Collectibles

Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

8877. Antique James II Silver Tobacco Box

1688

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A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. The top has a large hand engraved coat of arms within a decorative cartouche. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 9.2 cms. Width 7.4 cms. Height 2 cms. London 1688. Maker “RH” – see Jacksons page 143*.
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A rare early English sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and rope borders. This style was popular from the...

Antique Queen Anne Silver Pilgrim Flask

9091. Antique Queen Anne Silver Pilgrim Flask

Circa 1710

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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 and pendant chain. There is a large decorative cartouche hand engraved to both sides with an armorial to the front (probably for Underhill of Stratford-upon-Avon) and a crest of a stag to the reverse. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Width 8 cms. Unmarked English silver. Circa 1710. Illustrated in Michael Clayton’s Pictorial History of English & American Silver (see photos).
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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 silv...

Antique German Silver Spirit Funnel

8223. Antique German Silver Spirit Funnel

Circa 1720

Price £585

A charming little antique silver funnel of single piece design without a pierced strainer. Funnels of this type were smaller in size and used for decanting liquor, or possibly perfume. Of plain form and having a simple band of hand engraved decoration around the top edge. Weight 32 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 5.3 cms. Diameter 5.4 cms. Marked around the edge with German silver marks for the town Augsburg. Maker "S" under 2 stars (Rosenberg page 202) Circa 1720.
Price £585

A charming little antique silver funnel of single piece design without a pierced strainer. Funnels of this type were smaller in...

George II Tobacco Box

8418. George II Tobacco Box

1752

Price £1,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the mid 17th century up until the reign of George I. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces. Length 10.75 cms. Width 8.5 cms. London 1752. Maker probably Robert Cox.
Price £1,250

A charming antique sterling silver box with lift off top. Simple oval shape and reeded borders. This style was popular from the...

Antique Silver Serving Slice

9053. Antique Silver Serving Slice

1753

SAMUEL COURTAULD

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A rare early antique silver serving slice with an elegant turned hardwood handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate scrolls and flowers. Hand engraved to the reverse is a large lion crest crowned. Total weight 189 grams, 6 troy ounces. Length 31.5 cms. Width 11.4 cms. Sterling silver. London 1753. Samuel Courtauld I (Grimwade 2489).
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A rare early antique silver serving slice with an elegant turned hardwood handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with ...

George III Silver Fox Stirrup Cup

8086. George III Silver Fox Stirrup Cup

1773

JOHN LAUTIER

Price £9,750

A beautifully modelled antique sterling silver stirrup cup in the form of a fox head. Fine features and lovely expressive face. Weight 147 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Length 11.5 cms. Width 10 cms. English silver hallmarks on the rim for London 1773. Maker John Lautier.
Price £9,750

A beautifully modelled antique sterling silver stirrup cup in the form of a fox head. Fine features and lovely expressive face....

Georgian Silver Travelling Scribes Box

9156. Georgian Silver Travelling Scribes Box

Circa 1780

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An unusual antique sterling silver travelling case which pulls apart in 4 sections to contain pens, nibs and other writing paraphernalia. The outer case has an 8 inch rule hand engraved to the front. To each end there is an integral seal. Weight 84 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Length 20 cm. Unmarked silver. English circa 1780.
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An unusual antique sterling silver travelling case which pulls apart in 4 sections to contain pens, nibs and other writing para...

Pair of Antique American Silver Buckles

7128. Pair of Antique American Silver Buckles

Circa 1780

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An excellent quality pair of antique silver buckles with an interesting pierced design and mounted with circular studs. Weight 51 grams. Length 5.7 cms. Width 4.2 cms. Double stamped on the back with the makers initials for John Van Steenbergh Jnr. New York. Circa 1780.
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An excellent quality pair of antique silver buckles with an interesting pierced design and mounted with circular studs. Weight ...

Georgian Campaign Jug

9308. Georgian Campaign Jug

1787

Price £950

Probably of medical interest. A rare and interesting antique sterling silver jug of simple form with a detachable handle with a turned wooden grip. Hand engraved to the front is a circular cartouche containing the Pollen family crest of a pelican and motto “De Tout Mon Coeur”. Contains 250 ml. Weight 184 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 13 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. London 1787.
Price £950

Probably of medical interest. A rare and interesting antique sterling silver jug of simple form with a detachable handle with a...

George III Silver Invalid Cup

8843. George III Silver Invalid Cup

1789

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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. With the clever lid design, typical of mid 17th century porringers, the lid can be inverted for use as a small bowl. The lid is shaped so that it sits over the handle securely. Weight 195 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Height 8.7 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms. London 1789. Maker Peter Carter.
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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 ...

Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

3289. Antique Continental Silver Tobacco Box

Circa 1790

Price £850

A good 18th century silver tobacco box with long hinged lid and original gilt interior. The bright cut decoration is particularly fine. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces.Length 14.5 cms. Depth 6.25 cms. Height 3 cms. Continental silver hallmarks (2 silver marks stamped on the inner rim of the box). Circa 1790.
Price £850

A good 18th century silver tobacco box with long hinged lid and original gilt interior. The bright cut decoration is particular...

Antique Silver Lancet Case with Thumb Lancets

6391. Antique Silver Lancet Case with Thumb Lancets

1790

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An antique sterling silver flip top four partition carrying case fitted with a set of four antique bloodletting lancets. These instruments are known as thumb lancets due to the manner in which they were held and pushed into the blood vessel. Tortoiseshell guards protect the blades. Unmarked silver. Circa 1790
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An antique sterling silver flip top four partition carrying case fitted with a set of four antique bloodletting lancets. These ...

Pair of Antique Italian Silver Frames

8191. Pair of Antique Italian Silver Frames

Circa 1790

Price £2,750

A stylish pair of late 18th century Sicilian silver cartaglorias containing the original texts in old fashioned script. The oval bead bordered frames have applied gilt silver swags, leaves and flower motifs, the bases are raised on square supports. The sheet silver frames are pinned onto carved softwood backs. Height 26.7 cms. Width 23 cms. Marked on the bottom left hand corner with “GC” for Guiseppe Caltagirone of Trapani, Sicilia. Circa 1790.
Price £2,750

A stylish pair of late 18th century Sicilian silver cartaglorias containing the original texts in old fashioned script. The ova...

Georgian Cut Steel Purse

7091. Georgian Cut Steel Purse

Circa 1800

Price £275

A delightful little cut steel purse with excellent quality metalwork. To each side there is an ornate, pierced and engraved steel panel and to the front there is an inset polychrome painting on glass with a maritime scene. The interior is made of red leather and silk. This piece has suffered damage over the years but still remains a very charming and collectible piece. Length 7 cms. Width 5 cms. Unmarked. Circa 1800.
Price £275

A delightful little cut steel purse with excellent quality metalwork. To each side there is an ornate, pierced and engraved ste...

Georgian Silver Apple Corer

6367. Georgian Silver Apple Corer

Circa 1809

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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.
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A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however ...

