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A superb re-creation of a George II cake basket design. Originally seen c1745. Waldron illustrates an identical c1815 example on page 117.
From Goldsmiths & Silversmiths in 1895. The renowned London firm first listed in 1822. Known for fine silver. But especially well regarded for re-creations of antique forms.
As noted shell form.
Gently undulating gadrooned rim.
Artistically pierced swirling leaf, vine and repeating cross displays.
Thin panel fluting to the interior wall captures the natural light brilliantly.
Boldly cast mermaid handle. Head arched back and body rising from crossed, undulating fin. Shell cap sea life display of scallop, clam shells and sea grass. Finest hand chased finish detail, as real.
The centrepiece atop equally well cast spread fin curled tail fin dolphin feet.
This rare 1895 sterling silver shell form mermaid handle centrepiece is 11 inches by 10 inches and 8 inches tall.
Thick heavy guage sterling weighs 45 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown. Maker bit rubbed.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands firm on table. The floral sprays, mermaid and dolphin retain their original crisp vibrant detail. The pierced work in fine state.
For the discerning collector of the finest Victorian silver. Focused upon the most unique figural designs. An exceptional Victorian sterling silver shell form mermaid and dolphin centrepiece Superb condition.
THIS MERMAID & SHELL CENTREPIECE WAS ORIGINALLY OFFERED FOR $6500 USD. MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.