Rare, Monumental, Antique English, Sterling Silver “Warwick Vase” Champagne Cooler – Georgian, Dated 1818
An Exceptional Quality, Rare & Massive, Sterling Silver Warwick Vase Wine Cooler. George III Dated 1818, Made By Solomon Royes & John East Dix In London, England. The Detail Is Exceptional, Probably The Best You Could Find, And One Of The Earliest & Largest Examples In Sterling Silver. The Original Warwick Vase, An Ancient Roman Marble Vase With Bacchic Ornament, Was Discovered In Pieces, Near Rome At Hadrian’s Villa At Tivoli About 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, A Scottish Painter, Antiquarian And Art Dealer. He Sold The Fragments To Sir William Hamilton, British Envoy At The Court Of Naples, Who Had It Repaired & Restored. It Then Passed To His Nephew George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, Who Brought It Back To Warwick Castle Where It Caused A Sensation. At First It Sat On The Lawn At The Castle, But Later Was Moved Into A Greenhouse To Preserve It From The Weather. The Vase Was Widely Admired And Much Visited In The Earl’s Greenhouse, But He Permitted No Copies To Be Made, Until 1808, When Molds Were Made At The Special Request Of Lord Lonsdale, Who Intended To Have A Full Size Replica Cast In Silver. The Sculptor William Theed The Elder, Who Was Working For The Royal Silversmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, Was Put In Charge Of The Arrangements, But Lord Lonsdale Changed His Mind, And The Project Was Aborted. The Rich Ornament, And The Form, Which Is Echoed In Sixteenth Century Mannerist Vases, Combined To Give The Warwick Vase Great Appeal To The Nineteenth Century Eye: Numerous Examples In Silver And Bronze Were Made, And Porcelain Versions By Rockingham and Worcester. Theed’s Moulds Were Sent To Paris, Where Two Full Size Bronze Replicas Were Cast, One Now In Windsor Castle, The Other In The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. It Was Also The Model For The Silver Gilt Tennis Trophy, The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup Won At The Australian Open. The Vase Has Two Large Handles Formed Of Interwoven Vine Branches, From Which The Tendrils, Leaves, And Clustering Grapes Spread Around The Upper Margin And Features Classical Bacchanal Masks And Associated Emblems, Such As A Pine Cone Tip Staff Known As A Thyrsus. Enfolding The Middle Of The Body Is The Skin Of A Panther, With Head And Claws. Above Are Heads, All Representing Satyrs, Except One, Which Is That Of A Female, Traditionally Said To Have Been Substituted For A Missing Head And Made By An Italian Carver In The 18th century Into The Likeness Of Lady Hamilton; However, As The Result Of A Supposed Quarrel With Her, The Carver Gave Lady Hamilton’s Head A Fawn’s Ear. The Vase Stands On A Square Pedestal Foot. A Truly Remarkable Item Of Historical Interest As Well As Being Decorative & Usable. This Is Just Another Example Of Investment Quality Items Available From Our Collection Of Silver DIMENSIONS 15.25 in.Hx22 in.Wx16 in.D 39 cmHx56 cmWx41 cmD Weighs Approx. 425 Troy Oz = 13,220 Grams, Well Over 29 Pounds.
Massive Sheffield silver plated monteith bowl with lion mask handles, England, 20th Century. Great for a large floral arrangement, punch bowl or as a wine cistern. Diameter: 18-1/4″ Height: 15″
Rare, Large, Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl, Of Shakespeare Interest. A GEORGE V STERLING SILVER OVAL CENTERPIECE MADE BY MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDON, 1918 On circular base, the oval bowl depicting Titania, Queen of the Fairies and attendants waiting upon the donkey-headed man from A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, the other cartouche vacant, with stippled foliate ground between, with two angular handles and pierced foliate upper and lower border, marked near handle, also stamped Mappin & Webb under base 21″long x 13.5″ High; 196 oz. (6,096 gr.)
