Antique stoneware match striker fashioned as a golfball. The Victorian striker has a sterling silver mount hallmarked: Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd, Chester 1895. Pottery is signed with the "Sands of Time" logo used by the firm, which was founded in 1869. A fine early example for the collector or golf items. 1 1/2" W., 1 3/8" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant enameled in lustrous aqua with green highlights. An interlacing silver foliate is in relief upon the enamel work. An enamel medallion rises above the pendant with a complementing suspension below. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 2 1/4" L. with suspended enamels
Stunning antique sterling silver and enamel butterfly brooch. The detailed lilac wings, with veining in black, have iridescent green patterns along with a green body. Made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked: John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 2 1/4" W., 1 1/8" H.
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in royal blue with a green body. Additional highlights are present in red and green. A detailed, butterfly-wing pattern is found beneath the enamel work. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked : John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 1 1/4" x 5/8".
Fine Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch with two large, heart-shape foliates in lush blue-to-green enamels. The hearts are surrounded by additional stylized foliates in relief. The firm, founded by Ernest Murrle of Pforzheim and J.B. Bennett of London, was active 1896-1914, creating Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design jewelry. The works were often sold by Liberty & Co. in London at turn-of-the-century. Signed with the workshop's MBCo logo along with silver mark. Made in Pforzheim circa 1900. 3/4" W., 1 5/8" L., 2 7/8" L. with pin.
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Diller, London 1835, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely enameled sterling silver pendant fashioned as an elegant Celtic knot. A complementing medallion is suspended above, all in lustrous aqua, green and purple enamels. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1908. A similar example illustrated in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson, page 88. 1 7/8" L. (suspension with pendant)
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book title, "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Handsome antique oak tray with a reticulated gallery about its circumference. A central medallion, along with round, footed supports, completes the form. Ideal cocktail size. Made in Sheffield by the John Grinsell & Sons workshop circa 1890. 12 1/*" W., 2" H.
Lovely English pietra dura and gilded brass double photo frame. The reticulated design has scrolling florals that are hand-chased. A central oval is mounted with multi-color pietra dura flowers. Upon opening, two photo frames are revealed. Easel back engraved with retailer Melliship and Harris; circa 1880. The firm was active at 111 Westbourne Grove circa 1869-1914. 5 3/4" H., 6 1/2" W.; 2 1/8" H., 1 5/8" W. photo
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The two-color celluloid is a rosy flesh tone with green-and-white striped stockings and nickel high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers of the 19th century Moulin Rouge era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed; 5 1/4" fully open
Sterling silver caps are mounted upon both ends of the staghorn corkscrew. The horn is nicely textured for a comfortable grip. Bell feature upon the worm. American, circa 1900. 4 7/8" W., 5 5/8" L.
Carved oak perpetual desk calendar. Foliate-carved base supports the tall form with its rounded top. Knobs upon sides adjust day, date and month. A handsome design in form and function. England circa 1900. 4 7/8" W., 2 1/2" D., 5 7/8" H.
English silvered whisky flask covered in grained black leather. Attached drinking cup is beautifully hand-chased and gilded within. Desirable discreet size. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Black- leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silvered convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1910. 2 1/2" W., 4 3/8" H.
Tall, oval pique tortoise jar with elaborate sterling silver inlay. Interlacing, scrolling vines with pendant flowers have chased detail. Jar is cut in a vertical pattern. Hallmarks: Drew & Son (Samuel Summers Drew & Ernest Drew), London 1910. 3 1/2" H.
Tall, oval pique tortoise and crystal boudoir jar. Tortoise with blonde highlights has chased, cascading garland sterling silver inlay. Hallmarks: William Davenport, Birmingham 1912. 3 1/4" H.
Sweet, heavily cut crystal jar with a pique tortoise and silver top. Silver inlay is in a swirling wreath pattern within a shield. Hallmarks: William Aitken, Birmingham 1913. 1 1/2" W., 1 3/4" H.