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Miscellaneous

Here is the place to look for the unusual item which doesn’t “fit” any other category. This section also contains a selection of clocks, large decorative pieces and non-silver objects.

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Miscellaneous

Here is the place to look for the unusual item which doesn’t “fit” any other category. This section also contains a selection of clocks, large decorative pieces and non-silver objects.

  • Circa 1635

    Simon and Willem De Passe

    9993 Charles I Antique Silver Box

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    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.

  • Circa 1650

     

    9583 Antique Silver Pricket Candlesticks

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    A tall and imposing pair of antique continental silver candlesticks with baluster stems and vase sconces. Early date. The triform bases stand on shaped scroll feet. Solid silver, probably 80% pure, with loaded interior. Height 46 cm, 55 cm (overall). Stamped on one of the bases with a continental silver stamp. Italian or Netherlands. Circa 1650.

  • Circa 1650

     

    10297 17th Century Antique Silver Pomander

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    An exquisite little historical item dating back to circa 1650. The antique silver pomander of “segmented-apple” form has eight leaf-shaped loculi which unfold when the bell shaped finial is released/unscrewed. The central section has four compartments, for spice, herbs or perfume, which are fitted with small rectangular hinged doors marked with Latin names – “Nerdi” for spikenard, “Carvi” for carroway, “Macis” for Mace and “Cocco” for coconut known for its antibacterial properties. The perfume cells still retain traces of the original perfumed wax compound. Weight 33 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 4.8cm. Spread 6.6cm fully extended. The pomander is made of unmarked silver which is quite usual for a small article of this date. Probably Italian. Circa 1650.

  • 1661

    Richard Farmer

    9659 Charles II Silver Charger

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    A rare antique silver dish dating from Charles II period having the high relief embossing of animals, flowers and foliage, typical of the period. The quality of the decoration is excellent and the animals (lion, dog, stag and deer) are very charming. Weight 1172 grams, 31.1 troy ounces. Scratchweight 38=14. Diameter 41cm. London 1661. Maker “RF”, probably Richard Farmer (page 122 Jacksons Silver and Gold Marks”. Sterling silver.

  • 1675

     

    9572 Antique Charles II Silver Boxes

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    A very rare matching pair of early antique silver boxes of octagonal form, with pull off tops, dating from the reign of King Charles II. Good size and weight. Sterling silver. Simple plain form with a large hand engraved armorial within tied plumage feathers, very typical of the date. Superb antique colour. At this date boxes of this type would have originally been part of an extensive toilet service. Total weight 645 grams, 20.7 troy ounces. Height 6.3 cm. Width of top 12.7/13.5 cm. London 1675. Maker’s mark “B” – see Jackson’s page 133.

  • Circa 1680

     

    9855 17th Century Continental Silver Pomander

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    A fascinating piece of history contained in a small silver globe. This antique silver pomander of spherical form has all-over chased decoration of flowers & leaf-scrolls in low relief. The screw top unturns to release the six numbered, hinged segments with sliding covers, the interior with hand engraved flowers. The foot unscrews to reveal a secret hollow compartment. Weight 89 grams, 2.8 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm. Spread 9cm fully extended. The pomander is made of unmarked silver It is quite usual for a small article of this date to be unmarked. Probably Dutch. Circa 1680.

  • Circa 1680

     

    10325 Antique Silver Table Trivet

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    An unusual 17th century miniature table of rectangular form standing on cabriole legs. A perfect display for a small tea set or pair of candlesticks. The solid wood top, with inset armorial plaque, is mounted with a silver framework. The underside still has the original claws to hold the wood in place and the pretty little wing nuts for the silver plaque; the remains of an old collector’s label can be seen in the corner. Top measures 26.2cm x 16.4cm. Height 6.3cm. Maker “GJ”. English, circa 1680. Provincial silver. Probably East Anglian.

  • Circa 1690

     

    10335 17th century Antique Silver Scent Flask

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    A rare early English silver scent bottle with a screw top and attached chain with finger ring. The perfume flask is in the form of a miniature medieval pilgrim flask and is hand engraved with foliate decoration. The posy ring is inscribed inside “A” and “My night is all my delight” together with a little mouse figure. Weight 29 grams, just under 1 troy oz. Height 5.9cm. Width 3.1cm. Base measures 1 .8 x 1.3cm. Probably London circa 1690. Maker’s mark of E.H.

