19TH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER GILT SEWING KIT, ...

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MARS95

This is a fabulous and complete French ivory and silver gilt sewing necessaire. The oval-shaped ivory case opening to reveal a fitted recessed interior containing gilded silver sewing implements including retractable pencil, scissors, needle case, thimble, stiletto and bodkin. the hinged cover applied with a silver gilt initialed cartouche.

The base with an ivory button latch release.

The sewing implements with French silver guarantee mark.

The silver gilt hinged marked "BREVETE SGDG".

Complete with all original sewing tools.

Condition:

Very good.
All silver gilt tools in excellent condition.
Case in very good glossy condition.
The cover clasps shut nicely.

Dimensions:

Length: 11cm / 4.2 inches.
Width: 6cm / 2.4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£395
| $526 USD | €448 EUR

EDWARDIAN SILVER ELEPHANT PIN CUSHION , BIRMINGHAM ...

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MARS87

This is a wonderful novelty silver pin cushion in the from of an elephant, always a very popular subject. It is in very good condition. Fitted with its original blue velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks erased
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1910.
Birmingham Assay mark.

Dimensions:

Length up to tail: 4cm / 1.6 inches.
Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:

Makers marks erased but very probably by Adie & Lovekin.
Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.
Sits firmly on its legs.
No repairs.
Original velvet cushion.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£295
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

EDWARDIAN SCOTTISH SILVER QUAICH PIN CUSHION BY ...

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MARS97

This unusual and amusing novelty quaich pin cushion was made by the renowned Hamilton & Inches and is dated Edinburgh 1902. Of typical twin-handled form with lug handles and circular pedestal foot. Fitted with a blue velvet cushion.

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: 4cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:
Very good.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER "CANOE" PIN CUSHION BY ...

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JUIL77

This collectable solid silver pin cushion in the form of a canoe was made by the prolific silversmiths Adie & Lovekin and is dated Birmingham 1911. The silver casing fitted with a blue velvet cushion. One side of the canoe fully hallmarked.

Hallmarks:

A&L for Adie & Lovekin.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1911.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

EDWARDIAN SILVER LADIES’ SHOE PIN CUSHION BY ...

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AOUT67

This delightful and very collectable silver mounted pin cushion was made by the prolific Levi & Salaman and is dated Birmingham 1906. The silver casing realistically modelled as a ladies’ shoe. Fitted with a red velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:
L&S for Levi & Salaman.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1906.

Dimensions:
Length: 6cm / 2.3 inches.
Maximum width: 1.5cm / 0.4 inches.
Maximum height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

RARE ART NOUVEAU SILVER THIMBLE BUCKET BY ...

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MARS88

This exquisite and rather rare solid silver thimble bucket is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902 and bears the marks of Reynolds & Westwood. Thimble buckets are few and far between and this Art Nouveau example is simply delightful. The tapered body fitted with a silver thimble. It is embossed all over with sinuous Art Nouveau foliate designs on a fine spot-hammered background. The sides fitted with a chain. The interior lined with velvet.

Hallmarks:

R&W for Reynolds & Westwood.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "c" for 1903.

Dimensions:

Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Diameter : 2cm / 0.6 inches,

Condition:

Excellent.

A gorgeous item.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£205
| $273 USD | €232 EUR

EDWARDIAN SILVER “BOOK” NEEDLE CASE BY ARTHUR ...

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JANV95

This very pretty Edwardian silver & red leather needle case was made in Birmingham in 1907 by Arthur Johnson Smith. The embossed silver front mounted on a red leather book opening to reveal the original interior.

Hallmarks:

A.J.S for Arthur Johnson Smith
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "q" for 1907.

Condition:

Very good.
Cover free from dings.
Leather in great condition.

Dimensions:

Width: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inches.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £15 International Signed For.
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£165
| $220 USD | €187 EUR

EARLY VICTORIAN LARGE TORTOISESHELL NEEDLE CASE, CIRCA ...

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AVR59

This delightful mid 19th Century tortoiseshell casket is designed to hold sewing pins. It is a larger than usual example. The slightly domed hinged cover inlaid with an initialled silver rectangular reserve. The front with a silver button. The base raised on four bone feet. Original silver paper interior.

Dimensions:
Length: 7cm / 3 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.
Height: 4cm / 1.6 inch.

Condition:
Very good condition for its age.
Good hinge.
No loss to the tortoiseshell.
Original interior in good condition.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£165
| $220 USD | €187 EUR

UNUSUAL EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED PIN CUSHION BY ...

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FEB69

This is a delightful Edwardian sterling silver mounted pin cushion. Of square shape, the top mounted with and embossed silver sleeve centered by a domed velvet cushion. The sides and base covered in blue velvet.

Hallmarks:

G&C LTD for Green & Cadbury Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "f" for 1905.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Length: 6.6cm / 2.4 inches.
Width: 6.5cm / 2.4 inches.
Height up to cushion: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

Condition:

Very good.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£145
| $193 USD | €164 EUR

CASED EDWARDIAN SILVER THIMBLE BY CHARLES HORNER, ...

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MARS71

This delightful cased silver thimble was made in Chester 1903 by the collectable Charles Horner. The lower section of the thimble fully hallmarked. The middles section engraved with stylised star shaped designs on a reeded background. The Morocco leather case lined with velvet and satin.

Hallmarks:

CH for Charles Horner.
Lion Passant.
Chester Assay Mark.
Date letter "C" for 1903.
Size number.

Dimensions:

Height of the case: 3.5 cm
Height of the thimble: 2.5cm
Diameter: 1.8cm

Condition:
Very good.
Both silver thimble and case in very good condition.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £8 International Signed For.
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£125
| $166 USD | €142 EUR

RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER TEDDY BEAR PIN CUSHION ...

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FEV97

This is a truly delightful and very collectable pin cushion in the form of a seated teddy bear. It is dated Chester 1909 and bears the hallmarks of the BOots Pure Drug Company. The back fitted with then original purple velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

BPDC for Boots Pure Drug Company
Chester assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1909.

Dimensions:

Height: 4cm / 1.4 inches.

Condition:
Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.
Sits firmly on its legs.
No repairs.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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UNUSUAL EDWARDIAN SILVER CHICK PIN CUSHION BY ...

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OCTO65

This rare and delightful Edwardian sterling silver pin cushion is dated Birmingham 1909 and was made by the prolific silversmiths Cohen & Charles. The hallmarked sterling silver head is embellished with textured decoration realistically reproducing the bird’s plumage. The body of the chick is comprised of a later recovered blue velvet cushion.

This body supported by two feet raised on a circular base. The base loaded and retaining the original leatherette.

Hallmarks:

C&C for Cohen & Charles.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "k" for 1909.

Dimensions:

Maximum length: 5cm / 1.6 inches.
Maximum height: 5cm / 1.6 inches.
Base diameter: 3.2 cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Silver casing and cushion in very good condition.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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SOLD