Presenting an exceptionally fine antique Victorian sterling silver with gold inlaid hinged cuff bangle produced in Birmingham and masterfully hand crafted by the quality makers, Payton Pepper & Co in 1885.
This exquisite wide cuff bangle has been crafted in sterling silver and features exceptionally fine inlaid rose and yellow gold detailing.
The front face of the bangle is beautifully decorated with a central circular-shaped panel featuring an inlaid rose gold flower with yellow gold leaves. The floral sprig is surrounded with finely engraved detailling and is beautifully framed within a circular band of inlaid rose gold. Two arch-shaped panels embrace the central motif, each adorned with inlaid rose gold forget-me-not flowers framed within rose gold borders.
Masterfully engraved ornate scrolling foliate patterns surround the central motifs. The reverse side of the bangle is unadorned.
Ball-shaped finials protrude from the edges of the front face, beautifully completing the masterfully executed design with exudes the highest of Victorian era craftsmanship.
Each element of this piece is expertly executed and masterfully crafted with the finest of materials and exceptional detail.
Superb Victorian Vintage Oak & Brass Shotgun Cabinet
Moore & Woodward Gun Makers (Late Charles Moore)
64 From 77 St James's Street London England
A stunning Victorian period vintage Oak hammer shotgun cabinet by Moore & Woodward of London.
We cannot stress enough the rarity of this cabinet taking into account the makers and its styling, so few of these are still in such complete condition today.
The case has been made in deep golden English oak by a true master cabinet maker with dove tail joints, inset brass protective bands and corners. The interior is still fully intact with lift out barrel compartment tray to lower stock and action compartment all lined in original green beize and makers lable to lid. Unfortunatley the lable bearing the actual gun details is no longer in place as can be seen with slight remnants of that lable still visible.
The lid bears a cartouche showing Queens crown over castle portcullis, this is the stamp for The Royal Palace Westminster and Hampton Court Palace (Charles Moore was more than just a gunmaker since he is recorded as a furbisher to both St. James's Palace and Hampton Court) which came into use around 1512 and used by Queen Victoria during the early 19th century before moving to the newly completed Buckingham Palace in 1850, later to become the badge for the Houses of Parliament in the 20th century.
Barrell compartments 30 1/4"(76.9cm)
Dimensions: 33"(83.8cm) by 9 3/4"(24.7cm) by 5 1/2"(14cm ) deep
James Woodward, was born in 1814 and in 1827 went to work for the London gunmaker Charles Moore. Moore was first recorded in business at 2 Regent Circus in 1821 moving to 34 Regent Street in 1823 and then to 77 St. James‟s Street in 1825 where he was located when James Woodward joined him, presumably as an apprentice. Noted as a maker of high quality duelling pistols, it would appear that Charles Moore was more than just a gunmaker since he is recorded as a „furbisher‟ to both St. James‟s Palace and Hampton Court. James became Charles Moore‟s head finisher and was taken into partnership around 1843 – 44 when the business relocated to 64 St. James‟s Street and changed name to Moore & Woodward. There is no record
Let me formally introduce this extraordinary antique sterling silver oval-shaped locket! Emboldened with a striking radiant pattern circling the center, it was likely made around the turn of century (late 1800s-1900s). Opening it reveals two large compartments for photos, a small note, jewelry, or a diamond like what's shown in my last post, lol🤭. Contrary to other sterling silver lockets made during the Victorian period, this one has the feel of solid and weighty significance.
The locket is hung on its original 17" braided chain.
Measurement : 2 & 3/8 inches long (including the top bale) and 1 & 7/16 inches wide.
Metal and hallmark: Locket is marked "STERLING" and a series of maker's mark on the back; the chain is unmarked sterling silver.
Locket Weight: about 21.5 grams (hefty!); 40.2 grams including the chain.
Well priced at $280 with free U.S. shipping. Available in our Etsy shop.
Superb quality King George III sterling silver Neoclassical boat shaped snuffer tray with beaded rim and reeded handles
Fully hallmarked London Assay Office guarantee and "c" date letter for 1778 together with John Scofield silversmith's mark "I.S"
John Scofield (or Schofield), highly prominent late 18th century London silversmith. No record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker in 1776 with Robert Jones. 2nd mark alone 1778. 3rd mark 1787. Schofield displays a high degree of elegant design executed with impeccable craftmanship, which rivals at best the contemporary French goldsmith Henri Auguste. It was perhaps the restrained taste of the period that prevented Scofield from displaying a virtuosity which might well have given him a reputation equal with Lamerie or Storr. It seems likely that he worked for Jeffreys, Jones and Gilbert, the then Royal goldsmiths, and that he may have had considerable commissions for Carlton House.
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Guess who’s in the Christmas issue of Period Living magazine? Promotion of our Merry Makers department which celebrates talented designer makers selling their unique handcrafted products ~ come and have a look upstairs! @period_living ~ Thank you!
Crystal sparkles alongside the understated elegance of an arrangement in an antique silver vessel. Floral designer and artist @hollymcarlisle styled this holiday scene and many others using the home of artist Ashley Wiltshire Spotswood as her canvas. More at flowermag.com 🎄
Flower/Foliage List: amaryllis ‘Tarantula,’ anemones, mixed eucalyptus, painted plumosa, and foraged bits | 📸 by @davidhillegasphoto
Here’s a close up of the most beautiful french Art Deco silver & glass necklace that will be going into the shop later this week. The necklace is fully hallmarked with a boars head for Paris and the unknown makers mark ‘FT’. It’s also marked ‘Made in France’ on one panel. Please swipe to see the piece being worn.
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15 55512 November, 2019
If you ask me... silver is so underrated!
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