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DRINKING REQUISITES
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Superb London 2004 solid silver wine funnel and stand.
London 2004 English hallmarked solid silver excellent quality wine funnel and stand, beautifully crafted in the Georgian style from heavy gauge silver and having a heavy weight of silver.
Wine funnels are meant to aerate the wine and allow it to breath, making the flavours emerge properly. They are also very useful for transferring wine to the decanter, to avoid spillage.
This two piece wine funnel has a stepped and curved body, and has a cast and applied gadroon edge to both bottom and inside edges, and a cast shell clip to the side. The curving spout is angled to direct the wine to the decanter edge when decanting, which allows the correct amount of aeration. The interior is gilded to prevent staining, and is pierced to the bottom to collect any sediment or cork bits. The push fit spout removes for easy cleaning.
The matching circular stand also has a cast and applied gadroon edge, and convex centre to accept and hold the funnel, as well as to catch any drips.
All pieces are fully and clearly hallmarked. Maker is Whitehill.
It is unusual to get a matching stand with a wine funnel. The two together make an impressive and stunning presentation.
Size-Stand 4.75 inches diameter by 1 inch high; funnel 5.25 inches high by 3.25 inches diameter.
Weight-245 grams.
This is a very elegant, stylish, and beautifully made piece, as well as a very functional one for the drinks enthusiast or wine connoisseur. It would make a wonderful gift or a treat for yourself.
In very good condition.
Ref: 6011
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19thC cut glass and silverplate claret jug
19th century cut glass baluster shaped claret jug with cast and applied silver plate mounts in the form of trailing vines, leaves and grapes, with naturalistic twisted grapevine handle, over a beautiful cut glass body, with star cut base.
A grape bunch and leaf form the finial, and the interior is gilded.
This claret jug is of superb quality and both the cut glass and the silver plate are in excellent condition.
Size 10.75 inches high by 6 inches wide.
Ref: 4285
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20th century Danish solid silver bar service.
Danish solid silver lovely and unusual bar service comprising a set of 4 pieces of bar ware in the original fitted case, and made by W & S Sorensen. The set comprises a corkscrew, bottle opener, ice tongs and long handled pierced stirring spoon. The "worm" of the corkscrew and the opener hook are steel.
Danish silver is very stylish, and these pieces are no exception to the rule. The long spoon has a delicate rat tail to the heel of the bowl, and a pierced design to the bowl itself. The stem is beautifully tapered and with a curved end. The sprung scissor action tongs also have an elegant banding to the handle, with a twisted design at both top and bottom of stem, and leafy grips, also having a rat tail.
The curved and thick tapered design of the cork screw handle makes it very comfortable to grip, while the bottle opener handle is a thicker version of the spoon.
The case is a grained patent leather type design with two catches.
Size-spoon-9 5/8 inches long, tongs-6 inches long by 2.5 inches wide, corkscrew-3.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches long, bottle opener-5.5 inches long.
Total size of case-7.25 inches wide by 10.75 inches long.
Weight:spoon-55 grams, tongs-70 grams, corkscrew-65 grams, bottle opener-70 grams.
Total weight for shipping with case-710 grams.
In very good condition.
This stylish Danish solid silver set has everything one might need for the bar. It is most unusual to find such a set in solid silver, and is the perfect gift for those who enjoy cocktails, beer and wine.
Ref: 5873
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London 1909 set of 6 solid silver unusual liquor tots by famous makers MAPPIN AND WEBB.
London 1909 English hallmarked solid silver set of 6 liquor tots by famous makers Mappin and Webb.
Nicely designed thumb rests and pedestal bases, lend classic style.
Weight-195 grams.
2.25 inches high, by 2 inches wide including handle.
Of heavy weight, excellent quality, and in very good condition, these are both fun and useful.
Ref: 4956
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Birmingham 1905 set of 6 English hallmarked antique solid silver liqueur tots of heavy weight and excellent quality.
Birmingham 1905 English hallmarked solid silver set of 6 goblet style antique liqueur tots made by Williams Ltd. of Birmingham.
Beautifully crafted, and of heavy gauge and weight, these cups stand on a shaped stem on a round pedestal base, and have a turn over lip to the bowl.
Size-2.5 inches high by 1.25 inches diameter.
Weight-210 grams total.
A lovely set to use and display for liqueurs or vodka. A wonderful addition to the bar or drinks cabinet.
In very good condition, and very functional. These are a great value.
Ref: 5643
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Birmingham 1909 set of 6 solid silver antique liqueur tots or shot beakers in the original fitted case, made by Sydney and Co.
