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Arts & Crafts Glass Biscuit Barrel BB37
Arts & Crafts Glass Biscuit Barrel BB37
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular clear glass biscuit jar with a brass frame and lid. The brass frame has a pierced design of square windows and a matching swing over handle. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. It looks continental but it may be more important but it has no makers' marks. Complete and in good and working order.

6.5" tall including lid plus handle down.

4.25" diameter of body.

 
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Price: 185.00


Single Arts & Crafts Brass Cabinet Handle CK451
Original, quality late 19th century single brass cabinet door / drawer pull handle in the Arts & Crafts form. The backplate has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 2" x 1.5".

Total 2.5" tall x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 38.00


Single Arts & Crafts Brass Cabinet Handle CK451



Arts & Crafts Copper and Brass Drawer Pull, 3 available CK527
Arts & Crafts Copper and Brass Drawer Pull, 3 available CK527
Original, quality late 19th century copper and brass drawer pull in the Arts & Crafts manner. This stylish fitting has a cast brass drop handles mounted on a heart shaped copper backplate with three screw holes for mounting, all is in the original unpolished finish and is complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 2.75" tall plus 0.25" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Large Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles, 4 pairs available DH557
Original, quality larger than average cast brass door knobs in the original, bronzed finish in a serious Arts and Crafts seed pod and leaves form, circa 1900. These super examples are for turning standard mortice locks and latches and have five countersunk screw holes to each backplate and a square bar for turning. No maker's marks but we think these were manufacturer by Dryad of Leicester. Complete and in good and working order.

Backplates 4" diam.

Knobs 2.5" diam.

3" front to back.

Price is per pair.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Large Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles, 4 pairs available DH557



Pair of Arts & Crafts Brass Door Handles DH554
Pair of Arts & Crafts Brass Door Handles DH554
Original, quality pair of cast pink brass egg shaped door knobs circa 1900, in a serious Arts & Crafts form. These examples, for use with standard mortice, lock have a square backplate with soft corners, four screw holes for mounting and plant seed pod shaped knobs. No maker's marks but we think these were manufactured by Dryad of Leicester. A superb pair of handles with a square steel bar included.

Backplates 2.5" square.

Knobs 1.5" diam.

3" front to back.

 
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Price: 230.00


Copper Exterior Electric Bell Push EP402
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, exterior electric bell push with a horizonal rectangular shaped copper backplate in the original bronze finish with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a central white ceramic push button detailing "Press" in black upper cased text. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. This example has an Arts and Crafts feel about it and can be polished to the copper if required. The press detail is rather worn, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 5.5" x 2.5".

1.5" x 0.75" to be recessed.

 
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Price: 115.00


Copper Exterior Electric Bell Push EP402



Arts & Crafts Copper & Wrought Iron Fire Screen F281
Arts & Crafts Copper & Wrought Iron Fire Screen F281
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron and copper firescreen in the Arts and Crafts manner with the decorative blacksmith made wrought iron frame with a hand hold to the top and two pairs of feet. The rectangular hand embossed copper panel has the detail of a Viking ship with the sails billowing and oars to the side. The ironwork has been cleaned and lacquered and the copper polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

36.5" tall x 26" + 10.5" front to back at the floor.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99
Pair of original, quality late 19th century, cast brass fire dogs in the Arts and Crafts style, these were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. This pair each have two front legs with arrowhead shaped feet, a central dimpled effect panel and a tapered stem with a dished circular finial to the top. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of fire dogs, complete and in good and working order.

13" tall.

7" wide at front.

8" front to back.

 
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Price: 85.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99



Benson Copper Foodwarmer / Hotplate HP5
Benson Copper Foodwarmer / Hotplate HP5
Original, quality all copper food warming / heating tabletop cabinet circa 1900. This most unusual item, the first we have seen, was designed by W.A.S Benson and is stamped to the underside of one leg strut "British Made" with the three hammers and "W.A.S.B." logo. This cabinet has a hinged drop down flap to the front, with the original turned ebony knob, two spirit burners sitting on circular trays underneath and ceramic bun feet beneath the cast brass legs and stretchers. All is original, complete and in super condition with just minor repairs to the caps on the burners and replacement wick holder inserts to the burners made to suit copied from the original. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

10.5" tall including knob.

