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NEW & INCOMING ACQUISITIONS : 2021

 

(December 2020, to Present)

(A great many recent acquisitons have just ararived,.
most necessarily having been held since last fall due to closures and shipping schedules.
Please see the bottom of this page for more.)

 

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Ceramics & Glass  /  Furniture  /  Fine Art  /  Silver & Vertu  Inquiry

 

Stock is listed chronologically within categories.

Not yet illustrated items will be listed at the end of each category.

 


 

CERAMICS & GLASS :

 

 

Ming Dynasty Ko-Sometsuke Small Bowl

Jiaqing, 1522-1566, Likely Jingdezhen

In the Ko-Sometsuke manner, the small bowl painted with a deer and monkey
beneath a bird in flight and two flowering trees and scattered insects,
the rim exterior and interior and footrim with a double line,
the interior painted with a flower;
the verso with a Fu Gui Jia Qi shop chop mark :
'Excellent Wares for the Wealthy Nobility',
or 'Beautiful Vessel for the Rich and Honorable'

5" Wide / 2.5" High

SOLD

 

Ming Kraak Porcelain Klapmuts Bowl, Wanli, China, c1600-1610, Rinaldi Group II 

 

Ming Kraak Porcelain Klapmuts Bowl

Wanli, China, c1600-1610, Rinaldi Group II 

The central roundel painted with "auspicious symbols",
including a lingzhi above a scroll on a ground of ruyi scepters suspending ribbon scrolls and tassels;
the cavetto having lobed panels of peach bloom sprays and auspicious symbols,

divided by opposing ruyi scepters(instead of alternating panels of beaded pendants)
the rim with eight peony blooms, the verso with prunus branches and seated birds;
the sides with lobed peach filled ovals and panels of stylized lingzhi
8.25" Wide / 2.25" Deep

SOLD

 

 

Ming Dynasty Large Kraak Porcelain Large Klapmuts Bowl

Wanli, Rinaldi Group V, c1600-20

Of good strong color, the deep round dish with a flattened lightly barbed rim,
the central roundel painted with "auspicious symbols",
the cavetto and rim divided into four wide and four narrow segments;
the wide segments of oval beach blooms alternating with two further auspicious symbols
beneath two "Toatie" masks alternating with diapered panels;
the narrow panels with tied ribbons; the rim verso having two small flowers with tendrils and long leaves;
the sides with four jewel-filled ovals and four narrow panels of stylized "lingzhi"

8.5": Wide

SOLD

 

 

Three 17th Century Copper Alloy Candlesticks :
Left : 'Capstan' Candlestick, Spain or Portugal, 17th Century 5" High, 13.1 oz.;
Middle : A Very Good Quality 'Heemskerk' Candlestick, Dutch, c1650, 8-5/8" High, 42.1 oz.
Ref : 'Domestic Metalwork. 1640-1820', Gentle & Feild, p. 123, Pl. 12, for an almost identical example;
Right : Rare Spiral Twist Stem Candlestick, Spanish, c1680, 6" High, 14.1 oz; spiral twist with hexagonal base.
All spiral twists are rare and desirable. Ref : 'The Brass Book', Schiffer, p. 189, Pl. A, for a similar example

In Stock, Linked

 

 

17th Century Salt-Glazed Stoneware Westerwald Jug

Germany, c1690,

Moulded with incised scrolling flower stems and moulded flower heads,
highlighted in blue and reserved on a manganese ground
moulded strap handle
5" High x 4.5" Wide Over Handle

SOLD

 

Three Kangxi / Yongzheng Silver-Mounted Blue & White Small Porcelains

 

Three Kangxi Silver-Mounted Blue & White Small Porcelains

China, c1680-1722, the Mounts Dutch

Kangxi Silver-Mounted Scent Bottle, c1700, with original interior silver-mounted stopper, RESERVED

Kangxi Blue & White Silver-Mounted Tea Caddy, c1680-1700, Dutch Mounts, Hendrik Frederik Koen, RESERVED

Kangxi / Yongzheng Blue & White Silver-Mounted Lidded Jug, c1680-1730, Dutch, Mounts Jacob Helweg

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Good Kangxi Moulded (after Delftware) Blue & White Deep Dish

China, c1690-1700

The well painted molded deep dish delicately potted with a fine glaze,
the central roundel with floral sprays within a cavetto and rim molded in 8 swirling panels,
verso with three blooming prunus branches and blue fretted square .
A plate of identical form and similar decoration, is illustrated,
Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain, Howard and Ayers, p. 35, Pl. 18 :
"A fine and characteristic example of K'ang Hsi cobalt-blue and (white) style of painting.
The plate imitates a common European silver form,
which may however have been transmitted by way of an intermediary in delftware."
8-3/8" Wide

In Stock, Linked

 

Kangxi Blue & White Porcelain Peacock Border Charger, China, 1690-1722

 

