UNUSUAL NOVELTY SILVER RING TREE & HAT ...

Item Number
APR59

This exquisite Edwardian novelty silver ring tree and hatpin stand is hallmarked for Birmingham 1907. The wirework silver arch with applied leaves and surmounted by a thistle, set with an amber coloured paste stone. It is raised on a circular base and fitted with a blue velvet cushion. The base has a black leather underside.

Hallmarks:
A&LLD for Adie & Lovekin.
Date letter "h" for 1907.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:
Height: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Base diameter: 6cm / 2.3 inches.

Condition:
Good.
No repairs.
Good set of marks.

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£165

STUNNING EDWARDIAN SILVER PHOTO FRAME BY HENRY ...

Item Number
APR60

This is a beautiful and unusual medium-sized Edwardian silver photo frame. It is dated Chester 1900 and was made by the sought-after silversmith Henry Matthews. The chamfered sides with a very decorative egg and dart border.
Original blue velvet back and easel.
Retains the original bevelled glass, quite a rare occurence.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "R" for 1900.

Condition:
Very good.
Silver in very good condition with minor unevenness commensurate with age but not loss to the decorations.
Velvet back is original so a bit faded and worn, as one would expect.

Dimensions:

Height: 17cm / 6.4 inches.
Width: 13cm / 5 inches.

Aperture:

Height: 13.5cm / 5.2 inches.
Width: 9cm / 3.4 inches.

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£225

STYLISH ART DECO SILVER QUAICH OR DISH ...

Item Number
APR61

This simple and elegant Art Deco silver shallow dish or quaiche is dated Sheffield 1929. It has a distinctive shallow form and is flanked by two bifurcated wirework handles.
Raised on a narrow pedestal foot.
Excellent silver gauge. Feels satisfyingly heavy.

Hallmarks:

JD&S for James Dixon & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1929.

Retailer's marks "Z Barraclough & Sons, Leeds" impressed at the base.

Condition

Very good.
No dings. No dents.
Good set of marks.

Dimensions and Weight:

Diameter: 13cm / 5 inches
Height: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
Length from handle to handle: 17cm / 6.4 inches .
Weight: 5.6 oz / 166 g

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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£195

ELEGANT ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

Item Number
APR62

This elegant silver and powder blue guilloche enamel scent bottle was made by Finnigans Ltd, prestigious Bond Street retailers, and is dated London 1935. The screw-top silver lid inset with with an engine-turned enamel cabochon. Mounted on a simple and stylish rectangular clear glass body.
Fitted with the original stopper.

Hallmarks:
F SLD for Finnigans Limitedu
London Assay mark.
Jubilee Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "u" for 1935.

Dimensions:
Height: 11 cm - 4.2 inches.
Base: 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm / 2.4 x 1.4 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
Enamel in perfect condition.
No dings or dents to silver lid.
Glass body and glass neck in perfect condition.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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£165

EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED MATCH STRIKER & HOLDER ...

Item Number
APR64

This stylish medium-sized silver mounted match striker was made by Henry Perkins & Sons and is dated London 1909. The finely ribbed glass spherical body mounted with a wide silver rim with conforming concentric decorations.

Hallmarks:

HP&S for Henry Perkins & Sons.
Date letter "o" for 1909.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.

Condition:
Glass in good condition with a few flea bites.
Silver rim with a few minor dings, commensurate with age.
Unusually good set of marks (they very often have been erased by polishing over time)

Dimensions:

Height: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter: 7.5cm / 3 inches.

Postage UK: £5 Recorded delivery
Postage overseas: £10 Standard parcel.
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£125

ELEGANT PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SILVER MOUNTED ...

Item Number
APR65

This is a very unusual and very stylish pair of Edwardian candlesticks. They have a contemporary look and their design is ahead of its time. Each plain clear glass columns emanating from a stepped square base. Mounted with a substantial silver neck.
Star cut at base.

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks erased.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "e" for 1900
Lion Passant.

Condition:

Good
No dents but minor dIngs commensurate with age.
Glass in very good condition.

Dimensions:

Height: 14 cm high / 5 inches.
Base: 7cm x 7cm / 3 x 3 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Parcel Force.
Postage overseas: £20 Courier.

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£275

DELIGHTFUL GEORGE V SOLID SILVER COCKTAIL PURSE ...

