VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER INKWELL ON STAND BY ...

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JUIN80

This stunning Victorian silver inkstand was made by the renowned Henry Lias and is dated London 1875. The circular base finely engraved with Gothic style decorations. The centre fitted with a detachable cut glass silver lidded inkwell. Both hinged lid and receptacle fully hallmarked. The glass inkwell is by the same maker and date.

Hallmarks:

HL over HL for Henry Lias
London Assay mark.
Duty Mark.
Lion Passant.
Inkstand: Date letter "u" for 1875
Inkwell: Date letter "u" for 1875.

Dimensions:

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

Condition:

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

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

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£285
| $379 USD | €323 EUR

CORONATION SILVER & PIQUE TORTOISESHELL INKWELL BY ...

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NOV80

This very unusual silver and tortoiseshell inkwell is dated Birmingham 1911. The pique tortoiseshell lid with the George V Coronation date - 1911 - and the crown. Solid silver spread circular base. Complete with inner glass receptacle. Loaded body. Black underside.

Hallmarks:-

E.&C0 for Elkington & Co.
Date letter 'l' for 1911.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.Condition:

Good

The tortoiseshell and pique work are in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.

Dimensions:

Height: 5cm / 2 inches.
Diameter of base: 10cm / 4 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 15 International Signed For.
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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SMALL DESK MAGNIFYING ...

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SEPT98

This elegant desk duo comprises of a small magnifying glass and a medium sized letter opener. Both with a pale green guilloche enamel handle, the engine turned enamel inset present on both sides of the handles. The magnifying glass mounted with a 4cm diameter steel mount inset with magnifying glass. The letter opener with a 12cm stainless steel blade.

Hallmarks:

H&H Ltd for Hasset & Harper Ltd
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "L" for 1934 for the magnifying glass.
Date letter "G" for 1931 for the letter opener.

Condition:

Very good.
Handle in excellent condition on magnifying glass.
Glass with no surface scratching.
No loss to the enamel.
Minute pin prick loss on one side of the handle on letter opener, as can be seen on images.

Dimensions:

Magnifying glass: Length 10cm / 3.6 inches.
Glass diameter: 4 cm / 2inches.

Letter opener: Length 21cm /8.2 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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£185
| $246 USD | €210 EUR

ART DECO SILVER AND GUILLOCHE ENAMEL LETTER ...

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AOUT88

This is a very elegant solid silver and guilloche enamel letter opener or paper knife. The handle with pale blue engine-turned guilloche enamel on both sides. Mounted with the original stainless steel blade. It is a good size, measuring over 9 inches long, and is very tactile and pleasing to use.

Hallmarks:

M&W for Mappin & Webb.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letters "n" for 1928.

Condition:

Very good.
Enamel in very good condition on both sides.
Maker's marks partially erased but identifiable to an expert eye.

Dimensions and weight:

Length: 24cm / 9.4 inches.
Maximum width: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.
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£175
| $233 USD | €198 EUR

SILVER MOUNTED GLASS INKWELL BY JOHN GRINSELL ...

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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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£150
| $200 USD | €170 EUR

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
| $193 USD | €164 EUR

VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED MATCH STRIKER & HOLDER, ...

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MARS73

This unusual medium-sized silver mounted match striker is hallmarked for Chester 1897. The finely ribbed glass spherical body sliced-cut in sections with vertical bands. Mounted with a wide silver rim.

Hallmarks:

Makers marks erased.
Date letter"O" for 1897
Chester Assay mark

Condition:

Glass in reasonable condition.
Silver rim with a few very minor dings.
Marks rather faint, which is reflected in the price.

Dimensions:

Height: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter: 7.5cm / 3 inches.

Postage UK: 5 Recorded delivery
Postage overseas: 10 Standard parcel.
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£135
| $180 USD | €153 EUR

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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SOLD