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SILVER
~ Partial Inventory ~

An Impressively Large Pair of Five Light Silverplated Candelabra, Mid 20th Century
Both showing four scrolled branches with tulip-shaped nozzles centred by a single nozzle, radiating out from a baluster-shaped column rising from a domed base with rocaille decoration.
Height, 18”

 
An Impressively Large Pair of Five Light Silverplated Candelabra, Mid 20th Century
 
An Impressively Large Pair of Five Light Silverplated Candelabra, Mid 20th Century

A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900
This highly attractive four piece silver tea & coffee service is comprised of a coffee pot, teapot, lidded sugar bowl & creamer - the coffee pot of baluster form, the three remaining pieces of compressed globular form, having a textured surface inset with blank spherical cartouche and stylized ‘bamboo’ shaped spouts, handles & finials. The undersides bearing impressed makers marks & character marks for Hung Chong & Company of Canton & Shanghai (working 1860-1930), with the exception of the coffee pot suggesting an early repair to the base but does not affect its functionality. Combined weight, 52.21 troy ounces.
This is a fine example of Chinese Export craftsmanship by one of the more noted Chinese silversmiths of the late 19th / early 20th century.
A very similar example is illustrated online at Bonham’s, London catalogued in 'Fine Silver & Gold Boxes' held on November 12th 2014 / Lot 78

 
A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Chinese Export Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Hung Chong, Canton / Shanghai Circa 1900

A Fine Pair of George III Sterling Fiddle Pattern Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1809
Both showing richly gilded bowls with embossed motifs of blossoms, berries & foliage, the handles engraved with scrolls and bright-cut detail. Measuring 8.75” long, combined weight 121 grams (3.89 troy ounces).

 
A Fine Pair of George III Sterling Fiddle Pattern Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1809
 
A Fine Pair of George III Sterling Fiddle Pattern Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1809
 
A Fine Pair of George III Sterling Fiddle Pattern Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1809
 
A Fine Pair of George III Sterling Fiddle Pattern Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1809

A Fine Early 20th Century Chinese Export Silver Salver, Shanghai Circa 1900
A fine & heavy early 20th century Chinese export silver salver having a dished surface engraved with motifs of bamboo branches & foliage against a stippled field, rising to a similarly decorated rim with a conforming raised border of stylized bamboo segments, raised overall upon three convex supports. Maker / retailer marks partially rubbed but appear to be for The Nanking Store, Shanghai (working 1895-1940).
Weight 723 grams, (23.25 troy ounces). Diameter, 10.5”

 
A Fine Early 20th Century Chinese Export Silver Salver, Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Early 20th Century Chinese Export Silver Salver, Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Early 20th Century Chinese Export Silver Salver, Shanghai Circa 1900
 
A Fine Early 20th Century Chinese Export Silver Salver, Shanghai Circa 1900

A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
The flattened ovoid glass body having a partially textured surface decorated with etched thistle motifs highlighted in gilt, the remaining surface decorated with motifs of the cross of Lorraine outlined in gilt.
The neck is fitted with a silver collar & hinged spout-cover affixed to a foliate inspired handle, all bearing Minerva 1st standard silver marks (.950 fine) and maker’s marks. The glass body is most certainly by Daum, however the gilt signature has apparently been rubbed. Dimensions, 8.75” high x 7.5” wide x 2.75” deep.
Similar examples can be found illustrated online at Christie's New York ‘Interiors Sale’ December 11th & 12th 2012 / Lot #313, and Christie’s New York ‘Interiors Sale’ January 15th & 16th 2008 / Lot #646

 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
 
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870

A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
The body fitted with a turned ebonized handle, the hinged lid finished with a subtle planished surface and an applied organic inspired element, the underside bearing maker’s marks.
Dimensions, 2.5” high x 10.25” long x 6” wide
Carl Poul Petersen (b. Copenhagen 1895 – d. Montreal 1977) was a Master Silversmith who apprenticed with Georg Jensen in Copenhagen from 1908-13, later opening his own store in Montreal in 1944.

 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960
 
A Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Silent Butler by Carl Poul Petersen, Circa 1960

A Very Fine & Large George III ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ Lidded Soup Tureen, England Circa 1800
The bellied oval body rising to a gadrooned rim and foliate cast handles, one side bearing a large ‘let-in’ sterling silver lozenge engraved with a Heraldic crest, coat-of-arms and motto UBI AMOR IBI FIDES (‘Where there is Love there is Faith’), complimented on the opposing side by a blank sterling silver lozenge suitable for engraving. Fitted with a conforming domed lid with gadrooned decoration and a detachable handle, raised overall upon four robust foliate cast, scrolled supports.
Dimensions, 9” high x 15.5” wide x 10” deep.

