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Ivory Handled Sharpening Steel BS24
Ivory Handled Sharpening Steel BS24
Original, quality, late 19th century, sharpening steel, probably from a carving set. This superb example has a carved ivory handgrip, a hallmarked silver ferule and a sterling silver finger guard. The steel is marked "Cavendish" and the ivory handle is carved with an entwined collar and a fern type leaf form down the handle. There are three old short hairline cracks in the end of the ivory, but otherwise all is complete and in superb and working order.

14" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


Raleigh Cycle Co Jubilee 1937 Silver Award C10
Original, quality Hallmarked silver award of a rectangular shape mounted on the original ebonised backboard: This award is embossed in great detail to celebrate 50 years of trading 1887 to 1937. This award was presented to T.R. Stevens Esq by the Directors of The Raleigh Cycle Co Ltd of Nottingham, as a token of appreciation of over 20 years unbroken association with the company. All is complete and in good order.

Backboard 9" x 7" x 0.5".

Silver award 5" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 385.00


Raleigh Cycle Co Jubilee 1937 Silver Award C10



Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Onyx Cigarette Box CB14
Original, quality 1960's rectangular solid onyx table box for cigarettes. This super example has the original hallmarked silver gilt piano type hinge. The hinge is clearly hallmarked and with "Betjamanns Patent" and "Made in England". Complete and in good and working order with not a blemish in sight.

6 5/8" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 125.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136
Pair of original, quality, silver handled scissors used for an opening ceremony in Kingston-Upon- Hull in 1935, in the original shaped and fitted box. The case has a hinged lid, cream silk lining to the lid, black velvet to the base, gold tooled leather cloth to the outer and a gilded commemoration plaque to the top of the hinged lid. The plaque is engraved "Presented to Ald. A. Stark, J.P. and Lord Mayor of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the occasion of the opening by him of Hull's Super Service Station for Automobile Purchases (Hull) Ltd, 10th July 1935". The silver handled scissors are hallmarked for "Birmingham 1934" and engraved with the initials "A" and "S". All is in super condition, the scissors having little use only and the box is in near mint as you can get. What a most unusual opening ceremony.

Box 9.25" x 4.25".

0.75" front to back.

Scissors 7.5" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 145.00


Opening Ceremony Scissors CC136



3 Piece Steel Carving Set CS57
3 Piece Steel Carving Set CS57
Original, quality 1920's three piece steel meat carving set in the original 'leather paper' covered box. The box has red velvet lining to the base and red silk to the lining of the lid. The knife is etched for the manufacturer "H. Barnascone & Sons Sheffield England" and has the 'Prolific' logo and "Granted by the Cutlers comp", the sharpening steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the fork has a good sprung guard. All have cow horn grips and hallmarked silver ferrules. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. All is complete and in good and working order.

Box 17" x 5" x 2".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 115.00


Doulton Silver Topped Tankard DP21
Original, quality circa 1900, two tone salt glazed pint ale tankard with a side strap handle, applied embossed decorations of ale drinkers, a scene of horse and hounds chasing a stag and a hallmarked silver band to the top rim. The underside is impressed "Doulton Lambeth England" and other symbols and numbers. Complete, in mint condition and appears unused.

5.25" tall x 3.5" diam.

5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doulton Silver Topped Tankard DP21



Silver Interior Pendant Electric Bell Push EP486
Silver Interior Pendant Electric Bell Push EP486
Original, quality 1920's probably continental silver, interior pendant electric bell push, rewired with two core silk covered flex. This most unusual example is decorated in relief with a crow like bird, three to each side. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Fully overhauled, some minor dents but otherwise complete and in good and working order.

2.5" tall x 2" wide x 0.75".

48" flex.

 
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Price: 325.00


Silver Mounted Hip Flask HF9
Original, quality late 19th century hip flask in clear glass with leather-covered shoulders, a slide off shaped silver drinking cup at the base and a silver locking cap to the top. The hallmarked silver cup is engraved "Presented to H.W. Stovold by the Old Whitgiftians, Cornwall August 1898". This super example is curved and smaller than average, has viewing panels in the leather cover and is complete and in good and working order.

