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SILVER ANIMAL MODELS

Sterling silver animal models have graced our tables since the late Victorian period. The earliest examples were made in Europe, and imported into England to be sold in fashionable shops in London. From life-like pheasants, stags and foxes, to more modern sculptural representations, these charming figures add whimsy and character to any home.

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b1224: Sterling Silver Horse Model

Hallmarked In 2012

Hallmarked in London in 2012 and carrying a London Assay Office mark, this handsome, Sterling Silver model of a Horse, is realistically cast. The horse measures 3.25"(8cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) from nose to tail and weighs 7.4 troy ounces.

£575

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j9659: Sterling Silver 'Frog' Pincushion

Hallmarked In 1907

Hallmarked in London in 1907 by Sydney & Co., this collectible, Antique Sterling Silver Pincushion, is in the the rare form of a frog. The pincushion measures 1"(2.5cm) tall, by 2.25"(6cm) wide, by 1.75"(4.5cm) deep.

£695

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j8946: Sterling Silver Horse Trophy

Hallmarked In 1985

Hallmarked in London in 1985 by Wakely & Wheeler, this handsome, Sterling Silver model of a Horse, stands on a wooden plinth with an applied silver plaque, and is realistically cast. The horse measures 3.25"(8cm) tall (without the plinth), by 4"(10cm) from nose to tail. Including the plinth the trophy measures 5.25"(13.5cm) tall, by 6.75"(17cm) wide.

£745

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j8934: Sterling Silver Wildebeest Model

Hallmarked In 2003

Hallmarked in London in 2003, this handsome, Sterling Silver Model of a Wildebeest, is realistically cast, and measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 4.75"(12cm) from nose to tail. The wildebeest (or gnu) weighs 14.2 troy ounces.

£875

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L4213: Sterling Silver Otter Model

Hallmarked In 1970

Hallmarked in London in 1970 by Richard Comyns, this delightful Sterling Silver Otter Model, is realistically made, and measures 2"(5cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) from nose to tail. The otter model weighs 4 troy ounces.

£875

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b1192: Sterling Silver German Shepherd Model

Hallmarked In 1963

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1963, this handsome, Sterling Silver Model of a German Shepherd, is realistically cast. The dog model measures 3.75"(9.5cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) from nose to tail and weighs 15 troy ounces.

£945

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L2763: Sterling Silver Stag Model

Hallmarked In 1971

Hallmarked in London in 1971, this handsome, Sterling Silver Stag, has been realistically modelled. The stag measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) from nose to tail and weighs 7.2 troy ounces.

£975

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L2125: Sterling Silver Cairn Terrier Paperweight

Hallmarked In 1906

Hallmarked in London in 1906 by J. C. Vickery, this delightful, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Paperweight, is modelled as a Cairn Terrier standing on a plain weighted base. The paperweight measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 3.25"(8.5cm) in diameter.

£975

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L3068: Sterling Silver Pair Of Novelty Pheasant Pepper Pots

Hallmarked In 1888

Hallmarked in London in 1888 by Charles Boyton, this rare pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Pepper Pots are modelled as pheasants, and presented in the original fitted box. Each pepper pot measures 2.5"(6cm) tall, by 3.5"(9cm) from beak to tail and the pair weigh 1.7 troy ounces.

£1,675

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L4153: Sterling Silver Penguin Condiment Set

Hallmarked In 1974

Hallmarked in London in 1974 & 1975 by Richard Comyns, this charming and collectible, Sterling Silver Condiment Set, is modelled as 3 penguins, for salt, pepper and mustard, with the mustard spoon having a fish shaped handle. Each penguin model measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 2"(5cm) wide, and the set together weighs 11.1 troy ounces.

£1,775

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b9979: Sterling Silver Fighting Cockerel

Hallmarked In 1928

Bearing import marks for London in 1928, this Sterling Silver Fighting Cockerel is crouched in the passive position. The Cockerel measures 10"(25.5cm) tall, by 6.5"(16.5cm) across the wings, by 11"(28cm) from beak to tail feathers and weighs 20.22 troy ounces.

£1,775

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L1884: Sterling Silver Set Of Three Rhinoceroses

Hallmarked In 1997

Hallmarked in 1997 by Patrick Mavros, this striking, Sterling Silver Set of Three Rhinoceroses, stand on an African Blackwood base and are realistically modelled. The sculpture measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 6"(15cm) wide, by 5"(12.5cm) deep.