Kangxi Blue & White Porcelain Peacock Border Charger
China, 1690-1722
Having eight large central flower-filled petals reserved on a trellis-diapered ground,
the rim with four peach basket cartouches reserved against richly decorated panels
of long-tailed peacocks, within chrysanthemum heads and scrolls.
(A similar large dish is illustrated in "Chinese Ceramics", He Li, p. 288;
In the V&A Museum Collection, museum number : C.792-1910;
And a pair in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, Avery Brundage Collection)

15-3/8" Wide

In Stock, Linked

 

Yongzheng Silver-Mounted Blue & White Teapot, c1722-35,  Silver Mounts, 19th Century Dutch, Mark : TH

 

Yongzheng Silver-Mounted Blue & White Teapot, c1722-35,

China, Silver Mounts 19th Century Dutch, Mark : TH

The neck and spout with marked silver mounts,

the shoulders painted with wide-bordered lappets filled with chrysanthemum heads and leaves

each side with further chrysanthemum and peonies with

grasses issuing from a blue hollow rock;

4.75" High / 7" Wide Over Spout

In Stock, Linked

 

Dutch Painted Chinese Export Teapot, Yongzheng, Fisherman & Flowers Pattern

Dutch Painted Chinese Export Teapot

Yongzheng, Early 18th Century

Enameled in The Netherlands in the Dutch doré manner,
and known as "Basket of Flowers and Fisherman" decoration,
A small bowl of the same pattern was also a late 1727 purchase
by Augustus the Strong for his collection ( the Japanese Palace),
and the inspiratioin for  Helen Espir's book,
"European Decoration on Chinese Porcelain"
5.2" High

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II Tall Balulster 'Kit Cat' Type Wine Glass

England, c1730 

The drawn trumpet bowl raised on a teared stem centering an inverted baluster
above a cushioned domed folded foot; snapped pontil

6-5/8" High / 3" Diameter, The Foot / 7.4 oz.

SOLD

 

 

George II Brass Taperstick

England, c1740-45

With an early petal form base surmounted by a central column
having an inverted baluster knop above two small basal knops,
and basal knopped cylindrical nozzle and integral drip pan
4.5" High / 5.8 oz.

SOLD


 

Rare Pair of George II Glass Water Bowls

Jacobite Interest, c1745-50

Each thick heavy deep round bowl of inverted ogee shape,
having wheel engraved circlets at the rim,
above sides with floral wheel engraving of "Jacobite significance" :

Carnation, Tulip issuing a further tulip, Lily of the Valley, & Scottish Roses

Each 4.25" Diameter / 30.5 oz.

SOLD

 

George II Jacobite Pan-Topped Airtwist Wine, c1750

 

George II Jacobite Pan-Topped Airtwist Wine

England, c1750

The pan top bowl engraved to the upper border engraved with
a scrolling band of flowers including :
a 6-petalled rose, honeysuckle, passion flower, carnation, lily of the valley,
asters, sunflower, and trailing forget-me-nots
above a multiple strand airtwist stem with central swelling knop and conical foot
6.25" High

SOLD

 

 

George II Engraved Pan-Topped 'Mercury Twist' Wine Glass
England, c1750 

The pan-topped bowl having an engraved floral border to the rim,
each side with a 4- and 6-petalled flowers and fern-like foliage (possibly a Scottish rose),
the straight stem with a single series air twist and a pair of corkscrews or "mercury twists",
slightly domed conical foot, snapped pontil
6.25" High

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II Opaque Twist Glass Sweetmeat Dish, Oversewn Foot,
England, c1750 
The shallow round ogee bowl with a dentelated rim
above a short knopped multiple series opaque twist stem
raised on an oversewn conical foot with snapped pontil
3.25" High, The Rim 3.5" Wide / Weight : 7.2 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II Glass Tazza with Unusual Bulbous Pedestal Stem, England, c1750

The tazza or footed salver with 8-sided bulbous hollow ribbed stem,
having a very slight twist,
with multiple basal collars, on a high domed foot
8.25" Wide, 6" High, 5.25" Wide, the Foot / 24.9 oz. 

SOLD

 

Pair of Chelsea White Leaf & Basket-Moulded Stands

 

Pair of Chelsea White Leaf & Basket-Moulded Stands
England, c1752-54
The white-glazed oval lobed Chelsea stands,
each with a plain center surrounded by basket-moulding,
the ends with deeply moulded grape stems
and overlapping serrated leaves sided by crabstock handles
Each, 11" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II / III Engraved Jacobite Airtwist Wine with Domed Foot

England, c1755-65

 The drawn trumpet bowl engraved with a

6-petaled Jacobite rose sided by one bud and leaves on trailing thorny stems

above a dense airtwist tapering stem
raised on an unusual 'domed foot' with snapped pontil

Of the 487 glasses examined by Geoffrey B. Seddon for

Jacobites and Their Drinking Glasses,

only 12 engraved with roses were recorded as having a 'domed foot'

6.25" High

SOLD

 

Rare Chelsea Porcelain Red Anchor Moulded Polychrome Bowl, London, c1760 

 

Chelsea Red Anchor Polychrome Large Moulded Bowl

England, c1760

Of spirally lobed form, the base with further spiral moulding
and painted in green and puce with a band of upright leaves,
floral sprays to the interiod;
red anchor mark verso
7.25" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

