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|A set of four miniature spoons, London circa 1725 by David Clayton.
|A pair of miniature snuffers by JS, pellet above, (unidentified), London circa 1740.
A circular box with enamelled decoration and impressed with a rose , circa 1680. Inside are a collection of toys, minute replicas of dining wares ─ 4 dinner plates, a salt cellar and two trefid spoons.
John Clayton is believed to be the son of David Clayton, arguably the leading specialist in silver toys in the late seventeenth century and the first quarter of the eighteenth. John Clayton registered his maker's mark as a smallworker at Goldsmiths' Hall on 2nd November 1736 from 'Flower de Luce Court Blackfriars' and a goldsmith of the same name was declared bankrupt in 1737. Another possibility is that John was a less successful relative of David Clayton as the goldsmithing partnership of John and Anthony Clayton is recorded at the Blackfriars address between 1704-1706.
|Miniature fire-irons as depicted in Houart's (L'Argenterie Miniature Ill. 215) circa 1690 unmarked.
|A miniature Swedish dish stand, made in Skara 1838 by Jonas Nylander.
|A miniature oval filigree tray unmarked, nineteenth century.