GEORGIAN SILVER NUTMEG GRATER BY THOMAS WILLMORE, ...

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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.

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£475
| $632 USD | €538 EUR

GEORGE V SILVER DOUBLE SOVEREIGN CASE BY ...

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JUIN67

This stylish silver double sovereign case is of rounded rectangular form. It has an engine-turned body centred by a circular vacant reserve. It was made in Birmingham in 1913 by the Dennison Watch Case Company. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal two spring loaded compartments.
Push button clasp.
Suspension loop.
Snaps shut beautifully.
All sprung mechanisms in good order.

Hallmarks:
Inner cover fully hallmarked.
Sovereign frames with date letter and Lion Passant.
A.L.D. for Dennison Watch Case Co
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "o" for 1913.

Dimensions:
Length: 6cm / 2.2 inches.
Width: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
Height: 1.5cm / 0.6 inches
Weight: 37 g / 1.3 oz.

Condition:
Good.
Sprung mechanisms in very good order.
Push button in very good order.
Snaps shut nicely.
Strong hinge.
Some unevenness on both front and back covers.
Maker's marks very clear.

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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL MINIATURE ...

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AVR83

This is an exquisite miniature silver and cobalt blue guilloche enamel novelty purse mirror is in. The front with the original "reduction" mirror. The original puff ball is in place. The engine-turned back a vivid blue. The silver handle fitted with a suspension ring.

Hallmarks:

HW LD for Henry Williamson Ltd.
Dimensions:
Length: 7cm / 2.6 inches.
Mirror height x width: 4cm x 3cm / 1.4 inches x 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Very good.
Front in excellent condition.
Mirror in equally good condition.
Minor ding on one side or hollow silver frame.

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£195
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

EDWARDIAN SCOTTISH SILVER TROWEL SHAPED BOOKMARK BY ...

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AVR66

This delightful silver and mother of pearl bookmark was made by the prolific silversmiths William Henry Collins and is unusually assayed in Glasgow. It is modelled as a trowel.
The blade bearing full hallmarks.

Hallmarks:

WHC for William Henry Collins.
Glasgow Assay Mark.
Date letter "g" for 1929.
Lion Rampant.

Condition:
Excellent.
Dimensions:
Length: 8cm / 3.2 inches.

Postage UK: £5 Recorded Delivery 1st class.
Postage overseas: £7 standard parcel.
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£125
| $166 USD | €142 EUR

RARE GEORGIAN SILVER TRAVELLING CORKSCREW BY JOSEPH ...

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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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GEORGIAN SILVER NUTMEG GRATER BY SAMUEL PEMBERTON. ...

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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.

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

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GEORGIAN SILVER "EGG" NUTMEG GRATER, CIRCA 1775 ...

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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.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.
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VICTORIAN SILVER COMBINATION VESTA/ SOVEREIGN HOLDER / ...

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JANV63

This is a rare 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.

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

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EDWARDIAN SILVER AIDE MEMOIRE BY COLEN CHESHIRE, ...

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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.


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

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GEORGIAN SILVER SHAGREEN LANCET CASE COMPLE WITH ...

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NOV96

This is a rare 18th Century Shagreen and silver lancet case, it is unmarked as was very often the case but these date around second half of the 18th Century. The interior fitted with six period lancets, the steel blades with tortoise shell handles.

Hallmarks:

Unmarked

Dimensions:

Height: 7.5cm / 3 inches.
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GEORGIAN SILVER APPLE CORER, PETER & ANN ...

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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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VICTORIAN SILVER MINIATURE DICTIONARY CASE BY SAMPSON ...

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MARS87

This exquisite and very collectable Victorian silver case with magnifying glass to lid is dated London 1894 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 "T" for 1894.

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.

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

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SOLD