An interesting coin silver American Fiddle pattern tablespoon, made by Samuel Kirk in The spoon has original owners script initials JMC. The spoon has 4 hallmarks, makers mark S. Kirk in script in rectangular punch for Samuel Kirk, Baltimore Coat of Arms shield mark in clipped corner rectangle quality markdate letter F for and Head of Liberty mark.
This dates to a very interesting period in US silver history, Baltimore between and was the only place and date where hallmarks were required on silver in the USA. The State Legislature of Maryland passed the Assay Act ofwhich set the quality standard atthe Act was repealed in due to opposition by the affected silversmiths, including Kirk, who petitioned for its repeal.
Thomas Warner was the Baltimore Assayer between andso he would have struck these marks. Samuel Kirk began working as a silversmithhe founded the very successful firm of S.
A classic Kupittaan Kulta Sterling silver and moss agate ring, designed by Elis Kauppi of Turku, Finland. The ring is beautifully designed, it features 2 segments, with a stunning etched texture on both sides, around a central semi precious stone ball we believe moss agateorange and white in colour with black strands, with 4 sterling silver balls on the end of each segment.
The ring itself is plain, adjustable for sizing, it is clearly hallmarked with Kupittaan Kulta makers mark and S sterling guarantee. The ring resembles an opening seed pod to us, one of the more innovative of the Kauppi designs. Elis Kauppi - established Kupittaan Kulta in Turku, Finland, in at the end of the Second World War, at age His use of local semi-precious stones and innovative design resulted in increased attention, and by he was an award winning regular exhibitor at international shows.
Today he is remembered as a foremost figure in modernist jewellery, who put Finnish design on the world stage. The tankard is baluster in shape, the handle just large enough for a finger. The tankard rim is raised, we assume the base indicates the measure point. The base has a design numberthe London hallmarks on the side are very clear. Tot measures such as this are commonly found in brass, copper, pewter and other base metals, occasionally found in silver plate, solid silver versions such as this one are rare.
The fish has 6 separate articulated sections, and a hinged lid fish head that opens to reveal an oval gilded vinaigrette, with scrolling grille which opens to reveal the gilded sponge compartment.
The open mouth contains a suspensory silver ring, to allow the vinaigrette to be attached via a chain. The vinaigrette is beautifully engraved, with scales, fins and eyes, the tail and top fin are also realistically engraved. The hallmarks on the tail are very clear, the grille is also hallmarked. A number of these fish vinaigrettes by Lea and Co are known, featuring 2 different engraving styles.
Another example, made a y The medallion has a central gold panel with 3 footballers and football, with goals in the background, marked with registration numberso this design was protected. This is surrounded with a blue enamel ring with the writing, and decorative silver scrolls and suspension ring surrounding.
The original suspension ring is also hallmarked, this is ideal for wear as a pendant. The hallmarks are very clear. The Redhill and District Football League still exists, is a regional English football league formed in It comprises teams from Surrey, Kent, Greater London and Sussex. It currently has four divisions, the highest of which, the Premier Division, is situated at the 14th level of the English football league system source Wikipedia.
I am sure we can be confident that they no longer award such beautiful medallions! A pair of Victorian silver grape scissors, with attractive handle design of symmetrical scrolls and loops.
The set is very finely engraved on the front side only with a foliage pattern, very intricate, in typical Victorian fashion. The blades are the traditional grape scissor design, with one blade thicker with right angle to accommodate the other blade.
The hinge has a silver cover, also engraved, the pin is silver as well. Henry Aston we assume another son took over the business init was still operating in as wedding ring manufacturers Culme, Gold and Silversmiths, page An antique Dutch silver lodereindoosje, made in Amsterdam in The english translation would be vinaigrette, pomander of scent box.
The box is in the form of an armoire kabinet in traditional shape, with domed lid and shaped doors, decorated with swags and urns, with drawers in the base. The sides and lid are decorated with traditional Dutch scenes, the lid a man with angel alongside tree and horse, the back with a couple in horse drawn cart, and the sides with women churning butter and carrying milk.
The base has original owners engraved initials P. The hallmarks on the base are clear, and include date letter b forAmsterdam town mark of 3 crosses without crown only used between and during Kingdom of Holland period. A lovely Dutch silver sugar sifter in the Empire style, made by Pieter Kuijlenburg in Schoonhoven in The sifter ladle has a wide oval curved bowl, quite deep, with a beaded rim, and intricate piercing of the bowl.
The centre is an eight pointed star, with 8 radiating arrows interspersed with patterned dots, surrounded by a cross and semi circle pattern. The curved, elegant handle has a pointed terminal, it is beautifully engraved with a bright cut pattern, including stems with leaves and flowers. The Empire style is a Neo-Classical revival style, that became popular in France, Belgium and the Netherlands after the rise of Napoleon. The hallmarks include makers mark PKB under kappie for Pieter Kuijlenburg, Lion passant 2nd standard purityMinerva head duty mark, and date letter script V for the date letter struck inside the bowl.
Kuijlenburg worked in Schoonhoven as a silversmith between andhe was born in and died inhe had 6 children including Adrianus who was also a A Cape silver konfyt fork in the Old English pattern, with 3 tines. The fork is hallmarked with makers mark OA in oval punch, this is faintly struck but still visible, between two square devices with 4 dots, these are both clearly struck Welz mark 2.
Ahlers worked as a silversmith between and his death in He married the widow of silversmith Jan Brevis, which may have facilitated his entry into the trade. He was the son of Oltman Alders of Germany, his mother was Dorothea of Bengal, who presumably arrived in the Cape as a slave. His silver is quite scarce. A 20th Lancers Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Enamel sweetheart brooch. The brooch features the traditional crossed lances with flying pennons, with Royal crown above, LANCERS scroll below and XX in the centre, denoting the regiment as 20th Lancers.
The brooch is 15 carat gold, the 2 X's are platinum set with 18 diamonds, all are present. The crown has red enamel, the pennons red and white enamel, and LANCERS blue enamel, all enamel is perfect. Platinum use in jewellery became popular in Edwardian times, 15 carat gold was used between andwhen it was replaced by 14 carat gold.
The 20th Lancers was a regiment of the British Indian Army, which saw service between and Today both India and Pakistan have a 20th Lancers regiment. This brooch is accompanied by a valuation certificate from Gemlab confirming authenticity of diamonds and that the brooch Two interesting 19th century Spanish silver tablespoons, both with excellent hallmarks.
Both spoons are grade, so slightly higher grade than sterling Both spoons are the same pattern, similar to Old English, but with a Continental flavour.
The bowls have pronounced tips, no drops are present and the stems are flattened with an elegant oval stem. Both spoons have contemporary engraved initials, JL and I with lots of flourishes. Both spoons have 3 distinct hallmarks, denoting town, maker and assay master. The Barcelona spoon has town mark BAR under Maltese Cross in a domate punch, this mark was used circa courtesy of Spanish silver website www.
The assay masters mark is P. The makers mark is JA CARRERAS for Jacint Carreras. The Palma spoon has town mark M under palm tree in Loboid punch for Palma de Mallorca, this mark was used on large items in the 19th century Tardy pg The second mark is assay master A FORTEZA, the third mark is maker J M An Exeter silver sifter ladle in the Fiddle pattern, with an engraved family crest featuring a dog or wolf. The sifter is the traditional shape, with beautiful scroll and cross-hatch piercing.
The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark JAP, Victoria duty mark, lion passant, castle town mark and date letter gothic C for James Andrew Page worked between and in Plymouth, he died in Two Cape silver tablespoons not a pairbut both in Old English pattern and both by Johannes Combrink. The first has engraved owners initials JM in script, this spoon has excellent hallmarks, makers mark IC and the anchor Welz mark 25and a rounded drop.
It also has the initials AFDT struck on the back of the stem, we assume another owner. The second has a slightly wider handle, no initials, and very clear makers mark IC Welz mark A rare set of Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern also called Military Shell tableforks and dessertspoons 3 of each.
These are good quality, the forks around 90 grammes each and the spoons over All 6 have an engraved family crest, a raised lion facing right between 2 horns. The pattern has the regular Thread and Shell pattern, double struck on both sidesbut with scrolls instead of shoulders, as with all Military variants Pickford, Silver Flatware, page Pickford did not illustrate a photographic example of this patterna further indication of its rarity.
In addition, all pieces carry additional journeyman's marks Y, K, 3 petal flower, Oso the particular silversmit An interesting Cape silver snuff box, an unusual convex shape which gives it a lovely feel in the hand and pocket. The box has a part hinged lid, as is usual with this form, with just a slight overlap creating the thumbpiece. The decoration is typically Cape, a 8 petalled flower with wrigglework border, which is extremely well preserved due to the shape of the lid.
The box also has original owners engraved initials AWJP, also with wrigglework border. The hinge is also decorated with cross hatch engraving. The original gilt interior is a lemon yellow colour, and the IC makers mark struck in the lid is very clear and distinct Welz mark Convex shaped snuff boxes, given the more challenging construction in relation to the rectangular boxes, are rare in the Cape, this demonstrates that Combrink was a master craftsman.
A delightful antique silver Christening present, a child's feeding spoon decorated with a scene from J. Barrie's Peter Pan, depicting Captain Hook, complete with hook and pistol, running away from the crocodile, with the Jolly Roger pirate ship in the background.
The handle, which forms a circle traditional baby feeding spoonis also decorated with Peter Pan playing his flute, and 2 scenes with rabbits. The detail is lovely, as can be seen in the photos. The hallmarks are very clear, and include a registration number "Rd No ", indicating the design was registered to prevent copying by other firms.
They were highly regarded, particularly for good quality souvenir spoons. They made a number of variations of these nursery rhyme spoons, including "this little pig S and "hey diddle diddle S featured on our website.
They also made a "little miss muffet" version. A fabulous Victorian silver prize medallion, one of the finest we have encountered. The medallion is oval, surrounded by a cast rim of flowers. A silver suspension loop is attached to an ornate scroll. This medallion is large and heavy, the quality is exceptional.
Both oval plaques are engraved, the first reads "TAIN ROYAL ACADEMY AWARDED TO G. PROVOST OF TAIN JULY ". The hallmarks are small but clear, very well struck. Donald Fowler was Provost the Scottish equivalent of Mayor of Tain between andhe was a chemist by profession.
A Cape silver konfyt fork in the Fiddle pattern, with 3 tines. The fork has the original owners initials PJS, quite quaintly engraved in Colonial style. The fork has excellent hallmarks, they could not be better. They include makers mark MLS and the leaf device, with the veins clearly visible Welz mark Smith was a Dane who arrived in the Cape as a VOC employee in aged 35, he died in He led an interesting life, he married 4 times, and had 10 children.
A set of 6 Irish silver dessert spoons, in the Fiddle pattern with rat-tails, a feature of Irish flatware of the period. The spoons have original owners engraved initials WMH. The hallmarks on all 6 are excellent, and include makers mark IB for James Brady, who worked between and The spoons also have the retailer's mark, NEILL, which is very clear on all the spoons.
Irish retailers were among the first to mark flatware, early adopters of corporate branding. NEILL was a leading Belfast retailer, first established by Robert Neill inthe firm survived until The ladle is the No 4 pattern, which has organic flowing scrolls in relief, so quite pleasing to hold.
