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19th century superb cut glass and silver double ended scent bottle.
19th century solid silver and cut glass barrel shaped sent bottle.
The beautiful sharply cut glass body with diamond cuts has one twist off repousse foliate designed silver topped end, and a sprung push button hinged top same designed closure on the other end, having the inner glass inside the lid.
The silver is marked only with the maker's mark of Edwin Culver. He would have made this around 1878.
Size-5.5 inches long by 1 3/8 inches wide.
Weight-160 grams.
This is a really lovely object in very good condition.
A beautiful piece.
Ref: 5860
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Sheffield 1973 pair of solid silver sweets dishes in lovely flower head design.
Sheffield 1973 pair of English hallmarked solid silver bon bon or sweets dishes designed in flower head shape, with 8 scalloped edge petals forming a bowl, and standing on 3 ball feet.
Made by Masbro Limited of Regent Street in London.
Size-5 5/8 inches diameter by 1.5 inches high.
Weight-210 grams total.
A wonderful pair of dishes to hold and serve sweets, after dinner mints, nuts, sugared almonds or whatever you like.
An elegant and sizeable pair.
With some small marks on one dish, these are in very good condition overall.
Ref: 5913
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1930's bone and bamboo 156 tile large and complete mah jong set with exquisite quality tiles and the original box.
1930's complete bone and bamboo mah jong set with wonderful quality tiles, fitted into the original multi drawered hardwood box.
The 156 tiles have an unusually deep bone layer dovetailed into bamboo and are very nicely carved. Unusually, they include everything required to play the many versions of mah jong including both Chinese and American styles of play. Chinese style only requires 144 tiles. This set has 12 additional tiles, including 8 additional flower/season tiles and 4 extra blank tiles.
Also included are bone counting sticks, a wind indicator disc, a set of 4 tiny bone dice in their original wood box, and 3 larger dice.
They are all contained in the original 5 drawered hardwood box that has been professionally restored. It is missing some of the original brass embellishment, and the sliding cover is a bit warped. However, it is sturdy and nicely polished. It works well to hold everything beautifully.
Size overall-9.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep by 6.25 inches high.
Size of individual tile-1.25 inches long by 7/8 inches wide by 9/16 inches deep.
Weight-4.3 kilos before packing.
A lovely antique set for the mah jong enthusiast, and a great value, particularly due to its quality and versatility. These sets are very sought after, and
antique sets with this number of tiles are rare to find.
Tile racks are available if desired, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery. Please enquire.
Ref: 5936
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Sheffield 1937 solid silver superb and unusual brandy saucepan.
Sheffield 1937 English hallmarked solid silver heavy brandy sauce pan or brandy warmer made by Cooper Brothers and Sons. This is used to warm brandy before pouring it into the brandy glass. Most civilised!
Beautifully made, in a very heavy gauge of silver, this has a lovely turned wood handle, a pouring lip, and a couple of graceful engraved lines near the bottom of the pan. A classic design.
Weight-155 grams.
Size-5.5 inches wide by 3 inches high by 3.25 inches diameter.
Usually found in pewter or silverplate, this solid silver saucepan is for the brandy enthusiast, or is a perfect gift for the person who has everything. Also useful for warming butter, sauces, hot milk, and gravy.
A unique gift, which is also very functional and a great value.
In very good condition.
See Waterford crystal pair of brandy glasses listing if desired. They would make a fine accessory to this saucepan.
Ref: 5466
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19thC unusual mahogany campaign folding and flat storing two piece card or games table.
19th century small mahogany unusual folding campaign style two piece card table. The mahogany top clips on top of the folding ebonised "x" frame. It then folds open to reveal a baize lined top. When not needed, both pieces detach and fold away totally flat to allow storage in a cupboard, under a bed or sofa, or for travel use.
The frame includes an ivory lable for maker J.H. Lasbrey of Uttoxeter.
Size-open: 25 inches square by 25.5 inches high.
Please note that the height for this type of table is lower than a fixed card table. Larger more conventional card, tea or games tables are also available if desired.
This makes a very practical and convenient table for games, serving food or drinks, or occasional use.
With replaced baize, this unusual antique table is in very good condition, and is a great value.
Ref: 4598
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Sheffield 1902 stunning solid silver beautifully decorated crumb scoop by HENRY ATKIN, famous maker.
Sheffield 1902 superb Edwardian period English hallmarked solid silver crumb scoop or crumber by famous maker Harry Atkin.
Made in a very thick gauge of silver, and quite heavy, the scoop and stem are crafted in one piece and beautifully decorated with feather edging, with a deep foliate engraved pattern to the scoop section. Tasteful scrolled initials are found on the top of the stem.
This dinner table accessory was originally made and used during the Victorian period for the servants to use before the dessert course to scoop crumbs from the dining table using the flat part of the blade, and can still be used for that purpose. The curved portion of the blade retained the crumbs for disposal. How impressive it would be to use for a dinner party, or for use at a fine restaurant! Now also used by some for fish, serving shellfish, slicing and serving sheet cake, etc.
It is very unusual to find solid silver examples, as most are silver plate, and even more unusual to find one made in all one piece with a solid silver handle, as most had ivory, bone or horn handles.
Size-13 inches long by 3 inches wide.
Weight-very heavy at 260 grams.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this piece, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
An unusual and very substantial and weighty piece in very good condition with very clear hallmarks, by a very collectable maker.
It would be wonderful to own or give as a gift to a silver collector, as these are no longer made. It is a remarkable survivor of the Victorian formal dining period where every implement had a purpose, and manners were paramount.
Ref: 5434
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Circa 1890 French walnut serpentine shape top cupboard with marble top and interior in the Louis XV style.
Circa 1890 lovely French walnut cupboard finished on all sides with interesting quarter veneered panels, fluted corners, and leaf and shell accents. The serpentine shaped top and the complete interior of the cupboard are marble. There is one drawer over the cupboard.
Lovely original hinges are mounted on the door, while the whole stands on graceful cabriole legs, with the original castors (often missing on other examples).
As it is finished on all sides, this piece can be used where the back is visible in the centre of a room, or as a bedside cupboard, or lamp table.
Size-15.5 inches square by 32.5 inches high.
Similar pieces can be sourced to make a matched pair if needed.
A lovely functional and decorative piece in very good condition.
Ref: 5618
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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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