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 Miniature portrait

An enamelled portrait miniature of a young girl circa 1750 in an associated red leather box.
Price: £750.00

                                                             The fineness and style of the painting show the influence of C. F. Zincke.

5035
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
3068
Gold mourning ring

A gold mourning ring by Thomas Mayfield London 1806, engraved "SARAH HARRISON . OB: 25.AUG:1806.  AE 25"
Price: £425.00
                                                            
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)

4804
Diamond shovel A diamond shovel by Heath and Middleton, Birmingham 1903 also incised '13079'.
Price: £375.00
9820
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
8090
Magnifier A mother-of-pearl cased magnifying glass with silver mounts, circa 1760.
Price: £375.00
4457
Silver key

A silver key (engraved Chubb's patent), by Robert Marshman London 1879 .
Price: £350 .00
                                                                                                   In 1817, following a burglary in Portsmouth Dockyard, the British Government announced a competition to produce a lock that was openable only by its own key. In 1818 Jeremiah, Chubb produced a design and won the £100 prize that had been offered. The firm later had exclusive contracts with both the British Post Office and prisons and designed the case for the Koh-i-Noor diamond at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Chubb locks were also mentioned twice in Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez", and in both cases the inability to pick a Chubb lock is key to solving the case.

6618
Double-ended whistle A double-ended whistle, by Sampson Mordan & Company London 1899 .
Price: £350.00
6127
 Handbag with silver frame A silver handbag frame chased with patterns and florets by SM (device below), Amsterdam 1840.
Price: £295.00
6107
 Miniature clothes brush

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

5043
 Cigarette case

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

5614
 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.
5473
 Toothbrush cover An engine-turned toothbrush cover with hinged lid, by Thomas Johnson London 1880, also initialled {DTB}.
Price: £250.00
5108
 Bookmark A bookmark in the form of the Prince of Wales feathers, London 1886.
Price: £250.00
1419
 silver combination lock A 19th century silver combination cylinder-lock probably Middle Eastern, unmarked circa 1880.
Price: £225.00
9605
 whistle A cylindrical whistle, by Sampson Mordan & Company London 1899 .
Price: £185.00
6129
 whistle A cylindrical whistle, by Sampson Mordan & Company London 1893 .
Price: £185.00
6128
 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
6125
Pipe tamper
A pipe-tamper with ring handle and seal-end inscribed 'B. Morin' by William Key, London circa 1800.
Price: £175.00
2991
 chain purse A chain purse with engraved silver clasp, by Matthew Linwood Birmingham 1814.
Price: £135.00
5161
Magnifier A magnifying glass, circa 1800.
Price: £95.00
5456
 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
4705
manicure implement A silver-gilt manicure implement, London 1875 by Frederic Purnell, initialled {CW}.
Price: £45.00
4615