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George III Enamel Twist Ratafia Glass

England, c1760


Ratafia is a rather ancient alcoholic drink, characterized by the infusion of soft fruits
(as strawberries or cherries), nuts and herbs to alcohol or brandy, then sweetening and fermenting for several months.
Recipes vary and the exact origins are unknown. A Catalan legend relates that
three bishops from Barcelona were offered the nameless 'homemade' drink to toast a treaty agreement.
They so enjoyed the drink that they named it for signing the treaty :
'Rata fiat!' (in Latin meaning 'signed')

Ratafia has a pungently sweet aroma and is at times served with flakes of gold atop.


True Ratafia glasses are somewhat rare, having narrow upright bowls,
the bowl and stem lengths being approximately equal.


8.25" High

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In 1714, the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne, died - without heir.
Among her triumphs was the union with England of Scotland -
which the Stuarts (Stewart) had ruled since the 12th century -
and wherein most wished passionately to see the Stuart monarchy retained.
This intense passion was shared by many in England, Wales and Ireland.


However, for religious and political reasons (Act of Settlement),
the throne went to the closest cousin - Prince-Elect of Hanover (Germany) - George I.


This set the stage for the treasonous Jacobite plight :
to return "the rightful Stuart heirs" to the British throne -
its impassioned loyalties, its battles, its coded and cryptic language and images -


And, Jacobite Engraved Drinking Glasses - illustrated throughout the page below.


Click here for a short illustrated article.




"ICONIC SUNS" on the 18th Century Glassware of the Freemasons & Jacobites :


Depictions of the sun exist from the earliest times in almost all cultures.

Suns usually possess attributes of power, of life and renewal.


However, some iconic suns engraved on 18th & early 19th century English and European glass

also represent a history of secrecy, and interwoven spiritual and political cultures - and symbols :

particularly those of the oft-misunderstood fraternity of Freemasons,

and the Scottish-led Jacobite movement.


Click here for a short article. The glassware will also be listed below.






TOT CUPS : William & Mary, Queen Anne with Jacobite Interest

TUMBLERS : William & Mary, Queen Anne, and George III


"Tot cups" are small cups, usually footed as a beaker,

 and dram size - about 2 inches.

From c1670 to 1760, tot cups were handed to riders before or after a hunt,

or as a "friendship cup" to riders at the beginning or end of a journey.

"Tumblers" likewise date from the 17th century. 

Hammered up from a single sheet of silver, they were designed

 with a heavier base so that the cup could right itself when knocked.

Both small cups were meant to be emptied in a single draught.


Please click here for a bit of additional information & links. 




Fine Pair of George IV Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coolers
Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, England, 1st Quarter 19th Century
Each of twin handled campana form and having collared liners,
the bodies with engraved full armorials

The Arms of The Honourable Thomas Villiers

(The arms resting upon the Prussian eagle denotes an augmentation of

Barony of the Kingdom of Prussia granted by the King of Prussia to Thomas Villiers)

Boulton Mark of Twin Suns with Faces

10.25" High






Charles II Provincial Silver Wine Taster


Maker's Mark Only (Indistinct), possibly West Country,


Although there are several records of wine tasters in English 14th and 15th century manuscripts,

the earliest British silver wine tasters are from the 17th century, with very few being made after

1750.  Most from the 18th and 19th centuries come from France. There were two forms : this

form with the shallow bowl and 2 wire loop handles, and a later form with domed center.

 Interestingly, wine tasters are an outgrowth of small tasters made during the medieval period to

taste contents of bowls, to convince guests that the food was not poisoned.


3.5" Diameter / 2 oz.






George III Engraved Handled Glass Tankard

England, c1765-80
Of large size, waisted and having a medial applied annulated ring,
ribbed upper rim and lower flaring foot,
engraved with a script monogram HB, hops and barley
7.25" High






Two Quite Fine George III Masonic Tumblers


Left : Fine Cut & Engraved Masonic Tumbler

England, c1810, 3.75" High

Of heavy weight lead glass,
the cylindrical glass beautifully engraved to the front with Masonic imagery;

the reverse with conjoined script initials BP within a pair of Barley shafts;
the weighted base with eleven flutes below a horizontal bevel,
sharply star-cut to the verso


Right : Beautifully Engraved Masonic Tumbler

England, c1790, 4.25" High

The slightly flaring glass with the Masonic compass and square
centering a radiant sun and sided by foliate sprays and below the script engraved name James Clegg,
the reverse with a spray of hops, barley, all below a rim engraved with a floral and foliate border;
snapped pontil; bearing a collectors label verso



Charles II Silver Miniature Porringer, MN, London 1671


Charles II Silver Miniature ( "Toy") Porringer

London, 1761, M N, a crescent below, within a heart

2" High x 4.5" Wide / 2.2 oz.


