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17th century

  • 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.

  • 1682

    Edward Gladwin

    10134 Antique Charles II Silver Beaker

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    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”.

  • Circa 1690

     

    10151 17th Century Antique Silver Counter Box

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    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.

  • 1697 - 1698

    Robert Timbrell

    10153 William III Antique Silver Bowl

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    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 1697/8. Maker Robert Timbrell. Britannia standard silver (95.8% pure).

  • 1632

    Pelican in her piety

    10197 Antique Norwich Silver Wine Cup

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    An exceptionally rare piece of early East Anglian provincial silver dating to the reign of Charles I. The silver cup, of plain simple form, has a tapering bowl with cast baluster stem and spreading foot. Contains 120ml. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 13cm. Diameter 7.8 (top), 6.8cm (foot). Norwich 1632. Maker’s mark “Pelican in her Piety”. Sterling silver. 17th century.

  • 1612

    Benjamin Francis

    10180 James I Antique Silver Wine Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver goblet dating to the reign of James I. 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form over a baluster column and simple pedestal foot. This cup is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Large size. Excellent patina. Heavy weight and gauge of silver. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 350 ml. Weight 286 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 22cm. Diameter of top 9.6cm, foot 8.1cm. London 1612. Maker possibly Benjamin Francis, a known cup maker of the period (see Jackson’s “Gold & Silver Marks” page 109 and also Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). 17th century.

  • Circa 1655

     

    10189 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Wine Taster

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    A superb early English silver dish of circular shallow form with simple wire handles. Very rare and charming small size. The design of punched beading and lobes is typical of the period and forms a flower design in the base of the bowl. Stamped around the rim with owner’s initials “ALS”. Weight 19 grams, less than one troy ounce. Height 2.2cm (to top of handle). Diameter 6.2cm. Spread across handles 8.5cm. London circa 1655. Maker “WH.” 17th century.

  • 1683

    Francis Singleton

    10203 Charles II Antique Silver Peg Tankard

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    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

  • 1685

    Pierre Harache

    10204 James II Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

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    A very rare piece of 17th century silver from the highly sought after Huguenot maker Pierre Harache. This Jacobean silver snuffer tray is of triangular form with a pierced gallery to hold a pair wick trimmers (not supplied) snugly in place. Weight 802 grams, 25.7 troy ounces. Spread 17cm. Platform size 14 x 4.8cm. London 1685. Maker Pierre Harache. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1690

    Ferrn Family

    10210 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    An antique continental silver cup with charming decoration with scenes of cherubs drinking, dancing and fishing, interspersed between deeply chased panels of embossed flowers and foliate scrolls. Gilt interior and exterior bands top and bottom. Contains 300 ml. Weight 110 grams, 3.53 troy ounces. Height 9.3cm. Diameter 7.4cm (top) and 6.2cm (base). Height 9.3cm. Made in Nurnberg, Germany. Maker Ferrn Family, their cups are known for having realistically chased and embossed flower decorations. Circa 1690. Silver grade 13 loth.

  • 1682

     

    10225 Charles II Antique Silver Tumbler Cup

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    An early English silver cup of simple plain design. A very charming example with an excellent patina. Very pale gilt interior. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Contains 225 ml. Weight 138 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 6.2cm. Diameter 8.5cm. London 1682. Maker W.S. Sterling silver.

  • 1631

     

    10256 Charles I Antique Silver Cup

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    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.

  • 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 1630

     

    10311 17th Century German Antique Silver Wine Cup

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    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.

  • 1653

    Daniel Rutty

    10331 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Cup

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1690

     

    10348 William and Mary Antique Silver Pilgrim Flask

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    A rare early English silver drinks flask of small size in the form of a medieval pilgrim flask. Plain form and heavy gauge silver with a screw-on top. To the front there is a large decorative cartouche hand engraved with an armorial for the Nutt family. Weight 132g, 4.2 troy oz. Height 12cm. Width 8cm. Maker “BR conjoined”. London circa 1690. Sterling silver.

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  • 1731

    John Tuite

    9154 Antique George II Silver Salver

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    An excellent quality antique sterling silver salver of plain form and raised on heavy cast shaped feet. Simple Chippendale border. Good weight and patina. To the front is a large and well executed, hand engraved armorial and crest within a decorative cartouche. Weight 1504 grams, 48.3 troy ounces. Diameter 36.5 cms. Height 4.5 cms. London 1731. Maker John Tuite, a highly regarded salver maker.

  • 1685

    John Duck

    8964 James II Silver Beaker

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    A rare early English sterling silver drinking cup of tapering cylindrical form with a flared lip and simple reeded foot. The sides have a deep embossed band of flower heads and leafage, a popular Stuart motif. Contains 280 ml. Weight 115 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 9.8 cms. Diameter 8.8 cms. London 1685. Maker John Duck.

  • 1765

    Alexander Gairdner

    9355 George III Silver Invalid Cup

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    A collector’s item. Medical interest. A rare antique sterling silver feeding cup of plain design having a long pouring spout and simple curved handle. Hand engraved to the front is the crest of a hand holding a crown together with the motto “Virtutis Gloria Merces” for the Robertson clan*. Hand engraved owner’s initials to the top of the lid and base. Weight 276 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Height 14.5cm. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter 6.7cm. Edinburgh 1765. Maker Alexander Gairdner.

  • 1726

    Humphrey Payne

    9692 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. Uninscribed. Contains 670 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 367 grams, 11.8 troy ounces. Height 12.8cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 13.2cm. Diameter 8.6cm. London 1726. Maker Humphrey Payne. Sterling silver.

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