The Gentleman's Library Sale

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The Gentleman's Library Sale

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A Victorian silver and enamel spirit flaskSampson Mordan & Co, London 1882 Curved rectangular form, the front enamelled with a fox hunting scene, ...

A cased silver Churchill commemorative rulerRichard Jarvis, London 2007 The ruler featuring Churchill's arms and important dates throughout his li...

A French silver desk compendiummaker's mark 'LR', the timepiece signed 'Tiffany & Co', circa 1935 Formed as a cube revolving on a square base, fiv...

A George II silver inkstandSamuel Herbert & Co, London 1756 Rectangular, with gadrooned borders, with three cut-glass bottles (inkwell, penholder ...

An Edwardian silver-mounted note box and blotting padGoldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London 1904 The silver mounts with floral engraving and ca...

A Victorian silver bust of Queen VictoriaGoldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London 1900 Realistically modelled as Victoria in ceremonial dress, on...

A Victorian silver and tortoiseshell photograph framecirca 1890 The shaped-rectangular frame with a silver border, the silver inlay depicting bird...

An extraordinary Victorian silver-mounted smoking compendiumHenry William Dee, London 1878 Rectangular, the top centred by a half-submerged hippop...

A novelty Victorian silver-mounted page turnerWilliam Harrison Walter, London 1893 The ivory blade with a handle shaped as an elephant's head with...

A Victorian silver-gilt-mounted claret jugJohn Figg, London 1870 The glass body etched with stars, the silver mount with fruiting vine motifs and ...

A silver replica of the greyhound racing Springbok TrophyJ Taylor & Co, Birmingham 1937 The central pillar supporting a globe applied with the ena...

A silver model of a lionLondon 2019 Realistically modelled with fur-effect chasing, length 26cm, weight 39.5oz. ...[more]

A silver three-colour pencilSampson Mordan, circa 1900 Together with a Mordan combined pen and pencil; and nine further pencils. (11) ...[more]

A novelty Victorian silver 'pistol' pencilSampson Mordan, circa 1880 Together with a gold Mordan pencil; and fourteen further pencils, including a...

A 9 carat gold perpetual calendar pencilJ C Vickery, circa 1910 The lettering and numbering in blue and red enamel, length 7.7cm. ...[more]

A 9 carat gold pencilSampson Mordan, London 1928 Together with a Russian gold and enamel pencil; with twelve further pencils. (14) ...[more]

A novelty Victorian silver pencilSampson Mordan, circa 1880 The pencil attached to a magnifying glass, pulling out of the holder and seal matrix, ...

A novelty Victorian silver 'champagne' pencilmaker's mark 'TA', Birmingham 1883 With an enamelled Mumm label; together with a Sampson Mordan gold ...

A Victorian gold pencilGowland Brothers, circa 1887 Celebrating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubliee; together with a Russian gold and gun metal pencil...

A novelty Victorian ivory 'gavel' pencilSampson Mordan, circa 1880 Together with two gold Mordan pencils; and twelve further pencils. (15)This lot...

A novelty French silver-gilt and enamel desk compendiumParis circa 1910 Modelled as a book, with blue enamel front cover and inside front cover ov...

A French silver and enamel photograph frameAndré Delpy, Paris circa 1920 The orange enamel over an engine-turned ground, with a wood easel back, h...

A silver and enamel photograph frameFinnigans Ltd, London 1919 The yellow enamel over an engine-turned ground, the easel back covered in crocodile...

An Edwardian silver and tortoiseshell boxmaker's mark 'L&W', Birmingham 1909 Rectangular, the cover and sides set with tortoiseshell panels, lengt...

A Victorian silver and tortoiseshell timepieceJane Brownett, London 1893 Heart-shaped, with easel support and winding key, height 9cm.This lot is ...

This lot has been withdrawn. ...[more]

A pair of Russian silver-mounted claret jugsFabergé, workmaster Julius Rappoport, pre-1898 St Petersburg marks The tear-drop shaped cut-glass bodi...

A cased silver-plated Regimental column lampunmarkedThe central column entwined with a laurel band, surmounted with the screw fitting oil reserve,...

Two French silver-plated tazzasChristofle, one stamped '456913' and 'D' to one foot, the other '457502' and 'Y' to one footEach with a putto blowi...

A Victorian silver inkstandCharles Boyton, London 1900 Rectangular form, the pierced scroll gallery with undulating gadroon rim, fitted with two s...

