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1919-1939 Karl Ens handpainted porcelain figure of mallard.
1919-1939 lovely handpainted Karl Ens figure of mallard with pre WWII green backstamp, from the Volkstedt factory in Germany. This is a very well regarded factory.
The colours are beautiful, and the figure is well modelled.
Size-5.75 inches high by 5.5 inches wide.
A really lovely figure in very good condition.
There were two similar mallard figures formerly in stock, and this is the last one remaining.
Ref: 4688
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1919-1939 Karl Ens handpainted porcelain mallard figure.
1919-1939 lovely handpainted Karl Ens figure of mallard with pre WWII green backstamp, from the Volkstedt factory in Germany. This is a very well regarded factory.
The colours are beautiful, and the figure is well modelled.
Size-5.75 inches high by 5.5 inches wide.
A really lovely figure in very good condition.
This listing is for one mallard figure.
Pair available if desired. See listings and last photo for example.
Ref: 4687
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1920's Danish solid silver wonderful quality large fork and spoon pair.
Danish solid sterling silver fine quality pair of large fork and spoon pair in typical Danish pattern and with hand hammered finish.
Hallmarked with Three Tower mark for Danish sterling silver for the years 1927 and 1929. Also, marked by the assay master Christian F. Heise. In addition, marked by silver maker P. Orsnes.
Very clear hallmarks.
Weight-125 grams.
Size-8.25 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide.
Personalised with initials and 1932 date to reverse of stem.
Wonderful quality serving fork and spoon, most useful as a place setting, for salad, meat, vegetables, etc, or to give as a gift.
With very good weight, and in very good condition. They appear to have had little use in over 80 years of life.
Excellent to own or to give as a gift for an important occasion, Christening, baby gift, anniversary, or wedding.
Very collectable Danish silver.
Please see other solid silver servers available in listings on www.serpentineantiques.co.uk.
We have many other individual and sets of Danish, English, and Continental spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 5407
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1920's ebony and solid silver pin box with engraved silver fittings.
London 1921 English hallmarked solid silver and ebony pin box having ebony moulded top and base edges with a hinged lid, decorated with shaped and engraved solid silver ornate corner mounts and the word "Pins," in a pierced mount.
The corner mounts are hallmarked London 1921, and the Pins mount is hallmarked London 1929.
Size-5 inches long by 2 3/8 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches high.
Weight-175 grams without packing material.
This would be a wonderful box for someone who enjoys sewing or tailoring, or to use on the desk for pins or clips.
A nice 1920's period box in good condition.
Ref: 6120
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1920's lovely original bone and bamboo complete mah jong set in great box embellished with bats and insects.
1920's wonderful and original complete Chinese mah jong set in an unusual hardwood box, with hinged rising lid, and embellished on all sides with gilt metal applied decoration consisting of bats and butterflies, symbols of good fortune to the Chinese meaning happiness, wealth and great age.
The set contains 144 bone and bamboo dovetailed tiles, a full set of bone counting sticks, a wind indicator disc, 2 pairs of bone dice, and the original instruction booklet.
As is the case with very good quality tiles, the 1 circle tile has a different symbol in the middle of each one. If you play with flower and season tiles, this set comes with 8 blank ones, also confirmed in the instruction booklet.
Size of tiles-approx. 1.25 inches high by 7/8 inches wide by .50 inches deep.
Size of case-11 inches long by 7.25 inches wide by 4.25 inches high.
A wonderful and collectable set to play or display. In very good condition, you will find that there is nothing like playing with an antique set.
These sets are very popular and sought after.
Tile racks are available if desired, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery for the gaming enthusiast. Please enquire.
Ref: 5876
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1924 ROYAL WORCESTER fruit plate signed H. Everett.
Royal Worcester porcelain hand painted fruit plate, signed by the artist, H. Everett, and marked with the 1924 date mark, during the heyday of the famous Royal Worcester fruit artists.
These artists used the porcelain as canvases to express their artistic talent and create life like designs that they were allowed by Royal Worcester to personally sign.
Plates from the 1920's are among the most sought after.
This side plate has absolutely gorgeous colours, with the fruit so beautifully and realistically painted on the exquisitely mottled background, finishing with gilt edging.
The puce coloured Royal Worcester date mark for 1924 is on reverse.
Size is 6.5 inches in diameter, or 16 cm.
There is some light crazing to the glaze, difficult to see except under high magnification. It is in otherwise excellent condition.
Ref: 559
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1925 hallmarked Danish solid silver pair of serving spoons.
1925 hallmarked pair of Danish solid silver serving or table spoons with distinctive Danish design stems and terminals.
The pair weighs 65 grams together.
Size-7.25 inches long by 1 7/8 inches wide; 7 7/8 inches long by 1 5/8 inches wide.
Marked with the standard Three Tower mark for Danish silver, and for the year 1925. Also marked with the assay master's mark for Christian F. Heise. He was responsible for the silver guarantee.
The spoons are also personalised with two initials and dated 1925 on the reverse of the stems. Therefore, they were gifts as new spoons at the time.
A lovely pair of collectable Danish silver serving spoons, in very good condition, which will be most useful for serving food.
We have many other individual and sets of Danish, English, and Continental spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 5406
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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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1930's bakelite mah jong set in hand painted lacquered box
1930's complete mah jong set including 144 bakelite tiles, bone counting sticks, bakelite dice and instruction booklet in lovely hand painted lacquered box.
The tiles are very tactile, and make a lovely noise when being "twittered" or mixed. Bakelite is also very collectable.
Box top lifts off to display set. It is embellished both on top and bottom with birds and flowers. It is very unusual.
Size of case-10.25 inches wide by 8.25 inches deep by 3.5 inches high.
Size of tile-1 1/8 inches long by 7/8 inches wide by .50 inches thick.
In very good condition, this is a lovely and complete set.
Tile racks are also available for purchase if desired. One set is listed on the site. Other types are also available. Please enquire if interested.
Ref: 4786
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1930's bone and bamboo 156 tile large and complete mah jong set with exquisite quality tiles and the original box.
1930's complete bone and bamboo mah jong set with wonderful quality tiles, fitted into the original multi drawered hardwood box.
The 156 tiles have an unusually deep bone layer dovetailed into bamboo and are very nicely carved. Unusually, they include everything required to play the many versions of mah jong including both Chinese and American styles of play. Chinese style only requires 144 tiles. This set has 12 additional tiles, including 8 additional flower/season tiles and 4 extra blank tiles.
Also included are bone counting sticks, a wind indicator disc, a set of 4 tiny bone dice in their original wood box, and 3 larger dice.
They are all contained in the original 5 drawered hardwood box that has been professionally restored. It is missing some of the original brass embellishment, and the sliding cover is a bit warped. However, it is sturdy and nicely polished. It works well to hold everything beautifully.
Size overall-9.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep by 6.25 inches high.
Size of individual tile-1.25 inches long by 7/8 inches wide by 9/16 inches deep.
Weight-4.3 kilos before packing.
A lovely antique set for the mah jong enthusiast, and a great value, particularly due to its quality and versatility. These sets are very sought after, and
antique sets with this number of tiles are rare to find.
Tile racks are available if desired, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery. Please enquire.
Ref: 5936
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