ANTIQUES FOR SALE

Hi there! If you’re reading this, then by some horrible twist of fate, you’ve ended up on the page of my blog where I list all the antiques which I’ve got for sale!

Anyway, while you’re here, have a look around! Everything here is for sale! Just keep in mind a few details… 

1). All listed prices are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

2). All payments should be made through PayPal.

3). All sales are FINAL, so please choose carefully.

4). If you have any questions, please email me on the address provided.

5). Feel free to make reasonable offers. If I have something listed for $250 and you offer me $65, don’t be surprised if I say no!

6). All prices are plus postage. This means that the final cost incurred with each purchase is the price of the item, plus the price of postage (determined by distance and weight of the package).

Questions & Answers and Payment

If you want to purchase any of the items shown here, if you have any questions about the items on sale, or if you wish to make an offer on any of the item listed here, please email me at:

contact@throughouthistory.com

I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, and consider any reasonable offers. We’ll also be able to finalise details for payments to be made through PayPal.


ITEMS FOR SALE

All items listed beyond this point are for sale! Feel free to browse. Use the email address listed above to send me any questions you might have, or to make an offer to buy something. Thank you!


SILVERWARE

N.B: All items of silverware sold here are solid silver, unless stated otherwise. They will be marked STERLING SILVER (or other recognised abbreviations), 800, 925 (or other recognised silver marks), or will possess traditional European-style hallmarks.

Unless it is absolutely impossible to photograph the hallmarks, photographs of marks will be included with each listing.


>STERLING SILVER SALT CELLARS<

ITEM: ONE PAIR of circular salt-cellars,
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: London, England.
DATE: 1893
DIMENSIONS: 5cm across, each.
PRICE: $250AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

A pair of very cute sterling silver salt-cellars (without liners or gilding), with repousse sides and crimped edges. Excellent antique condition. No dents or damage, hallmarks crisp and clear for London, Sterling, 1893.

 


>STERLING SILVER FOOTED BON-BON DISH<

ITEM: Circular, sterling silver bon-bon bowl.
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: Sheffield, England.
DATE: 1971
DIMENSIONS: 11.5cm diameter, 5.25cm high, 5cm across the foot.
PRICE: $250AUD + Post, or Best Offer

REMARKS:

Lovely circular, footed silver bon-bon bowl or candy-dish with highly decorated border. In excellent condition and with no damage.

Sits level on flat surface with no wobbling. Hallmarks on the underside of the bowl, as shown:


>PIERCED OVAL SILVER BON-BON BASKETS<

ITEM: One pair of pierced silver bon-bon baskets.
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: Sheffield, England.
DATE: 1901.
DIMENSIONS: 12.25cm across, 8.5cm wide.
PRICE: $250AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS: 

One pair of oval-shaped, pierced sterling silver bon-bon baskets made by James Dixon & Sons, hallmarked for Sheffield, 1901. Excellent condition, with matching hallmarks.


>CONTINENTAL SILVER GERMAN SNUFFBOX<

ITEM: Snuffbox
MATERIAL: Continental Silver. 800.
COUNTRY: Germany. Crown & Crescent hallmark for Imperial Germany.
DATE: Ca. 1900.
DIMENSIONS: 6.8 x 1.25 x 4.0 centimeters.
PRICE: $450AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

Beautiful continental silver snuffbox with repousse sides and lid. Rectangular shape with gilt interior. No damage and hinge is in good condition. Marks on the underside are the Crown and Crescent, for Imperial Germany, and ‘800’ for 80% silver (continental standard).

There are no dents, cracks, chips or other imperfections. Would be excellent for any collection of silver boxes, snuffboxes, silverware, etc.


>VICTORIAN-ERA STERLING SILVER RIBBED BOWL<

ITEM: Ribbed Sterling Silver Bowl
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: Sheffield, England.
DATE: 1884.
DIMENSIONS: 10cm across, at the rim. 5.2cm high including base. 5.1cm across, at the base.
PRICE: $250AUD + Post or Best Offer.

REMARKS: 

A beautiful, round, sterling silver bowl with ribbed repousse surface. No cracks, dents, dings or other damage. Hallmarks are clear and crisp, for Sheffield, sterling silver, 1884, and the duty mark of Queen Victoria.

Would be great for serving sugar, chocolate bonbons, etc, or acting as a catch-bowl for all your pocket-litter at the front door, like keys, loose-change, pocketknives, etc.


>STERLING SILVER WEIGHTED CANDLESTICKS<

ITEM: Weighted sterling silver candlesticks
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: Birmingham, England.
DATE: 1960
DIMENSIONS: 6.5cm high. 4.5cm across the top. 7.25cm across the bottom.
PRICE: $350AUD + Post or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

A beautiful pair of weighted, sterling silver tabletop candlesticks. Would look great on a sideboard, mantlepiece or small dining-table. Both are in excellent, presentation condition and sit on flat surface without wobbling.

They both have smooth, cork bases, and full hallmarks struck to the bottom edges, and partial marks inside each candle-cup.


>STERLING SILVER BON-BON BASKETS<

ITEM: ONE PAIR of octagonal, sterling silver pierced bon-bon baskets
MATERIAL: Sterling Silver 925.
COUNTRY: Birmingham, England.
DATE: 1912.
DIMENSIONS: 9cm from point-to-point, 6cm across the base, 2cm high.
PRICE: $200AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

A beautiful set of sterling silver bon-bon baskets, for serving chocolates in. Excellent, as-new condition, with clear hallmarks on the bases, as shown.

