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A silver match or vesta case for books of matches having engine turned detail. It is mounted with the insignia for the Devonshire Regiment, one of the historic British infantry regiments with it's history dating back to 1685. It has blue and red enamel to enhance the badge. The case it hinged lengthways and there is a fitment to the inside to hold match books. Books of matches were popular through the early and mid 20th century and often carried advertising being given away by hotels etc. The case is hallmarked silver for London 1939 and the makers mark is for William Bruford & Son Ltd.

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Minor knocks, normal age related scratches and wear, hinge and catch fine.



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A late 19th century Indo Persian mini rose water dropper. It has chased stylised floral designs over the white metal ground and a a loop beneath the collar for attaching a chain. It would have had a small lid originally and this would have been linked via a chain to the loop. No marks but appears to be silver. A very decorative little example.

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Some knocks and dents most obviously to the foot rim. Normal age related wear. Very small split in rim. See images for overall decorative condition.



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A pair of late 19th century Indian white metal repousse table salts with scalloped rims. The bodies are decorated with palm trees and animals and they stand on three feet. There are no marks and they are likely a grade of silver below Sterling standard.

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Generaly good for period with normal wear. One rim scallop with a sem split line not penetrating through and appearing to be from production. Feet with some deformation.



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Height: 3.2 cm ( 1 1/4 inch )
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A pair of Chinese blue cloisonne enamel vases. Nice attractive pieces with cheerful colours and brass rims. Cloud shaped wire grounds and large bold floral pattern with foliage and each having a butterfly. Late 20th century production, probably Beijing region.

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Good order with minor wear, nice examples.



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Height: 26 cm ( 10 1/4 inch )

Width: 14.5 cm ( 5 3/4 inch )
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An attractive Chinese green ground and brass wire bowl. Quite a large size suitable for fruit or similar. It's particularly heavy for it's size with thick walls and thick foot. The decoration is with coiled wires and various patterns. Date wise it would be mid to late 20th century.

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Minor wear, small air pops/voids in the enamel from production and usual on these pieces.



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Height: 7 cm ( 2 3/4 inch )

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An early to mid 19th century Chinese enamel pin dish. It is in the Canton style and has a turquoise ground with painted flowers and insects. The base metal is copper and it is of course hand painted. A very pretty example.

Condition


Generally good for period, some minor wear and light scratches to the top. A few deeper scratches to the underside and a small chip to the enamel to the underside.



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Diameter: 9.4 cm ( 3 3/4 inch )

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An early 19th century Chinese Canton type small dish. Lovely pink ground with tendril decoration and flower heads. There are four vignettes with characters and scenes. The dish is saucer shaped and is a copper base under the enamel. White enamel to the reverse.

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Small losses to the enamel to the face along with some hairlines in the enamel. Reverse with obvious losses of enamel and hairlnes through the enamel.



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Diameter: 13.3 cm ( 5 1/4 inch )

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An almost miniature Chinese cloisonne set of a teapot and six cups. I suspect it was intended as a decorative set rather than for Baijiu or similar. The grounds are black enamel and the handles and spout are in decorative form. The lid has a retaining chain and the ground wires are in cloud shapes. Post war production, probably third quarter of the 20th century.

Condition


Minor wear and aging. Small air pops in the enamel as typical for these pieces. Some of the cups have little knocks to the foot rims.



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Height: 9 cm ( 3 1/2 inch ) teapot including lid
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A Chinese small cloisonne vase in the antique style. The shape is similar to a moonflask but with a quatrefoil embelished front. There are twin 'handles' in gilt and the decoration is of a bird and prunus blossom. Although in the antique style is is certainly post war and may well be late 20th century. Blue enamel to the base and interior, no makers marks as is typical for these pieces.

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Minor wear, no significant faults. See images for overall exterior condition.



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A late 20th century Chinese cloisonne card box with an image of the king of hearts to the top. It has a blue ground with floral designs around the sides and a blue enamel base and interior. It has a 'Made in China' sticker to the interior and probably dates to the 1970's.

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Minor knock to one corner at the base. Enamel to the interior not particularly well finished.



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Height: 4.5 cm ( 1 3/4 inch )

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