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An agate seal with gold-coloured mounts (untested), circa 1825. The matrix is engraved with the arms of Meyrick impaling those of Vane (for the Dukes of Cleveland).
Price: £795.00

William Henry Meyrick (1790-1865) married Lady Laura Vane on 24th February 1823. Meyrick was the son of Thomas Meyrick and Elizabeth, illegitimate daughter and heiress of Admiral Augustus Keppel (1st and only Viscount Keppel). Meyrick was Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards and portraits of him survive by Hoppner and an anonymous artist.    Lady Laura Vane (1807-1882) was the youngest daughter of William Henry Vane, (Earl of Darlington and future 1st Duke of Cleveland). She is depicted in a family group with her husband in a portrait auctioned in 2002.

 Inkwell modelled as Roman lamp An inkwell modelled as a Roman lamp with working wick and original, decorated glass liner, by James Charles Edington London 1852 (also marked on lid).
Price: £475.00
Gold pencil A gold pencil modelled as an umbrella with a pearl forming the handle, unmarked circa 1860 .
Price: £385.00
 inkwell A glass inkwell with silver mounts, by Thomas and James Phipps London 1817 .
Price: £295.00
Sealing wax case A tubular sealing wax case made in Schoonhoven in 1799 by IK (probably Jacob Kooyman).
Price: £265.00
A George III glass inkwell with silver top London 1835 A William IV glass ink well with silver top, London 1835 probably Thomas Diller (additionally marked with lion passant on the screw cap) .
Price: £245.00
pencil Mordan Riddle London 1828 A George IV propelling pencil with hardstone terminal, by Sampson Mordan and Gabriel Riddle London 1828 also stamped S. Mordan & Co. Makers and Patentees, the terminal initialled {B} .
seal Hester Bateman London circa 1780 initialled A George III seal with circular matrix, by Hester Bateman, London circa 1780, engraved with an initial H within an unusual asymmetrical pattern .
Price: £235.00
George II silver seal circa 1730 arms of Bligh

A George II seal, unmarked circa 1730, engraved with the arms of Bligh .

The Bligh family are believed to have arrived in England in the 15th century from Brittany and to have acquired lands in Cornwall at this time. A junior branch of the family gained estates in Ireland after the British Civil Wars and, following a very advantageous marriage in 1713 by which they acquired Cobham Hall in Kent, were created Earls of Darnley in 1725. The English family produced several prominent naval officers — including Captain, later Admiral, William Bligh of H.M.S. Bounty. He served under Captain Cook on his third voyage and suffered a mutiny in 1789, which led to the British settlement on Pitcairn Island.

Fob seal A hemi-spherical fob-seal with uncut stone decorated with leaves circa 1850.
Price: £220.00
 Seal An armorial seal, unmarked circa 1740, engraved with the arms of KNIGHTLEY.
Price: £195.00
seal circa 1750 armorial A seal, circa 1750, engraved with an armorial of 3 boar's heads beneath a crest of two wings .
Price: £185.00
 Seal A fob seal engraved with an armorial for the RADCLIFFE family, by TW overstriking another, London 1793.
Gold seal

A gold seal with uncut cornelian on 4 legs circa 1820.
Price: £180.00

Porte-crayon A silver porte-crayon with stone seal, made in Birmingham in 1817 by Simpson and Sons, initialled {ELMH} on the stone seal.
Price: £175.00
Fob seal A fob seal, circa 1760, engraved with an armorial.
Price: £165.00
Propelling pencil Mordan circa 1840 A Victorian propelling pencil with hardstone terminal, circa 1840 stamped S. Mordan & Co. Patentees, .
Price: £160.00
 Seal An unmarked silver fob seal, circa 1780 engraved with a coat of arms (probably for PYNNER of Mitcham).
Seal Godbehere and Wigan London 1793 image of Hope

A George III seal London 1793 by Godbehere and Wigan (overstriking Peter and Ann Bateman), engraved with a female figure holding an anchor for Hope (one of the three Virtues).
Price: £145.00

The biblical link between Hope and the anchor comes from Hebrews 6:19. The image of Hope was used on trinkets in the second half of the eighteenth century — a time when the Navy was expanding. The fact that this seal would not act as a seal suggests another use: snuff boxes were produced with this image and are believed to have served as a sailor's farewell to his family (see Millett and Field Convict Love Tokens (1998) p. 50, and also a pendant in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich).

seventeenth/eighteenth century knife or quill cutter A late seventeenth/early eighteenth century small knife (perhaps a quill cutter) with a handle simulating shagreen and steel blade with cutler's mark, European.
Price: £145.00
 Seal A silver seal with impression of a garb circa 1750. The seal is suspended from an 18th century facetted steel ring, visible in the scan/
Price: £125.00
seal circa 1750 JC initials A George II seal, circa 1750, engraved with the initials {JC} .
Price: £120.00
Letter opener A letter opener, by Sampson Mordan and Company Chester 1906.
Price: £110.00
seal 1806 Birmingham Wilmore initialled A George III seal, made in Birmingham in 1806 by Joseph Wilmore, engraved with the initials {JB [over] MC}. Unusually these come out in reverse when an impression of the seal is taken.
Price: £95.00
A silver seal maker's mark illegible, with monogram {I W} circa 1770.
Price: £80.00
Victorian silver propelling pencil Birmigham 1900 A small Victorian propelling pencil, made in Birmingham in 1900 .
Price: £65.00
pencilholder A double-ended silver pencilholder for two pencil stubs with threaded ends by Arthur Downing, Birmingham 1902 engraved 'W.Hanks'.
Price: £65.00
A silver seal unmarked with initials MT circa 1770.
Price: £65.00
Victorian propelling pencil circa 1860 A small Victorian propelling pencil, unmarked circa 1860 .
Price: £30.00