This exceptional vintage miniature silver Warwick vase, in sterling standard, has a Campania shaped form onto a circular pedestal spreading foot and plain square base.
The body of the vase is ornamented with fine and impressive applied and chased decoration depicting two lions' pelts with pendant arms and paws.
Either side of the body of this fine miniature vase is further ornamented with applied thyrsi* and classic mask style heads resting on plinths.
The upper portion of this silver vase is embellished with impressive fruiting vine decoration.
The lower portion of the body is ornamented with chased acanthus leaf and applied bead decoration around the foot socket.
This double skinned silver miniature vase is fitted with the original hallmarked sterling silver liner, encircled with a bead decorated border, in addition to a band of egg and tongue ornamentation to the rim.
This impressive vase is fitted with impressive silver bifurcating handles modelled in the form of entwined fennel stalks accented with chased leaf decoration.
NOTE: * Thyrsis - A fennel staff tipped with a pine cone and twinned with ivy, carried by Dionysus/Bacchus (the God of the grape harvest, wine and winemaking).
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