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  • 1753

    Fuller White

    10155 George II Antique Silver Tea Kettle

    £6,500

    A magnificent example of English rococo silver. An antique sterling silver samovar of inverted baluster form with a folding raffia finish handle, the silver lid finial cast in the form of a little merman drinking from a shell, the curved spout finishing in the form of a bird. Superb quality deep chased decoration with shells, flowers and swirls. Hand engraved to the front is a large family armorial and to the reverse a Scottish sporran crest. The matching stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze with face masks (to match those on the handle), and stands on large shell feet; the integral oil reservoir has a push on top, both with the sporran crest. Weight (including raffia) 2451 grams, 78.8 troy ounces. Total height 39cm. Kettle height 27.5 cm (handle extended), 19 cm (to top of kettle finial). London 1753. Maker Fuller White. Sterling silver.

  • 1735

    James Gould

    10154 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

    £950

    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.

  • 1698

    Robert Timbrell

    10153 William III Antique Silver Bowl

    £17,500

    An outstanding antique silver monteith bowl complete with the original detachable collar with castellated scroll border and cherub heads. Excellent size and proportions. The body decoration is typical for a monteith of the period 1690-1702 and has a series of asymmetrical tear shaped panels interspersed with unusual foliate “face” motifs; all on an intricately hand chased matted background. The lions mask side handles are beautifully modelled. Weight 1780 grams, 57.2 troy ounces. Height 21.4cm (with Monteith collar), 15.6cm (without collar). Diameter 27.5cm (collar), 26.2cm (bowl). London 1698. Maker Robert Timbrell. Britannia standard silver (95.8% pure).

  • 1742

    William Gould

    10152 Set of George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £5,650

    This plain design, typical of the period, is enhanced by the unusual feature of the naturalistic shell corners. A handsome set of four antique silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped square bases. Heavy gauge cast silver. Each foot has a hand engraved armorial. Total weight 1,940 grams, 62.3 troy ounces. Height 19.5cm. Diameter of base 11cm. London 1742. Maker William Gould, specialist candlestick maker and great exponent of rococo silver. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1690

     

    10151 17th Century Antique Silver Counter Box

    £1,150

    A late 17th century silver counter box of typical cylindrical form with pull-off cover. The lines of hatched engraving resemble that on English silver nutmeg graters circa 1690 and there is a small comical face showing through the border on the lid. Weight 44 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Height 4.3cm. Diameter 4,.2cm. Unmarked silver. Probably English. Circa 1690.

  • 1754

    John Café

    10150 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

    £950

    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.

  • 1754 - 1755

    John Café

    10149 George II Antique Silver Candelabra Suite

    £19,500

    Antique silver candelabra from this period are very rare and the additional pair of matching candlesticks add to the splendour of this set. A fine set of two-light silver candelabras of naturalistic rococo design with removable branches, the candlesticks with large hand engraved armorials. The four candlesticks can be used on their own. All pieces are made of heavy cast silver. Weight 4597 grams, 14 troy ounces. Height 42.5cm (top of candelabra), 27.2cm (candlestick). London 1754-55. Maker John Café, specialist candlestick maker. Sterling silver.

  • 1765

    Thomas Heming

    10148 George III Antique Silver Chamberstick

    £575

    An antique silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) of plain design with gadroon borders. Hand engraved with a lion crest to the top of the pan and candle snuffer. Weight 296 grams, 9.5 troy ounces. Height 9.1cm. Diameter 14.6cm. London 1765. Maker Thomas Heming, Principal Goldsmith to King George III. Sterling silver.

  • 1749

    David Willaume II

    10146 George II Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £5,950

    An excellent quality pair of antique silver candlesticks of baluster design with shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Each is hand engraved within the well of the base with an insignia containing the royal motto. Weight 1171 grams, 37.6 troy ounces. Height 20cm. Bases 12cm square. London 1749. Maker David Willaume II. Sterling silver.

  • 1801

    Thomas Wallis II

    10145 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £495

    An elegant antique silver drinking chalice with tapering sides on a square base (lemon squeezer form). Classic plain style. Engraved around the top with concentric lines of dots enclosing a Greek key decoration. Bright gilt interior. Contains 250 ml. Weight 187 grams, 8.1 troy ounces. Height 15cm. Diameter 7.8cm. London 1801. Maker Thomas Wallis II. Sterling silver.

  • 1788

    Robert Breading

    10144 George III Antique Silver Dish Ring

    £2,450

    Of sporting interest. An Irish antique silver dish ring, of traditional design, beautifully pierced and embossed with a shooting scene of huntsmen in a wooded glen accompanied by dogs and flying birds. To the front is a large, vacant cartouche. Weight 424 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Height 10cm. Diameter 18.3cm (top), 19.6cm (bottom). Dublin 1788. Maker probably Robert Breading. Sterling silver.

