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Filigree & Spun Silver
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Vintage Charming 800 Silver Filigree / Spun Silver Miniature Sofa Table Set

Description: Absolutely Charming 4 Piece Set Of Miniature Spun Silver /Silver Filigree Furniture Comprising Sofa 2 chairs & Table

Marks: Marked 800

Size: Largest Piece Sofa Measures 2 inches Wide & 2 inches Tall. Other Pieces Slightly Smaller

Age: Early 20th Century

Weight: Combined Weight Of All Pieces Is 40.7 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition.

Status: For Sale

Price: £225.00

Victorian Gilt Filigree Peasant Silver Filigree Collar Necklace

Description: Victorian Peasant Silver Filigree Collar necklace. These were made in Genoa Italy and Imported to england in the 19th century. Soft Gold wash over silver

The book reference shown is Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria - A mirror to the world Charlotte Gere & Judy Rudoe

Code: Peas-12-2-1

Marks: Not Marked 

Size: Measures 14 3/4 inches long and central drop is 3 1/2 inches

Date: 1850-1880

Weight: Weighs 46.4 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition

Status: For Sale

Price: £395.00

Vintage Filigree Silver Large Cross Pendant

Description: Very Large Spun Silver Filigree Cross. Unmarked but likely 800 Silver.

Marks: Not Marked.

Size: Measures 85mm x 50mm with bale

Age: Not Known - Possibly Mid 20th Century ??

Weight: 17.5 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition

Status: For Sale

Price: £125.00

Vintage Large Silver Gilt Orchid Brooch

Description: Vintage Filigree Wirework Orchid

Marks: Not Marked & Gilded - Possibly Silver Under The Gilding

Size: Measures 3 3/4 x 3 inches.

Age: Mid 20th Century

Weight: 15.9 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition

Status: For Sale

Code: S-3-8-42

Price: £45.00

Very Large Spun Silver Gemset Pendant

Description: Very Large Spun Silver Gemset pendant. Not marked but tests as Silver. Most likely 800 Silver.

Marks: Not Marked. Most Likely of Middle Eastern Manufacture

Size: Measures 3 1/2 Inches Long Including Bale. Diameter of Pendant is 2 7/8 inches

Age: Not Known - Possibly Mid 20th Century ??

Weight: 37.4 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition

Status: For Sale

Price: £65.00

Georgian / Victorian Sterling Silver Filigree Card Case

Description: Victorian Sterling Silver Filigree Card Case. This is most likley an example of Birmingham filigree work circa 1830's

Marks: Not Marked. 

Size: Measures 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 

Age: Victorian

Weight: 50.3 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition.

Status: For Sale

Price: £295.00

Vintage Silver Filigree Choker Necklace

Description: Victorian Unusual Filigree Silver Locket Collar Necklace. The locket has been teamed to this but the chain itself is very interesting and unsusal item. From what i have read English Birmingham filigree work is rather rare as not very much of it was made. A few examples of this type of work are held by the Birmingham assay office and there is a Card case featured in the Silversmiths of Birmingham Book by Kenneth Crisp Jones showing similar filigree work. 
In a book called British Manufacturing Industries written in 1876. found via Google Books this information was noted :-

"About twenty years ago an effort was made in Birmingham to introduce, or rather revive, the production of silver filigree work as applied to various articles of personal decoration, and although some good work was done, the effort failed, and I believe that nothing of the kind is now done in England. Yet filigree presents a wide field of application, in which female labour and skill could be largely employed. The manipulation of a delicate wire, either in silver or gold, into decorative forms is a light and elegant kind of work, in which taste and ingenuity would have great scope. Possibly some turn of fashion may ere long bring it into demand ; at present the filigree jewellery sold in England is of foreign production, chiefly Swiss and Italian"

Judging by the style of the collar popular during the mid 19th century I think this item was made during this recorded 1856 failed revival of filigree silverwork.

If you have any further information about this item please contact me 

Marks: Not marked

Size: Measures 17 1/2 inches long Locket measures 2 x 1 1/4 inches

Age: Mid 19th Century

Weight: 57.5 grams complete. Chain alone weighs 45.8 grams and locket 11.7 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition.

Status: Not For Sale

Code: DS1139

Price: Not For Sale

Silver Filigree Chain

Description: Silver Filigree Chain. No clasp on this

Marks: Not Marked - Tests silver but most likley 800 silver

Size: Measures 27 inches long

Age: Not certain - Probably Early 20th Century

Weight: Weighs 25.5 grams

Condition: Very Good Condition

Status: For Sale

Code: Spun-chain

Price: £68.00