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Dutch Silver 'Duck' Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Dutch silver sugar box realistically modelled in the form of a duck; an addition to our animal related silverware collection

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Dutch Silver 'Duck' Sugar Box - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique Dutch silver sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a duck.


This impressive Dutch silver sugar box is embellished chased decoration reproducing the fine definition of the duck's plumage and anatomical features.


The facial features of this bird incorporates two gem set eyes.


This impressive silver sugar box retains the original, hallmarked push fit cover/back.


The hallmarks struck to this impressive box include:

Duty mark: Minerva head

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant mark (.833, 833/1000)

Export mark: Key mark intruding lion passant


This exceptional example of antique silverware features no maker's mark; the maker is therefore unknown.


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Condition


This antique Dutch silver sugar box is a very good gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type.

This Dutch piece is in exceptional presentation condition in keeping with age.

The Dutch hallmarks struck to the surface of the cover and underside of the duck's stomach are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique silver sugar box.


Dimensions


Length 15.6cm/6.1"

Width 5.7cm/2.2"

Height 13cm/5.1"


Weight


3.7 troy ounces/115g


 
 
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