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A George III gold cased hair locket enamel seed pearls hair circa 1795

A George III gold-cased hair locket with a blue enamel back and hair and seed pearl decoration incorporating the initials {MAE}, in the original red morocco leather case, circa 1795 .
Price: £1,950.00

The locket is also accompanied by a note stating that it was given to Robert and his relationship to Maryann Ellis whose hair is on the reverse. Mary Ann Ellis was born in 1775, the only child of Thomas Ellis of Rolleston (Devon) and Margaret. She married John Houlton at St. Paul's Church, Exeter on 2nd January 1799. Houlton was the heir of Joseph Houlton of Farley Castle in Somerset (now renamed Farleigh Hungerford and in the care of Heritage England) and was descended from a family of Trowbridge ironmongers who had bought the estate in 1702. Mary Ann was the mother of 14 children, of whom 12 survived into adulthood. She was widowed in 1839 and died in 1855.

pair of George III miniatures circa 1780 of J . F. Warren A pair of George III portrait miniatures of J. H. Warren, the larger in a metal frame and the smaller (with possible vestigial signature) in a gold mount (the reverse engraved with the sitter's name) circa 1780 .
Price: £825.00
George III Hair ornament acorns silver gilt London 1807 Perchard Brooks A George III silver-gilt hair ornament with the design incorporating acorns, by James Perchard and William Brooks II London 1807 .
Price: £795.00
Edward VII ormolu box vienna 1904 Queen Mary Princess Mary

An Edward VII ormolu trinket box with pink silk lining and a photograph of Queen Mary (as Princess of Wales) set into the lid, 1904.
Price: £600.00
This box contains a note (in the handwriting of Queen Mary) showing that it was presented by her to her eldest daughter Mary (1897-1965), who married the future Earl of Harewood in 1922. The Times recorded the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future George V and Queen Mary) in Vienna on the 19th of April 1904 and gave many details of the visit ending with the fact that 'Their Royal Highnesses leave tomorrow [the 22nd April 1904] for Stuttgart at 8.20 am by Special Train. The visit has been in every way a brilliant success, and has contributed materially to enhance the already excellent relations between the Austro-Hungarian and the British Royal families'.

Aide-memoire An 'aide-memoire' engraved with Crystal Palace on the front and curlicues to the rear, Birmingham circa 1851, by Wheeler and Cronin.
Price: £595.00
Victorian bosun's call Edinburgh 1864 A Victorian Bosun's call decorated with fouled anchors, made in Birmingham in 1864 possibly by Hilliard and Thomasson .
Price: £550.00
Gold mourning ring

A gold mourning ring by Thomas Mayfield London 1806, engraved "SARAH HARRISON . OB: 25.AUG:1806.  AE 25"

Thomas Mayfield registered his mark in 1790 and appears in Grimwade. According to the Old Bailey records, he stocked rings in 1817 (when one of them was stolen)

Diamond shovel A diamond shovel by Heath and Middleton, Birmingham 1903 also incised '13079'.
Price: £375.00
Brass telescope A collapsible leather-encased brass telescope for rifle-mounting by Steward, 406 Strand, London No 270, with presentation plaque to Q.W.R.V, No 8. (Broadwood) Company, 1st Ladies Prize. Sergeant A. Anderson, 13th Augt 1862
Price: £375.00
Magnifier A mother-of-pearl cased magnifying glass with silver mounts, circa 1760.
Price: £375.00
Four mysterious items Sheffield 1814 Joseph Law Four George III silver 'blades' all with different shaped notches at the end, by Joseph Law Sheffield 1814 .
Price: £350.00
 Handbag with silver frame A silver handbag frame chased with patterns and florets by SM (device below), Amsterdam 1840.
Price: £295.00
 Miniature clothes brush

A miniature clothes brush with silver top, by Thomas and James Phipps London 1820.
Price: £290.00

 Cigarette case

A cigarette case with applied gold crest, by E. H. Stockwell London 1887, crested for BARING.
Price: £275.00

 Miniature portrait A portrait miniature of Bahadur Shah II circa 1850
Price: £250.00
Bahadur Shah II (1775-1862) was the last Mughal emperor of India from 1837-1857.
 Toothbrush cover An engine-turned toothbrush cover with hinged lid, by Thomas Johnson London 1880, also initialled {DTB}.
Price: £250.00
 Bookmark A bookmark in the form of the Prince of Wales feathers, London 1886.
Price: £250.00
Tortoise shell cased magnifying glass circa 1760 A George II magnifying glass with tortoise-shell case and silver mounts, circa 1760 .
Price: £225.00
 silver combination lock A 19th century silver combination cylinder-lock probably Middle Eastern, unmarked circa 1880.
Price: £225.00
 whistle A cylindrical whistle, by Sampson Mordan & Company London 1893 .
 Russian purse A Russian purse of silver mesh on a floral frame in the English manner Moscow 1825-1827 by unknown maker EE (Cyrillic).
Price: £180.00
Pipe tamper
A pipe-tamper with ring handle and seal-end inscribed 'B. Morin' by William Key, London circa 1800.
Price: £175.00
 chain purse A chain purse with engraved silver clasp, by Matthew Linwood Birmingham 1814.
Price: £135.00
Magnifier A magnifying glass, circa 1800.
Price: £95.00
George III Old Sheffield Plate Shaving brush circa 1800 A George III Old Sheffield Plate shaving brush, circa 1800 .
Price: £90.00
William IV box glass body silver lid London 1834 TD Robert Cheney

A small circular William IV glass box (from a dressing table set) with a silver lid, by TD London 1834, initialled and crested for Robert Cheney of Badger Hall, Shropshire (1799-1866) .
Price: £75.00

Robert Henry Cheney (1799-1866) moved to Naples in 1823 and then moved on to Rome in 1825 and became a noted collector of watercolours (he was also a noted watercolourist in his own right). In 1839 he inherited Badger Hall in Shropshire from a cousin and was visited there by John and Effie Ruskin in 1850. Also in 1850 Lady Charlotte Bridgeman recorded in her diary that the "greater part of between luncheon & breakfast was spent in watching Mr. Cheney take photographic drawings of the house, the temple & the sundial in the temple walk. The process is very curious. “. Cheney is known to have had an interest in photography as early as 1845.

 Soap dish A glass soap dish or dressing table box with engine-turned silver lid, by Brownett and Jones, London 1879 (retailed by P and F. Schafer), engraved with a continental armorial.
Price: £75.00
manicure implement A silver-gilt manicure implement, London 1875 by Frederic Purnell, initialled {CW}.
Price: £45.00