The ladle is hand hammered, with the planish marks visible in the bowl and the stem. The ladle has a flat circular bowl with a narrow lip, about 0. The ladle is grade silver, as is usual for Danish silver. The well struck hallmarks include "Evald Nielsen" in an attractive script, with "No 4" indicating pattern, date letter "ANNO ", the letter "S" surrounded by dots in shaped punch for silver, and "" in oval punch surrounded by dots for grade of silver.
Evald Nielsen worked between and from Copenhagen, he designed all his own designs as opposed to his contemporary Georg Jensen. An interesting German silver coin dish, with a German 3 Mark silver coin set in the centre of the circular dish. The bowl is also engraved "UBERSEE-KAFFEE, Hamburg", Ubersee Kaffee translated Overseas Coffee was a large German coffee business focussed on the export market, we assume this was a corporate gift.
Given the size of their building it must have been a substantial business see photo. The hallmarks are clear, the German silver half moon and crown used afterstandard mark, and a script makers mark W Hafer, which we have not been able to trace assistance welcome. A Gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the Middlesex Regiment Duke of Cambridge's Ownset on a gold safety pin for attachment. The brooch has the regimental badge, complete with battle honours "ALBUHERA" in white enamel, "ICH DIEN" and "MIDDLESEX REGT" in blue enamel, and the Royal coronet of the Duke of Cambridge in red enamel.
The badge also has gold Prince of Wales plumes, and the cypher of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge. The brooch has no hallmarks, but most brooches of this period were 15 Carat gold. The regiment existed between andbut has battle honours from Albuhera Peninsular War, 16 Maytheir nickname was the "Die Hards".
They fought during the Anglo Boer War Relief of LadysmithFirst World War and Second World War, when they were a machine gun regiment. We believe this brooch to be either Boer War or WWI period. A collection of 10 sterling silver Royal souvenir spoons. Six spoons have enamel finials, 1 has enamel bowl as well. Six spoons are English, 3 are Canadian and 1 is Dutch. Royal visit to South Africa, King George VI and Queen Mother, South African coat of arms, Dutch dagger hallmark and makers mark for Van Kempen 7.
An Art Nouveau antique silver mustard pot, complete with original green glass liner. The pot is oval in shape, and has traditional Art Nouveau stylised flowers on the 4 corners, repeated on the lid thumbpiece. The glass pot sits on a circular support, which is also hallmarked as is the main body and lid.
The hallmarks are clear, and include registration mark RDmeaning Walker and Hall registered this design to prevent copying by competitors. A fabulous set of 6 Tiffany Sterling silver Indian Chrysanthemum tablespoons, in immaculate condition, they could not be better.
The pattern is truly beautiful, it extends right down the back of the spoon bowls as well. M, the M indicates these are early pieces the pattern was produced from This must be one of the most beautiful example of hallmarks, with the design wrapping over and through the hallmarks.
Each individual spoon weighs grams, certainly the heaviest tablespoons we have encountered the very best quality English tablespoons can reach grammes. Indian Chrysanthemum has been described as "one of the most magnificent and celebrated sterling silver designs of the 19th century. Chrysanthemum represents one of the last great designs of the Victorian period" - www. Grosjean joined the Tiffany firm as the Superintendent of Silverwa An Edwardian silver and enamel novelty vesta case, of circular form with hinged flip top lid and striker built into the base.
The vesta has an applied enamel in silver rope border, featuring a pack of 8 English foxhounds, very attractively modelled with lovely colours. Vesta cases also called matchsafes were used to store vestas early matches before safety matches were investedthey were very popular between and A set of 6 Old English pattern Cape silver tablespoons, made by Johannes Combrink.
All 6 spoons have engraved owners initials G, we assume the original owner. This set has been made by hand, there are slight differences in length, also differences in the shape of the handle, with some having narrower ends. One spoon also has a noticeably larger bowl than the other 5, so perhaps made at a different time.
The drop on 2 spoons is also slightly longer, overall interesting but subtle differences between the spoons. The hallmarks also exhibit differences, three spoons are struck with makers mark IC three times, the other three are struck with makers mark IC four times similar to the English duty dodgers.
The orientation of the marks also differs, some are struck vertically and some sideways, so it appears the silversmith struck marks quite randomly. This mark is 29 or mark 30 in the book Cape Silver by Welz, the C is quite close the the I, and has short arms, almost looks like a K. The slightly larger spoon, whic An Irish silver wine label engraved CLARET, made by Benjamin Taitt in Dublin circa The label has a curved rectangular shape, with an attractive bright cut and wiggle work border, and original chain.
This particular form of label is uniquely Irish, English examples of this type curved up, only Irish labels curve down. The Claret engraving is quirky, done by hand and rougher than London examples of the time. The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark BT in a serrated oblong, harp crowned in a irregular shaped punch so pre and Hibernia in an oval punch used before A very similar label, also by Taitt, is depicted in the book Wine Labelspgfigurefor W-WINE, described as circa so the dates match.
The same book describes Taitt as "arguably the most innovative of Irish wine label makers, a particularly successful exponent of bright-cut engraving". He made the famous balloon label, only one of which is known, pg 82, and he worked between and An interesting silver gilt Georgian vinaigrette, in the shape of a purse or handbag, the body decorated with chased 3 leaf device, which has been described as a trefoil design in the literature.
The shape is lovely, very pleasing to hold, and with the texture has good grip. The quality is excellent, certainly made by a master craftsman. The base has a leaf design around oval eye. The lid is also beautifully decorated, a central flower on finely engraved cross-hatch surrounded by pattern border, and the side of the lid has a fruiting vine border, very delicately chased.
The vinaigrette has 2 eyelets which holds the original chain, each chain link is also decorated with a bar pattern. The pierced grille has a foliate design, also engraved, both hinges are perfect. The interior gilding is also perfect. The base has anchor town mark, partially worn makers mark and a very A fabulous pair of Cape Silver lemoen lepels, orange spoonsin excellent condition, and with very clear makers mark.
The spoons are typical of the Cape lemoen lepels, with pointed terminal and bowl, the bowl itself eye shaped and quite deep. The spoons have typical Cape engraving, with a 4 petal flower and wrigglework along the edges of the handles.
They also have a distinctive V joint connecting handle to bowl, the 2 v joints are quite different in angle and style, reflecting their hand-made character.
The IC makers mark on both spoons is well struck and clear Welz mark 32 with canted corners. Welz describes orange spoons as"probably the most attractive type of spoon made at the Cape, derived from Dutch spoons", pg He also notes that all known examples are by Cape born silversmiths of the early 19th century so not made by the more prolific English immigrants who arrived after As far as we are aware, only Jan Lotter and Johannes combrink made lemoen lepels, probably between and A collection of ten sterling silver shipping and sporting souvenir spoons, 7 with enamel finials.
Steamships SS Virginian, Tunisian, Mauretania, ChesterAlfred Wigley, gilded bowls 4. SS City of Poona, JRE SS, BirminghamJames Fenton 5. Wembley Bowling Club, BirminghamBirmingham Medallion Co, 3 swords crested medallion, lovely quality 6. Bowling shield trophy spoon, SheffieldGladwin Ltd 8. Pretoria Golf Club, Miss Whitfield, BirminghamJames Fenton, beautiful crest 9. A rare Philadelphia coin silver teaspoon, in the American Fiddle pattern, made by John Townsend.
The spoon has original owners script initials engraved on both sides, ALH on the front and AH on the back. The makers mark J. TOWNSEND in rectangular punch is clearly struck, this is a rare makers mark, not illustrated in the book "Philadelphia Silversmiths and related Artisans to ", by Catherine Hollan, which has over entries.
The punch itself is interesting, the letters are not quite properly aligned, with the E lower than the S, so perhaps the punch itself was home made. John Townsend was born in in Pennsylvania, he was listed as a jeweller, clockmaker and watchmaker, he worked between and His son John K Townsend was born inhe practised as a watchmaker and dentist, first in Philadelphia and later in Washington.
Philadelphia was the largest silver market in the USA between and Our interest in this particular spoon is that Townsend shares a name with Cape Silversmith John A fine and heavy cast silver commemorative caddy spoon made to celebrate the investiture of the Prince of Wales in The caddy spoon bowl is made up of the 3 Prince of Wales feathers, joined to the handle with a Royal crown and the motto "ICH DIEN", translated "I Serve", the handle has a Welsh dragon.
The bowl is quite deep, the feathers have been shaped, the detail of the feathers is also very fine. Another example of this caddy spoon is shown in the book "The Story of the Caddy Spoon " produced by the Society of Caddy Spoon Collectors, page It also was part of the John Norie Collection, Part II, lot A pair of antique sterling silver shoe buckles, made in Birmingham in The buckles are rectangular with canted corners, with a supporting centre strut for attachment to a shoe.
Shoe buckles were fashion accessories for both men and women from the mid 17th century for the next few hundred years. A pair of rare Old English Feather Edge and Cartouche silver tablespoons, made by William Pinder in The spoons are lovely quality and in excellent condition, we really like these spoons. The cartouche has been chased and engraved by hand, you can see small differences between the 2, notably the size and orientation of the scroll underneath.
The cartouches are engraved with a family crest, a Griffin's head erased, this is the family crest of the Nalder Family Fairbairns crests. Whilst Old English Feather Edge is a common pattern, the addition of the Cartouche, first produced around by Thomas Northcote, is rare Silver Flatware, Ian Pickford, page The pattern was revived late 19th century by Carrington, who called it Carrington Shield.
The hallmarks are bottom marked, and include clear makers mark WP, with the W and P co-joined for William Pinder, who worked from Bunhill road between and Grimwade page The crowned leopards head and lion passant are partially worn but still cle An antique Dutch silver gilt vinaigrette zilveren lodereindoosje in the form of an armoire kabinet. These have also been described as pomanders, scent boxes, and also incorrectly described as snuff boxes and peppermint boxes.
The box has a curved shaped front, and the back panel has the impressed words "HE.
DAT IS LIEF", translated He that is love", so probably presented as a love token. The armoire has frontal doors with floral decoration, and 3 drawers below, the back and side panels also have floral decoration. The lid has an oval panel with seated figure of justice holding sword and scales, surrounded by a wreath. The base is engraved with original owners initials T: V, the base also has a clear makers mark of AK under flower Adrianus Kuijlenburg of Schoonhoven,see Nederlands Responsibility Marks since no The lid has a Minerva head office mark duty markand the box interior rim has the Lion Passant 2nd purity for grade silver and date letter G for A rare Victorian silver Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern soup ladle, of exceptional weight and quality.
The ladle has an interesting engraved family crest, a collared lion between 2 horns. Pattern book appendix pg Any services and pieces are rare" - page The fork is an excellent gauge, over 60 grammes, a good quality fork. It is double struck with a variant of Kings pattern, but with an ornate scrolling design below the raised family crest. The crest is a griffin holding a branch with leaves in its beak, described as "Griffin's head erased argent holding in the baek a sprig or rose branch proper", this is the Watson family crest.
This branch of the Watson family came from Silsden, Yorkshire, descendants of Rowland Watson, Silsden Moor late 16th century. Private die flatware was individually commissioned with the family crest die-stamped rather than engraved on a stock pattern Pickford, Silver Flatware, page Pickford describes these as "fascinating, but obviously impossible to build into services".
Note - this fork is acco An interesting antique cast silver wine label, pierced for SHERRY, made by the Barnard family of silversmiths. This design is called the "Five Barred Gate", the 5 bars are surrounded by grapes, vines and tendrils.
