This most interesting Victorian Silver combination wick holder and vesta case was given to Colonel F.H Neish of The Gordon Highlanders who was also wrote an historical Diary of the same.
There is an inscription to the underside which reads;
FH Neish from JN XMAS 1885.
The case bears hallmarks for London 1885 and makers initials AF for Alfred Fuller.
It has a sliding cover for the wick and steel striker to one side.
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They don’t come much better than this one. With armorial bearings and inscription inside ‘JM from the members of the Burton Shoot 4th August 1931’
Exquisite engine turning cover either side, fully hallmarked for Sheffield 1930 and made by William Hutton & Sons. Stamped on the underside 38 PT.
Holds plenty to hand around!
As a field sports type most of my life, I haven’t seen a flask as impressive as this one.
Size: 17.75cm by 10.25cm
This definitive little Victorian country style armchair is beautifully made and solid. Not to be confused with lesser examples that one comes across.
The strong and clear hallmarks are for London 1887 with makers initials CG
A truly lovely little piece.
‘The Law Parliamentary and City Courts committee’
This interesting piece of London history is a most attractive silver plated table centrepiece in the form of an entwined fruiting tree with trailing vines on a spreading multi lobed foot.
The inscription reads ‘Presented By the Law Parliamentary and City Courts Committee to Their Respected Chairman Thomas Parkersen F.S.A DECR 1865’
Another section bears an armorial crest with Latin inscription Sapere Aude (Dare to be wise Dare to know)
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This finely worked piece is most probably silver but in the absence of any marks we will call it white metal.
The glazed frame case has a catch to open it. This is by repute a gift from the present Queen of Bahrain.
A most decorative piece.
A really grand piece of sensible size. I have seen similar in palaces and stately Homes usually they are enormous.
On a stepped triform base with three lions wearing Roman Helmets. The Corinthian column is surrounded by acanthus leaves and there is a decorated column with a circular finial supporting three elaborate branches terminating in three eagles standing on spheres with outstretched wings.
This beautiful piece was made around 1865 in fine condition but in need of a jolly good clean
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This is from one of Norfolk’s fine old Halls where it has been for many years.
I know very little about these, save to say that the family tended to have only
the best examples in their large collection.
It bears a shield, collection of dots? and initials
It looks as though the wirework has been replaced on the grip. In my humble opinion a nice historic piece.