Objects of Virtu
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A late 19th Century Mauchline ware heart shaped pin cushion, one side decorated with a titled scene of 'Cross Chichester', length approx 5.7cm.
Hammer price: £36
An 18ct gold cased Sheaffer fountain pen with engine turned decoration, London 1973, length approx 13.5cm.
Hammer price: £270
An Edwardian silver and mother-of-pearl folding pocket knife with engraved decoration, Sheffield 1902, two further silver and mother-of-pearl folding pocket knives and a slip case.
Hammer price: £24
A Victorian tortoiseshell rectangular card case, one side piqué inlaid with two storks flying above and standing amongst bamboo, ferns and grasses, with a fitted blue card sectioned interior, height approx 10.5cm.
Hammer price: £130
A group of various treen collectors' items, including a mahogany snuffbox in the form of a shoe, a bog oak vessel in the form of a turret, two pieces of Mauchline ware and a Tunbridge ware pincushion.
Hammer price: £100
A Cartier Paris gilt metal ballpoint pen with a textured finish, numbered '075320', length approx 13.2cm.
Hammer price: £48
A late Victorian silver sovereign case with a beaten finish, Birmingham 1891 by William Neale, together with a gilt metal chain mesh coin purse.
Hammer price: £60
A 9ct gold cased Parker propelling pencil with engine turned decoration, length approx 12.5cm.
Hammer price: £90
A 19th Century ivory cameo plaque of oval form, carved in high relief with a head and shoulders portrait bust of a maiden wearing classical costume with oak leaves and acorns in her hair, height approx 4.2cm.
Hammer price: £80
An early 19th Century mahogany mounted cylindrical box, inscribed 'A Panorama of Human Life published by S & J Fuller, Rathbone Place, London', the printed body with label and view of two Middle Eastern horse riders, height approx 10.5cm (faults).
Hammer price: £130
A Victorian gold cased slide action hexagonal pencil with engraved decoration, the terminal with a shield shaped bloodstone seal, extended length approx 12cm.
Hammer price: £85
A 19th Century ivory pincushion of disc form with pierced and engraved scroll decoration, diameter approx 4.2cm, together with a collection of sewing items, including a lace bobbin and a silver thimble.
Hammer price: £95
A group of nine cold painted bronze miniature models of animals, comprising two cats, two pug dogs, two spaniels, a crab, a bird and a mouse holding a berry, together with a group of seven lead miniature models of animals, including an elephant, a bull, a horse and a crocodile.
Hammer price: £240
A late 19th Century Tunbridge ware square tangram puzzle box and cover with a geometric design, the interior with seven puzzle pieces, width approx 5cm, together with three other items of Tunbridge ware, comprising a rectangular box, the hinged lid decorated with floral panels, length approx 14cm, a similar square box and cover and a small circular box and cover.
Hammer price: £110
Two silver thimbles, Chester 1894 by Charles Horner and Chester 1899 by C & Co, a silver cased lady's fob watch, a silver and niello bracelet and matching brooch, a two-piece nurse's waist belt buckle with pierced decoration, a plated novelty child's rattle in the form of a rabbit, and three other items.
Hammer price: £65
A Parker '51' magenta plastic cased fountain pen and matching propelling pencil, cased.
Hammer price: £90
An early 20th Century Viennese cold painted bronze model of a rabbit, height approx 2cm, together with a cold painted lead model of a dog biting a boy's bottom, length approx 6cm.
Hammer price: £95
A George V silver and tortoiseshell circular trinket box and cover, London 1917, a silver thimble, Birmingham 1926, a silver buckle, circa 1800, a plated oval box, a manicure implement, a gilt metal pillbox and a plated christening mug, cased.
Hammer price: £50
A 19th Century French ivory cased nécessaire of oblong outline, the hinged lid revealing a fitted interior of gold mounted implements, comprising thimble, scissors, needle case, bodkin needle and punch bodkin, length approx 11cm.
Hammer price: £340
An Edwardian silver novelty stamp case in the form of an envelope, Birmingham 1902 by Gourdel Vales & Co, length approx 2.8cm, a silver vesta case with engraved scroll decoration, Birmingham 1907, and a small group of other silver, including another vesta case, two thimbles, a decanter label, detailed 'Sherry', a mother-of-pearl folding fruit knife and an oval gilt metal trinket box, the hinged lid inset with a ceramic panel.
Hammer price: £120