FABULOUS VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER WIREWORK LETTER RACK ...

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JUIL96

This is a very unusual and rather elegant solid silver letter rack. It was made by the renowned Martin Hall & Co and is dated Sheffield 1897. It is quite substantial in size measuring 6 inches high and would look rather impressive on a desk. The wirework two sections letter rack is charmingly mounted on four small ball feet. It rests on a square chamfered pedestal base with a fine beaded border. The base is loaded making the letter rack very stable. The central carrying handle is tactile. It is useful and aesthetic and in my opinion very pleasing to use.

Hallmarks:

RM over EH for Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall.
(Martin Hall & Co)
Sheffield Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letters "e" for 1897.


Dimensions:

Height: 15cm / 6 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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£325
| $433 USD | €368 EUR

ELEGANT SILVER MOUNTED GLASS INKWELL BY DEAKIN ...

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DEC94

This simple and stylish silver mounted glass inkwell is dated Birmingham 1912. The silver hinged lid mounted on a square glass base. Opens to reveal a silver rim.

Hallmarks:

JG&S for John Grinsell & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant .
Date letter "n" for 1912.

Condition:
The glass is in very good condition, no chips, no crack.
The silver lid is in good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.

Dimensions:
6cm x 6cm / 2.3 inches x 2.3 inches.
Postage UK: 11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.
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£175
| $233 USD | €198 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER GILT & AGATE DESK ...

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OCT47

This is a very pretty silver gilt mounted seal with an agate handle. The silver gilt mount with pretty embossed decorations. It has a citrine matrix.

Hallmarks:
Unmarked as was very often the case with small desk seals, but tested as silver.

Dimensions:
Length: 5cm / 2 inches.
Diameter at widest: 1cm / 0.3 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.

Postage UK: 7.00 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: 12.00 standard International mail.
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£165
| $220 USD | €187 EUR

FABULOUS 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LARGE OPALINE GLASS ...

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MARS84

This eye-catching and unusual large white opaline glass inkwell dates circa 1890 and originates from France. The circular body with central brass bound inkwell. Heightened with elegant gilt key patterns decorations.

Dimensions:

Height: 10cm / 4 inches.
Diameter at widest: 15cm / 6 inches.

Condition:

The hinge and lid in very good condition.
The glass body is in very good condition.
Gilt decorations slightly worn at places, commensurate with age.

Postage UK: 10 First class recorded.
Postage overseas: No international postage.

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£155
| $206 USD | €176 EUR

UNUSUAL VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CERAMIC MATCH STRIKER ...

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DEC78

This is a very decorative and unusual medium-sized silver mounted match striker. Dated Chester 1897 and bearing the mark of the sought-after silversmiths Saunders & Shepherd. The spherical cream ceramic body with a fine textured. The top with a fully hallmarked silver rim. Often these were used on desks and doubled up as paperweights.

Hallmarks:

CS*FS for Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "O" for 1897

Condition:

Ceramic in very good condition.
Silver rim with a few very minor dings, commensurate with age.
Good set of marks.

Dimensions:

Height: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter: 7cm / 3 inches.
Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.

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£145
| $193 USD | €164 EUR

RARE ASPREY SILVER DOUBLE PLAYING CARDS BOX, ...

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JUIN 33

This is a wonderful solid silver playing card box made in London 1906 by the very collectable Charles & George Asprey. The Asprey were justifiably reputed for the quality and uniqueness of their products.

The double playing card box of plain rectangular form, the top fitted with a revolving pig, the swivelling action showing the different card symbols.

The interior fitted with the original vivid red leather.

The underside with stained black wood.

Hallmarks:

CA.GA for Charles & George Asprey.
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1906.

Condition:

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


Dimensions:

Length: 14.5 cm - 5.6 inches.
Width: 10cm - 4 inches.
Height: 5 cm - 2 inches.

A truly unique card box by wonderful makers.
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FABULOUS EDWARDIAN SILVER PLAYING CARD BOX BY ...

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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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VERY RARE SAMPSON MORDAN SILVER & GUILLOCHE ...

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AVRIL 29

This is a fabulous piece by a wonderful maker. The solid silver page turner is of plain form with wide loop handle mounted by an applied guilloche enamel four leaf clover in the most vivid green colour, which complements the silver beautifully.

Hallmarks:

SM&Co LD for Sampson Mordan & Co.
Chester Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "D" for 1904.

Dimensions:

Length: 26.5cm / 10.4 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
Weight: 105 g / 3.3 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.
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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER & TORTOISESHELL HEART SHAPED ...

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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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RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER COMBINATION LARGE SIZE MAGNIFYING ...

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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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VERY RARE VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY DESK MATCH ...

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DEC72

This rather fabulous and very unusual large size solid silver desk match box is dated London 1899. It has a very simple and elegant outline and has an excellent gauge of silver. The outer box is plain with a striker on one side and two indents on either side to stop the inner box from sliding out. The inner box can slide both ways. It is a very clever and pleasing design. It feels very heavy, a testimony to its fine quality.

Hallmarks:

T.W for Thomas Wheeler.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "d" for 1899.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions and weight:

Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Length: 8.5cm / 3.2 inches.
Width: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Weight: 246g / 8.7 oz

A unique piece.

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

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BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE INKSTAND WITH ...

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NOVE96

This is a very rare and rather stunning George III Old Sheffield plate double inkstand dating circa 1795. The reeded oval base with pen recess is raised on four claw feet and mounted with a wirework frame supporting two cranberry glass receptacles and a central nib container.

Dimensions:

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

Condition:

Excellent throughout.
A little copper showing through at places.
Glass inkwells in excellent condition.
Hinged nib container in great condition.
Wirework frame solidily in place.

A fabulous and very decorative item.

Postage UK: 9 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 20 International Signed For.

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SOLD