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

MID VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER TEAPOT BY ...

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DEC68

This is a fabulous Victorian solid silver Art & Craft teapot made and retailed by the renowned Robert Garrards. The teapot of fluted onion form with domed hinged cover. The scroll handle with ivory spacers. The cover with silver finial. It has a very good silver gauge and feels very heavy, a testimony to its quality.


Hallmarks:

RG for Robert Garrard II
The base impressed with retailer's marks for Garrards, London.
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty Mark
Date letter "p" for 1870.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 24cm / 9.2 inches.
Diameter: 15cm / 6 inches.
Weight: 661g / 23 oz

Condition:

Very good.
No dings or dents.
Good set of hallmarks.

Postage UK: £11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.
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£675
| $899 USD | €765 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

19TH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER GILT SEWING KIT, ...

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MARS95

This is a fabulous and complete French ivory and silver gilt sewing necessaire. The oval-shaped ivory case opening to reveal a fitted recessed interior containing gilded silver sewing implements including retractable pencil, scissors, needle case, thimble, stiletto and bodkin. the hinged cover applied with a silver gilt initialed cartouche.

The base with an ivory button latch release.

The sewing implements with French silver guarantee mark.

The silver gilt hinged marked "BREVETE SGDG".

Complete with all original sewing tools.

Condition:

Very good.
All silver gilt tools in excellent condition.
Case in very good glossy condition.
The cover clasps shut nicely.

Dimensions:

Length: 11cm / 4.2 inches.
Width: 6cm / 2.4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £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

LARGE VICTORIAN SILVER SUGAR BASKET BY HENRY ...

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FEV76

This stunning Mid-Victorian silver sugar or sweetmeat basket was made by Henry Wilkinson, an important Sheffield silversmith and is dated 1861.
Of generous proportion, the vase-shaped silver body elaborately pierced with scrolls surrounding a shield-shaped cartouche.
The sides with an articulated beaded handle.
The lobed rim with beaded border.
Raised on a petal-shaped pedestal foot with pierced alternate panels.
Fitted with the original cranberry glass liner.

Hallmarks:

HW & Co for Henry Wilkinson & Co
Lion Passant.
Duty Mark.
Sheffield Assay mark.
Date letters "T" for 1861.

Condition:

Very good condition.
No losses to the pierced decorations.
Foot and handle in excellent condition.
Glass in perfect condition.

Dimensions:

Height up to handle: 20cm / 7.4 inches.
Rim diameter: 11cm / 4.2 inches.
Foot diameter: 8cm / 3 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £15 International Signed For.
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£365
| $486 USD | €414 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.

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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

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

RARE VICTORIAN SILVER SNAKE SCENT BOTTLE BY ...

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JUIN91

This unusual silver mounted crystal scent bottle was made by the celebrated silversmiths Saunders & Shepherd and is dated Birmingham 1896.The top is inset with a ruby cabochon, and a silver snake with ruby eyes is coiled round the glass, its head on the collar.

Hallmarks:

CS*FS for Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "w" for 1896..

Dimensions:

Height: 6.5cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter: 1.5cm / 0.6 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
No damage to the glass.
Silver top in very good , smooth condition.
Strong hinge.
Original stopper.
One garnet eye a little bigger than the other, possibly a replacement.

Postage UK: £7.50 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£325
| $433 USD | €368 EUR