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A Rare 17th Century Flemish Tooled Leather Clad Marriage Casket. The rectangular casket with domed lid surmounted by a swing elaborately decorated with intricate stamped embellishments enriched with gilding incorporating clasps hand motifs in lozenge panels to the front and portrait heads of man & wife to the sides. Standing on brass bun feet, 5'' (13 cm) high [handle down], 7½'' (19 cm) wide, 4¾''...

£3,000 - £4,000

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A Rare & Fabulous Reconstructed Gothic Gilt Copper Pricket Candlestick. The later conical pricket mounted on a 13th Century Limoges base pierced and chiselled with undulating lizards above a band of applied Gothic text depicted in silver. The base raised on the backs of three 15th century recumbent lions with intricately chiselled detailing, 9'' (23 cm) in height. [Formerly in the Collection of Nicolas...

£2,000 - £3,000

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A Small & Rare Gothic Bronze Zoomorphic Pricket Candlestick in the form of a stag with antler and pricket to it's back. 6'' (15 cm) high, 3½'' (9 cm) in length. [A similar example, possibly from the same workshop, listed as German & North European, 14th Century sold at Vente Prunier Normandy 2010]

£3,500 - £4,000

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A Small & Extremely Rare Medieval Bronze Thorny Stemmed Pricket Candlestick, late 12th / Early 13th Century Romanesque Period. The pricket centring a trefoil top above a round stem projecting thorny spikes and raised on a tripod base with barbed legs, thought to replicate the thorns of Christ, 4½'' (11.5 cm) high.

£2,500 - £3,000

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A 15th/16th Century Bronze Bénitier. The bulbous vessel with pierced lug handles to the rim raised on a round flared foot, 2¼'' (6 cm) high, 2'' (5 cm) in diameter.

£250 - £300

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A Small 16th Century French Wrought Iron Missal Box. The slightly domed lid chased with bands of birds, foliage, renaissance anthropomorphic scrolls and adorned with two brass lion mask roundel studs, 2½'' (6.5 cm) high, 3¼'' (8 cm) wide, 5'' (13 cm) deep.

£1,600 - £2,000

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An Important Late 17th Century Cast Bronze Mortar attributed to Nicolas De La Paix (1645/9 - 1722). The mortar decorated with medallions representing King Louis XIV, Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and his wife Marguerite d'Orleans and a medallion with Bacchus alternated with caryatids and fleur-de-lis. The frieze bearing the name 'I.CAVELIER' and date 1692. 5½'' (154 cm) high, 8'' (20...

£6,000 - £8,000

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A Large French Henri IV Candlestick 'à la Colonne Romaine', Circa 1590/1620. The moulded socket with a lobed collar above a stop fluted columnar stem with foliate crested capital, leading down to a wide spread circular foot, 11½'' (29 cm) in height.

£3,000 - £4,000

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A 16th Century Nuremberg Spulenleuchter-type Candlestick. The light-weight brass stick having a rim moulded socket above a tall slender ribbed stem centred by an iron rod, peened to a round spread foot, 10'' (25 cm) high.

£1,400 - £1,800

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A 16th Century Nuremberg Gilt Brass Alms Dish. The repoussé centre panel depicting The Spies of Canaan carrying a giant bunch of grapes between them, in a ornamental band, gadrooned sides and punch-worked border with rolled rim, 13½'' (34 cm) in diameter.

£1,100 - £1,400

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A Fine 17th Century Hand Wrought Iron Ladle decorated with chased square unions, elaborate copper & brass inlay and bright engraving, 21'' (53 cm) in length.

£300 - £400

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A Large Gothic Bronze Holy Water Bucket, German 15th century. The ring moulded body raised on three stylised paw feet and having a flared rim with female face masks surmounts either side of the rim bearing a swing handle, 20'' (25 cm) high [handle down], 9'' (23 cm) in diameter.

£3,000 - £4,000

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An Important & Rare Netherlandish Romanesque Bronze Lavabo Circa 1300. The globular body raised on three legs with zoomorphic spouts either side and one lug for a handle to the rim (the other missing), 7'' (18 cm) high, 7½'' (19 cm) in diameter, 12½'' (32 cm) wide.

£8,000 - £12,000

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A Late Medieval Bronze Lavabo, Franco-Flemish, Circa 1500. The bulbous verdigris patinated body with zoomorphic spouts either side and a swing handle to the top threaded into raised knops either side cast as female heads, 6½'' (16.5 cm) [handle down], 13'' (33 cm) wide.

