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Stock is listed chronologically within categories.

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

 


 

CERAMICS & GLASS :

 

Ming Dynasty Ko-Sometsuke Small Bowl, Jiaqing, 1522-66

 

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 Dynasty Large Kraak Porcelain Large Klapmuts Bowl, c1600-20

 

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

 

 

17th Century Frechen Stoneware Bartmannkruge ('Bellarmine Jug')
Germany, c1625-75
The Silver Mounts, John Wilmin Figg, London, 1865 

The globular body covered in a 'vermiculated' light-brown salt glaze,
moulded with a central coat of arms or guild medallion,
the neck with grotesque bearded mask,
the mouth and neck interior and exterior engraved silver mounts
extending over the handle, the foot also silver-mounted, the silver fully covering the base;
9.75" x 5" Body Width

In Stock, Linked

 

Three 17th Century Copper Alloy Candlesticks

 

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. (RESERVED)
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 (SOLD)

In Stock, Linked

 

17th Century Salt-Glazed Stoneware Westerwald Jug, c1690

 

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

 

Queen Anne / George I Heavy Baluster Small Wine Glass, c1710-20

 

Queen Anne / George I Heavy Baluster Small Wine Glass

England, c1710-20

The round funnel bowl with a deep solid base above a teared baluster stem
having an angular knop above a round basal knop,
and raised on a wide domed and folded foot with snapped pontil

5.5" High, The Rim, 2.75" Wide, The Foot, 3.25" Wide
13.3 oz.

SOLD

 

George I Two-Teared Heavy Baluster Wine Glass, c1720

 

George I Two-Teared Heavy Baluster Wine Glass

England, c1720

The bell bowl having a solid base with single tear
above a stem with upper annulated knop over an inverted baluster
with a further tear, and a basal knop,
the foot, domed and folded
6.5" High, The Rim 3" Wide, The Foot 3" Wide / 8.1oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

George II Baluster Wine with Two Tears, c1730

 

George II Baluster Wine with Two Tears

England, c1730

The bell shaped bowl with a deep base with single small tear,
over an inverted baluster stem with additional small tear and basal knop,
raised on a folded foot, snapped pontil
6-7/8" High, The Rim 2-5/8" High, The Foot 2-5/8" Wide / 10.2 oz.

SOLD

 

 

George II Baluster Wine

England, c1730-35

The heavy weight glass with a large bell bowl having a deep solid base
raised on a baluster stem with two teared knops,
above a conical foot with deep fold

6.5" High / Bowl Width, 3-1/8" / Foot Width, 3" / 8.4 oz.

SOLD

 

Rare George II Hollow Bobbin Stem Glass Tazza, c1740

 

Rare George II Hollow Bobbin Stem Glass Tazza, c1740

The circular tray having a wide 5/8" rim,
raised on a tapering bobbin stem of six hollow knops
above a folded conical foot with snapped pontil
6.75" High x 7.5" Diameter

SOLD

 

 

Rare George II Irish Cordial Glass with Elongated Tear & Folded Foot

c1745 (The first dated Irish glass is said to be c1715)

Quite heavy soft grey glass, the drawn ogee bowl

with elongated tear to the plain stem
and ending in the basal knop
raised over a folded conical foot with snapped pontil

6" High / The Bowl 2" Wide

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 Jacobite Drawn Trumpet Wine Glass

 

George II Jacobite Drawn Trumpet Wine Glass

England, c1750

A delicate and elegant drawn trumpet bowl
engraved with six-petalled rose with convex centers,
sided by an opening bud to one side, and an unopened bud to the other,
above an elongated plain stem raised on a conical foot with snapped pontil
6.5" High
In Stock, Linked

 

George II Jacobite Waisted Bucket Bowl Wine Glass

 

George II Jacobite Waisted Bucket Bowl Wine Glass

England, c1750 

A surprisingly lovely and delicate glass with unusual form,
the waisted bucket bowl engraved with open rose head and single bud,
raised on a straight stem with tight multi-airtwist above a domed circular foot
Note : The waisted bucket is apparently comparatively rare,
Seddon in his Appendix, reporting only 5 examples examined out of 472 drinking glasses.
("The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses")
6.5" High

