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VERY RARE - Edinburgh: William Robertson - 48 troy oz.
This is a wonderful and rare GEORGIAN SCOTTISH solid sterling silver LARGE wine cooler or champagne bucket that was made in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1791 by the illustrious Georgian Scottish silversmith, William Robertson. This lovely wine cooler is circular in shape, has lovely substantial edge decoration, large twin handles and is raised on an elegant pedestal base. It is NOT engraved. The bucket measures 9 1/4" in diameter, 15 1/4" across the handles and it stands 10 1/8" high. It is very substantial - this wine cooler weighs1481.2 grams -well over 47 1/2troy oz.
The champagne bucket is in very good condition with somewhat less than the usual surface scratching, NOcracks,a few dings but NO dents, almost NO distortionand NO repairs - SUPERB. It is hallmarked underneath the base with WR, triple towered castle, thistle (Scottish sterling silver assay mark), L, George III duty mark showing that it was hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1791. I have shown the hallmark so that you can make up your own mind. A really super and rare SCOTTISHpiece in very good condition after over 210 years at a very low start and - so rare to find a Scottish wine cooler in such excellent condition and without Victorian improvements!!! Postage will be 12.00GBP within the UK and 80.00GBP to international destinations (because of its size).
Please note that the primary postage costs are for second class (or standard parcels service if the postage cost is over 6.00GBP) within the UK or surface mail to international destinations. First class post usually adds 50% to the quoted postage cost while airmail is typically double the cost of surface mail. If you want to know about the timescales and charges by Royal Mail then I suggest you look at http://www.royalmail.com. Please wait for my invoice with postage options that will be sent very soon after the sale finishes!
If you win more than one of my sales, I am happy to combine packaging to reduce postage costs.
Low start and a sale because reserves spoil the fun.
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