SUPERB GEORGE V SILVER TEA CADDY BY ...

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NOV82

This very elegant George V solid silver tea caddy has a simple and beautiful oval outline with reeded base and rim. The hinged lid with cone-shaped finial. It has an excellent silver gauge and feels satisfyingly heavy when picked up.
Wonderful quality.

Hallmarks:

JD&S for James Dixon & Sons.
Lion Passant.
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Date letter "u" for 1912.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height up to finial: 10cm / 4 inches
Width: 9.5cm / 3.6 inches.
Depth: 6cm / 2.2 inches.
Weight: 266g / 9.1oz.

Condition

Excellent.
No dings. No dents. No repairs.

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Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£495
| $674 USD | €551 EUR

PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER CANDLESTICKS BY MARTIN ...

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SEPT99

This elegant pair of solid silver candlesticks were made by the excellent silversmiths Martin Hall & Co and are dated London 1885. Each wrythen fluted column raised on a square stepped foot with conforming decorations.
Original detachable nozzles.
Loaded bases with green felt.

Full hallmarks struck to the side of each base and struck to the sleeve of each capital.

Hallmarks:

RM over EH for Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall.
(Martin Hall & Co)
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letters "K" for 1885

Condition:

Good to Very good
No dents but minor dIngs commensurate with age.
No pin holes.
Excellent set of marks.
One nozzle a little creased.

Dimensions:

Height: 13 cm high / 5 inches.
Base: 8cm x 8xm / 3 x 3 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £20 International Signed For.
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£450
| $613 USD | €501 EUR

VERY RARE NOVELTY SILVER MONEY BOX IN ...

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FEV74

This rare and highly collectable sterling silver money box in the form of a brogue shoe has a very good size. The silver body applied and pierced with realistic details and fitted with the original ribbon shoe lace. The hinged slotted lid opening at the back and fitted with a clasp, allowing if needed a small padlock to be inserted. The interior lined with blue velvet and leather. The sole is beautifully crafted with light oak.

Hallmarks:

Marked on the side of the shoe (very faint).
Partial marks on the inner lid.
Registration number.
Maker's marks erased but these type shoes were the speciality of the silversmith S Blanckensee & Sons.
Registration number: 548913
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1911.

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inches.
Width: 4.5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:

Excellent condition.

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Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£395
| $538 USD | €440 EUR

GUSTAVE KELLER ARTS & CRAFT SILVER & ...

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DEC85

This fabulous and unusual large desk inkwell bears the marks of the renowned silversmith Gustave Keller. *
The heavy textured glass body with sinuous clear glass patterns, very much in the Art Nouveau manner.The neck with an impressive Arts & Craft inspired planished silver hinged lid. The lid stamped G.Heller, the collar stamped with the poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

* The Maître Orfèvre Gustave Keller founded his firm in 1856. The firm made elegant accessories which were immediately appreciated for their outstanding quality. At the Paris World Exhibitions of 1867 and 1878, Keller was presented with silver and gold medals. In 1889, Lucien Falize wrote that "everything stamped Keller is good” and the firm was rewarded at the 1889 and 1900 Paris World Fairs by a gold medal and a Grand prix respectively. He attracted brilliant and international customers and was appointed official supplier of several courts (Spain, Russia, Greece and Romania). Examples of the firm’s work can be found in notable collections including those of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Musée d'Orsay, France and the Imperial State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Hallmarks:

G. KELLER for Gustave Keller.
poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

Dimensions and weight:

Height: 11.5cm / 4.6 inches.
Maximum diameter: 10.5cm / 4.2 inches.
Weight: 1.2 kg

Postage:

Postage UK: £11 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: No overseas postage.
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£375
| $511 USD | €417 EUR

CASED PAIR OF ART DECO SILVER BUTTER ...

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JAN97

This superb cased pair of pierced silver butter dishes bear the marks of the reputed silversmiths Adie & Lovekin. Each dish of oval form, the sides pierced with exquisite lattice designs and raised on four fleur-de-lys capped feet. The dishes flanked by elegant pierced lug handles and fitted with their original frosted glass liners.
The set is completed by the matching silver butter forks, all beautifully presented in the original box.

The forks themselves are a simple and exquisite design. The frosted glass liners with star cut base, always a sign of quality. This is rare on the market; complete cased sets are few and far between and this is a very elegant example.

Hallmarks:

A BROS Ltd for the Adie Brothers.
Date letters "B" & "C" for 1927
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark.

Dimensions:

Length: 13.5cm / 5.2 inches.
Width: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Height:4cm /1.4 inches.
Fork length: 11cm 4.4 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

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Postage overseas: £15 International Signed For.
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£350
| $477 USD | €390 EUR

EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF MULL, ...

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NOV97

This is a wonderful snuff mull* with a decorative silver mount. The ram's horn body with a plain unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid decorated with an engraved silver thistle.

*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.

