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English Sterling Silver Lion Master Salts Pair 1839 1878 16 Oz For Sale
PAIR ENGLISH VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER LION FOOT MASTER SALTS; ROBERT GARRARD, 1839 & ROBERT HARPER 1878; 16 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
This is an impressive pair of early Victorian sterling silver lion foot master salts.
The first from Robert Garrard in 1839. Nine years after his shop was appointed Goldsmith to the King.
The second perfectly matching salt from Robert Harper in 1878. Most likely the owner replaced a lost salt.
Classic raised cauldron form.
Adorned with beautifully hand carved fruit and floral garland. Each display completely unique. Lush melon, apples and pear, the second panel of grape and leaf and third mixed florals. Finest satin background.
Suppotred atop boldly fashioned lion head banded ankle paw and claw feet. The regal beasts carved in rich detail and exceptional relief.
This Victorian sterling silver fruit and floral master salts are 3 3/4 inches across.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling the pair weigh 16 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The beautifully raised fruit and floral anels and lion feet retain their original crisp, hand chased detail. Stand firm on table or serving tray. Mild spotting to centre.
For the discerning collector of the finest Victorian silver. A superb pair of English sterling silver lion foot master salts. The pair weighing 16 standard ounces. Excellent condition.
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