This very handsome, George III style , sterling silver basket, features a beaded border around the rim and foot, reed detailing around the handle, and a wonderful hand engraved & pierced decoration around the upper body. Made in London by Crichton Brothers, dated 1915. 14.25″ x 11″ x 11.25″ tall with the handle up and 5″ inches with the handle down. 1,050 grams.
Exceptional Quality Pastry / Hors D’oeuvres / Bread Basket Made By Walker & Hall With A Beautiful Hand Chased & Pierced Grape & Vine Design. Cast Handles & Border With A Fine Hand Engraving & Hand Pierced Decoration On Center. The Round Dish With A Diameter Of 12.25″, A Total Width Over The Handles Of 16.5″, Maximum Height Approx 3″. Dish Stands On A Round Pedestal Foot. Great Quality, Very Decorative, Excellent Condition And With A Multitude Of Uses. Fully & Correctly Hallmarked. Dated 1933
Antique English, Sterling Silver, Large Round 2 Handled Bowl With Hand-Chased Decoration Including Fluting & Embossed Flowers & Scrolling Acanthus, Each Side With Central Blank Cartouches. Bowl Stands On A Hand Chased, Round, Pedestal Foot. Made By John & William Deakin. Hallmarked 1905. Great Size, Quality & Maker. Decorative & Useable For Punch, Fruit, Flowers, Or Just As A Decorative Centerpiece. Diameter 14.5″. Width Over Handles 22″. Height 13.25″. Weighs 4,370 grams.
Large, Oval Centerpiece Made By Christofle. The Workmanship Is Typical Of The Parisian Silversmith, With Beautiful & Intricate Cast Detailing. 24″ x 18″ x 4.5″ High.
Antique English, Sterling Silver, Victorian Monteith Punch Bowl With Detachable Rim. Hand Hammered Vertical Fluted Body Standing On A Round Pedestal Foot With Matching Fluted Decoration. 2 Lion Masque On Either Side With Swing Handles In Mouth, And 2 Blank Cartouche. The Scalloped Crown Topped With Cherub Heads. Made In London By The Silversmith Robert Stewart In 1895. The Diameter Of The Bowl Is Approximately 12 1/2″. The Maximum Height Is 10 1/4″ Or 7 1/4″ With Crown Removed. The Maximum Width Over The Handles Is 14″ A Serviceable Silver Bowl With A Multitude Of Uses, With Or Without The Crown Attached. Great For Punch, Fruit, Roses, Flowers Or Champagne Chiller. Decorative & Usable
A Highly Decorative Four Section Silver Plated Table Plateau. Each Section Is Approx 16 1/4″ Long. By Removing One Section, The Plateau Can Be Used As A 3 Section Plateau. In The Center Of A Dining Table Or On A Sideboard, This Plateau Will Really Make A Statement And Complement Any Style Of Room. Original Used In The Center Of Large Tables To Add Importance To The Room, Can Be Used Under An Epergne Suite, Or Candelabra Suite, Or Even For Food, Fruit Or Flowers. The Mirrored Top Will Reflect Light Back Into The Room. Many Other Plateaux Available In A Variety Of Styles, Sizes, Ages & Price.. Feel Free To Contact Us For Further Details On This, Or Any Other Silver Requests. Check Our Web Site For A VERY SMALL Selection Of Our Huge Inventory..
A Very Rare Antique English Mirror Plateau In Sheffield Plate, Circa 1810. Rectangular In Shape, With A Gadroon Border And Standing On Four Lion Paw Feet. A Very Unusual Shape, And Even More Unusual To Find In Such Good Condition For Its Age. 26″ x 16″
Large And Very Decorative Sterling Silver Epergne With Seven Detachable Baskets. A Large Oval Center Basket, With Six Smaller Matching Side Baskets. Pierced And Chased Decoration With Garlands. Standing On Four Feet.
