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SOLD - German Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1880

A fine, impressive and unusual antique German silver sugar box modelled in the form of a cat; part of our silverware collection

SKU: A2493

SOLD - German Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1880
SOLD - German Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1880


This fine German silver antique sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a cat.

The surface of this piece of continental silver is embellished with finely chased decoration reproducing the details of the cat's face and fur.

This impressive antique sugar box retains the original push fit cover/head.

This piece was originally silver gilt - this has worn with age in a sympathetic fashion to a mellow colour.


This antique German sugar box is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of the interior rim of the collar include unidentified hallmarks which may be pseudo-hallmarks often used on Hanau silver.

The tremolierstrich (zigzag line) used for silver assaying is clearly visible to the underside of this item.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of German silverware.


Height 21.7cm/8.6"

Width 9.7cm/3.8"

Length from back to tip of nose 18cm/7.1"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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