These small baluster-form cups were popular from c1640 to 1700, are technically called "caudle "cups".  

Recently, the term "porringer", a straight-sided cup, has become the prevalent term for both  forms. 

The miniature, or "toy", version (2" -3" in height), popular in the mid-17th century,

had no lid, and usually simple chased or pounced decoration, with clipped silver wire handles. 

They were used for a warm drink composed of ale, sugar, eggs, bread and spices,

and often given as gifts to the mother of a newborn child.


Today these small cups are also often used as wine tasters,

as the chasing offers wells and bubbles for discerning color and clarity.


Charles II Silver Miniature Porringer, 1671, verso






18th Century Silver-Mounted Coconut, Double Crested

Unmarked, England

The plain shell with a scalloped and pierced silver rim mount,
raised on three hoof feet issuing from shell attachments;
the rim mount engraved with two crests,

for the familes of Lee & Guinness

3-7/8" High, The Bowl 5" Wide





George III Silver-Mounted & Crested Coconut Cup

Josiah Snatt, London, 1813

A simple, beautiful and elegant silver-mounted coconut drinking cup,
the scalloped silver rim-mount and fluted and scalloped base mount
descending to a silver pedestal stem resting on a circular reeded foot,
the silver mounted rim crested with a lion rampant;

5-7/8" High / 4" Wide at Rim / 3.75" Wide at Base

7.2 oz. Overall






Good Early Victorian Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup

Thomas Edwards, London, 1839

The bowl finely  engraved with ovals of winged moths and scrolling foliage,

raised on a cast and stippled silver mount and foot; fully marked;

Fine quality and craftsmanship

5" High / 4.7 Total oz.





Rare George III Silver-Mounted Carved Lignum Vitae Tankard

Henry Nutting, London, 1805
Carved with a band of vertical rectangles over a plain band,

above a band of horizontal rectangles representing basket-weaving,
the ring-turned cover with carved thumb lift,
body rim, handle and handle thumb lift all silver mounted,
raised on three silver paw feet
7.5" High






Dutch-Decorated Japanese Pear Form Porcelain Tankard
Edo Period, c1680-1700 / 'Quail & Millet' Pattern

In a European form, with underglaze blue meticulously over-painted in The Netherlands
in the Kakiemon manner with the'quail and millet' pattern in overglaze enamels and gilt;


The 'quail and millet' pattern was first seen in China in the early 12th century,
where the fighting quail symbolized courage.
The subject was later taken up by court painters in Japan, where, by the 17th century,
the quail combined with grasses and millet represented autumn.

The theme continued to be reproduced on the Continent and in England throughout the 18th century,

particularly by Meissen, Bow and Worcester

6.75" High x 6" Wide




Scarce Staffordshire Pottery Stirrup Cup : Muzzled Bear
England, Early 19th Century
The white collared and muzzled bear's head, showing all teeth,
red tongue extended, having black edged red eyes and protruding ears and nose,
the rose muzzle extending from an orange rimmed rose collar
4.75" High


Staffordshire Creamware Fox Head Stirrup Cup
England, First Quarter 19th Century
The white glazed cup modeled as a fox head having straight-forward gaze and upright ears,
the "collar" as a silver-luster rim
4.5" High




George III Silver Goblet

John Swift, London, 1799

The ovoid body crested for Jolliffe (Somerset)

and inscribed verso H over I * M and 1780; gilt interior and beaded collar and footrim

6" High / 7 oz.





Pair of George III Scottish Silver Large Goblets

Alexander Gardner & Co., Edinburgh, 1801

Of large size and heavy gauge silver, with gilt interior and engraved with the crest of a savage’s head affronte, 

couped at the shoulders (Fairbairn’s 190/5) below the motto “Will God I Shall” (Menzies), all within a laurel wreath,

surmounting a waisted stem with reeded knop over an octagonal base with reeded edge

 8.25” High / 22.6 oz.





