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Birmingham 1908 solid silver profusely engraved cigar case made by G. Loveridge.
Birmingham 1908 English hallmarked solid silver lovely quality cigar box or case, heavily engraved all over with foliate and bright cut engraving to both sides.
Maker G. Loveridge and Co.
This case is quite large and very good quality with a heavy weight and gauge of silver.
The reverse side of the case has a graceful curve that is meant to fit comfortably against the body when carrying. The case opens with a full length hinge.
Within a large lozenge shaped border is a very attractive engraved monogram, and the date 1909.
Weight-150 grams.
Size-4.75 inches long by 3 3/8 inches wide by 7/8 inches deep.
A very nice example of a cigar case, that is still useful for its original purpose, or for business cards, photos or carrying whatever you like.
Given as a gift exactly 100 years ago, this would make an excellent gift to celebrate an important occasion.
In very good condition.
We have another similar one in inventory, not yet uploaded, and a three section one that can be seen online. Please check enquire, or check www.serpentineantiques.co.uk for the listings.

Ref: 5478
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A lovely famous maker oviform vase having stunning fluted cut glass decoration, made by ST. LOUIS CRYSTAL, world famous French glass house.
St. Louis crystal French oviform fluted vase , with alternating deep cut glass bands that echo and enhance the bulbous form.
A very heavy and fine quality vase to use or display, in very good condition, and having etched makers mark to base.
St. Louis Cristallerie is the oldest glass house in France, having been established in 1586. They are known for producing glass of the highest quality, and for their precision cutting.
Size-8.25 inches high, by 6.5 inches wide.
Weight-3.6 kilos.
A beautiful piece.
Ref: 5600
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Circa 1800 solid mahogany country made lovely Georgian period pierced back Chippendale type chair with drop in hand needleworked seat.
Circa 1800 solid mahogany country made Chippendale type chair with beautifully pierced back, and elegantly shaped top rail, standing on square chamfered legs united by stretchers. The drop in seat is covered with a neutral hand worked needlepoint seat having a central floral pattern.
With wonderful patina and colour.
Size-37.25 inches from floor to top of chair back, seat height approximately 17.25 inches from floor, seat width approximately 20 inches.
A lovely period chair, which would look great in any room, or with a desk, dressing table or secretaire.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5601
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19th century Victorian mahogany upholstered nursing chair.
19th century lovely mahogany and upholstered nursing chair with fully reupholstered seat and top rail, elegantly carved and curving mahogany back and standing on carved cabriole legs with the original ceramic castors.
The top rail curves for the back, and the chair is very comfortable and decorative, covered in a luxurious designer fabric.
This is a wonderful occasional chair, child's chair or decorative seat near the fireplace.
A very nice example of the Victorian era, in very good condition.
Ref: 5602
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19thC lovely solid alabaster carved plaque with relief design of putti and lion.
19th century lovely solid alabaster carved plaque having a relief design of 4 putti, one astride a lion, in a scene with trees and branches.
The plaque is rectangular, and stands alone upright on a tapered base, or is suitable for mounting on a wall as a central focal point within tiles or alone.
Size- 15.5 inches wide by 9 inches high. Base is 1.25 inches deep and top is .75 inches deep.
Very well modelled anatomically, and an interesting and decorative piece.
A lovely plaque in very good condition.
Ref: 5626
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Superior quality bright cut engraved fish service for 12 people in solid oak fitted canteen by WILLIAM HUTTON AND SONS, fine makers.
Circa 1900 fine quality bright cut engraved silver plate fish service canteen for 12 people comprising 12 beautifully shaped forks, plus 12 slice shaped knives, with exquisite period engraving to all pieces.
The gauge of the cutlery is heavy, and well balanced in the hand, and the design is very stylish.
The pieces are contained in the original solid oak fitted canteen, having a vacant brass cartouche to the lid, and also retaining the original key.
Size-fork 7 inches long. Knife 8.25 inches long. Case overall is 14.5 inches wide by 10.5 inches deep by 2.5 inches high.
Weight-3 kilos inclusive of case.
Made by William Hutton and Sons, well known makers of silver and silver plate.