SOLD

 

George II Engraved Pan-Topped 'Mercury Twist' Wine Glass

 

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

 

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

 

Pair of George II Cast Brass Columnar Candlesticks, Square Bases, England, c1750

 

Pair George II Cast Brass Columnar Candlesticks

England, c1750

An elegant and simple pair,
each having an urn form nozzle with continuous square bobeche
above a long slender column,
the desirable square base with well defined round dished center
Height : 8-3/4", The Base 4-3/8" Square

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

 

 Pair of Large Bow Porcelain Platters

 

Pair of Large Bow Porcelain Platters
England, c1755
Painted with blue, pink, bright green and yellow enamels,
centering a Chinese fashioned large pale cobalt blue hollow rock sided by stylized bambo,
a blooming lotus and peony,
each side of the wide flat rims centering a large bright green lotus leaf
and lotus blossoms, alternating with smaller peony flowerheads
Each 16.5" Wide / 10.5" Deep / 1/5" High

In Stock, Linked

 

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

 

Chelsea Red Anchor Polychrome Large Moulded Bowl

England, c1755

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

 

 

Derby Soft Paste Porcelain Wine Taster

England, c1765

A small shallow circular bowl with vertical gadrooning to the body exterior,
the interior painted in blue and white with a large flowerhead
within dentil and cell diaper borders, applied with a moulded leaf handle
2.5" Wide, The Bowl / 3.5" Over Leaf Handle / 1" Deep

SOLD

 

Pair of George III Facet-Cut Glass Candlesticks, c1770

 

Pair of George III Facet-Cut Glass Candlesticks

England, c1770

Of fine quality, flat-cutting and weight,
the faceted sconces with dentelated drip rims over faceted nozzles over an annulated knop,
the diamond-faceted stems raised high domed feet with flat scalloped rims,
rough pontil scar to each verso
10.5" High, The Foot, 6" Wide / 52.4 oz Total Weight (4 lbs. 4.4 oz.)

In Stock, Linked

 

Rare Isleworth Porcelain Powder Blue Fluted Dessert Plate, c1770

 

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

 

First Period Worcester Polychrome Deep Dessert Plate,, Bishop Sumner Pattern

 

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

SOLD

 

 

Rare Set of Nine Continental Glass Roemers, Dutch or German, c1880

By repute, a gift to the British Royal Household by Tsar Nicholas II,

 in 1909 to King Edward VII,

SOLD

 

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FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES :

 

 

Rare William & Mary Figured Walnut Fold-Over Writing Table

England, 1690

The rectangular figured walnut book-matched and banded hinged top
opening to a highly figured walnut banded writing surface,
the case having two end drawers,
the 6 six turned ring and baluster legs on bun feet, two being hinged gatelegs
28.5" High x 32.25" Long x 11.5" Deep / 23" Deep Open

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

 

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, c1760 England

 

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

SOLD

 

George III Mahogany & Sycamore Octagonal Marquetry Tripod Table

 

Unusual George III Mahogany & Marquetry Octagonal Tripod Table

England, c1770

The octagonal tilt top having radiating veneered bands of mahogany
alternating with sycamore, centering a single sycamore flowerhead,
raised on a turned tapering shaft with lower wythern turned knop,
the cabriole legs ending in pad feet; beautiful color

28.5" Wide,

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

Fine George III Brass & Iron Serpentine Fireplace Footman, c1770

 

Fine George III Brass & Iron Serpentine Fireplace Footman
England, c1770
The serpentine fronted top centering a decorative pseudo coat of arms
sided by a pair of mythical mermen, scrolling foliage, flora, and a band of drapery,
over a lower brass fronted iron plate rack;
the serpentine front apron also with scrolling foliage and band of gadrooning;
raised on front cast foliate legs headed by lions, and ending in lion-paw feet
17.25" High x 22.75" Long