This label is of particular interest as it is upside-down, the central vine leaf is usually on top, here it is underneath. The label is quite balanced so it is not easy to see it is upside-down, so an easy mistake for the engraver who did the piercing and applied the chain to make. A number of other examples, all the correct way up, can be seen on the Steppes Hill website www.
Another version of this label is depicted A Regency silver sauce boat, by the highly respected firm of Emes and Barnard. The sauce boat is the traditional shape, with leaf capped flying scroll handle, 3 shell and hoof feet, and heavy cast gadroon border.
The boat is a generous size and weight, over grammes, this is a good quality sauce boat, as you would expect from these makers.
The boat has a lovely engraved family crest, a church with spire, with crosses on the roof and spire. The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark RE over EB and date letter e for Rebecca Emes was married to John Emes, who was in partnership with the Chawners, he died in and Rebecca became a partner. Edward Barnard rose from workshop manager to full partner, also in Emes and Barnard was one of the most successful London silver businesses in its day, they supplied many leading retailers, including Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
An Edwardian silver pocket stamp case, with a spring loaded interior for holding stamps in place. The case is rectangular, with an engine turned design with vacant circular cartouche for initials or family crest, and ring attachment for attachment to an Albert chain.
The interior is gilded, the stamp compartment is also engine turned. The case, lid and stamp compartment are all hallmarked. A pair of Canadian silver tableforks in the Fiddle pattern, with original owners script initials EB engraved on the back of the forks. The hallmarks on both forks are clear, and include pseudo lion passant with a very thin bodypseudo oval Georgian duty mark, and makers mark PB for Peter Bohle.
The lion passant is struck upside down on both forks, indicating the striking of marks was rather haphazard. Peter was apprenticed to leading Canadian silversmith Robert Cruikshank for 7 years between andbut spent his career working in Montreal, Quebec. The family were German immigrants from Hanau known for its silver industry. A pair of Scottish Provincial silver tablespoons, made in Aberdeen by Peter Ross between and The spoons are Fiddle pattern, and have original owners engraved initials AGC.
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The spoons are in lovely condition, well preserved, and the hallmarks are clear. The hallmarks include makers mark PR between two A hallmarks for Aberdeen. Ross was admitted as an Aberdeen hammerman inbut only lived for 3 more years until Aberdeen Silver by Michael Wilson.
His legacy is Fiddle pattern flatware, he is not known to have produced other silver items. Note - We have a matching single tablespoon S The ladle is in the Rococo style, with a fluted bowl and asymmetrical chased floral decoration on the handle and back of bowl, and has a hooked terminal or end, described as a "crooked end" by Bennett - Irish Silver, pg The ladle also has an engraved family crest, an armoured arm embowed holding an arrow.
The bowl, which is fluted on both sides, is huge, over 10 cms in diameter, this is a substantial ladle with a good gauge. The fluted bowl was described by Douglas Bennett as "an alluring feature feature for the collector" Collecting Irish Silver, pg The join of bowl to handle has character, the drop has worn engraving, and also a semi circular strengthening plate, which unfortunately was not strong enough to prevent da A Danish modernist silver strawberry serving spoon, in Georg Jensen style.
The spoon is beautiful, and is a good weight and quality. The spoon has a large circular bowl, with a pierced strawberry leaf design, to allow the juices to be drained before serving. The handle is cast, and has 2 well designed strawberries amongst foliage, these are embossed so provide a nice grip for the handle. This spoon is a useful size, suitable for serving other items besides strawberries. The spoon has 4 hallmarks, all of which are well struck and clear.
The 3rd mark is "Haandarbejde" indicating this item was made by hand, and the 4th mark is the script F surrounded by oval dots, the assay master mark for Frederik Fabritius, who worked between and The presence of this older assay masters mark is a mystery, it has also been observed on other D A collection of 10 sterling silver souvenir spoons, all from a different British town.
The spoons were made in Birmingham, London, Chester and Sheffield, with dates ranging from to All 10 spoons have clear hallmarks. Bideford, ChesterJohn Millward Banks with flower trademark, engraved Bediiforde Sicillun Comvne De 3. Canterbury, BirminghamTurnbull Brothers, Cathedral in bowl 6. Oxford, Birminghamgilded armorial in bowl 7. Oxford University, SheffieldJoseph Rodgers Note- The earlier spoons pre are notic An interesting and rare silver wine label, in Art Nouveau style.
The label is rectangular with canted corners, and has been pierced BRANDY in Art Nouveau style, in a font that closely resembles the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Glasgow school. British Art Nouveau silver wine labels are rare, the book "Wine Labels " by John Salter, states that "perhaps surprisingly, there seems to have been no record of British Art Nouveau labels", further noting the "only Art Nouveau labels known are American and Continental".
A lovely sterling silver medallion, commemorating the year anniversary of Stellenbosch University in This is a high quality medallion, with beautiful stylised engraving. The front depicts the "Ou Hoofgebou" Old Main Buildingthe oldest building on campus, built inin Cape classical style, with collonaded veranda and ornamental balcony.
Or, three towers gules 2 and 1; II: Azure, the head of the Roman goddess Minerva wearing a winged helmet, argent; III: Azure, three oak twigs each with two leaves below and an acorn above, argent, 2 and 1; Upon an inescutcheon sable, an open book proper, with a red initial letter S in upper dexter, and with two seals, one red and one blue, pendant from the book source www.
A set of 6 Georg Jensen sterling silver Cypress pattern fruit spoons with triangular bowls, these would be called grapefruit spoons by the English. This is a fabulous set of grapefruit spoons, stunning design and very practical for use, strong bowl tips. This is a vintage set dating fromall 6 pieces are fully hallmarked.
The hallmarks include "GEORG JENSEN" in oval dots, above "STERLING DENMARK". All 6 pieces also carry London import marks, sponsors mark G. JLd for Georg Jensen their London branchoval U import mark. The Cypress or Cypres pattern is 99 in the Jensen catalog, it was designed by Tias Eckhoff in Tias Eckhoff, a Norwegian, has been described as one of Norway's most versatile designers. A set of 6 sterling silver grapefruit spoons, with pointed bowls for easy access to the fruit.
The spoons have a threaded border pattern with pointed terminals, sometimes referred to as French pattern. The spoons are very pleasing quality and weight, they have a solid feel in the hand, as is often the case with pre-war silver. All 6 spoons are clearly hallmarked with Sheffield hallmarks for and makers mark EV for Viners Limited, started by Adolphe Viner inthe E refers to his son Emile. Viners was a leading 20th century British cutlery brand, known for good quality, they were acquired by Oneida in These spoons also have an additional set of 3 hallmarks, smaller but clearly struck, these are Irish import marks that were struck on foreign silver.
These marks include the Dublin assay office Boujet mark. The Boujet mark is a stylized representation of a medieval A lovely set of 5 18th century Dutch silver Hanoverian pattern 3 pronged forks, with a matching 6th fork made slightly later by another maker, we assume to replace a loss shortly after they were made.
The forks are quite plain and elegant, with turn down ends, and a prominent drop and pip, the "Amsterdam Lofje", characteristic of spoons and forks from Amsterdam. The forks have no engraving or monograms. All the forks have makers mark HK in script for Hendrik Kamerlingh II, who worked between andand Amsterdam town mark crown above 3 crosses.
The 6th fork has makers mark HO for Hendrik Overhulsman, who worked between andalso with Amsterdam town mark. All 6 makers and town marks are slightly squashed, this is usual on 18th century bottom marked flatware as the spoon maker would have re-hammered the stems after return from the assay office, as the stem would bulge when the marks were struck.
All 6 forks have an additional hallmark, V in shield under a crown, this is a Dutch tax mark used A set of 4 Irish Georgian silver tablespoons in the Fiddle pattern, made by Samuel Neville of Dublin. The spoons have no initials or engraving, and no signs of removal.
The hallmarks on all 4 spoons are excellent, all individually struck. They include makers mark SN, Hibernia, Crowned Harp and date letter I for Samuel Neville worked between andhe was a respected member of the community, he was Warden between and and was also elected to the Dublin City Council in He was Master in and An interesting 17th century style silver notched 2 pronged fork, a replica of the earliest known English table fork.
The fork has 3 notches at the top of the stem, a rare feature seen occasionally on puritan spoons.
The original belonged to the Rutland family of Haddon Hall, and has the crest of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland. This fork is a good gauge, very pleasing to use, we tested it on cold meats and olives!
The hallmarks are excellent, and include makers mark FH for Francis Howard, the firm worked between and The fork comes in it's original box, with label "V.
Andrews", A real talking point for your dinner table. This fork is identical to S which we have already sold, made 2 years later. A set of 8 Cape Silver tablespoons and table forks 4 of each in the Old English pattern, all with original owners engraved initials JM in script.
The forks are lovely, long and elegant, and in great condition, the spoons have seen more use, with wear to the bowls. The spoons have wide circular drops, more continental in style. Six pieces 4 spoons and 2 forks have additional initials AFDT engraved on the back of the stems, we assume an earlier owner, the AFDT showing signs of wear.
Seven items have excellent hallmarks makers mark IC and crude anchor, Welz mark 25one fork has different marks, makers mark IC struck with a worn punch Welz mark 29 and what appears to be crowned leopards head clearly struck but worn punch, outline clear but no detail. Combrink had a long career, and this IC mark with worn punch is well known, it is assumed the punch became worn over time. The crowned leopard town mark is more of a mystery, this punch was used by Twentyman and Waldek Welz andand is unknown by The tines are different from most konfyt forks, these are quite fat, widely binary options traderxp and short 3.
The fork has original owners initials TFM, the engraving in an unusual script, quite pleasing overall. The fork has makers mark I. B in oval punch, with the I and B co-joined.
This is depicted in the book "Cape Silver and Silversmiths" by Stephan Welz as mark 20, pagefor Johan Anton Bunning, a German soldier who arrived in the Cape in and died in He mark is confirmed as he made silver for the Dutch Reformed Church, whose records confirm him as maker, but the Fiddle pattern style of the fork is problematic, as it was only introduced circaso it is unlikely he made this fork.
A number of alternatives exist, it could have been made by a son Cape silversmiths regularly carried on using punches created by fathers. More likely is that this is the mark of binary option system of equations scalper Cape silversmith, whose mark has not yet been attributed. A matching pair of nursery rhyme silver baby implements, a spoon and baby pusher, intended as Christening gifts.
Both have short handles, the spoon with Jack and Jill picture, the pusher with Little Boy Blue.
The detail on both is lovely, as can be seen from the photographs. Both are clearly hallmarked, the spoon was made inthe pusher inbut both by the same maker WH Double bollinger bands mt4 indicator, and both part of their nursery rhyme collection.
The pusher has original owners initials MJ, lightly engraved so this could be removed. The pusher also has a registration number, indicating the design was protected. A fabulous pair of Baltimore forex pivot point software tablespoons, in the Kings pattern, by Samuel Kirk of Baltimore, and bearing Baltimore assay marks for The spoons are very good quality and gauge, unlike many American spoons of the period, which were often thinner forex rates in kampala uganda lighter than their English counterparts.
They are single struck in Scottish fashionthe back of both spoons is engraved Lyon, we assume the original owner. In addition to makers mark S. Kirk in script in rectangular punch, the spoons have the oval Baltimore Coat of Arms quality mark, in rectangular punch with cut corners, and date letter C, used by Assay Master LeRoy Atkinson between and see www. These date to an interesting period in American silver history, Baltimore between and was the only place and date where hallmarks were required on silver in the USA, following the passing of the Assay Act by the State Legislature of Maryland in it was unpopular so repealed i A magnificent set of 4 Victorian cast silver Cherub salts, replicas of a style introduced by Paul de Lamerie.
