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Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53
Arts and Crafts Copper Ashtray A53
Original, quality 1920's square shaped copper ashtray in a hammered finish and Arts and Crafts style. The reverse is impressed with the Staffordshire knot logo and name for the manufacturer 'Perry Son and Co' and the registration number for the year 1890. Polished and lacquered and complete and in good order. 5.5" square and 0.5" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Aesthetic Movement Brass Hat and Coat Hook, 8 matching available CH777
Original, quality late 19th century superb cast brass hat and coat hook of good heavy proportions with four screw holes for mounting. Both the hat peg and the lower coat hook are decorated in an "Egyptian" type detail, almost hieroglyphics and the reverse of the backplate is stamped "JC&S" for the manufacturer. The first we have seen of this model. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" x 1.75", total 5" tall and 5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 95.00


Aesthetic Movement Brass Hat and Coat Hook, 8 matching available CH777



Set of 10 Brass Drawer Handles CK371
Set of 10 Brass Drawer Handles CK371
Original, quality set of 10 matching late 19th century cast brass drawer handles with solid backplates, each with four screw holes for mounting and a drop swing pull handle. Although sold as a set of ten, three are a tiny bit smaller, not really visible though, in fact, the three lower ones in the picture are the smaller ones. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. Larger backplate 3.25" x 1.25". Smaller backplate 3" x 1.25". Total drop 1.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Set of 6 Brass Cupboard / Drawer Pulls CK285
Set of six matching, original, quality brass 'gothic' style ring handles for cupboard doors or drawers, originally from a suite of bedroom furniture, circa 1880. These examples have a diamond mounted backplate with four screw holes for mounting and a central drop ring handle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All are complete and in good order. Backplates 1.25" x 1.25", total 1.5" tall + 0.5" front to back. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 125.00


Set of 6 Brass Cupboard / Drawer Pulls CK285



Copeland Chamberpot   CP33
Copeland Chamberpot CP33
Original, quality, late 19th Century, cream coloured chamberpot with sepia decoration in the Aesthetic Movement style. The main body has two cameo pictures, one of a temple overlooking a river and the other of a church in a town square, both with oriental figures. Other decorations include two pairs of flying cranes, two scrolls of fruit blossom and flowers to the handle and top rim. The underside is embossed with a registration lozenge mark for the year '1882' and impressed for the manufacturer 'Copeland'. Complete and in good order. 5.25" tall, 9.75" top diameter and 11.5" wide including side handle. 
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Price: 40.00


Pair of Art and Crafts Candlesticks CS186
Original, quality pair of brass and copper candle holders in a serious Arts and Crafts form circa 1900 / 1920's. These examples have a ribbed conical base in copper, a central brass stem with a side handle of brass and ebony and a brass candle holder to the top with a petal shaped copper drip pan. The undersides have concealed cast iron weights for stability and one is stamped with the registration number for the year 1896. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order. 5" tall and base 2.75" diam.  
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Art and Crafts Candlesticks CS186



Liberty Tudric Pewter Candelabra CS180
Liberty Tudric Pewter Candelabra CS180
Original, quality 1920's twin branch pewter candelabra of an Art and Crafts form with a circular plinth. The underside is impressed "6 Tudric. English Pewter Liberty & Co 01747". A minor dent to the rim of the plinth otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.  
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles DH622
Original, quality late 19th century superb pair of cast pink brass door knobs in the well detailed form of poppy seed pods in the Art and Crafts manner. The backplates have a milled edge and concealed countersunk screw holes for mounting and a threaded standard square bar and grub screw adjustment system to fit standard mortice locks and latches. This is the first pair we have seen of this model, and I was informed this pair of knobs came from either Hampton Court Palace or Buckingham Palace. Backplate 2", knob 2" and 2.75" front to back. 
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Price: 465.00


