The Gentleman's Library Sale

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]

Date of the auction: 12.02.2020 - 13.02.2020

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A Victorian silver and enamel spirit flask

Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1882 Curved rectangular form, the front enamelled with a fox hunting scene, in a green leather case, length 9.5cm, weight total 4oz

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A cased silver Churchill commemorative ruler

Richard Jarvis, London 2007 The ruler featuring Churchill's arms and important dates throughout his life, in original case, length 33.5cm, weight 10oz

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A French silver desk compendium

maker's mark 'LR', the timepiece signed 'Tiffany & Co', circa 1935 Formed as a cube revolving on a square base, five of the sides fitted with a timepiece (winding key inside), a compass, a perpetual calendar with ivory days and months, a barometer, thermometers in centigrade and fahrenheit, height

Lot #: 3Y Ф

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A George II silver inkstand

Samuel Herbert & Co, London 1756 Rectangular, with gadrooned borders, with three cut-glass bottles (inkwell, penholder and pounce pot), a taperstick fitting over the penholder, length 24.5cm, weight of weighable silver 18.5oz

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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An Edwardian silver-mounted note box and blotting pad

Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London 1904 The silver mounts with floral engraving and cast borders, on green leather, the rectangular box unlocking to reveal five compartments, height 23cm. (2

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A Victorian silver bust of Queen Victoria

Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London 1900 Realistically modelled as Victoria in ceremonial dress, on an ebonised wood plinth, height 34.5cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A Victorian silver and tortoiseshell photograph frame

circa 1890 The shaped-rectangular frame with a silver border, the silver inlay depicting birds, scrolls and flowers, on a wood easel back, height 29cm

Lot #: 7Y

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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An extraordinary Victorian silver-mounted smoking compendium

Henry William Dee, London 1878 Rectangular, the top centred by a half-submerged hippopotamus, his two nostrils acting as the lighters, the four corners with vertical teeth acting as taper holders, the top also with a match safe and striker, along with two removable ash trays, with two lockable

Lot #: 8Y Ф

Estimate: £18,000 - £24,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty Victorian silver-mounted page turner

William Harrison Walter, London 1893 The ivory blade with a handle shaped as an elephant's head with trunk outstretched, length 39.5cm

Lot #: 9Y Ф

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A Victorian silver-gilt-mounted claret jug

John Figg, London 1870 The glass body etched with stars, the silver mount with fruiting vine motifs and a lion finial, height 31cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A silver replica of the greyhound racing Springbok Trophy

J Taylor & Co, Birmingham 1937 The central pillar supporting a globe applied with the enamelled flags of Great Britain and South Africa, a springbok standing atop, on a marble base, height 38cm

Lot #: 11†

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A silver model of a lion

London 2019 Realistically modelled with fur-effect chasing, length 26cm, weight 39.5oz

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A silver three colour pencil

Sampson Mordan, circa 1900 Together with a Mordan combined pen and pencil; and nine further pencils. (11

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty Victorian silver 'pistol' pencil

Sampson Mordan, circa 1880 Together with a gold Mordan pencil; and fourteen further pencils, including a dagger with ivory handle. (16

Lot #: 14Y Ф

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A 9 carat gold perpetual calendar pencil

J C Vickery, circa 1910 The lettering and numbering in blue and red enamel, length 7.7cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A 9 carat gold pencil

Sampson Mordan, London 1928 Together with a Russian gold and enamel pencil; with twelve further pencils. (14

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty Victorian silver pencil

Sampson Mordan, circa 1880 The pencil attached to a magnifying glass, pulling out of the holder and seal matrix, length 9.6cm

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty Victorian silver 'champagne' pencil; and twelve further pencils

maker's mark 'TA', Birmingham 1883 With an enamelled Mumm label; together with a Sampson Mordan gold pencil; a further gold pencil; ten further pencils. (13

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A Victorian gold pencil

Gowland Brothers, circa 1887 Celebrating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubliee; together with a Russian gold and gun metal pencil; two further gold pencils. (4

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty Victorian ivory 'gavel' pencil

Sampson Mordan, circa 1880 Together with two gold Mordan pencils; and twelve further pencils. (15

Lot #: 20Y Ф

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty French silver-gilt and enamel desk compendium

Paris circa 1910 Modelled as a book, with blue enamel front cover and inside front cover over an engine-turned ground, containing a timepiece, an inkwell, a seal, an ivory handled pen and pencil, length 12cm, weight total 17oz

Lot #: 21Y Ф

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A French silver and enamel photograph frame

André Delpy, Paris circa 1920 The orange enamel over an engine-turned ground, with a wood easel back, height 14cm

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A silver and enamel photograph frame

Finnigans Ltd, London 1919 The yellow enamel over an engine-turned ground, the easel back covered in crocodile skin and impressed 'Finnigans, Bond St', height 15cm

Lot #: 23Y

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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An Edwardian silver and tortoiseshell box

maker's mark 'L&W', Birmingham 1909 Rectangular, the cover and sides set with tortoiseshell panels, length 15.5cm

Lot #: 24Y

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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Two matched pairs of silver-plated plates

possibly Dutch 19th century Rounded with gadrooned rims, cased with scenes from Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode and Humours of an Election, diameter of the larger pair 27cm. (4

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A pair of large French silver-mounted claret jugs

Odiot, Paris late 19th century Tapering cylindrical form, with cut-glass bodies, the mounts with fruiting vine ornament, height 28cm. (2

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A George III silver wine funnel

Hester Bateman, London 1789 Conventional form, crested, length 12cm, weight 2.5oz

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A pair of large silver decanter coasters

Asprey, London 1986 The circular borders with wood bases and central bases, diameter 24.5cm

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A novelty silver-plated cocktail shaker

Hukin & Heath, early 20th century Modelled as a bell, the handle unscrewing to allow the ingredients to be added, the top section of the handle with a strainer, unscrewing for pouring, height 27.5cm

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

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A cased silver and glass cocktail set

Carr's and J A Campbell, London and Sheffield 2002 / 2003, retailed by Richard Jarvis Comprising a decanter with silver collar and glass stopper, an ice bucket with silver handle, a silver jigger and tongs, in a fitted case, height of the decanter 26cm

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020