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  • 1714

    John Farnell

    6402 George I Silver Tea Caddy

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    A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding base and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Britannia standard silver*. Excellent patina and clear marks. Weight 192 grams, 6.1 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Base 8 x 5 cms. London 1714. Maker John Farnell.

  • 1714

    John Farnell

    6795 George I Silver Tea Caddy

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    A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding top and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Britannia standard silver*. Excellent patina and clear marks. Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Base 8 x 5.75 cms. London 1714. Maker John Furnell.

  • Circa 1714

    John Swann

    9803 Antique Silver Snuff Box

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    A little period gem. A small rectangular silver snuff box with simple plain styling and gilded interior. Queen Anne or George I period. Weight 37 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Top measures 5cm x 3.5cm. Stamped inside the base with a single makers mark “IS” with the distinctive swan for John Swann. London circa 1714. Britannia standard silver.

  • 1718

    John Farnell

    10303 George I Antique Silver Tea Caddy

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    A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with the plain hexagonal design typical of the early 1700’s. The sliding top has a lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 12.6cm. Base 8.9 x 5.8cm. London 1718. Maker John Farnell. Britannia standard silver – purity 95.8%*. 18th century.

  • Circa 1720

     

    8223 Antique German Silver Spirit Funnel

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    A charming little antique silver funnel of single piece design without a pierced strainer. Funnels of this type were smaller in size and used for decanting liquor, or possibly perfume. Of plain form and having a simple band of hand engraved decoration around the top edge. Weight 32 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 5.3 cm. Diameter 5.4 cm. Marked around the edge with German silver marks for the town Augsburg. Maker ‘S’ under 2 stars (Rosenberg page 202) Circa 1720.

  • 1720

    John B Gibbs

    8609 Pair of George I Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops

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    A rare pair of antique silver tea caddy boxes with sliding lids. Britannia standard silver*. The removable cap doubles up as a tea measure. Lovely plain hexagonal design and good gauge silver. Each sliding top caddy has a hand engraved armorial, within a decorative cartouche, engraved to the front. Engraved underneath are the original owner’s initials. Total weight 328 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 9.2 x 5 cms. London 1720. Maker John Gibbons.

  • Circa 1720

     

    8869 Antique Dutch Silver Miniature Chamberstick

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    A lovely little antique silver toy chamberstick with the long handle typical of the period. It looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Length 7.2 cms. Diameter 2.7 cms. Marked underneath with a Dutch makers mark*. Hoorn, Netherlands. Circa 1700.

  • Circa 1720

    Paul de Lamerie

    10174 George II Antique Silver Bell

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    An excellent quality silver hand bell by the sought after Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. Good plain style with concentric bands around the centre and bottom rim. Heavy cast silver. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 10.2cm. Diameter 6.7cm. London circa 1720. Maker Paul de Lamerie. Britannia Standard silver, 95.8% purity.

  • 1722

    William Fleming

    9414 Antique George I Miniature Silver Mug

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    A charming little antique silver toy mug or tankard of plain form with a simple scroll handle. Engraved to the front with a lion crest. The mug looks like an exact copy of a full size original and the great attention to detail and slightly larger size than normal toys of this period indicate that it may well have been a traveller’s sample. Weight 78 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 6.1cm. Spread 7.3cm. Diameter 5cm. London 1722. William Fleming

  • 1723

    Edward Gibbons

    9133 George I Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops

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    A rare pair of antique sterling silver tea caddy boxes with sliding lids. The removable cap doubles up as a tea measure. Lovely plain hexagonal design and good gauge silver. Each sliding top caddy has a decorative cartouche hand engraved to the front. Total weight 390 grams, 12.5 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base 9 x 6 cms. London 1723. Maker Edward Gibbons.

  • Circa 1725

    David Clayton

    8861 Antique George I Silver Miniature Kettle

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    A charming little antique silver toy tea kettle. This beautiful little pot has a a circular form, a pull off lid and a hinged, raffia covered, carrying handle. The pot looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Weight 36 grams, 1.1 troy ounces. Height 4 cms to top of lid, 6 cms to top of handle. Spread 6.8 cms. Marked underneath for David Clayton, specialist toy maker. Circa 1725.

  • 1728

    John Gorsuch

    8618 Antique George II Silver Sugar Bowl

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    A rare antique sterling silver covered sugar bowl of circular form on a small spreading foot. Excellent plain design, typical of the period. In the early 18th century sugar bowls or sugar boxes nearly always had covers which, when reversed, could be used as a saucer or spoon tray. Weight 295 grams, 9.4 troy ounces. Total height 9 cms. Bowl measures – height 6.3 cms, diameter 10.5 cms. London 1728. Maker John Gorsuch.

