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Post Medieval 'William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck' Mayor of London Manuscript Letter 027343

Post Medieval 'William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck' Mayor of London Manuscript Letter
Paper, 12 grams, 20 x 26 cm. 1795 AD. A manuscript letter from William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809), twice Prime Minister, at the time of writing Lord Mayor of London; the letter in a copperplate hand on paper; dated 11th July 1795; reading "My Lord, Inclosed I transmit to your Lordship copies of an engagement which has been subscribed by several of the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council and other persons in consequence of the present scarcity of wheat; and I am to desire that your Lordship will take the earliest opportunity of communicating the same to the Aldermen & Common Council. I have the honour to be, My Lord, Your Lordship's Most Obedient humble servant, Portland. The Lord Mayor. Very fine condition. Provenance: private collection, south west England; acquired in the 1990s.
£175.00

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Post Medieval 'William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck' Mayor of London Manuscript Letter 027343
Post Medieval 'Charles Louis Auguste Fouquier' French Military Letter 027342

Post Medieval 'Charles Louis Auguste Fouquier, Duc de Belle-Isle' French Military Letter
Paper, 3.25 grams, 17 x 22 cm. 1759 AD. A manuscript letter on paper from the celebrated French military commander, the duc de Belle-Isle (1684-1761), dated Versailles, 22 May 1759; discussing regimental affairs; with old collection label, handwritten. Fine condition. Provenance: private collection, south west England; acquired in the 1990s.
£145.00

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Post Medieval 'Charles Louis Auguste Fouquier' French Military Letter 027342
Post Medieval 'Carved' Bone Belt Fitting Group 028162

Post Medieval 'Carved' Bone Belt Fitting Group
Bone, 47 grams, 32-49 mm. 18th century AD. A group of 5 belt fittings carved from bone with serrated edges, comprising: three square plates with openwork cross-and-pellet designs, each with two longitudinal piercings; a D-shaped buckle plate with two transverse piercings; a circular plate with broad hook to the rear, with pierced bar and cross-and-pellet motif, the bone plates were among a group strung together with the discoid hook plate at one end and the belt loop at the other. Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved. Provenance: from an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970s and 1980s; ex property of a city gentleman.
£120.00

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Post Medieval 'Carved' Bone Belt Fitting Group 028162
Post Medieval Geogian 'Dimpled' Thimble 025192

Post Medieval Georgian 'Dimpled' Thimble
White metal, 2.62 grams, 15.96 mm. 18th century AD. A bell-shaped thimble with domed upper face. The mouth features a gusseted collar and the upper body is covered with lines of impressed dimples. Above the collar are placed the initials 'EH', inverted in relation to the dome. Reference: McConnel, B. The Collector's Guide to Thimbles, London, 1996 p.39. Fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
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Post Medieval Geogian 'Dimpled' Thimble 025192
Post-Medieval 'Harlequin' Figurine Arm 026956

Post-Medieval 'Harlequin' Figurine Arm
Gilt copper-alloy, 135 grams, 86.84 mm including stand. 18th century AD. A cast right arm from a harlequin figurine, bent at the elbow. The hand grips a coiled scroll. The sleeve is ornamented with lozenge patterns and vertical parallel stripes and a thick cuff. It is mounted on a custom-made stand. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Hampshire, UK.
£140.00

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Post-Medieval 'Harlequin' Figurine Arm 026956
Post-Medieval 'Bird-Head' Hawking Whistle 027798

Rare Post-Medieval 'Bird-Head' Hawking Whistle
Copper-alloy, 32.98 grams, 48.83 mm. 17th century AD. A cast hawking whistle with bird-head detail to the body, scooped stem and flat handle. Fair condition, tip of beak lost in antiquity. Provenance: found Norfolk, UK.
£110.00

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Post-Medieval 'Bird-Head' Hawking Whistle 027798
Post-Medieval 'Locking' Double-Loop Buckle 016673

