Made by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham, the lovely silver grater is fully hallmarked for 1801, along with monarch's head. The wonderful quality oval form, with its ridged pattern, opens to reveal its original steel, hinged grater. Joseph Wilmore, born in 1773, was grandson of an original member of the Birmingham silver assay Office, established that same year. 3/4" H., 7/8" W., 1 3/8" L.
Fine Gorham sterling silver whisky flask. The glass form is covered in basket-weave silver and is fitted with a convenient, removable drinking cup, gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet hinge and turns to lock or unlock. Marked with the firm's "key" date symbol for 1906 along with the famous Rhode Island silver workshop's hallmarks. 2 5/8" W., 5 1/4" H.
Edwardian chased sterling silver snuff box. Top has scrolling, chased foliates around a central leaf-form cartouche. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1904. 3/8" H., 1 1/2" W., 2 1/2" L.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver antique snuff box. The large box is extensively hand-chased with scrolling foliates upon its top as well as sides. Serpentine borders, along with a vacant central shield, complete the design. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Turman Burrows, Birmingham 1898. 11/16" H., 1 7/8" W., 2 5/8" L.
Classic British discreet-size sterling silver whisky flask. The flask is gently curved upon one side to fit comfortably into a hip or breast pocket. Locking top cap has a bayonet hinge. Hallmarks: Charles Westwood & Sons, Birmingham 1912. 1 7/8" W., 3 7/8" H.
Handsome sterling silver case with notch sides has a detailed, alternating pattern of incised lines and flat panels. A central vacant medallion completes the design. Gilded within. Difficult-to-find early case size accommodates modern-day business cards. Hallmarks: William Hair Haseler, Birmingham 1911. 2 5/8" W., 3 5/8" H.
Handsome sterling silver, large snuff box. The top of the box, with its curved design, is beautifully engine-turned. A vacant medallion highlights its center. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., London 1917. 3/4" H., 2" W., 2 1/2" L.
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