Dating birks silver
The box is beautifully decorated with a scene depicting a romantic tale of a shepherd courting a lady with his sheep in the background. (Minimal patination, and surface scratches.)English Hallmarked Sterling Tea Service – London, dated 1846. A stunning four piece tea set, English Hallmarked Sterling, London, dates 1846/1847, by William Hunter, during the Victorian Period. It is beautifully designed, featuring smooth forms and rounded edges, it is decorated with delicate flourishes of floral, shell, scroll, leaf and bead patterns. The interior is gilt and the outer sides are decorated with roses and vines. Marked with Austrian “LW 935” mark and Sterling and numbered 133Measures 3 1/4 inches long x 2 1/4 inches wide. Marked with English sterling hallmarks, made in England and Makers marks. Tray Measures: 1 1/2 wide x 5 3/8 inch tall Maker: Levi & Salaman. Silver-plated Shell Shaped Biscuit Warmer – circa.1900. German .800 Silver Oval Hinged Repoussé Decorated Box, circa 1880. 800 silver oval hinged repoussé decorated box, it dates circa 1880, Germany. A lovely silver-plated biscuit barrel, its dates Victorian Period. (Minimal surface scratches from gentle use.)A beautiful quality enamel, silver and guilloché enamel card case with a coat of arms or crest in the centre with decorative enamel inlay on the top of the case with a full deep blue guilloché enamel bottom. The coat of arms has a date of 1797 – which may be a centenary – as the box is late 19th century and could possibly date as late as 1897. The chasing and decoration is all around – top, sides and bottom of the box. Measures: 3 3/8 inches long x 2 1/4 inches deep x 3/4 inches high Marked with French Silver mark dating between 1840-1879. Card case is dated 1927 by Adie Bros Ltd, Birmingham. Each piece is small in stature, with fine details and qualities that are quite impressive and exceptional. Cup Measures: 3/4 inch wide x 1 inch tall Sugar Bowl Measures: 1 inch x 3 1/4 tall Creamer Measures: 1/2 inch wide x 1/2 tall. Culme also provides some details of Stockwell’s firm, Stockwell & Co Ltd, who were listed in Birmingham in 1912 as ’agents to Messageries Nationales Express and Messageries Anglo-Suisse, continental, foreign and general shipping agents, special tariff for small consignments abroad”.These colonial domestic works, although unoriginal in form, reflect a restrained style, competently executed.Decoration consists of simple raised or engraved bands, small details such as a shell or leaf motif and, sometimes, a coat of arms or the owner's name as an integral part of the piece.Bernardi’s Antiques sells 18th, 19th and 20th Century sterling silver from England, the United States and Canada and European silver from Germany, Italy, Hungary, Denmark etc…. Many more items are available that are not listed here. A English hallmarked sterling heart-shaped hinged jewelry box with fabric liner, it is dated London 1906. It is a nice balance of quality with timeless elegance, perfect for special celebrations, or for a unique gift. A stunning silver-plated shell shaped biscuit warmer, perfect as a gift, or for the home. A spectacular large centrepiece Epergne by English makers, William Hutton & Sons. Birks Sterling Silver Condiment Set A sterling condiment set by the maker of Birks Sterling, it consists of 2 pepper shakers, 1 covered mustard dish with cobalt blue glass liner and original spoon, 2 salt dishes with cobalt blue glass liner and original spoon. It has an elegant footed design, a lovely heart shape decorated with simple smooth lines. Domestic silver has existed in Canada since colonial times.The ruling classes of the French regime owned substantial quantities of Silver objects, which they brought with them or imported from France.
Gradually, the influence of British and European immigrants and imports changed the colony's style of living and the silver that reflects it.
(Minimal surface scratches from gentle use with age – creamer has a small dent in one of the feet, and a small slouch.)Victorian Biscuit Barrel. An elaborately chased decorated sterling silver snuff box – French hallmarks dating from the late 19th century. Measures: 2 1/2 inches long x 1 3/4 inches deep x 3/4 inches high. The two-tone purple/aubergine enamel decorates the top sides and bottom of the case. Marked inside: with Austrian Head and silver quality of ‘2’ – for .900 grade silver Measures: 3 1/2 inches long x 2 3/8 inches wide. A beautiful light blue guilloché enamelled card case tiny blue cabochon on the opening. The design is simple and modern, late Art Nouveau, or early Art Deco, with no decorative chased accents. A lovely bright coloured guilloché enamelled and gilt sterling card case with a blue cabochon applied to the lid. Marked with English Import Marks for George Stockwell an importer of Swiss pocket watches and silver items.“GS is the sponsor’s mark of George Stockwell, described in Culme’s “Directory of Gold & Silversmiths…etc.” as an “importer of foreign watches”.
4 inches in diameter.(1 1/2 inches by handle)Coffee Pot Measures: 7 inches wide. 4 1/2 inches in diameter (3 inches by handle)Cream Jug Measures: 4 1/2 inches wide. 2 1/2 inches in diameter (2 inches by handle)Tea Pot Measures: 7 inches wide. 4 inches in diameter (2 1/2 inches by handle)Excellent Condition. Marked on the interior: Made in Austria, Sterling – numbered 217 and possibly a makers mark : HC. A centre portrait of a woman in ivory decorates the top of the case. It consists of 1 tea cup and saucer, 1 kettle, 1 creamer, 1 sugar dish and 1 server tray. Culme also provides some details of Stockwell’s firm, Stockwell & Co Ltd, who were listed in Birmingham in 1912 as ’agents to Messageries Nationales Express and Messageries Anglo-Suisse, continental, foreign and general shipping agents, special tariff for small consignments abroad”.
Some locally made works no doubt were lost in refashioning, were converted into cash, destroyed in fires or taken back to France.
Early surviving flatware indicates that tablespoons were the most numerous items made, along with forks and long-handled ragout spoons.