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Fellows Auctioneers - Antiques, Silver & Collectables
Sale commencing:   17 February 2020 09:30 AM

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A cased Victorian silver set comprising a small cream jug and sugar bowl, each of plain circular form with gilt-wash interior, together with a small pair of sugar tongs. Hallmarked John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons Ltd), London 1876. In original fitted case. Silver weight 3.82 ozt (118.7 grams). All three pieces appear in good overall condition, displaying some general light surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing. A few minor surface nicks. Very slight dint to edge of cream jug spout with some surface cracks in one small area, indicating a possible repair. Tongs in fairly good alignment when closed. Slight gouge to reverse of one of the bowls. Hallmarks with slight rubbing but all clearly legible. Case appears in good overall condition with some general expected wear.

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A George I Britannia silver bun top caster, the plain bellied form with girdle detail above a footed base, with later engraved initials, the removable cover with stylised foliate piercing. Hallmarked London 1717, maker's mark partly worn, probably Joseph Clare I. Height 3.25 (8.5cm), weight 2.35 ozt (73.3 grams). Appears in fairly good overall condition given the age. Displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing. A few minor surface dints, cracks and nicks. Heavier knocks around the foot rim and a large split in the metal.Flood of solder visible to interior base. The slip-in lid appears a good fit. Hallmarks located to base, these are rubbed and partly distorted but mostly legible. Maker's mark partly worn. Also incised G * A with a further letter above, possibly 'S' Only remnants of hallmarks to lid, part of the lion's head erased is visible.

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An early Victorian silver mustard pot, the circular form with foliate scroll pierced sides to a slightly spread shaped base, the hinged lid similarly engraved with conforming pierced thumb-piece to a double scroll handle, with a blue glass liner, hallmarked Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox, London 1841; together with a later mustard spoon, hallmarked C J Vander Ltd., London 1961. Silver weight excluding glass 4.36 ozt (135.6 grams). Displaying general light surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Some repairs to pierced decoration, including some at joins. Also some minor knocks and dints and one foliate end folded over. Hinged lid appears in good working order and closes flush. Hallmarks located to base with matching part hallmarks to reverse of lid, these all clearly legible with light rubbing.Glass liner in good order, likely a replacement. Minor edge nibbles.

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An Edwardian silver mug, of baluster form with scroll handle, to a footed base, having embossed decoration depicting putto and birds in flight amidst scrolling foliate detail. Hallmarked Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1908. Height 4.25 (11cm), weight 6.09 ozt (189.5 grams). With surface scratches, some indentations, and light wear and tarnishing.

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A George IV silver three piece tea service, comprising teapot, twin-handled sucrier and cream jug, each of compressed melon shape with a cast rim of water lilies above a chased band to the main body of alternating acanthus leaf and flower motifs with engraved eagle crest to one side, to a conforming water lily footed base, with further foliate detail to handles and spout, gilt-wash interior to sugar and cream and the teapot with flower finial to the domed and hinged lid. Hallmarked Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, London 1827 and 1828. Maximum length of teapot 11.25 (28.5 cm), gross weight 53.73 ozt (1671 grams). Appears in good overall condition. Displaying some heavy tarnishing throughout and some general expected surface wear, marks and scratches consistent with the age and use.A few minor surface dints and bumps.Hinged lid of teapot appears in good working order and closes flush. Handle with ivory insulators, fixing pins are protruding slightly so the handle section has some movement. Some heavy staining to interior of teapot. Gilt interiors to other two pieces with some fading, dirt and staining. Sugar and teapot with slight wobble.Some hallmarks with heavy rubbing but still legible. Teapot with conforming part hallmarks to various parts.

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A late Victorian small silver salver, the circular form with shaped shell and scroll rim to a plain centre and raised on three claw and ball feet. Hallmarked Martin, Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall), London 1889. Maximum diameter 8.5 (21.5cm), weight 9.69 ozt (301 grams). With some heavy tarnishing throughout and would benefit from a clean and polish.Displaying general surface wear, marks and scratches commensurate with the age and use with some heavier pitting and contact marks visible to the plain centre. Hallmarks located to the base, these are clear and legible with light rubbing. With impressed numbers 5464 P. Also marked Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company.

