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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

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

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

19th century solid silver Continental sauce ladle.
19th century Continental solid silver .800 marked sauce ladle with lovely leafy edge to stem and deep oval bowl.
Size-7 3/8 inches long by 2.75 inches wide.
Weight-80 grams.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this piece, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
A very nice ladle to use with sauce boat or tureen, and a lovely complement to the dining table.
Ref: 5745
Price: £95

Birmingham 1923 solid silver dressing table set comprising shoe horn and button hook, in the original case, by Lionel Smith and Co.
Birmingham 1923 English hallmarked solid silver lovely dressing table set of silver handled shoe horn and button hook by Lionel Smith and Co.
The handles are waisted in shape, with beaded edges accenting the shape on both sides, while the blades are steel. They are enclosed in the original fitted case having gilt clasps and satin and velvet interior.
Size-6.75 inches long. Shoehorn is 1.5 inches wide.
In very good condition.
These are both attractive to display and still functional to use.
Choose from our selection of several silver handled shoe horns and button hooks listed, and sold separately as well.
Ref: 5722
Price: £95

Sheffield 1921 solid silver and mother of pearl fruit knife.
Birmingham 1921 English hallmarked solid silver and mother of pearl full sized fruit knife made by George Howson of the very well known firm of Harrison Brothers and Howson.
Originally these knives were made to be transportable, to be kept in the pocket and used to peel and cut fruit. Now, they also make a very nice pocket or pen knife.
Both sides of the case are covered with lustrous mother of pearl. There is a blank shaped cartouche on one side suitable for personalisation if desired.
The blade is solid silver. Such blades were mainly made in a precious metal to protect them from the corrosion of fruit juices and other corrosives.
Size-3 3/8 inches long closed, by .75 inches wide.
5.75 inches long open.
Weight-28 grams.
The sprung hinge is strong, and there is no damage to the mother of pearl. With just a very slight turn up of the tip of the blade, this is in very good condition overall.
A very functional and attractive antique piece for the gentleman, or a great gift for a boy.
Ref: 6151
Price: £95

London 1905 lovely tortoiseshell and solid silver inlaid hair brush by famous maker William Comyns.
London 1905 English hallmarked solid silver and tortoiseshell hairbrush by famous maker William Comyns, renowned maker of such luxury items, which were retailed by Tiffany and other celebrated retailers.
With a leafy gadrooned border, interlinked bands on the edges and intricate solid silver pique inlay including musical trophies and harebells, this is a special piece. The tortoiseshell has wonderful dark and blonde colour, and lovely patina, and is even found on the underside of the hairbrush, a touch only found on the finest pieces.
This is part of a large dressing table set acquired, which includes a large hand mirror, two hairbrushes, two clothes brushes and a comb, if more pieces are desired. See listings.
Size-10.25 inches long by 3.5 inches wide.
Weight-175 grams.
A beautiful piece to use or display, or to give as a great antique gift, made by a superior maker.
In very good condition.
Ref: 6195
Price: £95

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

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