Antique English, George III, Sterling Silver 4 Arm Epergne / Centerpiece. Large Center Crystal Bowl With 4 Matching Side Bowls. Each Arm Is Numbered And Can Be Detached From The Main Frame Of The Epergne. Each Piece Is Fully & Correctly Hallmarked. There is a very small, later, hand engraved presentation inscription on the lower rim of the epergne, that reads as follows; Presented To Arthur C Newsum Esq By The Members Of The Association Of Wagon Financing Companies, As A Mark Of Their High Esteem And In Appreciation Of The Valuable Services Rendered By Him As Chairman During The Years 1912-1920. York, 3rd November 1920.
Very large silver plated and crystal centerpiece, featuring a trumpet shaped central vase, French, 20th Century. Height: 37″ Length: 32″ Depth: 20″
GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER EPERGNE: Early George III, Sterling Silver & Cut Glass Epergne By Thomas Pitts, London 1760. Raised on four scroll supports on openwork feet, base and detachable central basket pierced with quatrefoils and stars, openwork apron of flowers and foliage, four detachable scroll branches topped with silver-mounted cut-glass baskets fully marked. 18 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ x 12″ high.
A monumental, European, sterling silver , massive wine cooler. Approximately 5,600 troy oz (175 Kilo) (385lbs)54 inches (137cm) wide49 inches (124cm) tall36 inches (91cm) front to backAfter the original by C F Kandler, London 1735.The original was commissioned by Henry Jernegan (Jerningham), a London banker, who wanted to posses the largest ever wine cooler celebrating the pleasures of wine. It took the silversmith Charles Frederick Kandler four years to make. When it was finished in 1735, it weighed over 8,000 ozs. In 1737 Jernegan offered the cooler as a lottery prize to raise funds for a new bridge over the Thames at Westminster. Silver medals were sold as lottery tickets for about five or six shillings each. The winner, Major William Battine, appears to have sold the cooler to the Regent Anna Leopoldovna of Russia in 1738. Since 1743 it has been in the Hermitage, St Petersburg. This sterling silver wine cooler, one of 4 copies known, is just another example of the fine, rare, collectible, usable, everyday, museum & investment items that are always for sale at EstateSilver.com and at our Manhattan gallery. The other three copies are silver plated and can be seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the 3rd silver plated copy is in the collection of the Her Majesty The Queen’s Regimental Silver. This is the only known sterling silver copy, and is the only one that is available for sale.
An Exceptional, Unusual, Decorative And Usable Cast Border, Sterling Silver Tray. The Border & Handles Are Cast With Grape & Vine Decoration. In Amongst The Vine Are A Variety Of Detailed Insects, Snails Etc. The Handles Have The Bacchus Mask. The Center Of The Tray Has A Beautifully Hand Engraved Dove With Olive Branch Armorial. An Amazing Piece Of Silver… A Work Of Art. Tray Is Fully & Correctly Hallmarked. Weighs 4,986 Grams = 160 Troy Oz.
A Very Large, Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Style 2 Handled Tray. Made By The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Of Regent Street, London, Jewelers To The Queen. Fully & Hallmarked For London 1929. The Tray With Hand Engraved Decoration, Cast Handles And Centered With A Beautiful Hand Engraved 3 Letter Monogram. The Rear Of The Tray Has A Later Inscription As Follows: “To Tania On Her 21st Birthday. With Love From Jimmy. 8th January 1934”. What A Great 21st Birthday Present. Tray Measures 28.25″ x 21.25″ From Border To Border, And 35.5″ Including The Handles. Rare To Find Such A Large Sterling Tray, Especially Of This Quality, And By An Excellent Silversmith.
Superb Quality Antique French Sterling Silver Tray, By Maison Odiot, Paris. The Work And Style Of This Tray Are Very Unique To Parisian Silversmiths, Even Down To The Hand Engraved Monogram In The Center Cartouche And The Heavy Quality Applied Border & Handles. The Standard Of Silver Is 950 Standard Which Is Actually Higher Quality Than Sterling, Which Is 925, And Again Is Typical Of Parisian Silversmiths. This Really Is An Exceptional Tray, Usable And Very Decorative. Tray measures 32.5″ x 22.25″. Weight 4,850 Grams.
