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SOLD - Sterling Silver Salt - Antique Victorian

An exceptional and impressive large antique Victorian English sterling silver salt; an addition to our silver cruet and condiment collection

SKU: W5727
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Salt - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Salt - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver salt has an oval shaped bowl.


The sterling silver body of this piece is embellished with chased scrolling leaf decoration incorporating a shaped vacant cartouche to one side.


The other side of the body is ornamented with an applied coat of arms of an escutcheon party per chevron with urns surmounted with a helm and flanked by two collared roundel decorated supporters.


This exceptional salt is further embellished with an applied scroll and stylised scallop shell decorated shaped border.


The lower portion of the body is embellished with a Roman leaf border above four sterling silver cast supports with mask ornamentation.


The salt has a chased ribbed decorated knopped stem onto an oval spreading foot encircled with bands of chased heart, floral and stylised egg and dart decoration.


This piece is fitted with two fine and impressive cast sterling silver figural handles, the upper portions modelled in the form of a male and female torso respectively.


The handles are further ornamented with scrolling leaf decoration and scrolling terminals.


Date: 1893

Condition


This antique salt is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration to this piece is very sharp.

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


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


Dimensions


Width handle to handle 14cm/5.5”

Depth 7.6cm/3.2"

Height 15.4cm/6"


 
 
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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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