RARE ART NOUVEAU SILVER DESK THERMOMETER BY ...

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SEPT85

This unusual and rather charming Art Nouveau solid silver desk thermometer was made by J. Batson & Son is dated London 1903. The shaped elongated frame with an embossed silver front surrounding the original brass thermometer.

Hallmarks:

HBA for J Batson & Son (Henry John Batson & Albert Edward Batson)
London Assay.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "h" for 1903.

Condition:

Silver frame in very good condition.
Velvet back and easel in very good condition.
Thermometer not working.

Dimensions:

Height: 18.5cm / 7.4 inches.
Maximum width: 9cm / 3.4 inches.

Postage:

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Postage overseas: £18 International Signed For.
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£250

SMALL GEORGE V SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

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MAI81

This is an exquisite silver & guilloche enamel small desk magnifying glass. It has a decorative silver mounted pink guilloche enamel handle, the engine turned enamel inset present on both sides of the handle. Mounted with a 5cm diameter steel mount inset with magnifying glass.

Hallmarks:

C.B&S for The Cooper Brothers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "u" for 1918.

Condition:

Very good.
Handle in excellent condition.
Glass with no surface scratching.
No loss to the enamel.

Dimensions:

Length 13.5cm / 5.2 inches.
Glass diameter: 5 cm / 2 inches.

Postage:

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Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £15 International Signed For.
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£175

ELEGANT GEORGE V SILVER MOUNTED CUT GLASS ...

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MAI67

This is a very decorative silver mounted sliced-cut glass glue pot. Made in Birmingham 1917, the baluster body with sliced-cut decorations. The lid with a simple and stylish baluster hollow handle. The inner cover with brush attachment. Glue pots are rather scarce and this is a delightful example.

Hallmarks:

H.W.Ltd for Henry Williamson Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "o" for 1913.

Dimensions:

Height: 9cm / 3.4 inches.
Base diameter: 5 cm / 2inches.

Condition:

Glass in excellent condition.
Silver lid in very good condition.
Good set of marks.


Postage:

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Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.
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£165

ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL CAPSTAN ...

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MAI72

This rare and rather fabulous silver and cornflower blue enamel inkwell was made by the celebrated William Hutton & Sons. Of traditional Capstan form, with a 5" inches diameter, it is both elegant and striking. The spread circular silver base with a reeded border. It has a fabulous cornflower blue guilloche enamel hinged lid.
Complete with the original inner glass receptacle.
Loaded spread circular body.
Gilt inner lid.
Black bakelite underside.

Hallmarks:

WH&S LD for William Hutton & Sons.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "F" for 1930.

Condition:
Excellent.
The enamel is in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.
Hallmarks are clear.
Silver base free from dings.
Bakelite base in perfect glossy condition.

Dimensions:

Height: 6cm / 2.4 inches.
Diameter of base: 13cm / 5 inches.
Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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RARE ART NOUVEAU SILVER BAROMETER BY R ...

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JUIN75

This is a fabulous and rare Art Nouveau solid silver desk barometer. The circular dial having a stylised and shaped outline to a velvet clad easel back.

Hallmarks:

T&S for R J Trevitt & Son.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "C" for 1903.

Condition:

Silver frame in very good condition.
Original velvet back worn and faded, commensurate with age.
Barometer not tested.

Dimensions:

Height: 12.5cm / 5 inches.
Width: 14cm / 5.4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special delivery next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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VICTORIAN SILVER & TORTOISESHELL HEART SHAPED INKSTAND ...

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DEC86

This stunning silver and tortoiseshell inkstand was made by the renowned William Comyns and is dated London 1892. The heart-shaped tortoiseshell base mounted with an exquisite silver border. The centre fitted with a silver receptacle and detachable cut glass silver lidded inkwell. Both hinged lid and receptacle fully hallmarked. The glass inkwell fitting snuggly into the base. The heart-shape frame with delightful loop handle with pierced cast flower thumb-piece.

Hallmarks:

W.C for William Comyns
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "R" for 1892

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5.2 inches.
Width: 10cm / 4 inches.
Height: 8cm / 3 inches.

Condition:

Very good throughout.
Glass inkwell in very good condition.
Tortoiseshell base in a little matt but no damage.

A fabulous and very decorative item.

Postage UK: £8.00 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £17 International Signed For.

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EDWARDIAN SILVER COMBINATION LARGE SIZE MAGNIFYING GLASS ...

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JANV91

This is a very elegant and unusual silver combination letter opener and magnifying glass by Andrew Barrett & Sons, Picadilly, London. It has a good size, 8 inches long and would have sat on a desk. It si date London 1900, date of Edward VII coronation, the circular reserve engraved with coronation crest.
The solid silver mount inset with a circular magnifying glass.

Hallmarks:

AB&S for Andrew Barrett & Sons
Lion passant.
London Assay mark.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Condition:

Good.
Silver bookmark with no splits.
Glass with minor scratching at the centre.

