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Sterling Silver Cat Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian (1903)

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

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Sterling Silver Cat Sugar Box - Antique Edwardian (1903)

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a cat.


The surface of this piece of continental silver is embellished with embossed and chased decoration reproducing the details of the cat's anatomical features and fur.


The upper rim has been modelled in the form of the cat's collar and is encircled with impressive collet set coloured glass (gem style) ornamentation.


This impressive antique silver box retains the original push fit cover/head.


The chest and forehead of the cat are embellished with further large oval collet set gem designs.


The hallmarks struck to this impressive antique silver sugar box include:

Importer's mark: ETB (Edwin Thompson Bryant)

Import mark: Leopard head (London, England)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant, 930* (sterling)

Import date mark: f (1903)

Additional mark:F (foreign manufacture mark)

Pseudo marks: Untraced**


* The country of origin hallmarked this item with the standard mark 930 and once imported into Britain the silver purity was tested and hallmarks struck reaffirming the silver is a minimum of sterling standard


** The pseudo-marks to the underside of the body are unidentified; pseudo-marks were not registered with an administrative office and no records exist to check them against determining an attributed identification to be a comparison or probability.


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Date: 1903

Condition


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

The decoration to this piece is very sharp.

Full import hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and sleeve of the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 16.8cm/6.6"

Length 12cm/4.7"

Width 8cm/3.1"


Weight


12.2 troy ounces/378g


 
 
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