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SOLD - Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian

A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box realistically modelled in the form of a parrot; an addition to our animal related silverware collection

SKU: A5331

SOLD - Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian


This magnificent antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a perched parrot.

This antique sugar box is embellished with embossed and chased decoration reproducing the details of the bird's plumage and anatomical features.

This impressive sterling silver sugar box retains the original, hallmarked push fit cover/head.

The cover/head retains the original bead eyes.

This magnificent and large, chained parrot is supported by a silver perch ornamented with impressive wood grain decoration; each link of the original sterling standard chain is hallmarked.

The lower portion of the perch is encircled with a chased band of leaf ornamentation, to a ribbed knop in junction with the base.

The hallmarked base of this impressive silver parrot sugar box is encircled with chased decorated single leaf acanthus designs accented with a matte background.

The interior of the box and rim of the sleeve retain the original gilding.

The hallmarks struck to the cover, body, chain and base include:

Importer's mark: AG (Arthur Graf)

Import mark: London, England

Silver quality/purity mark: 925 (sterling, 925/1000)

Import date mark: o (1909)

Maker's mark: SJL (untraced)

Large examples in such an exceptional condition are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

Date: 1909


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

The decoration to this piece is all very sharp.

Full British import hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the sleeve of the cover of the neck are all very clear.

The German hallmarks to the base have wear in keeping with age and location; the maker's mark to the base and cover remains legible.

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


Height 37.6cm/14.8"

Width across perch 10cm/3.9"

Diameter of base 14.6cm/5.7"

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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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