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American Silver Biscuit/Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1860

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique American silver biscuit/sugar box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique American silver sugar/biscuit box has an oval rounded form to an oval pedestal foot.


The body of this silver box is embellished with impressive chased decoration featuring impressive structures amidst floral and foliate designs; this has been crafted in the famous Kirk Landscape pattern.


The decoration to the body incorporates a vacant cartouche to the anterior surface.


This biscuit box retains the original push fit cover ornamented with further chased floral and foliate decoration.


The cover is surmounted with an impressive cast finial modelled in the form of a flower.


The box is fitted with two exceptional cast lion mask and ring loop handles.


This exceptional example of antique silverware is supported by an impressive oval pedestal foot encircled with further chased floral and foliate decoration reflecting that of the cover.


The American hallmarks to the underside of this exceptional sugar box include:

Maker's mark: S Kirk & Son

Purity mark: 11 Oz*


* This mark denotes that the piece was crafted using melted French coins, determining that the metal standard is .916 (916/1000, 91.6%). We are grateful to Scott Perkins (thestieffcompany.com) for his assistance in identifying this exceptional antique piece.


Condition


This twin handled antique silver box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is all very sharp.

The American silver hallmarks struck to the underside of the body are very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 19.5cm/7.7"

Width 12.7cm/5"

Height 20.3cm/8"


Weight


23.8 troy ounces/740g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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