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  • 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.

  • Circa 1850

     

    10276 Antique Silver Whistle

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    Of nautical interest and highly collectible. An antique silver bosuns whistle of traditional curved design with a hand engraved wriggle work design. Complete with suspension ring. Weight 13 grams. Length 10.2cm. English, circa 1850. Sterling silver. 19th century.

  • 1855

    Elkington

    9228 Antique Silver Ascos Jug

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    An excellent quality Victorian sterling silver jug in the classical Greek ascos form. Part gilded, the lid is mounted with cast figural rams and has a concealed hinge; the ornamental curved handle finishes with a putti at the base. The liquid pours from a semi concealed aperture at the front. Hand engraved to the base is a family crest, monogram and presentation inscription. Contains 1070 ml. Weight 974 grams, 31.3 troy ounces. Height 21 cm. Spread 20 cm. Birmingham 1855. Made by Elkington & Co.

  • 1855

    Daniel & Charles Houle

    9869 Antique Silver Bear

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    A superb antique silver standing cup in the Renaissance style modelled in the form of a standing bear with outstretched paws. The interior of the removable cast head, and the jewelled collar, are gilded. This delightful animal is beautifully modelled and engraved, the quality is very realistic. Weight 257 grams, 8.2 troy ounces. Height 18cm. Diameter of base 9.6cm. London 1855. Maker D & C Houle, (Daniel & Charles Houle, important silversmiths, sons of the famous silversmith John Houle). Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1860

     

    8981 Antique Gold Portrait Box - Napoleon

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    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.

  • Circa 1860

     

    9624 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

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    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.

  • 1866

    Thomas Johnson

    7444 Victorian Travelling Picnic Set

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    Stunning quality. A rare pair of antique sterling silver campaign dining sets, cleverly dismountable, so that everything fits inside the matching drinking cup. Each set consists of a sterling silver fork, spoon and steel knife, all with a handle which unscrews, a silver handled travelling corkscrew and a three section sterling silver condiment barrel. All contained in a sterling silver beaker with all over engine turned decoration. Each piece is silver hallmarked for London 1866 and has monogram engraved in old fashioned script. Maker Thomas Johnson. Retailed by E & E Emanuel, Portsea.

  • 1869

    Thomas Johnson

    9610 Antique Solid Gold Topped Walking Cane

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    A 19th century 18 carat gold topped malacca walking stick. The gold is in excellent crisp condition with ribbed decoration. Brass tip. Total weight of wood and gold 162 grams. Length 87.5 cm. London 1869. Maker Thomas Johnson II. Retailed by Brigg.

  • Circa 1870

    Mappin And Webb

    8898 Victorian Silver Plater Spoonwarmer

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    An antique spoon warmer in the former of a nautilus shell on a raised base. Engraved flower and foliate decoration and with a quality hinged lid. Nice clean shiny finish Height 15 cms. Length 15.5 cms. Width 8.5 cms. Silver plated Circa 1870. Marked underneath with silver plate stamps for Mappin & Webb, London & Sheffield.

  • Circa 1880

    Johann S Kurz

    8654 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    A fantastic pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. Gilded silver (slightly worn) with jewelled beads. The knights have carved bakalite 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. The bases have a naturalist finish. Although similar in size and stance, these models have slight differences. One horse carries a plume on the crest of its head whereas the other sports a bird figure on the head. Weight 1405 and 1411 grams, total weight 2816 grams, 90.5 troy ounces. Height 25 and 25.5cm. Spread 20cm excluding the lance. Base 16 x 8cm. Maker Johann S Kurz. Hanau, Germany. Circa 1880.

  • Circa 1880

     

    9313 Antique Portuguese Silver Ewer and Basin

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    A lovely decorative antique silver gilt jug and basin with foliate scroll design and curved bird handle. Weight 2489 grams,80 troy ounces. Jug – height 30.7 cms, spread 22.5 cms. Bowl – height 11.4 cms, diameter 35.5 cms. Marked underneath both jug and bowl with Portuguese silver marks for Oporto circa 1880.

  • Circa 1880

     

    6958 Antique Silver and Cranberry Glass Cup and Cover

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    A beautiful antique Bohemian glass vase with engraved panels around the body with architectural scenes. The front panel contains the figure of a Greek deity and there are names etched below the panels. The silver lid is mounted with an entwined serpent and an inset piece of mother of pearl. Height 15.5 cms. Diameter of top 7.5 cms. The lid is marked on the edge with “TF”. Austro Hungarian. Circa 1880.