While still used for their original purpose as fish eaters, these are also lovely to use with pate or cheese or whatever you wish.
All cutlery and case are in very good condition, a lovely example.
An excellent gift, or a beautiful and functional canteen for personal use.
Several sets of fish servers as well as individual slices are also listed separately.
A similarly shaped and cased set of sterling silver servers comprising a fork and a slice, by Mappin and Webb are available if you wish to add to the set.
Ref: 5634
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Early 19th century unusual solid mahogany table with moulded gallery.
Early 19th century unusual solid mahogany late Georgian table with moulded gallery.
Interesting and attractive rectangular table with fluted gallery, the top overhanging the base, and standing on tapering legs. Probably used as a silver or tea table, as it shows the character of the marks of hot items resting on top over the centuries.
Size-28.75 inches wide by 19 inches deep by 28.5 inches high.
Just professionally restored, this is a great piece to use as a silver table, a drinks, coffee or side table.
Ref: 5635
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Circa 1810 Regency period pale mahogany Pembroke table with inlaid banding.
Circa 1810 Regency period solid mahogany Pembroke table, the top with reeded edge and two drop leaves over a full length drawer, with a faux drawer front on the opposite side, and standing over square tapering legs.
Lovely inlaid banding around the drawer and tops of legs.
A very pretty and function table to use as a side or lamp table, for serving, or occasional dining.
Size-open:36.5 inches wide by 28.5 inches deep, by 28.5 inches high. Closed:19.5 inches wide.
In very good condition, with lovely pale colour.
Ref: 5652
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18th century Dutch hand wrought brass oval engraved tobacco box.
18th century (before 1750) Dutch hand wrought oval brass tobacco box with all over engraving, and profound textual expression.
Dutch makers specialised in engraved boxes with common subjects such as humorous scenes of smoking, drinking, sports, domestic life, ships and sailors. The Netherlands was one of the biggest traders in tobacco and related products.
Both lid and base are engraved with scenes flanked by text, and outlined by moulded bands.
The text reads:
Eerder met een span
is oost en west te raken
als dat men alle man
kan pas en maken
This translates to:
It is easier to connect east and west with a bow than to satisfy everyone.
The balance of the box is all over engraved with lines and feathered decoration.
The hinge is strong and very decorative, and the box closes firmly.
Size-5.5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1.5 inches high.
This tobacco box is a very good size and weight, having a thick gauge of brass, and no damage or repairs. The centre portion of the engraving is a bit worn from age and use. The colour and patina is beautiful, and feels wonderful to hold.
A great addition for the collector of brass, boxes, novelty items or antique smoking requisites.
In very good overall condition, this is a lovely example of an early tobacco box.
Ref: 5664
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19th century Victorian Swaine Adeney leather hunting saddle canteen with original contents.
Swaine Adeney Victorian complete leather hunting saddle canteen lined with doeskin, and having an internal partition dividing the contents. The contents include the original silver plate bayonet topped rectangular glass spirit flask, as well as the original double hinged silver plate sandwich case with pull ring. These canteens were attached to the side of the saddle and used during hunting pursuits.
Swaine Adeney is a very well known luxury maker of leather and equestrian goods, still in business for the last 250 years, and warranted by the Royal Family.
The mahogany coloured leather case has a lovely patina, and is lined with tan doeskin, has the original straps and buckles and D ring to side. The flask has the makers mark of John Dixon and Sons, while the sandwich box bears the Swaine Adeney stamp. The flask is in very good condition, as is the sandwich case apart from some corrosion on part of the exterior back mainly. The flask has been tested, and it is absolutely watertight. It holds about 140 ml of liquid.
Size-5.75 inches by 5.5 inches by 1.75 inches deep (not including straps).
Size of sandwich box is 4 5/8 inches long by 3 1/8 inches wide by 1.25 inches deep .
Size of flask is a generous 4 7/8 inches long including cap, (4 inches high without cap) by 2 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep.
A lovely and interesting item appealing to antique leather, equestrian and hunting enthusiasts.
In overall very good condition.
Ref: 5688
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