STUNNING VICTORIAN SILVER INKWELL BY JOHN GRINSELL ...

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DEC81

This superb large size Victorian silver inkwell was made by the renowned maker John Grinsell and is dated Birmingham 1891. The heavy circular base with wrythen fluting. The flat hinged lid with conforming decorations surrounding a vacant roundel. The underside with detachable bar housing a crystal glass inkwell with star cut base.

Hallmarks:

JG&S for John Grinsell & Sons
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "r" for 1891.

Dimensions:

Height: 5.5cm / 2 inches.
Diameter: 11cm / 4.4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
No dings or dents.
The glass in very good condition.
The hinge is strong.
Good set of hallmarks.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£275
| $383 USD | €320 EUR

RARE ART NOUVEAU / ARTS & CRAFT ...

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JAN95

This unusual and rather charming Art Nouveau solid silver desk thermometer was made by the prolific Levi & Salaman and is dated Birmingham 1907. Of Arts & Craft inspiration, the shaped elongated oak frame with a spot-hammered finish silver front. The oak easel frame inset with a brass thermometer.

Hallmarks:

L&S for Levi & Salaman.
Birmingham Assay.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "h" for 1907.

Condition:

Silver frame in very good condition.
Original oak back and easel in very good condition.
Thermometer not working.

Dimensions:

Height: 18cm / 7 inches.
Maximum width: 9cm / 3.4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£275
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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.

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Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£145
| $202 USD | €169 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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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.

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GUSTAVE KELLER ARTS & CRAFT SILVER & ...

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DEC85

This fabulous and unusual large desk inkwell bears the marks of the renowned silversmith Gustave Keller. *
The heavy textured glass body with sinuous clear glass patterns, very much in the Art Nouveau manner.The neck with an impressive Arts & Craft inspired planished silver hinged lid. The lid stamped G.Heller, the collar stamped with the poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

* The Maître Orfèvre Gustave Keller founded his firm in 1856. The firm made elegant accessories which were immediately appreciated for their outstanding quality. At the Paris World Exhibitions of 1867 and 1878, Keller was presented with silver and gold medals. In 1889, Lucien Falize wrote that "everything stamped Keller is good” and the firm was rewarded at the 1889 and 1900 Paris World Fairs by a gold medal and a Grand prix respectively. He attracted brilliant and international customers and was appointed official supplier of several courts (Spain, Russia, Greece and Romania). Examples of the firm’s work can be found in notable collections including those of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Musée d'Orsay, France and the Imperial State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Hallmarks:

G. KELLER for Gustave Keller.
poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

Dimensions and weight:

Height: 11.5cm / 4.6 inches.
Maximum diameter: 10.5cm / 4.2 inches.
Weight: 1.2 kg

Postage:

Postage UK: £11 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: No overseas postage.
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VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY DESK MATCH BOX BY ...

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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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SOLD