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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





Birmingham 1900 solid silver mustard pot by famed makers Heath and Middleton.
Birmingham 1900 English hallmarked solid silver oblong shaped mustard pot with protective cobalt blue liner by John Thomas Heath and John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin and Heath, very well known makers.
This classic pot has a raised petal design to the body, a leafy design to hinged lid centre, gadroon edge and reeded handle. It stands on four ball feet.
With a slight separation under the top edge, which can only be seen when turned upside down (happened during manufacturing process of seaming).
Size-3.5 inches long including handle, 2 1/8 inches wide by 2.25 inches high with finial.
Weight-65 grams silver only, 105 grams overall for shipping.
Very clear hallmarks on both pieces.
A very attractive mustard pot in very good condition overall.
Ref: 6161
Price: £160





London 1949 solid silver Kiddush cup or silver goblet.
London 1949 English hallmarked solid silver Kiddush cup or silver goblet with knopped stem and plain unengraved design, suitable for personalisation if desired.
Made by Aaron Taitelbaum and Son.
Kiddush is a blessing recited over wine or grape juice to sanctify the Shabbat or Jewish holidays.
There are some line marks to the goblet and it is slightly out of round at the lip, but still quite a nice piece in good condition overall, and ready to be used.
Size-4.5 inches high by 2.25 inches diameter
Weight-60 grams.
This would make a nice piece to add to a collection of goblets, or to use for important ceremonies.
Please also see other Kiddush cups available at www.serpentineantiques.co.uk.
Ref: 6077
Price: £160





Wonderful Irish solid silver Dublin 1834 hallmarked large table spoon with family armorial.
Dublin 1834 hallmarked sterling silver serving or table spoon in the fiddle pattern with lovely family armorial crest of a great winged bird on the stem.
With little use in its lifetime, the shoulders and bowl point are still sharp.
Maker is Peter Walsh.
Size-8 7/8 inches long by 1 7/8 inches wide.
Weight-heavy at 81 grams.
This William IV period spoon is both beautiful and functional for serving food, to complete a canteen, or makes a great wedding or Christening gift or a present for a collector.
Irish silver being more scarce than English silver is very sought after and collectable on its own.
This spoon is heavy in weight and thick in gauge, and has very clear hallmarks. With just one small flat spot near the heel of the bowl, it is a great example at nearly 200 years old, in very good antique condition.

Ref: 6250
Price: £150





London hallmarked solid silver handled cigar cutter.
London English hallmarked solid silver clad cigar cutter tool. The balance of this large cigar cutter is steel, and made in Germany.
This cutter has a notch at one end and the sprung loaded cutter blade at the other. These cutters are unusual to find clad in sterling.
This very good piece is large and very suitable as a gift for the cigar aficionado to keep on the table or desk or inside a humidor. It has an engraved fully hallmarked silver handle.
Size-5.75 inches long by 1.25 inches wide.
Weight-90 grams.
A very handsome piece in very good condition for the cigar aficionado, in very good working order.
This would make a lovely gift.
Ref: 6152
Price: £135




Sheffield 1932 solid silver pair of napkin rings with unusual aesthetic design, by Henry Wilkinson.
Sheffield 1932 pair of English hallmarked solid silver napkin rings by Henry Wilkinson, weighing 60 grams.
Unusual aesthetic design consisting of applied edge with spot pattern, and plain body.
A delightful pair of napkin rings in very good condition.
A wonderful, functional and lasting gift for a baby, Christening, wedding, anniversary or to commemorate any special occasion.
Many other napkin rings, including pairs and more are in stock as well.



Ref: 4715
Price: £130





Birmingham 1906 very unusual solid silver pair of miniature bon bon dishes by William Devenport.
Birmingham 1906 very unusual solid silver pair of lozenge shaped miniature bon bon dishes having a lovely repousse design, and convex bottom.
Made by William Devenport.
Small in size but very big in style.
Size- 2 3/8 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide by 5/8 inches high.
A very unique set which can also be used as salts of desired.
Excellent to use for nuts, bon bons, or sugared almonds.
A great gift for the collector of novelty silver, miniature pieces, or anyone loving unique items.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5469
Price: £125




Lovely pair of tall and imposing Corinthian column gilt wood candlesticks.
Wonderful pair of very tall gilt wood Corinthian column candlesticks with stepped bases.
Lovely for dining or hall tables to use for the festive season and all year round.
Will hold larger based candles.
Size-21.75 inches high by 6.75 inches square each.
An imposing and elegant pair in very good condition.
Two pairs are available if desired, as seen in the last photo.
Ref: 5820
Price: £125



 
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