Mar 20 2024

A set of enamelled menu holders

A cased set of enamelled silver place/menu card holders. William Comyns & Sons, Birmingham, 1913 and 1917. The four card holders enamelled with pairs of violets on a pale blue guilloche enamel ground, each within an oval border with reeded foliate decoration, in fitted retailer’s case signed Charles Packer, London, 2.8cm high

Lot 161



Feb 27 2024

A Set of six finger bowl stands

A set of six George V silver twin handled finger bowl stands by Charles & Richard Comyns London 1924, all lacking liners, 14cm (5 1/2in) wide, 590g (19 oz)

Lot 141

Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood


Jan 13 2024

An Edward VII Silver Bowl

An Edward VII Silver Bowl, by William Comyns, London, 1905

in the form of a William III monteith-bowl, tapering cylindrical and on stepped spreading foot, the sides lobed with panels and below a notched rim, with a hammered finish
20.5cm diameter,10.5cm high, 21oz 16dwt, 678gr

Lot 2336

Tenants, Leyburn


Jan 13 2024

A Victorian Silver and Tortoiseshell String-Box

A Victorian Silver and Tortoiseshell String-Box, by William Comyns, London, Date Letter Worn, Probably 1889; tapering and on three ball and claw feet, capped with ribbon-tied husks, the openwork sides pieced and engraved with foliage and flowers, the detachable cover similarly decorated
12.2cm high

Lot 2331

Tenants, Leyburn.


Nov 24 2023

A Cast silver frame

A cast & pierced silver frame by William Comyns – 18cm x 13.5cm – silver weight 142g & has a remade back & glass

London 1896

Lot 888

Acreman St Auctions



Nov 24 2023

An Antique 1906 silver & tortoiseshell ring box

An Antique 1906 silver & tortoiseshell ring box with gold & mother of pearl pique work by William Comyns & Sons and retailed by Edwards & Sons (161 Regent St) – 9cm across & 124g total weight ~ no obvious damage

Lot 850a

Acreman St Auctions


Nov 24 2023

An Edwardian silver shaving mug

An Edwardian silver shaving mug, of cylindrical form with flared base and large central spout opening, the top section being perforated, with curved angled handle, William Comyns, London 1902, height 9cm, diameter of base 10.5cm, weight 206g/6.62ozt approx

Lot 266



Nov 1 2023

A Silver potpourri box

A George V silver bow front pot pourri/trinket box and cover, the pierced openwork cover cast with merfolk family and sea serpents amongst the waves, 11cm wide, William Comyns, London 1913, 110g

Lot 895



Oct 23 2023

D’Oyly Carte and Gilbert & Sullivan interest

D’Oyly Carte and Gilbert & Sullivan interest

A silver vase by William Comyns with etched dedication; ‘Alice, from Arthur Sullivan 9 June 1892’, hallmarked London 1891, together with a 1920s autograph book of D’Oyly Carte company members etc. including Henry Lytton, Marjorie Eyre, Sydney Granville, Eileen Sharp, Winifred Lawson, Malcolm Sargent, etc. plus two late 19th century Gilbert & Sullivan Birthday Books

Lot 340



Oct 19 2023

A Victorian Hand Mirror

A large, unusual and impressive Victorian silver and glass mirror chased with angels, hounds and decorated with C scrolls flowers and foliage London 1899. By William Comyns. Approx. 410 grams.

Lot 464