  • 1697

     

    9990 William III Antique Silver Cup

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    A very unusual antique silver chocolate cup of tapering form on a small applied foot; the simple “S” scroll handle having a beaded rat-tail decoration. The body has four panels of hand applied matting work. This rare little cup was made for drinking hot chocolate, the newly discovered drinking beverage popular c.1680-1720 – see the coloured illustration. Contains 155ml. Weight 108 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Height 7.7cm. Diameter of top 7.2cm. Spread across the handle 9cm. London 1697. Maker unknown.

  • Circa 1700

     

    9029 Antique Spanish Silver Wall Plaque

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    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.

  • Circa 1710

     

    9091 Antique Queen Anne Silver Pilgrim Flask

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    A rare early English silver drinks flask of small size in the form of a medieval pilgrim flask. Plain form and heavy gauge silver with a screw-on top and pendant chain. There is a large decorative cartouche hand engraved to both sides with an armorial to the front (probably for Underhill of Stratford-upon-Avon) and a crest of a stag to the reverse. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Width 8 cms. Unmarked English silver. Circa 1710. Illustrated in Michael Clayton’s Pictorial History of English & American Silver (see photos).

  • 1711

    David Willaume

    8936 Queen Anne Silver Shaving Jug

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    An extremely rare early English silver jug of plain oval flattened design. Britannia standard silver*. To the front is a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. This form of jug was introduced in the late 17th century and would have been used together with a shaving basin. Contains 500 ml. Weight 702 grams, 22.5 troy ounces. Height 19.8 cms (to top of thumbpiece). Spread 14.5 cms. London 1711. Maker David Willaume.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1775

    Elori-Denis Thierry

    10206 Louis XVI Antique French Gold Box

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    A superb French vari-colour gold snuff box of oval form charmingly presented with decorative applied plaques. The lid has a central love trophy of hearts, love birds, flaming torches and a mandolin; the four side plaques have gardening and musical themes. Weight 86 grams, just under 3 troy ounces. Length 6.7cm. Width 4.8cm. Height 2.5cm. Paris 1775. Maker Elori-Denis Thierry. High grade gold, 3 colours, 18 carat.

  • Circa 1780

     

    9627 Antique Continental Silver Pin

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    An interesting antique silver pin with cut out decoration. Weight 10 grams, under 1 troy ounce. Length 14.6 cm. Stamped with continental silver marks, possibly Dutch. Probably 18th century.

  • Circa 1780

     

    10236 18th Century Antique Silver Etui

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    An attractive little travelling set in a clip top silver case of tapering rectangular form. The embossed decoration is very charming with a village scene, 2 dogs and a goose. The interior is fitted with a penknife, scissors and pencil. Length 8.8cm. Width 3.3cm. Unmarked. Continental. Circa 1780.

  • Circa 1790

     

    9936 Antique Continental Silver Cup

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    A handsome antique silver goblet with acanthus leaf decoration and matted engraving. Deep gilding throughout. The body is inset with eight 18th century coins and the base is mounted with a further four coins. Heavy gauge silver and the cup feels good in the hand. Contains 170 ml. Weight 213 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 10.2cm. Diameter 7.4cm. Unmarked silver. Continental, probably German. Circa 1790.

  • 1810

    Joseph Willmore

    7956 Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle

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    Of nautical interest. A large size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and engraved basket weave design. Complete with suspension ring. Weight 21 grams. Length 13 cms. Birmingham 1810. Maker Joseph Willmore.

  • 1811

    John Roberts & Co

    9652 Georgian Silver Candle Snuffer

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    An unusual Georgian sterling silver candle snuffer having a conical body and a long looped handle formed from silver wire. There is a side hook to stand it on the side of a chamber or candle stick when not in use. To the front is a hand engraved crest. Weight 29 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 18 cm. Diameter 3 cm. Sheffield 1811. Maker John Roberts & Co, a specialist candlestick maker.

  • 1815

    Phipps Robinson & Phipps

    9452 Georgian Silver Horns

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    Of sporting interest. A rare pair of sterling silver mounted hunting horns, each bearing the crest of a lion on an oval plaque. The mouthpieces are probably later. They play beautifully. Spread 26cm. Top measures 7×5.8cm. London 1815. Maker Phipps, Robinson & Phipps.