 

First Period Worcester Hexagonal Polychrome Teapot Stand

in the Scarce 'Chinese Musicians' Pattern

England, c1758-60

Of shaped hexagonal form, painted in bright polychrome enamels, heightened with gilt,
likely modeled after a Chinese original, the border a Worcester addition,
depicting three Chinese ladies, the central figure playing a flute
attended by two figures holding fans, and a young boy holding a ruyi scepter
5.75" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II / III Engraved Airtwist Stem Ale Glass

England, Mid-18th Century 

The elongated slightly flaring bowl quite finely engraved with hops and barley,
raised on a long tight airtwist stem above a conical foot with snapped pontil
7.75" High / 2.5" Wide, The Rim / 3" Wide, The Foot

In Stock, Linked

 

Jacobite Interest Engraved Cordial Glass, Sunflower & Bird in Flight

 

Jacobite Interest Engraved Cordial Glass, Sunflower & Bird in Flight
England, c1765 
Engraved with a sunflower and forget-me-not type leafy sprays,
a crested bird in flight to the reverse,
over double series opaque twist stem, having with a multi-ply corkscrew
encircled by a pair of opaque white spiral tapes,
nice weight and grey tone to the glass
7" High / 1.75" Wide, the Bowl / 2.5" Wide, the Foot / 5.3 oz

SOLD

 

Jacobite Interest Engraved Cordial Glass, Daffodil & Bird in Flight, England, c1765 

 

Jacobite Interest Engraved Cordial Glass, Daffodil & Bird in Flight
England, c1765 
Engraved with a daffodil issuing from leafy stems,
a crested bird in flight to the reverse,
over a double series opaque twist stem,
having a solid multi-ply corkscrew within a pair of six-ply spiral bands,
nice weight and grey tone to the glass
6.5" High / 1-7/8" Wide, the Bowl / 2.75" Wide, the Foot / 5.5 ozt.

SOLD

 

 

Rare Isleworth Porcelain Powder Blue Fluted Dessert Plate
England, c1770

Recent studies have shown that some few powder blue dishes are not Bow, as once believed,
but from Isleworth, Middlesex, whose porcelain has now begun to be properly attributed.
The porcelain is of bone-ash, similar to Bow, and patterns are similar to Bow and Worcester -
the founders of Isleworth having both worked previously with Worcester.
The decoration varies slightly, as to the psuedo Chinese character marks verso

 

 
7.75" Diameter
In Stock, Linked

 

 Fine First Period Worcester Sir Joshua Reynolds Scalloped Deep Plate, England, c1770-2

 

Fine First Period Worcester Sir Joshua Reynolds Scalloped Deep Plate

England, c1770-72

In extraordinary condition,

Inspired by 17th century Japanese Kakiemon palette and design,
depicting a colorful long-tailed pheasant perched on a turquoise hollow rock
sided by a blue branch issuing turquoise leaves and flowers,
within a "wet blue" lobed ground,
with quite intact gilding of leaf sprays alternating with trellis diapering

8.5" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

 

First Period Worcester Polychrome Deep Dessert Plate,

From the "Bishop Sumner" Service

England, c1775

Richly decorated in the manner of a Chinese famille verte original,
the enamels heightened with gilt on a creamy ground

depicting a fight between a kylin and phoenix,
the six-paneled border with birds, flowers and mythical beasts,
the verso with three floral sprays
The pattern is a direct copy of a Chinese original from the Kangxi period (1662-1722)
although the palette is not true to the Chinese porcelain.

8.75" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Chinese Export Miniature Blue & White Garniture

Jiaging / Daoguang,c1820

The 5-piece garniture with three lidded baluster jars alternating with two sleeve vases,

each depicting two Chinese gentlemen in fenced garden

(one likely a scholar, the other a boy holding and upright lotus),

sided by hollow rocks with berries (probably prunus) and large banana leaves

Height : The Tallest, 4.75"

In Stock, Linked

 

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FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES :

 

 

Rare William & Mary Figured Walnut Fold-Over Writing Table

England, 1690

The rectangular book-matched and banded hinged top
opening to a figured walnut banded writing surface,
the case having two end drawers,
the 6 six turned ring and baluster legs, two being hinged gatelegs
28.5" High x 32.25" Long x 11.5" Deep

Incoming, Not Yet Photographed

 

William III / Queen Anne Turned & Upholstered Walnut Stool, England, c1695-1710

 

William III / Queen Anne Turned & Upholstered Walnut Stool
England, c1695-1710
The needlework seat above 'turned' legs raised on four turned ring-turned legs
having annular moulded ball knops
joined by a wavy (serpentine) moulded stretcher
20" High x 13" Square

SOLD

 

Good Pair of Queen Anne Walnut Upholstered Back Stools,  c1710-15

 

Good Pair of Queen Anne Wanut Upholstered Back Stools

England, c1710

Each raised on front cabriole legs intersected below the shoulder

by a horizontal moulding and ending in pad feet

This type of chair is both excellent - and comfortable -

for living rooms, halls, desks, as well as end chairs for dining

41" High x 21" Wide

In Stock, Linked

 

