The rectangular case with a repousse pattern of flowers and scroll work has a hinged top. The top is marked “STERLING” on the edge. The shapely body has a ridged area at the base for a strike. The piece is monogrammed with an Old English “M”.
A Sterling Soft or Stilton Cheese Scoop, London, England, Possibly by John Blake 1788 - 1809
This sterling cheese scope is simple in its design but is so wonderful. The verso is marked with what appears to be John Blake’s maker marks “IB” along with the sterling mark (rampant lion), city mark for London (panther with crown) and date letter that is hard to read, but may be a “D” for 1799.
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A Silver Plated Victorian Christening Mug, Cherubs, Reed and Barton
The cylindrical form is wonderfully decorated in a repusse design of cherubs being playful in two reserves framed by scrolling foliage. The third reserve is engraved “Nina.” The verso is marked with company name and form number 1973.
A Pair of Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs, Lily by Whiting
The rare pattern is elegant in its design with lilies and foliage in relief. The tongs end in a three prong bird shaped tine. The tongs are marked with the Whiting logo and the word “STERLING”. Not a fan of sugar cubes, how about using these lovely tongs on a relish tray?
The rounded hollow handle is marked faintly 800 and has a pattern of delicate vines. The one side is monogrammed in a loose script “MPC”. The handle is attached to gilded tines in the form of a trident.
This round bowl with scalloped rim is decorated in high relief with an open strap work and grape clusters and foliage motif. The verso is marked with a series of hallmarks that are probably for Waterhouse & Company.
A Continental Silver and Ivory Box, Late 19th Century, Probably German
The turtle top shape box is chased with scrolling foliage and floral swags. The hinged lid is centered by a carved piece of ivory. The plaque depicts Neptune, putti riding a dolphin and a mermaid. This ivory plaque may pre-date the box and as such the plaque is beveled set and the setting has been repaired. The verso is marked with hallmarks ...click for details