RARE 18TH C. DANISH ROCOCO SILVER ...

Item Number
MAI48

This is a relatively rare mid 18th century Danish silver vinaigrette or spice box. Typically of Nordic ancestry, especially Denmark and Sweden, these types of silver objects were originally used as a spice box or vinaigrette for aromatic smelling salts, often given by a suitor to his beloved as an engagement gift.

These love token boxes are called Hovedvandsaeg by the Danish (Hovedvansaeg literally means head-water egg: an egg to contain 'water' to revive the senses) or Luktevannshus by the Swedish.

'Hovedvandsæg' are of various forms and date from about 1725. Although this particular example is unmarked, the shape, Rococo style and design suggest a mid 18th Century date.

These spice boxes were often engraved with pinprick marks of the couples initials, as is this particular example.

It has gilded interior and is nicely decorated in a period Louis XVI floral, scroll and shell motif, with a pair of loving birds surmounting the hinged cover. Engraved with the couples initials "MK . PD" on the underside.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked.

Dimensions:

Height: 6.5cm / 2.4 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Depth: 2cm . 0.7 inches.

Condition:

Very good considering its age.
Strong hinge.
Rich interior gilding.
Leans a little to the front.

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£225

DELIGHTFUL PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN SILVER MENU ...

Item Number
OCT67

This is an unusual and very elegant pair of Victorian silver menu holders, each modelled with the word "Menu" , with twin back supports and folding stand.

Hallmarks:

LE for Lawrence Emanuel.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Dimensions:

Length: 5cm / 2 inches
Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.


Condition:

Excellent.

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£195

VICTORIAN SILVER SOVEREIGN CASE , BIRMINGHAM 1887 ...

Item Number
APR79

This simple Victorian silver single sovereign case is of circular form. It has a plain body with no inscriptions. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal a spring loaded compartment.
Push button clasp with gilt suspension loop.
Snaps shut beautifully.
Sprung mechanisms in good order.

Hallmarks:
Inner cover fully hallmarked.
Sovereign frame with date letter and Lion Passant.

Makers marks unidentified.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "o" for 1887.

Dimensions:
Diameter 3cm - 1 inch
Weight: 15 g / 0.5 ounce.

Condition:
Very good.
Sprung mechanism in very good order.
Push button in very good order.
Snaps shut nicely.
Strong hinge.
No dings or dents.

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£175

DELIGHTFUL SILVER & MOTHER OF PEARL BOOKMARK ...

Item Number
JUIL99

This exquisite and rather unusual sword-shaped bookmark was made by the prolific Birmingham silversmiths Crisford & Norris and dates circa 1920
The mother of pearl handle mounted with a plain silver ferrule.
The blade is hallmarked.

Hallmarks:
C&N for Crisford & Norris
Impressed SILVER

Condition:
Excellent.

Dimensions:
Length: 5cm / 2 inches.

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£125

GEORGE V SILVER HAT PIN STAND, LONDON ...

Item Number
DEC66

This elegant silver hatpin stand is hallmarked for London 1921. It is raised on a circular base and fitted with the original blue velvet cushion. The base has a black leather underside.
The silver stem with ball finial and a scalloped holder divided in six sections.

Hallmarks:
JE
Date letter "f" for 1921.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Dimensions:
Height: 11cm / 5 inches.
Base: 6cm / 2.2 inches.

Condition:
Reasonable.
Silver base a little uneven.
Velvet a little worn.

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£125

EDWARDIAN SILVER NAPKIN CLIP BY GEORGE EDWIN ...

Item Number
APR86

This delightful Edwardian solid silver napkin clip is hallmarked for Birmingham 1§907 and bears the marks George Edwin Walton. The disk engraved with ivy, the back fully hallmarked. The mechanism fully functioning;

Hallmarks:

G.E.W for G E Walton & Co Ltd (George Edwin Walton)
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "h" for 1907.

Dimensions:

Diameter: 1.5cm / 0.4 inches
Height: 3.5cm / 1.3 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

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£115

LATE VICTORIAN SILVER MENU HOLDER BY LAWRENCE ...