George I Figured Burr & Straight Grain Walnut Toilet (Dressing) Mirror. c1720-25

 

George I Figured Burr & Straight Grain Walnut Toilet (Dressing) Mirror
England, c1720-25
With excellent color, retaining original surfaces, mirror plate, antique engraved brasses;
the high shaped mirror crest with brass fittings to the top, possibly for potpourri,
above a miniature replica of a bureau, the fall front opening to a highly figured surface
and shaped fitted interior; lower drawer
34.75" High x: 17.75" Wide x 10.25" Deep

SOLD

 

George I Walnut Oyster-Veneered Bureau, England, c1720-30

 

George I Walnut Oyster-Veneered Bureau,

England, c1720-30

With rich color and patination
the interior with stepped fittings and a small writing surface to the fall front
43" High x 39" Wide

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

Rare George I / II Yewwood "Sideboard Type" Open Low Dresser, England or Wales, c1720-40

 

Rare George I / II Yewwood "Sideboard Type" Open Low Dresser

England or Wales, c1720-40

With rich color, as well as good figuration and patination,

the case with pegged mortise & tenon construction,
the two deep cockbeaded drawers centering two small drawers
(possibly for 'spices'), and front cabriole legs;

the frieze carved with inverted hearts aind trefoils, centering palm trees and a trefoil
34.25" High x 64" Long x 16.25" Deep

In Stock, Linked

 

George I / II Walnut Upholstered Stool, England, c1720-40

 

George I / II Walnut Upholstered Stool
England, c1720-40
The rectangular shaped seatrail raised on four cabriole legs
having shaped returns and ending in pointed and slightly upturned pad feet,
surmounted by a padded velvet-upholstered seat
16.75" High x 20.5" Wide x 16.5" Deep

In Stock, Linked

 

George II Walnut Veneer & Parcel Gilt Mirror, England, c1730

 

George II Walnut Veneer & Parcel Gilt Mirror
England, c1730
The architecturally infuenced walnut veneered frame with parcel gilt decoration,
having a scrolled broken arch pediment centering an acanthus leaf cartouche,
sided by acanthus-carved scrolls ending in coiled rosettes;
each side with floral and foliate dependent scrolls,
the base of graceful C- and S-scroll form;
the antique thin and shallowly beveled mirror plate with a carved giltwood slip
52" High x 25.5" Wide
In Stock, Linked

 

George II Irish Carved Mahogany Stool, Ireland, c1740

 

George II Irish Carved Mahogany Stool

Ireland, c1740

The deep convex apron centering a Celtic 'green man' mask

raised on four shell headed cabriole legs

ending in ball and claw feet below protruding 'fetlocks'

15" High (The Frame), 16.5" to Crest, x 21" Long c 15.5" Deep
In Stock, Linked

George II Irish Carved Mahogany Stool, detail Celtic Mask, c1740

 

Early George III Mahogany 'Caddy Top; Chest of Drawers, England, c1760

 

Early George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers

England, c1760

Of fine heavy timber and with stylish 'caddy top',

retaining original surfaces & rocaille brasses,

the brasses a perfect contrast for the trim design of the case

37" Wide x 36" x Wide 22" Deep

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Early George III Carved Oval Giltwood Mirror

England,c1760

The oval mirror plate apparently original, as well as backboards,

(rather rare on this form of mirror due to their relative fragility)
within a pierced rocaille carved frame, the sides,
crest and base each carved with open c-scrolls
the crest and base each with pierced asymmetrical acanthus leaves
47" High x 30" Wide

In Stock, Linked

 

Good George III Cuban Mahogany Candlestand, Probably Scotland, Taymouth Castle & Holyrood,c1765

 

Good George III Cuban Mahogany Candlestand

Probably Scotland, Taymouth Castle & Holyrood,c1765

Of dense heavy timber with good color and patination,
the square top with rounded corners above a long tapering standard
over a tripod base ending in pointed pad feet;
the base verso bearing the remains of a paper label :
('BROUGHT TO TAYMOUTH FROM THE MARQUIS OF
BREADALBANE'S APARTMENTS AT HOLYROOD HOUSE, MAY 16, 1860')
30.25" High; 12.25" Square

In Stock, Linked

 

 Fine Early George III Octagonal Carved Mahogany Tripod Table, England, c1765, with 'Blind Fretwork' Standard

 

Fine Early George III Octagonal Carved Mahogany Tripod Table
England, c1765, with 'Blind Fretwork' Standard

The moulded-edge top hinged over a birdcage mechanism,
above a slender geometric and foliate blind-fret carved standard,
a foliate blind-fret carved inverted baluster at its base,
the three cabriole legs with blind-fret carving in the form of figure eights
and ending in acanthus carved slipper feet
28.75" High x 18" Wide

SOLD

 

 