  • 1729

    Archibald Ure

    9240 George II Silver Casket

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    A substantial Scottish sterling silver toilet box, or casket, of plain rectangular form with canted corners. Very rare. Enormous size. The hinged domed is engraved to the centre with a Barons coronet above initials “KH”. Weight 2305 grams, 74.1 troy ounces. Top measures 29.3 cm x 23 cm. Base measures 31.3 cm x 25.2 cm. Height 11.3 cm. Edinburgh 1729. Assay master and possible maker Archibald Ure.

  • Circa 1730

     

    10115 George II Antique Silver Miniature Brandy Pan

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    A charming little antique silver toy saucepan of circular bellied form with a pouring lip and ebonised wooden handle. The pot looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Owner’s initials engraved underneath. Weight 14 grams, 0.5 troy ounce. Height 3cm. Spread 7cm. Diameter at the top 5.5cm. Maker’s mark “duck”. English. Circa 1730.

  • 1731

    Gundry Roode

    9141 Antique George II Silver Tea Caddies with Sliding Tops

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    A rare pair of antique sterling silver tea caddy boxes of oval form with sliding lids. The removable cap doubles up as a tea measure. Lovely plain design and good gauge silver. Excellent patina. Each has a very sweet crest of a dog hand engraved to the front. Engraved underneath are the original owner’s initials. Total weight 353 grams, 11.3 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cm. Base 8.5 x 5.5 cm. London 1731. Maker Gundry Roode.

  • 1733

    Edward Vincent

    9695 George II Silver Box

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    A rare antique silver box of hexagonal form with a folding strapwork catch; the hinged lid having a large drop handle supported by ball finials. Of plain form and heavy gauge silver, this unusual box is extremely heavy. The interior pull out tray has two hinged lids enclosing six compartments. Possibly a spice box, although spice boxes of this period usually had a double centrally hinged lid, could also be used for cash or jewellery. Weight 1268 grams, 40.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm. Top measures 17 x 12cm. London 1733. Maker Edward Vincent. Sterling silver.

  • 1735

    James Gould

    10154 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

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    A pretty little antique silver taperstick with knopped stem and shaped rectangular base. Nice plain style. Cast silver. Weight 124 grams, 4.0 troy ounces. Height 10.8cm. Diameter of base 6.9cm. London 1735. Maker James Gould. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1740

    Dougal Ged

    8461 Georgian Silver Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

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    A highly collectible antique sterling silver and shell snuff box with a hinged lid. Length 7.5 cms, width 6 cms, height 5 cms. The silver mount bears Scottish hallmarks (badly struck) for Dougal Ged, Edinburgh assay master. Circa 1740.

  • 1741

    Elizabeth Godfrey

    10209 George II Antique Silver Inkstand

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    An exceptional early English silver inkstand of oval form with a cast shell border and raised on four cast scroll feet. Gilt finish. Good gauge silver and heavy weight. To the top are two cylindrical containers for ink and sand and a detachable candlestick mounted on a circular box. Hand engraved to the top with a coat of arms and motto “Pax in Bello” for the Osborne family; the two pots and taperstick all with a matching crest. Weight 1485 grams, 47.7 troy ounces. Height 13.25cm. Length 34.4cm. Width 22.5cm. London 1741. Maker Eliza Godfrey. Sterling silver.

  • 1742

    Peter Archambo

    9573 George II Silver Inkstand

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    A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on four ball and claw feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top are two cylindrical containers for ink and sand and a small detachable candlestick. Engraved to the top with a coat of arms, the two pots and taperstick with a crest. Weight 780 grams, 25 troy ounces. Height 9.5cm. Length 20.5cm. Width 13.5cm. London 1742. Maker Peter Archambo.

  • 1748

    Edward Wakelin

    9454 Antique George II Silver Caddy

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    A magnificent antique sterling silver tea box with a sliding top and cast silver flower finial. Very heavy cast silver design. The deep relief decoration includes flowers, shells, scrolls and a magnificent lions head and paw. After a Paul de Lamerie design. Weight 462 grams, 14.8 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm. Top 10.2 x6.7cm. London 1748. Maker Edward Wakelin for George Wickes.

  • 1748

    Samuel Taylor

    9867 George II Covered Sugar Bowl

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    A rare antique sterling silver covered sugar bowl of circular form on a small spreading foot. Excellent plain design, typical of the period. Good colour. In the early 18th century sugar bowls or sugar boxes nearly always had covers which, when reversed, could be used as a saucer or spoon tray. Weight 219 grams, 7.0 troy ounces. Total height 9cm. Bowl diameter 9.7cm. London 1748. Maker probably Samuel Taylor a specialist tea caddy and sugar bowl maker.