Scarce Silver-Mounted Leather Black-Jack
Maker's Mark I.T, Within a Pelleted Oval
England, 18th Century 

The stitched tapering leather vessel having a silver foot and rim mount :
the rim mount with scrolling foliage and flora centering gryphons,
above a spreading footrim chased with laurel diapering;
the two mounts connected by three hinged strapwork supports having scalloped edges
and chased central mask faces between upper and lower flowerheads;
the front with a shaped silver cartouche scratch-initialed D * N
8.25" High / 5.25" Diameter / Volume of 44 oz.

(Pictured with a William & Mary Silver Tot Cup, Ralph Leake, London, 1695)





William & Mary Silver Tot Cup
Ralph Leake, London, 1695

Predecessor to the Stirrup Cup


Of heavy gauge silver, the small footed and girdled cup bearing the marriage arms of a Continental Marquis;

Marked verso : within a shield, RL a trefoil below, and a lion passant;

Interior and upper edge with remains of gilt

2-3/8" High / 3 oz. 


"Tot cups" are small drinking vessels, sometimes with a single handle, or handleless, in beaker form. 

They are usually footed and dram size (about two inches). 

Tot cups are said to be predecessors of the later Georgian “stirrup cups” -

so popular in both silver and ceramic from the mid-18th century forward. 

Tot cups, like stirrup cups, were likely handed to riders before or after a hunt,

 and meant to be drunk without putting the vessel down.




Fine 17th Century Silver-Mounted Lignum Vitae Carved Goblet

England, c1680

Complex engine turning throughout, and with spiral stem

The silver rim mounted, Sheffield, 1911, EWO & Co.

4.25" Wide High x 3-78" Wide





18th Century Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup and Cover

Unmarked to the Body, Cover Maker's Mark Rubbed, Probably Continental

The silver-lined ovoid bowl having silver mounts with fish-scale diapering & pierced border,

supported by three silver Atlanteans over a knopped pedestal stem

and stepped base, also with scale diapering,

the coconut cover with knopped silver finial and escutcheon

10" High






George II / III Incised Twist Stem Wine

England, c1755-65

The round funnel bowl vertically moulded flutes ending in small knops,

over a finely insiced stem and

conical foot and snapped pontil ; very nice quality

5.25" High



George III Scottish Silver Masonic Goblet, Edinburgh, 1782


George III Scottish Silver Goblet

William Davie, Edinburgh 1782

(Masonic Interest)

The rim at each side engraved with "two hands clasped" -

a Masonic grip, as opposed to a British crest ; inscribed verso with initials;

the verso with an illegible scratch engraved script inscription , shown below
( Appears to read Whit over 7 II 4 II L J (or I) II A D II Y )

6.5” High / 7 oz.


George III Scottish Silver Masonic Goblet, Two Hands Clasped






Rare William III Silver Wine Taster

London, 1697-1700 

Marks rubbed, ?E, Britannia and lions head erased visible

3" Bowl Width / 4'' Over Handles / 1.6 oz


Very few wine tasters were made in England as wine was not a “national product”. 

However for a short period in the second half of the 17th century, a number of wine tasters were produced in England. 


There is an interesting note in Great British Wine Accessories (Butler), p. 69, fig. 4/6,

regarding this type of small silver wine taster, possibly being used - not as a merchant's taster -

but one in which a servant would taste wine, demonstrating to the host and guests that is was not poisoned.

A similar twin handled cup is shown, c1670, by an unidentified English maker.





George III Engraved Sugar Loaf Decanter

Jacobite Interest,

England, c1770

Engraved with two sprays, each issuing a single stem having small leaves

and three cut and polished flowerheads :
a six-petaled rose, a single bud, and a 4 petal rose

11.5" High





George II Jacobite Pattern Moulded Bowl & Folded Foot

England, c1750

Engraved with Stuart Rose and Compound Scottish Rose Foliage

6" High






George III Jacobite Double Series Opaque Twist Wine
England, c1765
Engraved with partially open 6-petaled rose in profile,
and a closed bud on a curving stem with 6 leaves of varying sizes,
above a double series opaque twist stem
5.75" High