The salts have a cast vine leaf bowl, supported by a cherub with arm outstretched, and two dolphin feet supporting the bowl. These are fabulous quality, they weigh between and grammes each, averaging at grammes each, and the condition is excellent. The cherub also called amorini and putti, but not cupid as no wings present is naked except for a small loincloth, he is well modelled, note the detail of his hair.
The bowl is a cast vine leaf, also well modelled, and the 2 stylised dolphin feet are copies of those used by Lamerie. The salts are all solid, and stand well on the table, no wobble at all. Traces of original gilding are still visible, especially on the harder to reach areas on the body of the cherub we imagine much of the gilding has been polished off over the years.
The cherub is hollow, the casting hole visible under his bottom. One salt is clearly hallmarked on the vine leaf, A Swiss silver scalloped silver bowl, with an inserted Canton Bern 5 Batzen coin dated The bowl is planished hand hammered in Arts and Crafts styleand has 6 segments. The bowl has a pleasing weight and is good quality, we believe hand-made.
The bowl is hallmarked grade silverand a shaped shield with V and 3 circles for the prestigious Jezler of Schaffhausen, established in and a leading Swiss silver and jewellery brand today. A Cape Colony National Rifle Association silver shooting trophy, the Inter Colonial Grand Challenge Shield.
The shield is mounted on its original wooden stand, with brass hinge, it also has an additional silver plaque on the back that is engraved "The Grand Challenge Shield ". Below that, the Cape Colony coat of arms with female herald supporters, blowing trumpets. To the right hdfc bank forex form left Zulu shields and spears above crossed rifles, all above a shooting range scene, with seated adjudicator and spectator with binoculars, surrounded by laurel wreath.
The base has a cartouche which reads "INTER COLONIAL GRAND CHALLENGE SHIELD". This shield is also found in white metal and copper, this is a sterling silver version, with a full set of clear hallmarks.
A set of 6 silver and enamel teaspoons, with 6 different coloured enamel roses, made in to commemorate the "Year of the Rose", and the year anniversary of the RNRS Royal National Rose Society. The back of each spoon reads "Year of the Rose RNRS " on a stippled background. The hallmarks are clear on all 6 spoons.
Each individual spoon weighs over 20 grammes, these are good quality spoons, very suitable for use. The Royal National Rose Society is not only the world's oldest specialist plant society but the foremost global authority on the cultivation and care of the rose. A rare pair of Cape silver tablespoons in the Old English pattern, engraved with the crest of the Cape Regiment.
The spoons are engraved "CAPE. REG" above a bugle, suspended from a shamrock shape rope knot. This bugle was used as a crest for English Light regiments, currently still used by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry lightbobs. As is often the case with regimental silver, these spoons have been well used and well polishedso the crest is worn, one is better than the other. Both spoons have clear Cape silver hallmarks, anchor, IC, anchor, mark 22 in Cape Silver by Welz, used by Johannes Combrink.
The Cape Regiment was formed inand consisted of Khoisan and Coloured men under white officers, headquartered in Simonstown. In it was renamed the Cape Corps, it remained in existence until Major Matthew Richmond, a New Zealand Colonial administrator and politician, served with the Cape Regiment inso may have used these spoons.
A lovely Georgian silver chamberstick, of good quality and gauge, that is still in excellent condition. The pan is circular but with an octagonal design, the border has alternating devices one floral, one more rectangular. The candle nozzle is also octagonal, with a column design. The flying scroll handle has a cast thumb-piece with engraved family crest, and slot for holding the companion extinguisher. The chamberstick also has its original detachable conical extinguisher sometimes called dunce cap extinguisher with acorn finial, this is also engraved with the same family crest, its attachment has the same floral motif as on the pan.
A number of impressive pieces by these makers have survived, including a pair of impressive wine coolers that can be seen on the Rau website www. The cresta "demi-lion ram A fabulous pair of cast silver mustard pots, realistically modelled as dragons, with the head resting on the lid, and coiled body forming the pot, with barbed tail forming the handle. The back of the dragon's head acts as a thumb piece, the hinged lids open to reveal clear glass liners for holding the mustard or other condiments.
These are substantial items, they weigh over grammes each without the liners, the quality is superb. The bodies were cast in 2 separate sections, the solder join is visible on the interior.
The hallmarks are excellent on both pieces, the lids are hallmarked as well. We have not encountered this model before, it is possible they were specially commissioned and as such are unique.
Vander was established in by Cornelius Joshua VanderPump, the firm became "the last of England's preeminent silver firms, creating exceptional silver masterpieces using the time-honored traditions of the silversmith's art. It was this firm's steadfast commitment to quality that made them the A collection of ten American sterling silver souvenir spoons, 5 of which have decorated bowls and 6 of which have decorated stems, 2 decorated front and back, and 2 are gilded.
As is usual for these American souvenir spoons, the details are lovely. California, by Gorham, Golden Gate bowl, Eureka, Sutters Fort and California on front, State Capitol, Mission Dolores and Golden gate on back - a lovely spoon 2.
Honolulu, maker R in wing, Surf Rider 3. Hawaii,maker EJTC, 50TH State, Aloha Tower, Hawaii front, Admitted to the Union Aug 21The Aloha State rear 6. Washington, Abram French Co, Tip Top HouseWashington 7.
Detroit, Mechanics Sterling, Detroit Harbour bowl 8. Detroit, Mechanics Sterling, Belle Isle Bridge bowl 9. Detroit, Mechanics Sterling, Water Works Park bowl Chicago, Whiting, Ft Dearborn bowl. A fabulous early Georgian George II silver sauce boat, one of the best we have seen. The sauce boat is an exceptional size and quality, tipping the scales at grammes Stock market ticker symbol company sauce boat has Rococo decoration, with engraved swirling shells, flowers and scrolls, it also has an intricate diamond pattern which is also hand engraved.
The 3 cast shell feet are also fabulous, with a scroll between shell foot and shell attachment. The leaf capped double fedex stock market handle has also been cast and applied.
The sauce boat has a Rococo family armorial 3 wheat sheaves and a cross on one side and best charts futures trading platform reviews family crest on the other, consisting of a lion rampant holding 2 wheat stalks. The Sable a cross potent is the Alleyn family, in this case the arms of the wife, we have not yet identified the arms of the husband.
It may possibly be the Lidsel family from Essex, Gules three garbs argent. This sauce boat is accompanied with the Heraldic report identifying the Alleyn fami An octagonal sterling silver tray, with an applied celtic zoomorphic border, and 4 celtic feet. This tray is extremely good quality and gauge, it weighs just over 1 kilogramme, and is nicely proportioned. The celtic design is very intricate, the mythical beasts clearly visible, with 3 celtic knots on each of the 8 borders.
The hallmarks are clear for Birminghamthe makers mark is lightly struck but still discernable. They have a reputation for very fine quality silver, this tray is no exception. They have produced silver for the British Government, The Royal Guard of Oman and the Kennedy family.
A set of stock market inflation adjusted chart Wallace Georgian Colonial pattern sterling silver forks, 12 are table forks and 6 are salad forks, which are very suitable for use as cake forks. The forks have 4 prongs, and the pattern is quite elegant but restrained. The design of the forks is different front and back, the front a shaped pedestal, the back a lovely foliage design.
All 18 forks are hallmarked "WALLACE STERLING with stags head, and PAT. AP'LD FOR", standing betfair trading system pdf patent applied for. Wallace Silversmiths dates back toand is still in existence today, this pattern was david jones canberra opening hours anzac day from to The forks have no monogrammes.
A 24 piece set of Georg Earn extra cash northern ireland sterling silver Cypress pattern flatware, consisting of 6 dinner knives, 6 dinner forks, 6 dinner spoons and 6 soup spoons.
This set has a lovely elegant design, we particularly love the soup spoons. The spoons and forks are all sterling silver, the knives have stainless steel blades, also engraved "GEORG JENSEN DENMARK", and the usual hollow silver handles, the knives are serrated on one side and have an indent at the top of the blade. This is a vintage set dating fromall 24 pieces are fully hallmarked.
All 24 pieces also carry London import marks, sponsors mark G. An antique Dutch silver vinaigrette zilveren lodereindoosje in the form of an armoire kabinet. The box is rectangular in shape, with an engraved armoire, complete with drawers, it also has a pierced rim on the lid. The back is decorated with an engraved flower, while the base, sides and lid have engraved wrigglework decoration. The lid is clearly hallmarked with maker mark IS under star makers mark in the book "Netherlands Responsibility Marks since " for Johannes Jacobus Smits, who worked in Schoonhoven between and The lid also has a very clear date letter O for The rim of the box also has makers mark and Minerva head office mark duty mark.
Loderein comes from the French "l'eau de reine" translated "water of the king", as only the wealthy could afford the perfumed cologne. A set of 12 Dutch silver cake forks, with a threaded border pattern, with the traditional thicker cake cutting tine. The forks are quite dainty, but still good quality, around 18 grammes each. All 12 forks are hallmarked with makers mark V.
A set of 6 Irish Georgian silver dessert spoons in the Fiddle pattern, made by Samuel Neville of Dublin in All 6 spoons have good hallmarks, makers mark SN for Samuel Neville struck both ways.
They also have Hibernia and Harp Crowned, and date letter H for note absence of duty mark, only introduced in Ireland in A pair of Victorian silver grape scissors, once an essential implement in an upmarket Victorian drawing room, used to cut the stems of a bunch of grapes. This is the rarer type, with traditional scissor blades, as opposed to the more usual 2 wide flat faced blades with a 90 degree angle on one blade, sometimes called grape shears.
This set is long and elegant, with a beaded border, and engraved leaf decoration on the back and front, and 2 vacant cartouche's for family crest or initials.
The handles are oval rings, and the original steel hinge pin has an attractive circular silver cap with a floral design. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark CB on both arms, with date letter C forLondon town mark, sterling lion and Victoria duty mark. They were manufacturing silversmiths, they supplied many prestigious retailers locally and internationally.
A very similar example is depicted in the book "Millers Silver Buying Guide by Danie A lovely Art Deco Norwegian silver spoon, made to commemorate the no risk no gain in forex of the Mor Og Barn Mother and Child statue in Forex manipulation class action. The spoon has an embossed copy of the statue, a naked mother holding her baby in front of her, standing on a plinth.
The Art Deco look and feel of the spoon is completed with the 8 pillars at the top of the handle. The hallmarks include silver mark S grade silver and makers mark of a goblet in an oval punch for Thorvald Marthinsen of Tonsberg. The original bronze statue is by Norwegian sculptor Arne Durbanwho was known for his naturalistic work, his work is featured in over 30 Norwegian towns. It was fedex stock market on 17 May Norwegian Constitution Daywhich celebrates Norway becoming an independent kingdom in This spoon has been described by the website www.
A Swiss silver scalloped silver bowl, with an inserted Canton Zurich 20 Batzen coin dated The bowl is planished hand hammered in Arts and Crafts stylehas 7 segments, and has an applied coiled rope rim. The bowl has a good weight and is very good quality, we believe hand-made. The coin reads "DOMINE CONSERVA NOS IN PACE", translated "Lord save us in peace". The bowl is hallmarked grade silverEM, MEISTER for the prestigious Meister of Zurich, established in and a leading Swiss silver and jewellery brand today.
