the sides of the cylindrical box die-stamped in imitation of engraving in the manner of Simon van de Passe with four panels of military trophies, the base similarly decorated with a figure of Father Time with a scythe and two winged hourglasses in a landscape, the detachable cover with a cast and pierced portrait of Charles I, the circular counters similarly decorated with portraits of monarchs and their coats-of-arms
A pair of early English antique sterling silver boxes with lift off lids. Plain octagonal form. The tops have a hand engraved armorial within plumage feathers, typical of the Charles II/James II period. These unusual miniature toilet jars are very charming. Superb antique colour. At this date boxes of this type would have originally been part of an extensive toilet service. Total weight 148 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 6cm. Diameter of lid 3.8cm. Makers mark only for Anthony Nelme. Circa 1690.
Antique German Silver Fruit Dish, C.1880, probably Neresheimer & Co. Oval form in the style of the 16th / 17th Century silver, embossed with scrolling foliage, fruits and serpent handles. The hand embossed decoration is very fine, the dish bearing pseudo-marks typical of German Hanau silver, acid tested for Silver. Measures: 12 x 7.5 x 2.9 inches. Item Weight: 327.50 grams.
A rare piece of early German silver. This charming little 17th century silver taster has scalloped borders and shaped side handles. The centre is embossed with a single flower stem surrounded by simple leaf motifs picked out with prick dot chasing. Traces of the original gilt finish, Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Width across handles 11.5 cm. Height 2.7 cms. Top 10.4 x 9.8 cms. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Nuremberg circa 1660. Maker Reinhold Ruhl, noted for his fine q
Extraordinary stoup baroque silver, staggered semicircular pike, decorated with acanthus, flowers, leaves and fruits attached to a frame of undulating perimeter, decorated, embossed and cut with the same characteristics as the pile, an image of the Virgin crowned on clouds and surrounded of flashes in the centre. Silversmiths marks M. A., no restorations. Rests on irregular wooden frame covered with red damask fabric of dimensions 320 x 205 mm. Antiques---
Group of English Sterling Silver Flatware, 17th to 20th century, with various patterns, makers, and engraving, including two Hester Bateman ladles, a 1711 marrow spoon by William Scarlett, a boxed set of six coffee spoons by John Sanderson, and a George Angell meat fork; together with three large spoons each with unidentified hallmarks, approx. 46.8 troy oz. total. Estimate $600-800 Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy
A Very Rare Indo – Portuguese Silver Octagonal Box; Goan; 17th Century; profuse pierced decoration with floral motives and exotic birds; approx 5 inches in height and 6 1/4 inches in diameter; the weight 24ozs approx
Material: Silver Date: 16-17th century AD Dimensions: 19 mm Condition: Very Good/see photos Item Number: 59Origin: The supplier warrants that he has obtained this lot in a legal manner. Purchased by the current owner in France, from a dealers private collection. Old France collection. Important information. The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot. The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged.The seller will inform the buyer about this, if it takes more
A late 17th century antique sterling silver muffineer in the traditional lighthouse design with a bayonet fitting, so typical of these very early casters. This lovely castor is of heavy quality and feels good in the hand. The base is plain styled with fluted borders, the top is simply pierced, the holes are quite large as crushed loaf sugar was still in use at this early date. Unengraved. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter of base 8.5 cms. London 1690. Makers mark for Tho
Eight (8) Stieff sterling sherbet or martini glasses and nine (9) sterling silver bread plates, 17 items total. 1st-8th items: Eight (8) Stieff sherbet or martini glasses of pattern #0803, from years 1938 (3), 1953 (1), and 1957 (4). No monograms. 4 3/4" H. 9th-17th items: Nine (9) sterling silver bread plates by various makers, including three (3) International, one (1) Manchester Silver Co., one (1) Stieff, two (2) Ellmore Silver Co., and two (2) Gorham. Monograms present on four (4) plates. P
A little Indo – Portuguese Silver and Parcel Gilt Box with intricate pierced decoration, late 17th Century; approx 4 1/2 inches wide, 3 1/4 inches tall and 3 inches deep. The piece weighs 10 oz.s approx.
