Rare Pr Victorian Sterling Silver Salts Peppers Budgerigars Sampson Mordan 1882
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Rare Pr Victorian Sterling Silver Salts Peppers Budgerigars Sampson Mordan 1882:
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Exceptionally rare pair ofVictorian sterling silver novelty bird peppers, made by Sampson Mordan and fully hallmarked for London 1882.
This is a superb pair of silver novelty peppers in the form of budgerigars made by the highly sought after and collected maker, Sampson Mordan, in 1882.
The peppers are superbly modelled and chased in fine detail and they have realistic glass eyes.
They have pierced heads and screw off caps to the underside.
The peppers are 5 inches / 127 mm wide and about 1-1/2 inches / 38 mm from side to side. They stand 3 inches / 76 mm high and weigh 223 grams.
Both of the peppers as well as both of the lids have clear and matching hallmarks - lion passant, London mark, duty mark, letter G for 1882 and maker's mark SM for Sampson Mordan. They also have French control marks.
The lids are also engraved with the Paris retailer's 'Love Et Harvey Rue Des Capucines 35'.
The peppers are in excellent condition with no dents, damage or repair.
This is an exceptionally rare pair of Victorian novelty silver peppers - a similar pair sold some 3 years ago at sale for £6,500.
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