  • Circa 1880

     

    9891 Antique French Gilt Metal Magnifying Glass

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    A decorative antique eye glass or monocle with a decorative handle. Can be worn on a chain. Length 7.7cm. Width 3.8cm. Gold cased (gold on metal probably brass). Unmarked. French. Circa 1880.

  • 1881

    Hunt & Roskell

    9721 Victorian Silver Gilt Mirror

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    A fine antique silver gilt dressing mirror of waisted form surmounted by two large putti flanking a monogrammed cartouche. The whole frame has magnificent applied decoration in the rococo revival style; the cast pendant floral sprays to the border are particularly stunning. The wooden easel back has hanging hooks and wire. Height 58.5cm. Width 41cm. London 1881. Maker Hunt & Roskell, late Storr & Mortimer. Numbered 8158. Sterling silver.

  • 1882

     

    7109 Antique Russian Silver Purse

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    A delightful little antique silver purse in the form of a handbag with a carrying chain. Excellent decorative detail including faux basket weave and shaped leather straps with buckles. Original gilt interior. Weight 66 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 6cm (excluding chain). Width 7cm. Stamped on both sides with Russian silver marks including the grade “84”, town mark, the year 1882 and the makers mark.

  • Circa 1883

     

    9569 Victorian Presentation Shovel

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    Excellent quality antique commemorative shovel with ebonised and carved wooden handle. Silver plated. Life size. Presentation inscription to the front of the spade. The decorative mounts have intricate engraved borders, the deeply chased decoration with flowers and leaves. Length 89 cms. Width 18 cms. Stamped on the reverse with silver plate marks for S. Hart & Co. Circa 1883.

  • 1884

     

    9646 Antique Enamel Opera Glasses

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    A beautiful pair of antique opera glasses made of gilt brass metal and enamel. The binocular tops and extension knob are made of real mother of pearl. The pink enamel barrels are covered in gilt stars and have beaded cartouches and borders containing hand painted sprays of multi coloured flowers. The underside is inscribed “REG Armstrong 14.August 1884”. Measures – width 10.4 cm, closed height 6.3 cm, extended height 8.5 cm. Probably French. Circa 1884. Retailer’s mark Sharman D Neill, Belfast.

  • Circa 1890

     

    8323 Antique French Champleve Enamel And Gilt-Bronze Clock

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    A late 19th century bright colour enamel and ormolu mantel timepiece with a portrait roundel to the front. The dial is painted with floral swags within a paste-set bezel. Platform lever escapement. Height 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.). Width 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.). Depth 2 ½ in. (5.5 cm.). French. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    8513 Antique Chinese Silver Rosewater Sprinkler

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    A late 19th century Chinese export silver rose water sprinkler. The lower body and foot are finely chased with repousse floral decoration, and the tall slender top has a cast and applied bird with the little sprinkler holes. Weight 70 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks and makers mark MK.

  • Circa 1890

     

    8834 Antique French Silver Lorgnette

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    A decorative antique gilt silver folding magnifying glass or eyeglass with a spring clip. Length 15.5 cms. Spread across the lenses 14 cms. Unmarked silver with gold finish. French. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9629 Antique German Silver Spice Tower

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    Of Jewish interest. A large continental silver spice box in the form of a medieval tower with a turret surmounted by a cockerel. All over gilded. The top 2 sections, each containing a bell, sit above the spice box which has pierced and engraved decoration. The box has a drop-down door with scroll catch. Weight 286 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 32 cm. Continental silver marks. Possibly Hanau, Germany. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9651 Antique Silver and Pearl Card Case

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    A collector’s item. A fabulous Victorian visiting card case covered with iridescent mother of pearl tiles. The corners and central cartouche have engraved sterling silver mounts. Perfect to use for business cards. The front is engraved with butterflies and flowers. The push button opens the case to display a fan shaped interior (original blue satin and concertina fittings) with a separate slot for each card. Measures 11 x 7.6 cm. Height 1.5 cm. English. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9886 Antique Enamel Opera Glasses

