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SOLD - Set of Four Sterling Silver Menu / Card Holders - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive set of four antique Edwardian English sterling silver game bird menu / card holders - boxed; an addition to our diverse dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Set of Four Sterling Silver Menu / Card Holders - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Set of Four Sterling Silver Menu / Card Holders - Antique Edwardian

Description


These fine antique Edwardian sterling silver menu/card holders have plain oval gilded bases surmounted with sterling silver game birds.


The impressive woodcock, pheasant, grouse and partridge are embellished with high quality cast ornamentation to replicate the details of their plumage and features, accented with inset ruby eyes.


Each plain oval weighted base has an aesthetically pleasing naturally mellowed gilded finish.


This impressive set of card holders is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, secured with a push fit catch.


The interior of the box bears the retailer’s mark of ‘Edward & Sons 161 & 159 Regent St’.


Date: 1908

Condition


These antique menu holders are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The cast decoration to each is very sharp.

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


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Edwardian silverware.


Dimensions


Length of base 3.8cm/1.5"

Width of base 2.6cm/1"

Height of base 0.7cm/0.3"

Height of woodcock 3.3cm/1.3"

Height of pheasant 3.3cm/1.3"

Height of grouse 1.8cm/0.7"

Height of partridge 1.5cm/0.6"


Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as these holders have weighted bases.


View the complete collection of animal related silverware at AC Silver

 
 
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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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