Post-Medieval 'Locking' Double-Loop Buckle
Copper-alloy, 19.61 grams, 51.68 mm. 17th century AD. A rectangular double-loop buckle. The outer edges of the frame are ornamented with scrolled and notched features, and raised chamfered panels. The central bar is pivoted at each end with a triangular tongue to one side and plaque to the other with discoid finial and domed attachment lug to the reverse. Reference: Whitehead, R. Buckles 1250-1800, Hatfield Peverel, 1996 item 565. Fine condition. Provenance: found Essex, UK.
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Post-Medieval 'Locking' Double-Loop Buckle 016673
Post Medieval 'Pirate' Grapeshot Weapon 025445

Post Medieval 'Pirate' Grapeshot Weapon
Lead and iron, 35.54 grams, 37.61 mm. 17th-18th century AD. An unusual grapeshot fragment being a lead ball cast around a nail, designed to be fired as canister shot in an anti-personel weapon during a naval engagement. Fine condition. Provenance: Found Bahamas, West Indies; with a Certificate of Authenticity.
£60.00

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Post Medieval 'Pirate' Grapeshot Weapon 025445
Post Medieval 'William IV' House of Lords Admission Pass 027477

Post Medieval 'William IV' House of Commons Admission Pass
Paper, 1.82 grams, 18.5 cm. 1832 AD. A hand-written Pass on watermarked paper giving admission to Gallery of the House of Commons, addressed to the Doorkeepers instructing them to 'Admit the Bearer' dated 10th July 1838 and signed 'Montford'. Very fine condition. Unusual. Provenance: from an old Essex collection.
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Post Medieval 'William IV' House of Lords Admission Pass 027477
Post Medieval Georgian 'Zoomorphic' Silver-Gilt Fitting 025418

Post Medieval Georgian 'Zoomorphic' Silver-Gilt Fitting
Silver-gilt, 17.76 grams, 83.82 mm. 18th century AD. A silver-gilt elliptical-section fitting comprising a bulb and collar, curved bar and beast-head finial; the bar with leaf-scrolls to the upper end, textured background and four ribs with scrolled ends; the beast-head with ring-and-dot eye, curled lips and scrolled ear behind; the finial a pointed claw. Very fine condition. Provenance: ex Mallard collection, acquired before 1980.
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Post Medieval Georgian 'Zoomorphic' Silver-Gilt Fitting 025418
Post Medieval 'Barrel-Shaped' Lock 027047

Post Medieval 'Barrel-Shaped' Lock
Iron, 225 grams, 16.5 cm. Circa 17th-18th century AD. A barrel-shaped iron lock with square section bar. Fine condition. Provenance: ex property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1975.
£85.00

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Post Medieval 'Barrel-Shaped' Lock 027047
Post Medieval 'Rectangular' Lock 027046

Post Medieval 'Rectangular' Lock
Iron, 200 grams, 87.23 mm. Circa 17th-18th century AD. A rectangular iron lock, bar mounted centrally on the upper face. Fine condition. Provenance: ex property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1975.
£55.00

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Post Medieval 'Rectangular' Lock 027046
Post Medieval 'D-Shaped' Lock 027044

Post Medieval 'D-Shaped' Lock
Iron, 280 grams, 72.11 mm. Circa 17th-18th century AD. A D-shaped in section iron lock, bar mounted centrally on the upper face. Fine condition. Provenance: ex property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1975.
£65.00

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Post Medieval 'D-Shaped' Lock 027044
George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token 025225

Rare George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token
Gold, 2.02 grams, 15.61 mm. Dated 1762. Obverse: second laureate head right with short hair. Reverse: crowned shield of arms with 1762 either side of crown. In the 18th and 19th centuries love tokens were handmade by suitors who gave them to their sweethearts. Poorer working class young men made their tokens from copper coins. The wealthy young man could use a silver or very rarely a gold coin. It was the custom for a gentleman to bend a coin and give it to his beloved as a token of his love and a sign of his intention to marry her. The coin was not to be spent, but instead, to be carried always by the woman as a demonstration of her fidelity, a constant reminder to her each time she opened her purse. S. 3741. Very fine condition, bent s-shaped as a 'Love Token'.
£350.00

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George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token 025225
Post-Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble 018712

