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Sheffield 1870 solid silver and cut glass fine quality tall dressing table jar.
Sheffield 1870 English hallmarked solid silver and cut glass very fine quality tall dressing table jar.
This would have been used to store hatpins or other vanity items, and now makes a wonderful jar or bottle to store anything.
With beautiful panel cut sides and star cut base to bottom, and surmounted by a very finely engraved and heavy gauged silver top, having a lovely vacant cartouche to centre.
Both the glass and silver are in very good condition.
7 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide.
A matching large oval from the same set is available. See listing 0893.
A fine quality jar in very good condition.
Very useful, and an attractive display for dressing table, bath or desk.
Many other dressing table jars are also available. See listings at www.serpentineantiques.co.uk.
Ref: 0895
Price: £79





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




20th century solid silver toothpick dispenser case.
20th century solid silver sterling fineness toothpick case, manufactured outside the UK at an earlier date, and imported into the UK in 1993, tested and assayed as sterling by Goldsmiths Hall and fully hallmarked London 1993.
Size-3 inches long by .75 inches wide.
This is an unusual case in that it has both a hinged cover accessing the full interior as well as a dispensing opening to dispense a single toothpick, accessed by a button on the top.
Of rectangular form with rounded corners, this is a very functional piece for those who like to use toothpicks, and would also make a very nice gift.
In very good condition with some minor marks of use.
Ref: 5812
Price: £75





London 1822 solid silver Georgian period fiddle pattern dessert spoon, with very nice family crest.
London 1822 English hallmarked solid silver fiddle pattern dessert spoon made by Jonathan Hayne.
With very good weight and a very nice family crest of a lion rampant surrounded by a pair of raised wings, this is a very nice example.
Size-7.25 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
Weight-45 grams.
With minor usage marks to the bowl, in very good condition overall, with very clear hallmarks.
A great addition to a Georgian canteen, or a lovely gift on its own.
Ref: 6168
Price: £75





One solid silver Dutch 1864 hallmarked engraved sardine fork.
Dutch 1864 hallmarked solid silver .833 fine 19th century sardine fork with lovely shaped stem and an engraved foliate and scroll design to both stem and tines.
The tine end of the fork has a curved almost bowl shape, with the tines curving slightly out, having sharp ends.
Fully hallmarked including maker's mark AK.
Originally for sardines, it is also great for serving meat or cheese, seafood or pickles.
Size-5.5 inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide.
Weight-15 grams.
A lovely fork to use or to give as a gift for those who love to eat or serve sardines or any of the other foods listed.
Although one photo shows two forks, this listing and pricing is for one fork only.
It will be the talking point of the bar or dining table.
Sardine items are most desired and collectable.
In very good condition.
Ref: 6153A
Price: £75




Birmingham 1900 solid silver leaf and scroll engraved vesta matchsafe in very good condition.
Birmingham 1900 English hallmarked solid silver leaf and scroll engraved vesta matchsafe, with interesting diagonally seamed cover, and match strike to lower edge.
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.
Size-1.75 inches by 1.1 inches.
Weight-20 grams.
Very good quality, with very hard to see line mark to back.
In very good condition.
Ref: 0786
Price: £72





Exeter 1818 hallmarked provincial solid silver fiddle pattern dessert fork made by George Ferris.
Exeter English hallmarked solid silver dessert fork hallmarked Exeter 1818, and made by George Ferris in the fiddle pattern.
The Exeter assay office closed in 1883, therefore such provincial silver pieces with their hallmarks are more scarce and very collectable.
Size-6.5 inches long by 7/8 inches wide.
Weight- heavy at 43 grams.
Nicely scrolled contemporary initial W to the front of the stem.
A good and collectable piece of Exeter provincial silver, with a very good weight, which will make a great addition to a canteen of Georgian silver, or a lovely gift.
With very clear hallmarks.
With a tiny nick to the front of one tine, in very good condition overall.
Ref: 6169
Price: £70




Birmingham 1932 solid silver topped and cut glass dressing table jar.
Birmingham 1932 English hallmarked solid silver engraved tall dressing table jar, with gilt interior, and cut glass rectangular base by Adie Brothers.
Useful for dressing table or desk, to hold jewellery and other items, and suitable for either a man or woman.
Size 6 5/8 inches high by 1.25 inches wide by 1 inch deep.
Weight-145 grams total, 15 grams silver.
A superior quality heavy gauged silver and cut glass jar in very good condition.
See other listings for a very similar tall sized version as well.
Ref: 3004
Price: £69





Birmingham 1915 solid silver heavy napkin ring by Henry Williamson.
Birmingham 1915 English hallmarked solid silver beautifully engraved and heavy napkin ring with rolled edge and foliate border to centre, made by Henry Williamson.
Size-1 1/8 inches thick by 1 7/8 inches diameter.
Weight-35 grams.
A wonderful and lasting gift for a baby, Christening, wedding or anniversary.
Many other napkin rings, including pairs, are listed. Please see the website.
A very nice napkin ring in very good condition.
Ref: 5738
Price: £68





Exeter 1848 provincial solid silver fork made by Joseph Fulton.
Exeter English hallmarked solid silver Hanoverian pattern dessert sized fork hallmarked Exeter 1848, and made by Joseph Fulton.
With initials to the front of the stem, and clear hallmarks to reverse, this is a nice fork in very good condition.
The Exeter assay office closed in 1883, therefore provincial silver pieces with their hallmarks are more scarce and very collectable.
Size-6 3/8 inches long by 7/8 inches wide.
Weight-38 grams.
Wonderful to add to a canteen or to give as a gift.
A very nice piece of collectable provincial Exeter silver
Ref: 6167
Price: £65



 
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