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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£750

RARE AND EXQUISITE GEORGE V SOLID SILVER ...

Item Number
FEV81

This delightful figural small table bell bears the marks of Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd of Oxford Street, London. The engine-turned solid silver bell surmounted by an exquisitely executed cast silver figure of a putto holding a sheath.

Hallmarks:

JRCA LD for Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd.
Chester Assay Mark.
Date letter "x" for 1923.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Height: 8.5cm / 3.4 inches.
Bell base diameter: 5cm / 2 inches.
Weight: 51 g / 1.9 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.

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£295

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

EXQUISITE EDWARDIAN SCOTTISH SILVER MINIATURE QUAICHE BY ...

Item Number
OCT62

This is an unusual and amusing novelty miniature quaiche made by the renowned Hamilton & Inches and dated Edinburgh 1902. Of typical twin-handled hemispherical form with lug handles and circular pedestal foot. .

Hallmarks:

H&I for Hamilton & Inches.
Edinburgh Assay Mark.
Thistle Mark.
Date letter "v" for 1902

Dimensions:

Length across handles: 6cm / 2.3 inches.
Bowl diameter: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Height: 2cm / 1 inch.

Condition:

Excellent.

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£185

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MINIATURE CHAMBER STICK BY ...

Item Number
JANV93

This is a delightful miniature silver chamber stick dated 1891 and made by the prolific Adie & Lovekin. The circular drip pan with a key pattern handle and a plain sconce.

Hallmarks

AL&L for Adie & Lovekin.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "r" for 1891.

Dimensions:

Height: 2 cm / 1 inch.
Diameter of base: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

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£175

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

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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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 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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VERY RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MINIATURE DICTIONARY CASE ...

Item Number
LY 17

This is fabulous Victorian silver case with magnifying glass to lid is dated London 1893 and bears the marks of the renowned Sampson Mordan.

It has a rounded oblong form with pinned swivel mechanism opening to reveal a miniature English Dictionary with red leather cover and gilt lettering. The text requiring the magnifying glass to be read.

The founder of S. Mordan & Co, a notable English silver and goldsmiths was known for its production of high quality small silver items, such as vesta cases, desk seals and propelling pencils. During the late 19th century, the firm supplied many articles, often in novelty shapes, to a number of notable retailers, such as Asprey & Sons. Today Sampson Mordan novelty items are very sought-after.



Hallmarks:

SM&Co for Sampson Mordan & Co.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "S" for 1893.

Dimensions:

Size of Case 40 mm x 22 mm x 10 mm.
Size of Dictionary 28 mm x 20 mm x 9 mm.

Condition:

Case in excellent condition.
Dictionary in very good 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.

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EDWARDIAN SILVER DOUBLE SOVEREIGN CASE BY THE ...

Item Number
AOUT78

This pretty Edwardian silver double sovereign case is of rounded rectangular form. It has a spot-hammered body centred by a circular vacant reserve. It was made in Birmingham in 1904 by the Barker Brothers Ltd. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal two spring loaded compartments. One for a sovereign, the other for a half sovereign.

Push button clasp with suspension loop.

Snaps shut beautifully.

All sprung mechanisms in good order.

Hallmarks:

Inner cover fully hallmarked.
Sovereign frames with date letter and Lion Passant.

BBLD for the Barker Brothers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "e" for 1904.

Dimensions:

Length: 5cm / 2 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
Height: 1.5cm / 0.6 inches

Weight: 28 g / 1 ounce.

Condition:

Very good.

Sprung mechanisms in very good order.
Push button in very good order.
Snaps shut nicely.
Strong hinge.
Some unevenness on back cover.
Maker's marks partially obscured but identifiable.

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UNUSUAL EDWARDIAN SILVER TRUMP MARKER CASE BY ...

Item Number
OCT94

This exquisite silver mounted trump marker case was made in Chester 1904. The solid silver engraved sheath with swivel button holding five ivory cards.

Suspension loop.

Hallmarks:

BPDC for Boots Pure Drug Company
Chester assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "D" for 1904.

Dimensions:

2cm x 2.5 cm.

Condition:

Very good.
Silver sheath in very good condition.
Swivel mechanism in full working order.
Ivory cards a little discoloured, commensurate with age..

A very sweet and collectable little object.

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