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SOLD - Sterling Silver Stand and Egg Cruet Set For Eight Persons - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian English sterling silver egg cruet for eight persons; part of the diverse antique dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Stand and Egg Cruet Set For Eight Persons - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Stand and Egg Cruet Set For Eight Persons - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver egg cruet set consists of eight egg cups and eight associated spoons, displayed on a functional, purpose-made stand with a central carrying handle.


The original hallmarked egg cups have a plain inverted bell-shaped form onto a plain circular spreading foot


The egg cups are ornamented with applied moulded rims, and retain their original gilt interiors.


The eight supporting egg spoons have shield-shaped bowls.


The anterior face of each spoon handle is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a human heart a dexter arm erect holding a dagger in pale.


The reverse of each spoon is plain, apart from the featured hallmarks and has a rounded heel to the bowl.


These fine examples of Victorian silverware are supported and displayed on the original circular stand encircled with a plain moulded border to the rim.


The surface of the stand is fitted with eight original hallmarked egg cup securing pegs.


The surface is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest, identical to the aforementioned heraldry, with an addition belted clansman's badge border bearing the family motto 'Fides Probata Coronat' - Approved Faith Crowns


The stand retains the original detachable cylindrical carrying handle with a large ring style terminal; securing to the underside of the stand with a wing nut.


The fine chased decorated base of the handle has a lobed, petal style form which acts as an integrated receiver for the eight egg spoons.


The stand is supported by four impressive opposing scroll and bead decorated bracket style feet accented with a chased decorated leaf motifs.


Date: 1876

Condition


This Victorian egg cruet set is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional, presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved crests crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand and to the reverse of each spoon are all very clear.

The part hallmarks to the surface of each egg cup, the securing pegs and the handle are also very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this very fine example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Diameter of stand 23cm/9.1"

Height to top of handle 16.5cm/6.5"

Height of egg cup 5.6cm/ 2.2"

Diameter across top of egg cup 4.6cm/1.8"

Length of spoon 12cm/4.7"


 
 
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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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