£1,975

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L1095: Sterling Silver Model Of A Pair Of Dogs With Military Interest

Hallmarked In 1929

Hallmarked in London in 1929 by Blackmore & Fletcher Ltd., this handsome pair of Sterling Silver Fox Hounds, stand proudly on a wooden plinth, and comprise a female and male dog, which is rare to find. The plinth bears a plaque with an engraved inscription which reads: "To Major T. H. Sebag-Montefiore, D. S. O., M. C, R. H. A. - M. D. H. - From members of the Royal Artillery Drag Woolwich - 1927 -29". The model measures 6.25"(16cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) wide, by 4.25"(11cm) deep.

£2,175

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j9297: Sterling Silver Puffin Model

Hallmarked In 1906

Hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1906 by Brook & Son, this captivating, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Puffin Model, stands on a jagged rock, and is realistically cast. The model measures 6.25"(16cm) tall, by 3.5"(9cm) wide and deep and weighs 15.1 troy ounces.

£2,245

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L3953: Sterling Silver Pair Of Mallard Ducks

Hallmarked In 1989

Hallmarked in London in 1989 by Hancocks & Co., this wonderfully modelled pair of Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Ducks, are very realistically cast, with fine feather detailing and brown bead eyes. Each duck bears an engraved signature for the artist Val Bennett, and they are numbered 8 and 10. Each duck model measures 7"(18cm) long, by 2.75"(7cm) wide and the pair together weigh 34 troy ounces.

£2,275

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b9946: Sterling Silver Novelty 'Bird' Scent Bottles

Hallmarked In 1901

Hallmarked in London in 1901 by William Hornby, this novelty pair of Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Scent Bottles, are designed to look like birds. Each perfume bottle measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 3"(7.5cm) across the body.

£2,275

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b8756: Sterling Silver Pair Of Pheasants

Hallmarked In 1963

Carrying import marks for London in 1963 by I. Freeman & Sons, this handsome, Sterling Silver Pair of Pheasants, have parcel gilt decoration to the wings and heads. Both the male and female pheasants measure 4"(10cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) long and together they weigh 18 troy ounces.

£2,675

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L0641: Sterling Silver Cow & Calf Model

Hallmarked In 1897

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1897 by Henry Atkin, this Novelty, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Model of an Indian Cow and Calf, is wonderfully made, and can be used as boxes as the backs of both are removable. This unique piece bears the artist's signature on the base. The model measures 6.5"(17cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide and weighs a substantial 45 troy ounces.

£2,675

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L3772: Sterling Silver Elephant Model

Hallmarked In 1973

Hallmarked in London in 1973, this handsome, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Elephant Model, has been realistically cast, with fine detailing. The elephant model measures 4.5"(12cm) tall, by 8.5"(22cm) from trunk to tail and weighs 24.8 troy ounces.

£3,675

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L3994a: Sterling Silver Pig And Trough Match Strike

Hallmarked In 1885

Hallmarked in London in 1885 by Joseph Braham, this delightful, novelty, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Match Strike, is modelled as a pig standing by his trough, mounted on a wooden base with the match strike to the front, and the pigs tail removable to use as the cigar lighter. The match strike model measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) wide, by 4.75"(12cm) deep.

£3,775

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L3314: Sterling Silver Pair Of Red-Legged Partridges

Hallmarked In 1970

Hallmarked in London in 1970 by Richard Comyns, this handsome pair of Sterling Silver Partridges, are realistically cast. The female measures 4.5"(12cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from beak to tail, and the male measures 6"(15.5cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) from beak to tail, by 9"(23cm) across the wings. The pair together weigh 36.5 troy ounces.

£3,975

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L2781: Sterling Silver Fox Model

Hallmarked In 1970

Hallmarked in London in 1970 by Parsons Brothers for Tessiers, this handsome, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Fox Model, has been realistically cast, and has bead eyes. The fox measures 4"(10.5cm) tall, by 11.5"(30cm) from nose to tail, and weighs 31.3 troy ounces.

£4,675

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L4176: Sterling Silver Bulldog Model

Hallmarked In 1976

Hallmarked in London in 1976, this wonderful, Sterling Silver model of a Bulldog, is exquisitely cast and hand finished in a recumbent position, showing a very high level of detail. The bulldog measures 1.5"(4cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) long, by 2.75"(7cm) wide, and weighs an astonishing 60.5 troy ounces.

£4,675

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L3662: Sterling Silver Owl Claret Jug

Hallmarked In 1972

Carrying import marks for London in 1972 by I. Freeman & Sons, this highly unusual, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Claret Jug, is modelled to look like an owl, with a red glass body and amber coloured eyes. The claret jug measures 11"(28cm) tall by 8"(20cm) from handle to beak.

