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Late Victorian cast iron cork press or mould for apothecary or chemist use, from a private collection.
From the private collection of a retired pharmacist, a Victorian period hinged cast iron cork press with handle, in a leafy design with three different sized moulds. A pharmacist or chemist would wet a cork and press it to size within this mould to be inserted into different sized bottles of custom mixed medications. As the cork dried, it stoppered the bottles tightly and securely.
The press was meant to be secured to the table for use, through the four holes on the feet.
Size-9.75 inches long by 2.75 inches wide by 3.25 inches high at highest point.
Weight-1 kilo.
Still retaining the original finish, this interesting apothecary antique is in very good condition. It would be an asset to a collection, and an excellent talking point.
This item will ship from the USA.
Ref: 6249
Price: £185

Exquisite sterling silver sardine serving fork in the Old Orange Blossom pattern by Alvin.
A truly beautiful and unusual American sterling silver .925 sardine serving fork in the Old Orange Blossom pattern (circa 1905), made by the Alvin Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island. The company was founded by William H. Jamouneau in 1886, and was acquired by Gorham in 1928. They are known for fine quality silver and intricate work.
This lovely small fork has seven wide spread tines below pierced decoration to the heel, and a shaped stem with entwined orange blossoms standing proud on both sides. There is a blank cartouche suitable for personalisation if desired. All decoration is very sharp.
Size-approximately 4.25 inches long by 1.75 inches wide.
Weight-18 grams.
The maker's mark for Alvin is shown on the reverse, as well as sterling and patent.
For the sardine aficionado, the collector of small and interesting forks, or for those seeking to purchase an unusual gift;, this is a highly desirable, seldom found and sought after piece.
In very good condition, without personalisation. A beautiful and functional gift.
Ref: 6251
Price: £185

Sheffield 1943 solid silver cased set of 12 coffee spoons in original fitted case by Cooper Brothers and Sons.
Sheffield 1943 solid English hallmarked silver set of 12 coffee spoons with pretty feather edge design to stem in original fitted case, and in very good condition with very clear hallmarks.
It is unusual to find a set of 12 silver coffee spoons.
Size-4 inches long.
Weight-120 grams, or 405 grams with case.
Made by Cooper Brothers and Sons, very good makers.
A very large and useful set.
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.

Ref: 0347
Price: £180

Sheffield 1949 solid silver sauce boat by WALKER AND HALL.
Sheffield 1949 solid English hallmarked silver sauceboat on pedestal base, and with threaded scalloped rim.
Made by Walker and Hall.
In very good overall condition, generous size, and by a famous maker.
Size-5.75 inches long by 3.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.
Weight-125 grams.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this piece, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
A lovely sized and stylish sauce boat with just a few pinhead sized impressions, appropriate for its age.
Please see listings on www.serpentineantiques.co.uk for many other sauce boats in stock in various styles and weights.
Ref: 4053
Price: £175

19th century pen and ink drawing of church within a churchyard in gilt frame.
19th century very good pen and ink drawing of a church within a churchyard, newly professionally conservation mounted and framed within a gilt frame and protected by glass.
Size 23.25 inches wide by 16.25 inches high.
A lovely and skilled example of a 19th century drawing.
Ref: 4376
Price: £175

Birmingham 1928 solid silver pagoda design mustard pot by very famous makers ELKINGTON.
Birmingham 1928 English hallmarked solid silver pagoda shaped top design mustard pot with fitted cobalt blue protective liner by famed maker Elkington and Company.
The unusual design has chamfered corners, and beautifully worked raised top surmounted with a graduated stepped finial.
Size-2.5 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches high.
Weight-40 grams silver only, 70 grams overall.
A lovely and unusual mustard pot by famous maker in very good condition and with very clear hallmarks.
A great piece to own or to give as a gift with the superior quality expected from Elkington.
Ref: 6162
Price: £175

Birmingham 1930 solid silver large oval mustard pot and spoon.
Birmingham 1930 English hallmarked solid silver large oval mustard pot made in the Georgian style.
With chased edge, feathered thumb rest and lion paw feet, the hinged top is lifted by a baluster finial to reveal the original glass liner.
Made by very good makers Adie Brothers, with spoon by very good makers Martin and Hall, hallmarked Sheffield 1927.
Weight-92 grams silver only, 130 grams total overall.
Size-4 inches long to handle by 2.25 inches wide by 2.25 inches high. Spoon-3 1/8 inches long.
With just a couple of tiny marks to the body, and a slight wave on the lower stem of the spoon, this large and classic mustard pot is in very good condition overall, and makes a lovely and functional set. A great value.
Ref: 4840
Price: £170

Lovely 19th century hand carved mother of pearl and leather coin purse.
Very striking 19th century hand carved lustrous mother of pearl and leather expanding purse with intricately carved Renaissance scene on front plaque of a female musician playing the mandolin to accompany a male singer, while both of them read music from a duet music stand. They stand on what appears to be an elaborately decorated stage with thick curtains pulled back with tassels. The reverse of the purse is a plain mother of pearl plaque. Under the mother of pearl is a leather covered metal frame.
The purse opens to reveal crimson silk lined compartments.
It is hinged on bottom, and closes with a tightly sprung push button catch.
Size-3 inches wide by 2 5/8 inches high by .5 inches deep closed.
Weight-60 grams without wrapping.
A beautiful little purse in very good condition for its age, with the exception of some losses to the pierced scalloped border around the front plaque as seen in photos.
A lovely object for a collection with beautiful colour and patina.
Due to the musical theme, it might also be nice as a gift to someone who is musically inclined.
Ref: 6123
Price: £165

20thC original oil painting in gilt frame, signed by MARGOT HARRISON, of a scene in Hartley Wintney, Hants.
20th century original oil painting on board signed and in gilt frame, by Margot Harrison, painted in Hartley Wintney, Hants, entitled "By the River," at Elvetham Old Rectory, in Hartley Wintney, Hants.
A lovely evocative scene in the original gilt frame. Very well executed.
Size-15.75 inches wide by 11.25 inches high.
Margot Harrison b1915 -
Painter born in Madras, India. She studied privately with Edwin Pascoe Holman and was for four years a part-time student at Farnham Art School with John Wilkinson. A member of SWA and RWS , she also exhibited at ROI, RBA and in provincial galleries and had several solo shows in London.
A lovely painting, in a Hampshire setting, in very good condition.

Ref: 5308
Price: £165

London 1840 solid silver fiddle pattern tea caddy spoon by J. Beebee.
London 1840 early Victorian English hallmarked solid silver fiddle pattern caddy spoon made by J. Beebee, with curved stem, deep round bowl, good weight, and very clear hallmarks.
Size-3.25 inches long.
Weight-20 grams.
These were used to mix the tea leaves in the mixing bowls of a tea caddy, and then to transfer the leaves to the pot for brewing. Now, can be used for anything.
A very interesting and collectable spoon, in very good condition.
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.

Ref: 4768
Price: £165

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