Antique George III Silver Inkwell

8768. Antique George III Silver Inkwell

1810

THOMAS WELLS

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A good George III sterling silver travelling inkwell, of rectangular form, with hinged screw down cover. Lovely plain style. Weight 56 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 2.5 (pot), 5 (top of screw cap) cms. Base 3.9x3.9 cms. London 1810. Maker Thomas Wells.
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A good George III sterling silver travelling inkwell, of rectangular form, with hinged screw down cover. Lovely plain style. We...

Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle

7956. Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle

1810

JOSEPH WILLMORE

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Of nautical interest. A large size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and engraved basket weave design. Complete with suspension ring. Weight 21 grams. Length 13 cms. Birmingham 1810. Maker Joseph Willmore.
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Of nautical interest. A large size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and engrave...

Georgian Silver Nutmeg Grater

8032. Georgian Silver Nutmeg Grater

1811

JOHN ROBINS

Price £750

A plain style antique sterling silver nutmeg grater of cylindrical style. Open the lid and the box opens out to use the steel grater. Height when closed 6.5 cms. Top measures 3 x 2.5 cms. London 1811. Maker John Robins.
Price £750

A plain style antique sterling silver nutmeg grater of cylindrical style. Open the lid and the box opens out to use the steel g...

Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

7102. Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

Circa 1820

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A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box having a hinged lid with inset silver disc and a shield to the front. The quality of the horn is particularly good. Length 8 cms. Diameter 4 cms. Unmarked silver. Most probably Scottish. Circa 1820.
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A charming antique silver mounted horn snuff box having a hinged lid with inset silver disc and a shield to the front. The qual...

Antique Silver and Shagreen Etui

8989. Antique Silver and Shagreen Etui

Circa 1820

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A ladies set. An interesting travelling set of sewing and manicure instruments in a silver mounted shagreen case. Most pieces have small silver marks, unidentified. Continental, circa 1820.
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A ladies set. An interesting travelling set of sewing and manicure instruments in a silver mounted shagreen case. Most pieces h...

Antique Silver Table Snuff Box

9099. Antique Silver Table Snuff Box

1822

JOHN REILY

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A magnificent antique sterling silver box with doubled compartment and hinged lid. Excellent size and weight. Original gilt interior. Crisp cast borders and engine turned decoration to the sides and base. The top bears a regimental inscription. Weight 542 grams, 17.4 troy ounces. Height 4cm. Top 12 x 8.5cm. London 1822. Maker John Reily.
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A magnificent antique sterling silver box with doubled compartment and hinged lid. Excellent size and weight. Original gilt int...

Georgian Silver Snuff Box

9152. Georgian Silver Snuff Box

1824

JOHN BETTRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM

Price £350

A smart little antique sterling silver snuff box with engine turned decoration and a decorative cast border with flowers and foliage. Original bright gilt interior finish. Initial “N” hand engraved to the top in cursive script. Weight 66 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Top measures 6x4 cm. Height 1.8 cm. Birmingham 1824. Maker John Bettridge.
Price £350

A smart little antique sterling silver snuff box with engine turned decoration and a decorative cast border with flowers and fo...

Georgian Silver Coach Pot

6970. Georgian Silver Coach Pot

1826

WILLIAM SUMNER

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A rare antique sterling silver bourdalou of plain design with a compressed elliptical shape and simple loop handle. This is a small urinal or chamber pot designed for female use when travelling. Weight 563 grams, 18.1 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Length 21 cms. Spread 24 cms. Width 9.5/6 cms. London 1826. Maker William Sumner.
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A rare antique sterling silver bourdalou of plain design with a compressed elliptical shape and simple loop handle. This is a s...

Antique Belgian Silver Holy Water Stoup

8656. Antique Belgian Silver Holy Water Stoup

Circa 1840

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An excellent quality antique silver holy water container mounted on a decorative wall plaque. The deep relief ornament is very charming and the pressed out detail is very clear. Weight 124 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Width 11 cms. Marked on the front above the font with Belgian silver marks for Ghent, Circa 1840.
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An excellent quality antique silver holy water container mounted on a decorative wall plaque. The deep relief ornament is very ...

Antique Gold and Stone Desk Seal

8806. Antique Gold and Stone Desk Seal

Circa 1840

Price £695

An antique seal with white hard stone handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has an armorial, a horse crest over a crown, and the motto “Con Fide”. The stone handle could be white jade or quartz cabouchon. The intaglio is a creamier white colour and may be rock crystal. Length 6.7 cms. Unmarked gold (15 or 18 carat). French. Circa 1840.
Price £695

An antique seal with white hard stone handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has an armorial, a horse crest over a cr...

Antique Silver Pedlar Snuff Box

8847. Antique Silver Pedlar Snuff Box

1843

EDWARD SMITH, BIRMINGHAM

Price £3,500

A fine quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a bright gilt finish. The top has a high relief decoration of a pedlar in old fashioned costume selling his wares in a crowded market. The sides and base have a crisp engine turned finish. Original bright gilt interior. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5x5.5 cms. Height 2.2 cms (top of box), 3 cms (top of pedlar). Birmingham 1843. Maker Edward Smith. Retailer Elkington & Co.
Price £3,500

A fine quality antique sterling silver snuff box with a bright gilt finish. The top has a high relief decoration of a pedlar in...

Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder

7808. Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder

1843 to 1853

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An early 19th century silver toothpick holder in the form of a bird cage with a classical domed lid pierced to hold the toothpicks. Will make a fantastic show when the toothpicks are inserted on the top. Weight 341 grams, 11 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base diameter 11 cms. Marked underneath with an assay scrape and Portuguese silver marks for Porto 1843 – 1853. Makers initials AM.
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An early 19th century silver toothpick holder in the form of a bird cage with a classical domed lid pierced to hold the toothpi...

Antique Silver Baby Rattle

9166. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1846

JOSEPH WILLMORE

Price £595

An antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real jade teether. There are 6 silver bells attached. The hand engraved wriggle decoration is very unusual. Weight 53 grams, 1.7 troy ounce. Length 13.6 cm. Birmingham 1846. Maker Joseph Willmore.
Price £595

An antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real jade teether. There are 6 silver bells attached. T...

Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle

7959. Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle

1859

GEORGE UNITE

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Of nautical interest. A medium size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and hand engraved wriggle work design. Complete with suspension ring. Inscribed to one side with the owner’s name “W Bevis”. Weight 13 grams. Length 9.25 cms. London 1859. Maker George Unite.
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Of nautical interest. A medium size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and hand e...

Antique Dutch Gold Scent Bottle

7991. Antique Dutch Gold Scent Bottle

Circa 1860

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A rare and delightful antique scent bottle with a decorative gold mount. Excellent quality. In the original fitted box. The beautiful gold mounted top has a hand engraved design with a classical Greek key border and scroll work additions, inside the hinged top there is a small glass stopper. The oval shaped body is made of multi faceted rock crystal and typically of the period, has a rounded base which was made to lie down. Bottle height 10 cms. Width 4.25 cms. Stamped on the mount with a small Dutch gold mark, circa 1860.
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A rare and delightful antique scent bottle with a decorative gold mount. Excellent quality. In the original fitted box. The bea...

