In addition to the items appearing on this page, you may be interested in reviewing our collections of vinaigrettes, snuff-boxes and other boxes of various kinds. Other categories with their own pages are seals and writing implements, buttons and buckles and wearable silver generally.
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|A bo'sun's call of customary form, unmarked. Engraved 'From Capt Josling, Com[mande]rs Packin & Hunter" and on the reverse, a naval cannon. Naval records give Josling's ship's name (H.M.S. Euryalus) and indicate a China Trade origin because the ship's commissioned life under Captain Josling's command was spent in Chinese and Japanese waters in the years 1862 - 1863 (the time he was served by the other Ship's officers — termed 'Commanders' in the inscription). Josling was slain on board the Euryalus during the Bombardment of Kagoshima (15-17 August 1863).
|A cased silver filigree folder with a miniature almanac (1817) unmarked circa 1700.
|An 'aide-memoire' engraved with Crystal Palace on the front and curlicues to the rear, Birmingham circa 1851, by Wheeler and Cronin.
|A silver gilt dog-whistle decorated with a spaniel's head in relief by Phipps and Robinson, London 1804.
|A large Luckenbooth-shaped clip, Inverness circa 1910 by Frazer, Fergusson and McBean.
|A pair of steel snuffers with spring-loaded cutting mechanism with silver plaque and silver handles circa 1780, the plaque inscribed 'By His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent Cope & Cutler'.
|A diamond shovel by Heath and Middleton, Birmingham 1903 also incised '13079'.
|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
|A tortoiseshell-cased magnifying glass, circa 1760.
|A pair of beaded egg cups with pierced borders, London 1789 by John Kidder crested with a goat's head out of a coronet (the crest of Bagot among other families).
|A collapsible shaving brush in silver case, London 1807 by RB (probably Richard Buckton), crested twice with a stag trippant.
|A silver handbag frame chased with patterns and florets by SM (device below), Amsterdam 1840.
|A circular oak box inset with a medal (metal) commemorating the fire at York Minster in 1829.
|A 19th century silver combination cylinder-lock probably Middle Eastern, unmarked circa 1880.
|A Russian purse of silver mesh on a floral frame in the English manner Moscow 1825-1827 by unknown maker EE (Cyrillic).
|A smoker's companion with prodder, stamper and cheroot holder Birmingham 1903 by G. E. Walton Ltd.