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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Centrepiece - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and cut glass centrepiece; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Centrepiece - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Cut Glass Centrepiece - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver centrepiece has a naturalistic interlacing fruiting vine form.


The main column of the centrepiece has a fine and impressive entwined vine form accented with grape clusters, tendrils and leaf ornamentation to the lower portion.


The bifurcating central receiver of the centrepiece has multiple terminals accented with foliate and grape decoration, which support the original cut glass bowl.


The cylindrical glass bowl is embellished with impressive cut glass angular fluted decoration to the upper portion, in addition to a dentate shaped rim.


The lower portion of the bowl has a plain octofoil shaped form to a tapering octagonal nadir, enabling the bowl to sit securely in situ.


The impressive domed spreading base of the centrepiece has been realistically modelled in the form of a terrain mound incorporating a shaped vacant cartouche to one side.


Date: 1893

Condition


This antique centrepiece is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The cut glass bowl is in perfect condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 25.3cm/10"

Diameter of bowl 20.2cm/8"

Width of base 14.7cm/5.8"


Weight


19.5 troy ounce/607g (excluding glass bowl)


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. 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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