An interesting and practical silver double stamp case, with a twin stamp compartment that swivels into a rectangular case, for easy access and carrying. The case has an engraved linear design, and ring attachment for attachment to a Albert chain. The interior compartment swivels on a pin, has a pin and hole clasp to hold it shut, and a thumbpiece for easy opening, an ingenious design.
The box is also stamped "PAT APPd FOR ", which indicates the makers had applied for a patent to protect their design. One of the most practical stamp cases we have seen, we really like this box. A rare set of 8 Scottish provincial silver teaspoons from Perth in the Fiddle and Shell pattern, circa Five spoons are by James Stobie, the remaining 3 by John Pringle, both worked in Perth at the same time.
All are single struck, as is usual for Scottish flatware, and all are engraved with original owners initials JIJ. The shell pattern struck by the 2 different makers is slightly different, so these were struck in different workshops using different moulds the Stobie shell is flatter and convex, the Pringle shell is more raised and concave. The differences are quite small, not really visible unless closely scrutinised. The Pringle bowls also investment options in kolkata slightly narrower bowls and the engraving is not quite as crisp.
They also seem to have aged slightly better than the Stobie spoons, so perhaps fractionally better quality? All 8 spoons have clear hallmarks, S, JS, double headed eagle Perth town markJS for the Stobie spoons, and I. P, double headed eagle, I. P for the Pringle spoons. Both of these ar A Cape silver konfyt fork, in the Old English pattern with feather edge decoration and 3 tines, dating it around to The fork is struck with a makers mark only, i: G in an unusual shaped punch, which moulds around the dotted i.
This fork matches Sthe main difference being longer tines we believe original, these have not been shortened and a makers mark that is good but not as clearly struck as the other. Welz describes this maker as unknown, but Heller History of Cape Silver Vol I, pg lists this maker as Johann Voigt?
Both authors depict a different IVG punch from this one, with an additional fish hallmark see our tablespoon S by the same maker to see the different punch and fish hallmark. Overall we agree with Welz and are not convinced by the attribution to Voigt, it seems far more likely to belong to a "van G" maker for example van Graan, a known Cape name. Overall an interesting hallmark that requires further research. Note - a matching konfyt fork by the same maker is a Colonial silver child's fork and spoon, probably a Christening gift.
It is very crudely made, and the pattern is a mix between Old English and Fiddle, more Continental than English, particularly the rounded shape of the drop. The set is finely engraved with the initials GPJ in elaborate script, and Madagascar. One mystery is the combination of very crudely made flatware, made by an amateur in possibly difficult conditions, with the fine engraving - so possibly added later.
The spoons have the classic Art Deco pyramid pattern design, repeated on both sides, and an unusual but very practical 4 sided bowl, with rounded edges and a pointed front.
The hallmarks include S indicating silver of purity, makers mark of intertwined LW in a shield, and a Dutch import mark used since V in shaped shield with shaded backgroundindicating the spoons must have been imported into the Netherlands at some stage. Both sets of hallmarks are clear. A private die silver spoon featuring a King Protea, South Africa's national flower. The pattern is single struck, and contains a well modelled King Protea on the end of the spoon, the stem is decorated with a triple trading day by day by f.h.
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The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark R. The spoon also has an additional hallmark in a very strange place, at the back of the spoon where the stem joins the bowl, this mark is circular and contains 3 C's in a pattern once again assistance most welcome. This spoon requires further research. A rare early Victorian coffee percolator, we have been unable to trace a similar example in the literature or internet.
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The top portion is finely engraved with shells and c scrolls, which matches the lid. The second is the lid, which has a beautifully cast rose finial, which acts as complete surveys and make money handle, held in place with a hand made silver wing-nut, the lid is also finely engraved. The third is a cylindrical coffee container, also perforated but with larger holes, and central cylinder to hold plunger, this sits inside the main cylinder snugly.
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The spoon is substantial, a pleasing weight and good quality. The armorial has the coat of arms of the Union of South Africawith the symbols of the 4 provinces Hope with Anchor for the Cape, 2 wildebeests for Natal, orange tree for Orange Free State, and wagon for Transvaalwith motto "Ex Unitate Vires", translated Union is Strength. This is surrounded by 2 wreaths with South African Mint in both English and Afrikaans the 2 official languages at the timea building which we think could be the SA Mint building, and strangely a small armorial which appears to be the old Transvaal Republic coat of arms.
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The label has a double reeded edge, and 2 eyelets for connection to original chain. The label is quite small and dainty, and an elegant shape. The hallmarks are clear duty mark, sterling lion and date letter t for but the makers mark is only partially struck on the edge of the label very clear PB, nationality/moneymakers only tip of AB underneath visible.
The Bateman family of silversmiths were the leading exponents of the crescent shaped wine label Wine Labelspg A Canadian Coin silver tablespoon pair in the Fiddle pattern, with engraved initial H. The spoons have excellent hallmarks, comprising of makers mark IM, NB for New Brunswick, and pseudo hallmarks lion passant, anchor and Georgian duty mark bust this last one sideways. James Melick was a working silversmith and clockmaker, gps forex robot 2 myfxbook worked from premises in Prince William Analisi tecnica forex gratis, Dock Street and Market Square over his career Canadian Silversmiths, John Langdon, pg Canadian Maritime silversmiths of the early 19th century favoured imitation hallmarks, dictated by competition from imported English silver.
St John silversmiths adopted the NB hallmark for New Brunswick, following their colleagues in Halifax Langdon, pg The fork has 2 flat tines, with shaped ends replicating 777 trade binary options forum review earlier style, the handle has trading futures optionsxpress bumps, similar to Scottish Fiddle pattern of the 18th century.
The fork is hand hammered, as you would expect from this studio, with individual hammer marks visible, and is engraved with initial T also done by hand. The fork has a pleasant feel, and would be very suitable for serving cold meats. Harry Warmington was "an integral member of the Guild of Handicraft workshop for some 50 years, he was one of the best silversmiths to have worked in Campden, he was also a fine engraver.
Despite his abilities, he never applied to become a Freeman of the Goldsmith's Company",quote from the book "The Harts of Chipping Campden, pg Harry was recruited by George Hart in from the local grammar school, he joined the infantry in on the outbreak of World War I, then the Roy How to earn extra income from home in the philippines set of four Early Georgian Dutch silver Hanoverian pattern tablespoons, made in Amsterdam in by Andries Vis.
The four tablespoons also called porridge spoons by the Dutch have a central rib, and a very strong upturn, enough so it can hang from a finger.
The spoons also have a double drop, with a prominent pip at the end of the second drop. The hallmarks are good on all 4 spoons, and include makers mark of a fish for Andries Vis, rampant lion with crown indicating first standard silver sterling qualitytown mark for Amsterdam three crosses under crown and date letter U for Andries Vis worked between and his death inhe is known for his cast figural spoons.
He was a very competent silversmith, in addition to spoons he produced teapots and other hollow-ware. His silver is well represented in museum collections, a very similar spoon to these is in the Boijmans museum. A rare Dutch silver Hanoverian tablespoon porridge spoon made by Hendricus Johannes Wolterbeek in Nijmegen in The spoon has the usual central Hanoverian rib with strong turn-up, and a very wide circular drop, and a larger bowl than is usually seen.
The spoon has an original engraved family crest of a well engraved crown above a stylised X, with flowing scrolls, this is on the back of the spoon, when spoons were displayed bowl down. The spoon's main delight are it's well struck and very clear hallmarks, including makers mark of crowned tree in irregular shaped punch for Hendricus Wolterbeekhe worked between and The second mark is a crowned double headed eagle city mark for Nijmegen, the third is a intricately crowned N 1st Standard Grote keur, sterling standard mark for Nijmegen, the last mark is a crowned O date letter for A fabulous pair of Art Nouveau Dutch serving spoons, made in Utrecht in by C.
Begeer, possibly based on a design by Jan Eisenloeffel. The spoons are a lovely shape, with a fan shaped design repeated on both back and front of the terminal, long elegant handles and a tear shaped bowl, which is quite deep and suitable for use. This spoon is described as a Brijlepel in Dutch. This pattern is now called the 1 minute binary options deposit method trading Model" translation Fan pattern or "Palmet Model" Palm pattern.
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The hallmarks on both spoons are clear, makers mark B under 2 stars in shield for Stichtsche Zilverfabriek, purity mark lion passant, Minerva head with letter B for Utrecht, and date letter E for Begeer studied in Hanau, and worked in the fast way to make money on runescape f2p firm before founding Stichtsche Zilverfabriek in He focused on modern A Scottish Provincial silver Fiddle pattern dessert spoon, by a very rare maker, with excellent hallmarks.
The spoon is engraved with initial F in contemporary style, a single initial as is often the case in Scotland. The hallmarks are excellent, well struck and very clear, and include makers mark CT, Gothic A, incuse Fleur De Lys, Gothic A, makers mark CT, for Charles Torchetti, who worked in Aberdeen from until his death in In the book "Aberdeen Silver" by Michael Wilson, he is described as a "rare maker, with occasional Fiddle pattern spoons and forks".
He was described as a picture framer, optician and looking glass maker in the Aberdeen Trade Directory Wilson pg 34 forecasting 60 second binary option trading strategy, he worked from Queens Street. Wilson also notes that Alexander Grant used the same Gothic A and incuse Flear De Lys, and that they came from the same punch, so surmises that Torchetti bought spoons from Grant and applied his own makers mark.
The provenance of this spoon is also interesting, it has spent the last 40 years as part A mixed set of 6 Cape silver dessert spoons, all in the Fiddle pattern. All 6 spoons have very clear Cape silver hallmarks, with no wear, showing quite a lot of different pseudo hallmarks used by Cape silversmiths, so an interesting collection.
The first spoon is by Peter Clarke Daniel PD, pseudo duty, pseudo date letter B, mark 42 in WelzDaniel was born in Dublin but arrived in South Africa with the settlers as a child.
The second is by John Townsend JT, pseudo duty mark, date letter a, lion passant and duty mark, mark in Welz. The next 2 are by William Moore WM, Cape stub mark, Welz markone spoon also has an incuse D mark, either a journeyman or owners mark. The last 2 are by Lawrence Twentyman but with different hallmarks and made at different times the Fiddle pattern noticeably different on these 2 spoons.
A fabulous pair of scarce Kings Fiddle Husk tablespoons, of exceptional quality and weight, made by Elizabeth Eaton. These spoons both weigh over grammes each, amongst the heaviest we have encountered. The spoons have the Husk heel, and have no initials or engraving. Kings Husk pattern is a scarce variant of the Kings pattern, the most obvious difference being the omission of the central honeysuckle and a husk shell rather than a concave shell Pickford, Silver Flatware, pg In addition there is no shell on the back.
It was first produced during the Regency, Paul Storr also produced this pattern. The hallmarks are clear on both spoons, including makers mark EE in a bifoil punch, for Elizabeth Eaton. Eaton inherited the firm in on the death of her husband William, her son John joined the business inthey sold the business to Henry Holland in Culme, Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, pg The firm had a good reputation, Elizabeth Eaton exhibited silver spoons and forks at the Gr A pair of Cape silver Fiddle pattern table forks, with traditional pseudo English hallmarks, which are clear on both forks.
Lodewyk Beck worked between and from Shortmarket Street and Greenmarket Square still a vibrant market todayhe was one of 6 Cape silversmiths who used pseudo English hallmark punches. A fine set of 12 Victorian Scottish silver table forks, in the plain Old English pattern, these forks have a very good weight and feel in the hand.
