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Sterling Silver Whistle - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver whistle modelled in the form of a hunting horn; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Whistle - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Whistle - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver whistle has been realistically modelled in the form of a banded blowing hunting horn.


The surface of the horn and functional mouthpiece are encircled with applied bands of moulded decoration reproducing the straps to the horn.


This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with a silver chain, conjoining with a ring loop terminal.


The flared end of the horn is encompassed with the retailer's mark 'W Thornhill, 144 New Bond St'.


This exceptional and unusual sterling silver whistle is in working order.


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Date: 1877

Condition


This antique whistle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the whistle and part hallmarks to the plateaued horn bell are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Diameter of mouthpiece 1cm/0.4"

Diameter of horn bell 2.5cm/1"

Length 6.5cm/2.6"


Weight


0.9 troy ounce/28.8g


 
 
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