Dimensions:

Length: 20cm / 8 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Royal Mail Special delivery.
Postage overseas: £15 sInternational signed for.

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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER NOVELTY TABLE CIGAR LIGHTER ...

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DEC94

This fabulous early Victorian silver novelty table lighter in the form of Aladdin's lamp was made by the highly collectable silversmith John Figg. The body engraved with Greek key patterns, the flying scroll handle with eagle mask terminal. The fully hallmarked removable lid linked by a chain to the beak of the eagle.

Hallmarks

IG for John Wilmin Figg
London Assay Mark
Duty Mark.
Date letter "O" for 1849.
Lion Passant.

Dimensions:

Length: 13 cm / 5.2 inches.
Maximum diameter: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Height to the top of the handle: 7cm / 3 inches
Weight: 126g - 4.3oz.

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Postage overseas: from £15 International Signed For.
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GUSTAVE KELLER ARTS & CRAFT SILVER & ...

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DEC85

This fabulous and unusual large desk inkwell bears the marks of the renowned silversmith Gustave Keller. *
The heavy textured glass body with sinuous clear glass patterns, very much in the Art Nouveau manner.The neck with an impressive Arts & Craft inspired planished silver hinged lid. The lid stamped G.Heller, the collar stamped with the poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

* The Maître Orfèvre Gustave Keller founded his firm in 1856. The firm made elegant accessories which were immediately appreciated for their outstanding quality. At the Paris World Exhibitions of 1867 and 1878, Keller was presented with silver and gold medals. In 1889, Lucien Falize wrote that "everything stamped Keller is good” and the firm was rewarded at the 1889 and 1900 Paris World Fairs by a gold medal and a Grand prix respectively. He attracted brilliant and international customers and was appointed official supplier of several courts (Spain, Russia, Greece and Romania). Examples of the firm’s work can be found in notable collections including those of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Musée d'Orsay, France and the Imperial State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

Hallmarks:

G. KELLER for Gustave Keller.
poinçon minerve for sterling silver.

Dimensions and weight:

Height: 11.5cm / 4.6 inches.
Maximum diameter: 10.5cm / 4.2 inches.
Weight: 1.2 kg

Postage:

Postage UK: £11 Special delivery.
Postage overseas: No overseas postage.
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EDWARDIAN SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL INKWELL BY ...

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AOUT99

This fabulous silver and dual coloured enamelled silver and glass inkwell was made by the prolific Levi & Salaman and is dated Birmingham 1908. The hinged silver lid mounted on a square glass base. The cover inset with a rich turquoise engine-turned guilloche enamel background and surrounded by an elegant silver rimmed white border. The glass exquisitely etched with ribbon-tied swags.
An exquisite and rather rare piece in wonderful condition.

Hallmarks:

L&S for Levi & Salaman
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant .
Date letter "i" for 1908.

Condition:

The glass is in very good condition, no chips, no crack.
The enamel is in pristine condition.
The silver lid is in very good condition.
The hinge is good and strong.

Dimensions:

6cm x 6cm / 2.3 inches x 2.3 inches.

Delivery:

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Postage overseas: £25 International Signed For.
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WILLIAM IV SILVER INKSTAND BY WILLIAM ...

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APR95

This stunning William IV silver inkstand was made by the renowned William Eaton and is dated London 1837. It is very much in the Naturalistic movement with its cast twig handle and "moth" thumb piece. The shaped circular base finely engraved with floral decorations. The centre fitted with a beaded silver receptacle and detachable cut glass silver lidded inkwell. Both hinged lid and receptacle fully hallmarked. The glass inkwell is by the same maker but is a later date.

Hallmarks:

WE for William Eaton
London Assay mark.
Duty Mark.
Lion Passant.
Inkstand: Date letter "B" for 1837
Inkwell: Date letter "F" for 1881.

Dimensions:

Diameter: 13cm / 5.2 inches.
Length handle to rim: 15cm / 5.6 inches.
Height: 10cm / 4 inches.

Condition:

Very good throughout.
Glass inkwell in very good condition.
Silver in very good condition.
A fabulous and very decorative item.

Postage UK: £8.00 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £17 International Signed For.

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VICTORIAN SILVER POSTAL SCALES BY HENRY WILLIAMSON, ...

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JANV91

These unusual set of Victorian silver desk scales is dated Birmingham 1897 and was made by Henry Williamson. The silver casing with a scalloped rectangular base and ivorine front. Plain rectangular tray to put the letters at the top.

Hallmarks:

H.W Henry Williamson.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1910.

Dimensions:
Length: 8cm / 3 inches.
Height: 6cm / 2 inches.
Width: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
No dents.
Mechanism a little stiff and does not give an exact reading.
Ivorine front with age patina but still readable.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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SOLD