Left : George II Baluster Wine with Two Tears, England c1730, 6" High - SOLD

Right : Early Georgian Baluster Wine with Single Tear to the stem and a folded foot, c1730, 5.5" High - SOLD




Rare Continental Cut & Engraved Ceremonial Glass

Mid to Late 18th Century, Probably Bohemian


The large glass with a cut and engraved drawn funnel bowl over a stem of 4 graduating hollow facet cut knops,
resting on the largest knop which has a small polished pontil verso;
the bowl engraved with a roundel with the following :
a sun in splendor, a concave flaming heart, a sunflower with two buds
above a furrowed field with two bridges, and sided by sprays of lily of the valley

below the inscription : "das leben kombt von dir." (Loosely translates "the life comes from thee".)


The precise original use of this glass (or cup) is not yet known.
However the consensus is that its use was secular, and not ecclesiastical.
I am also advised that is it likely "quasi-Masonic", or of a related club, as many existed in that period.

9.5" High





George II Jacobite Engraved Airtwist Wine

With Stuart Rose, Oak Leaf and Star

England, c1750

(The engraver likely Engraver C, as discussed and pictured in
The Jacobites and Their Drinking Glasses, Seddon, p.110-111 and 116-7)

6.25" High







Jacobite Interest : George II / III Composite Stem Wine Glass

England, c1760

The bell bowl engraved with a carnation and two buds with moth,

three part composite stem with enamel twist

The carnation has long been a Jacobite symbol for several reasons :

"carnation / coronation" , and an "omen",

as carnations bloomed early in January 1720, after the birth of Prince James Edward Stuart

6.25" High







George III Jacobite Facet Stem Wine

England, c1775

With Stuart 6-Petaled Rose & Bird in Flight

Base to bowl cut as rose petals

The foot facet cut as the 6-petaled Stuart Rose

6" High






George III Jacobite Moulded Bowl Opaque Twist Wine

Daffodil & Bee, England, c1750

Daffodils symbolized 'hope'- the return of spring,
and akin to the sunflower, the return of the Stuart reign.
Bees symbolized both 'fertility' and 'resurrection' to new life out of decay.
5.75" High






George III Jacobite Interest Engraved Facet Cut Wine

England, c1770

 With a concave carved cluster of grapes sided by two freely drawn leaves and C and S-scrolls,
the scrolls, perhaps coincidentally - or by purpose, appearing as a script initial cypher of C and E;

the reverse with a crested jaybird in flight; snapped pontil to a wide and slightly domed foot

6.25" High





George III Facet Cut Stem Wine

England, c1775

The funnel bowl engraved with polished and engraved roses and foliate sprays,

having a crested bird in flight on the reverse,

raised on a facet cut stem


George III Double Series Opaque Twist Stem

England, c1765

The funnel bowl engraved with daffodils amount forget-me-not foliage,

having a crested bird in flight on the reverse,

raised on a double series opaque twist stem with single knop




Pair of George III Irish Silver Wine Coasters
Dublin, 1782, Maker's Mark Pierced

Of round pierced and bright-cut form having beaded upper borders typical of Dublin coasters of the period,

each gallery centering four bright-cut ovals, one of the ovals crested :
a stag's head attired or erased

(Fairbairns 121.5, Amos, Annesley, Barrow, Beckwith, Bell, Bellingham, Blyth, et al)

5.25" Diameter Base / 5" The Upper Rim




George III Silver Adjustable Dish Cross with Burner

Charles Aldridge & Henry Green, London, 1773


Dish crosses were made primarily during the mid through late 18th century, being used

 for placement of hot dishes on sideboards.  They have sliding supports to fit a varying

array of shapes and sizes, making them suitable for a number of contemporary usages -

 including silver, ceramics, or even decorative objects that one might wish to elevate on a table.




George III Mahogany & Brass Bottle Carrier

English or Irish, c1780, removable brass inserts


A rare and fine portable stand, of heavy fine-grained mahogany, the open rectangular

brass-mounted stand with arched brass-mounted handle above six mahogany-sided  

square compartments, each with a removable brass square fitment, the sides with further

brass banding; the interior compartments measuring 5" square

9.5" High x 16.75" Wide x 11.75" Deep







George II Jacobite Trumpet Form Wine

England, c1745

With Stuart Rose and two buds, the sun and a white oak leaf


Ref : An identical glass is illustrated The Book of Wine Antiques, Butler & Walkling, p. 200, Pl. 205,

the frontal rose and sun to the backside both being visible.


Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Royal House of Stuart 1688-1788 : Works of Art from the Drambuie Collection,

Robin Nicholson, p. 16, cat. no 15 A "Chastleton Manor" decanter and four wine glasses c. 1750, Pl. ii,

an identical wine glass with drawn bowl and air twist stem height 6-1/4 inches engraved with rose, two buds, “star” and oak leaf :


Provenance : Christie's London

6" High





Two Rare George III Jacobite Tumblers :


Fine Large George III Cut & Engraved Jacobite Tumbler

England, Late 18th Century, 4-5/8" High

entering the conjoined script initials WS between two ribbon-tied sprays with 4-petaled flowers,  
ending in 6-petaled Scottish Roses with concave petals and cross-hatched centers,
the reverse with a crested bird in flight holding in its beak a further Scottish Rose compound-leaf,
all below a rim engraved with a band of X's and concave O's



George III Engraved Jacobite Tumbler

England or Scotland, Late 18th Century, 4.5" High

featuring two birds in flight each with a crested head, one clutching a sunflower spray,
the other a branch appearing to be the compound foliage of the symbolic Scottish rose;
the reverse with an arrangement of seven x's, above four six-pointed stars -
likely with cryptic reference to Culloden,
and the Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight from Scotland in (1)746;

the base moulded as an open sunflower, incorporating the snapped pontil as its center





George III Jacobite Airtwist Wine

England, c1750-60

engraved with a Stuart 6-petaled rose and a single bud and leaves,
above a multiple series air twist stem with flattened central knop;
the round conical foot with a snapped pontil & bearing collector's labels verso

6.25" High





Pair of Scottish Victorian Figural Bottle Stoppers

J. (John) MacKay, Edinburgh, 1880

Of heavy gauge silver, each modeled as a beaver with a flat chased tail
which overhangs a circular mount chased as a dam with leaves, twigs and water,
the mount's canted rim with chased with Vitruvian waves

2.5" High, the longer / 4.3 oz. Total Weight (2)






Three Fine Silver-Mounted Bottle Stoppers : Left to Right :

Fine Victorian Cast Silver Heraldic Bottle Stopper, Murray, Dukes of Atholl (or Athole) and the Earls of Dunmore (Hennell) - SOLD 

Good George IV Silver Bottle Neck Ring and Silver-Mounted Bottle Stopper (Samuel Jackson) - SOLD 

Victorian Cast Silver Heraldic Bottle Stopper (Earls of Ewe & Essex) (William Hunter)




George III Scottish Provincial Engraved Silver Quaich

Charles Jamieson, Inverness, c1810

Having twin shaped lugs with upper surfaces engraved AMG and PML (untraced),
raised on a plain collet marked footrim

5-5/8" Wide, Over Handles / 2-7/8" Diameter, The Bowl / 3.2 oz.

Ref : Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 13 August 2014

"Inverness - a scarce Scottish provincial quaich, Charles Jamieson",
of identical form with engraved initials (traced)





Pair George IV Scottish Silver Toddy Ladles

John Caw, Edinburgh, 1826-27

Crested and motto for Bremner, Brymer :

a dexter arm vambraced holding in the gauntlet a pheon erect,

 below the mottos PER TELA PER HOSTES ( By arrow by enemies), Fairbairn's 211.7

6" Long / 2.4 oz.




Georgian Irish Silver Bottle Tickets

Good Pair George III Irish Silver Bottle Tickes, John Stoyte, Dublin, c1788

Associated Pair George III Irish Silver Bottle Tickets, John Egar, Dublin, 1812 - SOLD

Good Irish Silver Bottle Ticket, Benjamin Tait, Dublin, c1790

Georgian Silver Bottle Ticket, Unmarked, Tested as Silver, c1780, Probably Provincial ("Irish Whisky") SOLD




Early 19th Century British Silver Neck-Ring Bottle Tickets, Collar



Good Pair George III Silver Bottle Tickets, John Brockwell, London 1811, W. WINE, PORT



Good Pair George III Silver Bottle Tickets, John Whittingham, London 1790, Brandy, Claret


Left :

Good Pair George III Silver Bottle Tickets

John Brockwell, London,1811
Rounded rectangular form engraved for W.WINE and PORT

within an unusual trailing foliate border upon a matted ground
1-7/8" Long / .6 oz.