An Exceptional Quality & Condition, Martin & Hall Octagonal Sterling Silver Gallery Tray, With Cast Handles & Feet. The Surface Of This Tray Is Beautifully Hand Engraved, And The Gallery Rim Hand Engraved & Pierced. Standing On 8 Cast Feet. This Is One Of The Best Styles Of Gallery Tray One Can Find, The Quality Is Superb. Made By Martin & Hall, One Of The Premier Victorian Silversmiths. Fully & Correctly Hallmarked. Dated 1878. 27.5″ x 18.25″ x 4.25″ High. I have just purchased an almost identical tray, so I currently have 2 of these trays available for sale.
Superb quality, 2 handled, antique Victorian tray. Beautiful hand engraved decoration, applied border, cast handles & 4 cast shell feet. Measures 30.25″ x 19.5″ x 3.75″ high. Weighing in at over 5.70 kilo. Made in London by Rebecca Emes & John Barnard, one of the premier English silversmithing firms, and possibly one of the oldest silversmithing firms in the world. The origin of this business having been established by Anthony Nelme c. 1680. Francis Nelme inherited the business on the death of his father in 1722 and continued until 1739 when Thomas Whipham took over the business. On his death in 1756 his son Thomas Whipham jr took into partnership Charles Wright. Thomas retired in 1775 and the business was continued by Charles Wright. The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786 and the latter son of Edward Barnard (I) became the foreman of the firm. Chawner was master to the first Edward Barnard (I) so that the connection of the Barnard family can be traced from 1773. In 1796 took into partnership John Emes that became the owner after the retirement of Chawner, maintaining Edward Barnard (I) as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard (I). Rebecca Emes withdrew in 1829 and Edward Barnard (I) became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard (II), John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the style Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard (I) the firm was continued by Edward Barnard (II) (1846-1851), John Barnard (I) (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard (III) (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard (II) (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the style Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
English, Sterling Silver Square Footed Tray / Salver. Made By Peter Guille, London 1948. Unusual To Be Of The Higher Standard 950 Hallmark, As Opposed To The Standard 925 Hallmark. Ideal For Serving Drinks, Hors D’Oeuvres etc. Excellent For Presentation Award etc. Just One Of A Huge Selection Of Sterling Silver Trays In A Variety Of Sizes, Prices, Periods.
Sterling Silver, Hallmarked, Large Round Footed Salver / Tray. Made In Edinburgh By The famous Scottish Silversmith Hamilton & Inches, Dated 1926. 18″ Diamter.
Sterling Silver, English Hallmarked, Large Round Footed Salver / Tray. . 16 3/4″ Diameter. dated 1972
Victorian Sterling Silver, Footed, 2 Handled Tray Made By Edward & John Barnard, London 1853. The Oval Shaped Tray Standing On 4 Cast Feet, With 2 Cast Handles , Heavy Applied Border And Beautiful Hand Engraved Surface. Typical Of The Victorian Style. 28 1/4″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″ High. Fully & Correctly Hallmarked The Barnard Family, Probably One Of The Oldest Silversmithing Companies In The World, Tracing Back To Anthony Nelme Circa 1680, All The Way Until The Late 20th Century.
A Large, Complete, Antique Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set Complete With Tray & Tilting Hot Water Kettle. The Entire Set Is Beautifully Hand Chased And Is All Original. Each Piece Is Fully & Correctly Marked. The Kettle Stands 15 1/4″ Tall. The Oval tray Is 31 1/4″ x 19″. Great Size, Quality & Condition.
