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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1683

    St John Hoyte

    10287 Charles II Antique Silver Tankard

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    A rare example of early English chinoiserie silver. A finely engraved tankard with the flat hinged lid and s scroll handle typical of the period. Large size and good heavy weight. The body and lid are beautifully hand chased with a fantastical Chinese landscape containing long tailed birds and spidery plants. To the front there is an extraordinary bridge with a coiled snake or rope below. Contains 1500 ml. Weight 982 grams, 31.5 troy ounces. Height 18.6cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 21cm. Diameter 12.3cm (top). London 1683. Maker St John Hoyte. Sterling silver. 17th century.

  • 1690

     

    9997 William & Mary Antique Silver Nutmeg Grater

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    A charming little late 17th century silver nutmeg grater of teardrop form, one side fitted with a serrated rasp. Each side has a hinged lid with stand-away hinge. Both covers are hand engraved with simple foliate decoration. Weight 29 grams, 0.9 troy ounce. Height 2.5 cm. Top 3.7 x 2.9 cm. Total spread across the covers 8.3cm. Unmarked silver. English. Circa 1690.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1739

    William Garrard

    9665 George II Silver Pap Boat

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    A charming little antique silver feeding bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Height 3.5cm. Spread 10cm. London 1739. Maker William Garrard.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Nathaniel Gillert

    10285 George III Antique Silver Apple Corer

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  • Circa 1809

    Phipps & Robinson

    6367 Georgian Silver Apple Corer

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    A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however this has been made in one piece. Weight 20 grams. Length 10.5 cms. London 1809. Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1830

    Edward Barnard & Sons

    9741 Antique Silver Bell

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    An attractive antique silver hand bell with an embossed design of flowers and foliage. Good quality construction and heavy gauge silver. To the front is an engraved crest. Weight 159 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. London 1830. Edward, Edward Jnr, John and W. Barnard. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1838

     

    9556 Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

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    Large size. An antique horn snuff mull with a silver mount and hinged lid. The attached chain has a small snuff spoon, bone hammer and silver mounted rabbits foot. The lid has a cut out silver mount with thistles, also a silver shield with crest and motto “MANU FORTI”. Around the top rim is a hand engraved inscription dated 1838. Spread 18 cm. Diameter 7 cm. Unmarked silver. Probably Scottish.

  • Circa 1840

     

    8820 Antique Gold Mounted Desk Seal

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    An antique seal with green serpentine handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has a dragon crest over a monogram and the motto “Nunc Aut Nunguam”. Length 7.3 cms. Unmarked gold (15 or 18 carat). French. 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

     

    6416 Antique Silver Seal

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    An antique silver seal in the form of a Roman lady dressed in robes and carrying a dagger and hanging scales (portraying Justice?). Very unusual. The base of the seal is engraved with a decorative monogram. Weight 59 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Seal 2.5 x 2 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably continental and 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.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1880

     

    8831 Antique French Gold Metal Magnifying Glass

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    A decorative antique eye glass or monocle with a swivel end. Can be worn on a chain. Length 8.3 cms. Width 4.1 cms. Gold cased (gold on metal probably brass). French. Circa 1880.

  • Circa 1880

     

    6854 Antique Silver Dog Whistle

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    A very charming novelty silver whistle modelled with the head of a dog, probably a bulldog or a pug, complete with a collar and a small chain loop. With the name “Elise” engraved to the whistle end. Weight 21 grams. Length 4.6 cms. Unmarked continental silver. Circa 1880.

  • 1881

    Sampson Mordan & Co

    9372 Antique Silver Frog Peppers

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    A rare and excellent quality pair of novelty silver pepperettes modelled in the form of crouching frogs. The chased decoration is very fine, crisp and realistic. Bead eyes. The pepper pours from the pierced holes representing the frog’s nostrils and wind sac. The pepper is filled via a screw cover to the underside. Total weight 171 grams, 5.4 troy ounces. Length 6.7cm. Width 4.5 cm. London 1881. Maker Sampson Mordan.

  • 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

     

    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.

  • 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.

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