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Sterling Silver 'Owl' Pepperette - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian English sterling silver pepperette realistically modelled in the form of an owl, made by George John Richards & Edward Charles Brown; an addition to our animal related silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver pepperette has been realistically modelled in the form of an owl/owlet.


This impressive silver owl pepperette is embellished with embossed and chased decoration reproducing the details of the bird's plumage and anatomical features.


This sterling silver piece retains the original push fit cover/head which features pierced 'pepper' holes.


The cover of this antique owl shaped pepper is further ornamented with bead eyes.


The rim and interior of the cover retains the original gilding.


The underside of the tail is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest* depicting out of a crescent a demi eagle displayed.


This exceptional owl pepperette, crafted by the renowned London silversmiths George John Richards & Edward Charles Brown, is a large example of its type; the piece could be used as a standalone table ornament.


* This heraldic crest pertains to the family Bristow/Bristowe.


View our full range of animal related silverware at AC Silver


Date: 1862

Condition


This antique silver owl pepperette is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and embossed decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the owl's back and rim of the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 6.5cm/2.6"

Width of body 5cm/2"

Height 10.3cm/4.1"


Weight


3.3 troy ounces/102g


 
 
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