ART DECO SOLID SILVER THREE PIECE TEA ...

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JANV75

This very elegant solid silver Art Deco tea service was made by A. L. Davenport and is dated Birmingham 1932 . Each piece with a conical body and raised on a conforming pedestal base.
Black bakelite handle and finial.
The simplicity of the lines is very reminiscent of the Art Deco era and gives this service a timeless elegance.

Hallmarks:

ALD for A. L. Davenport.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "H" for 1932.

Dimensions and weight:

Teapot:

Length: 22cm / 8.4 inches.
Height up to finial: 15cm / 6 inches.
Weight: 418g / 14.3 oz

Cream Jug:

Height: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Length handle to spout: 12.5cm / 4.3 inches.
Weight: 103g / 3.5 oz

Sugar bowl:

Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Diameter: 9cm / 3.4 inches.
Weight: 120g / 4.1 oz

Combined weight:
640g / 22.5 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents to any of the pieces.
Each piece stands firmly on its base.
Very good set of hallmarks.
No split to the handle or finial.

Postage UK: £11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.
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£695
| $925 USD | €787 EUR

ARTS & CRAFT STERLING SILVER TEA CADDY ...

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AOUT84

This distinctive and rather fabulous Edwardian solid silver tea caddy was made by the renowned Barnard family and is dated London 1908. Of classic octagonal form, It has plain silver panels and a wavy border very much in the Arts & Craft manner. The hinged domed cover with an elegant thumbpiece.
Raised on four stylised bracket feet, again very reminiscent of the Arts & Craft style.
Original rich gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

Edward Barnard & Sons.
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "n" for 1908.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height:10cm / 4 inches.
Width: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Weight: 149g / 5.1oz.

Condition

Very good.
No dings. No dents. No repairs.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£485
| $646 USD | €550 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
| $599 USD | €510 EUR

RUSSIAN SILVER AND NIELLO ENAMEL SNUFF BOX ...

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OCTO79

This is a superb Russian silver and niello snuff box. The front hinged cover with niello work decoration featuring a bridge over a river with various buildings in the background. The back with a country mansion amongst trees and scrolls. The sides embellished with an elongated trellis pattern. The interior of the box retains the original gilding.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks: Alexander Fuld, Moscow, 1862-1917.
Moscow city mark
84 zolotniki silver.
Date mark erased: - circa 1880.

Condition:

Fair.
Front and back panel in very good condition.
Sides with some losses to the niello decorations.
Interior gilding in very good condition.

Dimensions:

Length: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Depth: 4.5cm / 1.6 inch.
Height: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£425
| $566 USD | €482 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.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£395
| $526 USD | €448 EUR

SUPERB PAIR OF MID 20TH CENTURY SOLID ...

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AOUT87

These solid silver coasters have a very elegant design and were made by the renowned Mappin & Webb. The sides pierced and engraved with stylised foliate designs under a gadroon border. The turned oak bases with central silver button. They have an excellent silver gauge, a testimony to their quality.
Green baize to the underside.

Hallmarks:

Mn&Wb for Mappin & Webb
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "T" for 1968.
Lion Passant.

Condition:
Excellent.

Dimensions:

Diameter of rim: 15cm / 5.6 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£395
| $526 USD | €448 EUR

PAIR OF AMERICAN STERLING SILVER CANDLESTICKS BY ...

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AOUT79

This stunning pair of 9 inches high solid silver candlesticks is dated New York 1919 and bears the marks of the Whiting Manufacturing Company. Each hexagonal base with applied foliate motifs leading to a baluster column with conforming Art Nouveau stylised decorations. The generous circular sockets with fixed nozzles.

The initial "P" bright-engraved on one of the facets of each column.

The underside solid silver and engraved with a presentation date of "April 9 1921"

Hallmarks:

Impressed STERLING
Stamp number: 6641
"Square" shape Year Mark symbol dating the candlesticks to 1919 exactly.
Lion alongside "W" for the Whiting Manufacturing Company.

Condition:

Good
No dents but minor dIngs commensurate with age.
No pin holes.
Excellent set of marks.

Dimensions:

Height: 22 cm high / 9 inches.
Base: 10cm / 4 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £20 International Signed For.

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£375
| $499 USD | €425 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.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£350
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

LARGE EDWARDIAN SILVER ELEPHANT PIN CUSHION BY ...

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JUIN74

This is a superb novelty Edwardian silver pin cushion in the from of an elephant. It is the larger size, 7cm long, which is rarer, hence more desirable. It is in excellent condition and is fitted with a dark blue velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

S&Co for Spurrier & Co.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1906.
Birmingham Assay mark.

Dimensions:

Length up to tail: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:

Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.
Sits firmly on its legs.
No repairs.
Original velvet cushion.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£350
| $466 USD | €397 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
| $459 USD | €391 EUR

VICTORIAN SILVER & BOHEMIAN TRIPLE CASED GLASS ...

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AOUT94

This is a truly fabulous and very unusual Bohemian overlay glass silver mounted scent bottle. The vivid green opaque body cut to white opaline glass then to clear glass with circular patterns. The neck mounted with an embossed hinged silver lid and fitted with a clear glass stopper.

Dimensions:

Height: 9m / 3.4 inches.
Base diameter: 4 cm / 9.4 inches.


Condition:

Very good.
No cracks.
Inner neck in good condition
Silver lid in very good condition.
A few minor fleabites here and there, commensurate with age.

Postage UK: £11.00 Special delivery.
No oversea delivery as glass not covered by insurance.

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£345
| $459 USD | €391 EUR

GEORGIAN SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL SCENT BOTTLE ETUI, ...

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JUIN94

This delightful 18th Century silver banded tortoiseshell etui* is of tapering form and is charmingly inlaid with a bright-cut silver border and an initialled silver cartouche to the lid. The hinged lid opening to reveal a fitted interior complete with the original and undamaged scent bottle, a rather rare occurrence, making it very desirable.
Push button mechanism at the front.
stud decorations at the back.

In Georgian times, etuis* - word of French origin - were very popular, they were small, usually ornamental cases for holding articles such as needles, scent bottles, vanity items .

Dimensions:

Height: 5.5cm / 2.2 inches.
Width at base: 3.5cm / 1.3 inches.

Condition:

Very good for the age.
Tortoiseshell in very good condition.
Glass scent bottle in perfect condition.
Tortoiseshell panel on the lid with minor lift.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£325
| $433 USD | €368 EUR