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Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II

A fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver and oak gentleman’s desk paperweight in the form of bear-baiting; an addition to our animal related silverware collection

SKU: W9112
Price: £1,495.00
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Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II
Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II

Description


This fine vintage Elizabeth II sterling silver gentleman’s desk paperweight has a plain cylindrical spreading pedestal to a plain circular domed spreading base to an oak plinth.


The upper portion of the pedestal is embellished with embossed gadroon style decoration in a swirl design.


The pedestal is surmounted with a fine and impressive cast sterling silver model depicting bear-baiting in the form of a bear in a head brace clawing a wooden post.


This model is further ornamented with a flexible curb chain connecting the bear’s brace to the base of the post.


This fine antique paperweight has been embellished with chased decoration reproducing the details of the bear’s coat in addition to the wood grain and terrain.


The sterling silver ornamentation is fitted to a circular waisted turned oak weighted plinth, securing to the underside with a nut.


The plinth is fitted with black leatherette to the underside.


Date: 1955

Condition


This vintage gentleman’s desk paperweight is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The paperweight has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The embossed and chased decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base of the silver portion are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of impressive vintage silverware.


Dimensions


Height 21cm/8.3"

Height of plinth 4.3cm/1.7"

Diameter of plinth 14cm/5.5"


Weight


An exact weight of silver cannot be provided as this piece has a weighted base.


View the full range of animal related silverware available at AC Silver

 
 
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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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