Antique French Silver Scent Bottle

8465. Antique French Silver Scent Bottle

Circa 1860

Price £275

An excellent quality antique scent bottle with a decorative silver mount. The hinged top has a hand engraved design with flowers, leaves and dot scroll work. The oval shaped body is made of multi faceted crystal and typically of the period, has a rounded base which was made to lie down. Traces of the original gilt finish. H 11.2 cms. Width 4 cms. Stamped on the mount and top with very small French silver marks, circa 1860.
Price £275

An excellent quality antique scent bottle with a decorative silver mount. The hinged top has a hand engraved design with flowe...

Antique Silver Goblet

8125. Antique Silver Goblet

Circa 1861

GEORGE ANGELL

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An attractive antique sterling silver chalice having applied decoration with cherub bacchanalian scenes. Excellent quality. Contains 570 ml. Weight 444 grams, 14.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Diameter of top 8.25 cms. London 1861. Maker George Angell.
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An attractive antique sterling silver chalice having applied decoration with cherub bacchanalian scenes. Excellent quality. Con...

Antique Silver Travelling Lamp

8145. Antique Silver Travelling Lamp

1863

ORTNER & HOULE, LONDON

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A fine quality antique sterling silver travelling or carriage lamp by Orton & Houle, neatly designed so that it can be carried for travel. To use the lamp, lift the lid and pull out the hinged front cover to reveal the candle holder behind a glass panel. The lamp can then either be hung from the suspension hooks, or placed standing up by pulling down the base. Next to the base there is a cylindrical vesta case, with a drop down hinged cover for matches and a match striker. A nice feature is the candle holder which has a spring fitting allowing the candle to be pushed up as the candle burns down. Stamped on the main cover with full English silver hallmarks for London 1863. Maker and retailer Ortner & Houle, 3 St James St, SW London.
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A fine quality antique sterling silver travelling or carriage lamp by Orton & Houle, neatly designed so that it can be carried ...

Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

8822. Antique Russian Silver and Niello Cigarette Case

1865

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An unusual double sided antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a chequered black and white purse decoration with a swivel catch. The reverse has a niello decorated scene of a large square with monumental buildings. Weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Top measures 9.5 x 5.2 cms. Height 1.6 cms. Marked inside top, centre and bottom with Russian silver marks. Dated 1865.
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An unusual double sided antique silver cigarette case with niello decoration and original gilt interior. The top has a chequere...

Antique Silver Baby Rattle

8543. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1869

Price £575

A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real mother of pearl teething ring. There are 7 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and scrolls. Weight 65 grams, 2 troy ounces. Length (including teether ring) 12.5 cms. Makers mark badly struck. London 1869.
Price £575

A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real mother of pearl teething ring. There are 7...

Victorian Silver Plater Spoonwarmer

8898. Victorian Silver Plater Spoonwarmer

Circa 1870

MAPPIN & WEBB

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An antique spoon warmer in the former of a nautilus shell on a raised base. Engraved flower and foliate decoration and with a quality hinged lid. Nice clean shiny finish Height 15 cms. Length 15.5 cms. Width 8.5 cms. Silver plated Circa 1870. Marked underneath with silver plate stamps for Mappin & Webb, London & Sheffield.
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An antique spoon warmer in the former of a nautilus shell on a raised base. Engraved flower and foliate decoration and with a q...

Victorian Spoon Warmer

1322. Victorian Spoon Warmer

Circa 1870

SAMUEL ROBERTS AND CHARLES BELK Also known as ROBERTS & BELK

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A rare antique silver plated novelty spoon warmer in the shape of a cornucopia. Fine quality and unusually large size. Hinged lid. With attractive engraved decoration overall, the base has a bead border and decorative carrying support. Height 15 cms. Length 23 cms. Stamped underneath for the maker Roberts & Belk, Sheffield, UK. Circa 1870.
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A rare antique silver plated novelty spoon warmer in the shape of a cornucopia. Fine quality and unusually large size. Hinged l...

Antique Silver Baby Rattle

9127. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1874

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

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A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 7 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and foliage. Weight 27 grams, under 1 troy ounce. Length 9.5 cms. London 1874. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.
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A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 7 silver bel...

Antique Silver Bell

9151. Antique Silver Bell

1874

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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a winged cherub. Hand engraved to the front is an initial “M” surmounted by a crown. Weight 200 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cm. Diameter 7 cm. London 1874.
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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a winged cherub. Hand engraved to the front is an initial ...

Victorian Silver Plated Spoon Warmers

4040. Victorian Silver Plated Spoon Warmers

Circa 1880

JAMES DIXON OF SHEFFIELD

Price £225

A pair of antique silver plated spoon warmers in the form of scallop shells. Classic bead borders. These table shells make an excellent display for flowers and can also be used as cutlery holders and maybe even covered jugs. Spread 18 cm. Height 10.5 cm to top of handle. Width 14 cm. Both marked underneath for the maker James Dixon of Sheffield, UK. Circa 1880.
Price £225

A pair of antique silver plated spoon warmers in the form of scallop shells. Classic bead borders. These table shells make an ...

Antique French Gold Metal Magnifying Glass

8831. Antique French Gold Metal Magnifying Glass

Circa 1880

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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.
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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 ...

Antique French Silver Miniature Scent Bottles

8802. Antique French Silver Miniature Scent Bottles

Circa 1880

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A charming collection of tiny antique scent bottles with cut crystal bodies and silver gilt tops. Four have a tall slender shape with coloured glass and hinged tops, the other has a circular dwarf form with bayonet top. All with French silver marks. Circa 1880. Full details below
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A charming collection of tiny antique scent bottles with cut crystal bodies and silver gilt tops. Four have a tall slender shap...

Antique French Silver Table Bell

9063. Antique French Silver Table Bell

Circa 1880

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An excellent quality French silver hand bell. Good plain style and heavy cast silver with gilt finish and concentric decorative borders. Weight 113 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Diameter 5.8 cms. Stamped around the bottom edge with French silver marks. High grade 950 silver. Circa 1880.
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An excellent quality French silver hand bell. Good plain style and heavy cast silver with gilt finish and concentric decorative...

Antique Silver Scent Bottle

8019. Antique Silver Scent Bottle

1881

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

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An antique silver double ended scent bottle. Elegant slim style. The ruby glass body has two separate compartments, one end has a screw silver cap and the other has a hinged silver cap. Length 10 cms. Diameter 1.75 cms. Sterling silver. London 1881. Maker Sampson Mordan, famous for his quality propelling pencils and scent bottles.
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An antique silver double ended scent bottle. Elegant slim style. The ruby glass body has two separate compartments, one end has...