Item Number
NOVE75

This is an unusual and very elegant Victorian silver menu holder modelled with the word "Menu" .
It has twin back supports and a folding stand.

Hallmarks:
LE for Lawrence Emanuel.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "z" for 1899.
Dimensions:
Length: 5cm / 2 inches
Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Condition:
Excellent.
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£105

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER TRAVELLING CORKSCREW BY JOSEPH ...

Item Number
JUIN62

This exquisite and very rare Georgian silver travelling corkscrew is dated Birmingham 1794 and was made by the prolific silversmith John Taylor, who specialised in small pieces and objects of vertu.

The silver collar with a stunning green stained ivory barrel-shaped handle. The reeded cover unscrews to reveal the original steel helix. The cover is fully hallmarked at the base, which is quite unusual and is a bonus.

Hallmarks:

IT for Joseph Taylor.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "w" for 1794.
Duty Mark.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm / 3 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:

Very good

Silver in very good condition..
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RARE GEORGIAN SILVER NUTMEG GRATER BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
JANV95

This exquisite and very unusual Georgian nutmeg grater bears the marks of the sought-after silversmith Samuel Pemberton and is dated Birmingham 1795. Nutmeg graters are scarce and usually in poor condition. This one is in excellent order, is fully hallmarked, which is not always the case.
The bright-cut cylindrical body is the perfect size to house a nutmeg, as can be seen on one of my images. The pull-off domed cover opens to reveal the original steel grater. The lower section with a pull-off lid protecting the grater. The inner lid is fully hallmarked.

Hallmarks:

S.P for Samuel Pemberton..
Date letter "x" for 1795.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Very good.

No dings, repairs dents to the cover or main body.
Pull-off base in excellent condition.
Clear hallmarks.
Crisp decorations.
One minor split on domed cover, commensurate with age, tiny and mentioned for accuracy.

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DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN SILVER "EGG" NUTMEG GRATER, CIRCA ...

Item Number
APR76

This is a divine George III silver egg-shaped nutmeg grater. The pull-off cover revealing a steel rasp. Engraved all over with delicate bright-cut decorations. Unmarked, as it was very often the case with Georgian small objects of vertu , but guaranteed and tested as silver.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm / 1.6 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

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VERY RARE VICTORIAN SILVER COMBINATION VESTA/ SOVEREIGN ...

Item Number
JANV63

This is a superb quality Victorian silver combination Vesta/Sovereign Holder/Stamp Holder with Toothpick and Pencil. It is fully hallmarked for Chester 1898 and bears the Patent number 4709. The front engraved with initials and a crest, the back plain. The lid with spring mechanism incorporates a striker. The back with hinged cover opens to reveal a sovereign holder and a stamp compartment.

The spine fitted with suspemsion loop. by Wm Neale. I

It is rare to find one of these in complete form.

Hallmarks:

D&F for Deakin & Francis.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "P" for 1898

Dimensions:

Length: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Width: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
Spring mechanism in good working order.
Stamp lid snaps shut.
Minor surface scratching commensurate with age.

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RARE & EXQUISITE EDWARDIAN SILVER AIDE MEMOIRE ...

Item Number
OCTO71

This unique and rather wonderful solid silver, sprung mechanism, aide mémoire was made by the excellent Chester silversmith Colen Cheshire. The cover is engraved and embossed with two tweeting birds on a branch, it is very naturalistic in style. It is hinged and maintained in place by a side silver lead pencil. The interior with the original notebook, most pages still present .

Hallmarks:

CC for Colen Cheshire
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "c" for 1903.

Condition:

Excellent.
Clear hallmarks.
Sprung mechanism in perfect working order.
Pencil slides in beautifully and retains the original lead pencil.


Dimensions:

Height: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Width: 4.5cm / 1.6 inches.


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GEORGIAN SILVER APPLE CORER, PETER & ANN ...

Item Number
SE88

Superb George III solid silver apple corer by the very collectable Bateman silversmiths.