Post Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble
Silver, 4.43 grams, 25.17 mm. 1835 AD. A delicate silver thimble with radiating 'starburst' decoration on the side and top. The rim is turned, with a plain band above featuring stamped symbols. The centres of some of the starbursts have been pierced. The stamped hallmark symbols are a capital 'B' in a cartouche; maker's mark 'JT&S' in a rectangle, lion passant in a rectangle for Sterling silver; three sheaves and a sword on a heater shield, the mark for Chester assay office; capital R in a cartouche, the style of which is for the year 1835 (other appearances of date letter 'r' are script, gothic or lower case). Reference: McConnel, B. The Collector's Guide to Thimbles, London, 1996, p.81. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
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Post-Medieval William IV 'Chester 1835' Silver Thimble 018712
Post-Medieval 'Temperance Society' Bifacial Medal 018219

Post-Medieval 'Temperance Society' Bifacial Medal
Pewter, 6.54 grams, 33.63 mm. Circa 19th century AD. A cast pewter vesica-shaped medal of bifacial type, with one flat and one modelled face. The flat face bears a central expanding-arm cross with foliage between, surrounded by the legend 'ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD WHETHER ...DR..' possibly a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 10:31''Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." To the reverse, the figure of an armoured warrior spearing a dragon, surrounded by the legend '..GEORGE OF ENGLAND..[TEM]PERANCE...". Fine condition. Provenance: found Chadwell St Mary, Essex, UK.
£75.00

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Post-Medieval 'Temperance Society' Bifacial Medal 018219
Post-Medieval 'Openwork' Belt Hanger 023857

Post-Medieval 'Openwork' Belt Hanger
Tinned copper-alloy, 11.88 grams, 46.95 mm. Circa 17th-18th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt fitting with rectangular slot and piriform socket below with shell detail terminal. The reverse of the shell is scooped to accept a T-shaped suspension mount. The surface is tinned to the outer face. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Tilbury, Essex, UK.
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Post-Medieval 'Openwork' Belt Hanger 023857
Post-Medieval 'Lady of Fashion' Embossed Figural Plate 008184

Post-Medieval 'Lady of Fashion' Embossed Figural Plate
Copper-alloy, 1.32 grams, 25.47 mm. Circa 18th century AD. A discoid foil plate bearing an embossed design of a lady of fashion bust facing left, with elaborately dressed hair and gown. The foil is about 0.5 mm thick, and has a scalloped profile. Fine condition, split longitudinally in antiquity. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£15.00

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Post-Medieval 'Lady of Fashion' Embossed Figural Plate 008184
Post-Medieval 'Recurved' Nutcrackers 020456

Post-Medieval 'Recurved' Nutcrackers
Copper-alloy, 57.90 grams, 102.91 mm. Circa 18th century AD. A pair of cast nutcrackers comprising a hinge and flat plates with punched triangular keying, round-section ribbed arms with recurved elliptical-section grips. Reference: Fine condition, complete. Provenance: found near Wigan, UK.
£90.00

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Post-Medieval 'Recurved' Nutcrackers 020456
Victorian 'Reversible' Nutcracker 020557

Victorian 'Reversible' Nutcracker
Iron, 190 grams, 140.24 mm. Circa mid 19th century AD. A cast iron nutcracker comprising two round-section handles with bulb insets and transverse ribbed terminals rising to flat rectangular plates, their surfaces keyed to grip the shell, attached to a pivot plate with a wider and a narrower central bar, allowing various sizes of nut to be opened. Very fine condition, complete and usable. Provenance: found near Wigan, Lancashire, England.
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Victorian 'Reversible' Nutcracker 020557
Georgian 'Reversible' Nutcracker 020556

Georgian 'Reversible' Nutcracker
Iron, 85 grams, 116.16 mm. Circa 18th century AD. A cast iron nutcracker comprising two round-section handles with flat rectangular plates, their surfaces keyed to grip the shell, attached to a pivot plate with a wider and a narrower central bar, allowing various sizes of nut to be opened. Very fine condition, complete and usable. Provenance: found near Wigan, Lancashire, England.
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Georgian 'Reversible' Nutcracker 020556
Georgian 'Bulb-Headed' Hair Pin / Bodkin 019918

