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SOLD - Sterling Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver lighthouse style sugar caster with Newcastle interest; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A4079
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian English sterling silver sugar caster has a cylindrical form in the lighthouse style, onto a domed spreading circular foot.


The surface of the caster is embellished with alternating bands of plain and embossed scrolling leaf decoration in a swirl design.


The decoration to the body incorporates the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'LM'.


The caster is fitted with the original hallmarked detachable bayonet style cover.


The cover is embellished with pierced and embossed scrolling leaf and floral decoration and encircled with a plain border to the rim.


The rounded upper portion of the cover is surmounted by an impressive circular urn style finial.


The underside of the caster bears the retailer's mark 'Reid & Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne'.


Date: 1891

Condition


This antique sugar caster is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the caster and to the cover are clear in keeping with age and location.


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


Dimensions


Height to top of finial 18cm/7.1"

Diameter of cover 6.2cm/2.4"

Diameter of foot 9cm/3.5"


 
 
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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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