FABULOUS EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED INKWELL BY HENRY ...

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JUIN58

This superb and rather sizeable Edwardian silver mounted inkwell was made by the celebrated maker Henry Matthews and is dated Birmingham 1901. The heavy crystal circular base applied with a cast silver flower apron. The domed hinged lid with a reeded border. The underside with hobnail cutting reflecting thought the crystal. Fitted with an ink receptacle.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "b" for 1901.

Dimensions:

Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Diameter: 10.4cm / 4 inches.

Condition:

Very good
No loss to the pierced decorations.
The glass in very good condition.
The hinge is strong.


Postage UK: 10 Special Delivery Next day.
No International delivery as too heavy.
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£295

FABULOUS VICTORIAN SILVER INKSTAND BY CHARLES EDWARD ...

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JUIL86

This beautiful Victorian silver inkstand was made by Charles Edward Nixon and is dated Sheffield 1893. The shaped oval base with a raised border embossed wth floral patterns. The underside with four ball feet and the centre with a recess housing a detachable cut glass silver lidded inkwell.
The glass inkwell is the same date 1893, but a different Assay, Birmingham and maker, Henry Matthews. It is a very good fit and could very well have been the original inkwell despite bearing different maker's marks.

Hallmarks:

CEN for Charles Edward Nixon
Sheffield Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Inkstand: Date letter "a" for 1893
Inkwell: Date letter "t" for Birmingham 1893

Dimensions:

Length: 20cm / 8 inches
Height: 10cm / 4 inches.
Width: 12cm / 5 inches

Condition:

Very good throughout.
Glass inkwell in very good condition.
Silver in very good condition.
A fabulous and very decorative item.

Postage UK: 11.00 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 25 International Signed For.

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£275

ELEGANT GEORGE V SILVER MOUNTED CUT GLASS ...

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MAI67

This is a very decorative silver mounted sliced-cut glass glue pot. Made in Birmingham 1917, the baluster body with sliced-cut decorations. The lid with a simple and stylish baluster hollow handle. The inner cover with brush attachment. Glue pots are rather scarce and this is a delightful example.

Hallmarks:

H.W.Ltd for Henry Williamson Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "o" for 1913.

Dimensions:

Height: 9cm / 3.4 inches.
Base diameter: 5 cm / 2inches.

Condition:

Glass in excellent condition.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
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£165

VICTORIAN SILVER & PIQUE TORTOISESHELL DESK MAGNIFYING ...

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JUIN65

This is a very pretty Victorian silver and pique tortoiseshell magnifying glass. The front of the handle inset with pique tortoiseshell decorations depicting musical instruments within ribbon-tied garlands. The back plain silver. Fitted with a 7.5cm diameter steel mount inset with magnifying glass.

Hallmarks:

T.H.B for Thomas Henry Blake (active between 1895 and 1899)
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "c" for 1895.

Condition:

Very good.
Handle in very good condition.
Some minor dings on the side.
Glass with no surface scratching.

Dimensions:

Length 17cm / 6.6 inches.
Glass diameter: 7.5 cm / 3 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 20 International Signed For.
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£165

EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED CUT GLASS GLUE POT ...

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OCTO92

This beautiful quality silver mounted cut glass glue pot was made in Birmingham 1903 by the renowned silversmiths John Grinsell & Sons. The heavy sliced-cut glass body mounted with a simple and elegant silver cover. The lid with a simple and stylish baluster hollow handle. The inner cover with brush attachment. Glue pots are rather scarce and this is a delightful example.

Hallmarks:

JG&S for John Grinsell & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "d" for 1903.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm / 3.2 inches.
Diameter: 4 cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

Glass in excellent condition.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
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£145

ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL CAPSTAN ...

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MAI72

This rare and rather fabulous silver and cornflower blue enamel inkwell was made by the celebrated William Hutton & Sons. Of traditional Capstan form, with a 5" inches diameter, it is both elegant and striking. The spread circular silver base with a reeded border. It has a fabulous cornflower blue guilloche enamel hinged lid.
Complete with the original inner glass receptacle.
Loaded spread circular body.
Gilt inner lid.
Black bakelite underside.

Hallmarks:

WH&S LD for William Hutton & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "F" for 1930.

Condition:
Excellent.
The enamel is in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.
Hallmarks are clear.
Silver base free from dings.
Bakelite base in perfect glossy condition.

Dimensions:

Height: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter of base: 13cm / 5 inches.
Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.

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EDWARDIAN SILVER PLAYING CARD BOX BY WILLIAM ...

