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Dutch Silver Lapwing Bird Sugar Box - Antique 1920

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

SKU: C2399

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

This impressive sugar box is embellished with embossed details reproducing the fine definition of the bird's plumage and anatomical features.

This impressive antique silver box retains the original push fit cover/head, ornamented with the original bead eyes.

This primary cover allows access to the sleeve and secondary shaker cover, accented with pierced holes and a central knopped finial/fingerpiece.

The hallmark struck to the sleeve of the body includes:

Date mark: N (1920)

* The bird has been determined as a member of the lapwing family due to the characteristics of the body and distinguishable crest features. In the Netherlands the lapwing (otherwise known as a peewit, tuit or green plover) there is a cultural tie to the bird as there is a historical competition to find the first laid lapwing egg of the year (het eerste kievietsei), in which there are now great restrictions in place within the European Union.

View our full range of sugar related boxes at AC Silver

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Date: 1920


This antique silver bird sugar box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The decoration to this piece is very sharp.

The date letter struck to the surface of the sleeve is very clear.

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


Length 20.3cm/8"

Width 6.4cm/2.5"

Height 13cm/5.1"


5.3 troy ounces/165g

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