Panoramic from all angles, the grand blue & white English compote will hold a cornucopia of fruit. Sharp detail and registration highlight the three scenes (bowl & both sides) and foliage at rim, handles and foot. Marked "Mason's Patented Ironstone VISTA".....See magnified photo. Measures 11" diameter at rim and 7" tall. No stains, chips or crazing-perfect.
Antique 18th century George III English sterling Silver gilt Apostle Spoon, by William Collings, London 1774.ovoid bowl with tapering faceted stem, and topped by a figural apostle terminal.
Hallmarks: Marked with maker's mark in a rectangle punch WC for William Collings, London assay office. Lion passant, leopard’s head and date letter what correspond to 1774.
LENGTH: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in)
WEIGHT in, approx: 51 grams. 1.3/4 troy oz...
The finest 3 piece carving set we've ever come across. Etched on the side of side of the carbon steel blade: "H. CROMWELL Criterion, SHEFFIELD". The sharpening steel and long-tined meat fork (with pivoting rest) match the knife in design, materials and masterly workmanship. Each implement's handle has elaborated-chased hallmarked Sterling endcaps nestled next to mellow aged ivory ferrules. These flank handsome old stag horn grips of great character...
This is the first Basket Fired box we have come across in 45 years collecting
22.5 inches in HEIGHT
18 inches in DEPTH
17 inches in WIDTH
It was necessary to GOOGLE : "BASKET FIRED"
Here is a brief description of a basket fired.
China Artisan Style Basket-Fired Green Tea
To begin the processing of basket fired green tea, a small amount of fresh
leaf (about 2 lbs.) is placed in an upright bamboo or reed basket, u...
A 19th C Fish shaped cutting board.
Dimensions: 18 inches by 5.75 inches
A small copper (tea) kettle made by Edward Villiers Wilkes (E.V.W.), 12 Lower Priory, near Colmore Circus,Birmingham (United Kingdom), whose retail customers included Harrods of London. This item was made mid to late 19th Century, circa 1850-1900.
Condition: very good - minor bumps and dents but no damages, losses or repairs.
19cm (7.5inches) long; 17cm (6.7inches) high.
A heavy, well-used plate bearing the "Barth" family crest which would have once signified ownership. There is no maker's mark evident, only a plate quality "X" touch on the back. Numerous knife cut marks, small dings, pitting and abrasions that you would expect from several hundred years of use. There is a small hole in the bottom. Measures 9-1/4". Probably English or American. Good color; a plate with a lot of character, especially with the dragon-head crest.
Fine London charger marked ....SWAN and LONDON. 12" diameter charger has seen plenty of use but still has original strength and integrity. No holes or thin spots but a small area of the edge has a couple of old gouges (see photo).
Fine large 18th century German basin measuring 10-1/2" across and 1-1/2" deep. Generalized surface pitting and wear scratches but nice condition and color with no holes and dents. Sorry, photo color is a little too yellow due to lighting. Maker's mark ref: Zinn by Freider Aichler.
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Here's another handsome Victorian quart measure in the bulbous-bodied tulip style, with a scroll "crank" handle, decorative ridge around the body and an unusual two-tone dark/light treatment in surface coloration. Quite similar to the other one we are offering, the chief difference being that it has an excise stamp on the rim to the right of the handle.The typical Victorian crown "VR" (Victoria Regina) and "LS" for the district in which it was inspected...
A handsome Victorian period quart measure in the bulbous-bodied tulip style, with a scroll "crank" handle, decorative ridge around the body and an unusual two-tone dark/light treatment in surface coloration. Marked "JAMES YATES" over "QUART". There are no excise marks but a touch mark inside bottom "9" over a crown and an X. 9 denotes, the pewterer (bench worker) who worked on it, the crown and X signify English, high quality...
An immensely-appealing coffee pot in the "Temple" pattern and flow black on white (the body of which is more of a biscuit color). The tapered 8 panel vessel is ridged at the base and top. The mystical Xanadu-like scene of the right side appears slightly more distinct and less "flowed" than the left. The eight paneled lid matches the pot and although not as stained, is undoubtedly original...
Very nice pewter SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS
An Excellent Example of an Early HETCHEL
The antique English spreader has a silver plated blade, a sterling silver hilt and a lovely dark mother of pearl handle. The spreader is 6 1/2 inches long. The blade is marked "EPNS" and is 3 1/2 inches long. The mother of pearl handle is 2 3/8 inches long. Joining the handle and the blade is a sterling silver hilt marked "G.B. (a crown), (a lion), e". This translates to Sheffield, England, 1828.
We have 2 of these spreaders and both are in very good condition...