£2,800 - £3,200

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A 17th Century French Bronze Bell dated 1692. The verdrigris patinated ring moulded sides cast with the date either side of a fleuree cross, 13'' (33 cm) in height.

£800 - £1,200

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An Early 17th Century Bronze Bucket. The ring moulded cylindrical body with scratch mark 'M' below one of the side lugs threaded with swing handle. Standing on three feet 5'' (13 cm) high [handle down], 6'' (15 cm) wide. [reputed to have been dredged from the river Dijle in the cite of Mechelen].

£400 - £600

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A Medieval Bronze Jug, Flemish or English, 14th century, having a globular body and strap handle 6'' (15 cm) in height.

£2,400 - £3,000

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A Fabulous 16th Century French Wrought Iron Locksmith's Sign. The shield-shaped plaque embellished with applied Gothic keys and relief moulded locks, 13¼'' x 10½'' (33.5 cm x 26.5 cm).

£4,000 - £5,000

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A Good, Late 17th Century Iron Lock having a boxed sprung mechanism with four bolts on a decorative pierced repoussé back mount with engraved embellishments. 5'' (13 cm) high, 10¼'' (26 cm) wide.

£180 - £260

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A Fabulous Late 17th Century French Gilt Bronze & Iron Key. The gilded bow ornately cast with scrolls of crested acanthus. 8'' (18 cm) length, 2½'' (6.5 cm) wide.

£800 - £1,200

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A Large 18th Century Steel Key with double knopped bow, captive scrollwork within and an unusual bit of S-scroll cross section, 8¼'' (21 cm) in length, 2¼'' (6 cm) wide.

£100 - £150

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Three Antique Keys: A Large 18th Century Ribbon top Steel Key with an intricately cut bit on a cylindrical shaft with an old inventory label attached inscribed 'DRM November 1869'? 5¾'' (14.5 cm) in length, 2'' (5 cm) wide. An 18th/Early 19th Century Iron Pass Key with a ring threaded through the looped end of the banded shaft and an open toothed bit, 4¾'' (12 cm) in length, 1¼'' (3.5 cm) wide. And...

£200 - £250

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Three Iron Keys: A Late 16th/Early 17th Century Key having and inverted bi-foil bow with a hexagonal collar above a cylindrical shaft with simple bit. 5'' (13 cm) in length, 1½'' (4 cm) wide. Another probably 17th Century with a simple bit, 5½'' (14 cm) in length. The third 17th century, 4½'' (11.5 cm) in length, 1¾'' (4.5 cm) wide.

£100 - £150

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A Large 17th Century Iron Door Locking Mechanism, 14½'' (37 cm) wide, 10¾'' (27 cm) in depth.

£100 - £200

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A 18th Century Miniature Vice with Anvil, possibly an apprentice piece, the main body measuring 3'' (7.5 cm) in length.

£280 - £360

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A Small Late 17th Century French Cuir Bouilli Casket of rectangular form, having a hinged lid with iron swing handle to the centre, decorative iron corner brackets and hasp & lockplate with two catches to the front. The leather cladding embellished with geometric strapwork stamped with fleur-de-lis, 3½'' (9 cm) high, 6½'' (16.5 cm) wide, 4'' (10 cm) deep.

£700 - £800

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A Romanesque Verdigris Bronze Dodecahedron; each surface pierced with a circular aperture and cast with ball finials to each corner, 3½'' (9 cm) high.

£800 - £1,200

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A Chinese Bronze Burial Mirror, Tang Dynasty Circa 618-907 A.D. The discoid piece cast in relief to the back with two ducks, a pelican and phoenix amongst scrolling stems of foliage centred by a pierced knop handle. Patinated varying in colour from green to red, orange & black, with traces of corrosion and cuprite. 4¼'' (11 cm) in diameter, mounted on a purpose made display stand.

£500 - £600

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A Group of Four 17th Century Bronze Mortars; three with pestles. The largest cast with fleur-de-lys and having loop handles either side, 4¾'' (12 cm) high, 6½'' (16.5 cm) in diameter. The second also cast with fleur-de-lys to the flared sides, on a flat circular base 4'' (10 cm) high, 5'' (13 cm) in diameter. The third emblazoned with a Tudor rose either side 3½'' (19 cm) high, 4¼'' (11 cm) in diameter....

£200 - £400

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A French Renaissance Bronze Mortar, early 17th century, having an out-flared rim and four relief cast cherub heads adorning the sides, 3½'' (9 cm) high, 4¾'' (12 cm) in diameter.

