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An early 19th century large heavy gauge copper bowl with planished finish and mounted coins. The bowl has twin lion mask handles with rings and likely dates around 1827-30. At this size it could be a large fruit bowl, or used as a table center etc. It was likely originally silver plated as there appear to be some traces of silver in the crevices. The coins are all dated 1826/27, some are now rather rubbed and they all appear to be George IV half pennies and they are soldered to the body. The bowl stands on a pedestal type base which also features the coins. There are no makers marks, but it is likely from the Sheffield region where such designs were known to be produced.

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Probably originally silver plated -now all but worn away leaving it as copper. Normal period wear and some rubbing, Some of the coins heavily rubbed. Minor knocks but no serious dents.


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A vintage mid 20th century hunting flask and tot cup set in a leather pouch. The case is in an orange tan and has a strap and buckle carry handle. The flask is leather clad and has a screw top and glass interior. There are windows in the leather so the contents can be seen. The bottom of the case has a zipped section which opens to reveal four small spirit cups with plated exteriors and gilt interiors. The pouch closes with a spring catch. Surprisingly for the quality there are no makers marks or labels.

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Generally good for period with normal wear for age. Some marks/discolouration to the leather -see images. Some cracking in the leather carrying strap near one joint. Plating worn to inside rim of flask.



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A group of three silhouette portrait miniatures in round metal frames set on green bakelite style backs. The frames are in the Art Deco style but they are later and mid century onwards in period. The portraits are very much in the late Victorian/Edwardian style and each carry the name Marcelle Shears in tiny text below the portrait. The portraits are printed. Each of the panels also comes with a hanger. Great looking pieces with a wonderful style to the back plates.

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All in good order with minor wear. Minor aging to the paper with very light discolouration. Some scratches and scuffs to the reverse of the backing plates, probably through previous hanging.



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A 19th century cast bronze figure of a reniassance soldier with sword and shield and dark patination. These small bronze figures where typically collected on the Grand Tour by wealthy young travellers. It likely dates to the late 19th century and would have been brought back to the UK from perhaps Italy or Spain. It is set on a cast iron decorative base to make it into a paperweight and this appears contemporaneous to the figure. There are no makers marks, and this is usual for these pieces. Collecting grand tour figures can be great fun and they are typically of small size so not requiring a large space for display.

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Some wear and aging with the bronze showing through in spots but no significant faults, see images for overall condition.



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A carved hardwood coat rack with the hooks in the form of elephant heads. The rack has two hooks which are fixed to a plank backing. It is likely African in origin and probably mid century or later in period. Great fun and an unusual piece.

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Minor wear with some scuffs and scratches in keeping with use, mostly to the back plate. Some old screw holes in the back plate from previous fixing.



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Height: 18 cm ( 7 inch )
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A rare 19th century Minton travelling font. It is made from stoneware and has a white glaze. The style is very much in the gothic taste and it dates to 1877 (there is a Minton date code impressed into the base). Along with the factory mark it is also impressed ST.MARY, perhaps customised for a specific church. The decoration is of blind lancet windows above a pedestal, other designs were also made.

These miniature fonts, sometimes called pocket fonts, were used extensively by the church during the 19th century, and they sometimes came in their own travelling case. Very few come up for sale these days, but there must still be a good number tucked away in churches around the country.

A great and rare find.

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A Bristol Blue glass small jug and twin handles sugar basin. They are in a deep cobalt blue and both are hand made having ground and polished pontils. They are in the late 19th century style however they are in such fine condition they may well be more recent and high quality reproductions. Either way they are very nicely made and great for display or use.

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Both in fine condiion with minimal wear.



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Height: 9 cm ( 3 1/2 inch ) the bowl

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A late 19th century or Edwardian glass tumbler decorated in enamels and raised gilt letters. The glass is finely blown as was the taste at the end of the 19th century. The enamel flowers are hand painted with gilded highlights. The letters are raised proud of the surface and perhaps read PR although it's a little difficult to tell.

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Rubbing of the gilt at the rim but wear to body is light. A few small nibbles around the rim.



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Height: 9.6 cm ( 3 3/4 inch )
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An early 20th century Art Nouveau style copper vase by Joseph Sankey of Bilston. It is of tapered cylinder form and has a Makintosh style engraved design in three equidistant spots around the body. To the base is the Sankey mark stating it is solid copper. Although Sankey where perhaps best known for industrial and automotive items they also produced decorative arts pieces for a short time.

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Sadly a bit bruised with knocks and dents around the body and the rim a little out of shape.



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A late 20th century Phoenecian glass vase from Malta. Lovely deep colours with a high gloss finish with streaks of blues and yellows. It also has a band of iridescence smudged out in a spiral around the body, something of a trademark of the work from this glass studio. The high gloss of the surface makes photographing the item difficult due to reflections from the lights and the colours are richer than you see on screen. It retains the original label and it also etched signed to the base.

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Good order, very little wear. Some mineral flecks in the surface from production.



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