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19th century French solid silver very good quality serving spoon by Henri Soufflot.
Late 19th century French hallmarked solid silver .950 fine serving or table spoon made by Henri Soufflot of Paris. He was a manufacturer/jeweller who used this rising sun maker's mark from 1884-1910.
This heavy spoon is first standard French sterling silver at .950 fine, which is a higher silver content than English sterling silver, and bears the appropriate crisp Minerva head mark as well as clear maker's mark in the bowl.
Size-8 inches long by 1.75 inches wide.
Weight-very heavy at 72 grams
With ornate scrolled initials on the reverse side of the stem, perhaps an M superimposed over an R, this wide stemmed and heavy gauged spoon with simple design is in very good condition.
Excellent for serving food, this will blend with any pattern, and would make a lovely yet practical gift to give for a Christening or any special occasion.
Ref: 6165
Price: £89





Birmingham 1912 solid silver engraved and curved vesta or matchsafe in excellent condition.
Birmingham 1912 English hallmarked solid silver engraved and curved vesta or matchsafe with line engraving, by William Hair Haseler, and with match strike to lower edge.
William H. Haseler were the manufacturers for the London firm Liberty & Company. Liberty insisted on anonymity for its designers.
Vesta cases are airtight cases made to contain short friction matches and keep them safe and dry. They were made in many materials, and some in precious metals like this one, usually with gilt linings, to protect against corrosion from the match heads. They were widely made and used from 1890-1920. Many had a loop attached, like this one, to attach to an Albert chain. Now, they are very collectable and interesting small antique silver items.
This shape, with curved back, was meant to fit comfortably into a vest pocket, curving into the body.
Weight- 25 grams.
Size- 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches.
With tight hinge closure, good weight and very clear hallmarks.
With just some very light surface scratching, this is in very good condition.
Ref: 4298
Price: £88




20th century vintage silver plate and mother of pearl cigar cutter.
20th century vintage silver plate and mother of pearl large table sized cigar cutter.
Lustrous mother of pearl, and silver plate, make this a great gift for the cigar enthusiast.
Size-5.25 inches by 1 inch by 5/8 inches.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5176
Price: £85





Sheffield 1916 and 1921 solid silver childs or Christening set.
Sheffield 1916 and 1921 English hallmarked silver silver child's perfectly matching fork and spoon or Christening service, with ribbon edged pointed stems.
Made by Cooper Brothers and Sons, very good makers, these must have been given to a child five years apart, perhaps at Christening and then at a 5th birthday.
Size-6 inches long each.
Weight-70 grams.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this pair, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
In the identical pattern and by the same maker, they are a lovely set in very good condition.
This would be an excellent gift for a Christening, baby gift, or birthday for a child, that the recipient can keep and use all their lives.

Ref: 318
Price: £85





19th century Victorian fine quality silver plate Christening set by Thomas Harwood and Co.
Victorian fine quality heavy gauge silver plate Christening or child's cutlery set made by Thomas Harwood and Co., and complete with the original fitted case.
The stems are finely engraved with grapes and vines, and are fitted into the original Victorian leather case with silk and velvet interior.
The name Alice is engraved into the cartouche.
Size-6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide. Case is 8 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1.25 inches deep.
Weight-175 grams total with case.
Appearing to never have been used, this is a lovely set in very good condition.
Ref: 5844
Price: £85





1927 registered, Elkington silver plate unusual small mirror plateau.
Very unusual silver plate small mirrored plateau stand made by Elkington Company, famous makers of silver plate, in 1927. Elkington is one of the few plate manufacturers that uses an annual dating system, just like the hallmark system.
The stand is bevelled on the sides, tapering from top to bottom, and has a leaf design on bands to top and bottom. The original mirror has some silvered spots.
The base is mahogany.
Size-3.5 inches diameter by 1.25 inches high. The interior mirror area measures 2 3/8 inches diameter.
Weight-145 grams.
There are some very minor signs of plate wear.
This is a really lovely and unusual piece which could be used to display and complement a glass or silver collectable, or to display a piece of jewellery perhaps.
In very good overall condition, and made by most famous maker.
Ref: 5859
Price: £85




London 1842 solid silver large pair of salt spoons in the fiddle pattern made by Daniel Pontiflex.
London 1842 English hallmarked solid silver pair of large salt spoons by Daniel Pontiflex, in the fiddle pattern.
Size-4 1/8 inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide.
Weight-30 grams.
A large elegant pair of salt spoons in very good condition with very clear hallmarks.
We have many other single, pairs and other salt spoons in stock. Please see listings or contact us with your requirements.

Ref: 4026
Price: £85





19th century bronze mortar and pestle.
19th century heavy bronze mortar and pestle formerly used in the apothecary trade to grind pharmaceuticals into powders.
Now used for grinding spices and for decorative purposes.
Lovely patina to pestle from handling.
Size-mortar approximately 4 inches high by 4.25 inches diameter at top and 2.5 inches at base. Pestle is 7 inches long and sits 3.25 inches above mortar when standing inside.
A great decorative piece, or to add to a collection.
Ref: 5101
Price: £85





London 1894 solid silver matchsafe of large size.
London 1894 Victorian English hallmarked solid silver matchsafe of large size, and heavy weight.
Vesta cases and match safes are airtight cases made to contain short friction matches and keep them safe and dry. They were made in many materials, and some in precious metals like this one, usually with gilt linings, to protect against corrosion from the match heads. They were widely made and used from 1890-1920. Many had a loop attached, like this one, to attach to an Albert chain. Now, they are very collectable and interesting small antique silver items.
Size-2 3/8 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide, and weighing 50 grams.
Hallmarks are rubbed, and there are some age commensurate minor marks to safe.
Match safes were meant to hold matches, but can now also be used for pills, two photos and the like.
With solid fold down clasp hinged closure to side, it closes tightly and securely.
A nice well made, heavy and large example.
Ref: 4295
Price: £79





Sheffield 1870 Victorian solid silver and cut glass fine quality dressing table jar or soap jar.
Sheffield 1870 English hallmarked solid silver and cut glass very fine quality oval shaped dressing table jar or soap jar.
This would have been used to store and seal a bar of soap, and now makes a wonderful jar or bottle to store anything on table, bath or desk.
With beautiful panel cut glass sides and star cut base to bottom, surmounted by a very finely engraved and heavy gauged silver top, having a lovely vacant cartouche to centre. This would have been a very expensive dressing table piece when made.
Size 3.5 inches high by 3 inches wide.
Weight: 227 grams.
The silver is in very good condition and the glass has some tiny fleabites near where the panels meet the edge of the silver top only.
A wonderful item to use for dressing table or desk.
See listing 0895 for a tall hatpin sized matching jar from same set if two pieces are desired.
Many other dressing table jars are also available. See listings at www.serpentineantiques.co.uk.
Ref: 0893
Price: £79



 
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