Georgian apple corers are now quite rare and very desirable.

Elegant plain form.

The finial with engraved initials

Hallmarks:

PB over AB for Peter & Ann Bateman
Lion Passant
Date letter for 1794

Condition:

Pretty good for a useful ustensil dating 215 years.

Minor 4mm split on top of blade (as seen on image 2).

Minor ding on handle.

Maker's marks partially rubbed.

Dimensions:

15.5 cm long
Diameter of handle: 1.5cm
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FABULOUS GEORGIAN SILVER MOTE SPOON BY NICHOLAS ...

Item Number
AVRIL76

This exquisite silver mote spoon dates circa 1760 and bears the marks of Nicholas Hearden. Very often marks on mote spoons are unclear, so it is wonderful to be able to identify the maker.

Bottom marked.

The lace back bowl pierced with scrolls and crosslets.

Hallmarks:

NH for Nicholas Hearnden
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

12.7cm

Condition:

Excellent.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

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RARE 18TH C. SCANDINAVIAN HEART-SHAPED HOVEDVANDSÆG OR ...

Item Number
AVR77

This exquisite Norwegian or Danish solid silver vinaigrette is called a Hovedvansaeg. It literally means head-water egg: an egg to contain 'water' to revive the senses. It was with this type of box from Scandinavia that a young man indicated his intentions to the young lady of his choice.

'Hovedvandsæg' are of various forms and date from about 1725. The earlier ones are heart-shaped.
This hinged silver heart-shaped 'hovedvandsæg' has a crown on the top, which would have been gilded, faint traces of gilt remain. It stands on a pedestal base. The base has a hinged compartment, which could have been used to store spices. The inner lid is stamped 4 times with the maker's mark.

The main body has a gilded interior and bright-cut engravings around the outline of the heart

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks (unidentified) stamped 4 times.

Dimensions:
Height: 9cm / 3.4 inches.
Width: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Depth: 2cm . 0.7 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
Strong hinge.
Rich interior gilding.

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RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF ...

Item Number
OCT39

This is a wonderful early snuff mull* with a plain silver mount. The ram's horn body with an unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid applied with an initialled silver roundel.

The lid with inner cork.


*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.

Dimensions:

Length: 9cm / 3.4 inches.

Condition:

Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and neck in excellent condition.


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RARE SILVER "OWL" PAPER KNIFE BY ...

Item Number
MARS 26

This superb novelty silver paper knife is dated Chester 1927 and hallmarked for the excellent silversmiths Stokes & ireland Ltd/ It is of excellent quality and has a heavy gauge

The solid silver terminal modelled as a perched owl.

The plain tapered blade with clear hallmarks.


Hallmarks:

S&I for Stokes & Ireland (William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland
Lion Passant
Chester Assay Mark
Date letter "B" for 1927.


Condition:

very good.


Dimensions and weight:

Length: 15.5cm / 6.8 inches.
weight: 28 g / 0.9 oz
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FABULOUS PAIR OF SILVER & PIQUE TORTOISESHELL ...

Item Number
SEP 23

This exquisite pair of silver & pique tortoiseshell menu holders bear the marks the Harrods Stores Ltd (Richard Burbridge *) Each oval shaped holder is framed by a ribbon-tied garland border. One tortoiseshell background pique with a leaping carp amongst reeds, the other with a bird amongst shrubs.
Each holder raised on a silver oval base.

Hallmarks:

RB for Harrods Stores Ltd (Richard Burbridge)
Lion Passant.
London assay mark
Date letter "s" for 1913.

Dimensions:

Height: 3cm / 1.32 inches.
Oval: 3cm x 2.5cm1.2 inches x 1 inch.

Condition:

Excellent.


* Sir Richard Burbridge was Managing Director of Harrods
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FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER & CORNFLOWER BLUE ...

Item Number
JUIL 94

This elegant silver and guilloche enamel cigarette case bears the marks of F B Reynolds, who specialised in imported items, such as cigarettes boxes and cases. It is of rectangular form, the cover with a beautiful guilloche enamel sunburst pattern. The back with engine turned decorations.

