A lovely Victorian sterling silver teaset comprising teapot, sugar and creamer in Queen Anne style. The three pieces stands on an oval colet foot, the lower portion of them is embellished with fluted decoration. The teapot is fitted with a flush hinged domed lid, which also features fluted decoration: the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece. The lid sports its original carved painted wood and sterling silver urn style finial. The teapot has its original plain angular carved painted wood handle featuring a scrolling thumbpiece. It has a plain spout, ornamented with fluted decoration to the underside. The teaset was crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmiths Walter & John Barnard, and is fully hallmarked for 1891. The teaset is a good gauge of silver. Condition Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the teaset have surface wear in keeping with age and due to location, but remain legible. The part hallmarks to the interior of the teapot lid are very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this lovely teaset.
A fine example of a silver pig paperweight by the well renowned silversmiths Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd. The cast silver pig is well detailed and bears a clear Chester hallmark for 1906 on its hind leg and the makers maker on its front leg. The loaded base on which it stands is in good condition but the hallmark is rubbed.
This pair of William lV mahogany Library chairs are in manner of Gillows, (They are certainly of Gillows quality but not signed). The condition of both chairs is excellent. The only thing we have had to do is re-cover the original horse hair pads with aged leather. Measurements Height 87cm Width 51cm Depth 66cm Depth of seat 51cm Height of seat 49cm (with cushion) Height of seat 41cm (without cushion)
A superb quality table with excellent colour and patina. This well proportioned dining dating from circa 1830 benefits from retaining all its original leaves and its original surface. The mahogany used in construction is of high quality and although not signed it is similar to Gillows quality and design. The maximum amount of diners would be twelve people . It also has its original winder and leaf carrier. Dimensions Extended length 303cm, Width 122cm, Height 73.5cm
A rather lovely silver letter opener by Sampson Mordan & Co. In the form of cavalry sword this letter opener has been made in exquisite detail and complete with its silver scabbard. This bears a London hallmark for 1870. The hallmark on the scabbard is slightly rub but perfectly readable and hallmark on the main blade shows no sign of wear at all.
A beautifully made and finely inlaid burr walnut credenza in excellent original condition. The lining material is somewhat faded, but an even colour in the show areas (this can be changed at a cost, to a material of your choice if you wish). The gilt brass mounts are all complete and well cast.
A huge Elsmore and Forster jug, decorated with circus performers and animals. A rare and unusual piece of mid 19th century English pottery which was made in Tunstall, Staffordshire. A smaller version of this type of jug is exhibited at The Victoria and Albert museum. The jug has a small glazed over firing crack on the spout, and also a small amount of crazing to the glaze, but otherwise in excellent condition.
A lovely dainty rolled gold and amethyst paste necklace. The two square amethyst pastes are set between three pierced bows. Rolled Gold is a fusion process where a sheet of base metal (in this case brass) is covered with thin layers of gold and then heat fused together. Jewellery is then made from this. Most of the chain link of this necklace is now revealing its brass colour, but this is still a delightful necklace.The bows retain their gold appearance.
An attractive 1970s 'Aurora Borealis' brooch. The process of making Aurora Borealis coating on crystal was in experimental phases in the early 1950's by the Swarovski Company. The process progressed to some success in 1953, but not until 1955 did Manfred Swarovski perfect it. This is a really attractive example of cut crystal with the rainbow coating.(its not Swarovski). The brooch features a central circle surrounded by 6 flowers creating one larger flower, really pretty when the light catches it.