Pair of Brass Door Handles DH622



Pair of Ebony and Brass Door Handles DH587
Pair of Ebony and Brass Door Handles DH587
Original, quality pair of late 19th century spherical shaped ebony door knobs with plain but large pink brass circular backplates and a square bar included to fit standard mortice locks and latches. Each backplate has three countersunk screw holes for mounting and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.25" diam, knob 2.25" diam and 2.5" front to back. Another very similar pair of door knobs with colour variation to the ebony may well be available, code DH586. 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Large Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles 7 pairs available DH557
Original, quality larger than average cast brass door knobs in the original, bronzed finish in a serious Arts and Crafts seed pod and leaves form, circa 1900. These super examples are for use with mortice locks and latches and have five countersunk screw holes to each backplate and a square bar for turning. No maker's marks but we think these were manufacturer by Dryad of Leicester. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 4" diam, knob 2.5" diam and 3" front to back. Price is per pair.  
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Price: 365.00


Pair of Large Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles 7 pairs available DH557



Pair of Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles DH554
Pair of Arts and Crafts Brass Door Handles DH554
Original, quality pair of cast pink brass egg shaped door knobs circa 1900, in a serious Arts and Crafts form. These examples, for use with mortice, lock have a square backplate with soft corner and four screw holes for mounting and plant seed pod shaped knobs. No maker's marks but we think these were manufactured by Dryad of Leicester. A superb pair of handles with a square steel bar included. Backplate 2.5" square, knob 1.5" diam and 3" front to back.  
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Price: 230.00


Brass Door Pull Knob DP375
Original, quality 1920's, large cast pink brass, octagonal shaped door pull knob, this will not turn a lock or latch, only pull the door closed. Impressed to the back in script for the manufacturer "Kayes Leeds". This superb example has a flat front to the design, matching backplate and a good large dome headed brass threaded bolt and steel washer for mounting. Some minor pitting overall, however complete and in good and working order. Backplate 3.75" diameter, knob 2.75" diameter, total 3" front to back.  
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Price: 230.00


Brass Door Pull Knob DP375



Benson Brass Dish with Lid DP18
Benson Brass Dish with Lid DP18
Original, quality circa 1900 circular brass dish with lid in the Aesthetic Movement form and stamped to the underside "British Made" and with the 'Benson' logo of three hammers in a shield and "W.A.S.B.". The lid has the original small knob turned in cowhorn. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4.5" diam. 
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Price: 185.00


Copper Exterior Electric Bell Push EP402
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, exterior electric bell push with a horizonal rectangular shaped copper backplate in the original bronze finish with four countersunk screw holes for mounting and a central white ceramic push button detailing "Press" in black upper cased text. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. This example has an Arts and Crafts feel about it and can be polished to the copper if required. The press detail is rather worn, but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 5.5" x 2.5" and 1.5" x 0.75" to be recessed.  
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Price: 156.00


Copper Exterior Electric Bell Push EP402



Pair of Ebony and Brass Fireside Tongs F535
Pair of Ebony and Brass Fireside Tongs F535
Original, quality pair of late 19th century most unusual brass fireside tongs in the aesthetic movement style with not a name or makers' mark to be seen. These cast brass tongs have ebony inserts to the grip and each stem with reeded decoration, and the hinge has a sunflower motif above. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 24.5" x 3" x 1". 
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Price: 230.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99
Pair of original, quality late 19th century, cast brass fire dogs in the Arts and Crafts style, these were used to rest the fire irons upon - shovel, tongs and poker. This pair each have two front legs with arrowhead shaped feet, a central dimpled effect panel and a tapered stem with a dished circular finial to the top. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super pair of fire dogs, complete and in good and working order. 13" tall, 7" wide at front + 8" front to back. 
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Price: 156.00


Pair of Brass Fire Dogs FD99



Pair of Arts and Crafts Copper Fingerplates FP223
Pair of Arts and Crafts Copper Fingerplates FP223
Original, quality pair of, circa 1900 , copper fingerplates in a hammered finish and in the Arts and Crafts style with shaped ends and an embossed design to the centre. Each fingerplate has four screw holes for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Originally nickel plated and still showing some around the relief. Complete and in good order. 12" x 3". Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 135.00


Elsleys Brass Fingerplates, 16 available FP174
Original, quality, late 19th century, engraved brass door fingerplates. Impressed "Elsley's" to the reverse for the manufacturer and embossed to the front with the registration number for the year 1888. These shaped fingerplates each have four screw holes for mounting and super engraved designs of acanthus leaves on a the central larger panel and short panels beneath and above. A truely serious Arts and Crafts design by this known maker and what a run! Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 9 are marked "Elsley's" and with the registration number, but 6 are not. 10.75" x 3.25". Price is for each.  
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Price: 68.00