Antique Russian Silver Purse

7109. Antique Russian Silver Purse

1882

Price £875

A delightful little antique silver purse in the form of a handbag with a carrying chain. Excellent decorative detail including faux basket weave and shaped leather straps with buckles. Original gilt interior. Weight 66 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 6 cms (excluding chain). Width 7 cms. Stamped on both sides with Russian silver marks including the grade “84”, town mark, the year 1882 and the makers mark.
Price £875

A delightful little antique silver purse in the form of a handbag with a carrying chain. Excellent decorative detail including ...

Antique Silver Pin Cushion – Baby Cradle

7938. Antique Silver Pin Cushion – Baby Cradle

1883

HORACE WOODWARD & CO

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An unusual Victorian sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a baby’s rocking cradle. With pretty embossed decoration of flowers and scrolls. Currently without the pin cushion fitting it could be used as a ring box or for knick knacks. Weight 18 grams. Length 4.75 cms. Width 2.75 cms. Height 3.5 cms. Birmingham 1883. Maker Woodward & Co (Finley & Taylor).
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An unusual Victorian sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a baby’s rocking cradle. With pretty embossed decoration of f...

Victorian Presentation Shovel

8011. Victorian Presentation Shovel

1884

SIBRAY, HALL & CO

Price £3,950

Superb quality antique silver commemorative shovel with carved mahogany handle. Very interesting railway inscription. The decorative silver mounts have intricate engraved borders and deeply chased decoration with flowers and leaves. Length 88 cms. Width 19 cms. London 1884. Maker Sibray, Hall & Co. The handle with silver mount, part marked, probably Birmingham 1888. Maker Hall & Co
Price £3,950

Superb quality antique silver commemorative shovel with carved mahogany handle. Very interesting railway inscription. The decor...

Antique Silver and Horn Beakers

9176. Antique Silver and Horn Beakers

1887

HIRONS AND PLANTE

Price £650

A complete set of four stacking silver and horn tumblers in the original leather case. The horn has a pale gold/green transparent colour. Fully matching, each with a silver applied shield containing a hand engraved monogram in old fashioned cursive script. Each contains 60/95/130/160 ml – total capacity 445 ml. Birmingham 1887. Maker Hirons & Plante.
Price £650

A complete set of four stacking silver and horn tumblers in the original leather case. The horn has a pale gold/green transpare...

Antique Silver Bookmark with Mother of Pearl Handle

7936. Antique Silver Bookmark with Mother of Pearl Handle

1887

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A good quality Victorian sterling silver bookmark with a curved blade formed as a scythe with a mother of pearl handle. Weight 5 grams. Length 7.75 cms. Birmingham 1887. Maker M Bros.
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A good quality Victorian sterling silver bookmark with a curved blade formed as a scythe with a mother of pearl handle. Weight ...

Victorian Gentleman’s Combination Whistle Vesta

8297. Victorian Gentleman’s Combination Whistle Vesta

1888

WILLIAM NEALE

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A Victorian sterling silver gentleman's vesta case, with a vertical ribbed decoration, having a hinged lid with striker to one end, and a whistle to the other end. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Length 7 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Marked inside lid and on the body for Chester 1888. Maker William Neale.
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A Victorian sterling silver gentleman's vesta case, with a vertical ribbed decoration, having a hinged lid with striker to one ...

Victorian Boot Spoon Warmer

1873. Victorian Boot Spoon Warmer

Circa 1890

MAPPIN & WEBB

Price £350

Antique silver plated spoonwarmer. A delightful model of a battered old tramp’s boot with a hinged lid at the top with provision for a spoon. Length 17.5 cms. Height 9.5 cms. Electroplated. Circa 1890. Made by Mappin and Webb, Sheffield, UK.
Price £350

Antique silver plated spoonwarmer. A delightful model of a battered old tramp’s boot with a hinged lid at the top with provis...

Antique French Silver Lorgnette

8834. Antique French Silver Lorgnette

Circa 1890

Price £135

A decorative antique gilt silver folding magnifying glass or eyeglass with a spring clip. Length 15.5 cms. Spread across the lenses 14 cms. Unmarked silver with gold finish. French. Circa 1890.
Price £135

A decorative antique gilt silver folding magnifying glass or eyeglass with a spring clip. Length 15.5 cms. Spread across the le...

Antique Gold and Nephrite Letter Opener

8615. Antique Gold and Nephrite Letter Opener

Circa 1890

Price £975

A handsome jade nephrite paper knife with a decorative 15 carat gold (unmarked) mount. Excellent quality. Length 26 cms. Width 2.15 cms. Circa 1890. Probably French or Russian.
Price £975

A handsome jade nephrite paper knife with a decorative 15 carat gold (unmarked) mount. Excellent quality. Length 26 cms. Width ...

Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

7501. Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

1890

Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. Weight 24 grams. Length 10 cms. Width 4.5 cms. Marked on the edge of the tongs for London 1890.
Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. ...

Antique Silver Travelling Medical Set

9061. Antique Silver Travelling Medical Set

1892

JOSEPH BRAHAM, LONDON

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A useful Victorian sterling silver medical set consisting of a cup, pill dispenser and funnel which stack together neatly with a push on lid. Gilt interior. Weight 150 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Diameter 5/3.3 cms. Cup, pill dispenser and lid - London 1892 maker Joseph Braham. Funnel London 1898.
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A useful Victorian sterling silver medical set consisting of a cup, pill dispenser and funnel which stack together neatly with ...

Antique Silver Dog Whistle

8113. Antique Silver Dog Whistle

1893

H. W. ASHFORD, BIRMINGHAM

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A very charming novelty silver whistle modelled with the head of a dog, complete with a collar and a small chain loop. Small size. Weight less than 1 troy ounce. Length 4.25 cms. Sterling silver. Birmingham 1893. Maker HW Ashford.
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A very charming novelty silver whistle modelled with the head of a dog, complete with a collar and a small chain loop. Small si...

Antique Silver Bookmark with Magnifying Glass

7934. Antique Silver Bookmark with Magnifying Glass

1893

THOMAS MARPLES, SHEFFIELD

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A good quality Victorian sterling silver bookmark with an integral magnifier glass. Weight 6 grams. Length 8.75 cms. London 1893. Maker Marple & Co.
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A good quality Victorian sterling silver bookmark with an integral magnifier glass. Weight 6 grams. Length 8.75 cms. London 189...

Antique Silver Perfume Bottle by Sampson Mordan

8240. Antique Silver Perfume Bottle by Sampson Mordan

1893

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

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A delightful sterling silver cylinder scent bottle, with a hinged flip top and glass stopper. The bottle is finely engraved in the Kate Greenaway style, with two little girls sitting on a wall looking at a snail, there is a church in the background. Original gilt interior. Height 5.5 cms. Diameter 2.5 cms. London 1893. Maker Sampson Mordan & Co.
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A delightful sterling silver cylinder scent bottle, with a hinged flip top and glass stopper. The bottle is finely engraved in ...

