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Sterling Silver Centrepiece / Jardiniere - Antique Victorian (1895)

Sterling Silver Centrepiece / Jardiniere - Antique Victorian (1895)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver centrepiece / Jardinière; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A9325


This magnificent antique Victorian sterling silver centrepiece / Jardinière has an oval rounded form onto four Regency style feet.

The lower portion of the rounded body is encircled with fine chased fluted ornamentation accented with a matte textured paralleling border, above a collet band of scroll and oval decoration.

The upper portion of the body is encircled with an exceptional chased leaf decorated border.

The shaped raised border of the bowl is embellished with panels of engraved and wrigglework scrolling leaf ornamentation.

The ornamentation to the body is further embellished with an exceptional cast and applied floral festoon, articulating from ring loop attachments.

Either side of the body features a large, cast silver scrolling shield shaped cartouche, each conjoined over the aforementioned festoons.

The shaped rim of the centrepiece is encompassed with a paralleling applied moulded border accented with an exceptional cast leaf bordered figural mask to either side.

This exceptional example of antique silverware is fitted with two cast and applied handles, each fashioned in the form of lion's masks grasping a drop-ring handle accented with a circular knop to the nadir.

This Victorian silver centrepiece is supported by four exceptional, cast sterling silver paw style feet accented with scrolling leaf and bead ornamentation in junction with the collet style lower portion.

The underside of the base bears the retailer's mark 'Whytock & Sons, Silversmiths, Dundee'.

This magnificent centrepiece bowl is fitted to the original, large and impressive painted wood plinth.

The interior retains the original partial gilding.

By virtue of its size, this versatile vessel could accommodate a multitude of champagne bottles and be used as a cooler in addition to an imposing presentation centrepiece bowl or jardiniere.

Read a brief history of antique silver centrepieces

Date: 1895

This antique Victorian silver centrepiece / Jardinière is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased and cast decoration is all very sharp.

There is some minor pitting to the interior of the bowl, in keeping with age and as to be expected with use as a jardiniere.

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

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silver decorative bowl.

Length 46.6cm/18.3"

Width 29.8cm/11.7"

Height including plinth 28.3cm/11.1"

Height 19.6cm/7.7"

97 troy ounces/3017g

Proud Members of

International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