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Sterling Silver Spice Tower - Antique Edwardian (1902)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver spice tower; an addition to our silver Judaica collection

SKU: A8637
Sterling Silver Spice Tower - Antique Edwardian (1902)
Sterling Silver Spice Tower - Antique Edwardian (1902)


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver spice box has been modelled in the form of a tower.

The cuboid shaped spice box is ornamented with exceptional silver filigree work within a plain arched frame.

This impressive vessel is fitted with a hinged door accented with a plain circular fingerpiece.

The upper portion of this impressive silver spice tower* is embellished with four articulated hallmarked flags encompassing a knopped tapering chute and terminating with a large guidon flag design.

The spice compartment supports four hallmarked sterling silver bells and surmounts a knopped pedestal foot.

This antique spice tower is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

* A spice box is used to hold sweet-smelling herbs/spices and can be fashioned in many forms. As of the 16th century a very common form is that of a tower, influenced by developments in architecture. The spice tower is used to bring comfort to a Jew as they transition through Sabbath to their new week, receiving their extra soul known as a 'neshama yetera'

Learn more about antique silver filigree boxes

Date: 1902


This antique silver spice tower is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The filigree decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot and part hallmarks to each flag and bell are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique Judaica silverware.


Height 23cm/9.1"

Height of box 4.6cm/1.8"

Width of box 3.8cm/1.5"

Diameter of foot 5.6cm/2.2"

Total Weight

5.7 troy ounces/177g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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