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A George III silver cruet stand, of circular form with gadrooned rim above pierced sides depicting birds within a scrolling vine, further detailed with a crest engraved circular panel and the whole raised upon three claw and ball feet. Hallmarked Edward Lowe, London 1772. Diameter 6 (15.5cm). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Missing handle and possibly interior dividers.With small indentations and nicks throughout.

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A 19th century French silver mustard pot, the circular openwork form with reeded borders enclosing palmette motifs, with a zoomorphic handle and hinged lid with cone finial opening to a removable clear glass liner, assay marks for Paris 1819-1838 and 950 fineness, height 4.25 (11cm). Together with a cased French silver egg cup and matching spoon, Minerva guarantee mark, also 950 standard, and maker's mark for Eugene Lefebvre (Paris 1896-1910). Weight excluding glass 4.78 ozt (149 grams). All pieces appear in fairly good overall condition, displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with their age and use.Hinged lid to mustard pot appears in good order. Possible repairs at some joins Assay marks to various parts, some rubbing and distortion but mostly legible. Possible maker's mark to reverse of lid, letters D G are visible. Glass liner appears a good fit. Slight knock to rim of egg cup. Some heavier wear and nicks to rounded tip of spoon bowl. Interior of cup and spoon bowl likely once gilded but now faded. Some rubbing and slight distortion to marks but mostly legible. Case is probably original, with some fading, discolouration and dirty marks. Exterior also with some scuffed marks and losses around edges and corners.

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A pair of George III small silver casters, each of vase shape to a square base, with fluted detail to the lower body and the removable domed lid with simple drilled holes in a star pattern, one with later finial. Hallmarked William Sumner I, London 1804. Approximate height 4 (10cm), weight 5.55 ozt (172.6 grams). Both displaying general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Some minor dints and bumps. One caster with several creases to the stem. The lid of this caster has a small finial likely added later. This has caused compression to the centre. The other caster wobbles slightly. Both lids appear to be a good fit. Hallmarked to side of square bases, these are clear and legible. Lids marked with lion passant only, these heavily rubbed.

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An Edwardian silver swing-handled sugar basket, of plain oval form with reeded handle and shaped edge, raised upon a stepped oval base. Hallmarked William Aitken, Birmingham 1904. Length 5.25 (13.5cm), weight 4.51 ozt (140.5 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Date letter worn but legible.Possibly missing glass liner.

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A George III silver goblet, the plain tapering bowl monogram engraved to one side, with gilt interior and raised on a flared stem to a circular foot with reeded edge. Hallmarked Peter & Ann Bateman, London 1799. Height 5.75 (14.5cm), weight 5.94 ozt (184.7 grams). Displaying some expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. A few little edge nicks and dinks around the edge of the rim. Slight dint to the middle of stem.Hallmarks located to the base and these are clear and legible.

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A cased Victorian silver fruit dish and grape scissors, the dish of oval form with central engraved dedication surrounded by embossed fruiting vines, the lobed edge with further embossed fruits and beaded rim, the grape scissors with similar decoration of fruiting vines. Hallmarked Martin, Hall & Co, London 1882, scissors hallmarked Sheffield 1880, same maker. Length of dish 10.25 (26cm), total weight 15.56 ozt (484 grams). Fruit dish with scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing, and with a few small nicks.Grape scissors also with scratches, marks and tarnishing. Dirt residue between blades. In order for blades to close flush handle loops overlap.

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A late George II silver sauce boat, the oval ogee shape body with gadroon rim above a stag crest engraving to one side, with a foliate capped scroll handle and the whole raised on an oval collet foot with conforming gadroon border detail. Hallmarked William Skeen, London 1758. Height including handle 5.5 (14cm), weight 13.83 ozt (430.3 grams). Appears with some heavy tarnishing throughout and would benefit from a clean and polish. Displaying some general surface wear, marks and scratches commensurate with the age and use. Some surface nicks and pitting marks. These appear heavier to the centre of the interior where there is a circular patch. There are various solder marks to the short stem and floods of solder around the inside of the foot to the underside which further indicate repairs or restoration to the foot. Metal far brighter in appearance to the underside of foot. Seam lines to handle with some visible solder.Crest rubbed and worn. Hallmarks partly worn but still legible.