Elsleys Brass Fingerplates, 16 available FP174



Benson Copper Ice Bucket / Soup Tureen IB8
Benson Copper Ice Bucket / Soup Tureen IB8
Original, quality, 1920's, copper ice bucket with an enamelled white interior to the bucket, brass side handles and a knob turned in cow horn to the lid. The underside of the handles and the inner rim of the lid are impressed 'W.A.S Benson Patent'. One small dent to the top rim otherwise all is in superb order. This is only the second we have seen. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 10.5" wide including handles, 8" front to back and 9" tall including lid.  
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Price: 350.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell IW92
Original, quality circa 1900, copper inkwell mounted on a pen tray, all in the Aesthetic Movement style with a hinged lid to the inkwell and three roseatte motifs in relief. The whole has a medieval feel and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The unpolished underside has the logo for the manufacturer "Jesson Burket & Co of Birmingham" and the copper Ink has a small white / ceramic inkwell with a tiny chip, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall and width 8.25" x 6" front to back. 
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Price: 350.00


Arts and Crafts Copper Inkwell IW92



Benson Copper and Brass Inkwell IW91
Benson Copper and Brass Inkwell IW91
Original, quality circa 1880 / 1900 Arts and Crafts design copper and brass inkwell stamped to the underside for the designer "W.A.S Benson". The water lily leaf shaped base is in copper and the central inkwell and lid is in brass and a replacement old white ceramic liner have been fitted. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. A difficult inkwell to find today. 4" tall and 5.5" diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Jones and Willis Brass Water Jug J127
Original, quality circa 1900 heavy brass jug with cast brass mounts stamped to the underside for the manufacturer "Jones and Willis" Ecclesiastical suppliers. This super example, in an Arts and Crafts style, has a large "Sparrow's Beak" pouring lip and a decorative shaped handle to the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Some very minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. 14.5" tall, base 6" diam, body 7" widest and 9" including handle. 
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Price: 300.00


Jones and Willis Brass Water Jug J127



Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124
Arts and Crafts Purple Jug J124
Original, quality 1920's globular shaped lilac coloured toilet jug originally from a ewer and basin washing set. This superb Arts and Crafts styled jug is impressed to the underside "Aultcliff England" and is complete and in good order. 9.5" tall, body 9" diam and 10" widest including lip and handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J116
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900. This example is the smallest size in the range and was manufactured to a design by W.A.S. Benson. The insulated interior has a nickel liner, the conical lid has a shaped brass grip and hinge and the main body has a side brass strap handle. The underside is stamped for "Benson" with the logo of three hammers in a shield, "British Made" and "WASB". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 4.5" tall x 3.75" base diameter and 4.75" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 115.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J116



Benson Copper Insulated Jug, 2 matching available J93
Benson Copper Insulated Jug, 2 matching available J93
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900, engraved to front with upper cased "H.H." for the previous owner. This example was manufactured to a design by WAS Benson, has an insulated liner and the original turned cow horn knob to the top of the hinged lid. The brass side strap handle is impressed to the reverse "W.A.S. Benson Patent". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. 9.5" tall x base diameter 4.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 89.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J87
Original, quality, tapered copper insulated jug, circa 1900. This example is a smaller one of the range of sizes, but not the smallest, was manufactured to a design by W.A.S Benson and has an unusual enamel liner to the inside. The hinged circular lid has the original turned cow horn knob and the shaped side handle is in brass. The underside is impressed "Benson's Patent" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Base 4.5" diameter, 9.25" tall and 5.25" wide including handle.  
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Price: 75.00


Benson Copper Insulated Jug J87



Arts and Crafts Copper Letter Flap LF308
Arts and Crafts Copper Letter Flap LF308
Original, quality 1920's beaten copper letter flap in a serious 'Arts and Crafts' design and in the old unpolished finish. This super example has a bold hammered finish, a good sized aperture with "Letters" in upper cased text, five screw holes for mounting and a good strong replacement spring fitted made to suit. Complete and in good and working order. Can be polished to shiny copper on request for no extra cost. Exterior top 12.75". Exterior max 18.25". Centre height 4.5" and max height 7". Aperture 7.5" x 1.75". 
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Price: 300.00