£4,975

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b6991: Sterling Silver Pair Of Pheasants

Hallmarked In 1925

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1925, this Sterling Silver Pair of Pheasants, are very early for British hallmarked examples and have removable heads in the style of the earlier continental pieces. The makers mark is cleary RHH but seems untracable in available records. The male pheasant measures 11.5"(29cm) in length, the female measures 10.75"(27cm) in length and together they weigh 20 troy ounces.

£4,975

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L3190: Sterling Silver Pair Of Capercaillie

Hallmarked In 1901

Carrying import marks for London in 1901 by John George Piddington, this interesting pair of Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Capercaillie models, feature hinged wings and detachable heads. The female measures 8"(20cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) from beak to tail, while the male measures 7"(18cm) tall, by 8.5"(21cm) from beak to tail. The pair together weigh 33 troy ounces.

£5,475

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L3648: Sterling Silver Novelty 'Owl' Mustard Pot

Hallmarked In 1845

Hallmarked in London in 1845 by Charles & George Fox, this wonderful, novelty, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Mustard Pot, is modelled as an owl, and features gilt detailing to the feet, the beak and around the eyes, a blue glass liner, and the original fully hallmarked and matching spoon with mouse ending. The mustard pot measures 3.75"(9.5cm) tall, by 2.5"(6.5cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) from beak to tail, and weighs 6.3 troy ounces.

£5,975

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L1476: Foreign Silver Pair Of German Pheasants

Made Circa 1900

Made circa 1900, this handsome pair of Antique, German Silver Pheasants, have very realistic feather detailing and hinged wings. The male measures 6.5"(17cm) tall, by 20"(51cm) from beak to tail, and the female measures 5.5"(14cm) tall, by 20"(51cm) from beak to tail. Together the pair weigh 35.5 troy ounces.

£6,775

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b5195: Sterling Silver Horse Model

Hallmarked In 1901

Hallmarked in London in 1901 by Henry Lewis, this handsome, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Model of a Horse, has a cropped tail like a polo pony, and is very realistically modelled and stands on a textured base. The horse model measures 10.5"(26.5cm) tall, by 10.5"(26.5cm) from nose to tail. The base is weighted for stability but the overall weight of the model, which mostly is the cast horse, is 55 troy ounces.

£6,975

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L3285: Sterling Silver Pair Of Pheasants

Hallmarked In 1921

Carrying import marks for London in 1921 by Berthold Muller, this very handsome pair of George V, Sterling Silver Pheasants, are beautifully modelled and feature removable heads. The female measures 7"(18cm) tall, by 11.5"(30cm) from beak to tail, and the male measures 7.5"(19cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) from beak to tail. The pair together weigh 33 troy ounces.

£7,975

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L1691: Sterling Silver Pair Of American Pheasants

Made Circa 1900

Made in America circa 1900 by Marshall Field & Co., this fine pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Pheasants, have been realistically cast. The male measures 12"(30cm) tall to the top of the tail, by 15"(38cm) from beak to tail, and the female measures 7.5"(19cm) tall, by 17"(43cm) from beak to tail, by 10"(26cm) across the wings. The pair together weigh 62.3 troy ounces.

£8,475

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L3725: Sterling Silver Dragon Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1887

Hallmarked in London in 1887 by William Leuchars, this astonishing, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter, is modelled as a dragon with green eyes and a rams horn body, featuring a silver mounted tail, and a removable wick holder to the mouth. The cigar lighter measures 7.5"(19cm) tall, by 16"(41cm) from moss to tail, by 11"(28cm) deep.

£12,750

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b2173: Sterling Silver Pair Of Cockerels

Hallmarked In 1903

Carrying import marks for Chester in 1903 and 1909 by Berthold Muller, this large and impressive pair of Antique Sterling Silver Cockerels, are realistically modelled and feature removable heads. Almost life size, the cockerels measure 15"(38cm) tall, by 13.5"(34cm) from beak to tail. The pair together weigh 97.9 troy ounces.

£14,750

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L2051: Sterling Silver Monkey Claret Jug

Hallmarked In 1909

Hallmarked in London in 1909 by Richard Hodd & Son, this incredibly rare, Edwardian Antique Sterling Silver Claret Jug, is in the form of a monkey, realistically posed and with glass eyes. The claret jug measures 11.5"(29cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) from handle to mouth. Animal shaped claret jugs became popular amongst the aristocracy in the Victorian period due to the expanding trade and travel at the time, which broadened peoples interest in the exotic and whimsical. These jugs were made rarely, to order, and by hand. There have been some noteworthy collectors of animal shaped jugs, including Her Majesty the Queen Mother, and the famous Kent collection of claret jugs.

£33,750

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