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A George III silver snuffer tray, the elongated oval form with moulded rim enclosing a stippled and leaf motif border to a centrally engraved initial within floral swags. Hallmarked Robert Hennell I, London 1789. Length 9.5 (24cm), weight 4.23 ozt (131.5 grams). Displaying general expected surface wear and some quite heavy tarnishing to the whole. With many scratches, nicks and contact marks, some fairly heavy. Rubbing and wear to the stippled and engraved decoration with significant loss of detail to some areas.Hallmarks located to underside of base, some light rubbing but otherwise good and clear.

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A pair of late Victorian silver small quaich bowls, each of circular form on collet foot with pierced twin handles, hallmarked London 1891, maker's mark worn, length across 3 (7.5cm). Together with a silver butter dish, in the form of a scallop shell and raised on three ball feet, hallmarked James Deakin & Sons, Sheffield 1897, length 4 (10cm). Total weight 2.89 ozt (90 grams). All displaying some general surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing. Pair of quaich bowls with some heavier wear around rims and metal appears a little thinner in places. Incised line borders below rim rubbed and worn in parts. One example also with some small surface dints. Hallmarks to both significantly rubbed with parts worn and maker's mark now illegible. Shell dish with slight knock to handle edge. Hallmarks with slight rubbing but clear and legible.

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A pair of Victorian silver serving spoons, each ovoid shape bowl engraved with fruiting vine, to a slim stem and scroll pierced terminal surmounted with a crown and enclosing a centrally engraved monogram, in fitted velvet lined case. Hallmarked Josiah Williams & Co (George Maudsley Jackson), London 1883. Length 8.75 (22.5cm), weight 3.97 ozt (123.5 grams). Both spoons with some fairly heavy tarnishing throughout. Otherwise appear in good overall condition, displaying some general expected surface wear, marks and scratches consistent with the age and use.Some slightly heavier wear around tips of bowls, where the metal feels a little thinner, but overall still good. Hallmarks clear and legible. Interior of case appears in good condition. Exterior with some scuffs and small losses.

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Two cased small modern silver dishes, each of circular form with lobed rim, hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Sheffield 2010 and 2014, and further marked 925, one example with two additional Mappin & Webb marks. Diameter 5.75 (14.5cm), total weight 9.58 ozt (298 grams). (2). With surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.

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An early George III silver salver, the circular form with shaped raised rim and oblique gadroon border to a centrally engraved armorial and the whole raised on three scrolled feet. Hallmarked London 1768, maker's mark partly rubbed, probably John Parker I & Edward Wakelin. Diameter 12.5 (32cm), weight 29.1 ozt (905.4 grams). Displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Many heavier contact marks, surface nicks and deeper scratches visible to areas of the centre, and also to the underside. Some minor surface dints and bumps. Some surface rubbing and wear to the armorial with slight loss of detail to parts. Damage and repair to one foot, mostly visible around the foot on the underside, but slightly affecting the gadroon rim also. Hallmarks located to base, with minor rubbing but still clearly legible. Maker's mark partly worn. Base further incised with scratch weight 30 - 18, and engraved initials to centre G.H.

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A pair of George V silver bonbon dishes, each of lobed outline with pierced sides and foliate detailed rim, raised upon three splayed tri-form mounted feet. Hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Birmingham 1919. Diameter 3.75 (9.5cm), weight 3.46 ozt (107.9 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Some nicks and small indentations throughout.Possible solder repairs to a number of legs where legs join bowls. One example with further maker's retail stamp beneath, stamp over stamped.

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A George III silver bachelor teapot, of bulbous form with later stained wooden handle and finial, raised upon a short circular foot, the whole with embossed floral and foliate decoration. Hallmarked William Eaton, London 1811. Height 3.75 (9.5cm), gross weight 9.05 ozt (281.7 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing. Some small indentations. Split to top of silver handle mount, and small split to edge where spout meets body.Replacement handle & finial.

