10325 Antique Silver Table Trivet
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.
10151 17th Century Antique Silver Counter Box
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.
10203 Charles II Antique Silver Peg Tankard
Extremely rare. An unusual early English silver peg tankard, flat lidded, with a vertical row of six pegs inside. Good patina. Lovely plain design and beaten silver. To the front there is a contemporary family armorial within a large cartouche. Contains 1,300 ml. Weight 802 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Height 17cm (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 13.2cm (top), 13.2cm (base). London 1683. Maker Francis Singleton. Sterling silver
10212 17th century Antique Silver Counter Box
An antique silver counter box of typical cylindrical form. The hand engraved decoration is very unusual having a finely worked matted and hatched background. The pull-off cover is decorated with the Tudor rose, the sides with cherubs, fruit and foliage. Weight approx.10 grams, 0.4 troy ounces. Diameter 2.1cm. Height 1.8cm. Probably English. Circa 1690. Unmarked silver. 17th century.
Literature. Counter boxes contained a number of disks, commonly stamped or engraved with portraits of English monarchs, that were used as game markers and counting devices. Counter boxes were rarely marked.
10247 Charles II Antique Silver Mug
A rare early English silver mug of plain form. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Contains 520ml. Weight 210 grams, 6.7 troy ounces. Height 16cm. Diameter 7.7cm. Spread across handle 13.2cm. London 1684. Makers mark “PM” start above and below (see Jacksons Page 138). Sterling silver. 17th century.
10256 Charles I Antique Silver Cup
A superb early English silver wine cup of very plain form with a cast baluster stem and spreading foot. This large goblet has an excellent patina, good weight, and sits very well in the hand. To the front is a well-executed armorial for Dr Thomas Eden, hand engraved, the style is typical of the Charles I period with the shield within a laurel-wreath. This is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Contains 430 ml. Weight 326 grams, 10.4 troy ounces. Height 19.8cm. Diameter 9.2cm (top), 9cm (foot). London 1631. Maker “HM”. Sterling silver. 17th century.
10257 William III Antique Silver Tazza
An excellent early English silver footed salver with a broad gadroon border to the top and foot. Britannia standard silver*. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial for the Scott family within a decorative cartouche. Weight 395 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 7.3cm. Diameter 24cm. London 1699. Maker Samuel Hood. *Britannia standard silver. 17th century.
10260 Antique Augsburg Silver Drinking Tot
A delightful little antique silver cup with a faded gilt patina; having cast foliate side handles and decorative motifs to the lower body. Original bright gilt interior. Contains 70ml. Weight 70 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 6cm. Diameter 5.5cm. Made in Augsburg, Germany. Circa 1674. 17th century.
10293 William and Mary Antique Silver Beaker
An early English silver cup with plain tapering sides and rounded base. Contains 350ml. Weight 147 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 8.5 (top), 6cm (base). Maker William Gamble. Circa 1690. Sterling silver. 17th century.
10297 17th Century Antique Silver Pomander
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.
10298 Queen Anne Antique Silver Mug
A well proportioned early English silver mug with plain styling and a single banded ornament. Excellent colour. Engraved initials “HS” below. Contains 650 ml. Weight 373 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm (to top of handle). Diameter 8.8 (top). London 1712. Maker William Pearson. Britannia standard silver. 18th century.
10289 William III Antique Silver Candlesticks
A rare pair of early English silver candlesticks with square bases and lobed, gadroon decoration. Excellent quality and heavy gauge of silver. Hand engraved on the base with initials below an earl’s crown. The technique of making cast silver sticks was introduced into England circa 1685 and this is one of the early designs. Weight 605 grams, 19.4 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Base 9.9cm. London 1695. Maker Edward Gibson. Sterling silver. 17th century.
10306 Charles I Antique Silver Wine Cup
A rare English silver wine cup of very plain form on a cast baluster stem and spreading foot. This goblet has a superb patina and is perfectly styled for use in modern day times with its unusual tapering bowl. The original slightly hand beaten finish is visible on the inside. This is a very special piece of antique silver.
10311 17th Century German Antique Silver Wine Cup
A decorative continental parcel gilt silver goblet dating to the beginning of the 1600’s. The cup is embossed and chased with the typical decoration of the period of masks, flowers and strapwork. Contains 290ml. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Height 16.6cm. Diameter 9.2cm. Unmarked silver. Probably German. Circa 1630.
10331 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Cup
An impressive early English silver goblet dating to the mid 17th century Commonwealth period. Over 350 years old. Plain tapering form and cast baluster stem on a shaped spreading foot. Large size. With the good colour and attractive hammered finish you’d expect with hand made silver of this date. Contains 550 ml. Weight 347g, 11.1 troy oz. Height 19cm. Diameter of top 10.6cm. London 1653. Maker Daniel Rutty. Sterling silver.
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