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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

Unusual sterling silver long handled olive spoon by the famous International Silver Company.
Wonderful American sterling silver long handled olive spoon with shaped and pierced oval bowl, and long plain pointed stem in the Patria pattern, made by the well known International Silver Company.
A great implement for serving olives at the table or bar, allowing the fruit to be easily grasped and drained. A wonderful talking point.
The stem is free from personalisation.
This would make a lovely gift for the collector, a person who loves olives, for an occasion, or those who like novelty silver.
An unusual and functional piece in very good condition.
Ref: 6252
Price: £115

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

London 1872 hallmarked silver gilt long condiment/cayenne spoon with cut glass pear handle by George Adams.
Unusual London 1872 English hallmarked solid silver gilt long handled condiment or cruet spoon, likely for cayenne, with cut glass pear handle having panel cut sides and lovely tear drop to centre.
Made by George Adams, famous and collectable maker.
Size-approx. 5.5 inches long.
Weight-35 grams.
In very good condition with some wear to the bowl gilding and minimal wear to the glass handle.
An attractive, unusual, and very useful spoon.
Ref: 6059
Price: £100

Birmingham 1914 solid silver cigarette holder and case.
Birmingham 1914 English hallmarked solid silver complete cigarette holder and case set made by Francis Webb of the Pencil Case Works in Birmingham.
This iconic item of the period has an over engraved case and cap with a scroll and leafy design, with a ring on the end of the case to attach it to a key ring or chatelaine. There is a vacant cartouche suitable for engraving on the case if personalisation is desired.
When the case is opened, a matching engraved solid silver cigarette holder is revealed, having a Bakelite mouthpiece. Over the years, many of these pieces are lost, and only an empty case, or the holder alone is found. It is lovely to have a complete example with all pieces.
A lovely item for the collector of smoking requisites or novelty silver.
Size-3 inches long including ring by .5 inches diameter at widest.
Weight-10 grams.
With very clear and matching hallmarks, all pieces are in very good condition.
Ref: 6093
Price: £100

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

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