 
 
 
 
 

A Fine Early 19th Century Dutch Silver (.833 fine) Sugar Sifting Ladle, The Hague 1818
The octagonal shaped bowl with hand pierced detail and a beaded rim, affixed to a flattened tapering handle decorated with ‘bright cut’ detail, the reverse bearing impressed hallmarks noting assay office marks for The Hague, purity marks, makers marks V.B and date marks for 1818.
Length, 6.75”. Weight, 33.7 grams.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A 19th Century Mughal Silver Pandan / Betel Box, Northern India
The cylindrical body flaring gently towards the base, fitted with a conforming domed lid with a lotus-bud final over a flattened & canted rim. Both decorated overall with repeating bands of hand chased geometric & foliate motifs. Dimensions, 3.25” high x 3” diameter (at base). Weight, 122 grams.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine Cased Set of Six Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoons, Birmingham 1937
All showing spade-shaped bowl with bevelled panels on reeded stems, terminating to trefoil shaped handles bearing hallmarks for Birmingham and makers marks for Purcell Brothers.
Combined weight, 129 grams. Length of each spoon, 5.5”

 
 
 

A Very Good 19th Century Silverplated Sugar Bowl by B. Buch, Poland Circa 1880
The oval body sided by open handles, decorated front & back with neoclassical inspired panels of griffons flanking an oval cartouche, fitted with a conforming hinged lid with fluted detail and raised overall upon four foliate shaped supports. The underside bearing impressed marks for B. Buch Warsaw.
Dimensions, 5” high x 7.5” wide x 4.5” deep
Buch was first established in 1809 in St. Petersburg Russia, later opening a factory in Warsaw in 1860. They were awarded the prestigious Gold Medal at the 1872 Moscow Exhibition.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine & Large Pair of Neoclassical Inspired Continental Silver Sugar Tongs, Circa 1810
The openwork bow handle showing individually cast & applied neoclassical motifs of acanthus leaves, palmettes & figural embossed roundels, tapering to solid arms with embossed spade-shaped bowls. Unmarked but tested for silver content. Weight 34.5 grams. Length, 7”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine & Rare Early 19th Century ‘Fused Plate’ Lidded Soup Tureen, France Circa 1830
The circular body fitted with a conforming lid and retaining its rarely found original liner, raised overall upon a stepped circular spreading foot. Both body & lid bearing an engraved coat of arms (possibly for Richard) surmounted by a Marquess coronet. The bases underside bearing impressed makers marks & town mark for Marseilles and the word ‘PLAQUE’ (French term for plated items).
Dimensions, 10” high X 14” wide x 10.5” deep.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine George V Sterling Silver Quaich / Tastevin, Hallmarked London 1913
The bowl affixed with twin pierced scroll handles, the interior embossed with beaded, scrolled & dimpled designs, the exterior bearing London hallmarks & makers marks for Hendeles & Co.
Weight, 74 grams (2.34 troy ounces). Dimensions, 6” wide x 3.5” deep x 1 1/8” high

Scottish by origin, a Quaich is a small double handled bowl used for sipping & assessing the colour & quality of whisky, similar to that of a Tastevin which is a French variation having one handle but used in the same manner for wines. This fine vessel will serve either whisky or wine aficionados and would make a fine compliment to any collection.

 
 
 
 

A Fine George V Sterling Silver & Mother-of-Pearl Handled Fruit Set for Six, London 1921
All fitted with mother-of-pearl handles and featuring solid sterling silver blades & tines bearing London hallmarks & makers marks for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company. Fitted within their original hardwood case inset with ivory plaques for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company.

 
 

A Fine Set of Six Elizabeth II Silver-Gilt Anointing Spoon Teaspoons, Birmingham 1952
All six sterling spoons exhibiting a fine gold wash overall and bearing hallmarks and makers marks for Barker Brothers Ltd. Fitted within their original satin & velvet lined case.

 
 
 

A 20th Century Sterling Silver & Stag Horn Handled Corkscrew, Sheffield 1921
The silverplated helix affixed to a stag horn handle capped with sterling silver plaques at either end, bearing Sheffield hallmarks and makers marks for George Hape. Measuring 5” across the handle.

SOLD

 
 

A Very Good Neoclassical Style Silverplated Wine Ewer / Claret Jug by Birks, Circa 1950
The reeded body having a V-shaped spout & upswept handle, raised overall upon a circular foot.
Height, 14”

 
 
 

A Fine 19th Century Ruby Glass Spirit Decanter with Sterling Silver Collar & Stopper, Sheffield 1847
The tapering ruby glass body fitted with a sterling silver collared spout and detachable stopper, bearing impressed hallmarks and makers marks for Roberts & Slater. Height, 14.5”.
The firm of Samuel Roberts & Joseph Slater produced wares of a very high order, however they were in production for a relatively short period of time (1845-1858), consequently examples of their fine work are seldom found.

