Objects of Virtu
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
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An early 19th Century oak circular snuff box, the cover inset with a glazed compartment containing a silvered medallion with titled bust portrait of 'The Rt Hon Earl Fitzwilliam', diameter approx 11cm.
Hammer price: £160
A gold chain mesh coin purse, detailed '9ct', length approx 7cm.
Hammer price: £180
A gold cased slide action pencil with engraved decoration and presentation inscribed, with a blood stone terminal.
Hammer price: £45
A Tunbridge ware stamp box and cover with a young head Victoria in a geometric surround, width approx 4cm.
Hammer price: £55
An Art Deco ivory handled parasol, carved in the form of a parrot with glass eyes, the mechanism detailed 'Paragon (Lock) S. Fox & Co Limited', total length approx 70cm, together with another parasol, the bone handle carved in low relief with an Egyptian head and anthemion motif.
Hammer price: £340
A silver gilt Masonic medal within a Toye Kenning & Spencer Ltd case, together with a small collection of other Masonic medals.
Hammer price: £20
A silver cased propelling pencil with engine turned decoration and a blood stone set seal end, by S. Mordan & Co, an Edwardian silver hatpin of scroll and beaded form, Chester 1906 by George Unite, a silver and mother-of-pearl folding fruit knife, Sheffield 1924, together with a posy holder brooch (lacking pin), and a small toothpick.
Hammer price: £48
A Must de Cartier Paris 'The Vendôme' gilt metal cased ballpoint pen, the hinged base detailed '691723', with certificate, two other booklets and case.
Hammer price: £60
A Victorian silver stamp box with glazed hinged lid, ¦Birmingham 1896, a silver and mother-of-pearl folding pocket button hook and fruit knife, Sheffield 1905, a Victorian base metal vesta case, a Victorian silver and mother-of-pearl book marker, Birmingham 1887, two silver thimbles, a button hook with a silver handle, Birmingham 1903, a silver cheroot holder case, a silver cased pencil, a pencil holder, a plated 'Sherry' decanter label and a smokers implement.
Hammer price: £100
A Victorian silver sovereign case Chester 1886, a Victorian silver rectangular vesta case with engraved decoration, Birmingham 1892, a plated vesta case in the form of a cello, a silver bladed mother-of-pearl folding fruit knife, Sheffield 1912, a Victorian silver badge of starburst form, Birmingham 1851, two thimbles, two slide action pencils, a slide action dip pen/pencil, a filigree model of a cart, a small button hook and a pill box in the form of a handbag, detailed '925'.
Hammer price: £130
A 19th Century plated and ivory campaign knife and fork set, possibly by Wragg, the interfitting rectangular case forming the two handles, fitted with a steel blade and three prongs, length approx 15.2cm.
Hammer price: £26
A late 18th Century shagreen cased travelling ink set, the hinged lid revealing a compartmentalised interior fitted with three pen nibs, length approx 7.2cm (lacking two wells and other writing accoutrements).
Hammer price: £130
A gilt metal mounted and cut glass desk seal, the tapering faceted body decorated with opposing eagle mask and outspread wings, monogram engraved, height approx 10cm, together with another similar desk seal, height approx 7.5cm.
Hammer price: £65
An early 19th Century silver gilt oval Pitt Club badge, the obverse mounted with an oval cameo portrait of William Pitt in the style of Tassie within a Latin inscription, 'Non Sibi Sed Patriae Vixit', beneath a wreath and bow surmount, the reverse engraved 'John Walter Esqr, Pit Club' within a memorial inscription 'In Memory of the Rt Honble Wm Pitt Died 23 Jany 1806 Aged 47', length approx 4.5cm, within original fitted red leather case.
Hammer price: £200
A late Victorian silver mounted cameo glass scent bottle, probably by Thomas Webb & Son, the teardrop shaped body overlaid in white and carved with cyclamen on a red tinted ground, Birmingham 1885 by Arthur Willmore Pennington, length approx 9cm.
Hammer price: £250
An early 19th Century French tortoiseshell rectangular snuff box, the hinged lid inset with a die-stamped gilt copper cliché depicting Jesus Christ's arrival in Jerusalem, titled 'L'Entrée de Jesus dans Jerusalem' above 'Morel F', length approx 9cm (some faults).
Hammer price: £110
Two Indian oval miniature paintings on ivory, late 19th/early 20th Century, each depicting a view of the Taj Mahal, approx 4.8cm x 6.1cm and 3.5cm x 4cm, unmounted.
Hammer price: £95
A 19th Century gilt metal posy holder of pierced and embossed trumpet form, fitted with a faceted mother-of-pearl handle with carved foliate terminal, length approx 13.5cm.
Hammer price: £90
A 19th Century gilt metal posy holder consisting of six leaf shaped mesh side panels, each applied with a turquoise and colourless paste set cluster, fitted with a turned mother-of-pearl handle, length approx 15cm (faults), together with a small group of collectors' items, including a cross pendant from the 'Oak of Cambuskenneth Abbey' and a tortoiseshell tatting shuttle, all within a leather jewellery box.
Hammer price: £60
A late 19th Century Mauchline fern ware box and cover, inscribed 'A Present from Llandudno', length approx 11cm, and a turned mahogany truncheon.
Hammer price: £30