20" wide.

11.5" front to back.

Burners 3.5" diam at base.

2.5" tall including cap.

 
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Price: 650.00


Cast Iron Smoothing Iron Stand IS47
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron, laundry iron stand, with a smoothing iron shape to the body, three feet and an embossed design to the upper surface of convolvulus bindweed leaves and flowers, all in the Aesthetic Movement style. This good iron trivet is said to be designed by Dr Christopher Dresser. The reverse is impressed with the registration for the year 1884 and "No 9" for the size. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

10.25" x 4.5" x 0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


Cast Iron Smoothing Iron Stand IS47



Arts & Crafts Inkwell with Brush Wipe IW111
Arts & Crafts Inkwell with Brush Wipe IW111
Original, quality circa 1880, boat shaped brass inkstand with a pierced design to the sides and back, a pen wipe inset brush section to the front and a lift-out square glass inkwell with a brass hinged ebony lid to the top and a hobnail cut design to the underside. The brass is in the original unpolished finish but can be polished and lacquered on request for no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. The pen is for display only.

3" tall x 5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell IW92
Original, quality circa 1900, copper inkwell mounted on a pen tray, all in the Aesthetic Movement style with a hinged lid to the inkwell and three roseatte motifs in relief. The whole has a medieval feel and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The unpolished underside has the logo for the manufacturer "Jesson Burket & Co of Birmingham" and the copper Ink has a small white / ceramic inkwell with a tiny chip, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

3" tall.

Width 8.25" x 6" front to back.

 
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Price: 250.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell IW92



Arts & Crafts Brass Jug J219
Arts & Crafts Brass Jug J219
Original, quality late 19th century heavy brass jug in a serious Arts & Crafts form with an overall hammered surface, a decorated turned over bottom rim, a pouring shaped top and a very stylish swirled handle to the side with three fixing rivets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

6" tall.

Base 6" diam.

6.5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Brass Water Jug J201
Original, quality pair of late 19th century three pint brass water jugs with tubular sides handles, large pouring lips and hinged shaped covers to the tops with the original black ceramic knobs, all in an Arts and Crafts style. The underside is impressed with the "Regd Trade Mark" for the manufacturer 'Henry Loveridge & Co of Wolverhampton. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen of this model.

10.25" tall x 8.5" wide including spout and handle.

 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Brass Water Jug J201



Arts & Crafts Brass Water Jug J192
Arts & Crafts Brass Water Jug J192
Original, quality late 19th century 1½ pint brass water jug in the Arts & Crafts form with a pouring lip, a circular hinged lid and an angular side handle. The underside is stamped "1½" for the capacity and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

7" tall x 4" wide.

6.25" including handle and spout.

 
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Price: 68.00


Arts & Crafts Brass Water Jug J186
Original, quality late 19th century all brass water jug with a handle to the rear, a good shaped pouring lip and a lid to the top. The underside has an embossed applied manufacturer's label detailing a phoenix rising from flames and "HF & Co" and a clear embossed lozenge registration mark for the year 1880. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

10" tall x 6.5" base diam.

7" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 68.00


Arts & Crafts Brass Water Jug J186



Benson Insulated Jug J148
Benson Insulated Jug J148
Original, quality insulated copper jug designed by W.A.S. Benson circa 1900, in the original nickel plated finish and of an unusual shape. The insulated interior has a nickel liner the conical lid has a shaped grip and hinge and the shaped body has a side strap handle and a good sized pouring lip. The grip to the lid is stamped "W.A.S. Benson's patent" and the strap handle is stamped "Bensons Patent". The front of this jug is also engraved "Presented to Mr & Mrs E.W. Stevens by Friends at South Norwood, October 1912". The nickel plating to the exterior is very bright and clean with some minor bleeding of the copper base to the edges. All is complete and in superb condition.

8" tall.

6" wide.

7.5" including pouring lip and handle.