Item Number
APR66

This exquisite solid silver purse was made in Birmingham 1917. It has an unusual and pretty shape resembling the form of a butterfly wing. The front engraved with a ribbon-tied garland. The back plain.
The clasp opens to reveal the original blue moire silk interior divided in three compartments.
The sides fitted with a chain and suspension ring to allow a lady to hold her purse while holding her cocktail glass.

Hallmarks:
Maker's marks erased.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "s" for 1917.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:
10cm x 5cm - 4 inches x 2 inches.

Condition:
Fair.
A few minor dents on the back..
Good clasp.
Clean undamaged interior.
Date letter and Lion passant only.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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£155

GOOD PAIR OF GEORGIAN OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE ...

Item Number
APR67

This attractive pair of silver plated wine coasters date circa 1800. The plain sides with gadroon border interspersed with acanthus leaves and scrolls. The turned mahogany base have a nice deep patina.

Green baize on the underside.

Condition:

Good.
Silver plating in good condition with only little base metal showing through.
Replacement green baize on the underside.

Dimensions:

Diameter of outer rim: 15cm / 6 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inches.

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£120

PAIR OF VICTORIAN ENAMELLED GLASS SALT CELLARS ...

Item Number
APR68

This is an exquisite pair of Victorian green salt cellars. Each with white enamel decorations and raised on clear glass crimped feet. Sold with a pair of exquisite salts spoons by George Maudsley Jackson, dated London 1894. The spoons are equally decorative, with a feather edge border and barley twist handles.

Hallmarks:

GNJ for George Maudsley Jackson.
London Assay Mark.
Date letter "T" for 1894
Lion passant.

Dimensions of glass salts:

Height: 6cm / 2.2 inches.
Diameter: 7cm / 3 inches.

Condition:
Glass salts in very good condition.
Spoons in fair condition with a few tiny corrosion dots and a minute 1mm split to the edge of one spoon.

Postage UK: £6 Recorded Delivery 1st class.
Postage overseas: £12.00 standard parcel.
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£135

VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED SLICED-CUT TURQUOISE GLASS SCENT ...

Item Number
APR69

This is an unusual silver and cut glass scent bottle dating circa 1890. The faceted barrel-shaped body, a rich turquoise colour, is sliced-cut with horizontal bands. The neck fitted with an embossed hinged silver lid and fitted with the original glass stopper.

Hallmarks:
Unmarked as it was very often the case with scent bottle lids but tested and guaranteed as silver.

Dimensions:
Height: 7 cm / 2.6 inches.
Diameter: 3cm / 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No dings or dents, no holes to the lid.
Strong hinge.
Inner glass neck in perfect condition.
Glass stopper in perfect condition.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.

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£215

ELEGANT VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED PINK GLASS SCENT ...

Item Number
APR70

This exquisite Victorian silver scent bottle bears the marks of the prolific scent bottle maker Charles May and is dated Birmingham 1897. The fully hallmarked, screw top, embossed silver lid mounted on a cut glass baluster shaped body. The colour graduating from a vivid pink to clear glass.
The neck fitted with a clear glass stopper.

Hallmarks:
CM for Charles May.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark
Date letter "x" for 1897.

Dimensions:
Height: 14 cm - 5.4 inches.
Width at widest: 8 cm - 3 inches

Condition:
Very good.
Minor compression to silver lid.
Glass body, glass neck and glass stopper in perfect condition.
A fabulous scent bottle.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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£185

DELIGHTFUL CASED PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SILVER NAPKIN ...

Item Number
APR71

This exquisite pair of solid silver napkin rings is dated 1903. The waisted body with an embossed girdle surrounding a vacant cartouche.Fine beaded border. Presented in a leather box lined with purple velvet and satin.

Hallmarks:
R Bs for the Rolason Brothers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "c" for 1903.

Dimensions:
Diameter: 4cm / 1.5 inches.
Height: 2.5cm / 1 inch.

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Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£125

DELIGHTFUL SMALL VICTORIAN GLOBULAR SCENT BOTTLE BY ...

Item Number
APR72

This is a very pretty Victorian silver mounted scent bottle. The fully hallmarked screw-top lid mounted on a hobnail cut glass body. The neck fitted with the original cut glass ball stopper.

Hallmarks:

GW for George Watts.
Lion Passant.
Chester Assay Mark
Date letter "O" for 1897.

Dimensions:

Height: 8cm - 3 inches.
Diameter at widest: 7 cm - 3 inches

Condition:

Very good.
Silver lid in very good condition.
No holes or dings.
Glass body, glass neck and glass stopper in perfect condition.

A fabulous scent bottle.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £18 International Signed For.