The front clasp opening to reveal a gilt interior.

Comes with its original velvet bag.

Hallmarks:

F.B.R for F B Reynolds
London Import mark.
925 silver fineness mark
Date letter "n" for 1928.

Condition:

Excellent.

Enamel in excellent condition.
Strong hinge.
Interior in pristine condition.
Back with minor dings, commensurate with age.
Good clear hallmarks.


Dimensions:

8cm x 4.5cm / 3.2 inches x 2 inches.


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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLE ETUI BY ...

Item Number
JUIN99

This exquisite 18th Century silver etui was made by the reputed and very collectable Samuel Pemberton. It is of tapering form and is charmingly bright-engraved with feather edge and prick-dot borders.

The gilt interior fitted with the original glass scent bottle, a rather rare occurrence, making it very desirable.

Push button mechanism at the front.

Fitted with the original chain.

Hallmarks:

(Partially hallmarked, which was very usual for small items)

On both lid and base

SP for Samuel Pemberton.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Duty head.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Width at base: 2.2cm / 0.6 inches.

Condition:

Very good for its age.
Minor dings at places, barely noticeable and mentioned for accuracy.
Push button mechanism a little worn but the lid still opens and closes satisfactorily.

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RARE 19TH CENTURY GERMAN NIELLO SILVER CIGARETTE ...

Item Number
JNV 10

This exquisite 19th Century German cigarette case is decorated on both sides with elegant Niello* fleur-de-lys designs. Of rounded rectangular form, it opens to reveal a gilt interior. It has a side clasp and a fully functioning sprung hinge mechanism. It has a good gauge of silver.

*Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, usually silver.

Hallmarks:

German Crown and Moon mark.
900 fineness mark.

Dimensions and Weight:

8cm x 5.5cm: 3 inches x 2 inches.
Weight: 78g / 2.7 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.
Snaps shut satisfyingly.
Niello in perfect condition with no loss.
Sprung mechanism in excellent order.
Clean gilt interior.


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EXQUISITE GEORGIAN SILVER NEEDLE CASE BY SAMUEL ...

Item Number
JUIL 15

This is a truly fabulous example, dated 1789 and made by the highly collectable maker Samuel Pemberton. It is fully hallmarked, a rarity with such items, is a very good size and is beautifully bright engraved. It comes with original steel needles.

Hallmarks:

SP for Samuel Pemberton
Bitmingham Assay mark
Date letter "R" for 1789.
Duty Mark.

Dimensions:

Length: 8.5cm / 3.4 inches.
Width: 1.5cm / 0.6 inches.
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GEORGIAN SILVER TRAVELLING SHAVING BRUSH BY WILLIAM ...

Item Number
DEC88

This rather rare three part Georgian silver travelling brush is dated London 1818 and bears the marks of William Parker. It is of cylindrical form and comprises a separate shaving brush, a hollow cylindrical handle/cover and a circular lid . Each part is separately hallmarked. The inner cover with date letter, Lion passant and Maker's marks. the handle with maker's marks, the brush with Lion passant.

Hallmarks:

W.P for William Palmer
Lion passant.
Date letter "c" for 1818.
There is no town Assay but the maker was a London maker.
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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER TRAVELLING SHAVING BRUSH BY ...

Item Number
OCT93

This rather rare three-part early Victorian silver travelling brush is dated London 1858 and bears the marks of Abraham Brownett & John Rose. It is of cylindrical form and comprises of a separate shaving brush, a hollow cylindrical handle/cover and a circular lid . Each part is separately hallmarked.
The handle with beautiful engine-turned decorations surrounding a crested circular reserve.

Hallmarks:

AB over JR for Abraham Brownett & John Rose.
Lion passant.
London Assay Mark.
Duty Mark.
Date letter "c" for 1858.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm / 3.2 inches.
Diameter: 2 cm / 0.6 inches.

Condition:

Excellent condition.
All parts in very good condition.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: £7.00 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12.00 International Signed For.

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SOLD