SOLD

 

 

George III Brass-Bound Small Mahoany Oval Tray
England, c1770, Attributed to Gillows
An unusually small tray of oval form with carved scrolling twin handles,

retaining excellent color and patination; no splits to base
20.8" Wide, 13" Deep, 2" High

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

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, c1780

 

George III Diminutive Cuban 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

 

 

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, Linked

 

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'FINE ART' & 'FINE TEXTILES' :

 

 

Eugenio Lucas Y Padilla
Spain, 1824-1870
Two Miniature Cathedral Interior Paintings

Each oil on Copper
A follower of both Diego Velazquez and Francisco Goya,

Lucas Y Padilla's work, due to its quality and subject matter,

has often been mis-attributed to the masters, particularly to Goya.
His work resides in many museum collections,

including the Museum or Modern Arts and Metropolitan Museum in New York,
British Museum, London, and the Museo Romantico in Madrid.
His auction record is to 6 figures, with many being quite small,

as this remarkably executed pair.
Image Size : 6" x 4.25" and 5" x 3.75" (not yet framed)
Incoming

 

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SILVER & VERTU :

 

 

Elizabeth I / James I Silver Bodkin

Unmarked, England, c1600-1620

The tapering stem with an elongated hole for ribbons,
as well as a small round hole for threads at the wider end,
the top half also having rudimentary scratched engraving to each side;
remains of initials "M C" to the center of one side

5.4" Long / 0.4 oz

In Stock, Linked

 

Two Fine & Rare Early 17th Century Silver "Marked" Bodkins

 

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

 

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, lonodn, 1613

 

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.

SOLD

 

 

Charles II Silver Wine Taster
Prick-Engraved "1661" & "H over I.A" 

The shallow circular bowl chased with tulip floral and leaf decoration,
the sides with leaves and the center showing the upright bloom sided by leaves.
the sides with clipped twist handles
4.5" wide / 1.52 oz.

 

 

SOLD

 

Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons, Robert King, London, 1678  ,

 

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.

SOLD

 

Rare Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Child's Trefid Spoon, Edward Hulse, London, c 1680 

 

Rare Charles II Silver Child's Lace-Font & Back Trefid Spoon

Edward Hulse,London, c1680

The reverse of the bowl with foliate scroll decoration,
the terminal front also with scroll decoration,
later crested for the family of Ridge, Tyning House, Sussex;
the stem later inscribed :
N. HUDGE, ESQRE D.L.
7" Long / .7 oz.

 

Rare Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Child's Trefid Spoon, Edward Hulse, London, c 1680 

 

RESERVED

 

Two 17th century silver nutmeg graters : one pierced; one teardrop

 

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.

SOLD

 

William & Mary Silver 'Teardrop' Nutmeg Grater, Thomas Kedder, London c1690

 
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

 

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 Cannon-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

 

Queen Anne Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell Snuff Box, Peace of Utrecht Silver Medal, John Croker, England, c1713-15 

 

Queen Anne Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell Snuff Box

Centering Silver 1713 Peace Treaty of Utrecht Medal, John Croker,

England, c1713-15

The medal cast with a bust in embroidered gown,
and inscribed ANNA.D.G.MAG.BRI.FR.ET.HIB.REG.,
the reverse with Anne as Britannia, standing, holding an olive branch, shield and spear,
beyond to the left, ships, and to the right, a farming scene,
inscribed COMPOSITIS.VENERANTVR.ARMIS and MDCCXIII,

3-1/4" Wide / 1/8 Total oz

SOLD

 

Rare George II Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer 1718

 

Rare George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon,

Andrew Archer, London,1718

Of heavy gauge silver, the ovoid bowl with rattail attachment to a long narrow scoop;
excellent marks to the verso (Grimwade, #84); the scoop end with remains of a crest :
a griffin's head erased, in mouth a branch

9" Long / 2 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

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

 

Early George II Silver Tot Cup, William Paradise, London, 1732 

 

