A Victorian and later horn and silver mounted beaker, Thomas...
A Victorian and later horn and silver mounted beaker, Thomas Smily, London 1874, of tapering cylindrical form with silver border and shield shaped cartouche, 10.5cm high, together with four Arts & Crafts silver coloured teaspoons, each 9.2cm long, a pair of Victorian silver scalloped open salts with colourless glass liners (marks worn), each 24mm high, a George V silver vesta case, I S Greenberg & Co, Birmingham 1920, 5cm x 3.5cm, a silver matchbox sleeve with navel crest and inscription ‘With compliments of Naresh Math Mookerjee 6 Clive Row Calcutta’, 6cm x 3.5cm x 2cm approx., two further silver matchbox sleeves, a silver salt spoon, a silver coloured salt spoon and a silver chain, gross weight (excluding horn cup and unmarked examples) 3.39ozt (14) (at fault)
Arts & Crafts teaspoons are not hallmarked. One of mustard spoons appears to be plated. One of the matchbox holders and the spring ring to the chain are marked 'STERLING.' All of the other items are hallmarked.
Matchbox holders: Calcutta example and Deakin & Francis example show heavy denting. Deakin & Francis example shows some splitting and loss. All examples show some misshaping and slanting. All examples show heavy scratching, general wear and tear commensurate with age and use.
Horn cup: Heavy denting to the silver mount, some lifting, heavy scratching and wear throughout. Horn cup in good order, moderate scratching and wear throughout. Moderate scratching and wear to base.
Vesta: Heavy denting throughout. No obvious splitting or signs of repair. Moderate scratching and wear throughout, moderate loss of engraved detail. Hinged cover opens smoothly and closes flush.
Salts: Moderate denting throughout. Some thinning, minor splitting and misshaping around the border. Moderate scratching and wear throughout. Both salts sit flat on a level surface. Glass liners in good order, no cracks, chips or losses.
Arts & Crafts spoons: Some thinning, light denting and minor misshaping to the edges of the spoons. Some denting and splitting to the floral finials. Moderate scratching and wear throughout.
Chain clasp is broken, lacking spring. Links appear in good order.
Both mustard spoons show heavy denting, scratching, wear and tear throughout.