 
 
 
 

An Extremely Rare Pair of ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ Bottle Adapters, Together with a Pair of ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ Decanter Slides / Wine Coasters, English Circa 1820

This extremely rare pair of ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ bottle adapters convert the pair of associated ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ slides / coasters from accepting decanters, magnum & double magnum-sized bottles, to also accommodating standard size Burgundy & Bordeaux bottles which allow them to then ‘slide’ or ‘coast’ along the dining table in a stable fashion. Accompanying these rare adapters are an associated pair of ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ slides / coasters with seamed convex bodies rising from turned wooden bases with silvered roundels – one slide engraved with vinery, both rims decorated with applied cast silver mounts depicting shell & scroll elements.
All four items remain in very good condition with wear consistent with age & use, no sign of repairs or re-plating. Interior diameter dimensions, 5.25”
It should be noted that these fine & rare bottle adapters are not limited to the aforementioned coasters / slides, but will also accommodate most other examples with similar interior dimensions.
Following extensive comparative research, I have found no other examples of bottle adapters fashioned either in Old Sheffield Plate or in electroplate, which strongly supports the notion that these adapters were likely commissioned and are therefore truly rare in the marketplace.

Old Sheffield Plate was first developed in Britain during the mid18th century in order to replicate items found only in sterling silver at the time, at a fraction of the cost. The process involved sandwiching a sheet of copper between two layers of silver, then heating & rolling it into sheets to then be formed into an assortment of table items i.e. various forms of hollowware, candelabras, candlesticks, wine coasters, etc., and even cutlery which is quite scarce. This process ceased with the advent of electroplating, which was developed and patented by Elkington & Company in 1840.


 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine & Heavy Portuguese Silver (.833 fine) Rococo Revival Centrepiece, Post 1938
The expansive lobed bowl partially engraved with foliate motifs rising to a scalloped rim decorated with gadroon & shell detail, supported by a figural column in the form of a putto standing atop a similarly engraved & conforming base raised on four scrolled supports. The bowl & base bearing impressed silver marks, makers marks & town marks for Porto. In excellent overall condition.
Dimensions, 14.5” high x 10.25” diameter. Weight, 2584 grams (83 troy ounces)

 
 
 
 
 

A Very Good & Heavy 19th Century British Sterling Silver Christening Mug, London 1866
The baluster shaped body showing richly embossed foliate & scrolled motifs, having a gilt washed interior and affixed to a foliate inspired handle, raised overall upon a spreading circular foot. The underside bearing full hallmarks and makers marks for George Richards & Edward Brown. In excellent overall condition. Height, 4.25” high (base to thumbpiece) x 2.5” diameter. Weight 201 grams (6.46 troy ounces).

 
 
 
 
 

An Exceptional Pair of Modernist Sterling Silver Gilt Candelabra, Hallmarked Birmingham 1960
Both candelabrum showing four tulip shaped nozzles with flattened drip pans affixed to up-swept branches issuing from domed bases bearing impressed makers marks for Barker Brothers, together with hallmarks & date marks for Birmingham, 1960. Overall condition is excellent with no bruising, repairs or losses.
Dimensions, 9” high x 11.5” wide (diagonally nozzle to nozzle) x 5” diameter (base).

 
 
 
 

A Very Fine Set of Six George V Sterling Silver Gilt & Enamel Espresso Spoons, Birmingham 1932
All showing silver gilt spade shaped bowls, their backs richly decorated with striking machine-turned & enamelled detail, affixed to stems terminating to knop finials. All bearing full hallmarks & makers marks for Barker Brothers. In excellent overall condition, fitted within their original velvet & satin lined case.
Length of each spoon, 3.75”. Each individual spoon weighing 10 grams or more.

SOLD

 
 
 
 

A Most Interesting 19th Century Sterling Silver Agricultural Trophy Goblet, London 1876
The tulip-shaped bowl rising on a ringed stem atop a spreading circular base, the exterior engraved with a dedication and bearing full hallmarks & partially rubber makers marks for Robert Harper, the interior having a faint gilt wash. In very good condition overall, wear consistent with age & use.
Weight, 201 grams (6.46 troy ounces). Height, 7.5” x 3.25” diameter (rim).
The dedication reads, “Royal Counties – Hants & Berks Agricultural Society, 1876” “Awarded to Mr. Heber Humfrey – Kingston’s Farm Shrivenham, Owner of the Best Berkshire Boar Over 12 Mos. of Age”.