Right :

Pair George III Pierced Silver Bottle Tickets

John Whittingham, London, 1790

The borders pierced with hoops and trefoils

1-7/8" Long / .5 oz





Georgian Silver Bottle Tickets





Unusual Georgian Deceptive Toastmaster's Glass

England, c1820
The bucket bowl with a single applied loop handle over a double-knopped stem

Toastmasters required special glasses with deceptively shallow bowls
to enable them to consume less alcohol with repetitive toasts.

4-5/8" High




George III Cut & Engraved Sugar-Loaf Decanter, Masonic Interest

England, c1780


The high shoulders in "sugar-loaf" (or mallet) form, resembling the "Masonic maul",
engraved with three Suns in Splendor within swags of ovals and stars

suspended from floral and foliate sprays with corresponding dependent drops,
above a horizontal band of further ovals and stars, and arch-shaped basal flutes,
the faceted neck with plain lip and a lozenge faceted stopper

11" High

To be illustrated in Andy McConnell's forthcoming new edition of 'The Decanter".





Late 17th and early 18th century decanters were made from heavy mould-blown glass with high kicks I the base –

the kicks offering larger surfaces for cooling as well as protection from the often rough pontil.

They were used for serving and stoppers, when used, were loose corks or plugs, secured with string. 

Between 1720 and 1730, a group of carafes known as "cruciform decanters" were introduced. 

They led quickly to the mid-18th century clear glass decanters with fitted stoppers.



George II Cruciform Decanter

England, c1740

Eight sided with three applied neck rings;

wonderful interior bubbling to the thick early glass

Provenance : Bernard Watney

9.25" High






Good George II Cruciform-Carafe Form Decanter

England, c1740



Early Georgian Glass Cruciform Carafe-Form Decanter

England, c1740,  9.5" High




William & Mary Silver Tumbler Cup

London 1692

IC in a shaped punch, a mullet below

(Jackson's Revised, p.137, as found on 2 tankards, 1685-6, and a toy porringer 1691-2)

Bearing arms for the family of Rogers (Rodgers, Roger)

2-7/8" High, 3-3/8" Wide / 4.8 oz




Queen Anne Britannia Silver Beaker

William Gibson, London, 1702

Good marks to the upper rim

3” High  /  3.8 oz.


“Beakers are usually made in three parts, the sides being made from sheet which is hammered into the round

and then seamed vertically, the base and foot wire applied separately. 

The form of the beaker varies very little from the 17th to the 19th centuries….

Beakers are comparatively rare from this (Queen Anne) period.”

(Antique Silver, Peter Waldron, p163, 164)




Small Early George III Silver Porringer

William Cripps*, London 1763

Very nicely embossed, the cartouche with Roman initial M

 3.25” High / 5 “ Over Handles / 3.3 oz


*William Cripps, working from 1738-1767, apprenticed to the well known

Huguenot silversmith David Willaume. 

“As one might expect from his training under David Willaume,

Cripps became an accomplished craftsman and a versatile exponent of the rococo style;

to judge from his surviving pieces, he enjoyed a considerable clientele”.  

pp .479-80, London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837, Grimwade





Set of 3 George III Silver Wine Coasters

John Rowbotham, 1775, Sheffield

An early set, crested  for Everard and an Unknown Family



George III Silver Baluster Form Tumbler

Richard Cooke, London, 1810

Of heavy gauge silver and unusual form, the base well weighted;

Crested : an eagle displayed with two heads arg. Fairbairnes 74.2

2.75" High x 2.5" Wide / 3.2 oz




Set of Three George III Engraved Facet Cut Wines

England, c1780

Extremely well engraved

4-3/8” High




George III Silver Wine Funnel, Stephen Adams II, London, 1804 - SOLD

Shown With

George III Irish Provincial Silver Wine Funnel Stand, Joseph Kinselagh, Cork, c1790 - SOLD

The domed stand crested for Thomas Carr, Freemason and author of “The Ritual of the Operative Free Masons”




South American Engraved Silver Tastevin, with Sea Serpent Dependent Loops

Early 19th Century, Probably Brazil

2.5” Long (Bowl) / 6” Long Overall / 1.3 oz




George III Silver Lemon (Punch) Strainer

Charles Aldridge & Henry Green, London 1771

8-7/8" Wide / 4 oz.




