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Fri 17th May 2019 - 4pm
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Fri 17th May - 10am to 4pm
Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold
Specialist Sale including antique and modern jewellery, watches, silver, gold, vertu, coins and bank notes.
Lot 2A pair of WMF Jugendstil silver plated on brass Arts & Crafts candlesticks, circa 1915, with hemispherical drip trays on slender tapering square section ball knopped columns, on a hemispherical base with wide foot rim, all set with decorative cabochon beads, marked to bases 'WMF G 73', each 10.5 by 27cm. (2)
Note: an example of a single candlestick in this design is in the collection of the Kirkland Museum of Decorative Arts in Denver, CO, USA..
Lot 4An Elizabeth II silver salver commemorating her Silver Wedding, engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms and the date 1947-1972, beaded rim, Birmingham 197, Historical Heirlooms Ltd, limited edition numbered 855 of 3500, 20.5cm, together with a smaller silver dish similarly engraved commemorating the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Birmingham 1977, Charles S Green & Co Ltd, 12.7cm, 13.5toz gross. (2).
Lot 9A collection of silver including a pair of miniature Continental silver salt cellars formed as musical cherubs seated upon shells, with pair of associated white metal salt spoons, together with a novelty Continental silver pepperette in the form of fish , inset red glass eyes, two silver engine turned cigarette cases, one with floral detailing, a silver menu holder in the form of a tri-masted sailing ship above two dolphins, and a pierced silver small bottle stand, London 1913, Arnold Neale Baily & Thomas House Bates, 10.43toz excluding spoons. (9).
Lot 12A group of silver and plated vertu, comprising a silver and mother of pearl teething rattle, Birmingham 1920, Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd, 0.9toz, a Victorian viniagrette, with pierced monogram N, London 1898, Grey & Co, 0.57toz, a white metal miniature parrot in a cage, with mark JvDH to the base, and a vesta case with applied enamelled wisteria decoration. (4).
Lot 14A group of ecclesiastical silver and silver plated items, comprising a matching Victorian silver pedestal cup and urn with engraved key decoration, the cup 'Drink ye all of it', 4.5 by 8cm, and the urn 'For this is my Blood', 3.5 by 10.5cm, both Birmingham 1859, Aston & Son, a clear glass baluster shaped vessel for anointing oil, with silver plated lid, 14cm, a hinged spoon with part covered bowl engraved IHS, apostle terminal, marked Oldfield Liverpool Patent, 13.5cm, and a Victorian silver spoon with gilt bowl, bead pattern, Chawner & Co (George William Adams), London 1844, 10.5cm, 3.75toz combined silver weight. (5).
Lot 15An Edwardian silver golfing trophy, of twin handled urn form with cover, entitled 'The Houldsworth Foursomes Cup, Presented to the Golf Clubs of Manchester by Sir William H Houldsworth Bart MP, April 1887, London 1905, Olivant and Botsford, 9.9toz, 16 by 9.2 by 16cm high, together with a small Art Nouveau photograph easel frame, Birmingham 1904, Green and Cadbury Ltd, 8.5 by 8cm, a similar repousse frame, 7.5 by 7.5cm, and a silver vesta holder, 5cm. (4).
Lot 17A group of mixed silver items, comprising a pair of peppers, Horace Woodward & Co, Birmingham 1912, 9cm, a strainer with twin pierced handles, Birmingham 1912, 11 by 5.5 by 2cm, a pair of cauldron salts on three legs with blue glass liners, a lidded mustard with blue glass liner, Albany pattern small spoon, sifter spoon, eleven further tea spoons, square ended scoop spoon and small butter knife, 20.04toz combined silver weight, together with an incomplete cased set of eleven coffee spoons, 2.45toz gross. (32).
Lot 19A silver mesh evening purse, London import 1912, Paul Ettlinger, 4.5toz, together with a black lacquer and brass compact purse with various compartments and accessories including a folding comb, a fire starter, a pencil, a pad of paper and powder compartments, rectangular cartouche to front engraved J C Stones, 12.7 by 9.5 by 2.5cm, and a twin handled silver plated bowl with pierced scrolling foliate sides, 26 by 15cm. (3).
Lot 21Two silver pocket watches, both with white enamel dials with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dials, one marked to movement Waltham, Wm Ellery, Pat Pinion, 2211596, case marked Birmingham 1884, Alfred Bedford, 3.94toz, with key, the other marked to case Birmingham 1902, Errington Watch Company, movement unmarked, 4.34toz. (2).
