English Sterling Silver Tray Toast Rack 1871 Re-creation Of C1785 Form Rare
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English Sterling Silver Tray Toast Rack 1871 Re-creation Of C1785 Form Rare:
FINEST ENGLISH STERLING SILVER PIERCED TRAY TOAST RACK; A SUPERB 1871 RE-CREATION OF THE EARLIEST c1785 TOAST RACK DESIGN; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this English sterling silver pierced tray centre toast rack.
A beautifully crafted Victorian re-creation of the earliest toast rack design, dating to c1785. See Waldron for illustrations.
From the Sheffield firm of Hawksworth and Eyre in 1871.
Classic rectangular gently curved corner form.
Elegant beaded trim throughout. The beading in various thicknesses.
Bright cut engraved acanthus and swirling vine border work.
The centre bar with paneled heart shape medallion handle.
The centre tray with elaborate pierced leaf and vine medallion. Scrolling urn border piercing.
Atop boldly cast winged vine and inset shell centre scroll feet.
Victorian sterling tray centre toast rack is 7 3/4 inches by 5 and 6 inches tall.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 16 standard ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The beautifully carved shell and leaf retain their original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Stands perfectly firm on table or display shelf.
For the discerning collector of the finest Victorian. An exceptional English 1871 shell and bead tray centre toast rack. Excellent condition, near pristine.
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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.
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