Scarce Early George II Silver Tot Cup

William Paradise, London, 1732

The small silver tot cup with flaring folded rim and cast spreading foot
the verso with contemporary scratch-engraved initials C over W.M;
marks verso : maker's mark (Grimwade #3250), date mark R, and lion passan
2.5" High, 2-3/8" Diameter (Rim) / 2.2 oz.
In Stock, Linked

 

 

 

Scarce George II One-Piece Silver Apple Corer
England, c1740-50
The pre-1750s one-piece form of good gauge silver and usual cylindrical form,
the blade of conforming half-circular shape,
the central girdle and bulbous end with incised concentric lines;
marked to the junction between corer and haft with T (device) H beneath a crown

In Stock, Linked

 

Rare George II Silver Saucer-Form Wine Taster, Joseph Sanders, London 1738 

 

Rare George II Silver Saucer-Form Domed Wine Taster
Joseph Sanders, London, 1738
In the "Bordeaux" circular saucer form,
having a flared rim and high domed central section, the dome rising above the sides;
fully marked to the outer side;
this form considered by some to be the "only true early English silver wine taster".
4" Diameter / 3.2 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

George II Irish Silver Embossed Helmet Cream Jug, c1750

 

George II Irish Silver Embossed Helmet Cream Jug, c1750

Marks Beneath Handle Rubbed

Of heavy gauge silver with shaped rim over a body chased in the Rococo taste :
the upper section with long-necked birds among scrolls and flowers,
and lower section with scrolling leaves and shells,
the legs headed by lion masks and ending in paw feet
4.5" High / 5 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II Armorial Silver Waiter

William Peaston,1752

Marital Arms of Robert Ramsden, Osberton, Nottinghamshire,

& Elizabeth Smythe, Heath Hall Yorkshire

Of quite heavy gauge silver, the plain field within a shaped gadrooned border,
raised on three hoof feet centering the contemporary marital arms

6.5” Diameter / 8.4 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

 

George II Provincial Silver Tankard
John Langlands I, Newcastle, c1752
Of heavy gauge silver, in the earlier George I broader form,
the scroll handle with typical Newcastle "tongue" and terminating in a large heart;
the front engraved with conjoined script initials 'H M B' below a crest:
a fleur-de-lis with serpent entwined, Fairbairn's 148.8;
6.5" High, 7.5" Over Handle / 18.9 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

 

 

Fine George II Rococo Pierced Silver Basket

Henry Bailey, London, 1759

Of heavy gauge silver in excellent condition and with good marks,
the oval shaped basket pierced with alternating side panels of geometric floral

and foliate trellis diapering centering
The Marital Arms of Leche and Jones
& The Motto : Spes non fracta (My hope is not broken) (for Leche)

bordered by chased vertical rows of husks,
raised on a rocaille openwork apron above and shell form feet;
an inscribed silver plaque verso :
New York Racing Association, The Mother Goose, AQUEDUCT 1966
won by GOLDEN TRIANGLE STABLES, LADY PITT
13-7/8" Wide / 38.6 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

Early George III Cast Rococo Silver Taperstick, Hex Foil Base, William Gould, London, 1760 

 

Early George III Cast Rococo Silver Taperstick

William Gould, 'Hex Foil' Shell Base, London, 1760

Of heavy gauge silver,
the spool form nozzle with removable "hex foil" shell bobeche,
over a standard with shell and threaded knops,
resting on a "hex foil" shell base;
fully marked to the verso
5.25" High / 5.7 oz

In Stock, Linked

 

Early George III Quart Silver Tankard, William Grundy, London, 1761 

 

Early George III Silver Fluted Quart Tankard

William Grundy, London, 1761

Of heavy gauge silver,
the large straight tapering quart tankard with two bands of shallow flutes
alternating with two bands of punched crosslets and quatrefoils,
centering an asymmetrical rococo cartouche with contemporary conjoined initials FSG,
S-scroll handle tongued capped; spreading foot;

the marks struck above the rim decoration

6.25" High / 4" Wide at Rim / 5" Wide at Base / 20.6 oz.