A very large sterling silver tilting kettle on a stand with burner. English, c. 1940. By I.Freeman & Sons Height: 17-1/4″
Antique English 4 Piece Tea & Coffee Set In The Desirable Melon Form. Made In London, England By Joseph & John Angell. William IV, 1834 . Each Piece Is Fully & Correctly Hallmarked & Each Is Crested With A Deer Impaled With Arrow. Coffee Pot Is 10″ Tall. In The Last Picture The Set Is Shown Sitting On Large Round Sterling Silver Tray. The Antique Tray Is Not Included In This Lot, But Is Available For Sale & Listed Separately On My Web Page.
An exceptional, large, antique Victorian, sterling silver, tea & coffee service in a panelled form, complete with octagonal sterling silver galley tray. All made by Martin & Hall, one of the premier English silversmiths of the Victorian period. Hand chased & hand engraved decoration with cast mounts throughout the set. The set consisting of coffee pot, tea pot, sugar bowl, cream jug & tilting hot water kettle on stand with burner all sits on this beautiful hand engrave, large, octagonal gallery tray. All pieces are fully & correctly hallmarked. Tray is 28″ wide. The kettle stands 17 1/2″ tall. The firm exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, the Internation Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melboune Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair. The origin of the firm is in the partnership established in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts who traded as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left the business in 1836 and in 1846 John Roberts entered in partnership with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) under the style Roberts & Hall. In 1854 entered into the partnership Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) under the style Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm was converted into a Ltd. The factory was active at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street Park, Sheffield with showrooms in London (where they were listed as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplated manufacturers, silver, plated and steel cutlers), Sydney, Birmingham and Glasgow. Items made by Martin, Hall & Co were retailed by Wordley & Co – Liverpool, Ball & Edwards – Birmingham, Henry Ellis & Son – Exeter, Charles Nephew & Co – Calcutta, West & Son – Dublin, Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd – Cornhill, Pearce & Co – Leeds, Mappin Brothers – London, George Edward & Sons – Glasgow, James Aitchinson – Edinburgh, Mackay & Chisholm – Edinburgh and many other firms.
Antique Victorian, Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set, In The Desirable ‘Louis Pattern’, Made By Martin & Hall, Circa 1856. Beautiful Hand Chased Decoration, With The Cast Louis Mask Spout & Eagles Beak, And A Cast Eagle Finial On Covers. Large Size, Typical Of The Victorian Affluence. Made By One Of The Premier Silversmiths Of The Victorian Period. Each Piece Is Fully & Correctly Hallmarked, And Each Is With A Hand Engraved Crest & The Motto “Mani Forte” Translates As With A Strong Hand. This Was The Crest Of The Clan MacKay Which Was An Ancient & Powerful Scottish Clan, Tracing Their Roots Back To The 13th Century. A Magnificent Tea Service, Both Decorative Yet Usable. The Tilting Kettle On Stand Is 17.5″ Tall. Just One Of A Huge Selection Of Tea & Coffee Sets As Well As Other Silver Always Available For Sale At Our Manhattan Gallery.
Magnificent Antique English Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set Complete With Original Tilting Kettle. The Set Beautifully Hand Chase & Footed. All Pieces Fully & Correctly Hallmarked With The Hallmarks For The Savory Bothers, London & Dated 1888. We Have A Variety Of Suitable, Antique Sterling Silver & Sheffield Plated Trays That Would Compliment This Set. Set is shown on a sterling silver tray in the last picture. This tray is not included in the price. This set is just one from a huge selection of sterling silver tea sets we always have in our inventory. All items are available to view at our Manhattan gallery. #Antique #Sterling #Silver #Victorian #Louis #Savory
This beautiful Victorian silver set is complete and original, comprising tea pot, coffee pot, cream jug, sugar bowl and large tilting hot-water kettle. Each piece is beautifully hand-chased with six flat panels and a delicate floral decoration. The kettle, teapot and coffee pot all have hinged lids with the classic Victorian embellishment of cast eagle finials.The kettle sits on a cast stand with barrel pins that allow it hinge forwards while pouring so that it does not have to be removed from the stand.