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An Edwardian silver mounted and tortoiseshell veneer tea caddy of oval form, the plain silver rim mount to a slightly domed and hinged lid with gadroon edge detail and ribbed cone finial, opening to a wood interior and the whole raised on four bun feet. Hallmarked Charles Westwood & Sons, Birmingham 1908. Length 4.5 (11.5 cm), height including finial 4.75 (12 cm). Overall fair condition, displaying some general surface wear, marks and scratches and some tarnishing to silver mounts.Silver mount around rim is missing all fixing pins and can be easily removed. Hinged lid does not close flush and rises slightly leaving a fairly large gap. Surface rubbing and some loss of definition to gadroon edge and there appears to be a small solder repair near to hinge. Some heavier contact marks and nicks to base of feet and slight knocks, one foot at a different angle. A few slight cracks in the tortoiseshell veneer, to the front of the caddy just below the rim mount.Material to underside of base torn and faded with significant losses.Missing linerMaker's mark a little rubbed around edges but otherwise hallmarks clear and legible including further date letter and lion passant to lid.

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An Edwardian silver caster, the plain baluster body with girdle detail above a domed footed base, the removable cover with incised panel decoration pierced with cross motifs below a band of simple drilled holes. Hallmarked Gibson & Co Ltd., London 1904. Height including finial 8 (20.2cm), weight 7.77 ozt (241.7 grams). Displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Minor surface dints, including a couple around the top of the lid. Also minor knocks around the inner rim of the lid so that it is very slightly misshapen. Lid is a good tight fit. Hallmarks to main body are partly rubbed, especially the date letter. Marks repeated to inner rim of cover, these clear and legible.

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A George III Scottish silver soup ladle, in plain Old English pattern with initialled terminal. Hallmarked Edinburgh 1795 with maker's mark P & L. Length 14 (35.5cm), weight 5.28 ozt (164.3 grams). Displaying some heavy tarnishing marks to the whole. With general expected surface wear, marks and scratches commensurate with the age and use. Heavier wear to the bowl with surface nicks and some minor dints/bumps. The metal of the rim appears slightly thinner in some areas. Hallmarks located to reverse of terminal, some rubbing but still clearly legible.

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An Edwardian silver mustard pot and matching open salt, each of oval form with pierced sides depicting a woodland scene with wild boar and huntsmen on horseback accompanied by hounds, with blue glass liners, the mustard with foliate capped scroll handle and thumb-piece to the hinged cover, hallmarked Thomas Ducrow, Birmingham 1901 and 1902. Together with a later pepperette of plain cylindrical form and glass liner, hallmarked Gorham Manufacturing Co, Birmingham 1921. Gross weight including liner to pepper 6.78 ozt (211.1 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Mustard pot and open salt with a few small indentations and nicks to edges. Open salt legs slightly knocked and slightly unsteady. Blue glass liners to mustard pot and open salt with scratches and a few nicks to edges.Pepperette with a few small indentations, and knocks to base. Hallmarks worn but legible. Blue glass liner can not be removed easily, and has not been inspected.

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A set of four late Victorian silver dishes, each with crimped rim and in the form of a suit of cards comprising diamond, heart, spade and trefoil (club) shapes, in original fitted case. Hallmarked James Dixon & Sons Ltd., Sheffield 1897. Length of diamond dish 4.5 (11.3cm), total silver weight 4.4 ozt (136.8 grams). All dishes appear in fairly good overall condition, displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Some heavier contact wear around the edges of each base. Signs of a possible repair to the heart dish, located in one of the curved sections at the meeting of the flat base with the raised side. A few small splits to crimped rims with a larger split visible to the spade dish. Hallmarks rubbed in places but mostly legible. Case with expected general wear and the clasp is not working properly so it does not close securely. Otherwise overall condition good.