 

Early George III Quart Silver Tankard, William Grundy, London, 1761 

 

RESERVED

 

 

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

 

A LOUIS XV BORDEAUX DOMED SILVER WINE TASTER or 'TASTEVIN', Jean Francois Jouet, Bordeaux, 1764-5

 

Louis XV Provincial Silver Wine Taster
Jean-Francois Jouet, 1765-66, Bordeaux, France 
The form characteristic of the province of Bordeaux,
having a shallow round circular bowl with tapering sides
and a high domed center rising above the rim, raised on a 'collet foot'
4" Diameter / 2.25 oz

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Royal Interest :

Early George III Silver Second Course Plate

Parker and Wakelin, London, 1766

The shaped circular second course plate with applied gadroon border,
engraved to the top

with Royal Coronet & Order of Garter encircling the Royal Arms

sided by GR (George Rex)

 

 

11" Diameter / 20 oz.

RESERVED

 

 

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.

SOLD

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.

SOLD

 

 

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 Silver Wine Funnel
Stephen Adams, London, 1790

SOLD
& 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,
(SOLD)
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

SOLD

 

 

George III Silver Toasting Fork
JR (presumably Josephus Read), London 1800
The long ebonized faceted toasting fork having ending in a silver fork
having three tapering prongs with baluster swelling below a reeded tapering silver ferrule,
the shaft terminal with silver ring attachment;
housed in a later leather and velvet-lined fitted case, retailed by Asprey, London
30.75" Long

In Stock, Linked

 

Rare Form of Georgian Provincial Silver Marrow Scoop, "Reverse Bowl", Marked A S twice, c1800-25, Possibly Scottish 

 

Georgian Provincial Silver "Reverse Scoop" Marrow Scoop

Marked twice 'A S', possibly Scottish

 

Rare Form of Georgian Provincial Silver Marrow Scoop, "Reverse Bowl", Marked A S twice, c1800-25, Possibly Scottish 

 

(Corresponding Mark to Alexander Stewart, Inverness, and Tain, c1800-1025)

Of rare elongated tapering form, the squared off bowls facing in opposite directions,
marked twice at the waist A S in a rectangular punch, the reverse side with contemporary
conjoined script monogram 'JWB' or 'TWB' with flourishes

8.5" Long / 1.8 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

Scarce Pair of George III Silver Nutcrackers, Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, London, 1802

 

Very Scarcce Pair George III Silver Nutcrackers

Phipps & Robinson, London,1803

Of heavy gauge silver, the reversible nutcrackers with a central pivot
between ribbed paddles extending into tapering cylindrical and reeded handles
ending in reeded ball finials; fully marked

5.25" Long / 4.4 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork. 1807

 

George III Telescopic or Sliding Silver & Shagreen Toasting Fork
London, 1807-8
The sliding toasting fork having four silver sections collapsing into a shagreen-covered handle,
and terminating in a silver 3-prong fork,
fully marked, maker, H.M
Length Closed, 6" / Length Extended, 21.5" / 4.3 oz. Total Weight

SOLD

 

George III Scottish Provincial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup, William Young, Dundee, Scotland, c1810

 

George III Scottish Provincial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup
William Young, Dundee, Scotland, c1810
The nut in exceptional condition,
the upper rim silver-mounted with stylized leaf-form edge,
the lower mount joined with a corresponding leaf-form edge
the rim struck once to the rim and three times to the underside WY
6.25" High / Bowl Width, 3.75" / 6.5

In Stock, Linked

 

Good Pair George III Irish Silver Salvers, Charles Marsh, Dublin, Crested for Bentley

 

Good Pair of George III Irish Silver Salvers
Charles Marsh, Dublin, 1821
Crested for the family of Bentley
Of heavy gauge silver, each centering a crest :
within a wreath a spaniel dog passant
the flat borders with tongue and grove gadrooning
interspersed with four shells sided by scrolling acanthus leaves,
the whole raised on four lion paws
8.25" Diameter / 21.7 oz

