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SOLD - Sterling Silver Wine Cooler - Antique George III

An exceptional fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver wine cooler; part of our antique wine / drink related silverware collection

SKU: W5428
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Wine Cooler - Antique George III
SOLD - Sterling Silver Wine Cooler - Antique George III

Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver wine cooler has a campania shaped form onto a circular spreading pedestal foot.


The upper portion of the body of this Georgian wine cooler is embellished with a broad band of chased fruiting vine decoration onto a planished background.


This fine wine cooler is further embellished with two bright cut engraved coat of arms* depicting the sixth Honourable Ordinaire, the fess with three maidens' heads couped at the shoulders crined proper above a leopard's head erased.


Below each coat of arms the family motto 'Labore Vinces' - 'By labour will you conquer'.


This wine cooler is fitted with two fine handles ornamented with a tied scrolling leaf design and impressive acanthus leaf decorated sockets.


The pedestal and circular spreading foot of this antique wine cooler are embellished with chased flower and leaf decorated borders.


The rim of this antique wine cooler is ornamented with an outcropped chased acanthus leaf decorated rim.


The wine cooler retains the original hallmarked detachable cover which is embellished with two bright cut engraved crests* depicting a leopard's head erased, ducally gorged.


This antique cooler is fitted with a Sheffield plate inner liner, as would be expected.


This impressive Georgian wine cooler is an exceptional example of its type.


NOTE The arms pertain the the family Sugden

Further more detailed information relating to the coat of arms and crest available on request or on purchase of the wine cooler


Read a brief history about sterling silver


Date: 1809

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the wine cooler and part hallmarks struck to the cover are clear, however the maker's mark is rubbed and a portion of the lion passant is rubbed but legible.


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


Dimensions


Height 25.2cm/9.8"

Width across handles 23cm/9.1"

Diameter of top 22cm/8.7"

Diameter of base 13cm/5.1"


Weight


74 troy ounces/2300g (excluding liner)


 
 
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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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