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A set of six George III Scottish silver table spoons, with plain Celtic Point terminal, hallmarked Francis Howden, Edinburgh 1795. Together with a set of six similar dessert spoons, hallmarked Edinburgh 1796, probably Alexander Spence. Weight 18.15 ozt (564.6 grams). All the spoons appear in good overall condition considering their age.Displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing. Some heavier contact wear to bowls with some bumps and nicks. On some examples, the metal appears slightly thinner around edges and tips. But overall bowls have faired well. Some flattening and loss of detail to drops on heel reverses, more so to table spoons. Also some rounding of the tips of terminals, more so on dessert spoons. All hallmarks located to reverse of terminals, some light rubbing but all clearly legible.

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A Georgian silver mote spoon, of typical form with pierced bowl having vase of flowers detail to heel, and tapering stem to a spearhead terminal, bottom struck with lion passant and indistinct maker's mark, possibly WS, length 5.5 (14cm). Together with a smaller later example, hallmarked London 1916, and a Georgian sifter spoon, part hallmarks, assumed London probably 1786 with maker's mark I.B. Weight 1.35 ozt (42 grams). (3).

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An early George V Britannia silver caster, the bellied octagonal form with girdle detail above a footed base, and a removable domed cover with stylised foliate piercing. Hallmarked London 1913, maker's mark partly visible possibly Robert Frederick Fox, further incised to base 'Made in England for Tiffany & Co.' Height to finial 7 (17.7 cm), weight 11.17 ozt (347.5 grams). Appears in a fairly tarnished state throughout and displaying some general surface wear, marks and scratches commensurate with the age and use.A few minor surface dints and nicks, especially to some edges and corners. Lid appears to be a fairly good fit. Hallmarks clear and legible and repeated to lid. Maker's marks to both parts very worn.

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A cased modern silver salver, of circular form with pie crust rim enclosing a plain centre, and raised upon three scroll feet. Hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Sheffield 2009, and further marked 925. Diameter 8 (20.5cm), weight 11 ozt (344.2 grams). In good overall condition, with some slight tarnishing, surface scratches and marks.

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A pair of George III silver mounted wine coasters, each of circular form with beaded rim above pieced borders of stylised foliage enclosing a central band of simple pierced pales interspersed with urn motifs and a vacant square panel, with turned wood base. Hallmarked London 1780 with maker's mark WA. Diameter 4.75 (12cm). Both coasters displaying general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Some minor dints and bumps and slightly misshapen rims. One coaster with slight split along a seam line through the pierced decoration. This same coaster with large crack through wood base and the base is quite loose in the silver mount. Base to other coaster is also very slightly loose. Replacement baize lining to both. Hallmarks to both quite heavily rubbed and worn but mostly legible.

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An early 17th century silver seal-top spoon, the fig shaped bowl with engraved crest verso depicting a dragon atop a coronet, with slightly tapering stem to a stepped, squat terminal. Hallmarked London, no visible date letter, maker's mark for Daniel Cary (1614-1634), bottom struck with the leopard head struck to the inner bowl. Length 7 (18cm), weight 1.82 ozt (56.5 grams). The spoon displays general expected scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Some surface nicks and pitting and heavier wear around edges of stem and bowl.Engraved crest rubbed and worn with some loss of detail. Slight flattening to the heel. In the bowl, just above the leopard head, there are some cracks and pitting visible in the metal. Evidence of some repairs or restoration, the first is to the bowl, just off centre there is an area that is a darker tone, also visible verso. Further repair likely to the centre of the stem. At the top of the stem just below the terminal there is a patch of denser scratches and slight discolouration. Hallmarks somewhat worn but in keeping with the age and use.Considering the age of the spoon, the overall condition appears to be fairly good. Some tarnishing and expected surface wear, marks and scratches consistent with the age. Also some surface nicks and pitting. The stem was possibly once faceted but this definition is now worn. The surface on the top of the terminal appears heavily pitted. There is some rubbing, loss of surface detail and partial distortion to some of the hallmarks but given the age they have faired well and are mostly clearly legible. The date letter displays the heaviest wear.Striking edges worn down. Slight flattening to the heel. Decoration to the terminal worn, slight remnants of a armorial to the main surface . Hallmarks somewhat worn but in keeping with the age an