£100 - £200

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A 17th Century Bronze Mortar with frieze band of cast decoration below a flared rim, and having a later pestle. The mortar 6¼'' (16 cm) high, 8'' (20 cm) in diameter.

£600 - £800

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A Small Bronze Skillet, probably 17th century having cast ropetwist embellishments to the legs, the pan 4¾'' (12 cm) in diameter, with upturned handle 10'' (25.5 cm) overall in width. And another diminutive bronze skillet 7¼'' (18 cm) overall in width.

£100 - £200

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A Good 17th Century Bronze Pestle & Mortar. The well patinated body with a wide flared rim and stepped foot moulding, 6¾'' (17 cm) high, 8¾'' (22 cm) in diameter.

£800 - £1,200

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A Late Medieval Bronze Mortar cast with zigzagging to the flared foot and having four loop handles alternated with X motifs, 4'' (10 c,m) high, 4¼'' (11 cm) in diameter.

£400 - £600

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A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Wrought Iron Nine-sconce Dual-purpose Chandelier / Candelabrum. The central stem having a suspension hook to the top above an upper tier of three upswept strap arms bearing candle-sockets over a lower tier of six similar candle arms, raised on a hexagonal drip tray base with three pad feet, 25½'' (65 cm) high.

£100 - £200

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A 19th Century Tin Candle Lantern with glazed hexagonal sides below a conical top with crimped vent cap and ring handle, 13 (34 cm) high.

£40 - £60

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An Early 19th Century English Horn Candle Lantern. The cylindrical body with hinged door enclosing a single candle socket beneath a conical top with pierced vents and a ring handle to the top, 17'' (43 cm) in height.

£80 - £120

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A Large 19th Century Sheet Brass Candle Lantern. The candle socket housed in an up-sided drum-case with circular glazed doors front and back. The case surmounted by a pierced chimney beneath a fluted conical cap with ring handle, and flanked by fluted vents either side. Standing on a pedestal foot 23'' (59 cm) high.

£100 - £200

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A 19th Century Tin Candle Lantern. The up-sided drum shaped case with round glazed sides, pierced with perforated vents and surmounted by a slotted bulge form chimney and fluted conical cap with strap handle, 16'' (41 cm) high.

£80 - £120

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An 18th Century Welsh Wrought Iron Goffering Iron with a coiled scrollwork stem and tripod base with pointed feet, 11'' (28 cm) high.

£100 - £200

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A Superb 18th Century Scottish Wrought Iron Down Hearth Grid Iron embellished with scrollwork and heart motifs on a ball knopped handle, 30'' (76 cm) in length, 19'' (48 cm) wide.

£80 - £120

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A Large 19th Century Down-hearth Pan with perforated copper base 14'' (36 cm) in diameter, and a long iron loop ended handle 45 (116 cm) overall in length. A 19th century cast grid-iron with channel moulded bars draining into a reservoir with pouring lip located on the handle, with a pole socket to the end, and maker's name to the underside 23¼'' (59 cm) in length. And two 18th century wrought iron...

£50 - £100

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A Wrought Iron Pricket Stand. The prickets set on a triangular frame, five either side, slotting over a spiked centre stem leading down to a tripod base, 59'' (150 cm) high, 22½'' (57 cm) wide.

£300 - £400

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Three 19th Century Wooden Vessels & A Candlestick: An Iron Bound cylindrical tub with swing handle, 6¾'' (17 cm) high [handle down], 6'' (15 cm) in diameter. An early turned cylindrical pot with ribbed sides, possibly a measure 4½'' (12 cm) high, 4¼'' (11 cm) in diameter. An oak barrel shaped costrel with iron bands and swing handle 5½'' (14 cm) in length. And a candlestick with coiled iron strap...

£80 - £160

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An Early 18th Century Turned Treen Tub/Container. The cylindrical body and flat circular lid decorated with ring turning and bound with an iron strap to the foot and periphery of the lid, with a ring handle on petalled mount to the centre, 11½'' (29 cm) high, 10½'' (27 cm) in diameter.

£80 - £160

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Four 19th Century Horn Beakers and a 19th Century Bone Apple Corer or cheese scoop, 5¼'' (13.5 cm) in length.

£60 - £80

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A 19th Century Horn Beaker and a Bone Apple Corer/Cheese Scoop carved with cross-hatch decoration.

£30 - £50

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A Rare Iron Pipe Tamper cast with a caricature bust of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington 2¾'' (7 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

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