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.

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Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£695
| $925 USD | €787 EUR

RARE ARTS & CRAFT SPOT-HAMMERED TEA CADDY ...

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AVR97

This very elegant Arts & Craft movement solid silver tea caddy is a rare piece. It has a simple and beautiful oval outline and a pleasing hinged domed lid. The lid with stylised embossed diamond-shaped finial. It bears the hallmarks of the department store Debenhams and is most certainly an A E Jones piece
Debenhams traces its history back to 1778 and became Debenhams Limited in 1915. It has an excellent silver gauge and feels satisfyingly heavy when picked up. The images do not do it justice.

Both top and base with fine ovolo border.

The underside inscribed "Debenhams Ltd"

Good gauge and wonderful quality.

Hallmarks:

D LD for Debenhams Ltd.
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "r" for 1916.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height up to finial: 10cm / 4 inches
Width: 9.5cm / 3.6 inches.
Depth: 6cm / 2.2 inches.

Weight: 182g / 6.3oz.

Condition

Excellent.

No dings. No dents. No repairs.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£495
| $659 USD | €561 EUR

FABULOUS PAIR OF AMERICAN STERLING SILVER CANDLESTICKS ...

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AOUT79

This stunning pair of 9 inches high solid silver candlesticks is dated New York 1919 and bears the marks of the Whiting Manufacturing Company. Each hexagonal base with applied foliate motifs leading to a baluster column with conforming Art Nouveau stylised decorations. The generous circular sockets with fixed nozzles.

The initial "P" bright-engraved on one of the facets of each column.

The underside solid silver and engraved with a presentation date of "April 9 1921"

Hallmarks:

Impressed STERLING
Stamp number: 6641
"Square" shape Year Mark symbol dating the candlesticks to 1919 exactly.
Lion alongside "W" for the Whiting Manufacturing Company.

Condition:

Good
No dents but minor dIngs commensurate with age.
No pin holes.
Excellent set of marks.

Dimensions:

Height: 22 cm high / 9 inches.
Base: 10cm / 4 inches.

Postage UK: £10 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £20 International Signed For.

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£475
| $632 USD | €538 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER NUTMEG GRATER BY THOMAS ...

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JUIN98

This exquisite Georgian nutmeg grater bears the marks of the sought-after silversmith Thomas Willmore and is dated Birmingham 1801. 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 rectangular body is the perfect size to house a nutmeg, as can be seen on one of my images. The hinged cover opens to reveal the original steel grater. The inner lid is fully hallmarked.

Hallmarks:

TW for Thomas Willmore
Date letter "i" for 1806.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.

Condition:

Excellent
No dings, repairs dents to the cover or main body.
Hinge in excellent condition.
Clear hallmarks.
Crisp decorations.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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£475
| $632 USD | €538 EUR

STUNNING SOLID SILVER COMPORT BY CHARLES BOYTON ...

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OCT66

This is a fabulous 8 inches, solid silver, pedestal dish or comport dated Sheffield 1928 and made by Charles Boyton & Sons. The shallow dish of circular form with scrolling pierced gallery and applied with a cast fruiting vine border.
Standing on a circular stepped foot.
It has an excellent gauge of silver and feels heavy when picked up.

Hallmarks:

CB&S for Charles Boston & Sons.
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Date letters "v" for 1928.
Lion Passant.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings, no dents.
Good set of hallmarks.

Dimension and Weight:

Diameter: 21cm / 8 inches.
Height: 5cm / 2 inch.
Weight: 450g / 14.4 oz.

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

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£425
| $566 USD | €482 EUR

FABULOUS RUSSIAN SILVER GILT AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL ...

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DEC78

This is a very decorative Soviet Russian polyvhrome enamel sterling gilt silver 916 tea strainer. Of circular form with yellow and green beaded border. The handle embellished with cloisonné enamel floral and foliate design in tones of green, white and yellow accented with further black enamel motifs encompassing the concave thumb piece.

Fine rope twist borders surrounding the strainer.

Hallmarks:

Maker's mark: Untraced
Soviet silver mark: Hammer and sickle star emblem.
Silver quality/purity mark: 916 (916/1000)

Condition

Excellent condition.
The enamel is in perfect condition.
The Russian hallmarks struck to the reverse of the strainer bowl are all very clear.


Dimensions

Length 11.5cm / 4.4 inches.
Bowl diameter: 6.5cm / 2.6 inches.
Height 2cm / 0.7 inches.

Postage UK: £7 Special delivery next day.

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£375
| $499 USD | €425 EUR

FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER TEA CADDY BY ...

