A selection of silver, silver mounted and silver coloured dr...
A selection of silver, silver mounted and silver coloured dressing table wares, to include a Victorian silver pin box, Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1893, 7cm x 5.5cm x 2.5cm, a silver mounted table vesta, ‘SD’ London 2000, 6.5cm high, an onyx and silver mounted oval box, 14.5cm wide, a silver mounted candle snuffer, 26.5cm long, a pair of silver mounted mother of pearl knife rests, 4cm high, a pair of novelty silver coloured beehive pepperettes, 4.5cm high, three assorted silver mounted photograph frames, and a further assortment of dressing table wares and accessories (Qty) (at fault)
Mirror; moderate denting throughout, some thinning and splitting to highpoints. Glass in good order. No signs of repair. Scratching and wear throughout.
Matthews box: Moderate denting peppered throughout. Splitting to the hinged cover. Scratching and wear throughout.
Vesta: Scratching, wear and some minor chipping to the body. Scratching and wear to the mount, but not splitting or signs of repair.
Onyx box: Very heavy chipping and loss to the malachite inlay. Heavy denting to the silver mounts, and some splitting around the mount. Some minor chipping to the onyx, heavy scratching and wear throughout.
Snuffer: Good order, no large dents, splits or signs of repair. Moderate scratching and wear throughout.
mother of pearl knife rests: one wing is broken. Light denting, scratching and wear throughout.
Horn knife rests: One is lacking the silver mount. Both show moderate scratching and wear throughout.
Bee pepperettes: No large dents, splitting or repair. Moderate scratching and wear throughout.
Silver topped glass jars: All covers show heavy denting and some degree of splitting, the heaviest splitting on the oval example. All examples so nibbling and chipping to the glass, particularly the oval example. Heavy scratching and wear throughout.
Frames: All glass visible in the apertures is in good order, no cracks, chips or losses. Oval and circular examples are heavily dented. All examples show large sections becoming detached from the mounts. The oval example shows a moderate degree of splitting. Rectangular example and oval example show moderate degree of wear to reverse, the circular example shows much heavier wear. All show heavy scratching and wear.
Remaining: Clothes brush and buff show heavy spitting, denting, scratching and wear. Nail tools are in relatively good order, showing some denting, moderate scratching and wear. Glass pepperettes in good order, some nibbling to the edges of the glass, general scratching and wear throughout.
See pictures for illustration.