Trophies in silver for winning various things. Various dates and makers. Mostly English, but not all.


Silver urn-form trophy with a double-domed lid with a vasiform finial, a curved and tapering bowl, stylized leaf mounted scroll-bracket side handles and a stepped and raised foot. 1917. George V. Made in London, England by Lionel Alfred Crichton. Fully marked. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/shop-all/_english-silver-lidded-trophy-f2a1?locale=en
Solid silver trophy with a figural hunting statue that depicts a huntsman holding a fox and his hounds at his feet. Ebonized plinth that is applied with an engraved plaque inscribed “Presented to W. J. Buckley Esquire, April 18th, 1895.” 1894. Made in Birmingham, England by Elkington and Company Ltd. Maker’s marks: Hallmarks for Elkington and Company. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/19th-century-victorian-solid-silver-hunting-trophy-elkington-circa-1894/id-f_13713411/

Silver trophy cup. 1886. Made in London England by Frederick Elkington (Elkington and Company). Maker’s marks: fully hallmarked. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-victorian-silver-large-trophy-cup/id-f_22258242/

Sterling silver trophy presented by DeForest Grant to John W. Grange, winner of the championship putting contest held in 1938 at the Kebo Valley Golf Club, the oldest golf club in Maine and the eighth oldest golf club in the United States. Made in England in 1936 by Barker Brothers. Maker’s marks; English hallmarks for Barker Brothers. Image © 2019 estatesilver.com. Fair use license. via https://estatesilver.com/product/sterling-silver-golf-trophy-1938-kebo-valley-club-maine/
The Emperor’s plate (Ascot Gold Cup) parcel-gilt. racing trophy that was presented by Emperor/Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. Rococo Revival on a shaped square plinth applied on four angles with the Russian Imperial coat-of-arms, two sides inset with relief plaques of Peter the Great’s palaces Peterhof and Gatchina, the others with prize inscriptions, the vase inset with two relief scenes that depict heroic events in the life of Peter the Great: the victory at Poltava in 1709 and a rescue at sea off of Finland in 1724. 1846. Edward Hodge Baily, R.A. designer. Made in London, England by John Samuel Hunt for Hunt and Roskell, successors to Storr and Mortimer. Maker’s marks: marked on vase, plinth, underside of the plaques, coats of arms, nuts and detachable flowers on the base; also stamped ‘HUNT AND ROSKELL LATE STORR AND MORTIMER Number 2795.” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5433100


Quadruple silver plate cake or fruit basket, also known as a brides basket. Engraved in the center to read “Special premium at the Maury Company Fair 1894 for the best cake made of S. F. Ashton’s flour. Awarded to Miss Florence Sheppard.” Made in 1892 by Pairpoint in New Bedford, Massachusetts. American. Maker’s marks: Marks for Pairpoint on the base. Image © curiosityhudson.com. Fair use license. via https://www.curiosityhudson.com/trophies/1892-victorian-silver-basket-engraved-as-best-cake-trophy
The Queen’s Cup won at the Ascot Races in 1867. Silver racing trophy described by The Illustrated London News in 1867 as being ‘in the form of a tankard in Queen Anne’s style’. The ample body heavily decorated with applied cast vertical straps rising to a similar band of formal motifs, beaded scroll cartouche with an inscribed convex center. The generously designed handle terminating in a bearded lion mask and scrolled thumbpiece and the double-domed hinged cover surmounted by two rampant stallions. 1867. English. Made in London, England by Robert Garrard for R. and S Garrard and Company. Maker’s marks: the based stamped : “R & S GARRARD PANTON St LONDON”. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/gold-boxes-silver-and-ceramics/the-queens-cup-ascot-races-1867-a-magnificent

Novelty vinaigrettes in silver and silver gilt. All of these being Victorian. A big market as every lady wore a corset and needed one of these in her pocket in case she felt giddy.

Silver novelty vinaigrette lobed in the form of a melon, the gilt interior with a pierced and engraved foliate grille. 1886. Victorian. English. Made in Birmingham, England by George Unite and Sons. Image © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/8000/drewea1-10262/lot-details/fdde6315-3656-4b07-ab9f-adcc0121c6ae
Policeman’s bullseye lantern novelty vinaigrette in silver, the lantern with a fluted domed top and attached suspension ring, the front hinged cover mounted with a revolving ball set with white, red, and green glass and opening to reveal an incurving leaf pierced silver gilt grille. Hinged base and silver gilt interior with the reverse engraved with contemporary initials. Victorian. English, made in London by Henry William Dee. Image © BADA and Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.bada.org/object/victorian-novelty-silver-policemans-bullseye-lantern-vinaigrette-0




Silver gilt and hardstone mounted novelty scarab vinaigrette. The jasper body with engraved detail, the silver-gilt head with garnet eyes and the base opening to reveal a finely pierced grille with ho-ho birds amongst scrolls. Victorian. Unmarked. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17934/lot/275/

Silver swans to adorn your dinner table. Various times.

