Est.   ANTIQUES   1891

Dear Friends,

Welcome to this Edition of Bly's Bounty.

As well as some August acquisitions which we hope will tempt, including a rare piece of sailing memorabilia, there is also a link to our latest article which is published in the current issue of the Life Magazines.

Please do remember that our sourcing service remains at your disposal should that special piece be proving elusive.

We look forward to seeing you in our Chelsea showroom 
next time you are in the area.

Best Wishes,
John and James Bly

Item Of The Month

A fine late 18th century Sheffield plate 'Argyle' heater jug for sauce or gravy.
Of wonderful Classic form, it is so named after John IV Duke of Argyle who first commissioned the manufacture of this type of jug.
Excellent as a brandy warmer in the winter and a Sake cooler in the summer.

Circa 1785
Height: 8.5"/21cm Width: 6"/15cm Depth: 6"/15cm

An fine Edwardian period Boulle work box with cedar lining.

Circa 1910
Width: 7.5"/19cm Depth: 4"/10cm Height: 2.75"/7cm

Four very decorative 19th century brass taper holders of superb quality and wonderful colour.
Most unusual decorative hanging or table objects, or ideal for flower bulbs.

Circa 1825 - 1835
Bottom one: Height: 9.5"/24cm  Width: 10.5"/27cm  Depth: 3.5"/9cm
£175 each or £600 for the four

Looking back at our naval heritage and relation Captain Bligh, here is a very rare nautical item.

A fabulously stylish pair of whisky bottles with silver overlay frames and labels.
One is for "Scotch" and the other "Canadian" and each has an engraved cartouche on the front bearing the name "Colonia".
This was the great yacht owned and sailed by the Vanderbilts in the early 1900s.
The Grandfather of a dear family friend was an accomplished yachtsman and sailed against the Colonia in the great days of the J Class and when the Vanderbilts sold the boat and all its furnishings he purchased these two bottles, and used them!

Circa 1900
Height: 11"/28cm Diameter: 3.5"/9cm

And to pour into, a good sized pair of cut crystal whisky glasses.

Circa 1920
Height: 4"/10cm Diameter: 3.5"/9cm

Latest article by John Bly

The perfect gift for the collector, beginner or connoisseur, and the person who has everything!
John Bly's book on English Furniture, an essential and indispensable addition to any library.
This edition published 2010 based on Discovering English Furniture by John Bly first published in 1971.
Height: 10"/25.5cm Width: 7.5"/19cm Depth: .5"/1cm.
Signed copies available exclusively from us, just £14.99!!

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