 
 
 
 

A Fine George V Sterling Silver & Glass Claret Jug, Hallmarked London 1933
The glass body rising from a flattened base with a starburst cut motif, affixed to a richly cast sterling silver collar depicting bacchanal themes of masks, grape clusters & tendrils and bearing hallmarks & maker’s marks for Charles Boyton & Sons. The hinged lid also bearing hallmarks and terminating to a ‘lion rampant’ finial bracing a shield-shaped cartouche, affixed to a swept and textured silver handle.
Height, 11”. In excellent condition overall.
(As noted above, the shield-shaped cartouche remains blank making it suitable for engraving of a monogram or an initial).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Good Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Period ‘Noah’s Ark’ Christening Mug, Sheffield 1896
The plain lower body rising from a stepped circular foot to a belted ring, above which are embossed profiles of exotic animals standing upon a naturalistic ground, interspersed by a Cyprus tree and the figures of Noah and his wife. Fitted with a loop handle, the rim bearing impressed hallmarks and maker’s marks for William Hutton & Sons, the interior exhibiting a fine gold wash throughout.
Dimensions, 3.5” high x 2.25” diameter. Weight 126 grams (4.05 troy ounces).
In extremely good overall condition, minor wear consistent with age & use.
The ‘Noah’s Ark’ theme is a relatively scarce pattern, manufactured in this instance by one of the late 19th century’s most respected British silversmith firms.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine & Novel Sterling Silver Portable Cigar Holder / Ashtray by Asprey, Sheffield 1905
The basin interior showing a faint gilt wash, the exterior bearing hallmarks & makers marks for George & Charles Asprey. The underside of the basin fitted with a spring mechanism allowing it to be clasped either to the arm of a chair or the edge of a table. The spring mechanism also bearing impressed hallmarks and maker’s marks for George & Charles Asprey. Dimensions, 6” long. Weight 129 grams (4.14 troy ounces). In very good overall condition with a few very minor indentations, the spring mechanism remains sound and fully functional. A truly fine & unique smoking accessory / gift idea.
Asprey has enjoyed a continuous span of business since its beginning in 1781 and is recognized worldwide as both manufacturers & purveyors of luxury items of the highest quality that include silver, jewellery, leather goods and other fine accessories. Since the reign of Queen Victoria Asprey has maintained a long standing relationship with the British Royal Family and are holders of several Royal Warrants.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Highly Inspired Pair of 19th Century Silver Plated Wine Coasters / Slides, Sheffield Circa 1850
Both coasters showing exceptionally robust, cast motifs of grape clusters & vinery cascading over pierced bodies bearing impressed maker’s marks for Roberts & Slater, rising above turned wooden bases centred by plated roundels. Both in excellent overall condition. Dimensions, 2.75” high x 5” diameter.
The firm of Samuel Roberts & Joseph Slater produced wares of a very high order, however they were in production for a relatively short period of time (1845-1858), consequently examples of their fine work are seldom found, making this particular pair of handsome coasters something of a rarity.

SOLD

 

A Novel Set of Six Early 20th Century Silver Plated Campaign Spirit Cups, English Circa 1900
Each fashioned to accurately replicate British campaign field service cookware complete with faux rivet mounted handles, their undersides bearing impressed marks for The Army & Navy Co-operative Society.
Each measuring 4.5” long x 2” diameter x 1.25” high (to the rim).
The Army & Navy Co-operative Society was a London department store established in 1871 by and for British military officers, which by the end of the 19th century had expanded to the British held colonies of Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi and Karachi.
(Please note that the true plated surface on these items is bright and polished, the blemishes that appear on their surface in the online images are merely the reflection of the material they were photographed on)

 
 
 
 

An Exceptionally Fine & Heavy 19th Century Sterling Silver Mug by Edward & John Barnard, London 1854
The body rising from a sculpted rocaille base to a flaring rim, decorated with finely engraved & chased foliate detail and affixed with a foliate inspired handle, the interior showing a richly gilded wash. The underside bearing full hallmarks & makers marks. Weight, 384 grams (12.34 troy ounces).
Provenance: Obtained by direct descent from family. (See dedication dated August 3rd 1855)
(The firm of Barnard & Sons is thought to be the oldest silversmith firm in history with its origins dating back to 1680)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Exceptional Etched Glass & Silver Plated Claret Jug by Elkington & Co., London 1884
A superb example by the finest British silver-plating specialists of the 19th century. The glass body profusely etched with leafy motifs & vinery, rising from a flattened star-cut base to a richly cast collar depicting bacchanal elements of masks, grape clusters & tendrils and bearing date marks for 1884, the spout cast as the face of Bacchus – god of wine. The hinged lid terminating to a ‘lion rampant’ finial bracing a shield-shaped thumbpiece and affixed to a foliate engraved handle. Height, 10.75".
In excellent overall condition.
George Richards Elkington & Henry Elkington were the first to discover & patent the silver-plating process in the 1830’s. They were subsequently awarded Royal warrants to several members of the British Royal Family including Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary & King George VI.
Elkington & Company were also the suppliers of flatware to the British Royal Yacht ‘Britannia’ as well as the luxury dining sections of the Titanic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine Pair of George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddies by Thomas Daniel, London 1775
Both ovoid bodies embossed with swags & scroll motifs, centred on one side with engraved vessels encircled within a rope-twist cartouche, their interiors richly gilded & fitted with fluted lids terminating to flame-shaped finials. The underside of each base bearing full hallmarks, consistent with those found on their lids, albeit partially rubbed. Combined weight, 508 grams. Height, 8”