 
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Price: 195.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J93
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900, engraved to front with upper cased "H.H." for the previous owner. This example was manufactured to a design by WAS Benson, has an insulated liner and the original turned cow horn knob to the top of the hinged lid. The brass side strap handle is impressed to the reverse "W.A.S. Benson Patent". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

9.5" tall x base diameter 4.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J93



Arts & Crafts Spirit Kettle on Stand K190
Arts & Crafts Spirit Kettle on Stand K190
Original, quality 1920's copper spirit kettle on the original brass stand and with the original meths burner fitted to the base. This stylish kettle in the "Benson" manner has a brass spout, a basket caned brass handle over and an ebonised knob to the lid and grip to the burner cover. All is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A great looking example.

Total 11.5" tall x 7" diam.

8.5" wide including spout.

Kettle only 7" tall x 7" diam.

 
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Price: 350.00


Arts & Crafts Copper Letter Flap LF308
Original, quality 1920's beaten copper letter flap in a serious 'Arts & Crafts' design and in the old unpolished finish. This super example has a bold hammered finish, a good sized aperture with "Letters" in upper cased text, five screw holes for mounting and a good strong replacement spring fitted made to suit. Complete and in good and working order. Can be polished to shiny copper on request for no extra cost.

Exterior top 12.75".

Exterior max 18.25".

Centre height 4.5".

Max height 7".

Aperture 7.5" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Arts & Crafts Copper Letter Flap LF308



Cast Iron Letter Flap and Door Pull LF306
Cast Iron Letter Flap and Door Pull LF306
Original, quality late 19th century very decorative cast iron letter flap with integral door pull. This example has mythical creatures to the upper section and a pull up / drop down letter flap detailing "Letters" in fancy upper cased text. Replacement threaded bolts, nuts and washers have been fitted. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

9.5" x 3.5".

1.5" front to back.

Aperture 5.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00


Arts & Crafts Copper Framed Wall Mirror M207
Original, quality circa 1900, Arts & Crafts wall mirror with a sheet copper clad frame with tapered side panels and an embossed decoration to the upper section of the frame with a blue "Ruskin" ceramic cabochon. The original paper backing to the reverse has been retained and the front and sides of the surround has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A stunning mirror of delightful proportions. Complete and in good order.

26.25" x 16" widest top.

17" wide at base.

0.75" front to back.

Visible mirror 18.5" x 11.75".

 
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Price: 850.00


Arts & Crafts Copper Framed Wall Mirror M207



Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60
Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60
Original, quality 1920's, small circular brass tray / plate with a wide and wavy rim and a central embossed detail of a rat curled up. This plate was originally nickel plated but most has worn away and there is no sign of a maker's name or logo, although this item certainly deserves one. Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order.

6.25" diameter x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 45.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular cast brass potstand / trivet with a pierced design to the top of a golfer wearing a cap putting the hole. The three legs have ball feet and the reverse of the top is impressed "RD" and "99". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order.

Top 6" diameter.

4" tall.

 
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Price: 56.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47



Cast Iron Grate Mounted Potstand PS39
Cast Iron Grate Mounted Potstand PS39
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron potstand with a movable foot beneath to adjust to the variable sizes of stove fronts. This form of potstand would be used on the bars of a kitchen range or fire front to keep a pot or kettle warm rather than used for cooking. This example is cast with an Aesthetic Movement design and although it is missing the tip of the foot it is complete and in good and working order and has been cleaned and lacquered.

8" x 6".

3.5" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Pair of Decorated Brass Rim Lock Sets RL860
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900, pair of matching pink brass surface mounted English door locks of outstanding quality with keeps, keys and two pairs of handles. These most unusual examples with an Arts & Crafts design each have two embossed scenes of Putti figures with each panel a different action. This lock has the provision for a handle turn and a key lock. The locks have been fully overhauled with old keys altered to suit, the keeps are copies made to suit and the curved 'T' bar handle are very similar with one pair being the original with the locks and the other pair being as old and very similar but in yellow brass. The idea is to use the yellow on the door side. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

Locks 9" x 5" x 1".

Handles 3.25" x 1" x 2" front to back.

Price is for the lot.