The forks are engraved with the original owners initial A with a typical Victorian flourish. The forks are in excellent condition, with long tines, these forks have not seen much use.
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The caster is the traditional lighthouse shape, a design that originated in the late 17th century. This is a replica of an earlier style, but extremely good quality and weight. It has attractive stylised cross and flower piercing, and scrolling cut card decoration on both the base and top cut card decoration is an extra silver soldered plate, which adds weight and a pleasing decoration, a technique pioneered by the Huguenots circa The caster has the traditional bayonet locking mechanism, which securely holds the 2 pieces together.
Both base and top have a gadrooned rim, which aids grip and also adds a nice decorative touch. The base is circular and spreading, which has preserved the hallmarks underneath.
The caster also has a baluster finial, and a rib on the main body which also aids grip. In addition to the London hallmarks forthe caster is stamped "James Robinson INC New York, Made in England". A sterling silver quaich, in the tradional form employees who work at home are more productive than office-dwellers engraved lug handles, sitting on a raised ring foot.
The engraving on the handles is quite attractive, a repeated geometric pattern. This is a really solid and good quality quaich, most we see are much lighter this is over grammesand in excellent condition. Quaich's have Scottish origins, dating back to the 17th century when they were used as marriage cups Price Guide to Antique Silver, Waldron, pgthey are also used for tradional whisky tasting and are also used as Christening presents.
Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, is regarded as the spiritual home of the quaich, about half of known antique Scottish quaich's originated there Fothringham, Small Inverness Quaichs, Antique Collector Aprilpg A Coin silver American tablespoon in the Fiddle pattern, made by A F Burbank in Boston, Massachusetts, made around The spoon is the usual American Fiddle pattern, quite different to English Fiddle pattern, with flat broad handle and pointed bowl.
The spoon has very clear hallmarks, A. This is the earlier Burbank mark, the later one is incuse, hence we free forex signals twitter this spoon was made early in his career.
The spoon has a 3rd hallmark, a very small swan in oval punch tiny but very clearthis is a French import mark used between andindicating legal fineness, so this spoon spent some time in France Tardy, international Hallmarks, pg This mark is well struck, and is clearly different from the I: VG mark depicted in Cape Silver by Welz markpgthe key differences being the shaped punch above forex pivot point software and the second: Note - a matching konfyt fork An interesting set of 12 silver ice cream spoons, complete with matching larger ice cream serving spoon, of identical shape.
The spoons have a circular flat bowl, with a raised lip on the right hand side to prevent ice cream sliding off. The back of each spoon is engraved with attractive interlocking initials BS or SB? It is unusual to see initials on the back of spoons from this period, also the initials are degrees from what is usually encountered these face towards youso designed to be read when laid on the table face down.
The 12 smaller spoons each have 2 marks, the small sword used for small items between and and makers mark V. K followed by a device. K under crescent moon, lion passant over 2 for grade silver, Minerva head duty mark with town letter on helmet C for T A fabulous pair of Garrard silver napkin rings, of exceptional quality and weight, amongst the heaviest we have encountered, at 85 grammes each 3 ounces each.
They are plain, and are engraved with a family armorial and motto "FUGIT", which translates as "It passes". The armorial has 2 parts, the first 3 nags or horses heads, employees who work at home are more productive than office-dwellers 3 stars and crescent moon, the second a sunflower on barred background indicating a marriage between 2 families.
The hallmarks are very clear on both rings. The arms are those of the family of Borwick impaling Sola, described as "Argent three escarbuncles fesswise sable between three bears' heads erased of the last muzzled or a crescent for difference Borwickand Azure a sunflower proper de Sola ".
The armorial commemorates the marriage of The Honourable George Borwick to Ester Ellerman nee An interesting Georgian silver snuffbox, with Finlayson family interest. The snuff box has an engraved cross hatch design, with 2 intersecting straps, copying an early suitcase or trunk. The snuff box is curved, so would fit snugly in a pocket.
The interior is gilded. The straps are very suitable for engraving, and the names of 4 different generations of Finlaysons have been engraved on this one.
The 4 names include "John Finlayson Merchant, CanongateJohn Finlayson S. EdinburghThomas B. FinlaysonMary H. The base is also engraved with owners initials AFwe assume another Finlayson. The script engraving of all 4 names is different, so was engraved at different times as ownership of the box transferred. The first date precedes the age of the box, so we assume the 2nd Finlayson started the tradition. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark ID without pellet Grimwadethis could be John Douglas or John Death, we assume Douglas as he was a known snuf A set of 24 gilded sterling silver medallions, produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa.
The medallions are all in perfect condition, and are beautifully engraved, these are extremely high quality. The complete set comes in original wooden box with red leather top and velvet and silk lined interior. The medallions depict 24 different South African wild animals including: A set of six Cape silver teaspoons in the Fiddle pattern, by Daniel Beets. All 6 spoons have original owners engraved initials JMB.
All 6 teaspoons are clearly hallmarked in the same way, with makers mark DB struck twice, alternating with a pseudo Lion passant standard mark, also struck twice. This is a rare combination of marks, not recorded in Cape Silver by Welz, where he shows Beets with star and circular devices, but not with the lion passant punch. Heller shows a Beets mark interspersed with pseudo kings head duty marks, also not shown in Welz, which shows Beets dis also occasionally use pseudo punches.
Daniel Beets worked between andhe was the illegitimate son of German Balthus Beets and Cape slave Angana. His son, also Daniel Beets, also practised as a silversmith, but as he probaly used his fathers punches, no marks are recorded for him. We postulate these could possibly be Daniel Beets Junior, sharing pseudo punches with fellow silversmiths, a practice that is known to have happened.
A lovely set of 12 Art Deco Dutch silver knife rests, in excellent condition and a very pleasing weight. They are classic angular Art Deco design, quite pleasing on the eye. All 12 are hallmarked with makers mark V over half moon, and the Dutch silver single sword markused on small work. These knife rests would also be suitable for sushi chopsticks. The server is the No 4 pattern, which has organic flowing scrolls in relief, so quite pleasing to hold.
The server is hand hammered, with the planish marks visible on the blade and the stem. The blade is nicely shaped, and has a raised lip which increases away from the pointed tip, so very practical to use. The server is grade silver, as is usual for Danish silver.
He won numerous awards internationally, and his silver can be seen in numerous museums, including the Metropolitan in New York An interesting antique silver Past Primo badge, from the Rhodesia now Zimbabwe branch of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Buffs. The badge is very ornate, with central Buffalo head, complete with horns and red cabochon eyes not sure if these are rubies? The head is surrounded by blue enamel belt buckle, Past - Primo, set on a very ornate and finely engraved background of scrolls and flowers.
The badge is suspended from a scroll with Buffalo horn, engraved Rhodesia, with bar at the back for attachment to a ribbon. The badge is quite large and heavy, quite good quality.
The back is engraved "Presented to Primo T. Longmore for Valuable Services Rendered ". The hallmarks are very clear, including makers mark for Arthur Fenwick, who specialized in medallions, the suspension bar is also hallmarked. The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes RAOB was founded inand still exists today. It is similar to the Freemasons but is open in its practices, which are mostly charitable today. An interesting early Georgian Irish Hanoverian tablespoon, made by Alexander Richards in Dublin The spoon has a frontal rib, strong turn-up and a very narrow oval bowl.
It is engraved with a Griffin crest on the back of the spoon, showing this spoon was placed on the table bowl down. The spoon is bottom marked, the date letter is very clear, but the makers markcrowned harp and Hibernia are are worn, but still discernable. Alexander Richards, a noted Irish spoonmaker, worked between and Bennett, Irish Silver, pg A Dutch silver Hanoverian pattern tablespoon or porridge spoon as referred to by the Dutch made in Utrecht in by Sebastiaan de Mare.
The spoon has the traditional Hanoverian central rib with turn up end, and a wide drop. The spoon has the original owners initials BI engraved on the back of the spoon, dating back to when spoons were placed on the table bowl down with initials displayed. The spoon has 5 clear hallmarks, including an excellent makers mark of a laying deer for Sebastiaan Gijsbert de Mare, this mark is a lovely makers mark and exceptionally well struck and clear.
The spoon also has the Utrecht city coat of arms mark struck twice, indicating first standard Grote Keuror sterling standard. The date letter is slighty obscured, we believe X for but could also be K for The final mark is the Dutch Crowned O second assay mark, quite rare as only used between andused as a re-examination mark of earlier silver when resold, or for imported articles without payment of An interesting commemorative silver card tray or small salverwith the traditional pie crust border of moulded shells and scrolls, made by Elkington.
The tray has 3 cast feet, the traditional dragon claw on pearl, with lovely detail. The tray is very good quality, as you would expect of Elkington, quite heavy to hold. SMITH Volunteer Member of Crew. GALE of SEPTEMBER 26th Aberystwyth is a historic Welsh market town, now a University town and tourist destination, but previously an important Atlantic gateway. The Aberystwyth lifeboat station was established init still operates today.
A Chinese Export silver butter knife in the Fiddle pattern, with Stags head crest and original owners initials TMK. The knife is good quality, easily comparable to an English Georgian example. The hallmarks are excellent, and include pseudo duty mark, pseudo crowned leopards head London town mark prepseudo date letter P in incuse rectangle with cut corners, pseudo lion passant and makers mark WE WE WC.
This is an imitation of the makers mark for William Eley, William Fearn and William Chawner. The Chinese Export silver collectors guide 4th edition, pg says this maker remains unidentified, but was responsible "for an astounding production of silver items, almost all in the European neo-classical style. The work of WE WE WC is par excellence, it can rival the best of English, European and American silversmiths of the Georgian era.
There is no such thing as a poor piece of WE WE WC silver. To have the wherewithal to create silver that rivaled the finest European and American silversmiths of th A rare and unique cast silver wine label, engraved with the name "Mulberry Wine", an unknown name which is not recorded in the master list of names on silver wine labels Appendix 1, Wine Labelspagewhich lists different names.
Mulberry wine is generally a home made, so we imagine this label was specially commissioned. The label is curved rectangular shape, with central peak topped with the Royal crown, and beautiful applied lion supporters on each side.
The label is lovely quality, quite heavy, a pleasure to hold. The hallmarks are very clear, and include the coronation mark, and makers mark LGD for Leslie Durbin.
Leslie Durbin was one of the most admired silversmiths of the 20th century, his silver is in the Royal collection, he was also honoured with a 1 man exhibition at the Goldsmiths hall entitled "50 Years of Silv An Arts and Crafts silver wine label engraved WHISKEY, made by hand by the Guild of Handicraft, the Harts of Chipping Campden.
The label is planished hand hammeredis rectangular with rounded corners, and has an attractive hand engraved border of scrolls and dots. The Whiskey has been engraved by hand as well, the individual hammer strokes visible. The label has 2 eyelets on top, also hand made, and silver chain. The hallmarks are clear, including G of H makers mark. A magnificent Arts and Crafts silver Apostle spoon, one of the finest we have seen. The spoon has a well cast Apostle complete with Nimbus in flowing robe, with one hand raised in blessing.
The detail is lovely, including the full beard and flowing hair. He stands on an attractive pedestal with scrolls and foliage. The stem is very unusual, with an open pear shaped loop at the base and central groove front and backit is hand hammered and is wrapped in an applied entwined scroll. The bowl is also hand hammered, circular but tapered as it joins the stem, with a fascinating drop or jointhe tapered bowl splits into two strands which are curled into rolls, held in place by 2 silver balls - we have never encountered this before in a spoon.