Cast Iron Letter Flap and Door Pull LF306
Original, quality late 19th century very decorative cast iron letter flap with integral door pull. This example has mythical creatures to the upper section and a pull up / drop down letter flap detailing "Letters" in fancy upper cased text. Replacement threaded bolts, nuts and washers have been fitted. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 3.5" and 1.5" front to back. Aperture 5.25" x 1". 
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Price: 135.00


Cast Iron Letter Flap and Door Pull LF306



Brass Letter Flap LF242
Brass Letter Flap LF242
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass letter flap in the Arts and Crafts style, with a shaped outer edge and replacement nuts, bolts and spring fitted. This example has a fairly small aperture and does have some blemishes to the top edge of the flap and above, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Exterior 9" x 3.25", aperture 5.5" x 1.25", bolt centres 7".  
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Price: 65.00


Arts and Crafts Brass Salver P61
Original, quality, circular embossed brass salver, circa 1900, with an Arts and Crafts design of six Cod type fish swimming around the centre. All in great detail but no maker's marks. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 12" diameter x 1" front to back.  
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Price: 165.00


Arts and Crafts Brass Salver P61



Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60
Arts and Crafts Brass Rat Plate P60
Original, quality 1920's, small circular brass tray / plate with a wide and wavy rim and a central embossed detail of a rat curled up. This plate was originally nickel plated but most has worn away and there is no sign of a maker's name or logo, although this item certainly deserves one. Polished and lacquered, complete and in good order. 6.25" diameter x 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular cast brass potstand / trivet with a pierced design to the top of a golfer wearing a cap putting the hole. The three legs have ball feet and the reverse of the top is impressed "RD" and "99". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good order. Top 6" diameter and 4" tall.  
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Price: 145.00


WT&S Brass Potstand PS47



Cast Iron Grate Mounted Potstand PS39
Cast Iron Grate Mounted Potstand PS39
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron potstand with a movable foot beneath to adjust to the variable sizes of stove fronts. This form of potstand would be used on the bars of a kitchen range or fire front to keep a pot or kettle warm rather than used for cooking. This example is cast with an Aesthetic Movement design and although it is missing the tip of the foot it is complete and in good and working order and has been cleaned and lacquered. 8" x 6" and 3.5" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Elsleys Pink Brass Rim Lock with the original matching handle, 2 sets available RL642
Original, quality circa 1900, pink cast brass surface mounted door lock manufactured by Elsleys and Co in the Art Nouveau style. A replacement key and keep have been made to suit and the original pair of matching oval pink brass door handles are included. The lock and keep have a decorative flange all around, screw holes for mounting. The lock is not marked for Elsleys but we believe it was manufactured by them, and the patent adjustment handles are impressed to the reverse "Elsley's Patent". All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Lock backplate 6" x 4" x 7/8" front to back. Knob backplate 2.25" diam, handle 2.5" x 1.25" and 2.5" front to back. A second identical set may well be available with a different key of course. Price is per set. 
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Price: 525.00


Elsleys Pink Brass Rim Lock with the original matching handle, 2 sets available RL642



Nickel Rim Lock Set RL597
Nickel Rim Lock Set RL597
Original, quality surface mounted nickel door lock circa 1900, with the original keep and drop ring handle, a replacement key cut to fit and an oval nickel door knob to suit, this lock has the provision for a handle turn and a key lock. This superb lock and keep has a decorative flange all round with a pierced design of hearts and the lock has six screw holes for mounting and the keep has four. The lock fore end is impressed for the manufacturer " George Wragge Manchester ". A most unusual lock. All has been fully overhauled and has been cleaned and lacquered. All is complete and in good and working order. Lock 7" x 6.25" tall and 1" front to back. Keep 1.75" x 6.25" tall and 1" front to back. Price is for the set.  
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Price: 850.00