George III Diminutive Mahogany Chest of Drawers

England, c1765
Attributed to Thomas Chippendale
A quite stylish diminutive chest of drawers,
having a rectangular moulded top above

an unusual four short and two long graduated drawers
retaining the original surfaces and brasses, and raised on shaped bracket feet;

red wash to the underside; laminated blocks to the feet
33" High, 33" Wide, 21.25" deep

SOLD

 

Very Fine George III Brass & Iron Serpentine Footman (Trivet), England,c1770

 

Very Fine George III Brass & Iron Serpentine Footman (Trivet)

England,c1770

Of two tiers, pierced & engraved with

the Crowned Lion, Unicorn & Harp, with Thistle, Lute and

3 Tudor Roses centering a Ship's Wheel, indicating

the footman being made for a government official or courthouse

Ref : A similarly pierced George II serpentine footman is pictured

in "Domestic Metalwork", Gentle & Feild, p..352, pl..4.

16.25" x 24" x 10.5"

SOLD

 

 

George III Mahogany Framed Library Open Armchair
England, c1770
Raised on well carved blind fretwork legs with openwork returns;
having excellent color and patina

36.5" High / 25.25" Wide Over Handholds / 26" Deep / Seat Height 17.75"

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

George III Diminutive Mahogany Dressing Chest

England, c1780

Of heavy dense welll figured timbers,

the compact size with good color and patination,
the trop drawer fitted with a baize inset slide retracting to reveal
a ratcheting dressing mirror and divided compartments :

  

 
above a long drawer sided by lopers and two further graduated drawers;
raised on bracket feet

31.6" High x 36.4" Wide x 22.3" Deep
In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Regency Cuban Mahogany & Brass Adjustable Reading or Music Stand
England, c1815
With wonderful rich color and patination to the fine timbers,
the ratcheting easel top having a rest, two swiveling brass page clips, and revolving brass candlestand,
raised on an adjustable brass column above a baluster standard
and double C-scroll tripod legs ending in upturned scrolled toes and ball feet
Height: 37" High x 14.2" Wide x 10.25" Deep

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

Edwardian Gilt Steel & Ceramic-Clad Stick Stand, c1905

 

Very Good Late Victorian / Edward VII Gilt Steel & Ceramic-Clad Stick Stand,

England, c1890-1910

The gilt steel demi-lune dividers supported by three long uprights
surmounted by brass and steel screw-on urn-form finials,
over a demi-lune black-painted deep ceramic-covered iron base

(The use of gilt steel rather than brass on British campaign furniture

found favor in late 19th century, due to its lighter weight).
24.5" High x 17" Wide x 9.5" Deep

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

Edwardian Mahogany Library Steps in the Regency Manner

 

Edwardian Mahogany Library Steps in the Regency Manner

England, Early 20th Century

Graceful and compact stairs, having two steps
sided by slender cylindrical front and rear uprights
supported on four toupie feet;

lovely color and patina

60" High x 22"Wide x 21" Deep

In Stock, Linked

 

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'FINE ART' & 'FINE TEXTILES' :

 

Charles I Beadwork & Stumpwork Panel, England, c1670

 

Charles I Beadwork & Stumpwork Panel

England, c1670

The rectangular panel of glass beadwork having stumpwork accents,
the panel divided into 12 bordered squares, depicting as follows :
1st Row : a griffin, a winged angel, a mermaid, and a parrot;
2nd Row : a blue thistle, a hunter with his game, a maiden waiting, and a tree;
3rd Row : a unicorn, a sunflower; a tree lined garden; and a lion.
The faces of silk-covered stumpwork with embroidered details
Image Size : 10.25" x 13.25"
SOLD

 

 

Charles II Beadwork & Stumpwork Embroidery on Silk

England,c1660

Depicting two maidens,or a mother and daughter,

in a garden before a fountain,

all highly dimensional and tightly beaded

Sight Size 9" x 10.25"

SOLD

 

  Norwood Creech, Southern American, Contemporary, "Gilded Veggie High Tunnel"

 
Norwood Creech
American South / Contemporary
"Gilded Veggie High Tunnel"
Charcoal and Oil on Metallic Ground, on Linen
Signed Lower Right : Norwood Creech 2018
Image Size : 24" x 48"

In Stock, Linked

 

NORWOOD CREECH, American South / Contemporary, 'STILL LIFE WITH BOTTLES'

 

Norwood Creech

American South / Contemporary

"Still Life with Bottles"

Watercolor and Pencil on Paper
Signed l.r.

