SILVER & VERTU :
James I Silver Apostle Spoon, James The Less
John Saunders, London, 1616-17
holding a fuller's bat with club end in his right hand and a book in his left,
his nimbus with a sacred dove;
V-attachment of finial to shaft
7" Long / 2 oz.
Rare Mid-17th Century Silver "Tasting" Cup
England, Unmarked, c1640-70
Shaped in the Portuguese fashion prevalent at the time,
the deep round lobed bowl with an embossed flowerhead to the interior,
the opening petal edges further "studded" with punch-beading; two beaded s-scroll foliate handles,
raised on a short stem with bladed knop (Iberian influence) and small circular foot;
prick-engraved E over WH in the British manner.
3.75" The Bowl, 5" Over Handles, 2.5" High / 4 oz.
Late 17th Century Trefid Spoon and 2-Tine Fork
each verso lightly pricked EB over EY and 1694
Of sweetmeat or "traveling" size and with trefid terminals,
the shafts engraved to each side with undulating foliage
descending from unengraved oval cartouches to one side, pricked to the other,
the rattail bowl with foliate engraving,
the two-tine fork with maker's mark 'Gothic' I pellet P, and the spoon unmarked
5" Long / .9 oz
17th Century Silver-Gilt Engraved Trefid Sweetmeat Spoon
With soft probably original gilding,
the oval bowl with a rattail attachment bearing a late 17th century mark for Augsburg,
a portcullis in an oval punch, and a zigzag "diet" silver test mark,
the shaft engraved to either side with overlapping leaves and pomegranates
and ending with a trefid terminal
4.5" Long / .5 oz.
Jacobite Issue Medal : "The Young Pretender"
Norbert Rottier, 1699
The silver medal depicting the bust 9 year old James Prince of Wales,
below IAC: WALLIAE PRINCEPS;
verso with owls over a radiant rising sun and a single ship below
SOLA. LUCE. FVGAT, (He has Flown by the Only Light)
and 1699; initialed N.R
Illustrated : "Works of Art From the Drambuie Collection", no.58;
"Material Culture of the Jacobites", Guthrie, p.72
Queen Anne Wick Britannia Standard Snuffer, Mathew Cooper I, London, c1704,
& George II Silver Snuffer Tray, James Gould, London, 1736,
the crest a winged Pegasus. & the head of an antelope;
Both of heavy gauge silver
5" Long, The Snuffer / 2.1 oz
7" Long x 3.25" Deep x 1.75" High / 7.9 oz.
10.2 oz. Total Weight
Set of Six 3-Tine Britannia Standard Dessert Forks
Of heavy gauge silver, with three full tines and upturned terminal,
each crested :
out of a tower, a dexter arm in armor embowed, holding in the hand a baton
7" Long / 9.1 oz.
Rare Set of Six George I Silver Rattail Dessert Spoons,
Paul de Lamerie
Of heavy gauge silver, each with rattail attachment and unengraved upturned terminal,
the shafts married 4 times with maker's mark only
7" Long / 7.7oz.
Rare George II Silver Straight 24-Piece Dessert Set of Pistol-Handled Knives & Forks
Dru Drury, c1720
The 12 silver 2-tine dessert 2-tine forks,
and 12 dessert knives having scimitar II blades,
(the blades unmarked but apparently silver)
all with cast flat-sided pistol handles,
the terminal butts decorated with a short acanthus scroll
6.25" Long, the Forks / 7.75" Long, the Knives
41.2 oz. Total
Early George II Silver Tot Cup
George Greenhill Jones, 1731, London
The side with contemporary scratched initials W.C
2-3/8" High / 2.2 oz.
George I Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell & Mother of Pearl Snuff Box
Unmarked, c1720 / "Arlecchino"
With silver sides and stand away silver hinge, the cover inlaid with silver pique,
mother of pearl, gilt metal and copper,
the Harlequin character from Commedia dell' Arte,
playing the lute - likely in pursuit of a pretty lady .
The use of this character in the Commedia dell' Arte has been traced back to as early as 1593
Provenance & Literature : "British Silver Boxes 1640-1840. The Lion Collection",
pictured p. 113, ref. 107, as well as the introduction illustration for "The Collection"
Early George II Silver-Mounted Armorial Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box
England or Scotland, c1720
The slightly domeds silver cover engraved with the coat of arms
of Ashley or Ashby Ledgers (Ashby St. Legers), Northamptonshire
Provenance & Literature : "The Albert Collection", no. 381, pictured p. 14;
"British Silver Boxes 1640-1840,The Lion Collection", pictured p.116, ref. 112
Cast Silver Schraubtaler (Schraubmedaille)
with 17 Hand-Colored Copper Plate Engravings
Augsburg, c1731-2, Abraham Remshard (Engravings), The Silver Unmarked
The small circular cast silver box unscrewing to reveal
17 detailed circular 'leporello' hand-colored copper engravings,
depicting the historic expulsion of Protestants from Salzburg, and
their emigration to Prussian Lithuania at the invitation of King Frederick William I.
