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"Decorative Arts Silver"

Candlestick

Each candlestick has an urn-form candle cup set into a three-arm support above a standard composed of four stylized legs ending in lion paw feet. The feet are mounted on an X-form base. Both have gilt intaglio finish.

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Bonbonnière

From a raised, circular base springs four corn ear motifs which attach to baluster-shaped stem. Above junction of corn motifs to stem, the stem becomes four leaves which attach to organic-shaped bowl. Open handle arcs over top bowl terminating in corn ear motif. The finish has a faceted appearance to the surface.

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Combined vesta box and coin holder

Combined vesta box and sovereign case; rectangular in form with ring attachment which incorporates a release catch for coin compartment, which is the top half of the case; Sovereign case has hinged cover which releases downward to reveal circular coin holder on a spring; Disk on which the coin is placed is engine-turned; Vesta box has exterior striker on base, hinged cover on spring and vacant reserve within engred scrolls; Engraved all over foliate pattern: flowers and branches in scroll form

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Verge

Ecclesiastical silver. Verge is an ecclesiastic staff of office, carried by a Verger when he precedes his Prelate in procession;consists of three parts and it unscrews at the centre section;lower silver sleeve is engraved with a Bishop's Mitre over the initials F.M. (Francis,Montreal),on the reverse is the date 1850, the year of his installation as Bishop of Montreal.The Bishop's Mitre device fits over the top sleeve;the centre section is also covered by a sleeve.

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Bowl

An assymetrical bowl, with flaring sides, on a tripart openwork angular foot.

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Ciborium

Ecclesiastical silver. The ciborium has excellent proportion, yet is not a particularily elaborate piece. The cast cross on the domed cover is well formed and surmounts a gilt orb. The plain raised bowl has an applied band below the rim. The stem has a baluster shape, the base domed and splayed. There is a dentilated band at the base, rim of bowl and in the acutely domed centre of the cover supporting the cross. The ciborium is classical in its simplicity.

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Salt

The salt cellars have the required massiveness of the Regency period. The cast decorations at the rim, and the feet are of the excellent workmanship to be expected, and the chased detailing is crisp and well defined. The weight is substantial. The gilding is only slightly worn on the interior fluted edges.

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Snuff box

Oval shaped box with hinged lid; Silver with gilded interior; Lid of pressed tortoise shell; moulded design in radiating flutes from the centre; Centre is an applied silver double portrait of Prince George of Denmark and Queen Anne

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Claret jug

Embossed and chased with grapes and scrolling wine leaves; Surmounted with a bunch of grapes as a finial; Leaf capped handle

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Goblet

Embossed and chased with grapes and scrolling vine leaves; Lightly gilded interior

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Tea service

The tea service consists of teapot, tea caddy with key, sugar box and cover, cream jug, and caddy spoon. The first three are each oval on reeded rim foot, with domed cover. The cream jug is vase shaped on a spreading circular foot. Each is engraved with bright-cut shields enclosing the intials S.B. flanked by swags and tassels, the rims engraved with a border of similar swags and tassels, the shoulders with bright cut and roulette work decoration and the covers with engraved paterae. The caddy spoon is similarly engraved with shield and initials.; (a) Oval shaped teapot on reeded rim foot, with domed cover. Engraved with bright-cut shields enclosing the initials flanked by swags and tassels, the rims engraved with a border of similar swags and tassels, the shoulders with bright cut and roulette work decoration and the cover with engraved paterae.; (b) The cream jug is vase shaped on a spreading circular foot. It is engraved with bright cut shields enclosing the initials flanked by swags and tassels, the rims engraved with a border of similar swags and tassels, the shoulders with bright cut and roulette work decoration.; (cd) Oval shaped on reeded rim foot. Engraved with bright cut shields enclosing initials flanked by swags and tassels, the rim engraved with a border of similar swag and tassels, the shoulders with bright cut and roulette work decoration. The cover is decorated with engraved paterae.; (ef) Tea caddy has hinged cover and key. Oval shaped on reeded rim foot. Engraved bright cut shields enclosing the initials flanked by swags and tassels, the rim engraved with a border of similar swags and tassels, the shoulders with bright cut and roulette work decoration. The cover is decorated with engraved paterae.; (g) Caddy spoon has round bowl with scallop pattern engraving on inside rim, and shield with initials and similar engraving on underside. Handle has single heart shaped decoration and is edged with series of engraved lines.

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Tea caddy, sugar box, case

A set of two silver tea caddies and a sugar box, oblong with rounded ends. The caddies for green tea and black tea have cylindrical necks and domed lift-off tops with graduated ball finials. The larger third caddy for sugar has a domed top and a depressed acorn knop with ball finial. Fitted period black shagreen case with silver bale handle, escutcheon and key. Original royal blue lining with silver braid inside cover. The sugar caddy is engraved with two sets of arms, one period, the other apparently later. Coat of Arms, sugar caddy: HARRISON, Azure two Bars Ermine between six Estoiles Argent, 3, 2, 1. Families of this surname in Kent, Essex, and Lincolnshire used these arms, but not in conjunction with the crest shown here, On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Dove wings elevated and addorsed. Coat of Arm, tea caddies: WILSON, Sable a Wolf rampant in chief three Estoiles, quartering [unidentified] Or a Bird close, all impaling Fletcher, Argent a Cross engrailed Sable between four Pellets charged with as many Pheons Argent. The crest is that of WILSON, a Demi-Wolf rampant. College of Arms, London.