SOLD

 
 
 
 
 

A Fine & Rare Pair of Louis XV Cast Bronze Silver Plated Candlesticks, France Circa 1760
Both having detachable bobeches fitted within foliate engraved nozzles, atop lobed columns rising from foliate engraved wavy circular bases Height 9.75

 
 
 
 

A Very Fine 19th Century French Silver (.800 fine) Punch Ladle, France Circa 1830
The scalloped bowl affixed to a flattened & wrythen-turned stem, terminating to a similarly turned baleen handle. Impressed marks for Paris 1819-1838 and makers marks for Antoine Adrien Vautrin (active 1824-44), together with silver marks denoting .800 fineness. Dimensions, 15.75” long, bowl width 3.25”

 
 
 
 

A Fine 19th Century Austrian Silver (.800 fine) and Red Agate Snuff Box, Circa 1870
The hinged top inset with a striated red agate panel opening to a richly gilded interior, bearing impressed ‘dog’s head’ silver marks denoting .800 fineness and makers marks PI, the underside with a cross-grained textured surface. Dimensions, .5” x 3” x 2”

SOLD

 
 
 
 
 

A Late 19th / Early 20th Century Five-Pronged Silver, Turquoise & Coral Vajra, Tibetan Circa 1900
The central sphere symbolic of the primordial nature of the universe, capped at either end by two eight-petalled lotus blossoms from which emanates five prongs, four called Makara that are encrusted with coral & turquoise cabochons, surrounding a central prong which together represents ‘The Five Poisons’ (desire, anger, delusion, pride & envy) which are in constant conflict with the five similarly detailed prongs at the opposing end that represent ‘The Five Wisdoms’ (individuality, mirror-like wisdom, reality, equality & sympathetic joy).
A Vajra is a Buddhistic ritual element and is the Sanskrit term referencing both ‘Diamond’ for indestructability and ‘Thunderbolt’ for irresistible force.
Dimensions, 6” x 2”. Weight, 180 grams.

SOLD

 
 

A Fine 19th Century Dutch Silver (.833 fine) Pillbox in the Form of a Miniature Cello, Circa 1880
The body richly decorated in repoussé detail depicting rural vignettes & foliate motifs, the hinged back opening to a recessed interior. Overall condition is very good, one tuning key missing.
Dimensions, 5.5” long x 2” wide x .25” deep. Weight 77 grams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine 19th Century French Silver (.950 fine) and Etched Glass Claret Jug, France Circa 1880
The finely etched glass body fitted with a foliate embossed silver collar & gilt washed spout with hinged cover, affixed with a robust silver handle and mount. The underside of the base having a star-cut feature. Stamped with Minerva 1st standard marks on the collar, spout & handle. Height, 9.5”

SOLD

 
 
 
 

A Fine and Heavy George III Sterling Silver Pocket Snuff Box, Birmingham 1812
The cavetto-shaped rectangular body with ribbed detail, fitted with a flush mounted hinged lid opening to a fine gilt washed interior. The lids rim bearing impressed hallmarks, maker’s marks partially rubbed - possibly IL. Dimensions, .75” high x 3” wide x 2.7/8” deep. Weight, 71 grams

 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine & Heavy George III Silver-Gilt Snuff Box by Daniel Hockley, London 1814
The rectangular case showing cross-grained engine turned panels to the top & bottom, the sides decorated with running bands of honey-suckle motifs, opening to a richly gilded interior with full hallmarks.
Dimensions, 2.7/8” x 1.7/5” x 5/8”. Weight, 87 grams.

SOLD

 
 
 
 
 

A Very Good Pair of Modernist Danish Silver (.830 fine) Twin Branch Candelabra, Circa 1960
Both showing twin cavetto-shaped branches radiating outwards from an anthemia-inspired column, raised upon domed rectangular bases bearing impressed town & silver marks, In excellent condition overall with no dents, bruising or losses. Dimensions, 4.75” high x 9.5” wide x 3.3/8” deep.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine 19th Century Russian Silver (.875 fine) & Niello Snuff Box, Moscow 1859
The rectangular body decorated with niello detail, the lid & underside showing town vignettes against gilt-washed stippled fields. The hinged lid opening to a richly gilded interior fully marked with town marks, silver marks & assay marks in Cyrillic for Ivan Vasilyevich Avdeyev (active 1852-1862), together with makers marks for Fyodor Ivanov. Dimensions, 6/8” high x 3” wide x 1.75” deep. Weight, 93 grams

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine Sterling Silver Tea Caddy of Georgian Design by Asprey of London, Hallmarked 1908
Fully hallmarked with maker’s marks for George & Charles Asprey. Weight, 229 grams.