Exceptional quality antique Charles I Commonwealth 17th century style round lobed sterling silver sweetmeat dish with shell side handles. The 8 segments crisply decorated are embossed with scrolls and floral motifs inspired by a 1634 dessert stand by Thomas Maundy with a frieze enclosing the central raised shield shaped cartouche. Fully hallmarked London 1909 together with The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company maker's mark In fine original 110 years old condition as you can see in pictures wit
Pair of Silver-gilt Wood Pricket Candlesticks, Italy, 17th/18th century, triangular, drip pan ht. 14 in. Estimate $600-1,200 Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Rare Scandinavian Silver Beaker, C.1852. The Beaker inscribed in Danish `Bestilling Skjoenket olf Politimesteren til Sognefoged Jens Christensen Sonderup for Iverog Nidhjurhed i sin roughly translated as `The Order of Skjoenket Jens Christensen, Sonderup Chief of Police for parish bailiff Iverog Nidhjurhed dated 1852, foliate swag decoration. Stamped twice on underside P. Brentzen. Height: 4.25 inches. Weight: 111.00 grams. Antique Scandinavian Silver is rare, hand raised and 17th-18th century s
Bronze mortar original from the 17th century, from central Italy, shaped with heads, much used over time so that it has some cracks in the middle as shown in pictures. Weigh 2,450 g, height 9 cm, base 9.5 cm. Upper mouth 13.5 cm. The pestle is antique but not original, sized 11 cm. It is made of bronze, with silver patina. Antiques---
17th Century Style Nuremburg Wheel Lock Musket with Lavish Figural Inlay. Splendid work of art wheel lock musket, mounted with 16th century Ottoman barrel. Barrel of a large bore, elaborately inlaid with heavy silver in arabesques, and exhibiting superb Damascus pattern. Silver maker’s stamp in the recess towards the breech. Many German guns were remounted with barrels from Ottoman guns captured at the siege of Vienna
Ancient Hittite Silver Pendant of a God or a King throned wearing a conical tiara and holding a branch and a phial (plate).The loop is missing, otherwise intact.A very rare small object from the interesting Hittite culture showing how specifically they expresed the human figure- theis style was not exact and very stylized but also highly expressive.Short Hittites History.Based on an older Anatolian foundation, Hittite civilization began to develop in the 17th century BC, when a dynasty succeeded
Reese River Mining District, Lander County, N.T. (printed to the left of the vignette). Inc. June 1863. Low stock number 9, issued for 20 shares to John Nosmann on Aug. 17th, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by president PC Hyman and secretary Willis. Not cancelled. Black border and print on gray underprint design. Vignette of man with a spyglass leaning on the rail of ship (by Loomis). Towne & Bacon, Printers, SF. Heavy folds with some stains. 3.5 x 8.5" Listed in the 1863 Langley SF directory wit
Wow! Mines located at & near Argenta, Mont. (printed under title). Inc. in Montana. No. 99, issued for 40 shares to Wonnenberg & Avis on Fed. 17th, 1890 in Dillon, Montana. Signed by president Alex. Allen and secretary Howes. Not cancelled. Very attractive design with black print, pink border and background, mining vignette, and five gold foil vignettes of US gold coins! Printed by Pioneer Press, St. Paul. Pinholes, folds. 6.25 x 9.25" The Argenta Mining District was located in Beaverhead County
Silver Tankard Masterpiece with hobnail ornament, 19th centuryProbably made in Austria-Hungary or Germany. In 16th/17th century style. With a beautiful figure with shield on top of the lid, this is probably a dog.Hallmarks: underneath: "K" (not identified) and "13" (13 lot silver is 812/1000)Weight: 875gHeight: approx. 23cmDiameter bottom: approx. 14cmDiameter top: 10.5cmSecure Shipping via EMS, DHL or FEDEX. Silver & Gold---
