Fine silver snuff box with engraved whimsical scenes of dogs chasing rabbits in a landscape with fences and trees. The engraved narrative is upon top as well as all sides. Bottom of box depicts a pair of dueling gentlemen dressed in period attire. The box is further enhanced with engraved foliates and a lion's mask. Hallmarks: Maker AA along with date mark Q4 for 1846. 1 5/8" W., 3" L.
Beautifully presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined case. The set-of-six sterling silver Arts & Crafts tots, or shot glasses, were retailed by the famous Mappin & Webb Goldsmiths & Silversmiths at 2 Queen Victoria St., London. Each loop-handle-form tot is hallmarked: Charles Edwards, London 1905. 2 1/8" W., 1 1/2" H. each
Lovely Victorian silver-plated basket with an elaborate, splayed, twig-form handle. Basket interior has cascading flowers in relief with chased detail. English registry mark beneath for April 26, 1881, along with maker mark of Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield. 4 1/2" H., 10" W.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Sterling silver Victorian vesta, or match safe, with hand-chased florals upon the surface. A match striker is at bottom and a chatelaine ring completes the design; gilded within. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1894. 1 1/4" W., 2" L. w/ring
Pair of elegant Victorian, English tall wine bottle coaster stands. The high-hat form has pierced design along with garlands and lion masks in relief. The flaring top is cast with flowers and leaves. The pattern is by Barker Ellis of Birmingham circa 1880. 4 1/4" H., 7 3/8" W.
Elaborate silver oval frame. A central mask of a woman with headdress adorns the top. Foliates in relief further adorn the borders. Stamped with French marks, circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 8 5/8" H.; 4" W., 5 5/8" H. photo
Large antique classic design photo frame. The tall sterling silver, vertical form has raised borders and retains its original oak easel back. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1918. 9 3/4" W., 11 3/4" H.; 8" W., 10" H. photo
Large Chippendale-style, oval, silver frame. The elegant English design has an ebonized wooden easel back. Hallmarks: Wilmot Co., Birmingham 1913. 8 1/4" W., 11 1/4" H.; 6 1/2" W., 9 3/8" H. photo
Elegant, tall, oval frame. The borders are raised with a notch design at its top. Hallmarks: Hobson, James & Gilby, Birmingham 1918. 4 3/8" W., 8 1/2" H.; 2 3/8" W., 6" H. photo
Extraordinary sterling silver flask funnel with an engraved rooster, or cockerel, upon its side. The rooster raises a glass with its claw. A banner beneath announces "Here's How." Made by the William B. Kerr Silver Co. of Newark, N.J., circa 1910. 2 3/4" W., 3" H.
Quite whimsical. This scarce example of a Victorian milk jug pitcher has a detailed cast cat as its handle. Made by the Mark Willis & Sons workshop of Sheffield circa 1885. 5" H.
Elegant Victorian, English tall wine bottle coaster stand. The high-hat form has pierced design along with garlands and lion masks in relief. The flaring top is cast with grape leaves and clusters. The pattern is by Barker Ellis of Birmingham circa 1880. 4 1/4" H., 7 3/8" W.
Victorian figural donkey or pack mule condiment stand. The whimsical, detailed silvered form holds original cranberry cut crystal open salt and condiment holders. Made by the Villiers workshop in Sheffield circa 1870. 5" W., 4" H.
Lovely heavy quality sterling silver Edwardian snuff box. The rectangular form with scallop edges is gilded within. Hallmarks: E. J. Trevitt & Sons, Chester 1906. 1 3/8" W., 2" L.
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring, the wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Stokes & Ireland Ltd. (William Henry Stokes and Arthur George Ireland), Chester 1897. 1 7/8" L. with ring
Irises, along with swirling foliates, are in relief upon the box cover. Sides of the charming pill or trinket box have complementing Art Nouveau florals, all with chased detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Dumenil, London, 1902. 1 5/8" W., 1 1/8" H.
A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.