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Sterling Silver Wine Cooler by Charles Stuart Harris - Antique Edwardian

Sterling Silver Wine Cooler by Charles Stuart Harris - Antique Edwardian

A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian English sterling silver wine/champagne cooler made by Charles Stuart Harris; an addition to our presentation silverware collection

SKU A7079


This magnificent antique Edwardian sterling silver champagne cooler has a circular plain rounded bell shaped form to a circular domed spreading foot.

This antique cooler is plain and encircled with an applied stylised bud decorated girdle surmounted by four exceptional and large applied figural ornamentation.

These figures incorporate a combination of thyrsi*, flowing fabric, lion pelts and grape vine ornamentation.

The upper rim of the body and rim of the foot are encircled with further cast and applied bud decorated borders, identical to that of the girdle.

This impressive and large cooler is fitted with two exceptional and important cast sterling silver interlacing snake and leaf decorated handles, accented with a figural head to the nadir of the handpiece in junction with the body.

This impressive silver champagne cooler was crafted by the renowned London silversmith Charles Stuart Harris.

* 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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Date: 1906

This antique cooler is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and applied ornamentation is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the superior gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Edwardian silverware.

Height 34cm/13.4"

Width across handles 30.4cm/12"

Diameter of body 25.6cm/10.1"

Diameter of foot 15.4cm/6.1"

85.9 troy ounces/2672g

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