Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


April 21st, 2014
San Jacinto Day

April 21st, 2014
Easter Monday

April 21st, 2014
Orthodox Easter Monday

April 21st, 2014
Patriot's Day

April 22nd, 2014
Oklahoma Day

April 22nd, 2014
Last day of Passover

April 22nd, 2014
Earth Day

April 23rd, 2014
World Book and Copyright Day

April 23rd, 2014
Administrative Professionals Day

April 25th, 2014
World Malaria Day

April 25th, 2014
Arbor Day

April 26th, 2014
World Intellectual Property Day

April 27th, 2014
Yom HaShoah

April 28th, 2014
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 28th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

April 29th, 2014
Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims

May 1st, 2014
National Day of Prayer

May 1st, 2014
Loyalty Day

May 1st, 2014
Law Day

May 3rd, 2014
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th, 2014
Rhode Island Independence Day

May 5th, 2014
Cinco de Mayo

May 6th, 2014
Primary Election Day Indiana

May 6th, 2014
Yom HaAtzmaut

May 8th, 2014
Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II

May 8th, 2014
Truman Day

May 9th, 2014
'Confederate Memorial Day' observed

May 10th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day

May 13th, 2014
Primary Election Day West Virginia

May 14th, 2014
World Migratory Bird Day

May 15th, 2014
Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15th, 2014
International Day of Families

May 16th, 2014
National Defense Transportation Day

May 17th, 2014
Armed Forces Day

May 17th, 2014
World Information Society Day

May 18th, 2014
Lag B'Omer

May 21st, 2014
World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 22nd, 2014
World Biological Diversity Day

May 22nd, 2014
National Maritime Day

 



Search:

English Sterling Silver Shell Mermaid Handle Basket Centrepiece 1895 45oz For Sale

English Sterling Silver Shell Mermaid Handle Basket   Centrepiece   1895    45oz

FINEST ENGLISH VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER SHELL CENTREPIECE BASKET; MERMAID HANDLE; RAISED DOLPHIN FEET; EXCELLENT CONDITION; 45 OUNCES

We are pleased to offer this rare, Victorian shell form centrepiece.

Displaying raised mermaid handle atop dolphin feet.

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.

Never monogrammed.

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.

Never monogrammed.

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.

Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item.

We are collectors first. As such, we are easy to work with.

We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. We ship twice weekly using US Postal Priority & Express, always fully insured. Never Ground. Given this level of care often lose money on shipping.

We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund your shipping. Remember, the items you see are antiques, with some expected wear. Returning an item because we failed to note a few scuffs, tiny bumps or mildly bent rim is not acceptable.

Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax.

We've over 7770 responses and proud of Top Seller designation.

We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.

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.

Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.


English Sterling Silver Shell Mermaid Handle Basket   Centrepiece   1895    45oz

This item has been shown 359 times.

Buy Now

English Sterling Silver Shell Mermaid Handle Basket Centrepiece 1895 45oz:
$3,500




Glass Crystal Biscuit Jar Hallmarked Sterling Silver Lid & Handle picture
Glass Crystal Biscuit Jar Hallmarked Sterling Silver Lid & Handle


Antique  Sterling Silver Salt Cellar With Cobalt Blue Liner And Spoon picture
Antique Sterling Silver Salt Cellar With Cobalt Blue Liner And Spoon


* Antique * Sterling Silver Salt Cellar With Cobalt Blue Liner And Spoon picture
* Antique * Sterling Silver Salt Cellar With Cobalt Blue Liner And Spoon


 Vintage High Style - Mexico 925 Sterling Silver Bowl - Signed  446.5 Grams  Nr picture
Vintage High Style - Mexico 925 Sterling Silver Bowl - Signed 446.5 Grams Nr


Old Vintage High Style - Mexico 925 Sterling Silver Bowl - Signed 13 Troy Oz  Nr picture
Old Vintage High Style - Mexico 925 Sterling Silver Bowl - Signed 13 Troy Oz Nr


C.1919 Louis Xiv By Towle Sterling Silver Bowl No Monogram Very Nice 6
C.1919 Louis Xiv By Towle Sterling Silver Bowl No Monogram Very Nice 6" Bowl


Glass Dish With Sterling Silver Base picture
Glass Dish With Sterling Silver Base


Gorham Sterling 133  Best Of Breed 6
Gorham Sterling 133 Best Of Breed 6" Vintage Dish/bowl


Vintage Nestle 1866-1966 Centenary Celebration Bowl (jezler 925 Sterling Silver) picture
Vintage Nestle 1866-1966 Centenary Celebration Bowl (jezler 925 Sterling Silver)


Heart Candy Dish Floral Scroll Repousse Gorham Sterling Silver 1920 picture
Heart Candy Dish Floral Scroll Repousse Gorham Sterling Silver 1920