topped with an intricate sterling silver basset hound head with 'London 1882' hallmarks and initials 'S.H.W'; also embossed 'Junior Carlton Club'*; sturdy malacca shaft and original silver ferrule;
* The Junior Carlton Club was a London gentlemen's club, established in 1864 and disbanded in 1977
a fine example from the Leeds factory Burmantofts faïence, with pierced neck and shoulder and adorned overall with incised decoration; excellent antique condition with overall minor wear consistent with age; stamped to underside 'Burmantofts Faience, 504 EAS', examples of Burmantofts faience can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramic collection
black lacquer over a hand-made wooden box; the hinged lid adorned with a well-delineated and expressive basset hound face; the interior with removable slats and a small stamp box with carved mother-of-pearl pull; some discoloration to moire silk lining; good antique condition with overall even wear and fine craquelure
perfect as an ottoman, stool, foot rest, or table having an oval upholstered seat above a deep apron and raised on turned wooden supports ending in casters; excellent antique condition with new upholstery "