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SOLD - Sterling Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box modelled in the form of a cat; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Sterling Silver 'Cat' Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a cat.


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


The upper rim has been modelled in the form of the cat's collar and is encircled with impressive collet set coloured glass (gem style) ornamentation.


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


The chest and forehead of the cat are embellished with further large oval collet set gem designs.


The hallmarks struck to this impressive silver box include:

Importer's mark: ETB (Edwin Thompson Bryant)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant, 930* (sterling)

Assay mark: Leopard head (London, England)

Import date mark: f (1903)

Additional mark: F (foreign manufacture mark)


* The country of origin hallmarked this item with the standard mark 930 and once imported into Britain the silver purity was tested and hallmarks struck reaffirming the silver is a minimum of sterling standard.


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Date: 1903

Condition


This antique silver sugar box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.

The original gilding to the underside of this cat shaped box has worn in keeping with age and location.

The import hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and sleeve of the cover, in addition to the original continental hallmarks to the cover and underside of the body are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 12cm/4.7"

Width 8cm/3.1"

Height 16.8cm/6.6"


Weight


12.2 troy ounces/378g


 
 
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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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