4.25" tall x 3.75" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 185.00


Silver Mounted Hip Flask HF9



Doulton Silicon Ware Beaker J145
Doulton Silicon Ware Beaker J145
Original, quality circa 1880 / 1910 Doulton of Lambeth stoneware lemonade beaker very cleverly and realistically simulated "copper beaker" made from panels of rivetted copper, but actually made from Doulton glazed stoneware. This example, from a range of products manufactured by Doulton, has lots of simulated rivets, several simulated dents and a hallmarked silver top rim. Other matching items may well be available. The underside is impressed "Doulton Silicon Ware" and with the registration number for the year 1889 and all is complete and in good order.

4.25" tall x 3" widest top rim.

Base 2.25".

 
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Price: 175.00


Doulton Silicon Ware Water Jug J143
Original, quality circa 1880 / 1910 Doulton of Lambeth stoneware water jug, very cleverly and realistically, simulated 'copper jug' made from panels of rivetted copper but actually made from Doulton glazed stoneware. This larger example, from a range of products manufactured by Doulton, has a hallmarked silver rim to the top of the jug, a handle to the rear, a pouring lip, lots of simulated rivets and several simulated dents. A super very clever jug, perfect and complete. Other matching examples may well be available.

9.5" tall x 7.5" widest.

8.5" front to back including handle.

 
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Price: 350.00


Doulton Silicon Ware Water Jug J143



Silver Yale Door Key K166
Silver Yale Door Key K166
Original, quality post-war solid sliver hallmarked door key for a yale type lock. The first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154
Original, quality silver cased folding carriage door key, Railway or Carriage ? Known an as "roundlett carriage key". This very clean example has a hallmarked two piece silver case with a steel carriage key in the original gilt finish. The hallmarks are a little rubbed, but this item would be circa 1900 and has an engraved monogram. Complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 5/8" closed.

3.5" x 3" open.

 
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Price: 230.00


Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154



Silver Mounted Cut Glass Inkwell IW103
Silver Mounted Cut Glass Inkwell IW103
Original, quality 1920's silver mounted square cut glass inkwell with a hobnail cut to the underside and a silver hinged domed lid and collar. The collar and lid are both hallmarked silver with no dents or blemishes and the glass has no chips or cracks. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 3.25" tall.

Base 2.25" x 2.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Silver Mounted Glass Match Stirker MS61
Original, quality 1920's clear glass matchstriker of small proportions with a hallmarked silver rim to the top. This spherical shaped example has the normal ribbed sides to the sphere for striking and is integral to the clear glass saucer shaped. No chips or blemishes and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen.

2" tall.

Base 2.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Silver Mounted Glass Match Stirker MS61



Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59
Silver Mounted Glass Matchstriker MS59
Original, quality circa 1900, spherical shaped ribbed glass matchstriker with a hallmarked silver top and a polished underside. The silver mount is detailed with the hallmark and for the maker "C. Vickery, to the Queen 131 & 133 Regent St. W." (London). Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 2.75" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 135.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped Doulton stoneware matchstriker with a motto to the front "shew us a light", some applied ceramic decoration and a silver rim to the top. The underside is impressed "3051" and for the maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minor dent to the hallmarked rim, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

1.75" tall x 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doulton Silver Mounted Matchstriker MS56



Silver Engraved Presentation Trowel P32
Silver Engraved Presentation Trowel P32
Original, quality superb hallmarked and engraved silver presentation trowel with a turned rosewood handle. The greatest surprise is this is not an antique, both the engraving and hallmark are for 1976. Nevertheless, it is a super example in every aspect. One side of this trowel is completely engraved in acanthus leaf decoration with the inscription to the inner panel detailing "presented to Mr M.B.L Fuller to commemorate The Topping-out ceremony at St Paul's House, Canterbury on 29th April 1976". The reverse side has the Birmingham Hallmark for 1976". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order.

Total 10" x 3.25" wide x 1.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 320.00


Silver Craven Hunt Trophy P29
Original, quality hallmarked silver trophy cup of a good size and condition engraved to the front "Championship, Craven Hunt", "Bouncer 1931". This very clean example has handles to the sides, a shaped stem and the original black bakelite plinth. The silver content weighs in at 479 grams. The associated invitation to attend the "Young Hound Judging" from "The Earl & Countess of Essex" is included with this trophy which was awarded on the day July 21st 1931 and RSVP were to Col. Walmesley DSO MC Inglewood Lodge, Kintbury, Nr Hungerford. Both the trophy and the invitation are in excellent order.

Trophy and plinth 10" tall x 9" x 5.5" base.

Card 4.5" x 3.5".