Victorian Silver Scent Flask

7568. Victorian Silver Scent Flask

1896

JAMES DIXON OF SHEFFIELD

Price £220

A tiny size antique sterling silver flask with plain styling and a screw off top. Very handy size and would make a good baby gift. Engraved to the front is a decorative monogram. Small capacity and contains less than 20ml. Weight 33 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms (6 cms to top of cap), width 5.5 cms. London 1896. Maker James Dixon.
Price £220

A tiny size antique sterling silver flask with plain styling and a screw off top. Very handy size and would make a good baby gi...

Victorian Silver Miniature Double Photo Frame

7108. Victorian Silver Miniature Double Photo Frame

1896

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An attractive antique sterling silver folding photo frame of plain design. Inside there are 2 oval discs which can be removed to insert the photos. Red velvet interior. Total weight 97 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Measures when folded – length 6 cms, width 5 cms. Inner measurements for photo - 2.8 mm x 3.8 mm. Chester 1896. Maker William Neale.
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An attractive antique sterling silver folding photo frame of plain design. Inside there are 2 oval discs which can be removed t...

Antique Silver Cigar Cutter and Vesta Case

8661. Antique Silver Cigar Cutter and Vesta Case

1897

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An interesting combination smoking item. An antique sterling silver vesta case with hinged lid and original gilded interior. Incorporated into the base there is a swivel cigar cutter. Lovely plain style. Weight 23 grams, less than 1 troy ounce. Measures 0.8 x 4.7 x 2.9 cms. Birmingham 1897. Maker Charles Edward Solomon.
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An interesting combination smoking item. An antique sterling silver vesta case with hinged lid and original gilded interior. In...

Antique Miniature Silver Teapot Pepper

8348. Antique Miniature Silver Teapot Pepper

1898

CORNELIUS SAUNDERS & FRANCIS SHEPHERD

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A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Victorian teapot. Typical late 19th century shape with oval tapering sides and straight spout. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 28 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 4 cms. Spread of handle to spout 7. 2 cms. Base 4.2 x 3.4 cms. Chester 1898. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.
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A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Victorian teapot. Typical late 19th century shape with oval tapering sides and...

Victorian Silver Top Scent Bottle

8277. Victorian Silver Top Scent Bottle

1899

W J MYATT & CO OF BIRMINGHAM

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A large and chunky antique sterling silver top perfume bottle with hinged lid and inner stopper. The silver mount has a pierced and embossed decoration with cherubs, face masks, scrolls and flowers. The inside of the lid retains the original gilt. The cut crystal bottle has an all over decoration of criss cross diamond cutting. Height 12.5 cms. Diameter 10 cms approx. Chester 1899. Maker W J Myatt & Co.
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A large and chunky antique sterling silver top perfume bottle with hinged lid and inner stopper. The silver mount has a pierced...

Antique Chinese Silver Case

8901. Antique Chinese Silver Case

Circa 1900

WANG HING

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Chinese Export silver. An excellent quality antique sterling silver cigarette case. The top is mounted with a full length dragon having a serpentine shaped body and breathing out fire. Beautiful workmanship. Hand beaten silver. Push button operation. Gilt interior. Engraved initials “CFU” to the top. Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Top measures 14x9 cms. With Chinese silver marks for Wang Hing, Circa 1900.
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Chinese Export silver. An excellent quality antique sterling silver cigarette case. The top is mounted with a full length drago...

Antique Silver Art Nouveau Buttons

8306. Antique Silver Art Nouveau Buttons

Circa 1900

HENRY MATTHEWS, BIRMINGHAM

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A beautiful pair of antique English art nouveau ladies buttons each decorated with a stylish young girl’s head with a flower. Fully stamped with English silver hallmarks for Birmingham, date mark unclear. Circa 1900. Maker Henry Matthews.
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A beautiful pair of antique English art nouveau ladies buttons each decorated with a stylish young girl’s head with a flower...

Antique Miniature Silver Mandolin Scent Bottle

8336. Antique Miniature Silver Mandolin Scent Bottle

Circa 1900

Price £195

A pretty little model silver mandolin with a flip top scent bottle catch. The front is decorated with flowers and scrolls and the reverse side has a scene with 2 figures frolicking in a meadow. Weight 25 grams. Length 11 cms. Width 3.8 cms. Continental silver – unmarked. Circa 1900.
Price £195

A pretty little model silver mandolin with a flip top scent bottle catch. The front is decorated with flowers and scrolls and t...

Antique Russian Silver Icon

7957. Antique Russian Silver Icon

Circa 1900

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A miniature silver travelling icon with a hand painted face and hands. With the original faded red velvet back. Height 5.5 x width 4.5 cms. Marked with Russian silver stamps, 84 and makers mark. Circa 1900.
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A miniature silver travelling icon with a hand painted face and hands. With the original faded red velvet back. Height 5.5 x wi...

Antique Silver Toothpick

8835. Antique Silver Toothpick

1900

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An antique sterling silver toothpick which would have originally hung on a lady’s chatelaine or gentleman’s watch chain. Hexagonal shaped body with hand engraved decoration around the outside. At the top there is an inset garnet gemstone cap seal. The central sliding band extends & retracts the toothpick. Fully hallmarked on the side of the body. London 1900. Maker Jonathan Howell.
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An antique sterling silver toothpick which would have originally hung on a lady’s chatelaine or gentleman’s watch chain. He...

Chinese Silver Decorative Mounts

7237. Chinese Silver Decorative Mounts

Circa 1900

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An interesting collection of silver and mixed metal decorative plaques with dragon decoration. Lovely workmanship. Each of the 3 pairs has a different engraved scene. There are some tiny holes in the corners which indicate that these plaques would originally have been mounted on something, probably a cabinet. Weight 155 grams, 4.9 troy ounces, Height 16 cms. Width 5.75 cms. Unmarked solid silver. Probably Chinese. Circa 1900.
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An interesting collection of silver and mixed metal decorative plaques with dragon decoration. Lovely workmanship. Each of the ...

Chinese Silver Napkin Ring

8197. Chinese Silver Napkin Ring

Circa 1900

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An excellent quality antique silver napkin ring with the Chinese Good Luck saying popularly used at New Year. The ring has a simple plain form with bamboo borders, a vacant cartouche and 4 applied Chinese characters. Weight 38 grams, just over 1 troy ounce. Diameter 5 cms. Width 3.25 cms. Unmarked Chinese silver. Circa 1900.
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An excellent quality antique silver napkin ring with the Chinese Good Luck saying popularly used at New Year. The ring has a si...

Victorian Silver Scent Bottle

8018. Victorian Silver Scent Bottle

1900

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An excellent antique silver scent bottle having a hinged lid and ruby glass liner. The silver has a pierced centre and scroll and leaf engraved ends. Complete with internal glass stopper. Height 8 cms. Diameter of top 2.25 cms. Sterling silver. Birmingham 1900. Maker CE Williams.
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An excellent antique silver scent bottle having a hinged lid and ruby glass liner. The silver has a pierced centre and scroll a...

