Elegant and unique antique silver tea strainer, c. early 1900s. Set features two pieces, strainer and stand. The hand strainer has an indented handle attached to a round drip pocket. The strainer is decorated in a chased and engraved floral. The stand is composed of a round lip, center tray (water drip catch), and raised upon three legs, each decorated with detailed animal head.
Markings: Strainer is marked '800' for silver and '5l TO' representing silversmiths number (51), the "fasces" (ancient Roman symbol, an axe bundled with birch sticks - used between 1933-1934), and two letter for the province where the silversmith was registered (TO).
Base is marked '800', '5l TO' and with an unidentified additional marking.
Dimensions: 6.75 in.; 3.75 in.; 2.5 in. tall
Beautiful Victorian 'Kings' cake serving set composed of a cake knife and cake server. The set is elegantly designed in Regency style with an ornate scroll and shell motif. Dated late 19th century. Marked '800' for silver standard.
Dimensions: knife 10 in.; 1 1/2 in | server 11 in.; 2 1/2 in.
Weight: 175 grams
An elegant twelve-piece porcelain tea set, composed of a teapot with lid, cream jug with plate, covered sugar bowl with lid, and three cups with saucer plates. The set is beautifully decorated in a pink floral motif painted along an opal colored base, accents with gold gilding along the base, rim, and handles of each piece.
Markings: Bottom of each piece is marked 'H' above a 'K' within an emblem accompanied by an 'I' and 'C' (as shown in photo).
Measurements: Teapot: L 7.25 in. L; W 4 in.; H 9.25 in.
Cream Jug: L 4.75 in.; W 2.25 in.; H 4.25 in.
Sugar bowl: 4.25 in. diam ; H 5.25 in.
Cups: 2.25 in. diam; H 3.25 in.
Plates: 4.25 in. diam
Antique German sweetmeat dish, c. late 1700s. Beautiful octafoil shaped dish is decorated entirley by gorgeous embossed high relief decor of quanit florals. Sweetmeat dishes were popular during the 17th/18th century Germany, most feature a pair of lobate scroll handles, as does this one.
Markings: Dish is marked with hallmark 'N' for Nuremberg city, '13' for silver purity degree in loth, and with makers mark.
Dimensions: L 7 in. (with handles), W 5 in.; H 4 3/4 in.
A gorgeous Heath & Middleton English silver and glass decanter, dated 1903. This lovely piece features a round base with an elaborate etched floral motif. Top of decanter has a Birmingham silver lip, marked with John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton's makers mark along with the Birmingham silver markings
Dimensions: 4.5 in. diameter; 4.5 in. tall
Markings: Stamps for English hallmarking system - Anchor, representing Birmingham (city mark), lion passant (assayer's mark) representing sterling silver (.925), and marked D for the year 1903 (date letter). Also marked JTH over JHM into a quatrefoil (makers mark), the makers mark for John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton of Jukin & Heath.
Gorgeous Italian oil and vinegar set, includes two crystal decanters and a silver ornate holder, c. late 19th century. Both decanters are composed of thick crystal with flat edged panels along the base, curved handles, and matching flat paneled stoppers. The silver decanter holder is elegantly decorated with foliage-leaf motif and slightly raised upon four feet.
All original pieces intact. Excellent condition, normal wear with age.
Markings: Holder is marked '800' for silver and '294 MI' for the silversmiths registered number and the providence (MI - Milan).
Dimensions: Base - 8 in.; 3 in.; H 6.5 in. (with bottle) / Bottle - 2.5 in; dia; 6 in. tall
Elegant Italian sugar bowl, c. 19th century. Simplistic design features deep rounded oval shaped bowl raised upon four clawed feet with gadrooned border accents and a knobbed lid.
Excellent condition, normal wear with age.
Markings: Marked '800' within oval for silver standard, and with the Italian marking systems lozenge - containing the silvermith's number '3', and province initials 'VC' for Vercelli, Italy.
Measurements: 4 1/2 in.; 3 1/2 in.; 3 in. / Weight: 75 grams
Gorgeous Italian tureen set includes tureen, cover and tray composed of gold-gilded silver. Center tureen features a solid round base with two cast and chased animal figurine handles, a raised lid with a central heart shaped cast of two animal figurines above engraved leaves, and a round tray. Each piece is detailed with gadrooned bordering. Set is in excellent condition, circa 1900s.
Marks: Underneath of the tureen and tray is marked '800' for the silver and '214 MI' for the silversmith and province (MI for Milan, Italy)
Tray - Diam 9.25 in.
Tureen - Diam 5.25 in.; H 2.25 in. (4.25 in. tall with lid, L 7.5 in. - with handles)
Weight: 820 grams
Lovely antique serving set composed of an over-sized fork and knife, c. 1900s. Both pieces feature strong silver handles with gold plated utensils that are beautifully engraved with a floral motif. The style of this set is 'kings'. The set is in good condition, surface wear in accordance with age.
Markings: Both are marked “800” for the silver and with an unidentified cup shaped mark
Dimensions: Knife – 11 in.; 2 in., Fork – 10 in.; 2.4 in.
Weight: 245 grams