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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£375
| $499 USD | €425 EUR

RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CONNEMARA MARBLE MATCH ...

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DEC96

This fabulous and rather rare silver mounted match striker is dated Birmingham 1898 and was made by Henry Griffiths & Sons. The combination of silver and moss green marble is both striking and elegant.

Hallmarks:

HG&S for Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd.
Birmingham Assay mark
Date letter "y" for 1898.
Lion Passant

Dimensions:

Diameter: 7cm / 2.6''
Height: 6cm / 2.4''

Condition:
Very good.

Postage UK: 11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 20 International Signed For.

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£325
| $433 USD | €368 EUR

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 EDWARDIAN SILVER LARGE CAPSTAN INKWELL BY ...

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NOV66

This is a beautiful silver inkwell measuring over 5 inches diameter. It is very simple and elegant . Dated Birmingham 1905, it was made by William Harrison Walter. It is f typical spread circular form.
The weighted spread circular base, lined with black leatherette.
Complete with original glass receptacle.

Hallmarks:

On base and partial marks on inner lid.

W.H.W for William Harrison Walter
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "f" for 1905.

Condition: Very good
The base is in excellent condition.
Maker's marks a little faint but identifiable.
Date letter and Lion Passant marks very crisp on inner lid
Complete with original glass receptacle.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 14 cm - 5 5/8 inches
Height: 6 cm - 2 2/8 inches

Postage UK: 11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 20 International Signed For.
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£245
| $326 USD | €278 EUR

UNUSUAL SPOT HAMMERED SILVER MOUNTED GLASS INKWELL ...

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OCT81

This rather unique silver mounted square glass inkwell is dated Chester 1911 and was made by the reputed Walker & Hall. Of Arts & Craft inspiration, the spot-hammered hinged silver lid with plain vacant roundel and gilt interior. The heavy pressed glass body with a serpentine outline. A very tactile and unusual object.

Hallmarks:

W & H& for Walker & Hall
Lion Passant.
Chester Assay Mark.
Date letter "l" for 1911.

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.
Clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:
Glass: 6.5cm x 6.5cm: 2.3 inches x 2.3 inches.
Height: 7cm/ 2.4 inches

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.
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£185
| $246 USD | €210 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

DELIGHTFUL ART NOUVEAU SILVER MOUNTED GLASS INKWELL ...

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DEC85

This is a very pretty Edwardian silver mounted square glass inkwell. Dated Sheffield 1904 , it was made by the prolific silversmiths James Deakin & Sons. The domed hinged silver lid embossed with Art Nouveau style decorations. The heavy clear glass body with hobnail cut base, the hobnail cutting shines through beautifully.

Hallmarks:
JD over WD for James Deakin & Sons (John & William F Deakin)
Lion Passant.
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Date letter "m" for 1904.

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.
Clear hallmarks.

Dimensions:
Glass: 5cm x 5cm: 2 inches x 2 inches.
Height: 7.3cm/ 3 inches

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

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SOLD
| $566 USD | €482 EUR