Opaline Glass Light Shade S236
Original, quality 1920's continental gas lamp shade. This shade has been fitted with a replacement, lacquered brass shade holder to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. With a clear and embossed body with a good flared out eight pointed outer rim. Complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall including holder and 6.25" widest. 
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Price: 156.00


Opaline Glass Light Shade S236



Opaline Glass Light Shade S235
Opaline Glass Light Shade S235
Original, quality 1920's pale opaline coloured glass electric lamp shade with a creamy colour and pinched in outer rim, to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. Complete and in good and working order. 4.75" tall and 3.5" widest. 
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Price: 145.00


Set of 3 Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades S233
Original, quality set of three matching 1920's continental gas light shades. These shades have been fitted with replacement, lacquered brass shade holders to fit standard, modern, UK electric bulb holders. These super shades have bold vaseline vertical stripes on a natural vaseline background and pinched in outer rims. Complete and in good and working order. 5" tall including holders and 4" widest. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 750.00


Set of 3 Vaseline Glass Lamp Shades S233



Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S937
Vaseline Glass Lamp Shade S937
Original, quality 1920's, glass electric light shade to fit a standard, modern, UK electric bulb holder. This superb bell shaped example has a matt finish on vaseline glass with vertical line decoration and a colour variation from vaseline green at the top, to opaline colour near the base and a cranberry coloured rim. A most unusual combination of colours, complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 5.25" widest.  
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Price: 350.00


Red on White Minton Tile, 5 available T171
Original, quality late 19th century Minton Tile of a serious Arts and Crafts design of red decoration on an off white background. Four in good order and one chipped. 6" x 6" x 0.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Red on White Minton Tile, 5 available T171



Arts and Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Arts and Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped small brass tray, probably for visiting cards. This example with an Arts and Crafts feel has a shaped gallery and a totally beaten bottom surface. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 9.25" x 7.25" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T126
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper drinks tray with a 'pie crust' gallery and the detail of a 'Cod type fish to the centre. The reverse is stamped "Newlyn" for the maker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 15.5" x 8.75" and 1". 
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Price: 265.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T126



Newlyn Copper Tray T122
Newlyn Copper Tray T122
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped copper drinks tray with a rolled over rim a hammered finish to the floor, a punched scalloped border design and stamped to the upper surface 'Newlyn' for the 'Newlyn School' in Cornwall. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 18.75" x 7.75" x 0.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Aesthetic Movement Glazed Tile, 3 available T169
Original, quality late 19th century pictorial glazed tile in the aesthetic movement style with a two colour decoration of seed pods and flowers on a cream background. The left hand tile has a miniscule chip to the top left hand corner and a glazing hairline to the surface otherwise all are complete and in good order. 6" x 6" x 0.25". Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Aesthetic Movement Glazed Tile, 3 available T169



Set of 12 Brown Westhead Moore Tiles T160
Set of 12 Brown Westhead Moore Tiles T160
Original, quality set of 12 matching late 19th century very clean white ceramic tiles with a feathery or fern fronds design in a plum colour. The reverse of the tiles are printed in the same plum colour 'T505', and most are faintly embossed "Brown Westhead Moore". Two tiles have a very, very minor chip to the corner, otherwise, all are perfect.6" x 6" x 0.25". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 275.00


8" Minton Pictorial Tile T149
Original, quality 1920's, superb 8" glazed pictorial tile embossed to the reverse for the manufacturer "Mintons China Works, Stoke-on-Trent" and "Made in England". This larger than average tile is one of a set of 12 produced by Mintons and designed by J Moyr Smith depicting various scenes from Sir Walter Scott's novels, this one entitled "Fair Maid of Perth" and the scene "Bonthron Accuses Rothsay". Complete and perfect. 8" x 8" and 0.5".  
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Price: 185.00


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Maws Pictorial Tile T109
Maws Pictorial Tile T109
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cream coloured glazed ceramic tile, with a very detailed design of fruit and flowers, with a circular panel of a bird on a branch, all in the Aesthetic Movement style. The reverse is embossed "Maw and Co Ltd, England" and "AO" and all is complete and in good order. 6" x 66" and 0.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Benson Copper Tray T130
Original, quality circa 1880 / 1900, oval shaped heavy copper tea tray with a stepped outer edge. This super tray is stamped to the underside "W.A.S. Benson" for the designer / manufacturer of serious Arts and Crafts items. This shape is the first we have seen. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 14" x 23.5" and 1" tall. 
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Price: 400.00


