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.
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 pretty boxed set of four Edwardian silver salts with crimped edges, on four ball feet. Two salts have their original gilt interiors, two do not (probably only two have ever been used). There are four matching silver spoons. The set is hallmarked for Sheffield 1903 and 1904, and has the makers mark for Cooper Brothers and sons. The set comes in its original faux leather covered box which is padded and lined with purple velvet, more purple than the photos show. The only damage is the rubbing of the gilding to the interior of two of the salts, some wear to the outside of the display box, and the elastic which held the spoons in place in the box has perished.
These are a lovely pair of Edwardian silver casters - 1902. The baluster shape is probably the most popular form and single examples are plentiful; however finding a matching pair is more difficult and these are a fine twosome. These pepper pots are hallmarked to the fronts, and also appropriately marked with lion passant and date letter to the pierced covers. They are in good condition, with a couple of minor knocks to one shaker
A nice George III bright cut solid sterling silver shell bowl caddy spoon hallmarked for London 1795 by John Blake It measures 7.5 cm long, 3.4 cm across the bowl and weighs 7.5 g In overall good condition, but does have a split to the reverse. It looks as though this happened in the making of the spoon, and does not show at the front.
A lovely Sterling Silver penknife with pivoting hanging loop. The knife has full English hallmarks, Assay office Birmingham, (Anchor) the maker's mark "VP" and date letter gothic "Y", which is the hallmark for 1898 The steel blades with some tarnish marks as can be seen. The knife has an all over ivy leaf design which is very attractive. The tools within the knife are steel and comprise, knife, scissors, button hook, file. The knife measures 5.8cm long, excluding hanging loop. Nice condition, some tarnish to the tools.