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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Gravy Boats – Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, pair of large antique Georgian English sterling silver gravy boats; an addition to our dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Gravy Boats – Antique George III
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Gravy Boats – Antique George III

Description


These exceptional antique George III sterling silver gravy boats have a plain oval rounded form.


The body of each piece is embellished to one side with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a demi-lion holding between its paws a garb.


Each large gravy boat is ornamented with an impressive applied gadroon decorated border.


The gravy boats are fitted with shaped ribbed opposing scroll handles featuring impressive chased acanthus leaf thumbpieces and shell decorated terminals.


Each of these fine examples of Georgian silverware is supported by three impressive applied cast shell decorated feet with shell sockets.


These exceptional sterling silver gravy boats were crafted by renowned London silversmiths Sebastian & James Crespell.


Date: 1774

Condition


These antique gravy boats are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved crest to each is very crisp and the chased and applied decoration is very sharp, all in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of lip 23.5cm/9.25"

Width 11cm/4.3”

Height to top of handle 13.7cm/5.4"


Total Weight


30 troy ounces/933g


 
 
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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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