Lot 23Three silver pocket watches, late 19th / early 20th century, comprising two similar Continental silver foliate engraved lady's pocket watches, one marked 800, the other 935, both with painted flower to white enamel dials, and a gentleman's Victorian silver pocket watch, London 1887, Henry John Norris, with silver Albert chain, 7.56toz total for three watches and chain, together with a miltary pocket watch, marked Helvetica to dial, back of case marked with broad arrow and GS/TP 177104, contained within plated brass case and another spare protective case with yellow glass window. (5).
Lot 24An early 20th century Continental silver liqueur decanter with six matching silver cups, all chased and embossed with Art Nouveau scrolling foliate decoration, marked 800 Jean Koch 119884, decanter 19cm, handle a/f, cups 3.5 by 4cm, 5.3toz weighable silver, together with a cut glass and white metal tazza, with hinged rope twist handle on acorn clasps, stepped circular base on four hairy paw feet, 21 by 23cm high. (8).
Lot 26A group of vintage Thai silver, comprising a set of four graduated bowls, the repoussé worked bodies decorated with animals from the Buddhist zodiac, two of the bowls with marks to bases, largest 14.5 by 7cm, smallest 9 by 4.5cm, together with Thai silver cigarette box, wood lined interior, the lid depicting a Thai 'wat' or temple, 12 by 8 by 2.7cm, and a silver ashtray, base marked 900, 19.5toz gross. (6)
Provenance: brought back from Thailand by the vendor's father in the 1970's..
Lot 28A group of silver, comprising an engine turned cigarette case, Birmingham 1924, Henry Matthews, a second plain bodied cigarette case, Birmingham 1918, William Hutton and Sons, a pin dish, London 1945, together with two napkin rings, a hinged lid and a pair of silver brush backs, 14toz gross. (8).
Lot 29A pair of silver twin handled golf trophies, flying scroll handles to knopped urnular bodies, with inscriptions to bodies 'Bowring Golf Course, Captain's Prize 1927/8...Winner F B Green', Sheffield 1926 and 1928, Walker and Hall, with a pair of ebonised plinths also by Walker and Hall, 15 by 14.5cm excluding plinths, 11.98toz silver weight. (2).
Lot 30A collection of George III and later silver and silver plated items including a large fiddle pattern silver ladle, London 1815, Josiah & George Piercy, a pair of silver sugar tongs, London 1837, Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater, a weighted silver paperweight, Birmingham 1994, C Ltd, a silver overlaid green glass scent bottle, a Victorian ivory page turner with chased and embossed silver handle, a set of four pewter gill measures of various sizes, a silver plated letter opener withe the handle modelled as bamboo and a silver plated chamberstick, 7.12toz ladle and tongs. (1 bag).
Lot 31A group of silver items, comprising a silver quaich, plain form, the bowl engraved EMM, Sheffield 1936, Walker and Hall, 15.8 by 5.5cm, a silver christening cup engraved EMM, Sheffield 1936, Walker and Hall,, a silver bon bon dish with pierced detailing and a silver cream jug, 13.53toz combined. (4).
Lot 32A group of silver sporting trophies, spoons and medals awarded to Tom Morton, comprising 'NWGC Hollymoor Cup, T. Morton, 1928', 11cm, 'Cross Cup, T. Morton, 1929', 9.5cm, Sutton Coldfield & North B'ham Automobile Club, Colmore Cup Trial, 'T. Morton, Winner of Kershaw Trophy 1928', 11cm, 'Blackwell Golf Club, President's Cup, Presented by CWB Moore Esq, 1905', '1929-30, T. Morton, 72+77=149-2=147', 11cm, a Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs medal 'Challenge Flag, 1933, T. Morton', 3.8cm, four silver and enamelled spoons, two further smaller medals, and Norton motorcycles blue enamel and silver medal on leather strap, 17.8toz combined weighable silver. (12).
Lot 33A group of three Edwardian silver sporting trophies awarded to Tom Morton, comprising a twin handled trophy, engraved 'Frank Hallam Cup, Won by Tom Morton, 490 HRD, Speed 80.98 MPH, 6th June 1925, Turner & Simpson, Birmingham 1925, 15.8toz, 24.5 by 17 by 14.5cm, a trophy cup with enamelled logo for Sutton Coldfield & North Birmingham Automobile Club, engraved 'T. Morton 490cc HRD', 'Presented by Sir Edward M. Iliffe for Brooklands Meeting 1925 for Winners H'cap', Joseph Gloster Ltd, Birmingham 1924, 11.5toz, 11.5 by 22.5, and a small lidded urn trophy with twin handles, engraved 'Harborne Golf Club, Butler-Horton Cup, Boxing Day 1932, T. Morton', F C Richards, Birmingham 1932, 6.5toz, 9 by 7 by 15cm. (3).