  • 1817

    Paul Storr

    9660 George III Silver Mazerine

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    An excellent Georgian sterling silver strainer dish of oval form with a plain border. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Hand engraved to one side of the platter with a family crest. The mazarine is designed to be used on top of an oval platter so that the decorative piercing would allow the juices to drain onto the platter below. Weight 1919 grams, 61.7 troy ounces. Length 47cm, width 34.3cm. London 1817. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1819 - 1849

    Giuseppe Pagliari

    8588 Antique Italian Silver Oil Lamp

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    An elegant antique silver lamp mounted on a tall double headed (Janus) column. The traditional style oil lamp has provision for 2 wicks and the cover is removable. Suspended on 3 long chains are the snuffer, knife and tweezer tools. Underneath the base you can see the handmade hammered finish. Weight 536 grams, 17.2 troy ounces. Height 33 cms. Diameter of base 12.5 cms. Marked around the base and on the tools with Italian silver marks for Rome and makers mark for Giuseppe Pagliari 1819-1849.

  • Circa 1820

     

    10135 Antique Dutch Silver Box

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    An attractive little antique silver casket in the 17th century style with a hinged lid and squirrel finial. The openwork cast body is smothered in cherubs, flower heads and scroll work. Weight 158 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 7.6cm (to top of squirrel). Length 8.4cm. Depth 6.1cm. Unmarked silver. Probably a Dutch marriage box (wedding casket). Circa 1820.

  • Circa 1820

     

    10213 Antique Gold Vinaigrette

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    A lovely little novelty collector’s item. An early 19th century gold vinaigrette modelled as a travelling case. The hinged cover, with a carrying handle, is inscribed ‘Souvenir’. The cover opens to reveal a pierced hinged grille. 2 coloured gold, the body is a rich yellow gold and the flower highlights and body fluting are in copper gold. Approx. measurements – height 2cm (handle extended), length 1.8cm, width 1.5cm. Weight 4.7grams. Circa 1820. Unmarked gold. Continental.

  • 1826

    William Sumner

    6970 Georgian Silver Coach Pot

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    A rare antique sterling silver bourdalou of plain design with a compressed elliptical shape and simple loop handle. This is a small urinal or chamber pot designed for female use when travelling. Weight 563 grams, 18.1 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Length 21 cms. Spread 24 cms. Width 9.5/6 cms. London 1826. Maker William Sumner.

  • 1830

     

    7831 Pair of Antique Ceremonial Maces in Old Sheffield Plate

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    A rare pair of antique ceremonial maces with detachable wooden poles. The silvered globular tops are mounted with very heavy and ornate gilded top pieces decorated with dolphins and with a cross at the top. Height of top pieces 12.5 cms and 15 cms. Height when assembled 87.5 cms and 101 cms. Length of poles 75 cms. Made in Old Sheffield Plate*. Circa 1830.

  • Circa 1840

     

    9310 Antique Silver Bell

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    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

     

    6370 Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder

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    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.

  • Circa 1840

    Luigi Sciolet

    10224 Italian Antique Silver Pot

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    A curious little silver container in the form of a small teapot with a serpent spout and handle, four heavy cast eagle feet, and the lid finial modelled as a swan. 19th century. Fantastic decorative quality and heavy gauge silver. Likely to be an oil dispenser (oliera), possibly to fill something like a kettle spirit lamp. Contains 320ml. Weight 519 grams, 16.6 troy ounces. Length 18.5cm from spout to handle. Rome, Italy. Maker Luigi Sciolet. Circa 1840.

  • Circa 1850

     

    9016 Antique Turkish Silver Incense Burner

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    A good quality 19th century silver incense burner with part gilt finish. The hinged lid is pierced and has a decorative finial. The body has unusual hand engraving of mythological figures on a flower and foliate background. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 18 cm. Diameter of base 8.4 cm. Stamped with tughra and sahh marks, and assay scrapes. Tughra of Sultan Abdulmejid I (1839-1861). 900 standard silver.Turkish circa 1850.

  • Circa 1850

     

    9718 Antique Silver Dog Collar

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    A 19th century silver dog collar with green leather lining. Adjustable to 2 different sizes with a retaining padlock and two bells. Hand engraved with scroll decoration. Diameter 9.5cm and 9 cm. Unmarked silver – tested. Probably English. Circa 1850.

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