Pair of sterling silver swan baskets, each designed as a seated swan with the interior enhanced with a gilt finish. Nardi, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “Nardi”. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-a-pair-of-sterling-silver-swan-baskets-4101537/?from=salesummary&intObjectID=4101537&lid=1
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Sterling silver ornamental swan salt with spoon, the silver swan engraved with hinged wings that enclose a crystal reservoir for salt. Has a small sterling silver serving spoon. Antique. Image © 2021 Bloomsbury LLC Fine Art & Antiques. Fair use license. via https://bloomsburypdx.com/products/antique-ornamental-swan
Silver gilt swan table ornament sitting on a later lapis lazuli base. 1850. Victorian. Made in London, England by Edward, John and William Barnard. Image © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/8000/drewea1-10262/lot-details/4e25bfa4-05f7-4037-a610-adcc01219fef

Novelty mustard pots in silver. Various times but 19th and 20th century. All of these having been made in London, England.

Novelty mustard pot in silver modeled as Mr. Punch sitting cross-legged with pipe and goblet, his crown shaped hat forming the hinged cover which is fitted with the original feather handled spoon. Gilt metal liner. 1870. Victorian. Made in London. England by Robert Hennell. Maker’s marks: stamped registration lozenge to the underside. Image © Copyright Toovey’s 2017-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/459384/a-rare-victorian-silver-novelty-mr-punch-mustard-pot
Silver mustard pot modeled as a Georgian domed lidded beer tankard with s stepped, reeded foot and rim, double scrolled handle and pierced detail thumb. Has the original blue glass liner. 1933. Made in London, England. Richard Comyns of William Comyns and Sons, maker. Maker’s marks: Hallmarked for London, 1933. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2021 and the Fancy Fox. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/1930s_novelty_silver_beer_tankard_mustard_pot_/as788a564
Sterling silver penguin figural novelty mustard pot with glass eyes, a gold wash vermeil interior, and an accompanying fish handled spoon. 1961. Made in London, England by William Comyns and Sons. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC and Merrill’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/wm-comyns-sterling-figural-penguin-mustard-pot-61-c-af74604b51#

Novelty silver cruet sets, all of these with animal themes. Different times but all fun.

Pair of Novelty silver cruets with glass liners. The peppers and mustard pots modeled as riding boots, the salt as upturned jockey caps, the handles as spurs, and the spoons as riding crops. 1871. English. Made in London by Richard Hodd and Son. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26963/lot/5/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Novelty silver plate cruet salt and pepperpot and egg cruet set with all four piece standing on a silver-plated tray with a central handle and reeded edge. The salt and pepper pots which have lids that screw of so they can be refilled are in the form of baby chicks with the two egg cups modeled as broken egg shells standing on chicken legs. Undated. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/324001949513
Cast novelty table cruet in silver-plate with glass liners modeled as a dog standing on a naturalistic base with the open salt in his mouth in the form of a handled basket with the mustard and pepper held on either side of the dog. Registered on April 4, 1871. Victorian. Cast and signed by the manufacturer on the underside. Maker’s marks: diamond shaped English registration mark on the base. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/novelty__figural_dog_cruet_in_silver_plate_-_1871/as584a1768

Decorated spoons in enamel and silver decorated in ice cream colors from just a little while back. English.

Set of six silver spoons with guilloché enamel decoration to the outside of their bowls with each adorned with enamel in a different color, and the end of the handle of each with a ball of a conforming color affixed. 1933. Made in Birmingham, England. Turner and Simpson, silversmiths. Maker’s marks: hallmark for the silversmith; Birmingham date mark of 1933. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/set-of-six-birmingham-coloured-enamel-silver-spoons/id-f_24066812/#skuId=f_24066812S1
Set of six cymric silver and enamel coffeespoons, each with tendrils issuing from the bowl forming the handle with stylized floral decoration in blue and green enamel to the terminal end in an original Liberty and Company fitted leather case. 1904-1905. British. Archibald Knox (1864-1933), designer for Liberty of London. Maker’s marks: (lion passant), (anchor), “Liberty and Company, e, CYMRIC”. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/flatware/a-set-of-six-liberty-and-co-cymric-silver-and-enameled-coffee-spoons-designed-by-archibald-knox-/a/5212-75041.s


Set of six silver and enamel teaspoons each with a green and blue enameled design on the handle that come in their original fitted case. 1927. Made in Birmingham, England. Liberty and Company, makers. Image © 2021 John Bull (Antiques) Ltd. Fair use license. via https://antique-silver.co.uk/john-bull-antiques/arts-crafts-art-nouveau-art-deco/6-liberty-co-arts-crafts-silver-enamel-tea-spoon-teaspoon-set-birm-1927

Mirror frames that were old in 1836, one coming with its own furniture. Not your average Ikea kind of thing. Plates from Samuel Rush Meyrick’s “Specimens of Ancient Furniture.” Published in London by William Pickering. The illustrations drawn by Henry Shaw from existing authorities.

