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A Royal Worcester late Victorian ivory ground plate. It is painted with floral sprays which are highlighted with gilt lines. Moulded fluting around the rim and decorative wavy border. Puce printed mark to the underside with date cipher for 1889.

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Some gilt wear to the rim. Also has a couple of spots to the rim where the gilt has been touched in and painted over with clear gloss to enhance the shine.



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Height: 27 cm ( 8 1/2 inch )
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A pair of brass wall candle sconces. They have pans below the candle holder, and ledges for fitting a shade if required, the shanks are turned and feature very atractive spiral fluted knops. The wall plates are oval and have a slot hanger to the reverse. The holders are also bolted rather than welded to the wall plates so these can be disassembled if required. No real age to these, probably late 20th century, but they are well made and nice looking and new examples can be very costly. They can of course be incorporated in furniture or cabinets as well as used on walls.

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Good order with just minor wear, some wax deposits in the sconces.



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A pair of brass wall candle sconces. They have pans below the candle holder, and ledges for fitting a shade if required, the shanks are turned and feature very atractive spiral fluted knops. The wall plates are oval and have a slot hanger to the reverse. The holders are also bolted rather than welded to the wall plates so these can be disassembled if required. No real age to these, probably late 20th century, but they are well made and nice looking and new examples can be very costly. They can of course be incorporated in furniture or cabinets as well as used on walls.

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Good order with just minor wear.



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A 19th century carved panel oak box. It features deeply carved panels of two styles and the lid is hinged. It appears likely the panels are much earlier work and were assembled into a box during the late 19th century, probably by an amateur. Internally there are signs of the panels being installed elsewhere with lighter patches in the corners, and there are also small pin holes in the panels where they were likely fixed using small nails previously. Re-use of old wood from damaged or salvaged items was very common. The box is quite naievely constructed and looks very rustic, perfect for the old coutry house look.

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Simplistic construction, and panels not fitted particularly well. Some old glue visible in the joints, no doubt to stabilise the joins at some point in the past. Some shrinkage splits in the panels. A couple of the hinge screws missing. Great colour and patina.

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A late 19th century Victorian mahogany work box. It has a hinged lid with a four division tray underneath which can be lifted out to reveal a space below. It stands on four square cushion feet and the hand cut tongue and grove jointing can be seen. The exterior has mellowed in the light (pretty evenly) and has a more oaky tone to it, the interior is the more standard reddish tone associated with mahogany from this period. The top of the box has initials carved out which read perhaps IAD or LAD.

Condition


Exterior now a mid oak tone which is of course a matter of personal preference. Normal wear and tear for period -see images for general surface condition. The lid has warped a little over time and is now bowed upwards a bit. There are shrinkage splits to the reverse panel.



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An Art Nouveau period brass tray by Joseph Sankey & Sons. The Art Nouveau influence is clear with the tulip shaped forms and the Mackintosh inspired line work. The tray is round with a pie crust style folded rim and two handles. It could be used as a drinks tray or for may other purposes and it stands on three ball feet. It has the Sankey mark to the reverse.

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Pretty brightly polished to the top, less so to the underside. Some oxidisation around the handles as normal, and could of course be polished out if you have the patience. Some minor indents to the top.



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An Indian brass large bowl with black enamel. It has an elaborately detailed pattern rather like a Damask form. The brass has been kept pretty well polished and the enamel is matt black. The interior has been left un polished. There are no makers marks which is usual, but there are similarly decorated examples catalogued which have colonial markings dating them to the late 19th or early 20th century, and this bowl would be from the same period -c1900. It is a good size and could be used for decoration etc.

Condition


There are some dents and there are losses to the enamel, largely around the top section where it curves inward. Normal period wear. It is of course hand made, so the finish etc is not factory perfect, this of course being the charm of such pieces.



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A Chinese polished brass vase with reticulated pattern. It features dragon handles and four reserves each containing a different creature -deer, turtle, goldfish, crane -all symbols of good fortune. The vase is cast and some of the detail is likely chased following the casting. It has a moulded seal mark to the base, unfortunately I have been unable to identify it. The vase does appear to have some age, although it is probably a 20th century example.

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Some casting flaws as typical for these items including small void spots and rough surface finish. Some wear from age/polishing. A nice looking example.



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An early 19th century English porcelain tea or coffee pot. It has a white ground and is decorated with gilt leaves. The knop to the lid is in the form of a flower bud and the handle is of crossover type. There are no identifying marks for the manufacturer. The body has a slight lilac tint to the translucency.

Condition


Very good for period, some gilt wear and minor firing flaws. Fine crazing to the lid, a slight shell form bruise (probably firing flaw) to the inner ledge of the lid.



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