The bases are loaded to promote stability. This was achieved with either pine resin or lead alloy, in this case the former. We have had them professionally cleaned to a "butlers finish"and the bases re-felted
This has sufficient capacity for two cups of tea. All the bachelor or bachelorette ( thats a PC spinster) will now require is two cups, two champagne glasses and a candle to complete the antique seduction kit.
high copper brass alloy candlesticks, sometimes known as abyssinian gold, have always been the "high end". They are usually difficult to date , they have been made for four centuries. Comparing the shape with contemporary silver candlesticks and
A Georgian silver teapot from Exeter England 1824. A rectangular bellied body with gadroon upper border. Invisible flat hinge, acanthus leaf thumb rest. One of the finest teapots we have offered for sale in superb condition
A Thomas Wallis of London sterling silver tankard with domed lid. One and three quarter pints capacity, two pints to the brim , seven or eight gills. This has no monograms or crests and is a very good gauge of silver.
This is electroplated silver. The banded stem has a marbled "laque de Chine" finish. Founded by Jeweller Charles Christofle in 1830 the maison Christofle still flourishes today. They have done so through collaboration with the best designers of