Vintage Shooting Hunting Novelty Silver Plated Pheasant Letter Clip.
From one of Norfolk’s fine houses, this is an ideal gift for one who really has everything, It would grace the finest of desks.
The charm of this piece is that it is a small sized hoof from a pony named Magpie.
I think this is a wonderful way to remember ones faithful four legged friend.
Our huntsman did one for me about thirty years ago but in no way as professionally mounted as this one.
The inkwell fetlock and shoe are silver plated, stamped Magpie to the lid and to the underside of the shoe Mounted by A&N LD which is the army & Navy Stores London.
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This most elegant silver on copper tea urn was made prior to the ones with lots of fussy detail.
This one has reeded handles and top gadrooning to the borders, acanthus finial to the cover and square base with ball supports.
An amount of silver plating has worn off due to regular polishing by the household staff, to me this adds to the character with the warming effect of copper blending with silver. A lovely piece which would grace any fine room.
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This heavy fine quality pair of two branch three sconce candelabra have barrel shaped columns
with four set of double rings, a partially reeded base and removable sconces.
Although candlesticks of the Victorian era tend to be rather fussy with lots of foliage etc.,
this pair impress me for their elegant simplicity which cannot fail to impress.
Very slight loss to the silver plate which reveals the warmth of copper.
In good condition, they would grace the finest of houses.
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This amusing piece is in the form of a Regimental Billy Goat Mascot with a saddle containing a pepper and mustard pot in crystal with plated tops.
The plate is worn due to endless polishing, the white metal electroplated goat is in very good bright condition, the base has a Victorian lozenge registration mark and number.
The salt cellar is detachable and in the form of a feeding tub.
A most interesting piece.
Size: 13cm in diameter
This is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen, a beautifully cast and shaped bowl, notably of a large and useful size.
Cast with a pierced diamond lattice pattern, decorated with putti and amorini within leaf scrolls terminating in a lovely flamboyant handle.
I would take a calculated guess that this fine spoon was made in France.
It bears a mark London, 1895 by David Bridge.
This beautiful jug has a crouching dragon formed handle with large fly finial, the spout formed as a shell.
The crystal body is etched with a dot decoration, two vacant oval cartouches surmounted by ribbons.
A most elegant piece, worthy of any fine dining table.
Height: 42cm Width 28cm
This excellent conical claret jug has a finely modelled perching lercher as its handle. The domed lid and collar having beadwork design with urn shaped finial.
The spout is fashioned in the image of ‘The Green Man’ who is found in many cultures around the world, he is generally regarded as a symbol of rebirth.
The conical crystal body is variously etched with attractive designs including stars with the base having a cut starburst design.
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This elegant bulbous shaped jug has a classic scrolling handle, the collar with stylised floral design which is repeated on the lid which has a pierced thumb piece.
The crystal body is etched with the same floral design as on the mount, a cut startburst design to the base.
a nice collectable example.
This most decorative piece shows two entwined palm trees with camel carrying a load standing beneath upon a rocky desert base.
This piece is probably by Thomas Bradbury & Sons, it is unmarked by they did specialise in this type of piece.
A wonderful interior decorators piece!