The marks are for Syner & Beddowes, Birmingham, sterling silver, 1912. The silver has been polished to a mirror-shine, and both pieces are in ready-to-use condition!


>STERLING SILVER CRUET SET<

ITEM: Octagonal three-piece sterling silver cruet-set with glass liners and spoons.
MATERIAL: Glass, sterling silver 925.
COUNTRY: Birmingham, England.
DATE: 1922.
DIMENSIONS: 5cm x 3.5cm x 2.5cm (salt-cellar). 5cm x 3.5cm x 3.25cm (mustard-pot), 5.25cm high (pepper-pot).
PRICE: $350AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

Gorgeous, three-piece sterling silver condiment set with sterling silver mustard & salt-spoons, and original glass liners.

Everything is in excellent, working condition. There are no chips, cracks, dents or other damage on the silver bodies, or on the glass liners inside the mustard-pot or the salt-cellar. The seal on the pepper-pot is good and tight. This would look amazing on a little silver tray on a dining-table.

NB: Please note that the spoons are a marriage to the cruet-set, but they are a pair, and they are sterling silver, as shown in the photograph above. Despite this, all five pieces are being sold as a complete set.


>STERLING SILVER OVAL PILL BOX<

ITEM: Sterling silver oval pillbox with repousse decorations.
MATERIAL: Sterling silver 925.
COUNTRY: Unknown.
DATE: Unknown.
DIMENSIONS: 6.6cm across, 4.7cm wide, 3cm high.
PRICE: $180AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

Cute little silver pillbox in oval form with repousse floral decorations on lid and sides, marked ‘STG. SIL’ (for ‘Sterling Silver’) on inside rim.

Excellent condition and great for pills, tablets, breath-mints…whatever you can fit in there!

BRASSWARE

All items sold here will be solid brass, bronze or copperware.


>SOLID COPPER CARRIAGE WARMER<

ITEM: Victorian-era Copper Carriage-Warmer
MATERIAL: Copper, rubber (seal).
COUNTRY: Unknown. Probably England.
DATE: Ca. 1870-1900.
DIMENSIONS: 27cm long x 14cm wide x 10cm high.
PRICE: $185AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

Large, solid copper carriage-warmer. Holds 3L+ of water and will stay hot for several hours under ideal conditions. This would’ve been filled with boiling water and wrapped in a cloth or put in a drawstring pouch. It would then have rested on the floor of a horse-drawn carriage and would’ve been used to keep passengers’ feet warm (hence the minor dents in the top).

In great, working condition. No cracks, leaks or holes. The old rubber seal has been replaced with a fresh one, and provided it’s wrapped up before being filled with hot water, it is perfectly safe to use. It will stay hot for several, several hours, and works great as a bedtime hot-water bottle.


>BRASS SPICE MILL/COFFEE MILL<

ITEM: Vintage brass spice-mill or coffee mill.
MATERIAL: Brass.
COUNTRY: Turkey.
DATE: Unknown.
DIMENSIONS: 18cm high.
PRICE: $100AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS: 

Quirky brass spice-mill or coffee-mill (could be used for either. These were originally invented for the Greek Army as coffee-mills). Works great as a mill to grind pepper, salt or other spices as-needed, with collection-cup underneath to prevent spills.

Very compact and robust. Easily disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. Would look attractive on a kitchen counter even when it’s not being used.

 

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OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

Antique optical equipment such as magnifying glasses, binoculars, telescopes and opera-glasses will be sold here. Each piece will have been carefully cleaned, restored and repaired prior to listing, and will be in working condition.


>VICTORIAN-ERA POCKET SPYGLASS<

ITEM: Victorian-era pocket spyglass.
MATERIAL: Glass, Brass, Leather.
COUNTRY: Unknown.
DATE: Unknown. Likely anywhere between 1870-1910.
DIMENSIONS: 15cm (closed), and 40cm (open).
PRICE: $275AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

Fully-functional and carefully restored Victorian-era pocket spyglass or telescope. Solid brass construction with original lenses and fresh leather covering (original leather covering was non-existent).

Features six lenses in sequence. Eyepiece-cartridge (2 lenses), erector cartridge (two lenses) and objective cartridge (2 lenses).

This three-draw pocket telescope is in perfect working condition and is capable of clear sight for several hundred meters, with an excellent field of view and sharp focusing.

Draw-tubes slide in and out with smooth, flawless action, and the eyepiece shutter slides open and shut with ease. Would make a great gift, or addition to a collection. Can be used for display purposes, or for active use.

It comes exactly as shown in photographs. No objective lens-cap is included (like the original leather covering, it was nowhere to be found when purchased). This telescope has been fully disassembled, cleaned, serviced and reassembled and is in ready-to-use condition.

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MISCELLANEOUS & BRIC-A-BRAC

All items sold here are antique or vintage items which don’t fit into any of the other categories.


>VICTORIAN ERA ROAST SKEWERS<

ITEM: ONE PAIR of Victorian-era carbon-steel roast skewers.
MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
COUNTRY: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
DIMENSIONS: 8.5in. long, as shown in photograph.
PRICE: $75AUD + Post, or Best Offer.

REMARKS:

What we’ve got here is a pair of steel roast-skewers. These would’ve been driven through a roasted joint and hammered into the wooden carving-board in the kitchen using a mallet or hammer, before the entire thing was taken out to the dining room to be served. The skewers held the roast in place, to stop it rolling around while it was being carved. It also helped it to keep its shape and improve presentation.