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1930's Art Deco tortoiseshell easel clock.
1930's Art Deco tortoiseshell 8 day winding clock.
Shaped tortoiseshell geometric shaped holder with gilt metal clock on gilt metal easel.
Clock has been serviced and is in very good working order.
Size 3.5 inches square.
A very stylish and unusual Art Deco period clock to grace any table or desk.
In very good condition overall.
Ref: 4807
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Late 19th century lovely pair of gilt spelter figures of water carriers.
Late 19th century wonderful and decorative pair of gilt spelter male and female figures of water carriers, standing on celluloid bases.
Very well modelled, the female carrying 2 free moving buckets on a yoke with chains, and the male carrying one fixed and one free moving urn.
Size- 11.5 inches high, by 5.25 inches wide(female's yoke), by 4 inch diameter base.
These will look lovely on table, sideboard or mantel. It is great to have a pair.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5654
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Mid 19th century mother of pearl concertina card case with silk lining.
Mid 19th century lovely mother of pearl card case with brilliant blue gilt edged concertina type pleated silk liners which hold multiple cards.
The mother of pearl is inlaid in diamond shaped pieces, beautifully, and are most lustrous and with wonderful natural colour. It is all intact.
Originally for calling cards, this makes a great case for modern business cards, and will surely stand out on a desk or in briefcase.
Size-4.75 inches by 3 inches by 5/8 inches high.
Excellent working push button catch.
This card case is in very good condition. It would make a wonderful gift for a collector of antique mother of pearl items or card cases, and is also a great piece to use and display.
Ref: 0225
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19thC unusual Continental cast gilt set of six coffee spoons in original fitted case.
19th century unusual Continental unmarked cast gilt set of 6 coffee spoons with rams head terminals, and beautifully modelled oval shell bowls in original green fitted case, having stunning green velvet interior.
With an interesting family crest to back of terminal of spoon.
These spoons were retailed by S.J. Phillips of Bond Street in London, and bear their label inside the case..
Size-4.25 inches long.
A striking set in very good condition.
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 4850
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Victorian period ivory and silver card case in the form of a book.
Circa 1880 Victorian ivory and silver card case in the form of a book, with concertina style blue silk gilt edged divided compartments for calling cards.
This very nice card case would have been originally used for calling or visiting cards, but can now be used for business cards. The ivory is a mellow creamy colour and it is mounted on the front cover with an unmarked silver shaped and pierced cartouche engraved with the owner's initials.
Size-4.25 inches long by 3 inches wide by .5 inches deep.
Weight for shipping-80 grams.
The interior has a holder for a pencil (not included).
Some of the silk lining on a couple of divided compartments is fraying a bit.
It is in good condition overall, with a very nice patina, grain and colour. A nice addition to a collection.
Ref: 6125
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19th century lovely oval blue agate and gilt metal box.
19th century lovely blue agate and gilt metal box, with pretty chased detail to frame.
The blue agate is beautifully patterned with striped veins in blue and green, and has bevelled edges to both top and bottom.
Size-approximately 1 5/8 inches long by 1 3/8 inches wide by 6/8 inches high.
Weight-30 grams.
In very good condition overall, there is a tiny v shaped file mark or indent to top near bevelled edge by hinge, and the lid doesn't sit entirely flush on one side of the frame when closed.
A lovely box to use for pills, trinkets or display.
Ref: 5893
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Victorian pair of gilt metal and mother of pearl serving spoons by famous makers MARTIN AND HALL.
Victorian pair of lovely gilt metal and mother of pearl serving or table spoons by famous makers Martin and Hall.
Unusual design of oval bowls having embossed foliate and wigglework design to front, and rat tail to reverse, and similarly embellished stems. The handles are also foliate embellished with the most unusually lustrous mother of pearl handles, and engraved ball terminals.
Size-9.25 inches long by 2.25 inches wide.
A very unusual pair, that will make lovely serving spoons.
Ref: 5501
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Birmingham 1927 wonderful solid silver and enamel brush and original leather case.
Birmingham 1927 solid English hallmarked silver brush, with concentric engraving covered by beautiful mauve enamel, in original kid leather mauve case, and with original comb.
Size 3.5 inches long, 2.25 inches wide, and 1.25 inches high.
A superb unusual object in excellent condition, in a colour not usually found.
Ref: 4873
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Meiji period signed Japanese okimono of dogs
Meiji period 1868-1912, Japanese carved wood okimono of three dogs or puppies playing.
Very charming representation with well carved faces and bodies.
Size-3.25 inches long by 2 inches high by 1.75 inches wide.
In excellent condition.
Ref: 5038
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Georgian oval tortoiseshell pill box with solid silver cartouche.
Pretty Georgian oval shaped tortoiseshell pill or trinket box with vacant solid silver cartouche to lid,
and brass hinge, frame and thumbcatch.
In good condition overall with signs of old restoration to top lid side, small hairline around frame pin in back, and tiny chip to shell at bottom edge.
Size-1 7/8 inches long by 1 3/8 inches wide by .75 inches high.
Weight-25 grams.
An attractive and useful box for pills, trinkets, or desk tidy.
Ref: 5891
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