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JUIN76

This very elegant and unusual solid silver tea caddy is dated Birmingham 1920 and was made by S Blanckensee & Sons. Of serpentine outline with a hinged domed lid and raised on four claw and ball feet. The sides with exquisite shaped swing handles.
Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

SB &S Ld for S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "v" for 1920.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height: 11cm / 4.4 inches
Width: 12cm / 5 inches.
Depth: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
Weight: 156g / 5oz.

Condition
Good
No dings. No dents.
Well executed silver repair on inner leg.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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£375
| $499 USD | €425 EUR

FABULOUS VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED FOLDING BISCUIT BOX, ...

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MAI79

This is a very desirable Victorian silver plated biscuit box. This type of biscuit boxes are very sought-after and were very much a feature in Victorian households. They were designed to warm biscuits by an open fire for afternoon tea.
The shell-shaped body with an elegant cast frame surmounted by a loop handle. Each side with a wreath-shaped pull handle opening to reveal two compartment, each compartment fitted with a pierced grille which opens and falls down in the centre to keep biscuits in place while the box is being used.
Raised on very decorative cast splayed feet.

Hallmarks.

Unmarked

Dimensions:

Height: 23.5cm / 9 inches.
Width: 19cm / 7.3 inches.
Depth: 12cm / 5 inches.

Condition:

Immaculate condition.
Plate very bright with no loss.
Mechanism in very good working order.

Postage UK: £11 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.

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£375
| $499 USD | €425 EUR

FABULOUS ARTS & CRAFT SILVER CHAMBER STICK ...

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MAI67

This delightful solid silver chamberstick and snuffer was made by Jones & Sons and dated London 1935. The circular tray with pinched border and central column. It is fitted with the original detachable hallmarked cone shaped snuffer.
The handle with a stylish thumb piece

Hallmarks:
J&Sn for Jones & Sons.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "u" for 1935.
Lion Passant.

Condition:
Very good.

Dimensions:
Height: 7cm / 3 inches.
Diameter: 10cm / 4 inches.
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£375
| $499 USD | €425 EUR

RARE EARLY VICTORIAN NOVELTY SILVER "BOOK" VINAIGRETTE ...

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JUIN99

Silver "book" vinaigrettes are rather scarce and very sought-after and this is a wonderful example. Made by Joseph Taylor & John Perry in Birmingham 1840, it is engraved with scroll decorations on both sides.
The reeded spine modelled as a book.
The oval reserve to the front engraved with initials.
Gilt interior.
The original sponge is still present.
The grille intricately pierced with foliate decorations.

Hallmarks:

T&P for Joseph Taylor & John Perry.
Birmingham assay mark.
Duty Mark.
Date letter "R" for 1840.

Condition:
Good
Functioning hinge on vinaigrette despite central loop missing.
Good hinge on grille.
Gilding in excellent condition.

Dimensions:
4 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.8 cm
£350
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER CHRISTENING MUG BY GEORGE ...

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JANV97

This beautiful and unusual Georgian silver Christening mug is dated London 1824 and bears the marks of George Knight. The baluster body with a fluted lower section and a reeded band on the waisted neck . The pedestal foot and rim with finely executed rope-twist decorations. The elaborate reeded handle with cast acanthus leaf and flower head decorations. It has a very good gauge of silver and feels satisfyingly heavy when handled.

Original gilt wash interior.

Hallmarks:

GK for George Knight.
Duty Mark.
Lion Passant.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "i" for 1824.

Dimension and Weight:

Height: 8 cm / 3 inches.
Base diameter: 6cm / 2.2 inches
Rim diameter: 6cm / 2.2 inches
Weight: 4 3/4 oz / 134 g

Condition:
Excellent, no dings, no dents, not engraved.
A fabulous christening present.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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£350
| $466 USD | €397 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN NEWCASTLE SILVER CREAM JUG BY ...

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OCT59

This fabulous George III silver cream jug was made by Thomas Watson, reputed Newcastle silversmith. Of oval bellied form, with a lobed middle section and raised girdles, it is finely bright-engraved with prick-dot motifs

Reeded border and reeded angular handle.

Both sides with a laurel leaf roundel , one side initialled, the other vacant.

Gilt interior.


Hallmarks:

TW for Thomas Watson.
Newcastle Assay mark.
Further London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
No date letter.
Duty Mark.

Dimensions and Weight:

Height up to handle: 10 cm / 4 inches.
Length from spout to handle: 14cm / 5.4 inches.
Weight: 114 g / 4 oz.

Condition:

Very good.
Maker's marks partially worn but identifiable.
Base a little uneven, commensurate with age but very stable.


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

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£345
| $459 USD | €391 EUR