Ref: Asprey of London has enjoyed a continuous span of business since being established in 1781 and are recognized worldwide as both manufacturers & purveyors of luxury items of the highest quality that include silver, jewellery, leather goods and other fine accessories. Since the reign of Queen Victoria Asprey has maintained a long standing relationship with the British Royal Family and are holders of several Royal Warrants.

 
 
 
 
 

A Very Fine 19th Century Austro-Hungarian Silver (.750 fine) and Enamel Snuffbox, Circa 1890
The case showing a foliate embossed & enamelled hinged top centred by a hand painted romantic vignette, opening to a richly gilded interior. The sides with foliate chased decoration against a reeded field, the underside bearing impressed silver marks, assay town marks for Pest and makers marks KT. Weight, 108 grams.

 
 
 
 
 

A Fine 19th Century French Silver (.800 fine) and Mother of Pearl Baby Rattle, Circa 1870
Complete with four tulip-shaped bells and a whistle, affixed to a carved mother of pearl handle.
Impressed silver marks on flange. Measures 5.75” long.
In very good overall condition with a few minor teething impressions.

 
 
 
 

A Fine George III Sterling Silver Wine Funnel, London 1812
The foliate embossed bowl with a fine gilded interior, fitted with a plain thumb-piece and retaining its original muslin suspension ring, coupling to a detachable funnel with reeded detail. The bowl hallmarked London 1812 – the foot with makers marks EM (E with miss-strike), the funnel & muslin ring also bearing makers marks EM, all consistent with marks for British woman silversmith Elizabeth Morley.
Weight, 99 grams. Height, 5”, diameter 3.75”
In very good condition overall with no bruising or dents, minor wear consistent with age and use.

This is a fine and complete example of a Georgian silver wine funnel in that not only does it retain its original muslin suspension ring, but also in being made by a well-known 19th century British woman silversmith, of which there are comparatively very few.
This fine example would make a very welcome addition to any serious collector of wine and/or wine accessories, as well as proving to be indispensable when decanting older bottlings of wine & port.

SOLD

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine Early 19th Century Continental Silver Teapot, Possibly Russian Circa 1825
The lobed body banded by an applied panel in relief of swan & shell motifs, fitted with a detachable lid with a falcon-shaped finial and having an ebonized hardwood handle, raised overall upon four ball feet.
Dimensions, 6.5” high x 9.25” long x 3.75” wide. Gross weight, 435 grams.
Although unmarked the quality of silver tests in the .800 fine range.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Fine Continental Silver (.800 fine) Filigree Pill Box / Trinket Box, 20th Century
The oval body constructed of silver wire intricately woven in foliate motifs, having a conforming lid.
Dimensions, .75” high x 2” wide x 1.5” deep. Weight, 14 grams

SOLD

 

A Very Good ‘Old Sheffield Plate’ Meat Dome, English Circa 1840
The oval body fitted with a detachable foliate cast handle, one side inset with a blank sterling silver cartouche intended for either a monogram, family crest or motto to be inscribed.

 

A Fine Early 20th Century Dutch Silver (.833 fine) Pill Box, Dated 1922
The oval body encircled by a repousse foliate border, affixed to a hinged lid bearing date marks and a repousse vignette of a windmill, stream & bridge, the interior with impressed silver & export marks.
Dimensions, 3/8” high x 2.25” wide x 1.87” deep. Weight, 24 grams.


 
 
 

A Fine Early 20th Century English Silverplated Crumber, Sheffield 1930
The scoop engraved with a band of foliate motifs, affixed to a tapering ivory handle banded by a sterling silver ferule bearing hallmarks for Sheffield 1930 & makers marks for Cooper Brothers & Sons.

 
 

A Fine 19th Century Georgian Style Silverplated Tea Urn, English Circa 1880
A very elegant & finely detailed tea urn of ovoid form with reeded decoration, sided by highly swept kylix handles and centred by a spigot fitted with a fan-carved ivory finial, the interior fitted with a removable heating insert retaining its original iron ingot, raised overall atop a squared base on ball feet.
Height, 19”
In very good overall condition and fully functional.

 
 
 

A Faux Tortoiseshell & Italian Silver (.800 fine) Pillbox, Mid 20th Century
The case showing two highly figured faux tortoiseshell panels set within embossed silver gilt mounts.
Dimensions, .5” high x 1.5” wide x 1.25” deep

 
 

A George V Sterling Silver Double Sovereign Case / Coin Holder, Birmingham 1911
The rectangular case bearing hallmarks and makers marks for E. J. Houlston.
Weight, 23 grams. Dimensions, .5” high x 2.8’’ long x 1.25” deep

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A Fine Early 20th Century Silver Mounted Cut Glass Bitters Bottle, Birmingham 1930
The baluster shaped & scalloped body banded with diamond-cut etched detail, rising to a slender neck fitted with a sterling silver flange & spout, bearing town, date & makers marks for Adie Brothers.
Overall height, 6”. Bitters bottles of this vintage and quality are very scarce.