1.75" Wide x .75" High / 1 oz. total weight
Three George II Silver Escutcheon Bottle Tickets, c1739-50
James Slater, London, 1739-50 (SOLD)
Thomas Rush, London c1740
William Cripps, London, 1743-50
Each Priced Separately
In Stock - Linked
Pair George II Silver Escutcheon Bottle Tickets
Sandilands Drinkwater, England,c1745-50
The centers incised for PORT and MADEIRA,
within borders flat chased with grape clusters and leaves
2.25" Wide / .8 oz.
Fine George II Diminutive Silver Cream Boat
John Swift, London, 1747
Of exceptional weight, the oval bowl having a shaped rim
and raised on three leaf-capped knees and heavy scroll feet;
4-5/8" Long x 2-1/2" Wide x 3-1/2" High (Over handle)
Weight : 4.8 oz.
Rare George II Die-Cast Silver Mustard Spoon
Diana of the Hunt
Elizabeth Tuite (likely) London, c1750-55
in the Hanoverian pattern with blunt bowl characteristic of the egg spoon,
the handle die-cast with a figure of a haloed Diana with her bow and bounty
within an elaborate rococo cartouche,
the bowl verso with a well cast basket of flowers within an arabesque cartouche;
the terminal crested with an arm in armour lying fesse and holding a dagger
4.5" / .5 oz.
In Stock - Linked
George II Rococo Silver Taperstick
John Cafe, London, 1755
In the rococo form and after the candlestick of the same design,
crested to the base with an arm in armour, holding a scimitar;
fully marked to the underside
4.6" High / 4.9 oz.
HARLEQUIN SETS of GEORGE II / III HANOVERIAN
SILVER DESSERT SPOONS & FORKS (12+12) :
Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver Dessert Spoons :
All London. 1745-1763, All London :
Ebenezer Coker, 1745 : (1) crested / Ebenezer Coker, 1746 : (2) / Peter Bennett, 1749 : (1) crested ;
Thomas & William Chawner, 1759 (2) ; Thomas & William Chawner, 1762-3 (2) crested
Edward Dobson & Pryor Williams (2 ) crested ;
1746 (1) maker's mark cast over, crested ;
1749 (1) : maker's mark rubbed.
Each with upturned tip and rattail attachment to the bowl / 6.5" Long
Set of 12, 13.8 oz. Total Weight
In Stock - Linked (The Spoons Available)
Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver 3-Tine Dessert Fork, London :
Walter Brind, 1784 (5) / George Smith, 1781 (2) / Thomas & William Chawner, 1766 (2)
Thomas Chawner, 1775 (1) / William Cripps, 1763 (1) / Indistinct, 1753 (1)
Each in excellent condition with good long tines
and without crests, initials or removals evident
Set of 12 : 15 oz. Total
(The Forks Sold)
Straight Set of 12 George III Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons
Isaac Callard, London, 1757
Of heavy gauge silver withsingle drop heel
Each engraved en suite with the crest of a wolf (or fox) sejant ppr.
8.25" Long / 31.2 oz.
In Stock - Linked
Rare Early George III Hanoverian Silver Sugar Sifting Ladle
William Tant, London 1762
Of heavy gauge silver, with crisp marks
Cypher monogram to terminal
6.5" long / 1.9 oz.
Set of Six Early George III Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Forks
Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1763
Arms of Chamier Impaling Wilson
Of heavy gauge silver and full tines
7.75" Long / 15.7 oz
Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Soup Ladle
Jospeh Cullen, Dublin, 1763
With deep scalloped bowl,
the upper shaft engraved in the Irish manner with
foliage descending from a terminal cartouche crested with "a cherub's head"
Crisp marks to shaft
13.75" Long / 8.25 oz
Fine Pair of George III Cast Silver Candlesticks
William Cripps, London, 1766
In the rococo manner,
each crested to base and bobeche with an eagle displayed with two heads sable
(family of Hanrott, of the City of London)
11.5" High / 51.3 oz.
Georgian Silver-Mounted Leather Tankard (Blackjack)
England, 18th Century
The tapering cylindrical tankard with leaher stitches body and handle,
the silver rim with a scalloped edge;
5-7/8" High x 4.25" Wide
Georgian Silver-Mounted Leather Tankard (Blackjack)
With Unengraved Shield
England, 18th Century, The Mounts, Birmingham (England) 1905 Import Marks
Of cylindrical tapering form having with leather-stitched body and handle,
the kicked terminal splayed, the silver rim with a scalloped and pierced edge;
the silver marked G.M. Co, with triangle, 925 and letter "f" (1905 Birmingham import mark)
Early George III Silver Escutcheon Form Bottle Ticket - MADEIRA
Joseph Steward II (Probably), London, 1768
Marked thrice with an I.S within an oval punch, Grimwade #1661
In Stock - Linked
Fine George III Irish Silver Bright Cut Meat Skewer
John Power, Dublin c1780
A very attractive shaped meat skewer, having an open ring hold
and fully bright cut to each side,
the upper side with additional oval crested with a falcon, on breast a lozenge
12 5/8" Long / 2.3 oz.
