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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Warwick Vase - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, large and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver Warwick vase; an addition to our silver presentation collection

SKU: W5639
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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Warwick Vase - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Warwick Vase - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver Warwick vase has a campania shaped form onto a circular spreading foot with a plain square base.


The body of the vase is ornamented with exceptional and impressive chased decoration depicting lions' pelts accented with two lion heads.


The body of this fine vase is further ornamented with thyrsi* and classic mask style heads resting on a plinth.


This impressive Warwick vase retains the original detachable vine decorated border.


The upper portion of the vase is embellished with a bead decorated rim and an egg and tongue decorated border.


The lower portion of the body is ornamented with chased acanthus leaf decoration around the foot socket.


This large vase is fitted with impressive applied silver bifurcating handles modelled in the form of entwined fennel stalks accented with leaf decoration.


The vase retains the original fully hallmarked screw fit detachable base.


*Thyrsis – A fennel staff tipped with a pine cone and twinned with ivy – carried by Dionysus/Bacchus (the God of the grape harvest, wine and winemaking)


Date: 1877

Condition


This impressive antique vase is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The decoration to this piece is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and base are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height to rim 27cm/10.6"

Diameter of top 28cm/11"

Width across handles 36cm/14.2"

Width of square base 15cm/5.9”


Weight


112 troy ounces/ 3484g


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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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