These magnificent antique George III sterling silver wine coolers have a classic campania shaped form onto a plain knopped pedestal and domed circular spreading foot.
The surface of the upper portion of each body is plain and embellished with two large applied tied oak leaf wreath cartouches, one side bears the contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms* depicting a pile engrailed with three cross-crosslet fitchy, all surmounted with the crest displaying a cock's head.
The second cartouche on each holder bears the contemporary bright cut engraved presentation inscription 'Given to William Rigden, In Remembrance of William Galdork, by W.H.B'.
These silver wine bottle holders each have an applied moulded decorated border to the flared rim.
The lower bulbous portion of each wine cooler is encompassed with exceptional chased fluted decoration below an applied ribbed border.
Each wine cooler is supported by a domed circular spreading foot embellished with a chased egg decorated border and a plain collet style rim.
This exceptional pair of Georgian wine coolers were crafted by the renowned and important London silversmith Paul Storr.
* This coat of arms pertains to the Rigden/Rigdon family.
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