  • 1808

    Robert Hennell I & Samuel Hennell

    10143 Set of George III Antique Silver Entrée Dishes

    £7,750

    A handsome set of 4 antique silver serving dishes, the lift off covers with cast lighthouse finials. Rectangular form. Lovely plain design with straight gadroon borders. The handles are detachable so that the lids can also be used as dishes. Weight 6828 grams, 219.5 troy ounces. Height 12cm. Tops 26 x 22.5cm. London 1808. Maker R & S Hennell.

  • 1765

    William Cafe

    10142 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

    £2,950

    A stunning pair of antique silver candlesticks of tall column form standing on square decorative bases. The pierced Corinthian capitals have excellent sharp detail, beautifully decorated with foliage and flower heads. The stepped square bases have broad gadroon borders enclosing flower and foliate ornament, and an interesting pictorial crest (worn). Removable nozzles. Solid silver with wood filled bases. Height 31.2cm. Base 13.4 x 13.4cm. London 1759. Maker William Cafe. Sterling silver.

  • 1805

     

    10141 George III Antique Silver Beaker

    £675

    A plain antique sterling silver tumbler with straight tapering sides, the flat foot with an applied wire band. Simple classic style. A perfect vessel for drinking wine or that early evening shot of whisky. Contains 285ml. Weight 189 grams, 6.0 troy ounces. Diameter 7.5cm (top), 6.3cm (base). London 1805. Maker “I.B”.

  • Circa 1890

    Gebruder Gutgesell

    10140 Antique Silver Owl Decanter

    £7,500

    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.

  • Circa 1780

     

    10139 Antique French Silver Beaker

    £295

    A continental silver drinking cup of bell shaped form. Classic plain style. The foot has a gadroon decoration and owner’s initials “BVL” engraved to the bottom rim. Contains 220 ml. Weight 127 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 10.5cm. Diameter 7.8cm. Paris or Paris Provinces. Late 18th century circa 1780.

  • 1808

    William Abdy

    10138 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £750

    An unusual antique silver drinking cup on a chunky square base. Classic plain style and clean lines. Original bright gilt interior. Contains 250ml. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Height 11.5cm. Diameter 7.9cm. Base length 6.6cm. London 1808. Maker William Abdy II. Sterling silver.

  • 1807

    Benjamin Smith

    10137 George III Antique Silver Basket

    £3,350

    A very fine antique silver basket of rectangular form with swing handle and pierced silver foot. Excellent quality and weight as you’d expect from this highly desirable maker. The openwork vine borders are among the most distinctive and accomplished achievements of Benjamin Smith and similar to those of Paul Storr, not surprisingly as both firms manufactured almost entirely for Rundell and Bridge at this time. The centre has an engraved “C” within an applied cartouche with swags and bells. Weight 1322 grams, 42.5 troy ounces. Height 21.5cm (handle extended), 7.2cm (handle folded). Length 30cm. Width 24.5cm. London 1807. Maker Benjamin Smith.

  • 1735

    Thomas Mason

    10136 George II Antique Silver Teapot

    £3,950

    An excellent quality antique silver bullet shaped teapot. Lovely plain form with an octagonal panelled spout and wooden handle. The bullet shaped teapot is probably one of the better known types of the George II period and the lid of this one has a cleverly concealed flush hinge which is difficult to distinguish as the engraver has continued the decoration over this area. To the front is a finely engraved cartouche containing the initial “F” in old fashioned cursive script. Contains 450ml. Weight 445 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Height 11cm. Spread 20cm. London 1735. Maker Thomas Mason.

  • Circa 1820

     

    10135 Antique Dutch Silver Box

    £975

    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.

  • 1682

    Edward Gladwin

    10134 Antique Charles II Silver Beaker

    £4,650

    A handsome early English antique silver beaker of plain, straight sided design having a flared top and simple foot wires. Owner’s initials engraved underneath. Contains 300 ml. Weight 161 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cm. Diameter of top 8.6cm. London 1682. Maker Edward Gladwin – see David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”.

  • 1799

    John Emes

    10130 George III Antique Silver Beaker

    £675

    A plain antique silver tumbler with tapering sides and flat foot. Plain style. Hand engraved to the front with an armorial shield with deer crest and motto “Deus Agit Causam”. A perfect vessel for drinking wine or that early evening shot of whisky. Contains 250ml. Weight 169 grams, 5.43 troy ounces. Height 9.1cm. Diameter 7.4cm. London 1799. Maker John Emes.

