SILVER & OTHER ITEMS
MK I SEA MINE & CRADLE £600
white metal, two-piece model of a Mark I British mine of World War Two. Depicts the mine sitting on its cradle. The base is 11.5 x 11.5 cm and the whole thing stands approx. 15 cm high. The whole thing was pushed overboard and the cradle sank to the sea bed, releasing the mine on a metal chain to float beneath the surface.
CRUICKSHANK 1875 TROPHY £295
white metal trophy cup. The top depicts a shako with plume. Engraved on front George Cruickshank 1875. No other markings.
George Cruickshank (1792 - 1878) was graphic artists who joined the local militia aged only 11. He wrote "A Pop-gun" about his experience and in support of the volunteer movement. In 1859 he joined the 48th Middlesex Volunteer Corps and eventually became its commanding officer. The trophy was probably created in his honour. The trophy stands approx. 34 cm high.
MACE HEAD £525
white metal mace head. Victorian crown at top, on a cushion. Three lion masks on a laurel wreath. Under this is another Victorian crown with a rose, thistles and
shamrocks. Underneath is engraved a coat of arms. This depicts a crown above a heart, with a sword through it. Under this is a styalised fish over which is hanging a ribbon which has on it "AVISE LA FINE". The closest that we can find is the clan Kennedy crest.
The mace head is mounted on a wooden base. The base is 14.5 cm wide and the whole thing stands approx. 27 cm high.
No other stamps visible.
INDIAN-SILVER GOBLET - CAPT. H.R.W. LUMSDEN, 3RD
BENGAL INFANTRY £395
Silver goblet stands 17 cm high and base is 8 cm wide. Hallmarked on bottom for Hamilton & Co, Bombay. According to the History and Marks of Hamilton & Co. this
dates some time after 1868. Engraved with the badge of the 3rd Bengal Infantry and "Presented by Captain H.R.W. Lumsden on Appointment as 2nd in command 26th Novr. 1892". Supplied with a wooden base.
Henry Richmond William Lumsden was commissioned in the East Surrey Regiment before transferring to the Bengal Staff Corps in 1879. He retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel with medals for service in Afghanistan 1878-80, the Sikkim Expedition 1888 (severely wounded), Punjab Frontier 1897 and the First World War. He died in 1923 in Portsmouth.
SILVER CUP LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE 1939 £425
Hallmarked Birmingham 1938, maker mark is rubbed by ends "CCoLtd". Cup is 11.5 cm high and 8.5 cm across the base.
Cup is engraved with the badge of the London Rifle Brigade and many signatures. Around the base is engraved "SERGEANTS MESS LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE 3 AUG 1939". The 1st LRB became a motorized regiment in 1941 and served in North Africa and Italy.
COASTER WITH 34TH FOOT BUTTON INSET £180
Would have been silver-plated originally. No stamps. Base is 13 cm across and 18 cm across the top. Stands 5 cm high. Button is 2.5 cm diameter.
XXXIV inside a garter strap which has "NOW OR NEVER" on it. Crown above.
The 34th Foot were the Cumberland Regiment
COMMUNION SET £345
Cased wine jug, plate and goblet
Each piece hallmarked Sheffield 1931
|CHAPLAIN'S WINE JUG
Hallmarked London 1855
|ROYAL ARTILLERY £49
Silver shield on plaque: 9th (KABUL 1842) A.J. ROBINS GALI SPORTS 1936 LIGHT BATTERY RA.
Hallmarked London 1933
| 9TH LANCERS NAMED SILVER SPOON
9th Lancers crossed lances and crossed rifles. Hallmarked on back but difficult to read.
On back of handle engraved: TPR. G. SANDFORD 1923
|PAIR OF WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
SILVER SPOON £40
Hallmarked but difficult to read. Spoons have QEII crown, 14 and a horse on handle (doesn't show very well on picture).