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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 cms, 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1900

     

    9641 Antique Enamel Opera Glasses

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    An elegant pair of antique opera glasses with extending lorgnette handle. Made of gilt brass metal with real mother of pearl binocular tops and handle, the body and handle mounts with pretty yellow enamel decoration. Small size. Measures – width 9.2 cm, closed height 4.2 cm, extended height 5.8 cm. Spread with handle extended 22 cm. Probably French. Circa 1900. Retailer’s mark Au Bon Marche, Bruxelles.

  • 1909

    Goldsmiths And Silversmiths Co

    9071 Antique Silver Presentation Cup

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    A superb antique sterling silver cup and cover with steeple top. Gilt silver. Outstanding quality and decorative detail. The base has a presentation inscription to the actress Anna Neagle from the popular magazine Picturegoer and Film Weekly for her performance in Courtneys of Curzon Street 1947. Weight 1926 grams, 61.9 troy ounces. Height 41.5 cms (total), 29 cms (cup). Diameter 11.7 cms. London 1909. Maker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd.

  • 1910

    Goldsmiths And Silversmiths Co

    9647 Antique Silver Warwick Vase

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    An excellent quality antique silver vase modelled after the famous Roman antiquity discovered at Tivoli during the 18th century. Heavy gauge silver and exquisite detail. Small size. Of typical campana form with entwined vine handles, the vase is applied with Bacchanalian heads and flaming torches, below which there is a lion’s head and paws to front and back on a background of hand executeded lion’s “fur”. Weight 551 grams, 17.7 troy ounces. Height 12.5 cm. Diameter 12 cm. Spread 15 cm. London 1910. Maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd.

  • Circa 1910

    Asprey

    9769 Antique Silver Plated Parrot Nutcracker

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    An unusual pair of antique silver plated nutcrackers with a finely modelled head of a parrot at the top. To use – simply place the nut inside the parrot’s jaw and squeeze the handgrip. Length 14.8cm. Stamped Asprey, registered design number 598487. English. Circa 1910. Silver plated.

  • Circa 1910

    Tuck Chang

    9795 Antique Chinese Silver Tray

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    An antique Chinese wooden tray mounted with silver handles of bamboo design. The hardwood is beautifully carved with flowers and a stylistic border. To the centre is a hammered silver plaque (uninscribed). The underside has green baize. Spread across the handles 57cm. Length 47cm. Width 32cm. Height 3.5cm/8.5cm. Circa 1910. Marked on one handle for Tuck Chang & Co, Shanghai.

  • 1924

    Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd

    9434 Novelty Silver Mustard and Pepper Pots

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    An attractive pair of sterling silver condiments modelled as Humpty Dumpty, the egg shaped character from the children’s nursery tale. Weight of silver 31 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 4.5cm. London 1924. Maker Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd.

  • 1925

    Padgett & Braham Ltd

    8973 Antique Silver Gimbal Cigar Lighter

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    A handsome antique sterling silver table lighter mounted on a long antelope horn and resting on two scroll feet. The swivel mechanism ensures that the flame is always upright no matter how the lighter is passed or carried. Total weight including horn 284 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Length 32.5 cms. Height 8 cms. London 1925. Maker Padgett & Braham Ltd.

  • 1927

    Martin Hall and Co

    9392 TUC Congress Silver Bell

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    A tall and impressive table bell with Corinthian column handle surmounted by a girl in classical clothing standing on a globe of the world. The bell is heavily engraved all round with TUC insignias and a presentation inscription to George Hicks, founding member of the British Socialist Party and TUC President 1927-1928. Very heavy weight. Loud ring tone. Weight 1337 grams, 43 troy ounces. Height 35 cm. Diameter 12.4 cm. Sheffield 1927. Maker Martin Hall.

  • 1927

    William Hutton

    9996 George V Silver Egg Cutter

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    A rare sterling silver boiled egg topper complete with a full set of teeth. Ready to cut off the top from a soft-boiled egg. An unusual and very practical conversation piece. It would make a splendid gift. Weight 51 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Length 10cm. Width across the handle 5.4cm. Sheffield 1927. Maker William Hutton & Sons. Sterling silver.

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