Georgian 'Bulb-Headed' Hair Pin / Bodkin
Silver, 5.32 grams, 88.07 mm. 18th century AD. A rectangular-section shaft with a bulbous knop at the top. The shaft is pierced at the tope with a circular hole and below this is placed a rectangular slot. The initials RN are inscribed below the slot in voided capitals. Bodkins were used in the Tudor and Stuart periods as female dress accessories; the upper hole was used to attach a pearl pendant to the shaft. Reference: Bailey, G. Detector Finds Vol.3, Witham, 1997 p.77 item 15. Very fine condition, some distortion to lower end. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£185.00

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Georgian 'Bulb-Headed' Hair Pin / Bodkin 019918
Victorian Period 'Head of Zulu' Toy Finial 020538

Victorian Period 'Head of Zulu' Toy Finial
Lead, 24.44 grams, 27.30 mm. Circa late 19th century AD. A cast bifacial mount in the form of a grimacing male face with short hair, a heavy furrowed brow, c-shaped ears, rounded nose and inflated cheeks which extend on both sides of a rectangular slot. The piece is pierced longitudinally with a quadrangular slot. Reference: cf. decorative pommels in Duprat, M Les jouets C.R, invention et fantaisie 1998, éditions Massin, page 201, also Détection Passion n° 52, mai-juin 2004. CR mark for Charles Rossignol. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.
£55.00

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Victorian Period 'Head of Zulu' Toy Finial 020538
Georgian 'Rococo' Figural Seal 018426

Georgian 'Rococo' Figural Seal
Copper-alloy and glass, 5.71 grams, 30.60 mm. Circa 1850 AD. A red glass intaglio set into a delicate rococo frame for use as a seal. The bronzework is a good example of Georgian style, its gentle curves imitating natural forms. The motif of the seal is a male figure in classical drapery, with a sabre in his raised right hand and a severed head in his left. The legend depicted possibly represents the decapitation of Medusa which is the culmination of the tale of Perseus, however there are many ancient stories to choose from in which a beheading forms a significant event. Reference: cf. Pateman, B. Collecting Seals, London, 2008, p.118 item 128. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found Gostershire, England.
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Georgian 'Rococo' Figural Seal 018426
19th Century 'Coin' Hair/Hat Pin 015400

Victorian 'Coin' Hair/Hat Pin
Silver, 2.37 grams, 67.31 mm. Dated 1882. The head of the pin formed from a 10 ore coin of Norway dated 1883. The pin shaft twisted and with a loop for a safety chain. Reference: Krause Norway KM#350. Provenance: found Hertfordshire. A good quality hair pin.
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19th Century 'Coin' Hair/Hat Pin 015400
Georgian 'Quillon' Rapier Hilt Fitting 015053

Georgian 'Quillon' Sword Hilt Fitting
Copper-alloy, 51.27 grams, 99.40 mm. Circa 18th century AD. Of cast form, with separately cast acanthus leaf terminals and fully gilded. The reverse with two fixing lugs. From a rapier or 'small' sword. Provenance: found Lincolnshire. A nice example.
£70.00

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Georgian 'Quillon' Rapier Hilt Fitting 015053
Queen Anne/Georgian 'Lever Type' Decorated Nutcrackers 008986

Queen Anne/Georgian 'Lever Type' Decorated Nutcrackers
Copper alloy, 49.76 grams; 90.99 mm. Circa 1700-1750. A well made and decorated pair of lever type nut and seed crackers made for small nuts from indigenous English trees, not the large tropical varieties available today. Full working order, professionally cleaned and conserved and in very fine condition.

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Queen Anne/Georgian 'Lever Type' Decorated Nutcrackers 008986
Post Medieval Cooking Pot 010625

Post Medieval 'Dutch' Cooking Pot
Clay, 820 grams; 244.48 x 105.06 mm. Circa 18th century AD. A large medieval cooking pot with three short feet on a rounded base. The sides are of a ribbed style, high with a large out stepped rim and rolled lip; the handle is short and thick in cross section. Sparsely glazed on the outside, with some heat fractures in the base from use. A nice piece in very fine condition. From The Netherlands, made in the city of Bergen op Zoom.
£175.00

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Post Medieval Cooking Pot 010625


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