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Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English cast sterling silver pepperette realistically modelled in the form of a bird; an addition to our range of silver novelty items

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Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette - Antique Victorian (1883)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver pepperette has been realistically modelled in the form of a bird* perched on a branch.


This impressive pepperette is embellished with details reproducing the definition of the bird’s plumage and anatomical features.


The surface of the perch is embellished with a tree bark texture, accented with branches extending outward.


The novelty pepperette retains the original fully hallmarked push fit cover/head which features pierced 'pepper' holes.


Such original period pieces incorporating a sculpted branch, in addition to the featured bird, are rare examples.


* The characteristics of the body reflects that of a robin or blue tit.


View our full range of animal related silverware at AC Silver


Date: 1883

Condition


This antique silver Victorian pepperette is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the perch and part hallmarks to the rim of the cover/head are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of perch to tip of beak 5.5cm/2.2"

Width 5.9cm/2.3"

Height 7.5cm/3"


Weight


2.5 troy ounces/78.1g


 
 
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