  • 1875 - 1876

    Martin Hall and Co

    10129 Antique Silver Ewer and Basin

    £8,950

    A very rare and prestigious item. This magnificent gilt silver armada jug and stand was presented in honour of the Guildhall banquet for the Prince and Princess of Wales’s return from India. The tall jug, of vase shape form, has bands of classical motifs and ribbing, the centre with deep relief swags of ribbons and fruit with centre medallions. This superb decoration is repeated on the matching base which has a raised central dome decorated with the Prince of Wales feathers. The front of the basin has a large presentation inscription dated 1876. Weight – ewer 908 grams, basin 1258 grams, total 2166 grams, 69.6 troy ounces. Jug – height36cm, spread 14cm. Basin diameter 39.5cm. London 1875/6. Maker Martin Hall.

  • Circa 1820

     

    10128 Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Coffee Pot

    £275

    A lovely little antique silver toy coffee pot with a pull off lid and shaped wooden handle. It looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Height 7.5cm. Probably made in the Netherlands. Circa 1820. Unmarked silver.

  • 1802

    Peter‚ Ann & William Bateman

    10126 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £950

    A handsome antique silver drinking cup with a tapering bowl on a chunky square base (lemon squeezer form). Classic plain style and clean lines. Original pale gilt interior. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram of intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Contains 410ml. Weight 237 grams, 7.6 troy ounces. Height 16.7cm. Diameter 9cm. London 1802. Maker Peter, Anne & William Bateman.

  • 1689

     

    10125 William & Mary Antique Silver Cup

    £2,950

    A rare antique silver cup of tapering form on a small applied foot; the curved flutes on the lower body were a popular decoration from the reign of William & Mary through to Queen Anne. This cup never had a handle and was probably intended for drinking tea or coffee. There are faint traces of the original gilding. Contains 150 ml. Weight 108 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm. Diameter of top 7.5cm. London 1689. Maker “OG” – see Jacksons page 129.

  • Circa 1840

     

    10124 Antique Silver Plated Table Lamps

    £1,650

    A handsome pair of 19th century antique silver on brass oil lamp bases, now mounted as electric table lamps. Excellent quality design with Corinthian capitals, tall reeded columns and square plinths applied with laurel wreaths. The bases retain their original cast iron stability weights. Early Victorian. Height 58cm (63cm with electrical fitting). Width of base 16.5cm. Circa 1840. Unmarked. These lamps are being sold as decorative items only and have no electrical wiring.

  • Circa 1733

    Ludvig Mouritzen Svab

    10122 Norwegian Antique Silver Beaker

    £1,950

    An excellent quality antique silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form and plain style, the body with simulated dotted texture and plain circular cartouche. Simple shape with concentric double ribbed detail to the top and 3 ball feet. Original gilt interior. Contains 200 ml. Weight 122 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 8.5cm. Diameter 7.5cm. Made in Larvik, Norway. Maker Ludvig Mouritzen Svab. Circa 1733.

  • 1838

    Paul Storr

    10121 Antique Silver Dinner Plates by Paul Storr

    £9,500

    A handsome set of 6 antique sterling silver plates with plain styling, shaped reeded borders and applied lily leaf decoration. Good size and weight. To one edge is the hand engraved crest of a dragon over a crown with the initial “B” below. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Total weight 3614 grams, 116.2 troy ounces. Diameter 26.5cm. London 1838. Maker Paul Storr for Storr & Mortimer.

  • 1806

     

    10120 George III Antique Silver Chamberstick

    £1,550

    Fantastic quality and excellent size, this elegant silver chamberstick (or ”Go to Bed” as these are often known) has plain classical Georgian styling, broad shell and gadroon borders, and ribbed detail to the candle sconce. The nozzle and snuffer are detachable. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial with a crown above and motto “Patitet Qui Vincit”. Weight 544 grams, 17.4 troy ounces. Height 10cm. Diameter 16cm. Spread across the handle 19.5cm. London 1806. Maker “WS”.

  • Circa 1880

     

    10118 French Antique Silver Claret Jugs

    £4,500

    A magnificent set of four 19th century cut crystal claret jugs with decorative silver mounts and hinged lids. Fantastic quality. The interior silver has bright original gilding while the exterior bears faint, gilt traces. The crystal body is cut with ribbons and harebell swags, the lower body and base with cut ribbing. Each contains 750 ml. Height 23.8cm. Spread 15.6cm. French silver marks. Circa 1880. High grade silver. 950/1000.

  • 1737

    Willem Van Strant

    10116 Antique Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot

    £1,250

    A Dutch silver toy teapot of pear shaped form with swing handle and detachable lid. Very good condition. Excellent patina. Weight 45 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Height 5.5cm (to top of handle), 4.4cm (to top of knob). Made in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Date mark “C” for 1737. Maker Willem Van Strant.

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