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Standing Comport

Spreading foot on three ball feet, with hexagonal, tapering stem and three inset panels of enamelled flowers. Bowl is shallow and pierced in circular and stylized floral motif

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Teapot

Art Deco design silver teapot. Hallmarked on main body and on the lid, the former with the full mark but with makers mark rubbed and difficult to read. The lid is marked with sterling (lion passant) and date letter marks only. The handle and lid finial are ivory. The sides of the teapot are flat and therefore the form is rectangular (with applied handle and spout). The two major sides of the rectangle each have two linear and raised motifs which follow the form/outline of the teapot. The lid is curved for the arched outline of the teapot. The arch design is also carried out in the form of the ivory finial. The pouring lip is elongated to complement the rectangular shapes.

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Salver

Four cast claw and ball feet support the flat surface of the salver. Rim border is a neat beaded band, followed by an emossed band of swags dependant from tassels. The third and innermost band is chased in a scroll and foliate design, reserving, in equal placement, eight neo-classical motifs. The inscription, at the centre of the salver, is surrounded with a band in a husk pattern.

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Coffee urn

Supported by four ball feet, the square base (or plinth) is decorated with a band of scroll design, edged on each side with a beaded border. This design is repeated beneath the shoulder area at the main body of the urn. The neck area is slender, with an everted beaded rim into which the cover is fitted. The finial to the cover is in the form of an acorn. The finial to the pouring tap is ivory. Swag decoration is dependent from patterae and tassels, and enhances the areas of foot, main body, neck and cover. The pouring tap, and the typical neo-classical upswept handles are in beaded design. The inscription is engraved within an oval-shaped border of laurel leaf, linked on either side to the swag by leaf tendrils.

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Candlestick

Square, tapering base is decorated with swags dependent from ribbon knots, and this design is repeated around the candle socket, where it is further enhanced by a border of acanthus leaves. The stems are embellished with leaf forms, and a neat beaded border is repeated several times and is also applied to the edge of the socket flange.

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Candlestick

Square, tapering base is decorated with swags dependent from ribbon knots, and this design is repeated around the candle socket, where it is further enhanced by a border of acanthus leaves. The stems are embellished with leaf forms, and a neat beaded border is repeated several times and is also applied to the edge of the socket flange.

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Porringer

An early Charles II (Restoration) two-handled porringer, featuring embossed floral decoration around the body (including a tulip), cast scroll handles, original pricked initials A IM placed below the rim. Hallmarked for London 1667, maker's mark I G with mullet mark below, contained in a heart-shaped punch. The maker's mark was entered in 1660. All marks are clearly punched. The porringer, a vessel used for soup or gruel, is a rare example of English silver. The workmanship and design are good. Although the porringer is English, the inspiration is Dutch. Dutch silversmiths used a light guage silver to raise a pattern in relief; English silversmiths followed the same technique and guage to create their own version of Dutch design.

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Presentation salver, carrying case

The rim is cast in high relief, decoration comprising scroll and foliate designs, embellished with three beavers and areas of pierced cross-hatching with flowerhead motif. A crest is centred on the rim so as to surmount the central inscription. A view of Québec harbour, with the city rising in background is engraved on the salver. The view is similar to one of Québec in W.H. Bartlett's Canadian Scenery, Vols. I & II, published by Virtue & Co., London, in 1842. It also owes something to A General View of Québec from Point Levy, a drawing by Richard Short, published London, 1761. It would appear to be a composite illustration. Both inscription and view are surrounded with engravings emblematic of Rear-Admiral Boxer's naval career. Adjacent, and surrounding, are engraved testimonies from: (a) The Merchants and Citizens of Québec (b) Extract from a letter written by the Hon. Henry Black, Judge of the Admiralty Court of Québec (c) Extract from an address presented by The Corporation of Québec (d) Extract from the Minutes of the Board of Trade of the City of Québec The salver has its original wooden carrying case.

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Bonbonnière

From a raised, circular base springs four corn ear motifs which attach to baluster-shaped stem. Above junction of corn motifs to stem, the stem becomes four leaves which attach to organic-shaped bowl. Open handle arcs over top bowl terminating in corn ear motif. The finish has a faceted appearance to the surface.

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Sauce boat on stand

Each boat-shaped sauceboat is supported on three hoof feet. A winged sphinx mask is applied below both the spout and the handle. The sides are applied with winged sun-disks, each disk flanked by uraei. Beside the handle on either side is a winged sea lion. The handle is formed with a double coiled serpent, the body terminating in a hound's head. The covers are shallow-domed, with bud finials rising from a circle of palm leaves. The oval stands are engraved with crests and coronets, each supported on three lion mask and paw feet. The crest, coronet and motto are those of Thomas Douglas, fifth Earl of Selkirk (1771-1820) succeeded to the title in 1799.

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Snuff box

Snuff box of gold inset with a rectangular piece of agate featuring a raised cameo depicting a goddess with billowing robes astride a tiger. A ripple pennant declares Zenaide. The cover features a foliate and scroll border around the agate and the sides carry a classical acanthus leaf motif border. The underside features a gold rectangle with repetitive chevron motifs inset within a simpler scroll border

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Écuelle

Écuelles are broad, shallow bowls with domed covers typical of 17th and 18th century manufacture (silver and ceramic) for the service of soup. It is not uncommon, such as with this work, for the lid and bowl to have become separated. Two handles or ‘ears’ negated the need for a spoon, as one would pick the vessel up by the ‘ears’ and bring to the lips to ingest the soup. Characteristic of French silver, the nearest English complement would be the deeper 17th century porringer. This écuelle follows the characteristic shape and form. It is refined and elegant with wonderful splayed foliate ears.

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