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£165

EXQUISITE PAIR OF VICTORIAN ETCHED GLASS CHAMPAGNE ...

Item Number
APR73

This is an exquisite pair of Victorian crystal champagne coupes. Of generous proportion and fabulous quality, each bowl etched with the popular vine pattern under a thumb-cut border. Each with a faceted stem and raised on a circular foot.

Smooth pontil mark to the underside.

Dimensions:

Height: 13cm / 5 inches.
Diameter of bowl: 8cm / 3.2 inches.
Diameter of foot: 8cm / 3.2 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery
Postage overseas: £25 International signed for

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£100

EXQUISITE GEORGE II SILVER ESCUTCHEON WINE ...

Item Number
APR74

This is a very desirable George II silver wine label. Of escutcheon form with a fruit grapevine border. Incised "Claret".

Suspended by a short link chain.

Hallmarks:

Lion passant only.
But the style (escutcheon) , the grapevine bright-cut decorations and the shape of the Lion passant dates it to circa 1750 or possibly earlier.

Dimensions:

Height: 3cm / 1.2 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.
Chain length: 16cm / 5 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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£325

VERY RARE GEORGE II ESCUTCHEON WHITE WINE ...

Item Number
APR75

This is a very early and exquisite wine label. This George II silver wine label was made by John Harvey and dates circa 1740. Of escutcheon form with a bright- engraved border and incised 'WHITE-WINE"

Suspended on a belcher link chain.

Hallmarks:

IH for John Hopkins.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Height: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.
Total length with chain: 22cm / 8 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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£355

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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£485

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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£325

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED AMETHYST GLASS SCENT ...

Item Number
APR78

This is a delightful Victorian silver and amethyst glass scent bottle. Of oval form with faceted panels.
Mounted with a hinged silver lid and fitted with the original amethyst glass stopper.

Hallmarks:
Unmarked, which was often the case with silver scent bottle lids but tested as silver.
Dimensions:

Height:c 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 2 inches.
Depth: 2cm / 0.6 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No chips or cracks.
Silver lid in very good condition.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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£225

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.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
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£175

UNUSUAL NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
APR80

This very unusual Edwardian silver vesta case is of lobed rectangular form, resembling a cigar case. The fluted body profusely engraved with foliate decorations surrounding vacant cartouches. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal a gilt interior.
The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:
J.G for Joseph Gloster.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "b" for 1903.

Dimensions:
5cm x 3cm / 2 inches x 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.
A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
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£175

DELIGHTFUL OXFORD LAVENDER "ATTAR" SCENT BOTTLE, ...

Item Number
APR81

This very pretty gilt glass attar perfume bottle dates circa 1850. These type of scent bottles are also known as an Oxford Lavender or Throwaway , as they were sold containing a sample of perfume and were intended to be thrown away after use.

The four faceted sides sliced-cut with thumb-cut patterns and heightened with naive floral gilt decorations.

Fitted with a clear glass stopper.

Dimensions:

Length: 16cm / 6.2 inches
Width: 1.5cm x 1.5cm / 0.5 inches x 0.5 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
No dmage to glass.
Gilding slightly rubbed at places.

Postage UK: £5.00 1st class.
Postage overseas: £7.00 standard parcel.

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£145

ELEGANT GEORGIAN SILVER PEPPER , LONDON 1803 ...

Item Number
APR82

This solid silver pepperette is dated London 1803. The vase shaped body raised on a square pedestal base. The pierced pull-off cover separately hallmarked with Lion Passant.

Hallmarks:
Maker's marks erased.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "H" for 1803.
Lion passant.
Duty Mark.

Dimensions:
Height: 9 cm - 3.2 inches.
Diameter: 4cm / 1.2 inches.
Base: 3cm x 3cm / 1.4 inches x 1.4 inches.

Condition:
Good condition, no dings or dents.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
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£150

RARE SILVER PIN CUSHION MODELLED AS A ...

Item Number
APR88

This delightful silver novelty pin cushion was made by the prolific Adie & Lovekin and is dated Birmingham 1922. Modelled as a wheel barrow, with an articulated wheel and fitted with a dark blue velvet cushion.

Hallmarks:

ALLD for Adie & Lovekin.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "x" for 1922.

Dimensions:

Length: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Width: 2cm / 0.3 inch.
Height: 3cm / 1.3 inches.

Condition:
Silver wheel barrow and cushion in excellent condition.
Clear marks.
Articulated wheel in functioning order.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£395