Image size : 9-7/16" x 21-1/4"

In Stock, Linked

 

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SILVER & VERTU :

 

 

Two Fine & Rare Early 17th Century Silver "Marked" Bodkins :
The top, James I / Charles I, with Maker's Mark G, also with Ear-Spoon
the shaft scratch-engraved to one side with original owner's initials " . I B ." ,
reverse struck with a single mark : "G" in a plain shield, unascribed ( bodkins rarely marked)
5-5/8" Long / 0.3 oz
The bottom, James I, c1610-20, with Ear-Spoon, Maker's Mark Partially Cast (S?)
Of very heavy gauge silver,
the shaft scratch-engraved to each side with original owner's initials ": M . N :", and ". E . R ."
5-3/8" Long / 0.5 oz

SOLD

 

 

Silver-Mounted Black-Jack Tankard, Impressed Date 1605
The leather small 'jack' of baluster form with an unmarked silver-mounted rim,
the front tooled 'E.B' '1605',
the underside of the foot inscribed 'I W'
4.5" High

SOLD

 

 

James I Silver Seal Top Spoon
William Limpanny, London, 1613
The fig shaped bowl attached to a tapering hexagonal shaft notched at the bowl,
the nicely shaped baluster finial attached with a V-joint;
the bowl struck with a crowned leopards head;
the shaft with maker's mark WL in a shaped punch, date mark and lion passant
6.5" Long / 1.6 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons
Robert King, London, 1678 
Each ovoid bowl with a ribbed rat tail sided by foliate scroll decoration,
the shaped trefid upturned terminals with foliate scroll decoration

to the front and down the upper part of the shafts;
very good marks verso
7.5" long / 3.1 oz.

RESERVED

 

 

William & Mary / William III Silver 'Teardrop' Nutmeg Grater, c1690-1700,
the cover with scratched owner's initials 'L*H'

1" High / 1.25" Long (closed) / 3.25" (fully open) / .7 oz., SOLD

and a

William & Mary Silver Tubular Nutmeg Grater, Thomas Kedder, London c1690
the cover with a Tulip

Marked cap to the other end TK (Thomas Kedder);
the interior housing a removable silver tubular grater (rasp), also marked.
2.75" Long / 1 oz.

RESERVED

 

 
William & Mary Silver 'Teardrop' Nutmeg Grater, Thomas Kedder, London c1690
The covers engraved with a Tulip, & a Tudor Rose,

of good gauge silver, the desirable teardrop form,
with nut storage space inside,
the base the hinged base opening to a metal rasp

1" High / 1.25" Long (closed) / 3.25" (fully open) / .7 oz.

SOLD

 

 

William and Mary Silver Sucket Fork
Adam King, London, 1691
The two-pronged fork with flat stepped shaft
opposing a small oval bowl with ribbed rattail attachment;
mark London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Timothy Kent, p.50, AK over escallop between pellets
Lit. : Illustrated The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America,
Michael Clayton, 1971 Pl. 60, p. 36.

SOLD

 

 

William & Mary Silver Canon-Handled Basting Spoon
Lawrence Jones, London, 1697

William & Mary Silver Canon-Handled Basting Spoon
Lawrence Jones, London, 1697
The large deep bowl verso with rattail attachment and

engraved with original arms for the family of Thornbury:
Arms: Per fess gules and argent a lion rampant azure
below a Secondary Crest engraved
A cubit arm the hand holding a dagger erect (proper?)
mark Grimwade #1557, Jo beneath a crown, mullet below
15" Long / 5.5oz

SOLD

 

Rare Queen Anne Britannia Standard Dognose (Wavy-End) Teaspoon, London, 1709

 

Rare Queen Anne Britannia Standard Dognose (Wavy-End) Teaspoon
London, 1709, Lacking Maker's Mark
The small teaspoon of heavy gauge silver, with ovoid bowl and rattail attachment,
the stem with only date and London mark (as was often the case due to the lack of space);
the dognose (wavy-end) terminal not showing signs of engraving or erasure
Teaspoons before c1730 are known to be very rare.
4.25" Long / .3 oz.

SOLD

 

Rare George I Britannia Standard Gadrooned & Crested Tazza, Sarah Holaday, London, 1722

 

Rare George I Britannia Standard Gadrooned & Crested Tazza
Sarah Holaday, London, 1722
The rather rarely found gadrooned rim and footrim without repairs;
fully marked, and of good gauge Britannia
9.25" and 12.5 oz

SOLD

 

Early George I Britannia Standard Large Canon-Handled Basting Spoon, Gundry Roode, London, 1715

 

Early George I Britannia Standard Large Canon-Handled Basting Spoon

Gundry Roode, London, 1715

The large oval bowl with a plain rat-tail attachment to a tapering "canon" handle with double ball finial,
the handle scratch initialled 'I.S' over 'S.S' below the terminal;
fully marked on the lower stem, a faint maker's mark on the upper stem
16" Long / 5.4 oz

SOLD

 

Rare George I Silver Portrait Snuff Box, 'Queen Mary', Dennis Langton, London, c1720 

 

Rare George I Silver Portrait Snuff Box, 'Queen Mary'
Dennis Langton, London, c1720 
Of good gauge silver, with reeded edged and a stand-away hinge,
the cover die-cast with a portrait of Queen Mary II (of William & Mary)
amongst birds and foliate scrolls within an oval surrounded by further embossed decoration of masks,
foliate scrolls and trellis type diapering, gilded to the interior;
Literature : Illustrated 'British Silver Boxes 1640-1840, The Lion Collection', John Culme.
3" Long, 2.25" Deep, .5" High / 1.75 oz.
SOLD

 

Six Georgian Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons, England and Ireland, 1722-1774

 

