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English Sterling Silver Wine Cooler Cistern Family Crest 1895 61 Oz For Sale
RARE ENGLISH VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER WINE COOLER OR CISTERN; SHELL AND FLORAL; FAMILY CREST; 61 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this extremely rare Victorian shell and floral wine cistern.
Meant to cool several bottles of wine, while placed alongside dinner table.
Common in Europe. The cistern not introduced into England until 17th century. Most silver examples are larger, 32 inches or more. However, this petite example easily cools six bottles of your favorite wines.
From the Atkin Bros., Sheffield in 1895.
Classic wide oval form.
The rim adorned with series of beautifully cast twin shell set in leafy frame displays, gently curved at crest. United by thin petal gadroon streams.
Centre with beautifully engraved plumed knight's helmet, above interlocked LB.
Flanked by repoussed sun flower and rose, amidst smooth surface vine scroll.
Atop thick well cast gadroon edge oval base, with conforming leaf and floral decoration.
Original gold wash interior. Finished with unique scrolling wave pattern to interior centre.
Victorian sterling silver cistern is 14 1/2 inches long and 11 1/2 wide.
The entire piece crafted using exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling weighs 61 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The beautifully carved shell and floral medallion and displays retain their original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Original glistening gold wash interior. No liner.
For the discerning collector of the finest hand decorated English silver. An exeptional Victorian shell and floral petite wine cistern. Family crest. Excellent condition.
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We are collectors first. As such quite easy to work with.
We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. Ship twice weekly. US Postal Service Express & Priority. Never ground. Fully insured. Almost always losing money by doing so.
We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. We refund your shipping costs as well. Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention a few mild scuffs, nick or tiny bump is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. 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.
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English Sterling Silver Wine Cooler Cistern Family Crest 1895 61 Oz : $3,971