This magnificent, large and rare antique cast silver sugar box have been realistically modelled in form of an Indian/Asian elephant.
The box has been embellished with fine details reproducing the elephant's skin and anatomical features.
This exceptional antique silver box is fitted with the original push fit head/cover.
The hallmarks struck to the sleeve of the cover and body of this large sterling silver elephant box include:
Importer's mark: JGP (John George Piddington)
Import mark: London, England
Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant (sterling, .925, 925/1000)
Import date mark: g (1902)
Additional mark: F (foreign manufacture mark)*
Maker's marks: TG (untraced)
Pseudo marks: Untraced
Such examples modelled in the form of an elephant and of this large size are rare and a scarcity to the market.
This magnificent box is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
* This magnificent example of English standard silverware will have been specially commissioned by the importer from specialist sugar box makers that were prevalent in Germany at this time.
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Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark