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Birmingham 1932 Art Deco period solid silver and Bakelite bridge or whist spoons in original case.
Birmingham 1932 English hallmarked set of 4 very unusual Art Deco period solid silver coffee or tea spoons with Bakelite terminals representing each of the four suits of cards (hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs). The Bakelite terminals are centrally mounted on the plain stems, so on whichever side the spoon rests, they are perfectly visible as seen. With pretty shell bowls, they are presented in the original fitted case.
Made by Marson and Jones.
Size-3.75 inches long by 7/8 inches wide.
Weight-40 grams spoons, 115 grams with case for shipping.
A great gift for the bridge, whist, or cards player.
In very good condition overall, with just some minor age cracks to the Bakelite.
An unusual set, and very iconic of the Art Deco period.
Ref: 6042
Price: £120





19th century Georgian pair of cut glass salts with draped swag design.
19th century Georgian pair of cut glass salts with draped swag design, star cut bases, and scalloped edges, standing on pedestal feet.
Size 2 5/8 wide by 2 1/8 inches high.
A very elegant pair in very good condition.
Ref: 0554
Price: £120





Birmingham 1898 Victorian solid silver and mother of pearl bread fork made by John Gilbert.
Birmingham 1898 Victorian English hallmarked solid silver and mother of pearl bread fork, made by John Gilbert.
A lovely double struck shell and foliate design with beautiful engraving to both sides of tines. This is a highly decorative fork which stands out above the more usual plainer models. The highly desirable mother of pearl handle accents the profuse engraving.
Very clear hallmarks.
Unusual to find in solid silver as opposed to the more commonly found silver plate versions.
Size-6.25 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
Now used to serve cold meat and cheese, and other foods.
There is one tiny line observed near the ferrule believed to be part of the character of the natural mother of pearl.
A very functional and beautiful piece to own or to give as a gift, in very good condition.
Ref: 5505
Price: £115




20th century American sterling silver handled unusual cake slice.
20th century sterling or solid silver handled unusual cake slice, called a cake breaker in America. The comb like portion of the server is plated. This is made to cut and serve soft light fluffy cakes such as angel food and sponge cakes without crushing or crumbling them as an ordinary knife or slice would. The tines pass easily through the cake and create a nice slice to serve.
With just some light taps to the handle, in very good condition.
Size-11 inches long by 3.75 inches wide.
Weight-135 grams.
This is a lovely and unusual piece to use at the table or to give as a gift, in a fairly plain style, that will go with any other tableware.
Ref: 5838
Price: £100




Birmingham 1969 cast solid silver and enamel Sherry spirit or decanter label made by famous makers MAPPIN AND WEBB.
Birmingham 1969 English hallmarked cast solid silver and enamel Sherry label by famous makers, Mappin and Webb.
A large and thick gauged label with lustrous cobalt blue enamel lettering, and scrolled edge. This would make a fabulous gift for someone, or an excellent addition to your own collection.
Size-1 7/8 inches long by 1 inch high.
Weight-20 grams.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5848
Price: £100





Sheffield 1898 Victorian hallmarked solid silver Gin spirit or decanter label by famous maker Harry Atkin.
Sheffield 1898 Victorian English hallmarked solid silver Gin spirit or decanter label, made by Harry Atkin, famous and collectable maker.
Kidney shaped label with threaded edge and very nice chain would make a nice addition to the bar or a great gift to an enthusiast with a bottle of gin perhaps.
Size-1.5 inches long by .75 deep.
In very good condition.
Matching label with Brandy engraving available if desired.
Ref: 5850
Price: £100





19th century Victorian opera glasses by J.H.Steward Co., Cornhill, London, with case.
19th century Victorian opera glasses with makers marks of J.H. Steward Co., Cornhill, London, and including the original fitted and shaped case.
These leather and aluminium opera glasses are in perfect working order. The original leather and silk lined case (which is often missing) is a bit worn from use.
There is a scrolling monogram of the original owner between the eyepieces.
This is the perfect accessory for seeing the opera or races at closer range, or to use in a lovely display on table or desk.
Ref: 0208
Price: £100





London 1804 solid silver large table spoon by excellent and very collectable makers PETER, ANN AND WILLIAM BATEMAN.
London 1804 Georgian English hallmarked solid silver large table spoon by the famous BATEMAN family makers Peter, Ann and William Bateman.
The Bateman family were very well regarded 18th and 19th century makers, with the most famous one being Hester Bateman. She handed over the family firm to her two sons Jonathan and Peter in 1790. Jonathan was married to Ann. When Jonathan died of cancer in 1791, he left his share to his widow Ann. Ann and her brother-in-law Peter entered their partnership mark in 1791. In 1800 Ann's son William (I), also joined the partnership. Ann retired in 1805, the year after this spoon was made, leaving William and his uncle Peter, to carry on the family business.
Weight-60 grams.
Size-8.75 inches long, by 1.75 inches wide.
The top of the stem has faint original initials K S in block letters, undoubtedly from the joining of a couple through marriage.
With very good hallmarks, a wonderful useful and very collectable Bateman table spoon for serving food, in very good condition.
Over 200 years old!
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 4013
Price: £100





Dated 1876, a Victorian 3 piece superbly crafted silverplate and mother of pearl childs 3 piece cutlery set in the original fitted case.
February 1876 (dated by Victorian stamped registration lozenge) exquisite silverplate and mother of pearl childs or Christening set comprised of three pieces of cutlery-a spoon, fork, and mother of pearl handled knife, in the original unusual lozenge shaped case. The case is lined in the original velvet and silk.
There is a lovely engraved pattern to both sides of the heel of the knife blade and the stems of the other two pieces, all having a planished background with decoration standing out in relief. The lusterous mother of pearl knife handle is hour glass shaped, and has no damage.
Size-fork is 6 3/8 inches long,knife is 7.5 inches long, and spoon is 6 3/8 inches long. The case overall is 9.5 inches long by 4 inches wide.
Weight-knife 42 grams, fork 33 grams, spoon 37 grams. Total with case weighs 310 grams before packing.
The elaborate flourished scrolled initials to all the pieces appear to be AB.
Made by very good makers William Hutton and Sons.
A beautiful set, very well presented and in very good condition. A perfect gift for a Christening, a child, or a collector of such sets.
Ref: 5111
Price: £100





Birmingham 1916 solid silver and cut glass dressing table or vanity jar or bottle.
Exactly 100 years old, a Birmingham 1916 large round English hallmarked solid silver topped cut glass dressing table jar or bottle.
It is comprised of a solid silver hallmarked alternating stripe with diamond shape engraved top, having a gadroon edge, and a lovely cut glass multi panel cut body also having horizontal bands, and a star cut base. The silver top and cut glass body were made to be very complementary in style to each other.
Size-3.5 inches high by 3 inches diameter.
Weight-226 grams.
A lovely jar or bottle for dressing table or desk with the combination of fine cut glass and beautiful English silver.
With a few bumps to the silver top, it is in very good antique condition overall and would make a great gift or add to a collection.
Ref: 6033
Price: £100



 
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