The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark F. C in quatrefoil punch for Frederick Courthope. Courthope took over the business of respected George Angell in He was a master silversmith, who hand mad A rare and interesting Victorian silver vesta case, with an enamelled Malta Blue twopence halfpenny stamp, used between and The vesta itself is rectangular in shape, with striker in base, and silver ring attachment for attachment to Albert chain.
The vesta is hallmarked in the usual place, along the inside top rim, with Lion Passant, anchor, date letter P only in use from May to Julyafter the duty mark was retiredand partial makers mark C.
A rare and interesting silver gaming vinaigrette, with a rotating disk with mounted gold arrow that points at a dial with numbers from 1 to The vinaigrette is circular, with 5 sections between each numeral, the rotating disk is engraved with a radiating pattern, which adds grip to allow the disk to be rotated to the desired number. The base of the vinaigrette has an attractive engraved floral arrangement, the sides are decorated with further engraving and prick work bands.
The interior grille is plain, but with a pattern of punched holes, as is common on earlier vinaigrettes. The interior is gilded, the base lemon yellow, the lid and grille a slightly darker gold colour, so possibly re-gilded. The hallmarks are clear, on both the base and the lid, the grille has no hallmarks.
The hallmarks include makers mark IC in rectangular punch without dot, we have tentatively ascribed to John Caney Grimwadeas his mark has no dot and he was a small worker of the period registered An interesting Guild of Handicraft silver preserve spoon, hand made by the Harts of Chipping Campden.
The spoon has a Celtic inspired finial with interlocking raised flowers on a matt background, which gives a nice contrast. The upper spoon shaft has been shaped with 4 notches on either side, which adds to the design, and also catches the light, similar to bright cutting. The fig shaped bowl is planished hand hammered with the individual hammer marks visible of the back of the bowl the front of the bowl is smooth. The spoon also has a diamond shaped rat-tail, which is raised. A provincial silver Seal Top spoon, with an acanthus baluster seal top, which is probably a Taunton casting.
The seal top is well made, and has remnants of gilding throughout, especially in the recessed areas. The stem is flattened hexagonal, and the bowl is the traditional fig shape, and it has a small rat-tail. The seal top has remnants of prick engraving, some pricks clearly visible, but not enough to read what was engraved.
The spoon bowl itself is the traditional shape, with deep bowl, curving down from the stem. The spoon is struck 3 times by the same makers mark, once in the bowl and twice on the stem. The marks are not very clear, either they are worn or more probably struck with a worn punch. The punch has a rough shield shape with irregular edge, with a trifid top edge Poole, Identifying British Silver, punch shapes, pg The figure in the punch has a smaller roughly circular shape on top of a larger circular shape, our imagination runs to a crown over rose, piece of fruit or even a bird with A rare and unusual Victorian silver double lidded twin stamp box, one of the most practical designs we have seen on a stamp box.
The box is rectangular, and is good quality, a pleasing weight, with gilded interior with 2 sloped compartments, and twin lids on separate hinges. The lids have separate silver frames which hold the glass in place covering the representative stamp.
The box is clearly hallmarked, both lids and both frames are hallmarked as well. A mixed and interesting set of 6 Cape silver Old English pattern teaspoons, all made by members of the Lotter family of Cape silversmiths.
It consists of 3 matched spoons by Gerhardus Lotter, 2 spoons by his cousin Carel David Lotter, and 1 spoon by his brother Willem Godfried Lotter. The 3 spoons by Gerhardus are marked by makers mark GL Welz mark 68one spoon by Carel has makers mark CDL Welz mark 63the other Carel spoon has CDL between 2 stars Welz mark The Willem spoon has WGL between 2 L shaped devices Welz mark 94all marks are clear.
One Carel spoon has original engraved initials DJLR, the other 5 have no engraving. The spoons have very slight differences in style and length, but they are close enough to be used as a set. Two Cape silver four prong Old English pattern konfyt preserve forks, by Johannes Combrink. The forks are similar but have slight differences when viewed together, so probably made at different times. The longer fork has a wider stem end, but shorter tines, and is 1 gramme heavier. Both are hallmarked with a single makers mark IC Welz mark 32, pgboth are clear and well struck.
A lovely set of replica lace back trefid coffee spoons, perfectly preserved on original box, they do not appear to have been used. They are decorated in traditional style, both on the front of the stems and back of the bowls. The rat-tail is ribbed, the floral scrolls in relief are elaborate, with the pattern on the front matching the lace back back of bowl.
The spoons ends also have the traditional notched pattern. All 6 spoons also have clear hallmarks, with FH makers mark for Francis Howard Ltd, who worked between and They are in their original box marked "H Perovetz Ltd, 51 Chancery Lane, London WC 2", Perovetz were leading London silver dealers until The set is also accompanied with its original explanatory card, "Sterling silver Charles II Trifid Lace Back spoon c", with notes on the spoon history, description, and explanation of all the hallmarks.
A very similar caddy spoon is depicted in the book "The Caddy Spoon in the 20th Century", page 15, illustration d, which was made by George Hart of the Guild of Handicraft in our spoon lacks the thread decoration. The spoon is clearly hallmarked for Londonwith makers mark W.
Despite his abilities, he never applied to become a Freeman of the Goldsmith's Company", quote from the book "The Harts of Chipping Campden, pg Harry was recruited by George Hart in from the local grammar school, he joined the infantry in on the outbreak of World War I, then the Royal Flying Corps inhe was based at Farnborough at an aircraft repair depot, he rej A modern reproduction of a very famous silver wine label, the Leopard's Pelt originally made by Paul Storr in The label, which was made to commemorate the Queen's silver jubilee, has very good detail, and is a faithful reproduction of the original, complete with Leopard's pelt draped over the label, surrounded by vine leaves and bunches of grapes.
It is engraved "Brandy", and has clear hallmarks, including the silver jubilee hallmark only used in to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II.
The label is die stamped, and has a silver chain. The original is described as "one of the classics of the period, derived from an element of the Warwick Vase" Wine Labelspgpg and for images. Also quoting from the Wine Label, book, "The Lion's pelt detail on the Warwick Vase marble vase discovered at Hadrian's villa in Tivoli in led to the famous Paul Storr label of this name" pg 32, and figure It is interesting that the book adds confusion by referring to bot An interesting pair of Cape Silver Old English pattern teaspoons, by the rare maker J De Jongh.
The spoons have a Continental feel, with a rounded drop and strong overhang at the end of the spoons. They are stamped with full makers mark "J.
JONGH" Welz mark 43, pgCape Silverand are also stamped with initials IFP, the initials here being individually struck, as can be seen from their irregular pattern. Welz provides no details for De Jongh, saying only it appears on silverware as though it was a makers mark.
David Heller History of Cape Silver, pg 77 refers to De Jongh as a "seldom found" maker, indirectly connected to the Lotter family relation of Hendrik de Jongh, married to Johanna Combrink insister to silversmith Johannes Combrink. A rare and interesting cast silver novelty bell, featuring "the Sketch Girl', who was the cover girl for "The Sketch" magazine. The figurine is a lady in Victorian costume, with a feather plumed bonnet tied with a bow around her neck, wide full skirt and cross pattern.
She has a tray suspended from her neck, which holds a horse with jockey, and a marching soldier playing a drum, complete with bearskin hat. She has her arms outstretched, holding something in the palm of her hands. She has 2 clappers, modeled as legs complete with shoes, the bell works well, it has a lovely ring. The bell also has its original wooden stand, with a silver plaque on one side, attached by 4 silver pins, for engraving as a presentation this one is original and has never been engraved.
The hallmarks are clear, with exception of makers mark on bell, which is readable but not well struck. The Sketch was a British illustrated newspaper we A magnificent grade French silver gravy or sauce ladle in the Renaissance pattern, that carries the marks of 2 of France's greatest silversmiths - Christofle and Cardeilhac.
The ladle has a pierced trilobe finial, with a smiling cherub's head in the centre, surrounded by very ornate scrolls. The oval double lipped bowl is connected to the stem with an ornate rat-tail, and the base of the bowl has a channel to allow for easy pouring.
The bowl also has a guard over the channel to assist pouring and prevent splashing. Needless to say, the quality and feel of this ladle is fabulous, and it is made of the higher grade silver as opposed to Sterling which is The Renaissance pattern honours the Renaissance period, and has been described as one of Christofle's most prestigious models, it is entirely hand made in the Haute Orfevrerie workshops in Paris - which produces Christofle's fin A rare and unusual silver gilt stirrup cup, a later replica of one of the earliest forms of stirrup cups, prior to the rise in popularity of the better known fox and animal head stirrup cups.
It consists of a small banded beaker shaped cup 3. The shield is engraved "REPLICA OF THE EARL OF LONSDALE'S STIRRUP CUP AD " The handle is divided into 4 sections, separated by a protruding ring, the 3 rings are not gilded, which provides a nice contrast. The top section has alternating floral bands, the second barley-twist ribbing, the 3rd is similar to the first but with flowers reversed, the 4th a thicker barley-twist with additional texture to alternating band. The end is capped with a suspension ring, with original hallmar A fabulous set of 12 Arts and Crafts hand forged silver Rat-tail Hanoverian teaspoons, made by the Harts of Chipping Campden, who still operate as the Guild of Handicraft today.
The spoons have a ribbed Hanoverian front and Rat-tail, copying the popular 18th Century pattern circa These spoons are the large teaspoon size, and are quite heavy all over 20 grammesand are very pleasing quality. The 3 spoons from are slightly lighter average 20 grammes than the other 9 average This slight difference is only really noticeable on close inspection and comparison see photographs. The hallmarks on all 12 spoons are clear, including makers mark A set of four French liqueur sterling silver wine labels, for Benedictine, Chartreuse, Cointreau and Grand Marnier.
The labels are rectangular with canted corners, the engraved names have been filled with black enamel, and the fronts have a matt finish. The labels are bordered with a zig-zag pattern, which has been engraved by hand, as it does not go all the way around the Grand Marnier and Chartreuse label, as the lettering does not leave sufficient size.
The labels are attached to silver chains with eyelets. All 4 labels are clearly marked with makers mark W. W, and "Sterling Silver", we have not been able to identify the maker all suggestions welcome, thanks.
We believe the labels could be American from their style and hallmarks, but are open to correction, thanks. This is an interesting set, we have not seen a set specifically of French liqueurs before.
Benedictine is a herbal liqueur, an interesting fact is that the Burnley miners club in Lancashire are big consumers thanks to Lancashire regiments di A set of 3 Danish Sterling silver serving pieces, comprising a spoon, fork and ladle. Each is topped with matching sterling silver Danish Royal crown, which is well modeled. The set comes in its original silk and purple velvet lined box, they do not appear to have been used.
The fork is long and elegant with 2 prongs, the spoon bowl is quite wide for serving, and the ladle has a deep bowl. All three are hallmarked clearly with "STERLING DENMARK" and makers mark SDG, with the D and G inside the curves of the S. We believe this indicates they were made postwhen the Danish official hallmarks were retired.
The crown is a replica of the Danish Royal closed crown of Christian V, so it is also possible these were made to commemorate the coronation of the current Danish Queen Margrethe II in A Tiffany silver baby or child's spoon and fork, intended as a Christening present. These are quite small, suitable for use by a toddler, they are really sweet.