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A 20th Century Sterling Silver Grand Piano Shaped Pillbox , Birmingham 1939
The foliate embossed case fitted with two hinged compartments, raised overall upon four cabriole supports, the underside bearing hallmarks, date marks and makers marks for Barker Brothers.
Dimensions, 1.1/8” high x 2.25” long x 1.25” wide

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A George IV Sterling Silver Vinaigrette, Birmingham 1826
The body decorated with bright cut detail, the top centred with a foliate embossed lozenge opening to a gilded interior fitted with a hinged & pierced grille. Maker’s marks on case rubbed possibly ES, maker’s marks on grille IT (possibly for Joseph Thredder). Dimensions, .25” high x 1” wide x 5/8” deep.
Weight, 7 grams. Condition is good with very small tear to one corner.


 
 
 
 
 

A Fine & Rare George III Silver Nutmeg Grater by Samuel Pemberton, Birmingham 1800
The segmented oval body fitted with removable lids, one covering its original grate the other covering the spice compartment. The interior of one lid bearing impressed hallmarks, date marks & makers marks.
Dimensions, .75” high x 1.25” wide x 1” deep
Samuel Pemberton is one of the most recognized and sought after British silversmiths of ‘small-works’ i.e., nutmeg graters, patch boxes etc., of the 19th century.

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A Victorian Sterling Silver Stamp Case or Change Purse, Birmingham 1896
The hinged alligator-textured case opening to three satin-lined compartments.
Makers marks for Barnet Henry Joseph. Dimensions, 2” x 1.5” x .5”

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A 20th Century Sterling Silver Trinket Box, Peru

In the form of miniature travelling trunk with faux-woven embossed detail, fitted with handles and hinged lock. Dimensions, 1.75” high x 2.25” wide x 1 5/8” deep. Weight 77 grams

 
 
 

A 20th Century Silver Plated Tastevin, Continental

 
 

A Very Good Suite of Four 19th Century Silverplated Wine / Decanter Coasters by Elkington & Company
All four coasters showing lobed rims and turned wooden bases centred by plated roundels, one pair bearing date marks for 1845, the second pair having roundels engraved with insignia crests for the 7th Regiment and bearing date marks for 1848.

George Richards Elkington and Henry Elkington were the first to discover and patent the silver-plating process in the 1830’s. They were subsequently awarded Royal warrants to several members of the British Royal Family including Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary & King George VI.
Elkington & Company were also the suppliers of flatware to the British Royal Yacht ‘Britannia’ as well as the luxury dining sections of the Titanic.

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A Fine & Important 19th Century Danish Silver (.826 fine) Beaker by Dragsted, Circa 1890
The body fashioned in fine detail to resemble a wooden bucket constructed of ‘grained’ wooden staves belted by a trio of reeded hoops. The underside bearing marks for Dragsted, together with town marks for Copenhagen and makers marks for Simon Groth (working 1863 -1904). Weight: 125 grams.

Reference: Dragsted Jewellers & Silversmiths of Copenhagen were established in 1854 and list amongst its commissions The Royal Court of Copenhagen and The Imperial Court of Russia

 

 

A Fine 19th Century Sterling Silver Mounted Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, Hallmarked Chester 1897
The squared tortoiseshell body fronted by an applied sterling silver tea label surmounted by a removable sterling silver cap fitted over a conforming collar. All hallmarked Chester 1897 with makers marks for Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepard. Dimensions, 3.5” high x 2.75” wide x 2” deep


 
 
 
 

A Fine 18th Century Sterling Silver Sugar Basket by Noted British Silversmith Robert Hennell the 1st (1741-1811).
The reeded swing-handle affixed to a scalloped body engraved with bright-cut decoration, the interior finished in a richly gilded wash, raised overall atop a waisted stem on a conforming scalloped foot. Hallmarked London, 1791. Length: 7” Width: 4”. Weight: 7.48 oz.

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A Diminutive George I Style Sterling Silver Coffee Pot, Hallmarked Chester 1906
The tapering octagonal shaped body fitted with a hinged lid, gooseneck spout and carved hardwood handle.
Makers marks for George Nathan & Ridley Hayes. Height - 7.5”, weight - 335 grams


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An Early 20th Century Silverplated Oyster Bucket, English Circa 1930
The circular body fitted with a removable mazzarine and loop handles, the front inscribed ‘Chez Henri’ Makers marks for John Round & Son, Sheffield.
Dimensions, 4” high x 10.5” diameter.


