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A late 19th or early 20th century beehive shaped counter bell. These items were used on retail counters, in hotels etc to call attention. This example is in a lovely beehive shape and you press the top to ring the bell. The body is brass and the bell is either a special brass grade for bells, or a bell metal being a different colour to the body.

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Normal period wear and aging -see images for overall surface condition. Works fine.



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Height: 11 cm ( 4 1/4 inch )
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An interesting early 20th century hand bell. It has two half dome bells instead of a traditional bell shape, and each has a different tone, so when rung you get a distinctive two tone ring rather like an alarm or perhaps fire bell. The bells unscrew to reveal the mechanism which is a single armature with double headed hammer. The handle is fitted via a brass ferrule to the turned wood handle which looks to be box wood. There is a hanging ring terminal. The bells are either a bell grade brass or bell metal and they have a burnished finish. Works fine, and it's quite loud.

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Working order and loud, normal wear and aging, see images for surface condition.



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A wooden money or savings box with fretwork detail and dedication to Muriel. The box looks to be made from pine and has hand cut dovetail joints. It was likely amateur made by a talented woodworker. The fretwork panels give a date of 1920 to the top (cut through with the slot), 'Muriel' to the front panel and the month 'June' to the reverse. There is a slot in the top for coins and it has brass hinges and a brass lock. The lock doesn't work but does come with key for decorative purposes. Inside the lid are pencil writings and you can make out 'Rates', 'Coal', 'Elec' and 'Ins' with numbers in shillings, suggesting it was used as a savings box. A nice rustic style small box which could be used for many purposes, and if 'Muriel' is a significant name to you then it's even better.

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Plenty of patina build up with the usual marks, scratches etc as you would expect to see. A piece of decorative fretwork missing from the top. A lateral shrinkage split in the wood to the reverse panel. Key rotates in lock but Read more

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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. The saucer has the printed Coalport mark and impressed marks, the cup has the pattern number to the underside.

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Very good for period, very minor period wear. Slight glaze flaw to cup handle from production.



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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. No makers mark which is common for this design, the cup has the pattern number in gold and the saucer has clay marks.

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Normal light period wear. Slight chip to foot rim of cup, overall a good example.



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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. No makers mark which is common for this design, the saucer has the pattern number in gold and clay marks.

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Normal light period wear. Some glit losses to the saucer rim and to the inner gold band. Small chip to foot of cup. Minor glaze flaw to underside base of cup.



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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. No makers mark which is common for this design, the cup has the pattern number in gold and the saucer has clay marks.

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Normal light period wear with light scratches. Gilt wear around the rim of the saucer. Tiny glaze flea bite to base rim of coffee cup.



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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. No makers mark which is common for this design, the cup has the pattern number in gold and the saucer has clay marks.

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Normal light period wear with light scratches. Some small losses of gilt to the saucer at one point.



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A Coalport china demi tasse coffee cup and saucer in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and is very much in keeping with the popular Aesthetic style of the time and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The coffee can has straight sides with an angular handle and the saucer is quite deeply dished. No makers mark which is common for this design, the cup has the pattern number in gold and the saucer has clay marks.

Condition


Very good for period, light wear and a scratches. Gilt mostly intact with surprisingly little wear. Some roughness to the glaze to the underside of the base on the cup from production. Minor firing flaws to foot rim of saucer.


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A Coalport china bowl in the much sought after 'Japanese Grove' pattern also commonly called Bluebird & Bamboo. It dates around 1880 to the late Victorian period and has the lovely underglaze blue design with gilt overlay for contrast. The bowl has a conical profile with a shallow foot rim. At this size it could had been for sugar or other items. No makers mark which is common for this design.

Condition


Very good for period, light wear and a scratches. Gilt mostly intact with surprisingly little wear.



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