FABULOUS VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER WIREWORK LETTER RACK ...

Item Ref
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.

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585
£325
| $433 USD | €368 EUR

UNUSUAL VICTORIAN SILVER POSTAL SCALES BY HENRY ...

Item Ref
JANV91

These unusual set of Victorian silver desk scales is dated Birmingham 1897 and was made by Henry Williamson. The silver casing with a scalloped rectangular base and ivorine front. Plain rectangular tray to put the letters at the top.

Hallmarks:

H.W Henry Williamson.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1910.

Dimensions:
Length: 8cm / 3 inches.
Height: 6cm / 2 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
No dents.
Mechanism a little stiff and does not give an exact reading.
Ivorine front with age patina but still readable.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.
To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.
To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.
£295
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

ELEGANT CONTINENTAL SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL & ...

Item Ref
SEPT85

This is an elegant and unusual solid silver letter opener or paper knife. The stunning silver rimmed pale grey guilloche enamel handle mounted with a generous ivory blade

Hallmarks:

935 for silver fineness.

Very pleasing to use.

Condition:

Excellent.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 24cm / 9 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 1 inc.

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

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.
£195
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

ELEGANT VICTORIAN SILVER MONEY CLIP BY ARTHUR ...

Item Ref
JUIL98

This is a simple and elegant Victorian solid silver money clip. These are rather scarce and this is a fine example. It could equally be used on a desk as a document clip as it is a very good size.

Hallmarks:

AWC for Arthur William Clare.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "d" for 1899.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5 inches.
Width: 2.5 cm / 1 inch
Weight: 51 g / 1 3/4 oz.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.
£185
| $246 USD | €210 EUR

DELIGHTFUL GEORGE V SILVER INKWELL BY ...

Item Ref
AOUT78

This small and exquisite silver inkwell is hallmarked for Birmingham 1910 and bears the marks of the sought-after silversmiths William Hutton & Sons. Both hinged lid and base with decorative ovolo borders.

Complete with inner glass receptacle.

Loaded spread circular body.

Light oak underside.

Hallmarks:

WH&S LD for William Hutton & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1910.

Condition:

Good.
The hinge is good and strong.
The lid with ever so slight unevenness.
The base free from dings.
Good clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:

Height: 5cm / 2 inches.
Diameter of base: 8cm / 3.2 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.
You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.
To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.
To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585
£155
| $206 USD | €176 EUR

FABULOUS 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LARGE OPALINE GLASS ...

Item Ref
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.

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.
£155
| $206 USD | €176 EUR

UNUSUAL VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CERAMIC MATCH STRIKER ...

Item Ref
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.

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585
£145
| $193 USD | €164 EUR

UNUSUAL SCOTTISH SMALL SILVER "THISTLE" LETTER OPENER ...

Item Ref
JUIL82

This unusual and delightful solid silver paper knife was made by Mackay & Chisholm and hallmarked for Edinburgh 1928. It has a small shaped solid silver blade. The top inset with a thistle cut amethyst glass in a textured mount.

Hallmarks:

M&C for Mackay & Chisholm.
Edinburgh Assay mark.
Date letter "x" for 1928.

Condition:
Very good.
Glass finial in very good condition.

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5.2 inches.

Postage UK: 7 Royal Mail Special delivery.
Postage overseas: 10 International signed for.
You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.
To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.
To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585
£130
| $173 USD | €147 EUR

EXQUISITE EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL & GLASS ...

Item Ref
JUIL70

This is a truly fabulous silver & tortoiseshell ladies desk stand with matching silver pen and silver mounted glass inkwell. The heart-shaped tortoiseshell base with a scalloped silver border.

The centre of the base fitted with a silver inkwell holder. The back with solid silver wire-work pen rest frame. The solid silver pen separately hallmarked.

The globular silver mounted glass bottle with delightful and very unusual hammered glass finish.

Hallmarks:

GY&Co by Grey & Co
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1922.

Condition:
Excellent.
Maker's marks partially rubbed but identifiable.
Complete with original glass receptacle.

Dimensions:

Base diameter: 12 cm x 12 cm- 4.4 inches x 4.6 inches.
Height: 6 cm - 2.4 inches

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

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.
SOLD
| $632 USD | €538 EUR

RARE ASPREY SILVER DOUBLE PLAYING CARDS BOX, ...

Item Ref
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.
SOLD
| $566 USD | €482 EUR

FABULOUS EDWARDIAN SILVER PLAYING CARD BOX BY ...

Item Ref
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.

You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card.

To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below.

To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 07947 998 435.
SOLD
| $566 USD | €482 EUR

VERY RARE SAMPSON MORDAN SILVER & GUILLOCHE ...

Item Ref
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.
SOLD
| $553 USD | €470 EUR