Six Georgian Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons

England and Ireland, 1722-1774

George I Britannia Silver Marrow Spoon, Charles Jackson, London, 1722
Two George II Irish Silver Marrow Spoons, :

Ester Forbes, Dublin, 1730 (rattail), and marks rubbed. 1735 (crested)
George II Silver Marrow Spoon, Paul Hanet, London, 1735-40
George III Irish Silver Marrow Spoon, William Sutton, Dubliln, 1750
George III Silver Shell & Scroll Back Marrow Spoon, William Collings, London, 1774

Each priced separately

In Stock, Linked

 

George II Large Silver Beaker, Humphrey Payne, London 1741

 

George II Large Silver Beaker, Humphrey Payne

London,1741

Of heavy gauge silver with planishing marks showing,

the tapering body with fold-over rim and bold foot,
chased in accord his earlier Queen Anne manner of decoration,
fully marked below the rim
6.5" High / 4.25" Wide at Rim / 12.62 oz.

SOLD

 

 

Very Fine Silver Small Salver with Cast Pierced Border

Thomas Gilpin, London, 1749

A fine quality small salver or waiter, of shaped circular form with scroll rim,
the finely detailed raised cast border pierced with fruiting grape vines
between Bacchanalian masks and stylized shells,
raised on three lion mask and grapevine feet

Thomas Gilpin, a contemporary of Paul de Lamerie,

is regarded as one of the great Rococo silversmiths.
Grimwade notes Gilpin "is an extremely accomplished exponent of Rococo style."

7" Diameter / 15.8 oz.
SOLD

 

Good Pair George II Rococo Cast Silver Candlesticks, John Cafe, London, 1755

 

Good Pair George II Rococo Cast Silver Candlesticks

John Cafe, London, 1755

Elaborately decorated square bases with knopped stems,
having fine rope twist (cording) to the shaped nozzle and lower annulated knop,
the flaring square bases stepped and having four shell corners; original shell-edged bobeches

crisp marks verso, with owner's initials P over S * K and pr 40=6

10" High, the Bases x 4.75" Wide / 43.4 oz

SOLD

 

 

George II-III Silver-Mounted Armorial Cowrie Shell Snuff Box
William Lestourgen, London, c1755-60 
The large ovoid cowrie shell with substantial silver mounts,
the cartouche-form hinged cover with elaborate embossed and chased rococo shell

and scroll decorations centering a coat of arms beneath a viscount's coronet,
the interior gilt, silver cover with maker's mark only : WL fish above
3" Long, 2.25" Deep, .5" High / 1.75 oz.
SOLD

 

 

Early George III Hanoverian Silver Hash Spoon
Joseph Bell II, London, 1762
Of heavy gauge silver in the Hanoverian pattern with upturned tip and single drop heel
over a deep ovoid bowl, the terminal scratch engraved to the verso ''AM to CM'' ;
particularly crisp marks
14" Long, The Bowl, 4.5" Long x 2.5" Wide / 5.92 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Two Quite Rare George III Pierced Silver Bougie Boxes :

Left : George III Pierced Silver Bougie Box, Edward Aldridge II, London 1768

The round drum-form box pierced with vertical staves and scrolling foliage,
centering a lozenge engraved in contemporary conjoined script EMM
the pull off top with French gadrooned rim and reeding,
and gadrooned circular extinguisher
2.75" High / 2.75" Wide / 4.5 oz.

In Stock, Linked

Right : George III Pierced Silver Bougie Box, Richard Glanville, London 1777 

Of heavy gauge silver in a circular lidded form,
pierced to the sides with vertical slats and circlets between reeded upper and lower borders,
the hinged cover also pierced with radiating slats and circlets
around a shaped opening and having a hinged crescent shaped extinguisher
1.5" High / 2" Wide / 1.5oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Early George III Silver Adjustable Dish Cross

John Langford II & John Sebille, London, 1766

An early example, each arm with rectangular trellis sliders
surmounted by pierced shell form dish supports
on spurred c-scroll legs ending in pierced foliate feet,
the deep burner with removable French gadrooned li;
marked to each piece
11.25" Long, 3.25" Overall Height / 15.9 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

George III Provincial Silver 'Quart' Mug, John Langlands I, Newcastle, 1770

 

George III Provincial Silver 'Quart' Mug,

John Langlands I, Newcastle, 1770

Of heavy gauge silver and tapering cylindrical form,
with banded girdle and reeded flaring foot;
the scroll handle with "tongue" to the top, and engraved initials I*P
good marks verso

6.75" High / 19.8 oz.

SOLD

 

George III Vase-Form Silver Argyll, Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp, London, 1783

 

George III Vase-Form Silver Argyll
Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp, London, 1783

Of elegant vase shape with a beaded upper rim, footrim and cover,
having an outer warming jacket with small side filling spout

7.25" High / 15.7 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George III Silver and Ebonized Handled Toasting Fork

George Smith, London,1784

The three long upturned tines below a shaped ferrule and long ring turned and baluster
wooden handle (probably ebony or similar exotic wood)
ending in a knop finial with leather hanging strap
21.5" Long / Total Weight 3.5

 

 

SOLD

 

 

George III Silver Adjustable Dish Cross

William Abdy I, London, 1789

A particularly pretty dish cross,

with beaded and bright cut pierced center, dish rests and feet

12.25" Long / 15.8 oz.