Benson Copper Tray T130



Large Nickel Plated Tray T116
Large Nickel Plated Tray T116
Original, quality 1920's, large silver or nickel plated tea / drinks tray in the Arts and Crafts style. This example is stamped to the reverse for the manufacturer "James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield" and engraved to the front centre "Presented to Hilton Grundy Esq. As a token of esteem from his old boys Oct 1923." The exaggerated shape has a pie crust rim, two handgrip recesses and an overall chiselled decoration. The plating is rubbed in places but not badly and the underside has not been cleaned or polished. A stunning tray, in good working order. 19.5" x 26" and 1.5" front to back.  
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Price: 245.00


Galleon Copper Tray T85
Original, quality 1930's circular copper drinks tray, with a scalloped rim and a hand beaten design of a galleon to the tray, with a background of bubbles. Stamped to the reverse "Handmade". This example was probably made by 'J and F Pool of Hayle in Cornwall' and it has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 11.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 115.00


Galleon Copper Tray T85



Oval Brass Tea Tray T55
Oval Brass Tea Tray T55
Original, quality heavy brass, oval shaped tea/drinks tray, circa 1900/1920's, with a raised outer rim and open ring handles to each end. This tray was originally nickel plated and much of this has remained on the underside. The raised border has a rope twist embossed decoration, the handles have a beaded design and the main tray has a repeated motif of acanthus leaves and flower heads around the outer edge and an oval design to the centre. A super quality tray. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 27" including handles x 17" and 1.75".  
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Price: 300.00


Benson Copper Tray and Tea Set TP25
Original, quality, circa 1880 / 1900, copper tea tray and four piece tea set of an unusual form, designed by W.A.S. Benson in the Art and Crafts manner. This super oval tray with a soft gallery and rolled over ends to act as handles is stamped to the underside "W.A.S Benson", Although the rest of set is not; he was known not to mark everything. This tea set is well illustrated in reference works published on Benson & Co. The teapot and milk jug have brass pouring lips and handles and the copper lid of the teapot has a knob turned in cowhorn always associated with Benson. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order, with no dents or damage to be seen. Tray 21.5" x 9" x 1.5". Teapot 6" tall, 3.75" wide and 5" including handle. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 650.00


Benson Copper Tray and Tea Set TP25



Benson Copper and Brass Teapot TP24
Benson Copper and Brass Teapot TP24
Original, quality serious Art and Crafts copper and brass teapot circa 1880 / 1900, designed and manufactured by WAS Benson. This super example has a "genie lamp" shape with a copper body and cast brass spout, loop handle, circular base and circular lid with a turned horn finial grip. There is no doubt this was manufactured by Benson, although it is not marked as such. Apart from a minor dent to one side on the upper rim, all is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 5.5" tall, 7.5" wide including handle and spout + 4.25" front to back. Plinth 2.5" diam and lid 2" diam. 
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Price: 400.00


Benson Copper and Brass Teapot TP23
Original, quality serious Art and Crafts copper and brass teapot circa 1880 / 1900, designed and manufactured by WAS Benson. This super example has a "genie lamp" shape with a copper body and cast brass spout, loop handle, circular base and circular lid with a turned horn finial grip. There is no doubt this was manufactured by Benson, although it is not marked as such. Apart from a minor dent to one side on the upper rim, all is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 7" tall, 9" wide including handle and spout + 5" front to back. Plinth 3.25" diam and lid 2.5" diam. 
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Price: 450.00


Benson Copper and Brass Teapot TP23



Pair of Morecambe Arts and Crafts Copper Vases V12
Pair of Morecambe Arts and Crafts Copper Vases V12
Original, quality pair of embossed copper spill vases with flared tops and bases circa 1900. This super pair of vases are embossed with stylised trees with leaves of an Arts and Crafts form and stamped to the undersides "Morecambe H.E.C" for the maker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good order. 6.75" tall, top diam 2.5" and base diam 2.25".  
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Price: 285.00

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