All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sports : Pre 1920 item #1440479 (stock #G)
Offered are 3 vintage Golf Clubs from USA maker PICCADILLY. This nice group consists of a Brassie (2 wood), putter and a mid iron. The condition of each club is fairly good and rate at a #6 category. They all exhibit modest wear, a lovely patina and are in usable condition.

The Brassie has modest finish loss, a full brass sole plate and a lead weight built into the back. Measures 42.5 inches from tip of grip to heel. A modest bend is noted from front to back of the shaft...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sports : Pre 1910 item #1440454 (stock #G)
Offered for your review is a hard to find R. Forgan made Mashie golf club.

The club has plenty of information stamped on back as follows: "R. FORGAN" in script - "R...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sports : Pre 1920 item #1440410 (stock #G)
Offered is a nice group of 3, 1920-1930 era, Hickory shaft Golf Clubs which are all stamped "Mid Iron". The clubs all have good grips, early finish on the shaft and are playable.

The first club sports a handsome low profile design with the back marked "HOLLYWOOD" - HANDFORGED - SPECIAL and HAND FORGED. There are a few dings noted on the leading edge of the front, and the club is otherwise in good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sports : Pre 1920 item #1440400 (stock #G)
Offered is a group of 3 Wright & Ditson Golf Clubs that includes two scarce Hickory Smooth Face examples and one later steel club. Smooth face clubs fell out of fashion around circa 1900, although they were still offered in catalogues for a number years. I date the following first two of the three clubs offered from 1900-1910.

The two hickory smooth face clubs are each stamped "ST ANDREWS", "Wright Ditson & Makers"...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sports : Pre 1910 item #1440229 (stock #G)
Offered are 3 vintage United Kingdom Golf Clubs made by Sunningdale. This nice group consists of a driver (Play Club), a putter and a Mashie Niblick. Each club sports their original dark leather grips and hickory wood shafts with old finish. The condition of each club is fairly good and rate at a #6 category out of 10. They all exhibit honorable wear, a lovely patina and are in usable condition...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1440039 (stock #4581)
This silver propelling pencil was made by the noted silver firm of Sampson Mordan & Co. of London. The top of the pencil, mounted with banded agate, unscrews to reveal the receptacles for the pencil lead. The extended length is 113 mm (4.5 inches), the retracted length is 88 mm (3.5 inches) and it weighs 12 gms. It is in very good condition. It is stamped with the mark "Sampson Mordan & Co. Makers" which indicates that it dates from the period 1845-52.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #1440037 (stock #4519)
This is a very pretty English porcelain boat shaped inkstand. The exterior is coloured an apple green, whilst the interior is decorated with sprays of hand painted flowers, all sitting on a leaf moulded and ribbed base which is enhanced with gilding. It would have sat on a lady's desk with the two tubes holding her quills or pens, and the ink residing in the lidded liner inserted into the round hole. Unfortunately the liner and lid are now missing...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1440036 (stock #4326)
This inticately cast brass ink stand measures 200 mm (8 inches) square and stands 115 mm (4.5 inches) high, and features a red marble insert. It is a good quality item and weighs 1.8 kg 4 pounds). There is a foundry mark under the base with the latin motto "Carpe Diem" inside a six spoked wheel together with a square and dividers. It is missing the insert to hold the ink and the hinge for the lid is a bit loose, but overall it is in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1910 item #1439898 (stock #4605)
This very attractive French silver cake slice, or dessert spoon, features an embossed silver handle and a silver gilt blade. The French silver mark showing the head of Minerva is stamped on the handle where it joins the blade. The stamp fails to show the fineness of the silver, whether it is 925 parts per 1000, or 800 parts per 1000, so I will assume 800 parts per 1000...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1910 item #1439897 (stock #4604)
These ornately decorated silver plated asparagus servers are by Elkington & Co of Birmingham England. They measure 242 mm (9.5 inches) in length and 48 mm (1 7/8ths inches) at the widest point. They are in very good condition, with no actual wear to the silver, apart from some faint scratches, and the spring action is still strong. They carry Elkington's date letter for 1905.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1837 VR item #1439761 (stock #4126)
This straw work needlecase was made in the early part of the nineteenth century and was decorated by applying individual pieces of dyed straw on to a cardboard base to form an intricate pattern. Items like this were made by French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars to obtain money for necessities, but they had also been made both prior to, and after the wars...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439760 (stock #4447)
This brass novelty sewing tape measure in the form of a Victorian bathing box. It stands 47 mm (just under 2 inches) high, is 32 mm (1.25 inches) wide and 70 mm (2.75 inches) long. It has lost the base of the box and the tab on the end of the tape. It would date from the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Sea bathing was popular in the late Victorian through to the Edwardian age...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439759 (stock #4201)
A very pretty Worcester hand painted porcelain thimble decorated with dog roses and finished off with hand gilding. It is 25 mm (1 inch) high, with a diameter at the base of 20 mm (3/4 of an inch). It is unsigned and would date from the 1880's.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439758 (stock #4561)
This souvenir pin cushion is decorated on both sides with reverse painted scenes from Kings College Cambridge. On the front is a view of the chapel, and on the reverse, a depiction of the college's coat of arms. Reverse painting is done on the underside of the glass so that the glass protects the painting from wear. In this case very fine strips of foil were applied to the glass then painted over, giving an impression of the sun glinting on the building. Sandwiched between the two glass panels i...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439757 (stock #4504)
Made of mahogany, this revolving cotton reel holder has been fashioned in the shape of a table of the early to middle part of the nineteenth century. There are seven spindles to hold cotton reels, a central thimble holder and around the edge of the table top is a pin cushion. It stands 122 mm (5 inches) high to the top of the spindles, and has a diameter of 132 mm (5.5 inches). It is in very good condition, but I suspect a couple of the spindles have been replaced. c 1850.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439756 (stock #4503)
Made of mahogany, this revolving cotton reel holder has been fashioned in the shape of a table of the early to middle part of the nineteenth century. There are seven spindles to hold cotton reels, a central thimble holder and around the edge of the table top is a pin cushion. It stands 122 mm (5 inches) high to the top of the spindles, and has a diameter of 132 mm (5.5 inches). It is in very good condition, but I think a couple of the spindles have been replaced. c 1850.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1439215 (stock #4491)
This beautifully made wooden paper knife features as the handle, a violin scroll end and peg box. Joined to this is the long blade which is probably walnut, or possibly olive wood. Whether the handle is made from the scroll end of a violin, I don't know-perhaps it was made for a musician or a music lover. The length is 396 mm (15.5 inches) and it is 32 mm (1.25 inches) wide where the handle joins the blade. It is in wonderful condition. Datewise, probably the last quarter of the nineteenth cen...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1436630 (stock #M1381)
This wonderful, 19th century, Whitall Tatum, hanging, apothecary show globe measures approximately 33 inches from top of chain to bottom of fixture. This egg-shaped, 3 1/2 gallon globe dates to circa 1895 and was manufactured at the Whithall Tatum Company in Millville, New Jersey.

The blown-glass globe is in very good condition with the expected and minor, age-related scratches and imperfections of antique glass. There are no cracks, and the globe holds water just fine!

The lovely and dec...