 
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Price: 2,650.00


Pair of Decorated Brass Rim Lock Sets RL860



Elsleys Pink Brass Rim Lock with the original matching handle, 2 sets available RL642
Elsleys Pink Brass Rim Lock with the original matching handle, 2 sets available RL642
Original, quality circa 1900, pink cast brass surface mounted door lock manufactured by Elsleys and Co in the Art Nouveau style. A replacement key and keep have been made to suit and the original pair of matching oval pink brass door handles are included. The lock and keep have a decorative flange all around and screw holes for mounting. The lock is not marked for Elsleys but we believe it was manufactured by them, and the patent adjustment handles are impressed to the reverse "Elsley's Patent". All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Lock backplate 6" x 4" x 7/8" front to back.

Knob backplate 2.25" diam.

Handle 2.5" x 1.25".

2.5" front to back.

A second identical set of the same hand may well be available with a different key of course.

Price is per set.

 
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Price: 525.00


Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S419
Original, quality 1920's vaseline glass electric light shade., to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This spherical shaped shade, smaller than average, has a good vaseline colour with a wavy outer rim and is complete and in good order.

3.75" tall x 4.75" diam.

 
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Price: 165.00


Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S419



Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S418
Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S418
Original, quality 1920's bell shaped electric light shade in vaseline coloured glass. This example has a good green colour to the upper section turning to a bolder creamy colour to the flare. Will fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder and is complete and in good order.

5.5" tall x 5.25" diam.

 
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Price: 200.00


Art Nouveau Brass Electric Side / Wall Light SL415
Original, quality 1920's continental brass Arts and Crafts electric side lamp / wall light. This super example in the form of a Lily pad stylised for the base has an arm curving over for the flower head, this lamp will also hang on the wall using the adjustable joint with the bulb holder to change the shade direction. Has been rewired with modern three core silk covered flex, a new brass UK bulb holder, in-line switch and a three-pin plug. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual lamp. The shade is not included the price and is not now available.

As table lamp 13.5" tall.

Base 6.25" wide.

7" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00


Art Nouveau Brass Electric Side / Wall Light SL415



Arts & Crafts 1904 Copper Tray T164
Arts & Crafts 1904 Copper Tray T164
Original, quality large circular copper tray with a serious Arts & Crafts beaten design with a turned up outer rim with a bead and a central detail of the initials JH or JN and "1904". A super piece of repose work in super condition. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

20.5" diam.

1" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


Red on White Minton Tile, 5 available T171
Original, quality late 19th century Minton Tile of a serious Arts and Crafts design of red decoration on an off white background. Four in good order and one chipped.

6" x 6" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Red on White Minton Tile, 5 available T171



Aesthetic Movement Glazed Tile, 3 available T169
Aesthetic Movement Glazed Tile, 3 available T169
Original, quality late 19th century pictorial glazed tile in the aesthetic movement style with a two colour decoration of seed pods and flowers on a cream background. The left hand tile has a miniscule chip to the top left hand corner and a glazing hairline to the surface otherwise all are complete and in good order.

6" x 6" x 0.25".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


Maws Pictorial Tile T109
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cream coloured glazed ceramic tile, with a very detailed design of fruit and flowers, with a circular panel of a bird on a branch, all in the Aesthetic Movement style. The reverse is embossed "Maw and Co Ltd, England" and "AO" and all is complete and in good order.

6" x 6" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Maws Pictorial Tile T109



Galleon Copper Tray T85
Galleon Copper Tray T85
Original, quality 1930's circular copper drinks tray, with a scalloped rim and a hand beaten design of a galleon to the tray, with a background of bubbles. Stamped to the reverse "Handmade". This example was probably made by 'J and F Pool of Hayle in Cornwall' and it has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

11.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Perry and Son Brass Hot Water Can WC56
Original, quality late 19th century brass hot water can of an unusual aesthetic movement style with a certain resemblance to the designs of Dr Christopher Dresser. This clean example has a tinned interior, the original black ceramic knob to the lid, an exaggerated tubular brass looped handle over the top and a square tubed pouring spout. The underside is impressed for the maker "R.Perry Son & Co of Wolverhampton" and with the knotted rope logo, this company certainly manufactured some designs from Dr C. Dresser but I have not found any identical water can references, as yet. Some very minor metal fatigue but all complete and in good and working order otherwise. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Will hold water if required for use.

10.25" tall. 4.5" wide.

11.5" including handle and spout.

 
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Price: 285.00


Perry and Son Brass Hot Water Can WC56

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