An Edwardian silver-mounted mirrorby William Comyns, London 1901 The velvet-lined easel frame with a scrolling silver mount, height 47cm. ...[mor...

A pair of Victorian silver lampsGibson & Langman, London 1896 / 1898 Corinthian column form, with filled square bases, fitted for electricity, hei...

A German silver-gilt cup and cover with two gobletsthe cup by Neresheimer, Hanau circa 1900; the two goblets with pseudo marks, probably Hanau cir...

A parcel-gilt electrotype of a 16th century basinElkington & Co, circa 1880 Circular, the rim and centre embossed and chased with sea monsters and...

A pair of Victorian silver saltsD & J Welby, London 1897, Britannia standard In the late 17th century style, octagonal, with trefid pattern salt s...

Grocers' Company Interest: an Edwardian silver condiment potJ B Carrington, London 1904 Modelled as a camel laden with spices (the crest of The Gr...

Two matched pairs of silver-plated platespossibly Dutch 19th century Rounded with gadrooned rims, cased with scenes from Hogarth's Marriage A-La-M...

A pair of large French silver-mounted claret jugsOdiot, Paris late 19th century Tapering cylindrical form, with cut-glass bodies, the mounts with ...

A George III silver wine funnelHester Bateman, London 1789 Conventional form, crested, length 12cm, weight 2.5oz. ...[more]

A pair of large silver decanter coastersAsprey, London 1986 The circular borders with wood bases and central bases, diameter 24.5cm. ...[more]

A novelty silver-plated cocktail shakerHukin & Heath, early 20th century Modelled as a bell, the handle unscrewing to allow the ingredients to be ...

A cased silver and glass cocktail setCarr's and J A Campbell, London and Sheffield 2002 / 2003, retailed by Richard Jarvis Comprising a decanter w...

A pair of Edwardian silver-mounted lockable decantersJohn Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton, Birmingham 1909With plain silver collars and m...

An extraordinary silver, gold and hardstone fishbowl sculptureby Tétard Frères, Paris circa 1920 Shaped as the outline of a glass fishbowl, the in...

A novelty Victorian silver-mounted table lighterFrederick Edmonds, London 1892, Modelled as a fish, the body made of a large horn with painted Jap...

A cased set of six silver lobster picksReid & Sons, London 1927Of plain conventional form, length 19cm, weight 6.2oz. ...[more]

A cased set of twelve Edwardian silver oyster forksMappin & Webb, Sheffield 1902 In a pattern resembling Albany, in original silk-lined case, leng...

A magnificent candelabrum centrepiecethe base with Neresheimer silver marks, the stag and detachable antlers unmarked Modelled as a seated stag, i...

An American silver and hardstone candlestick and rosebowl suiteLebkuecher & Co, New Jersey circa 1900 All with red and green hardstone elements, t...

A set of twelve silver chambersticksmaker's mark 'RJC', London 1992 Modelled with heraldic symbols, the candle holders formed as turrets, with rem...

A Victorian novelty silver vinaigrette and scent bottleWilliam Summers, London 1873 Modelled as a drink flask, length 7.5cm, weight 2.5oz. ...[mo...

A novelty Victorian silver vinaigrette and scent bottleSampson Mordan, London 1872 Modelled as a horn, the end hinging open to reveal the vinaigre...

A Victorian silver-gilt combined scent bottle and posy holderHenry William Dee, London 1869 The silver-gilt mounts with blue enamel strap-work, on...

A novelty Victorian silver vinaigrette and sewing kitWalter Thornhill, London 1878 Modelled as a lantern, the base hinging open to reveal the vina...

A rare Victorian silver-gilt scent bottle compendiumThomas Johnson, London 1865 Comprising a vinaigrette and scent bottle, a compartment containin...

A novelty silver-mounted spirit barrelMappin & Webb, Birmingham 1928 The wood barrel and stand with silver mounts and tap, the barrel with a cork ...

An Art Deco silver-plated cocktail shakercirca 1930 The top section with a strainer and measuring cap, the bottom section with citrus fruit juicer...

A silver ice bucketGarrards, London 2004 Ovoid, with two unmarked swing-handles and an unmarked cover, weight total 38oz. ...[more]

A Victorian silver and crocodile skin flaskThomas Johnson, London 1879 The lid acting as a telescopic cup, height 12cm.This lot is subject to the ...

LIN SPROULE: A single 18 carat gold grass sculptureLondon 2019The 18 carat yellow gold stem with a red gold seed head, the stem with four leaves, ...

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