SOLD

(Also see listed 'above',

an Early George III Silver Adjustable Dish Cross,

John Langford II & John Sebille, London, 1766)

 

 

George III Silver Wine Funnel
Stephen Adams, London, 1790
& a
George III Scottish Silver Funnel Stand
Edward Livingstone of Dundee, Scotland c1800
Each with reeded edged and wetll fitted,
the funnel with slightly ogee bowl with star-shaped piercing sided by a shell tang,
engraved with conjoined contemporary script initials MCH;
the stand with domed center, marked to the underside
with provincial maker's mark (partially struck but legible),
thistle, and George III duty mark
Funnel, 5.5" High x 3.5" Diameter / 3.5 oz.
Stand, 3-15/16" Diameter / 1.5 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George III Silver 2-Part Wine Funnel
Abstinando King, London, 1800,
together with
George III Silver Funnel Stand
Thomas Wallis & Jonathan Hayne, London, 1810 

Each of heavy gauge silver and reeded rims,
the funnel with three applied side ribs,
engraved to the body in contemporary script, 'J. Keere;
the stand with high domed center
Funnel 6.75" High x 3.25" Wide at Rim
The Stand 3-15/16" Diameter

In Stock, Linked

 

Pair George III Silver Strawberry Dishes, Philip Rundell, London, 1819

 

Fine Pair of George III Silver Strawberry Dishes

Philip Rundell, London, 1819
Of heavy gauge silver, each circular dish having lobed and fluted sides with everted rims
surrounding a plain field centering the marital arms of Brymer and Tugwell, and motto,"VIRTUTE "
9.75" Diameter / 38.1 oz.

SOLD

 

Scarce George IV Silver Kitchen Grater, Charles Rawlings, London, 1824, arms for Hunter quartering Thompson, with motto SPERO MELIOR

 

 Scarce George IV Silver Kitchen Grater, Charles Rawlings, London, 1824

arms for Hunter quartering Thompson, with motto SPERO MELIORA (I hope for better things)

Of heavy gauge silver, at 2.6 oz., and 4.25" High

Georgian silver kitchen graters of this form are quite rarely available.

4.25" High / 2.6 oz. Total Weight

SOLD

 

Fine Pair of William IV Silver Salad Servers, William Theobalds, London, 1834

 

Fine Pair of William IV Silver Salad Servers
William Theobalds, London, 1834
Of heavy gauge silver, double struck in the Fiddle/Thread pattern,
each crested with holding a lady standing, holding a sword and balance scale
Each 11" Long / 13.1 oz.

SOLD

 

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ALSO RECENTLY IN STOCK OR INCOMING SHORTLY

(listed chronologically) : 

 

Many of our recent acquisition have just arrived,.

some necessarily having been held since last fall due to closures and shipping schedules.

We are now in the process of readying them for sale.

A partial list is below.

These will be photographed as time allows.

Please do inquire at any time, if interested.

 

Rare William & Mary Figured Walnut Fold-Over Writing Table, England, 1690

(Incoming, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

Rare George II Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer, London, 1718, In Stock

 

George I Two-Teared Baluster Wine Glass, England, c1720, Incoming

 

George I-II Walnut Oyster-Veneered Bureau, England, c1720-30

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

Rare Early George II Baluster Toastmaster's Glass, England, c1720-30, Incoming

 

George II Bobbin-Stem Glass Tazza, England,/, c1740, Incoming

 

Pair George II Columnular Brass Candlesticks, England, c1750, In Stock

 

Two George II Jacobite Wine Glasses, Each c1750, a drawn trumet & a bucket airtwist, Incoming

 

George II Provincial Large Silver Mug, John Langlands I, Newcastle, c1752, Incoming

  

Good Pair of Bow Porcelain Polychrome Large Platters, England, c1755, Incoming

 

 Georgian Provincial Silver "Reverse Scoop" Marrow Scoop, marked twice A S possibly Irish, In Stock

 

Early George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers, with caddy top & original rocaille brasses, England, c1760

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

George III Silver Marrow Scoop, Benjamin Cartwright, Crested, London 1763, In Stock

 

Pair of Bow Porcelain Round Powder Blue Plates, England,c1765, In Stock

 

Pair Flat-Cut Glass Columnar Candlesticks, England, c1770, In Stock

 

George III Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine Footman, engraved with pseudo armorial, England, c1770, In Stock

 

George III Mahogany Diminutive Dressing Chest, with Slide and Fitted Interior, England, c1780

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

George III Scottish Provincial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup, c1810, Incoming

 

Set of Nine Green Glass Roemers, c1890, by repute provenance British Royal Household, Incoming

 

Very Good Late Victorian / Edward VII Gilt Steel & Ceramic-Clad Stick Stand, England, c1890-1910

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 


 

  

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