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Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover by Robert Hennell III - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver porringer with cover made by Robert Hennell III; an addition to our Victorian silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover by Robert Hennell III - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver porringer with cover has a circular rounded form onto four scrolling legs.


The body of this Robert Hennell porringer is encircled with chased concave fluted decoration in a swirl design.


The ornamentation to one side of the porringer incorporates a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms.


This cup retains the original hallmarked domed push fit cover embellished with further chased fluted decoration, reflecting that of the body.


The surface of the cover is ornamented with three contemporary bright cut engraved crests: a lion's head impailed, a wyvern and an armoured leg.


The cover is surmounted by the original, exceptional cast floral and foliate decorated finial, securing to the interior with a wingnut.


This fine silver porringer with cover is fitted with two opposing scroll handles, each ornamented with applied leaf decoration to the handpiece.


The porringer is supported by four impressive embossed and applied volute scrolling feet, embellished with leaf motifs to the sockets.


This exceptional Victorian porringer was crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmith Robert Hennell III.


Read a brief history of silver porringer bowls


Date: 1848

Condition


This antique silver porringer with cover is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, excellent quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

The chased decoration is all very sharp and the bright cut engraving is very crisp; the coat of arms is crisp in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the porringer and interior of the cover are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Robert Hennell porringer.


Dimensions


Length across handles 19.1cm/7.5"

Width 14cm/5.5"

Width across feet 11.3cm/4.4"

Height 16.4cm/6.5"


Weight


20.6 troy ounces/641g


 
 
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