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    An attractive pair of antique opera glasses made of gilt brass metal and enamel. The binocular tops and extension knob are made of real mother of pearl. The scarlet red enamel barrels each have a large hand painted portrait of a young woman, the flower head and foliate edged cartouche is painted in gilt and silver leaf. Measures – width 10cm, closed height 4.9cm, extended height 6cm. French. Circa 1890. Retailer’s mark for Chevalier, Paris.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9928 Antique Silver Watch Key

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    A lovely little silver watch key from bygone days. Gold plated, with a coloured stone to one end, and attractively engraved all over. The ring loop will attach it to a key ring or watch chain. English. Length 2.5cm. Unmarked silver. Circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9947 Antique Silver Mounted Ostrich Egg

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    A 19th century silver mounted ostrich egg with pedestal foot; the top having a finial in the form of a model ostrich bird. The silver is lavishly decorated with flowing scrolls, rosettes and foliate detail. Height 29cm to top of finial. Unmarked silver. Probably Indian circa 1890.

  • Circa 1890

    Gebruder Gutgesell

    10140 Antique Silver Owl Decanter

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    A fantastic antique coconut cup finely modelled in the Renaissance style as an owl with hinged wings and figural strapwork. The silver head, with large cut paste eyes surrounded by tuffs of feathers, is detachable and can be used as a drinking cup. The silver base is intricately modelled as a rocky outcrop mounted with applied insects and amphibians. Total weight, including coconut, 1025 grams. Height 29.5cm. Spread across the wings 19cm. Hanau, Germany. Circa 1890. Maker Gebruder Gutgesell. Silver grade 875/1000.

  • 1892

    Joseph Braham

    9061 Antique Silver Travelling Medical Set

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    A useful Victorian sterling silver medical set consisting of a cup, pill dispenser and funnel which stack together neatly with a push on lid. Gilt interior. Weight 150 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Diameter 5/3.3 cms. Cup, pill dispenser and lid – London 1892 maker Joseph Braham. Funnel London 1898.

  • 1892

    Francis Webb

    9892 Antique Silver Pencil

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    An antique silver propelling pencil, would have originally hung on a lady’s chatelaine or gentleman’s watch chain. Hexagonal shaped body with hand engraved decoration around the outside. The top is inset with a coloured stone. The central sliding band extends & retracts the internal pencil mechanism. Fully hallmarked on the side of the body. Length 3.9cm (closed), 5.3cm (extended). Birmingham 1892. Maker Francis Webb. Sterling silver.

  • 1893

     

    6292 Antique Silver Flask - Eton Harrow Cricket Match at Lords Cricket Ground

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    A very collectible item. Of both sporting and military interest. A tall slim flask with a swivel top with safety lock mechanism and detachable drinking cup. This antique sterling silver drinking flask has an engraved presentation inscription “LORDS – Eton v Harrow – 1st Innings 28 – 2nd Innings 81 – 1899”. There is a personalized inscription to Francis Grenfell VC on the reverse. Weight 237 grams, 7.6 troy ounces. Height 23.5 cms. Diameter of base 4.75 cms. Birmingham 1893. Maker LG.

  • 1893

    H. W. Ashford

    8113 Antique Silver Dog Whistle

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    A very charming novelty silver whistle modelled with the head of a dog, complete with a collar and a small chain loop. Small size. Weight less than 1 troy ounce. Length 4.25 cms. Sterling silver. Birmingham 1893. Maker HW Ashford.

  • 1896

    Edwin Thompson Bryant

    9268 Antique Silver Model Horse and Rider

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    A large and substantial figure of a silver rider on horseback. Excellent quality and heavy gauge. Original gilt finish and jewelling to the clothing and horse harness. Natural stone base. The model is very intricate with many separate pieces assembled together. The head is removable. Weight 1180 grams, 37.9 troy ounces. This weight excludes the onyx base and the two silver hallmarked screw caps. It includes the weight of the two screws soldered to the bottom of the back hooves. Height 28 cm (from base to top of head). Base height 3 cm, length 24 cm, width 13 cm. Marked on the head, harness and horse tail with London import marks for 1896, maker Edwin Thompson Bryant.

  • 1896

    John Batson & Sons

    9470 Antique Silver Clock

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    A sterling silver carriage clock of plain form with a hinged carrying handle. To the top is an engraved crest. The back opens to wind the movement and set the time. There is fast/slow adjuster. London 1896. Maker J Batson & Son.

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