Lot 34A group of Edwardian silver plated sporting trophies awarded to Tom Morton, comprising two oak shields with silver plaques, a three footed tray trophy, 25.5, two dish trophies with pie crust edges, 15.5cm, together with a silver pepperette, silver photo frame, 16.5 by 11.5cm, two silver spoons and a silver plated cauldron salt on three legs. (10).
Lot 35A collection of silver and plated flatware including a Victorian silver spoon, London 1901, makers marks rubbed, a Victorian desert spoon and fork, Sheffield 1882, Martin, Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall) and a set of six cake forks, Sheffield 1934, Viner's Ltd (Emile Viner), a set of modernist dessert spoons and forks, the finials marked MET, and a similar serving fork, total silver weight approximately 8toz, together with a spelter bust figure of General Gordon..
Lot 39A collection of silver and silver plate, comprising a selection of silver tea spoons, various makers and dates, and two silver napkin rings, 7.08toz gross, together with a silver plated espresso coffee set, comprising pot, cream jug, sugar bowl and sugar tongs, with woven straw handle to coffee pot..
Lot 40A group of silver and plated items, comprising a pair of George IV serving spoons, London 1836, Morris Cadman, a hobnail cut glass sugar sifter with silver top, Sheffield 1915, Walker and Hall, a cut glass bottle with silver top, Birmingham 1908, B Bros, a pair of silver sugar nips, Birmingham 1904, Levi and Salaman, a silver trinket box shaped as a music stool with cabriole legs, a/f one missing, Birmingham 1907, makers marks rubbed, silver nail file and cover, Sheffield 1909, makers marks rubbed, two apostle spoons, Sheffield 1928, Joseph Rodgers and Sons, a silver salt Spoon, Sheffield 1902, Cooper Brothers and Sons, a silver mustard spoon, Chester 1912, Haseler Brothers, a further white metal powder spoon, an 800 silver comb holder and cover and various plated wares, including two pairs of salad servers, a pair of berry spoons and a glass marmalade pot with plated lid in the form of a fruit, total sterling weight approximately 9toz including trinket box and nail file with filled handle. (1 bag).
Lot 44A collection of silver, including a silver collared decanter, the glass body and matching stopper formed as golf balls, Birmingham 1992, J B Chatterley & Sons Ltd, 22.5cm, together with a selection of eight silver bon bon and pedestal dishes, mostly with pierced detailing, all 20th century and various makers, 14.91toz weighable silver. (9).
Lot 45A C J Vander suite of Elizabeth II silver cutlery, six place settings, comprising six table knives, 25cm, six table forks, six dessert forks, six dessert spoons, six butter knives and six teaspoons, C J Vander, London 1971, 50.21toz excluding table knives with steel blades. (36).
Lot 46A George V silver salver presented by Birkdale Golf Club, with pie crust edge, raised on four legs, engraved 'Birkdale Golf Club Spring Meeting 1934, Handicap Prize (2nd Division) presented to G L Murray', Sheffield 1932, Aiken Brothers, Rd No 691754, retailers stamp 'Batty Manchester', 11.19toz, 2 by 21.5cm..
Lot 47A silver salver with pie crust rim, the body with central inscription engraved 'To Captain and Mrs Basil Moseley, with all good wishes from the Officers 3rd Bn 5th Mahratta L.I., 30-4-24' and further surrounded by fourteen signatures, raised on three scroll feet, Sheffield 1924, James Dixon and Sons, 24.34toz, 30.5 by 3cm..
Lot 48A George V silver tea set, comprising teapot, milk jug and sucrier, all with matching lobed horizontal bands to boat shaped bodies, jug and sucrier gilded to interiors, teapot London 1915, Carrington and Co, jug and sucrier London 1917, S W Smith & Co, teapot 22.5 by 13cm, together with a silver teapot stand with gadrooned rim and bun feet, marks rubbed, 24.6toz gross. (4).
Lot 49A group of Edwardian and later silver, comprising a Rococo style sauce boat on stand, London 1905, Holland Aldwinkle and Slater, 18 by 10 by 9.5cm, a pedestal flower vase, Birmingham 1923, W H Leather and Son , 7 by 13.5cm, and a double handled sugar bowl, Birmingham 1923, Mappin and Webb Ltd, 15.5 by 9 by 6cm, 15.23toz combined weight. (3).