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We are pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Novelties. All of our antique silver Novelties can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults. You can click on the image of one of the Novelties to see a larger picture.
Hallmarked In 1889
Hallmarked in London, 1889 by Arthur Sibley, this unique Victorian Antique, Sterling Silver Cream Jug has two handles and, more unusually, two spouts. This novel little cream jug measures 4"(10cm) handle to handle, 3.25"(8.5cm) spout to spout and stands 3"(7.5cm) tall. The cream jug weighs 4.3 troy ounces.
£245ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1900
Carrying import marks for London in 1900, this novelty, Victorian ,Antique, Sterling Silver Trinket Box, takes the form of a shoe, with a gilt interior, and chased decoration throughout. The box measures 2"(5cm) tall, by 4.5"(12cm) from toe to heel, and weighs 2.2 troy ounces.
£475ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1982
Hallmarked in London, 1982 by Christopher Lawrence, this fun and collectible Sterling Silver Gilt Novelty Mushroom has a lift off cap, revealing two elves decorating an egg bejewelled in semi-precious stones. It stands on a slate base and measures 4"(10cm) tall with a diameter of 2.75"(7cm).
£575SOLD! 2019-11-22 MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1916
Hallmarked in Birmingham, in 1916, by Deakin & Francis, this novelty, George V, Antique, Sterling Silver Money Box, is modelled as a castle turret, with an engraved door and window to one side, and a slot for coins at the top. The money box measures 4"(10cm) tall, 3"(7.5cm) in diameter and weighs 3.3 troy ounces.
£695ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1914
Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1914 by Hukin & Heath, this ingenious, pocket sized Sterling Silver Beaker is collapsable with the five rings fitting into each other. This convenient little beaker measures 2.25"(5.5cm) in diameter with a height of .75"(2cm) and a weight of 3.2 troy ounces.
£745ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1891
Bearing import marks for London, 1891, this charming and highly collectible Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Cow has a hinged lid head and can be used as a box. It stands 2"(5cm) high, 3.5"(9cm) nose to tail and weighs 1.8 troy ounces.
£795ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 2001
Hallmarked in Birmingham, 2001 by Wakely & Wheeler, this delightful pair of Sterling Silver Salt & Peppers are in the form of two little begging mice. These mice have glass eyes and are realistically cast. Each mouse is 2.5"(6.5cm) tall and together they weigh 3 troy ounces.
£845SOLD! 2019-12-02 MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1901
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1901 by Elkington & Co., this novelty, charming Edwardian, Antique, Sterling Silver Decanter, is designed to look like a pig, with a glass body and a silver collar which is attached to the stopper by a chain. The decanter measures 11"(28cm) nose to tail, by 7"(18cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide.
£1,475ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1931
Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1931 by R W Jay, this delightful Set of Six Sterling Silver Napkin Rings has a different dog mounted on each one. There is a bulldog, a spaniel and four types of terrier. The napkin rings are semi circular with a flat, but slightly arched, bottom. This set comes in its original textured two tone box. They are 1"(2.5cm) wide and stand approx 2"(5cm) high. The combined weight of this set is 7.67 troy ounces.
£1,675ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1925
This superb example of a Sterling Silver Nef carries import marks for London, 1925 by Thomas Callow & Son. Nefs are extravagant table ornaments and containers made of precious metals in the shape of a ship. First recorded in France as early as 1239, this example is a particularly fine, hand chased, early 20th century reproduction of the 16th century style of Nef. Very elaborate and depicting a fully crewed Galleon at sail with canons ready to fire, the ship rests on 4 wheels to allow it to “sail” around the table. The top of the ship lifts off to reveal an empty hull. Traditionally this compartment could hold salt or spices (the latter being very expensive in the Middle Ages). Today it would make a handy place to store an extra bottle of wine for emergencies! The nef measures 32"(81cm) long, 27.5"(70cm) tall and 5.5"(13cm) wide, with a weight of 124.7 troy ounces.
£26,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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