Hallmarks:
Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 8.5cm / 3 inches.
Lid diameter: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Condition:
Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and decorations in excellent condition.
Minor hairline crack to the lid, commensurate with age.
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£350
| $477 USD | €390 EUR

GEORGIAN SILVER 'VALISE' VINAIGRETTE BY ...

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MAI79

This exquisite Georgian silver "valise" or "satchel" vinaigrette is dated Birmingham 1823. The cover is profusely engraved with a purse outline and foliate decorations. The gilt grille pierced with foliate scrolls. It bears the marks of Ledsam and Vale who were part of the Birmingham toy making * fraternity. The back and sides with prick-dot decorations. Valise vinaigrettes are few and far between and this is a lovely example.

* from the late 18th to early 19th Century, Birmingham was the centre for the making of “toys”: small decorative objects from silver. They were produced in small family businesses and factories throughout Birmingham. They made a range of items including patch boxes, nutmeg graters, buckles, caddy spoons, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes and babies rattles.

Hallmarks:

L&Co for Ledsam & Vale.
Date letter "Z" for 1823.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.
Good hinge on both vinaigrette and grille.
Good clear hallmarks marks.
Back with minor dints.

Dimensions:

2.5 cm x 2 cm x 0.8 cm

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£345
| $470 USD | €384 EUR

RARE 19TH C. FRENCH ENAMEL SILVER GILT ...

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JAN99

This rare and exquisite French guilloche enamel and silver gilt compact dates circa 1890. The hinged cover with a central reserve painted with a signed river landscape in pink camaïeu. Framed by an opalescent oyster-pink background decorated with key pattern designs and heightened with a fine black enamel border. The hinged lid opening to reveal a mirror and gilt interior. The back with conforming decorations.
Attachment ring for a chain.

Hallmarks:

Small French guarantee mark on inner rim of front cover.

Dimensions:

Diameter: 4.5cm / 1.6 inches.
Depth: 1cm / 0.4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
No loss to the enamel.
Interior gilding in very good condition.
Inner mirror with age-related spotting.

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£345
| $470 USD | €384 EUR

RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER WHEELBARROW PIN CUSHION BY ...

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SEPT93

This delightful silver novelty pin cushion was made by the prolific Adie & Lovekin and is dated Birmingham 1908. Modelled as a wheel barrow, with an articulated wheel and fitted with a dark pinkvelvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

ALLD for Adie & Lovekin.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "i" for 1908.

Dimensions:

Length: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
Height: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:
Silver wheel barrow and cushion in excellent condition.
Clear marks.
Articulated wheel in functioning order.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£325
| $442 USD | €362 EUR

CASED PAIR OF VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER ASPARAGUS ...

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NOV79

These exquisite solid silver asparagus tongs are dated Birmingham 1900 and bear the marks of the reputed Hilliard & Thomason. The blades and the top handle are engraved with sprigs of foliage. No initials or inscriptions.
They are presented in their original Morocco leather case, a rare occurrence.
They have a good gauge of silver, a testimony of their quality.

Hallmarks:

H&T for Hilliard & Thomason.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings. No dents. No repairs.
Good set of marks.

Dimensions and Weight:

Length: 24cm / 9.4 inches
Height: 5cm / 2 inches
Width of blades: 3.5cm / 1.3 inches.
Weight: 173 g / 6.1 oz

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£325
| $442 USD | €362 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER CARD CASE BY FREDERICK ...

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APR85

This exquisite Victorian solid silver visiting card case was made by the renowned silversmith Frederick Marston and comes in its presentation case.. Of rounded rectangular form, both front and back ornately engraved with foliate scrolls surrounding vacant roundels.
Hinged lid and scalloped edge.

Hallmarks:

FM for Frederick Marston.
Birmingham Assay.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1881.
Duty Mark.

Dimensions:

10cm x 7cm.
4 inches x 3 inches.

Condition:
Silver case in excellent condition with no dings or dents.
Good hinge, shuts nicely.
Crisp engravings.
Good set of hallmarks.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£315
| $429 USD | €351 EUR

UNUSUAL SCOTTISH SILVER LIDDED DECANTER BY HAMILTON ...

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MARS72

This is a gorgeous and rather stylish sterling silver and crystal dimpled glass decanter. Made by the prolific Scottish silversmiths Hamilton & Inches, it is dated Edinburgh 1928 . The dimpled clear glass body with a decorative pinched collar. The tapered neck fitted with a plain silver lid with a simple and elegant ring handle.
The base with smooth pontil.

Hallmarks:

H&I for Hamilton & Inches.
Edinburgh Assay.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "X" for 1922.

Dimensions:

Height: 28cm - 11 inches.
Base: 10cm x 10cm - 4 inches x 4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
Glass in very good condition.
No damage to inner neck or stopper.

Postage:
Postage UK: £11 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: No overseas postage.
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£295
| $402 USD | €328 EUR