Antique Miniature Silver Coffee Pot Pepper

8349. Antique Miniature Silver Coffee Pot Pepper

1901

CORNELIUS SAUNDERS & FRANCIS SHEPHERD

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A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Queen Anne side handled coffee pot. Typical circa 1700 design with oval tapering sides, straight spout, and turned wooden side handle. Gilt inside. The lid pulls off to fill with pepper. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Height 7.5 cms. Spread 6.3 cms. Diameter of base 3 cms. Chester 1901. Maker Saunders & Shepherd.
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A nice little silver pepper pot in the form of a Queen Anne side handled coffee pot. Typical circa 1700 design with oval taperi...

Antique Silver Throne Pin Cushion

8392. Antique Silver Throne Pin Cushion

Circa 1901

Price £245

An unusual antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey in London. This was made in 1296 for King Edward I to enclose the famous Stone of Scone; the original is made of solid oak and stands on 4 gilt lions. Height 4 cms. Width 2.5 cms.Depth 1.25 cms. Birmingham 1901. Maker Horton & Allday.
Price £245

An unusual antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey in London. This was mad...

Antique Silver Letter Opener and Magnifier

8660. Antique Silver Letter Opener and Magnifier

1902

ASPREY

Price £450

A fantastic quality antique sterling silver letter opener combined with a 6 inch measure and magnifying glass. Excellent plain style. Total weight 42 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Length 19.5 cms. Birmingham 1902. Maker Asprey of London.
Price £450

A fantastic quality antique sterling silver letter opener combined with a 6 inch measure and magnifying glass. Excellent plain ...

Antique Silver and Ivory Bridge Marker

6814. Antique Silver and Ivory Bridge Marker

Circa 1902

JAMES DEAKIN & SON

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An excellent quality antique silver games scorer with ivory keys. Length 9.25 cms. Width 5.25 cms. Chester 1902. Maker James Deakin & Sons.
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An excellent quality antique silver games scorer with ivory keys. Length 9.25 cms. Width 5.25 cms. Chester 1902. Maker James De...

Antique Silver Presentation Key

8164. Antique Silver Presentation Key

1903

WALKER & HALL

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key. The shaped handle has a presentation inscription to each side. The front with “Souvenir of the Opening of the Tantobie and District Union Club & Institute Ltd. June 12th 1909”. The reverse with “Presented to Mr R Richardson C.C. Chairman of the Durham Branch of the Club & Institute Union Ltd”. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Length 11.8 cms. Sheffield 1903. Maker Walker & Hall.
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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key. The shaped handle has a presentation inscription to each side. The front with...

Novelty “Face” Combination Match Striker

1707. Novelty “Face” Combination Match Striker

1903

Price £375

This is a most unusual item. In sterling silver, this novelty match striker is in the form of a head with 2 eyes serrated to strike the matches on, the nose is a cigar rest, the mouth is an ashtray and the circular font at the top is to contain the matches (use your imagination to see the matches as a tuft of hair at the top!). With a registered design number Rd519008. Height 7 cms. Weight 5 troy ounces. London 1903.
Price £375

This is a most unusual item. In sterling silver, this novelty match striker is in the form of a head with 2 eyes serrated to st...

Antique Silver Chick Pin Cushion

8303. Antique Silver Chick Pin Cushion

1904

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO

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An antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a baby bird. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 3.5 cms. Length 3.5 cms. The base is loaded so the little bird stays upright all the time. Marked underneath for Chester 1904. Maker Sampson Mordan & Co.
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An antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a baby bird. Weight 30 grams, 1 troy ounce. Height 3.5 cms. Length 3.5 cm...

Antique Silver Stamp Case

8489. Antique Silver Stamp Case

1904

PAYTON, PEPPER & SONS, CHESTER

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A plain style sterling silver stamp case in the form of a square satchel with a hinged top. Unusual shape. The little silver ring was to attach it to a watch chain or chatelaine. Gilt interior. Weight 4 grams Measures 2.2 x 2.6 cms. Stamped on the body for Chester 1904. Maker Payton, Pepper & Sons Ltd.
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A plain style sterling silver stamp case in the form of a square satchel with a hinged top. Unusual shape. The little silver ri...

Antique Silver Stamp Case

8488. Antique Silver Stamp Case

1905

A E JONES

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A plain style sterling silver stamp case in the form of an envelope with a hinged top. The little silver ring was to attach it to a watch chain or chatelaine. Inside there is an old stamp (used). Weight 5 grams Measures 2.5 x 2.3 cms. Stamped on the body for Chester 1905. Maker A.E Jones.
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A plain style sterling silver stamp case in the form of an envelope with a hinged top. The little silver ring was to attach it ...

Antique Silver Pig Pin Cushion

7961. Antique Silver Pig Pin Cushion

1905

Price £325

An antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a pig with a curly tail. Height 3 cms. Length 5 cms. Marked on the side for Birmingham 1905. Maker Levi & Solomon.
Price £325

An antique sterling silver pin cushion in the form of a pig with a curly tail. Height 3 cms. Length 5 cms. Marked on the side f...

Edwardian Arts and Crafts Silver Childs Cup

6741. Edwardian Arts and Crafts Silver Childs Cup

1909

GORHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Price £475

A well designed antique sterling silver baby's porringer with a hand crafted beaten finish. With 5 applied mounts containing nursery rhyme scenes. Contains 250 ml. Weight 139 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Diameter 10.5 cms. Spread 16.25 cms. Height 4.5 cms. Birmingham 1909. Maker Gorham Manufacturing Co.
Price £475

A well designed antique sterling silver baby's porringer with a hand crafted beaten finish. With 5 applied mounts containing nu...

George V Silver Table Snuff Box

3169. George V Silver Table Snuff Box

1910

COLLINGWOOD & SONS LTD OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £685

A super quality and large sterling silver octagonal snuff box of good proportions and having simple elegant styling. The top has a bright cut decorated border and long flush hinge. Length 12.5 cms. Width 8.25 cms. Weight 275 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. London 1910. Retailed by Collingwood and Co.
Price £685

A super quality and large sterling silver octagonal snuff box of good proportions and having simple elegant styling. The top ha...

Antique Silver Model Knight

8829 . Antique Silver Model Knight

Circa 1910

Price £685

A handsome figure of a knight in full armour having a hinged visor and carved faux ivory face. In one hand he has a shield, in the other a flag. Parcel gilt finish. Fantastic workmanship and decorative detail. With a pierced filigree silver and gem set base. Total weight 213 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 12 cms (to top of helmet plume), 15 cms (to top of flag). Base 4.3 x 4.3 cms. Marked on the edge of the base with “Sterling” and below with German silver marks and makers initials. Circa 1910.
Price £685

A handsome figure of a knight in full armour having a hinged visor and carved faux ivory face. In one hand he has a shield, in ...