 
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Price: 400.00


Silver Craven Hunt Trophy P29



Lincoln Imp Enamel and Silver Spoon P23
Lincoln Imp Enamel and Silver Spoon P23
Original, quality Hallmarked silver presentation spoon in the original blue silk and velvet lined box with a "leather paper" covering. The silver spoon, the size of a breakfast cereal spoon, has embossed detail of "Lincoln Cathedral " to the bowl, with the Lincoln Imp sat at the base of the decorated stem and an enamelled coat of arms for Lincoln to the top. The reverse has the silver hallmark and a registration number for the year 1901. All is in super condition.

Box 9" x 3.5" x 1.5".

Spoon 7.25" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 256.00


Silver Presenation Trowel in Case P22
Original, quality late 19th century hallmarked and engraved silver presentation trowel in the original Morrocan leather covered fitted case. This super example has a reeded and bulbous ivorine handle and a shaped silver blade engraved with acanthus leaf decoration and an inscription "Presented to Mrs Wm Butler on laying a Foundation stone of Eastville Primative Methedist Chapel Bristol 21st August 1876. The trowel and case are both in super condition, the box having Royal Blue silk to the lid interior and velvet to the base interior.

Box 12.25" x 4" x 2".

Trowel 10.25" x 3" x 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 400.00


Silver Presenation Trowel in Case P22



Silver Presentation Trowel in Case P7
Silver Presentation Trowel in Case P7
Original, quality late19th century hallmarked and engraved silver presentation trowel in the original morrocan leather covered fitted case. This superb example has a clean and smooth turned irovy handle and a shaped silver blade engraved unusually to both sides. The top is engraved with acanthus scrolls and "Presented to James Davies Esq. on the occasion of his laying a Memorial Stone of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, City Road London, 7th Dec 1882". The reverse is engraved "Presented to Mr Ian Rowberry managing director Rosehaugh Copartnership Developments Ltd by directors of Wates Construction (London) Ltd to Commemorate the topping out of the New Caledonian Wharf SE16 on Wednesday 2nd November 1988". Good clear silver hallmarks are also to the reverse. The fitted case is lined with Royal Blue velvet and silk and the hinged lid interior is detailed in gilt "Goldsmith's Alliance Ltd Cornhill London". This whole item is faultless and the best we have seen.

Box 14" x 5.25" x 2.5".

Trowel 12.5" x 4" x 2".

 
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Price: 485.00


Silver Mounted Cranberry Glass Sugar Shaker SS3
Original, quality 1920's cranberry coloured glass hallmarked silver topped sugar shaker for the table. This example with a cut and polished glass body has a screw on silver domed top with decorative piercing. All is complete and in good and working order.

5.75" tall.

2 1/8" base.

 
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Price: 156.00


Silver Mounted Cranberry Glass Sugar Shaker SS3



Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Doulton Saltglazed Tobacco Jar T26
Original, quality 1920's saltglazed tobacco jar with lid and a hallmarked silver collar to the jar. This example has a two tone glazed colour and applied illustrations of hounds running around the jar and a variety of poses of gents sitting drinking or smoking. The underside is impressed for maker "Doulton Lambeth England". One minuscule chip to the rim of the lid, otherwise complete and in good order.

5" tall x 4.25" widest.

Aperture 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27
Original, quality late 19th century three-piece silver-mounted Doulton of Lambeth tea set, comprising teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl. The milk jug and sugar bowl have hallmarked silver rims and are perfect and the teapot has an old repair to the side handle, a hallmarked silver rim,spout and chains with collars to attach the lid to the side handle. The underside of each piece is impressed by "Doulton Lambeth", "E A G", "1879", "AG", "H W" for the maker and a variety of decorators. Apart from the old repair to the handle on the teapot, all is complete and in good order.

Teapot 4.5" tall x 5.5" x 8.25".

Jug 3.5" tall x 3" x 3.5".

Sugar bowl 2.25" tall x 3.75" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 400.00


3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27



Silver Mounted Riding Whip WR4
Silver Mounted Riding Whip WR4
Original, quality late 19th century Malacca cane riding whip with a good leather eye to the end and a silver mounted antler top grip. The hallmarked silver ferrule is engraved with the initials "B.J.B" for the previous owner and "Champion & Wilton Oxford St London" for the retailer. All in good order.

20" long plus leather strap 7" x 4.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 135.00

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