Birmingham 1909 set of 6 English hallmarked solid silver liqueur tots or shot beakers with gilded interiors, in the lovely and striking original fitted leather velvet and silk lined case. This was made by Sydney and Co, and is now exactly 100 years old.
A wonderful set for the liqueur or spirit enthusiast, who might also enjoy vodka or other shots as well. Also excellent for the hunter or fisherman.
Size-1 5/8 inches high by 1 3/8 inches diameter.
Weight-90 grams silver only, 330 grams with case.
In very good condition, these would be a great gift along with the recipient's favourite beverage.
Another stemmed set of six solid silver liqueur tots is also available if you wish. See listings under drinking requisites category.
Ref: 5839
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Early 20th century sterling silver gilt and enamel boxed set of 12 cocktail sticks designed in the form of cockerels.
Gorgeous early 20th century sterling silver gilt and enamel set of 12 cocktail sticks or fruit picks, designed in the form of cockerels.
These very elegant sticks have 6 different pairs of hand decorated cockerels. They are set into the original beautiful gilt embellished blue fan shaped case, with silk and velvet lining, opening with two doors, and having two gilt latches.
The stunning enamel colours of the well modeled cockerels, stand out beautifully against the silver gilt sticks.
Size-3 3/8 inches long by 5/8 inches wide.
These would make a very useful and lovely gift for someone who entertains, or for the silver collector.
Both the sticks and case are in excellent condition.
Ref: 5339
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Sheffield 1937 solid silver superb and unusual brandy saucepan.
Sheffield 1937 English hallmarked solid silver heavy brandy sauce pan or brandy warmer made by Cooper Brothers and Sons. This is used to warm brandy before pouring it into the brandy glass. Most civilised!
Beautifully made, in a very heavy gauge of silver, this has a lovely turned wood handle, a pouring lip, and a couple of graceful engraved lines near the bottom of the pan. A classic design.
Weight-155 grams.
Size-5.5 inches wide by 3 inches high by 3.25 inches diameter.
Usually found in pewter or silverplate, this solid silver saucepan is for the brandy enthusiast, or is a perfect gift for the person who has everything. Also useful for warming butter, sauces, hot milk, and gravy.
A unique gift, which is also very functional and a great value.
In very good condition.
See Waterford crystal pair of brandy glasses listing if desired. They would make a fine accessory to this saucepan.
Ref: 5466
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Late 18th century lovely pair of blown glass engraved gilt embellished decanters.
Circa 1800 pair of hand blown and engraved rectangular spirit decanters with gilt embellishments and the original stoppers.
With curved thumb cut engraved bordered shoulders, these decanters have bunches of grapes engraved on the wide sides, and star cuts on the short sides. The shoulders are embellished with a gilt painted foliate design. The stopper is also gilt embellished and has facet cut sides.
There is a rough pontil to the underside of each base.
Size-approximately 9.25 inches tall by 3 3/16 inches side by 2 3/8 inches deep.
Weight-885 grams total the pair.
These decanters may have originally been fitted into a decanter box, and would be very suitable to use as antique replacements for lost ones.
In addition, they are lovely on their own to use for spirits, or as containers for oils and potions in a bathroom.
They also make beautiful decorative pieces.
Four matching decanters are being sold in two pairs (see last photo). This listing is for one pair. One pair is fractionally taller than the other.
With some minor chipping to the interior stopper bottoms, these are in very good condition overall, and have great age.
Ref: 6180
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Late 18th century lovely pair of blown glass engraved gilt embellished decanters.
Circa 1800 pair of hand blown and engraved rectangular spirit decanters with gilt embellishments and the original stoppers.
With curved thumb cut engraved bordered shoulders, these decanters have bunches of grapes engraved on the wide sides, and star cuts on the short sides. The shoulders are embellished with a gilt painted foliate design. The stopper is also gilt embellished and has beautiful facet cut edges.
There is a rough pontil to the underside of each base.
Size-approximately 9 3/16 inches tall by 3 3/16 inches side by 2 3/8 inches deep.
Weight-885 grams total the pair.
These decanters may have originally been fitted into a decanter box, and would be very suitable to use as antique replacements for lost ones.
In addition, they are lovely on their own to use for spirits, or as containers for oils and potions in a bathroom.
They also make beautiful decorative pieces.
Four matching decanters are being sold in two pairs (see last photo). One pair is fractionally taller than the other. This listing is for one pair.
Each interior stopper bottom has a large chip that has been smoothed at some point.
This pair is in very good condition overall, and have great age.
Ref: 6181
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