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An early seal-top spoon, possibly Exeter circa 1640, the fig shaped bowl to a slightly tapering stem and knopped terminal with a flat top prick-dot initialled 'S.C' over 'M.W' and dated 1640. Single struck mark to inner bowl. Length 7.25 (18.5cm), weight 1.65 ozt (51.4 grams). Appears in fairly good overall condition given the age. With expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing. Some loss of definition to stem and finial. Traces of gilding to finial. Heavier wear around the tip of the bowl and metal appears slightly thinner. Bowl also with some slight surface bumps or bruises and heavier scratches, nicks and pitting marks. There is a more notable pitted area at the base of the bowl just above the join to stem and visible more to the reverse. Struck mark to inner bowl with significant rubbing and wear. Appears to resemble the town mark of origin for Exeter of a letter X in a round shield surmounted by a crown

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A Victorian silver sugar bowl, of bellied form ornately embossed with floral and foliate decoration and acanthus capped twin scroll handles, raised upon four splayed foliate mounted feet. Hallmarked James Aldridge, London 1854. Height 5 (13cm), weight 14.53 ozt (452.1 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing. Handles with some small indentations, some splits and some possible solder repairs.

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A pair of William IV Newcastle silver table spoons, each in Old English pattern with initial engraved terminal, hallmarked Peter Lambert, Newcastle 1833, length 9 (23cm). Together with a similar pair of late George III Scottish silver table spoons, hallmarked Peter Lambert, Edinburgh 1817, and a Victorian Scottish silver 'berry' spoon, with embossed fruit motifs to bowl, hallmarked Edinburgh 1870, maker's mark H & I, possibly Hamilton & Inches. Total silver weight 10.69 ozt (332.8 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing. First pair with some nicks and wear to edges of bowls, stems and heels. Second example also with some nicks and wear to edges of bowls and stems. Berry spoon gilding to bowl worn.

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A late Victorian silver matched bachelor three piece tea service, comprising teapot, cream jug, (a/f), and swing-handled sucrier, each of part fluted form and raised upon an oval pedestal base. Hallmarked Thomas Bradbury & Sons, London 1896 and 1897, and Sheffield 1899. Height of teapot 6 (15cm), total gross weight 20.77 ozt (646.1 grams). With scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Teapot with visible seam to stem of foot, solder noticeable but smooth, possible repair. A sew small indentations and nicks throughout. Ebonised handle heavily worn.Jug slightly unsteady on base, handle with break to upper section, spout misshapen and uneven, and top of stem with knocks and visible solder repair.Sucrier with visible solder repair where one side of swing handle meets bowl.

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A George III silver teapot stand, of oval serpentine form with beaded edge and raised upon four claw and ball feet, hallmarked Hester Bateman, London 1786, length 7.5 (19cm). Together with a cased George III table spoon, in Old English pattern with feather edge, hallmarked London, probably 1781, also Hester Bateman, length 8 (20.5cm). Total weight 7.22 ozt (224.8 grams). (2). Both with scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing.Teapot stand with a number of small indentations and nicks throughout, particularly to underside. 4.5 deep scratch lines beneath, and visible construction soldering where feet join top. Spoon with wear the feather edge pattern and heel of bowl. A few nicks to edges. Date letter worn.

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A set of six teaspoons, probably German, each with bright cut engraved stem to an initialled terminal with further stippled initials verso above the date 1804. Possible Hamburg city mark of three towers and gate with the letter 'N', and an unidentified maker's mark 'C.P.S'. Length 6.25 (16 cm), weight 4.02 ozt (125.2 grams).

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A pair of early George V silver open salts, each of navette shape with vertical pierced sides enclosing floral decorated band and personally engraved central panel, with blue glass liners and each raised on four splay feet. Hallmarked Chester 1916 with maker's mark M.B & Co. Length 3.5 (9 cm), weight excluding glass 3.46 ozt (107.7 grams). Appear in fair to good overall condition, displaying some general surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing to some areas. Some visible seam lines. Possible repair at the join of one foot, floods of solder visible to the inside.Some rubbing to hallmarks, more so to the maker's marks. Mostly still legible. Glass liners appear in good order overall with a small rim chip to one.