The pattern on the back and front has a double reeded edge, terminating in a V shape in the bowl. The fork tines are quite fat and blunt, so not dangerous. A very interesting West Country Provincial Apostle spoon, made by Thomas Dare II of Taunton.
The Apostle has a circular nimbus with flying dove, the modelling is slightly crude for example facial features not very distincthis right hand is higher than his left, he appears to be holding something stretching between both hands, possibly the bat of St James, but this could also be a fold in his robe.
He stands on the usual pedestal, and retains a pleasing amount of the original gilding. The join is flat as opposed to London made V joint spoonsas is usual for provincial spoons, the stem is flat front and back but has rounded edges. It joins to the bowl with a small crude rat-tail, the bowl is the traditional fig shape, with deep bowl and strong curve from stem.
This Apostle could also be St Matthew or St John, but safest to describe it as a generic Apostle spoon with no coherant emblem. The spoon is struck 4 times with makers mark TD in shaped shield over Fleur De Lys M 38 in Tim Kent's book "West Count Two Victorian silver vinaigrettes, both very similar in shape and design, reflecting the style of the time. Both are oval in shape with a wavy rim, concave sides, both have engine turned engraving, and both have vacant cartouche for initials or family crest.
Both also have an ornate floral grille, and both are gilded. Both also have clear hallmarks on both base and lid, the grille on the Smith example is also hallmarked.
The first, by Edward Smithhas an attractive snake shaped thumb piece, the base design is distinctly different from the cover design. The second still has its original sponge. Edward Smith was a specialist boxmaker, he worked between and An interesting pair of cast silver acorn spoons, very good quality, with lovely naturalistic detail.
The spoons have cast acorn bowls, the bowls are quite deep, the stems are modelled as a textured branch with nodes of baby acorns, the finial is also an acorn between 2 leaves. With the texture these spoons are pleasing to hold, they could be used for condiments, they could also be used as coffee spoons although they are quite long.
The hallmarks on both spoons are very clear, including makers mark G. W in diamond punch for Graham Watling. He died inhis children have continued the business in Lacock www. Watling is represented by no less than 8 pieces in the Pearson Collection of post war British silver www.
Watling features in the newly pu A magnificent and rare pair of silver-gilt Victorian Bacchanalian pattern grape scissors, in excellent condition. The scissors are completely silver gilt apart from screwand are completely sterling silver no steel inserts. This is one of the rarest English silver flatware patterns, it shows Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, riding a lion, whilst a topless Diana looks on, with another figure asleep at her feet.
The back is also beautifully decorated, with tilted amphora of wine, bunches of grapes and vine leaves complete the decoration. Bacchanalian pattern is shown in the book "Silver Flatware" by Pickford pg. The hallmarks are very clear, and include makers mark HJL for Henry John Lia An interesting set of 6 Fancy back or Picture back sterling silver teaspoons, these are replicas or Georgian silver originals circa to Each spoon has a different die stamped bowl decoration, these 6 spoons are replicas of some of the rarest designs.
Fleur de Lys, a stylised French lily used in heraldry. Milkmaid in period garb, with yoke and 2 pails. Fox and crop, with fox head above 2 crossed riding crops. Stag, with antlers, running across grass. Birdcage with bird on top under "I LOVE LIBERTY", commemorating the release of John Wilkes from unjust imprisonment. Urn of flowers, with a Georgian garden urn filled with flowers.
All 6 pictures are well struck in perfect condition, with no wear. All 6 spoons are also clearly hallmarked. The set comes with original leaflet entitled "Reproductions of Georgian Sterling Silver Teaspoons", with explanatory notes and explanation of hallmarks. A sterling silver stilton cheese scoop, with interesting ivory handle, carved with little knobs we think simulated tree knots to improve the grip of the handle.
The grain in the ivory is clearly visible, the handle also has a small brown mark, which we think adds to its appeal. The scoop itself is the usual shape, and is quite sturdy, very suitable for use. The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark C. They worked between andwhen they were taken over by CJ Vander. Note - We are unsure whether the handle is real or simulated ivory, we would welcome assistance, thanks. All 12 forks have the same engraved monogram HWT which is original.
The forks consist of 4 dated date letter C4 dated date letter g3 dated date letter hand the London example dated by Robert Rutland, a spoonmaker.
The forks have lovely balance and shape, very elegant, with long tines and a strong turn-ups at the end of the forks. The London fork matches well but has shorter tines, possibly from wear, what is interesting is that the 11 York forks are noticeably better quality and weight than the London example, which has an old repair on one tine this goes against conventional wisdom that London made flatware is better quality than provincial - we feel this proves the opposite.
The hallmarks are excellent, and demonstrate that many different punches were in operation at the York office at the same time, and that stand A 9 carat gold Natal Cadet Bisley shooting trophy medallion for The medallion has the emblem of the Natal Carbineers, South Africa's senior regiment, used prior towith the British Royal Coat of Arms above two running antelope.
The Royal arms include mottoes "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense", and "Dieu en Mon Droit" clearly readable. The original loop is also gold, and is hallmarked with tiny marks. This medallion would be suitable to be worn as a pendant. Bisley is a small English village that since has been the home of the National Rifle Association championships, hence the name of the shooting medallion.
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The Bisley revolver has been used for target shooting since A rare Victorian silver triple stamp box, one of the nicer ones we have see.
The box is rectangular with concave sides, and is on four ball feet, the hinged lid has a sliding insert with glass top, to enable stamps to be placed in the lid. The interior is gilded, and has 3 compartments for 3 different denomination stamps, with 2 original wooden curved inserts, to easily slide a stamp out. It is quite a substantial, well made box, it would have been an expensive item when new. The box is clearly hallmarked, the lid and sliding insert are hallmarked as well.
George Unite was established inUnite apprenticed with Joseph Willmore, he died inthe business was continued by his sons. Two Georgian silver vinaigrettes, both very small in size, and both by Joseph Willmore. They are very attractive and dainty, less than half the size of most vinaigrettes, we love these boxes.
The first is lozenge shaped, the concave base fits beautifully around the thumb, it is a delight to hold. The cover is engraved with flowers and prick work surrounding initials THC, the base has a different floral engraving. The grille is plain, the interior gilding and hallmarks are excellent. The second is rectangular with canted corners, the cover engraved with an attractive wavy pattern around a vacant cartouche, the base with an engraved flower.
The grille is also plain, the hallmarks are good, on both lid, base and grille. The corners have some oxidation, but it does not detract.
Joseph Willmore, who worked between andis described by Eric Delieb as "a superlative silversmith, who produced some o A lovely silver seal top spoon made by the Guild of Handicraft, to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in The spoon has a traditional seal top, hexagonal stem, hand hammered fig shaped bowl and a rat tail. Unusually the spoon has six hallmarks, including maker's mark G of H for the Guild of handicraft, sterling lion, standard mark, leopard's head town mark, date letter C and the Queen's golden jubilee mark, only used in The spoon is handmade in the traditional manner, it is a pleasure to use and hold.
The spoon would make an ideal Christening spoon, it could also be used as a jam spoon. The Guild of Handicraft is operated today by the Harts of Chipping Campden, "www. They have also published a book called: A very rare set of 6 sterling silver shellfish or lobster forks, we have never seen another set. The forks have 2 sharp and longer tines, with a third shorter and fatter tine, this tine also has a sharp edge for cutting.
The forks are engraved with Gothic initial "B". This very specific design, for a very specific purpose, we believe to be extremely rare, nothing similar is recorded in the book "Silver Flatware" by Ian Pickford, who depicts and describes a great variety of silver eating implements. The forks are good quality, and as mentioned above, in excellent condition - they are so appealing I am tempted to go and purchase a lobster straight away so I can test them!
The original box has the retailers mark "T. A lovely Campari sterling silver wine label, with a very unusual but attractive design. The label has pierced scrolls and leaves on the side and below, and 5 semi-circular half domes on top. This is a good quality label, certainly made by a master craftsman. The label has 2 hallmarks, a stamped indicating sterling grade silver, and a punched STG also indicating sterling silver. Unfortunately for such a lovely label it has no town or makers mark, we are guessing Italy as based on it being a Campari label, but it could also be American?
We welcome suggestions on its origin, thanks. Note - we have now acquired 2 additional wine labels in the same design, for Whisky and Gin respectively. We now believe the labels to be South African in origin, and are researching the additional hallmarks.
A lovely set of 6 Rat-tail Hanoverian coffee spoons with gilded bowls, and matching sugar tongs. These spoons have wavy rat-tails, a very unusual feature we have not seen before.
The arms of the tongs are modeled as matching spoons, complete with the wavy rat-tail. Hallmarks on all 7 items are clear. Harry Synyer and Charles Beddoes worked between andfrom Vyse Street, Birmingham.
A cast silver reproduction of the Lady in Crinoline caddy spoon, originally made by John Figg in The spoon depicts a lady in a crinoline dress carrying a parasol, the bowl is a matt chased rocaille shell.
Being cast, this is an extremely heavy caddy spoon at 42 grammes, it is superb quality. The original is a highly important and extremely rare caddy spoon, it is depicted in John Norie's Caddy spoon book plate 10 and also in the book "Investing in Silver" by Eric Delieb, pg 31, where it is pictured and described as "the superb little lady in the crinoline of the chinoiserie revival period". The hallmarks are clear. A set of four silver "Gourmet" wine labels, for Brandy, Sherry, Port and Whisky.
The labels feature a well dressed gourmet sitting at a well stocked table with knife and fork in hand tucking into a whole fish, he is surrounded by various food and drink, including a chicken, boar's head, ribs, jelly, wine bottles and mugs, with 2 fruit baskets either side. The gourmet's feet protrude from beneath the table, the hallmarks are between his feet. The labels are crescent shaped with the original chains intact, and as can be seen from the photos are well modelled, quite humorous with lots of detail.
The label is a copy of an antique Belgium slot wine label circadepicted in the book "Wine Labels - ", figurepagedescribed as "overwhelmingly self-indulgent gourmandise". The labels include maker's mark MWD in a wine bottle punch for Michael Wyard Druitt, who specialises in high quality handmade wine and decanter labels see www. Michael Druitt is an active membe The pendant has the Manchester Coat of Arms, complete with sailing ship and globe signifying Manchester's world trade, with bees on the globe signifying the industrial revolution.
The supporters include an antelope and lion, and the motto "Concilio et Labore", translated "By Wisdom and Effort". The back is engraved "Awarded to Mabel Maynard for Miniature Painting, Manchester April ". The hallmarks are clear, and the loop is also hallmarked. A rare set of spring hinged Georgian silver sugar tongs, in perfect condition, which is quite unusual for these type of tongs.
The tongs have a hinge with steel spring built into it, the steel is visible on the rear. The arms are cast, and have a bead and thread edge, the grips have an attractive pattern. The hinge bears the Innes family crest, of a lion holding a palm frond, under the motto "Ornatur Radix Fronde", translated "The root is adorned by the foliage".
As is usual for Scottish crests, the motto is above English crests the motto is belowthe Innes family comes from the Moray area of Speyside so perhaps these tongs should be used for adding ice to whisky rather than sugar to tea! Both arms are hallmarked with makers mark IB and lion passant, which indicates they were made before when the duty mark was added. These type of tongs were made between and Georgian Silver Sugar Tongs, Graham Hodges, pg 10, a book we highly recommendand are rare in undamaged form.
John Baker II worked An interesting Sampson Mordan antique silver bowl, with a Victorian silver half crown dated set into the bowl.