
A decorative version of the antique silver plated folding biscuit box. It opens to reveal a stunning gilt interior. Attractive shell shape with a decorative cast border frame. The pierced grills keep the biscuits in place and can be lifted to access the contents. Silver plated. Height 24.5 cms. Width 21.5 cms. Underneath there is the unicorn mark for the Cheltenham and Company Ltd, Sheffield, UK. Silver plate on copper. Circa 1875.
John Septimus Beresford
9994 Antique Silver Tea Caddies
A magnificent pair of antique silver tea caddy boxes of cannister form with lift off lids. Large size and good gauge silver. Gilt finish. Britannia standard silver. The body is beautifully ornamented with cherubs, swags, acanthus leaf and other classical motifs on a hand chased matted background. Each box has an armorial engraved to the front and a monogram of old fashioned initials to the reverse. Total weight 841 grams, 27 troy ounces. Height 16.7m. Base 8 x 8cm. London 1880. Maker John Septimus Beresford.
7481 Antique Silver Card Case
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.
B Neresheimer & Sohnes
8259 Antique German Silver Double Box
An unusual silver box with domed hinged lids to top and bottom and a double compartment. To each side there are embossed interior scenes of people in old fashioned clothing; drinking, playing musical instruments and relaxing with animals. Original gilt interior. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cm. Top measures 7 x 4.5 cm. Marked inside the base with the pseudo marks of Wolf & Knell founded in 1887, merged in 1914 with Gebruder Glaser to form Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken. Hanau, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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