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An early eighteenth century silver basting spoon, in Hanoverian pattern with long rat-tail, engraved family crest to reverse of terminal. Bottom struck with maker's mark only, partly worn, letters P L over a fleur-de lys visible and similar to the mark for Pierre Platel. Length 12 (30.5 cm), weight 4.91 ozt (153 grams). The spoon displays general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Numerous deeper scratches and nicks are visible throughout and especially to the bowl. The bowl has faired quite well, although it is quite pitted and the striking tip has worn thin. There are also some dints and bumps. Some wear and loss of detail to parts of the engraved crest.The maker's mark is bottom struck to the reverse of the stem, it is rubbed and partly worn. The lower part is similar to the mark for Pierre Platel, which is recorded in both Jackson and Grimwade as being entered in 1699. The area above the letters should be a crown but unfortunately this section of the mark is nearly completely rubbed away so it is difficult to provide a definite attribution.

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A mid-Victorian silver salver, the circular form with shaped shell and scroll rim enclosing a wide engraved border of flowers and foliate scrolls and raised on four splay feet with further scroll detail. Hallmarked Daniel & Charles Houle, London 1855. Maximum diameter 14 (35.5cm), weight 35.71 ozt (1110.6 grams). Heavy tarnishing throughout and would benefit from a clean and polish. Displaying general surface wear, marks and scratches commensurate with the age and use. Several larger and deeper scratched marks visible to the plain centre and a couple of slight dints. Small repair likely to the centre as there is a lighter dot visible with a slightly larger oval patch in the same place verso surrounded by some heavier incised marks. Further heavier scratches and pitting marks to the underside. Very slight wobble. Hallmarks clear and legible with light rubbing.

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An early 18th century Irish silver small paten, the plain circular form centrally engraved with the Christogram IHS below a symbol of the Cross. Marked with the Harp Crowned and a date letter, partly worn but probably 1723. Diameter 4.25 (10.8cm), weight 2.15 ozt (67 grams). Displaying some general wear and tarnishing throughout and many surface scratches, nicks and contact marks, commensurate with the age and use. Mark of Crowned Harp is still very crisp and clear given the age. Date letter rubbed and partly worn, mainly on one side.

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An early silver church chalice, possibly 17th century, the hexagonal-sided spread base with a border of Latin inscription dated 1636, with an acanthus motif to each corner and one panel engraved with a scene of the Crucifix below the Latin initials 'INRI', and rising to a conforming hexagonal stem with large central knop below a slightly flared plain cup with gilt interior. Appears unmarked. Height 8.25 (21cm), weight 9.36 ozt (291.2 grams). The initialism INRI represents a Latin inscription, which in English translates to Jesus the Nazarene, King of the JewsMetal tested in various areas and results show slight variance between 91-93% Ag. Fellows uses a Thermo Scientific Nitron Handheld XRF Analyser to test metals. This technology is limited to examining metal to a depth of approximately 8 microns. Fellows does not guarantee the standard of silver unless an item is hallmarked. Results from electronically tested items should only be used as a guide and with caution, as false readings are possible.

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Three punch ladles, each with a baleen part twist stem and coin inset to bowl, the first with plain circular bowl set with a Charles II shilling dated 1678, the second with floral embossed bowl set with a Queen Anne fourpence dated 1710, and the third ladle with oval lipped bowl, set with a George I shilling dated 1723. Length of largest 13.5 (34.5cm). (3). The metal of the bowls has been tested and all test as silver, ranging from 93% Ag to 94.5% Ag. Fellows uses a Thermo Scientific Nitron Handheld XRF Analyser to test metals. This technology is limited to examining metal to a depth of approximately 8 microns. Fellows does not guarantee the standard of silver unless an item is hallmarked. Results from electronically tested items should only be used as a guide and with caution, as false readings are possible.