Comet Ledge, Lander County (printed at top center). Inc. March 1863. No. 164, issued for ten shares to S. Lubeck on Nov. 17th, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by secretary S.T. King and the president (illegible). Not cancelled. Ornate design with black border and print, vignette of a comet with tail incorporated into the title, and bare breasted allegorical woman (at right). Lith. Britton & Co., SF. 25 cent US IR adhesive stamp attached at bottom left, pen cancelled. Pinhole, folds, areas of heavy
Inc. in Colorado. No. 18, issued for 20 shares to S.S. Griswold, trustee, on Feb. 17th, 1888 in Denver, Colorado. Signed by president Andrew Whithevel and secretary Geo. P. Hersinger. Not cancelled. Black border and print, Morgan dollar vignettes! Folds, some toning. 5.5 x 9" No information located. Ken Prag Collection Date: 1888 State/Country: Colorado City/County: Denver
Extra rare and very early. Melones and Stanislaus Gold, Silver & Copper Mining Company incorporated October 29, 1862. Stock is # 1124 datelined San Francisco on August 17th, 1864. Issued to S. G. Bigelow. Signed by Ginzel Longdon and president J. D. Matterson. 25c Bond revenue stamp. Not cancelled. Mountain vignette. Drouaillet printer. Folds at corners, nick upper right at fold edge and some upper right border toning (hardly noticeable). In 1863 the trustees were Gariel Stevenot, BE Auger, E Ca
17th Century Glass Snuff Bottle A rare 17th century Antique glass snuff bottle decorated with 9 twists of combed white ‘retorti a penne’ decoration; there are silver mounts and a stopper; the height of the piece is approx 4 1/2 inches overall.
Wearing an embroidered mauve day-gown and white lace cravat set in later silver frame backed with mother of pearl Daniel (or David) Myers worked between 1659 and 1690. During the early days of the Restoration there was an ever increasing demand for portrait miniatures by lesser known artists such as Myers, who sometimes signed DM, This may have been due to the cost involved for the well known miniaturists: Norgate, in his Miniatura, writes that the art is "so profitable" (Noe painting in the wor
A fine pair of Baroque silver Candlesticks; rare town marks for Cologne, Germany from the end of the 17th century; the maker, Bernardus Schorass; each stick is cast in two pieces which screw together; they measure 15.5cm in height, 13.5cm in diameter across the base and each weigh 9ozs approximately.
A fine antique sterling silver bullet shape teapot. Lovely plain shape with a straight spout and very small size. This is a very early teapot. Although a few 17th century teapots exist there is very little likelihood of finding one before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity. Contains 400 ml, 14 fluid ounces which is about 2 cups. Weight 298 grams, 9.5 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Spread 18.5 cms. London 1723. Maker Gabriel Sleath.
A rare Antique Silver English Jardinière made in the style of William III 1690’s. The Jardinière is of rectangular form with curved ends, a gadroon border and lion mask handles. The Jardinière is engraved on one side with the crest of the of the “Earl of Minto” , 1845-1914 who was 17th Viceroy and Governor General of India from 1905-1910 . The Jardinière is of exceptional weight, 101 Troy oz. Dimensions 17.5 x 9.5 inches 44 x 24.3 cm.
An Unusual German Long Banded Agate and Filigree Silver Rosary with a Pendant Carved Rock Crystal and Silver Gilt Mounted Crucifix Etched with the Symbols of Christ’s Passion a Skull and Crossbones to the Base Late 17th Century An Unusual German Long Banded Agate and Filigree Silver Rosary with a Pendant Carved Rock Crystal and Silver Gilt Mounted Crucifix Etched with the Symbols of Christ’s Passion a Skull and Crossbones to the Base Late 17th Century Size: 73cm long – 28¾ ins long (overall) / c
A magnificent pair of antique sterling silver chargers (or sideboard dishes) with gilt finish. Decorated in the 17th century style with deep relief embossed fruit and foliage. The centre is engraved with a large coat of arms of Scott impaling Surtees for John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) and his wife Bessie. Scott was made an Earl in 1821. Weight each 3270 and 3390 grams approx, total 214 troy ounces. Diameter 64 cms. London 1816. Maker William Pitts, known for making large and impressiv