In Stock, Linked

 

George IV Silver Waiter, William Bateman, London 1825

  

George IV Silver Waiter

William Bateman, London 1825

Of quite heavy gauge silver, the round waiter (or small salver) with gadrooned rim

around a plain field centering the contemporary arms of Goodwyn :

raised on three paw feet issuing from acanthus leaves

7" Diameter / 10.4 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

Fine William IV Silver Military Thread Basting Spoon, Paul Storr, London, 1835

 

Fine William IV Silver Military Thread Basting Spoon

Paul Storr, London, 1835

Crested for the family of Astley

Of heavy gauge silver, as expected with Storr wares,

the rare 'Military' variant of 'Old English Thread',
having a strong threaded 'pip' at the terminal

12.5" Long / 6.1 oz

In Stock, Linked

 

Fine & Heavy Pair of Victorian Silver Salad Servers, Kings Pattern , Lias

 

Fine & Heavy Pair of Victorian Silver Salad Servers, Kings Pattern

John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 & 5

Of heavy gauge silver, the spoon and shaped 'runcible fork' double-struck in the King's pattern
with a concave shell to the terminals, a raised anthemion to the shaft, and concave shell to the heels,
each terminal also crested with a boar's head erased
over a contemporary conjoined cypher WMW
12" Long / 14.9 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

Very Good Victorian Silver Flat-Lidded Tankard, in the Charles II Style,William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman, London, 1898 

 

Very Good Victorian Silver Flat-Lidded Tankard, in the Charles II Style,

William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman, London, 1898

Of heavy gauge silver,
with a broad tapering body sided by a scroll handle with thumb-piece,
the flat-lidded hinged cover with single step and reeded border,
the foot also reeded
6.5" High / 26.5oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

A GEORGE V SILVER WINE TASTER, centering and Elizabeth I Sixpence, D & J Wellby, London, 1912

 

George V Silver Wine Taster Set with 1575 Elizabeth I Silver Sixpence

D & J Wellby, London, 1912
Of very heavy gauge silver,
the dish with an inset 1575 Elizabeth I silver sixpence,
the flaring sides with spiraled flutes and 'godrons', and embossed grape and leaves,
all between upper and lower rows of beading; coiled snake handle
3.75" Diameter, the Bowl / 4.75" Over Handle / 3.9 oz.

SOLD

 

Good Pair George V Silver Nutcracker,

 

Good Pair George V Silver Nutcracker

George Howson, London, 1926

The reversible nutcrackers with a central pivot between pierced and incised oval holders,
tapering reeded handles, one engraved with conjoined Gothic initials 'ASI',
each handle fully marked
6.5" Long / 7.8 oz.

In Stock, Linked

 

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ALSO RECENTLY IN STOCK OR INCOMING SHORTLY

(listed chronologically) : 

 

Many of our recent acquisition have just arrive,.

A partial list is below.

These will be photographed as time allows.

Please do inquire at any time, if interested.

 

  17th Century Silver-Mounted Leather Blackjack with Silver British Crest, Incoming

  

Rare William III Small Britannia Silver Transitional Wavy-End (Dognose) Rattail Spoon, England, 1700

(For Chocolate, Tea or Child's Use) / Possibly Ed Gibson), Incoming

 

Rare Queen Anne Silver Child's Mug, Matthew Cooper, London, 1705-6, 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 Glass Cruciform Decanter, England, c1740, In Stock

   

Rare George III Large Glass Tazza, England, Mid-18th Century, 13.75" Wide / 54.6 oz.

In Stock

  

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

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

LGeorge III Brass-Bound Small Mahogany Tray, Attributed to Gillows, England, c1770

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

Unusual George III Mahogany & Marquetry Octagonal Tripod Table, 28.5" Wide, c1770

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

Straight Set of 12 George III 3-Tine Silver Hanoverian Table Forks,

Crested en suite for the family of 'Roscarrock', Thomas Chawner, 1772

SOLD

 

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

(In Stock, Pictured Above in 'Furniture')

 

 


 

  

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