An exceptional pair of antique Victorian English old Sheffield plate wine coolers; part of our antique wine / drink related silverware collection
These exceptional antique
Victorian old Sheffield plate* have a tapering panelled flared form. wine coolers
The wine coolers are ornamented with inset silver panels to both sides of each piece to allow engraving – this was normal practice with many old Sheffield plate items – These panels can be identified in the images and video.
One panel to each wine cooler is embellished with a crest displaying a mailed gauntlet for the right hand, fist clenched, palm to the front below the motto
“Dum Spiro Spero” - While I breathe, I hope.
The rim of these antique wine coolers has a flared shaped form.
Each wine cooler is fitted with two fine and impressive scroll decorated handles ornamented acanthus leaf decorated terminals.
Both pieces retain the original impressive detachable feet.
Each foot has a flared shell design, with four overlapping divisions embellished with incurved edges.
These antique coolers retain the original removable liners.
*NOTE: Old Sheffield Plate is the process of fusing a layer of silver on to a layer of copper. The process was discovered by Thomas Boulsover in 1742. Old Sheffield plate is highly sought after due to it's rareity and age - it was superceded by cheaper electroplate in the early 1840's.
old Sheffield plate wine coolers are, exceptional quality and in excellent, presentation condition.
The decoration to each piece is very sharp.
The maker’s mark has been struck to the underside of each piece.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Victorian silverware.
Width across handles 26.5cm/10.4"
Diameter of top 23.5cm/9.2"
Diameter of base 18cm/7.1"
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