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AVRIL 28

This is a very elegant solid silver playing card box made in London 1905 by the very collectable makers William Comyns & Sons.

The double playing card box is of rectangular form, the top with a raised silver medallion decorated with neoclassical patterns, inspired by Antiquity scenes and surrounded by ribbon-tied wreaths.

The cover with a raised bluebell border and simple thumb piece.

The interior fitted with the original red leather and matching red moire silk on the inner lid.

The underside with black Morocco leather.

Hallmarks:

WC for William Comyns.
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "k" for 1905.

Condition:

Very Good.
A few minor dings on cover and sides, commensurate with age.
Strong hinge.
Maker's marks slightly rubbed but legible.
Good clean original interior.


Dimensions:

Length: 15.5 cm - 6 inches.
Width: 10.5cm - 4 inches.
Height: 5 cm - 2 inches.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.

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ART DECO SILVER & PIQUE TORTOISESHELL INKWELL ...

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MAI63

This sizeable and very unusual silver and tortoiseshell inkwell is dated Birmingham 1922. The pique tortoiseshell lid with an exquisite and rarely seen crest and motto , very possibly belonging to the Guild of Drapers. The motto reading "Speed, Strength and Truth United". The solid silver circular base with a very decorative castellated border.
Complete with inner glass receptacle.
Loaded spread circular body.
Black Morocco underside.

Hallmarks:
E.S.B for E S Barnsley & Co (Edward Souter Barnsley)
Date letter "w" for 1921.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.

Condition:
Excellent.
The tortoiseshell and pique work are in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.
Dimensions:
Height: 4.5cm / 1.6 inches.
Diameter of base: 11.5cm / 4.4 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
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RARE ART NOUVEAU SILVER BAROMETER BY R ...

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JUIN75

This is a fabulous and rare Art Nouveau solid silver desk barometer. The circular dial having a stylised and shaped outline to a velvet clad easel back.

Hallmarks:

T&S for R J Trevitt & Son.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "C" for 1903.

Condition:

Silver frame in very good condition.
Original velvet back worn and faded, commensurate with age.
Barometer not tested.

Dimensions:

Height: 12.5cm / 5 inches.
Width: 14cm / 5.4 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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VICTORIAN SILVER & TORTOISESHELL HEART SHAPED INKSTAND ...

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DEC86

This stunning silver and tortoiseshell inkstand was made by the renowned William Comyns and is dated London 1892. The heart-shaped tortoiseshell base mounted with an exquisite silver border. The centre fitted with a silver receptacle and detachable cut glass silver lidded inkwell. Both hinged lid and receptacle fully hallmarked. The glass inkwell fitting snuggly into the base. The heart-shape frame with delightful loop handle with pierced cast flower thumb-piece.

Hallmarks:

W.C for William Comyns
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "R" for 1892

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5.2 inches.
Width: 10cm / 4 inches.
Height: 8cm / 3 inches.

Condition:

Very good throughout.
Glass inkwell in very good condition.
Tortoiseshell base in a little matt but no damage.

A fabulous and very decorative item.

Postage UK: 8.00 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 17 International Signed For.

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EDWARDIAN SILVER COMBINATION LARGE SIZE MAGNIFYING GLASS ...

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JANV91

This is a very elegant and unusual silver combination letter opener and magnifying glass by Andrew Barrett & Sons, Picadilly, London. It has a good size, 8 inches long and would have sat on a desk. It si date London 1900, date of Edward VII coronation, the circular reserve engraved with coronation crest.
The solid silver mount inset with a circular magnifying glass.

Hallmarks:

AB&S for Andrew Barrett & Sons
Lion passant.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Condition:

Good.
Silver bookmark with no splits.
Glass with minor scratching at the centre.

Dimensions:

Length: 20cm / 8 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Royal Mail Special delivery.
Postage overseas: 15 sInternational signed for.

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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY TABLE CIGAR LIGHTER ...

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DEC94

This fabulous early Victorian silver novelty table lighter in the form of Aladdin's lamp was made by the highly collectable silversmith John Figg. The body engraved with Greek key patterns, the flying scroll handle with eagle mask terminal. The fully hallmarked removable lid linked by a chain to the beak of the eagle.

Hallmarks

IG for John Wilmin Figg
London Assay Mark
Duty Mark.
Date letter "O" for 1849.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Length: 13 cm / 5.2 inches.
Maximum diameter: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Height to the top of the handle: 7cm / 3 inches
Weight: 126g - 4.3oz.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.
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SOLD