George III Silver Lemon (Punch) Strainer

Samuel Meriton II, London, 1780

crested for Molyneux, Earls of Sefton

4.25” Diameter x 9.5” Over Handles / 4.4 oz.



Nine Plain Stem Drawn Trumpet Bowl Georgian Wine Glasses

England, c1750-1765

Two with folded feet / Four with stem tears

Priced Individually, but can easily be used as a set

6.5" to 7.25" High




Pair of William IV Anglo-Irish Cut Glass Pint Decanters


Double neck rings, pint sizes, very heavy glass and oddly fitting stoppers are all

characteristic of Irish glass.

8" High




Louis XV / XVI Provincial Silver Tastevin

Mid 18th century

Heavy gauge, twisted serpent handle,

engraved  I . GREGOIRE (Gregory)

4.75" Over Handle / 4.5 oz.


The marks:
"Crowned A.P" thrice (for Antoine II Parrel)
Also with two further 1838 re-marks for small silver, crab verso, crab and boar on handle;
possibly another name illegibly inscribed (image below - too small to read or photograph)




George II Silver Brandy Saucepan

EhA, London, 1744

Grimwade, #3543

Useful for  warming or serving brandy, butter and sauces




George III  Silver Brandy Saucepan (Warmer)

Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp, London, 1774

Crested for the Family of Wollaston

Useful for  warming or serving brandy, butter and sauces




Good George II / III Mahogany Kettle (Wine) Stand

England, c1755-65

Of well figured timbers retaining the original surfaces,

the octagonal top with original gallery

above a tapering and ring-turned standard with urn knop

23" High x 12" Diameter


Kettle (also called 'wine') stands were introduced in the early 18th century
to accommodate silver tea kettles on their silver stands.
They were used in the tripod form until the early George III period.
Thereafter kettle (or urn) stands with four legs were more usual.
Small tripod stands have become increasingly difficult to find with original surfaces and in good condition,
particularly one with its original gallery.







Early George III Brass-Bound Mahogany Cellaret on Stand

England, c1765

An early example of dense heavy mahogany timbers, with original brass cooperage and handles,

having a zinc liner and raised on small brass casters

25” High x 24” Wide x 18” Deep / 25.25” Over Handles




Rare Early George III Brass Bound Mahogany Bottle Cooler on Stand

England, c1765-70

21" High x 11" Square


Of high quality, the square cooler with pillared fluted corners and original rococo brass mounts and containing

a conforming brass liner, raised on 4 molded and chamfered legs with the original carved fretwork corner brackets;

likely an early jeroboam stand; will hold 4 standard bottles


Note : These small square bottle stands were introduced in the designs of Thomas Chippendale in his 1763 Edition of The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director (Pl. LV), and also by William Ince and John Mayhew, in Universal System of Household Furniture (1762), where they are under the heading of “Tea Kettle Stands”. 

A similar slightly larger example appears in the Althorp Portfolio (AL16013), and on the cover of Small Antique Furniture, Bernard & Therle Hughes.






George III Scottish Silver Quaich

Taylor & Hamilton, Glasgow, c1780

The two lug handles with inscriptions

5-7/8' over handles / 3.1 ozt.






George III Masonic Firing Glass

England, c1800

With Masonic emblems,

the compass and the square sided by the level

and crescent concave female moon to the left,

the concave male sun and the plumb to the right,

the reverse side with a script monogram “HG”;

4" High




George II Early Masonic Firing Glass

England, c1750

English Freemasons began to engrave their glass only about 1750

Of very heavy weight, the funnel shaped bowl

above a thick short thick shaft and a snapped pontil

Engraved with a crescent and sun
above a pivot, compass and square

4.25" High








George III Silver Stilton Cheese Scoop

William Eley, William Chawner, William Fearn

London 1809

10" Long / 4.3 oz




Victorian Silver Stilton Cheese Scoop

Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1878




George III Silver Pierced Pastry/Fish Server

Charles Aldridge & Henry Green

London, 1773

Of the very desirable triangular pierced and bright cut form

12.5" Long / 5.5 oz.




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