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Dresser box

The box is of cut glass, in two horizontal rows of flat-cut panel and crossed diamond-point; The cover is silver with an extending crimped rim, and with an all-over pattern including scrolls, diaper, floral designs; Scrolls reserve a vacant centre area; Decoration is die-stamped

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Covered sugar bowl

Two-handled bowl in hammered silver; The handles, which extend considerably , are strap-like and in the Art Deco manner; The lower portion of the bowl is formed with large shallow convex flutes surmounted by a corresponding curve in relief; The rim of the bowl is a band of undulating modified-gadroon design; The cover, plain at the rim, has a shaped dome in 8-flute design (echoing the lower bowl area) and terminating in a spiral-shaped finial

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Commemorative chalice

The chalice has a wide shallow bowl; It is supported by a section of stem, which features a centrally placed cast knop in alternating polished and matt segments, the latter are recessed between the polished segments; The segmented area and other chased triangular motifs are divided from the trumpet-shaped and spreading foot by a rope-like band encircling the junction of stem and foot; Base is stepped

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Mustard pot

The mustard pot has its own original blue liner, required to prevent damage to the silver from contact with the mustard; The tankard-shape is a popular form for the period, with moulded banding at the base, single band at mid-height and moulded banding again at the rim; The domed and moulded cover is hinged and has a cut-out space for a spoon; The scroll-shaped handle in bracket form has an Onslow-type piece at hinge junction to lift the cover

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Mustard pot

The blue glass liner is contemporary with the container, which is drum shape; Reeded base and rim, otherwise plain; The hinged cover is flat and plain, with a shaped opening cut out for the spoon; The handle is a "question mark" shape and reeded, with a thumbpiece at handle and cover junction to raise the cover; The thumbpiece is formed in a three-loop design.

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Sugar castor

Vase-shaped base; Domed cover decorated with a spiral design of circular pierced holes within a narrow flute, alternating with a panel of rococco floral decoration; Base - design of alternating flutes and panels of floral decoration; Moulded rim foot; All-over decoration is repousse

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Handbell

Typical bell-shape with turned handle and round finial; Silver clapper with flared base

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Napkin ring

Napkin ring in a fitted case; Die-stamped in an overall pierced pattern of flowers and scrolls; Top and bottom rims are flat; Plain oval reserve engraved with initials

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Conductor's baton

Conductor's baton, wood with silver mounts, black lacquer paint; Silver presentation plaque fixed to the side of the baton

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Two-handled cup

Two-handled; a plain cup with flared foot and rim; Scroll (S-shape) handles with applied strips in dentilated design

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Beaker

Plain beaker shape with flared rim

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Mug

The mug is on three bun feet, and tapers towards the rim; The handle is somewhat oval in shape

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Dressing table box

Plain rectangular footed box, with engraved initials on the front side; Hinged, slightly domed cover, and gilt interior

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Dressing table box

Rectangular shape; The box is cut glass, in two horizontal lines of alternating flat panel and crossed diamond-point; The cover has a border of scroll and leaf design; The slightly domed centre of the cover is plain, but has two engraved foliate sprays reserving a vacant area for engraved initials

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Cigarette case

Plain hinged rectangular case with double thumbpieces; The hinge has a tight spring, and an interior purple elastic band for holding 6 cigarettes in place

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Wrist purse

Fitted wrist purse on chain; Rectangular hinged case, with thumbpiece opening on link chain; Decoration in vertical panels of alternating plain and fine parallel lines; Centre reserve engraved with initials; Inside of case lined with taupe leather and fitted with pockets for change, visiting cards and mirror, pencil and writing panel

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Cigarette case

Rectangular hinged case, plain except for engraved initials at bottom left hand corner; Double thumbpiece; Gilt interior with gold coloured elastic band to hold cigarettes in place

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Tea strainer

Flower form with corolla of five petals, folded outwards and under at rim; ribbed bowl defining petals in a fluted design; pattern in the strainer area is in a simply pierced design of small holes and curved lines rather reminiscent of a Catherine Wheel; ebony handle is oval shaped and pointed, tapering towards bowl junction.

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Spoon

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Spoon

Fiddleback pattern with shoulders;bowl of spoon is somewhat pointed

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Bowl

The rim is ribbed with a scalloped border overlapping recessed and matt ground of bowl exterior; Raised decoration on matt ground is in a polished relief design, with cranes, flowering grass-like plants, and trees and branches with massed fan-shaped leaves. A circular medallion is left vacant. There is a plain border in relief at base of decoration and a plain flared foot rim

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Sugar tongs

Arms of the sugar tongs are in Old English pattern, with a slightly convex outer form; sugar holders are designed in the shape of a bird's three-clawed foot

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Patch box

Rectangular shape with pink enamel base, copper gilt mounts, white enamel cover painted in a sketchy border pattern of alternating pink flower and a group of four blue lines; white enamel interior with mirror in the cover

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Bonbons box

Modelled as a reclining dog, the hinged lid (underside) painted with a dog in a classical scene within a scroll border

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Patch box

Triangular shaped hinged box with green enamel exterior and white interior; metal mounts with milled ribbing and protruding lug; Cover has an enamel painted six pointed star motif with flower heads between each point and dots radiating from each point; Interior of the star is white enamel, outlined in black and with rust-red, black, gold and blue minor decoration

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