Antique Silver Photo Frame

7916. Antique Silver Photo Frame

Circa 1910

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A miniature continental silver photo frame with an ornate pierced work border and inner basket weave silver mount. The centre oval contains a miniature painting of a Madonna and child. The reverse has the original dark blue back with a replacement handmade back stand. Overall dimensions 7.25 cms x 5.5 cms. Inner oval frame measures 3.5 x 2.75 cms. Back opening measures 4 x 3 cms. Stamped on the back at the top with “800”, a continental grade of silver. Probably Italian. Circa 1910.
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A miniature continental silver photo frame with an ornate pierced work border and inner basket weave silver mount. The centre o...

Antique Silver Tennis Racquet Letter Clip

5082. Antique Silver Tennis Racquet Letter Clip

Circa 1910

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A collectible little antique sterling silver desk item in the form of a silver tennis racquet with pearl type tennis ball all mounted on a wooden base. Base measures 7 x 4 cms. Birmingham 1910 (mark indistinct).
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A collectible little antique sterling silver desk item in the form of a silver tennis racquet with pearl type tennis ball all m...

Antique Silver Presentation Key

8161. Antique Silver Presentation Key

1911

JAMES FENTON, BIRMINGHAM

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key in the original green velvet lined box. Original gilt finish. The finely decorated key handle is beautifully pierced and each side bears a shield shaped cartouche with presentation inscriptions. The front “Opening of New Branch Premises at 99, South Street Feb 14th 1912”. The reverse “Presented to Mr ERD Mundy by the Exeter Cooperative Industrial Society”. Weight 87 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Length 16 cms. Birmingham 1911. Maker James Fenton.
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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key in the original green velvet lined box. Original gilt finish. The finely decor...

Antique Silver Tortoise Bell

8213. Antique Silver Tortoise Bell

1912

GREY & CO, LONDON, CHESTER & BIRMINGHAM

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A fine and realistic antique tortoise table bell modelled with a solid sterling silver shell and a body made from bronze effect steel. The underside holds a clockwork winding mechanism that sounds the bell when the head or the tail is pressed. Spread 17.5 cms. Height 6 cms. Shell measures 9.3 x 11.5 cms. Silver hallmarked on the shell for Chester 1912. Silver makers mark and stamped underneath for maker Grey & Co.
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A fine and realistic antique tortoise table bell modelled with a solid sterling silver shell and a body made from bronze effect...

Antique Silver Baby Rattle

7952. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1913

CRISFORD & NORRIS OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £495

A novelty sterling silver child’s rattle in the form of the popular Victorian puppet character Mr Punch. Complete with four bells, a bone teether ring and a real mother of pearl handle. Super large size. Length 20 cms. Birmingham 1913. Maker Crisford & Norris.
Price £495

A novelty sterling silver child’s rattle in the form of the popular Victorian puppet character Mr Punch. Complete with four b...

Antique German Silver Neff Sailing Ship

8599. Antique German Silver Neff Sailing Ship

1913

BERTHOLD MULLER

Price £18,500

This superb sterling silver galleon ship, known as a Nef, is intricately modelled with 2 tall masts having multi section sails and long boom, manned crows nests, flags and rigging. Each mast has a man climbing up a tall ladder. On the upper deck the helmsman is steering the ship while the other sailors carry out their duties. In the centre there is a broad staircase which connects the two decks. Around the edge there is a decorative pierced gallery and below this, the port holes with their cannons ready for battle. The top section of the Neff can be removed from the hull. The hull of the ship is realistically engraved with timber effect planks and graining; the interior is gilded, the rudder is in the form of a dolphin, the anchor is attached by a chain. The ship has 10 cannons and stands on four decorative wheels. Excellent large size and weight. Weight 3350 grams, 107 troy ounces. Height 67 cms. Spread 62 cms. The nef has multiple silver stamps including London import marks, on the bottom edge of the top section and the body of the hull, for 1913. Importer Berthold Muller.
Price £18,500

This superb sterling silver galleon ship, known as a Nef, is intricately modelled with 2 tall masts having multi section sails ...

Antique Silver Photo Frame

6779. Antique Silver Photo Frame

1917

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A sterling silver picture frame with simple plain design and the original wooden back. Height 25.5 cms. Width 19.5 cms. Chester 1917. Makers mark indistinct.
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A sterling silver picture frame with simple plain design and the original wooden back. Height 25.5 cms. Width 19.5 cms. Chester...

Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit Knife

8802. Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit Knife

1920

JOHN YEOMANS COWLISHAW

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A very pretty antique sterling silver folding pocket knife in the original brown leather purse. Real mother of pearl. Both silver and pearl have attractive engraved decoration. Length 14.4 cms, 8.5 cms (folded). Sheffield 1920. Maker J Y Cowlishaw.
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A very pretty antique sterling silver folding pocket knife in the original brown leather purse. Real mother of pearl. Both silv...

Novelty Silver Plated Honey Bee Dish by Mappin and Webb

1886. Novelty Silver Plated Honey Bee Dish by Mappin and Webb

Circa 1920

MAPPIN & WEBB

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Attractive honey dish in the form of a honey bee. The wings lift to reveal the honey held in the glass body. Height 8 cms high Width 9 cms at the back of the wing. Length 20 cms from the tip of the feelers to the back of the glass. Electroplated. Usually made by Mappin and Webb with full marks to the base of the wings and body. Circa 1920. Available in different colours. Out of stock.
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Attractive honey dish in the form of a honey bee. The wings lift to reveal the honey held in the glass body. Height 8 cms high ...

Antique Silver Photo Frame

7992. Antique Silver Photo Frame

Circa 1920

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An excellent quality sterling silver photograph frame of oval form with beaded borders and a folding easel back stand. The inner section pulls apart and the photo, glass and cardboard back are all held in place by 4 fold out clips. Weight of outside frame (ie. without inner frame and back stand) is 74 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Outside measures 9.5 x 7 cms, inside measures 8.5 x 6 cms. Stamped “STERLING” on the top of the back stand. The style and silver mark indicate that the frame is of either German or American origin, circa 1920.
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An excellent quality sterling silver photograph frame of oval form with beaded borders and a folding easel back stand. The inne...

Arts & Crafts Style Silver Plated Photo Frame

7962. Arts & Crafts Style Silver Plated Photo Frame

Circa 1920

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A very stylish antique silver plated photo frame. Arts & crafts design with a beaten finish and brass studs. With the original makers label on the reverse side. Height 24 cms. Width 19.5 cms. Inside measurements height 19 cms, width 14 cms. Circa 1920.
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A very stylish antique silver plated photo frame. Arts & crafts design with a beaten finish and brass studs. With the original ...

