Aqua enamel and sterling silver handle magnifier. Engine-turned pattern beneath enamel work. Hallmarks: John H. Potter, Sheffield 1904. 3" W., 7" L.
Simply beautiful American Arts & Crafts sterling silver tea strainer. The bold design with its hammered handle has rivet-and-strapwork in relief upon the top. The strainer, with workshop marks for the Frank Whiting Co., is influenced by the Shreve & Co. silver 14th Century Crusader pattern. Massachusetts circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5 7/8" L.
Unusual equestrian snuff box made by the well-regarded Unger Bros. workshop of Newark, New Jersey circa 1900. The sterling silver box, with a detailed jumping horse and rider in relief upon its top, is gilded within. A fine example for the collector of antique equestrian items. 3/4" H., 2" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau sterling silver photo frame. Robust undulating florals and vines in high relief ramble about the textured surface. The frame with rounded corners is curved at its top. Retains original blue velvet backing. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1904. 5 5/8" W., 8" H.; 3 5/8" W.,5 1/4" H., photo
Lovely English Art Nouveau sterling silver snuff box. An elegant Alphonse Mucha influence maiden with cascading hair is in relief upon the top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: Cornelius Saunders & James Shepherd, Birmingham 1902. 1" H., 2 1/4" W.
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring with an 1887 Sixpence coin. A profile of Queen Victoria is upon the front of the coin. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1892. 2 3/8" L. whistle; 3" L. with coin.
Antique sterling silver whistle. Nice, classic form with engraved detail upon the mouthpiece. The whistle, in working order, has a silver sixpence coin upon a chatelaine ring dated 1889 with a profile of Queen Victoria upon its front. Hallmarks: James Deakin, Chester 1899. 2 3/8" L. whistle, 3 3/8" L. with coin
Scarce, hallmarked sterling silver flask funnel. The small funnel, with its fluted stem, was made by Sampson Morden, London 1919. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Scrolling ribbon-like vines and orchids in relief float about the elegant, large Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. The design is enhanced with a textured background and a central scrolling cartouche upon the top. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1903. 9 3/8" W., 11 3/8" H.; 5 7/8" W., 7 7/8" H. photo
Antique sterling silver whistle. Detailed hand-chased foliates are upon both sides. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1901. 1 3/4" L. to chaletaine ring
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling flowers and vines adorn the fluid Art Nouveau form. A detailed scene depicts a maiden holding a bird and basket as she reaches to gather flowers while a child gazes toward her. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1906. 7 1/2" W., 9 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Fine Art Nouveau silver jardiniere with Art Nouveau maidens representing the arts. One strokes a lyre while the other holds a painter's brush and palette. Reticulated flowers and interlacing vines complete the design along with naturalistic openwork handles. A cut-crystal liner rests within. Stamped marks for the Martin Mayer workshop of Mainz, Germany along with 835 Fine Silver marks, circa 1900. Artists commissioned by Mayer include Peter Behrens and Hans Christiansen. 3 7/8" H., 5" W., 11" L.
Arts & Crafts trumpet-form sterling silver vase. Elongated strapwork- and- rivet-design handles are mounted upon the sides. Stylized Arts & Crafts flowerheads adorn the top within incised, banded accents. Both top- as well as base-edge rims are rolled. Hallmarks: Wakely & Wheeler, London 1907. 8 3/4" H., 4" W.
Sterling silver English perpetual calendar is complete with all celluloid months as well as number days. Smart and functional design has months that slide out to change and dates that simply advance with the click of the side-mounted levers. Oak back. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1919. 1 3/8" D., 3 1/2" W., 2" H.
Beautifully chased, swirling foliate patterns adorn the sterling silver vesta, or match safe. A vacant shield-form cartouche is upon the front, a striker at the bottom. Hallmarks: George Loveridge, Birmingham 1898. 1 3/8" W., 2 1/8" L.
Scarce early sterling silver card case accommodates modern- day-size business cards or credit cards. Fine, heavy quality Edwardian case with its hinged, flip top is extensively hand-chased with scrolling foliates. A vacant cartouche adorns the front. Hallmarked: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1904. 2 5/8" W., 3 3/4" H.
Charming antique sterling silver double jigger fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1903. Engraved with the McCarthy family coat of arms from the Regal House of Cork: A Dexter arm with hand holding a lizard. An engraved ribbon beneath with motto: Forti et Fideli nil Difficile (To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible). Dimensions : 3 1/8" H.
Lovely sterling silver photo frame. The surface has engine-turned detail with a vacant oval medallion. Hallmarks: Stokes & Ireland, Chester, 1911. Retail marks for Finnigan Ltd. of Manchester. 5" W., 6 3/4" H.; 3 1/2"W., 5 1/4" H. photo