Hotel ‘Chez Henri’ was once the most prestigious hotel restaurant in the National Capital area and was owned and operated by the then internationally renowned chef Henry Burger, who studied with the great chefs Escoffier and Ballard. The hotel was later declared a heritage site in 2003.

 
 
 
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A Very Fine George IV Sterling Silver Coffee Pot, Hallmarked London 1823
The baluster shaped body decorated with embossed & engraved motifs of flowerheads, shells & scrolls, fitted with a scrolling handle and raised overall upon a circular spreading foot. Both the body and lid bearing hallmarks and makers mark’s for George King. Excellent condition overall. Height, 11.5”. Weight, 991 grams


An Early19th Century Swedish Silver (.830 fine) Snuff Box
The rectangular body opening to a richly gilded interior with impressed town marks for Falun and date marks for 1814. Weight 115 grams. Dimensions, 3” long x .75” high x 1.75” wide


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A Fine & Heavy 19th Century Sterling Silver Beaker, Hallmarked London 1875
The flaring body ringed by a conforming circular moulding and centred by an engraved crest & motto “Praesto et Persto” (I stand in front and I stand firm). Makers mark’s for Henry Whatmore. Weight, 227 grams. Height 3.75”, Diameter 3.5”

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A Rare Pair of George I Britannia Standard Silver (.958 fine) Hanoverian ‘Rat-Tail’ Tablespoons, 1719
Maker’s marks rubbed. Combined weight -116 grams. Length of each 8 7/8”



 
 
 


A George I Sterling Silver Rat-Tailed Marrow Scoop, Hallmarked London 1721
Maker’s marks for William Street. Weight - 40 grams. Length - 8.75”


   
   
   

An Exceedingly Fine & Heavy Pair of Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Trumpet Vases.
The bodies decorated with embossed organic & linear motifs rising from a waisted stem atop a circular spreading foot. Hallmarked London, date marks for 1902. Makers marks for Frederick Augustus Burridge. Total weight: 22 ounces.

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A Large and Finely Sculpted Arts & Crafts Period Vase in Sterling Silver, American Circa 1910
The elongated body rising from a circular weighted base to form a tulip-shaped bowl with a flattened broad rim, the exterior exhibits a finely hammered surface overall. The underside stamped Sterling and numbered 7996. Height - 12.25”


   

A Mid 18th Century Silver and Moss Agate Snuff Box of Rectangular Form. The hinged top and base inset with bevelled panels of moss agate within a line engraved silver body. Unmarked, most likely Scottish. Circa 1740. Dimensions: H -1.25” L - 2.75”

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A Fine George III Sterling Silver Nutmeg Grater, Hallmarked Birmingham 1791
The bullet-shaped body engraved with bright cut detail, the domed top lifting to receive a nutmeg nut, the base having an iron grate covered with a removable flattened cap. Makers marks for Samuel Pemberton. Height -1.25”, Weight -11grams

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A Rare Sterling Silver and Niello Decorated Retractable Corkscrew or Roundlet, Hallmarked London 1871
The sterling silver capsule comprised of two sections that un-screw to reveal a retracting & reticulated iron helix, the exterior of both halves decorated overall with niello acanthus-leaf motifs,. Length 3” Makers marks partially rubbed but legible for Henry William Dee Ltd.

(Niello is a process whereby copper and lead sulphides are fused into an engraved metal surface - usually silver, creating a highly contrasting decorative effect)

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A Rare 17th Century Silver Roemer by Reinhold Riel (1652-1686).

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A Charming Group of Early 20th Century Dutch Silver (.835 fine) Miniatures
All bearing marks, the group consists of the following…

‘A Rotating Carousel’

3.5" high

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 ‘Woman on a Swing’

2" high

The Balloon Seller’

1.75" high


‘Boy on a Rocking Horse'

 2” long

‘Boy with Dog & Cart’

 2.5" long

A Very Fine Art Deco Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Café au Lait Service. The set consists of an octagonal sided hot milk and coffee pot, both fitted with finely sculpted ivory handles and finials, the matching sugar bowl of similar form. Hallmarked Sheffield, 1936. Makers marks for George Howson.  Total weight 963.8 grams, 30.98 troy ounces

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A Very Good George I Style Sterling Silver Coffee Pot, Hallmarked Edinburgh 1909

The flaring, octagonal-sided body showing a gooseneck spout and carved hardwood handle. Makers marks for Hamilton & Inches. Height: 10”. Weight 540 grams.

Hamilton & Inches are regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious retailer of fine silver, jewellery and luxury goods, maintaining locations in Edinburgh & London. They also hold a Royal Warrant as Silversmiths to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 
 
 

A 19th Century Sterling Silver Vesta Case / Match Safe, Birmingham 1876
The rectangular case engraved overall and fitted with a hinged top, the interior bearing Hallmarks for Birmingham 1901 and makers marks for Minshull & Latimer. Dimensions, 2.25” x 1 3/8”. Weight, 30 grams.