George III Silver Lidded & Bright Cut Tankard
Langlands & Robertson, Newcastle, England, 1782
Of heavy gauge silver, the cover with central unengraved shield
surrounded by foliate engraving and bright cut border and rim;
marked to the underside of body and lid;
gilded to the interior
7.5" High x 7.5" Wide / 27.8 oz.
Good Frederick VI Silver Heart-Form Hovedvansaeg
Copenhagen Denmark, Assay Mark Christopher Fabritius;,
The hinged cover below Inscribled A.P.D. over 1793
Good Pair of George III Silver Bottle Tickets
Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, London, 1794
Engraved PORT, and SHERRY,
surmounted by a shield sided by two c-scrolls and
engraved in contemporary conjoined script; JHC
1.5" High x 1.75" Wide
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Good George III Silver Nutmeg Grater, of Barrel Form
John Shekelton, London, 1800
Of heavy gauge silver in three parts,
the screw-off top threaded onto the base
retaining the silver-banded original blue steel grater;
marks exceptionally crisp and detailed
1-3/4" High, 1-3/16" Diameter at Waist
George III Silver Three-Part Wine Funnel
Peter, Anne & William Bateman, London, 1803
With reeded rim and shaped tang,
the push-on detachable strainer with reeded band
above a full curved and notched spout; also with detachable inner muslin ring
5.2" High, 3.25" Diameter
With Associated George III Scottish Silver Reeded Funnel Stand
Alexander Gairdner, Edinburgh, c1790
Crested for Cunningham
Fine George III Silver Tumbler Cup
Samuel Strahan, London, 1807
Crested for the Family of "Turner"
Of fine quality and exceptionally heavy (4.6 oz.) for its size
Crested for the Family of "Turner" ::
a lion passant gu, holding in dexter in paw a laurel branch vert.
2-1/8" High, 2-5/8" Diameter / 4.6 oz.
George III Silver Chamberstick & Extinguisher
with Scissor Snuffer,
Richard Cooke, Wilkes Booth the scissors, each London, 1809
And each crested en suite with a Saracens head
Of quite heavy gauge silver,
the round gadrooned drip pan surmounted by an openwork stem
and fluted and urn form gadrooned nozzle
4.25" High x 6.25" Wide (over handle) / 15 oz.
"Royal Interest" : George III Silver Snuffer
Wilkes & John Booth, London, 1810,
bearing CR beneath the Royal Coronet,
the cypher of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818),
consort of King George III to the side,
the top with cypher monogram
conjoined TM beneath a Viscount's coronet
3.5" Long / 1.1 oz.
Good Pair of Matthew Boulton Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coolers
Each of campana form,
centering to each side the marital arms of Halliday and Harvie;
above a part-fluted lower section;
having detachable collars and liners;
each foot verso with twin suns having faces mark
In Stock - Linked
George III Irish Silver Rattail Straining Spoon
James Scott, Dublin 1818
Fiddle Pattern, the large ovoid bowl with rattail attachment verso,
and slotted and pierced divider to the interior center,
the terminal crested with a demi-lion rampant, in dexter paw a crescent
12.5" Long / 5.3 oz.
George IV Silver Waiter or Stand
Charles Price, London, 1827
Of quite fine quality and heavy weight,
having a plain round unengraved field surrounded by an undulating pierced border
on three leaf and scroll openwork engraved feet
7.5" Diameter / 12.2 oz
Very Fine & Large George IV Silver Straining Spoon
William Chawner, London, 1827
The large strainer spoon of heavy gauge silver,
the bowl with a single drop heel centering
an arched and threaded strainer having fine scrolled piercing,
the terminal engraved with a contemporary conjoined script monogram, "WMB"
16.25" Long / 11.2 oz.
Fine Set of 18 Early Victorian Silver-Gilt & Bloodstone Dessert (Fruit & Cheese Knives)
George Adams of Chawner & Co, 1841 (17 / John & Henry Lias, 1847 (1), London
Crested for the Family of Hodson, Holybrooke House, Bray, Wicklow
For dessert use, both with cheese and fruit,
each silver-gilt pointed blade fully marked and engraved with a crest :
A dove close azure beaked and membered or holding in her beak an olive branch proper,
the gilt ferrule attached to a part-fluted bloodstone haft
17th Century Style Silver Traveling Fork-Cum-Spoon
The Netherlands, c19th Century
With terminal seated lion pick
6.25" Long / 1.6 oz.
English Bacchanalian Silver Wine Taster
Rosenthal, Jacob & Co., London, 1884
A deep circular bowl, embossed with a mask of Bacchus
on a punched ground surrounded by scrolling foliage and flowerheads
2.75" Wide x 1-1/8" High / .7 oz.
Early George V Engraved Silver Quaich
'Rudyard Kipling' Interest, England, c1912
Engraved beneath the rim with the last verse from
Kipling's 1911 poem "Big Steamers" .
By decent through the Kipling family,
who report the bowl commissioned by Rudyard Kipling
as a gift to his only son John, killed shortly thereafter in World War I.
The Bowl, 5.75" Wide, 9" Across the Handles / 11.4 oz.
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