SILVER & VERTU :
Five Silver Thimbles, dating from James I (c1620) to c1770
the page also with a link to a story about these thimbles,
written to share with your children.
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
George I Silver Tazza
London, 1720, Possibly Hugh Arnett & Edward Pocock
The small round tazza, or footed waiter, with a plain surface and moulded rim
on a short hand raised trumpet form foot;
rubbed makers maker in a quatrefoil, with P clearly stuck in right lobe
5.75" Diameter x 1.75" High / 5.1 oz.
George I Silver Rattail Mote Spoon
Mark Partially Struck, London, c1725
The one-piece spoon with elongated bowl and rattail attachment,
the bowl symmetrically pierced with stylized scrolling foliage below a fleur de lis,
the shaft ending in an early small spearhead
6" Long / .2 oz
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.
In Stock - Linked
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.
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 :
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)
Fine George II Cast Silver Taperstick
John Quantock, London 1753
A quite fine example, of heavy gauge and fine detailing,
the spool nozzle with finely gadrooned bandings,
above a stem with shell and leaf knops above an annulated gadrooned knop,
and encircling basal fine gadrooning atop the the square shaped shell decorated base
5.25" High / 5.3 oz
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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.
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Good Pair of Early George III Silver Candlesticks
William Abdy I, London, 1764
Each squared swirled and fluted detachable bobeche
over a gadrooned nozzle and standard having a swirled knop and a lower gadrooned knop,
above a conformingly swirled stepped and gadrooned base;
fully hallmarked to the footrim; each bobeche with maker's mark and lion passant;
11.25" High x 4.75" Wide x 4.75" Deep (the bases) / 61.9 oz. Total Weight
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.
Early George III Silver Beaker
William Shaw, London, 1766
Arms of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
Of very heavy gauge silver having the usual tapering form and folded rim
The arms ensigned with a duke's coronet, the whole resting upon a robe of estate.
The 3rd Duke of Portland served 2 terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain
& of the United Kingdom; also
held the office of Chancellor of the University of Oxford
He is also the great, great, great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.
3.75" High / 8.2 oz.
Harlequin Set of 6 George III Silver Onslow Dessert Spoons
John Gibbons (4), Ebenezer Coker (1), London (date mark rubbed),
Stephen Adams (1)
Of good gauge silver, the slender tapering shaft with a cast overscrolled terminal,
the oval bowls, 4 having a facet-drop heel, two with single drop heel
6.5" Long / 7.7 oz.
Early George III Cast Silver Taperstick
William Cafe, London, 1767
The spool form nozzle with fine gadrooning and removable shell bobeche,
the standard with shell and gadrooned knops over a sexfoil shell base;
fully marked to the verso
5.5" High / 5.27 oz.
Three George III Silver Goblets :
George III Silver Goblet, Peter & William Bateman, London, 1805, 8.2 oz (Sold)
Large George III Ceremonial Goblet, Robert & Samuel Hennell, London, 1810, 7.75" High, 22.4 oz.(Sold)
George III Double Crested Silver Goblet, Charles Aldridge & Henry Green, London, 1770, 8 oz.(Sold)
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.
George III Silver Argyll
Andrew Fogelberg & Stephen Gilbert, London, 1790
The vase-shaped body above a pedestal stem and circular reeded foot,
reeded domed pull-off cover with pineapple finial,
the body engraved with the arms and motto of
Nicholas Owen Smythe later Smythe-Owen (1769-1804), Condover Hall, Shropshire :
Smythe quartering the quarterly arms of Leighton and Owen for Owen,
VIDEO MELIORA PROBOSQUE (I see and approve of better things);
the cover also crested :
a crane's head erased at neck holding in his beak a fish (also for Smythe-Owen);
having a wooden scroll handle and an internal heating compartment
8" High /13.3 oz.
George III Ebony & Silver 2-Tined Toasting Fork
England, c1780, The Silver, Unmarked
The long turned ebony shaft ending in a silver reeded and knopped ferrule and
two silver tines, and tipped with a silver ring-form handle
Toasting forks were used almost daily in the Georgian period for the fireplace
toasting of butter bread and crumpets, as well as cheese sandwiches.
George III / IV Silver-Mounted "Lettered-Olive" & Tortoishell Snuff Box
Probably Scotland, late 18th / Early 19th Century
A very good box, the shell purported one of the largest of its kind,
the well figured and pink-tinged“Lettered Olive” shell
hinged tortoiseshell lid and silver mounts,
the silver unmarked
4.25" Long / 3.4 Total oz.
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
In Stock - Linked
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
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.
Pair of George III Crested Silver Beakers
Thomas Wallis II, London, 1813
The round tapering bowls with reeded rims,
crested with a lion sejant, holding in dexter paw a spear upright.
"Beakers at any date are comparatively rare, but during the 19th century,
there are so many small mugs and goblets that it seems few beakers were made".
Antique Silver, Peter Waldron, p. 165
2.75" High x 2 3/8" Diameter / 6.31 ozs.
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 Pair of William IV Silver Dishes / Stands
Paul Storr, London, 1836 / Irish Interest
Of shaped circular form with applied gadrooned borders,
the marital arms to the rim for the family of Challoner quartering Bisse impaling Tottenham
Portnall Park, Virginia Water, Surrey;
the deep cavetto encircling late 19th century arms
for the family Coote, Baronets of Castle Cuffe, Queen County, Ireland
9.5" Diameter / 52.6 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
Fine & Rare Set of 12 Victorian Silver-Gilt Fiddle-Thread-Shell
Ice Cream Shovels
Elizabeth & John Eaton, London,1858-59
Of quite heavy gauge silver and double struck
the terminals also engraved with the coronet of a marquess
5.5" Long / 13.97 oz.
Unusual Edward VII Silver Desk Compendium, W. J. Myatt & Co.
The elongated rounded rectangular tray with f scrolling pen rests to one end,
and a hinged rectangular sealing-wax holder above
a rectangular vesta with geometrically engraved hinged cover,
the whole raised on four splay feet;
6.5" Long, 2-3/8" High Overall / 2.7 oz.
In Stock - Linked
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ALSO RECENTLY IN STOCK OR INCOMING SHORTLY
(listed chronologically) :
These will be photographed as time allows.
Please do inquire at any time, if interested.
Pieces are sometimes sold before they can be photographed.
Set of 6 George I Silver Rattail Table Spoons, Charles Jackson, London, 1721 (In Stock)
Rare George I Britannia Standard Gadrooned & Crested Tazza, Sarah Holaday, London, 1722 (In Stock)
George II Tall Balustroid 'Kit-Cat' Type Wine Glass, England, c1730 (In Stock)
George II Irish Carved Mahogany Stool, the deep apron centering a 'green man' mask, c1740 (Incoming)
George II Glass Tazza, England, c1750, bold Silesian stem, domed & folded foot (Incoming)
Chelsea Silver-Shaped Polychrome Dish, c1752-54 (Incoming)
Fine Pair of George II Cast Silver Rococo Candlesticks, John Cafe, London, 1755 (Incoming)
George III Provincial Silver Quart Mug, John Landands I, Newcastle, 1770 (Incoming)
George III Vase-Form Silver Argyll, Beaded Rims, Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp, London, 1783 (Incoming)
Rare George III Silver Two-Handled Goblet, Peter & Jonathan Bateman, London, 1791 (In Stock)
George III Silver Bougie Box, crested for Earl Grey, Richard Cooke, London, 1800 (Incoming - Reserved)
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