9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

8816. 9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

1923

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A stylish telescopic solid gold ruler with an ivory button dating from the 1920s era. The measure opens out into 3 sections measuring one imperial foot in length. When closed the ruler shows the measure 11.5 cms, 4.5 inches; when open it measures 30.5 cms, 12 inches. On one side there is the inscription “One Thousand Square Miles” and on the reverse there is a presentation inscription in script dated 2/2/25. Weight 23 grams (including button). Actual length 13 cms (closed), 31.5 cms (open). Birmingham 1923. Maker WS.
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A stylish telescopic solid gold ruler with an ivory button dating from the 1920s era. The measure opens out into 3 sections mea...

Antique Silver Bookmark with Scottish Thistle

7935. Antique Silver Bookmark with Scottish Thistle

1925

ADIE & LOVEKIN, BIRMINGHAM

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A good quality antique sterling silver bookmark with the finial formed as a Scottish thistle mounted with an amethyst glass. Weight less than 5 grams. Length 5.75 cms. Birmingham 1925. Maker Adie & Lovekin.
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A good quality antique sterling silver bookmark with the finial formed as a Scottish thistle mounted with an amethyst glass. We...

Antique Silver Gimbal Cigar Lighter

8973. Antique Silver Gimbal Cigar Lighter

1925

PADGETT & BRAHAM LTD

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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.
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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 mec...

Antique Silver Presentation Key

8165. Antique Silver Presentation Key

1926

WILLIAM JAMES DINGLEY, BIRMINGHAM

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key. Original gilt finish. The finely decorated key handle is beautifully pierced and each side bears a shield shaped cartouche with presentation inscriptions. The front “Lisgard Church Hall, Opened 29th November 1932”. The reverse “Presented to Her Grace the Duchess of Aberford”. Weight 44 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Length 10.4 cms. Birmingham 1926. Maker William James Dingley.
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An excellent quality antique sterling silver key. Original gilt finish. The finely decorated key handle is beautifully pierced ...

Silver Shoe Pin Cushion

7945. Silver Shoe Pin Cushion

1928

ADIE & LOVEKIN, BIRMINGHAM

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An unusual sterling silver pin cushion in the form of an old fashioned high heeled shoe with a bow. Original blue velvet top. Length 6 cms. Height 3 cms. The bottom is engraved with the original owner’s name “Lucy Davidson”. Birmingham 1928. Maker Adie & Lovekin Ltd.
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An unusual sterling silver pin cushion in the form of an old fashioned high heeled shoe with a bow. Original blue velvet top. L...

Vintage Silver Box by Asprey

9191. Vintage Silver Box by Asprey

1928

ASPREY

Price £850

An excellent quality sterling silver box with engine turned decoration. Superb plain design and clean lines. Heavy quality. Solid lid with original gilt lining. Base with original wood lining. Height 4.3 cms. Length 27 cm. Width 16.7 cm. London 1928. Maker Asprey & Co Ltd.
Price £850

An excellent quality sterling silver box with engine turned decoration. Superb plain design and clean lines. Heavy quality. Sol...

Antique Silver Table Bell

8045. Antique Silver Table Bell

1928

WAKELY & WHEELER, LONDON

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A good quality antique sterling silver hand bell with plain design and an engraved crest of a bird. Weight 125 cms, 4 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter 6 cms. London 1928. Maker Wakely & Wheeler.
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A good quality antique sterling silver hand bell with plain design and an engraved crest of a bird. Weight 125 cms, 4 troy ounc...

Antique Silver Bridge Box

8184. Antique Silver Bridge Box

1928

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A smart little antique sterling silver flip top card case containing two decks of playing cards. Good plain style. Original gilt interior. Weight 113 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Top measures 4.7 x 4 cms. Birmingham 1928. Maker Sanders & McKenzie.
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A smart little antique sterling silver flip top card case containing two decks of playing cards. Good plain style. Original gil...

Art Deco Silver Clock by Asprey

8354. Art Deco Silver Clock by Asprey

1934

ASPREY

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An exceptional quality sterling silver travelling clock comprising an 8 day watch which folds away into a solid silver box when not in use. The watch is Swiss made and has a seconds hand and an alarm; it can be detached from the silver box by unscrewing the retaining bezel on the front. The box is made of excellent gauge silver and has a heavy, chunky feel; the top is engraved with a stylised monogram “RP” for R. Purbrick the original owner. Every feature is of the highest quality. The clock would have originally been part of an extensive set of art deco silver and cut glass gentleman’s accessories in a leather travelling case for which the maker Asprey is particularly known for. Height 14.5 cms when open, 2 cms when closed. Top measures 7.5 x 7.5 cms. London 1934. Maker Asprey, London.
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An exceptional quality sterling silver travelling clock comprising an 8 day watch which folds away into a solid silver box when...

Vintage Silver Corkscrew and Bottle Opener – Golf Putter

8668. Vintage Silver Corkscrew and Bottle Opener – Golf Putter

1934

STOCKWELL & CO Also known as GEORGE STOCKWELL, LONDON

Price £475

A rare sterling silver novelty bar item in the form of a golf putter. At one end is a bottle opener which unscrews to reveal a corkscrew. The end of the putter has an applied disc with stylistic enamel initials. Weight of silver putter 32 grams, 1 troy ounce. Length 16 cms. Import marks for London 1934, Importer George Stockwell.
Price £475

A rare sterling silver novelty bar item in the form of a golf putter. At one end is a bottle opener which unscrews to reveal a ...

Vintage Tiffany Silver Dog Head Table Lighter

8988. Vintage Tiffany Silver Dog Head Table Lighter

1960

TIFFANY & CO

Price £1,150

An excellent model of a poodle head in heavy cast sterling silver. The base contains a detachable cigarette lighter made by Calibri. Weight 438 grams. Height 8.5 cms. Base 4x5.4 cms. London 1960. Tiffany & Co.
Price £1,150

An excellent model of a poodle head in heavy cast sterling silver. The base contains a detachable cigarette lighter made by Cal...

Silver Travelling Chess Set

9128. Silver Travelling Chess Set

1978

Price £950

Perfect gift. A sterling silver set of chess pieces and matching playing board. All in the original black leather case. The sterling silver board fits onto a black resin base. Weight of silver pieces and board 197 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Board measures 9.2 cm square. Carrying case measures 14.5 cm x 12.5 cm, height 2.5 cm. Birmingham 1978.
Price £950

Perfect gift. A sterling silver set of chess pieces and matching playing board. All in the original black leather case. The ste...

Vintage Set of Silver Menu Holders

7597. Vintage Set of Silver Menu Holders

1991

GARRARDS

Price £675

A very smart set of 6 sterling silver menu holders, or place setting markers, in the original blue box. Excellent condition. Circular shaped with a tall wine ewer in the centre, these could possibly have been made for a wine appreciation society. Weight of silver 78 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 3 cms. Diameter of base 3 cms. Marked underneath for London 1991. Maker Garrards.
Price £675

A very smart set of 6 sterling silver menu holders, or place setting markers, in the original blue box. Excellent condition. Ci...

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