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A pair of Edwardian silver sauce boats, each of typical oval bellied form with scalloped rim, flying scroll handle and raised on three trefoil feet, together with a pair of small ladles, all in an original fitted retailer's case. Hallmarked Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1909 and impressed with retailer's name. Length of sauce boats 6 (15.2cm), length of ladles 4.5 (11.5cm), weight 9.79 ozt (304.5 grams). All appear in good overall condition, displaying some expected general surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use.Hallmarks all clear and legible with some light rubbing. Sauce boats with impressed retailer's name Rainforth & Son, Newport, which matches the box.Box appears in fairly good overall condition with a few scuffs and tears.

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A George IV silver open salt, of cauldron shape with gadroon rim and gilt interior, initial engraved and raised on three shell feet, hallmarked London 1824 with maker's mark IW. Together with a Victorian silver open salt on three ball feet, hallmarked Henry Wilkinson & Co., Sheffield 1874, and a George II silver sauce boat of typical bellied form on shell feet with foliate capped flying scroll handle, hallmarks partly illegible (a.f). Weight 10.54 ozt (327.7 grams). (3). All pieces in fairly tired overall condition and displaying general surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Also some surface dints and bumps.George IV salt with repair to one foot and cracks to another. Gilt interior faded. Hallmarks a little rubbed but still clearly legible. Maker's mark similar to James Wintle but without pellet. Victorian salt with rim a little misshapen and heavily tarnished interior. Hallmarks rubbed but clearly legible. Sauce boat in poor condition. Numerous heavier dints and bruises throughout. One large split to rim and a few smaller ones. Evidence of repairs or alterations to feet as three large oval marks remain. Hallmarks are very worn, part of lion passant, leopard head and date letter visible. Date possibly 1748, 1750 or 1752. Also with scratch engraved initials to underside 'B' over 'I-P'.

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A modern silver dish, of circular footed form, with planished finish to the whole, hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Sheffield 2008, diameter 10.25 (26cm). Together with another smaller cased example, same maker, Sheffield 2010, diameter 8.25 (21cm). Each further marked 925. Total weight 38.74 ozt (1205.2 grams). (2). Each in good overall condition, with some slight tarnishing, surface scratches and marks.

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A cased modern silver dish, of circular footed form, with planished finish to the whole. Hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Sheffield 2008, and further marked 925. Diameter 10.25 (26cm), weight 24.4 ozt (755.7 grams). In good overall condition, with some slight tarnishing, surface scratches and marks.

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A cased modern silver dish, of circular footed form, with planished finish to the whole. Hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd, Sheffield 2010, and further marked 925. Diameter 10.25 (26cm), weight 24.4 ozt (760 grams). In good overall condition, with some slight tarnishing, surface scratches and marks.Some very slight wear to hallmarks.

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A late Victorian silver sugar caster, the wrythen baluster body to a circular footed base and chased with flowers, leaves and scroll motifs surrounding a vacant scrolled cartouche, the removable cover with foliate pierced spiral panels and conforming wrythen finial. Hallmarked Thomas Bradbury & Sons, London 1892. Height to finial 8.5 (21.5cm), weight 6.57 ozt (204.4 grams). Displaying some general expected surface wear, marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. A couple of minor dints to main body and very slight compression to foot. Some surface rubbing and slight flattening to areas of the decoration but generally ok. Some further dints and knocks to lid. Appears a good tight fit to main body. Hallmarks located just below rim and repeated to lid, these in good order. Maker's marks partly rubbed but still clearly legible.

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A cased set of four silver pepper pots, each of urn form with twin foliate handles, hallmarked Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd, Sheffield 1916, height 4 (10cm). Together with a cased pair of Edwardian silver salts, of shell form raised upon three ball feet, and two accompanying spoons, hallmarked William Aitken, Birmingham 1906. Total weight 9.75 ozt (303.5 grams). Urns with some surface scratches, wear and light tarnishing. With some small indentations and areas of pitting. One example leading on stem which has visible solder repair, the same urn also has possible repair to one handle. Hallmarks all partly rubbed.One open salt has visible solder repair to underside back edge. Spoon handles knocked, and both with visible solder repairs where handles meet bowls. Maker's marks to spoons partly worn.

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