“Looking glass, of the time of Queen Elizabeth, in the possession of Sir Samuel Meyrick, Goodrich Court, Hertfordshire.” Page 26. Drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/26/mode/1up
“French looking glass, from Willimen’s ‘Monuments français inédits.” Page 39. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/n39/mode/1up
“Silver furniture, at Knole Park, a seat of the Countess of Plymouth, date the time of James II.” page 41. Drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/n41/mode/1up

Antique silver windmill cups, with sails to spin if you get bored.

Bell-shaped silver windmill cup, the base engraved with three scrolling foliate cartouches, two enclosing sailboats, and the third with Venus holding a ribbon, all above a Dutch rhyme that reads ” Wanneer ‘t Fortuin U Dient Sal U geen Vriend Onbreeken, Maaralst Fortuin Ukeerdt Dan Is U Vriend Geweeken“. The detachable upper section has two parts. The first part being drum-shaped and engraved with slated reeding. The second being in the form of a windmill with a similar engraving, clock dial, and revolving sails, fitted with a pipe and ladder mounted with two millers carrying sacks on their heads while a third emerges from a doorway. 1724-1732. Made in Zierikzee in the Netherlands. Maker not known. The rim of the cup and the pipe both being engraved “From the sale of H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex’s effects, 1843.” Unknown maker’s mark. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/the-marianne-l-dreesmann-van-der-spek-collection/a-dutch-silver-windmill-cup-unknown-makers-mark
Silver windmill cup, the cup engraved with flowers and foliage above flower bandwork, the lower rim of the cup with the engraved letters “L.B.H.B.” and the stem with thee cast fish supporting the realistically-shaped windmill with. on the back, a blowpipe, stairs and a clock whereby the hands are moving when the sails are in motion. You blow into the blowpipe to make the sails spin around. 1611. Made in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Maker’s marks: Maker’s mark beaker in shield. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-1866555
Silver windmill cup, the bowl engraved with foliage strapwork and four applied grotesque masks with drop rings and the stem cast as a windmill. 1639. Made in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Marked near the rim with an unidentified indistinct maker’s mark. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5993495

Jugendstil brooches, all of these from a recent auction catalogue from Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH in Vienna. Made in Austria and Germany.

Brooch in embossed silver and coral. 1925. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna. Maker’s marks: mark for Hoopoe and an illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1925-silber-getrieben-koralle-seitlich-gemarkt-53907422?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in embossed silver and moss agate. ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Made in Vienna, probably by Anton Pribyl. Maker’s marks: marked on the side with a mark for “Greyhound.” Badly legible master’s mark “AP” probably for Anton Pribyl, inspection mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wien-um-1900-silber-getrieben-moosachat-seitlich-gemarkt-53907427?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2
Brooch in chased silver, pearls and lapis lazuli with enamel. ca. 1909. Jugendstil. Probably made in Germany. Maker’s marks: marked on the back: silver fineness “975”; illegible maker’s mark. Image © lotsearch.net and Auktionshaus im Kinsky GmbH. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/brosche-wohl-deutschland-um-1909-silber-getrieben-perlen-lapislazuli-53907429?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&page=2

Silver centerpieces by Alphonse Debain who came from a family of French silversmiths. The first Debain hallmark was registered in 1847 by Alphonse’s grandfather with Alphonse succeeding from his father in the family business in 1883.

Rotunda form silver and marble centerpiece comprising three elements with six silver Corinthian capitals and bases on fluted marble columns mounted on a stepped circular base enclosing an altar with silver mounts and a bronze flame, the entablature with an open-work frieze of folate scrolls. Removable domed cover with pierced diaper-work surmounted by an urn-shaped finial with flame. The centerpiece flanked by two separate plateaux with gallery. 1878. French. Silver with marble columns and a bronze flame. Made by Alphonse Debain. Maker’s marks: Mark for A. Debain and hallmarked on the done, altar rim and plateaux “A D/ 1878 export mark.” Image  © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. and New York City Estate Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/showplace/a-debain-french-silver-marble-centerpiece-19th-c-1507175
Silver centerpiece in the style of Louis XV. ca. 1900. French. Alphonse Debain, maker. Maker’s marks: Maker`s mark of Alphonse Debain. Image © 2021 Masterart.com and Koopman Rare Art. Fair use license. via https://www.masterart.com/artworks/8948/alphonse-debain-a-french-silver-louis-xv-style-centrepiece