  • 1748

    William Gould

    10101 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

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    A delightful little antique silver taper stick with shaped base and shell corners. Cast silver. Weight 147 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 12.2cm. Base diameter 7.2cm. London 1748. Maker William Gould. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1750

     

    9674 Antique Silver Perpetual Calendar Snuff Box

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    An 18th century silver snuff box with rotating dials to both sides. Very charming and retains the interior gilding. The panels have scrolled flower and chased decoration. The top side has the rotatable “Calendarium Perpetuum” which shows the days of the week (in old German script, and marked with their planetary signs) against days of the month. The reverse side has seven readout windows described by the headings on the rotatable disk (in old German script) – 1) month of the year with its number of days, 2) the important saints’ and feast days in the month, 3) sun’s Zodiacal position (represented by amusing little hand engraved zodiac symbols), 4) length of day, 5) length of night, 6) time of sun rise, and 7) time of sunset. A good example in very good condition. 126 grams, 4 troy ounces. Length 8.4cm. Width 5.5cm. Height 2cm. German. Probably 18th century circa 1750. Unmarked silver.

  • 1751

     

    9153 Antique German Box

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    A good quality antique silver box of shaped bombe form with a hinged lid and shell thumbpiece. Probably a sugar box or tea caddy. Weight 290 grams, 9.3 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. Top measures 13.3×9.4 cm. Marked underneath with an assay scrape, Augsburg mark for 1751 and makers initials “IPM”.

  • 1751

    Joseph Smith

    7575 George II Tobacco Box

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    A charming antique sterling silver box with a detachable lid. Simple oval shape and very plain style. Hand engraved to the top is a contemporary coat of arms and the motto “ex fumo dare lucem” – “to give light from smoke”. This shape was popular from the Restoration through to the early Georgian period. Weight 124 grams, 3.98 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Width 8 cms. Height 2.5 cms. London 1751. Maker Joseph Smith I.

  • 1752

    Robert Cox

    8418 George II Tobacco Box

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    A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Length 10.75 cms. Width 8.5 cms. London 1752. Maker probably Robert Cox.

  • 1753

    Phillips Garden

    6666 Set of George II Silver Caddies by Phillip Garden

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    An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with lift off lids and finely engraved armorials . Attractive vase shape with rope border and cute little flower finial. With spiral decoration and high relief embossed flower decoration. One large caddy (originally for sugar) and a matching pair of smaller caddies (for green and black tea). Remarkable weight. Weight 929 grams, 29.8 troy ounces. Large caddy height 15 cms, diameter (inside top) 6.35 cms (bottom) 6.75 cms. Pair of smaller caddies height 15 cms, diameter (inside top) 5.5 cms (bottom) 6 cms. London 1753. Maker Phillip Garden.

  • 1754

    John Café

    10150 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

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    An attractive antique silver taperstick with hexafoil shell base, rope borders and an intricately shaped stem. Cast silver. Good size and weight. Owner’s initials “W.M” engraved underneath. Weight 180 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Height 13.3cm. Base diameter 8.7cm. London 1754. Maker John Cafe. Sterling silver.

  • 1755

    George Methuen

    9758 George II Silver Tea Caddy

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    An attractive antique silver tea box of shaped bombay form on scroll feet and having a pull off lid with bird finial. Embossed decoration of flowers and scrolls. Engraved to the front is a monogram of intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Weight 366 grams, 11.7 troy ounces. Height 16 cm. Measurements (max) width 9.2 x depth 8 cm. London 1755. Maker George Methuen. Sterling silver.

  • 1759

    Frederick Vonham

    8727 Antique George II Silver Caddies

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    An excellent quality matching set of antique sterling silver tea jars with chinoiserie decoration and original deep gilt finish. After a Paul de Lamerie design. The matching pair of rectangular caddies (for green and black tea) have sliding tops, the larger square sugar box has a hinged lid. Cast silver flower finials. The deep embossed and engraved decoration is particularly attractive; each caddy has a front and back panel decorated with a Chinese man and garden setting, the side panels with flower and foliage, the corners with shell and fish scale ornament. Heavy weight. Total weight of 3 boxes 936 grams, 30 troy ounces. Large caddy height 14.5 cms, base 10 x 6.2 cms. Pair of caddies height 14.5 cms, base 10 x 8 cms. London 1759. Maker Frederick Vonham.

  • Circa 1760

     

    8463 George III Silver Snuff Box

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    A very charming antique sterling silver snuff box of oval shape with an unusual double flap opening mechanism. Hand engraved on the lid with feather edge borders and an inscription in old fashioned script “A Gift of the Hon. Charles Hamilton To TT*. The underside is engraved with bull crest and the motto “I SAVED THE KING”. Retains the original gilt interior. Weight 75 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Top 9.5 x 3.3 cms. Height 2.1 cms. Unmarked. English, circa 1760.

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