A fine, impressive and collectable antique Norwegian silver sugar caster by David Andersen; an addition to our silver teaware collection
Norwegian silver sugar caster has a baluster shaped form onto four hoof feet.
The upper portion of the body has a cylindrical tapering form embellished with shaped chased interlacing scroll decorated panels accented with applied stylised masks.
The lower portion of the body has a rounded form further ornamented with chased scrolling interlacing designs and applied masks.
The body of this
is encircled with bands of diamond bead decoration. sugar caster
This sugar caster retains the original screw fit rounded cover embellished with bright cut engraved band of circular diaper work accented with pierced decoration and surmounted with an urn shaped finial.
The hallmarks struck to the surface of this impressive caster include:
Maker's mark: David Andersen *
Silver quality/purity mark: .830 (830/1000) * Andersen 1843 - 1901, founded his company in 1876 in Christiania (now Oslo); he is acknowledged as one of Norway's leading silversmiths.
antique sugar caster is an exceptional gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional condition.
This piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.
The decoration to this piece is very sharp.
are struck to the underside of the caster are very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Height to top of finial 16.4cm/6.5"
Diameter of cover 4.2cm/1.6"
Diameter of body 6.6cm/2.6”
Diameter of base 5.6cm/2.3"
9.4 troy ounce/293g
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