A sweet little pair of cut glass salt pots sporting sterling silver and mother of pearl tops. The tops feature a pierced mother of pearl circle (one of which has a small crack to the top surface of the mother of pearl), set into a sterling silver mount. As shown in the pictures, one pot has been used, and the inside of the glass is clouded. Other than this they are in reasonable condition (a couple of minor chips to the clear pot at the waisted section where one style of cutting joins the other). These would probably have been part of a picnic set from the 1920s. They measure just 5cm tall. Marks read Sterling 925, R, lion passant
A good rare 7 inch dial, George III mahogany English pad cased bracket clock in full working order. The case has fishscale fretwork detail, with cast brass carrying handle and stands on brass bracket feet. The 8-day double fusee movement strikes hours on a bell, has a pull repeat, also has a strike/silent (visible on pic 2) and is a lever escapement. It is an excellent timekeeper. The dial is unusual as it is a convex 7 inch dial in superb white enamel The dial is signed Finer & Nowland, London.
A pair of binocular periscopes by Huet, Paris, dating to WW2 for use in the trenches. They are in working order, and the right hand tube has a sight measure imprinted into the lens, which is complete and still readable when you look through the optics.The lenses are in good condition, but could do with a clean, as there are a few specks of dirt internally, but no scratches, cracks or chips. The periscopes have their original leather neck strap and original leather carrying case. Interesting talking point, or good military collectors piece. Marked MG HUET PARIS No 14943, 8x 24 decigrades . There is some general wear but they are overall in good working condition.
A large Georgian floor standing corner cupboard, made from mahogany, with raised panels on the doors. The doors having their original H shape hinges, and inlaid ivory escucheons and key. The arched doors open to reveal reveal 3 interior shelves, and three small drawers with brass knobs. The cupboard stands on mahogany bracket feet. The cupboard is in original condition, nice patina
A late 19th Century brass drum microscope with fitted wooden case circa 1885 with a simple push / pull focus and single screw on lens. Screw off eyepiece and four slides included. The microscope has no makers mark on it. There are some dents to the back of the brass column, see photo, but they do not affect its function. Microscope 15.5cm H x 4.5cm base diameter, box 17.5cm long.