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box with toys

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.
Price: £495.00

George II toy circular platter circa 1736-1737 London John Clayton

A toy circular platter, by John Clayton of London circa 1736-1737 .

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.


Queen Anne toy porringer London 1705


A Queen Ann toy porringer (7 cm across the handles) made in London in 1705 by Co (possibly George Cowsey).

Price: £325.00




Miniature fire-irons Miniature fire-irons as depicted in Houart's (L'Argenterie Miniature Ill. 215) circa 1690 unmarked.
Price: £220.00
Miniature Swedish dish A miniature Swedish dish stand, made in Skara 1838 by Jonas Nylander.
Price: £195.00
George II Miniature Hanoverian silver-gilt spoon circa 1740

A George II miniature or toy Hanoverian pattern spoon (4.1 cm long), unmarked circa 1740, initialled {AC}
Price: £185.00

William IV/Victorian toy porringer 1833 Richards 1899 Parsons Tessiers

A William IV/Victorian toy porringer in the Queen Anne style, assayed by George Richards in London in 1833 (when it was a watchcase) and subsequently re-assayed in 1899 by the Parsons family (owners of Tessiers) including lions passant on the two handles added at this time.
Price: £165.00

The lack of a Duty mark in the 1833 hallmarks on this piece, along with their configuration, indicate the original appearance and purpose of this piece as being a watchcase (an item specifically exempted from the payment of Duty). The appearance of the maker's mark of George Richards, a noted watchcase maker, makes this certain. When this piece was converted in 1899 the much smaller set of new hallmarks was placed in the space where the duty mark would have been on a piece of hollowware(along with the lion passant on each handle). In order to keep the piece as a legal one after the alteration was performed Tessiers hallmarked the handles as well.

Miniature Swedish dish A miniature oval filigree tray unmarked, nineteenth century.
Price: £95.00