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Charles Boyton 1899 London Wine Ewer Pitcher In Cut Crystal And .925 Sterling

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Claret wine ewer designed by Charles Boyton II (1856-1900). Magnificent wine ewer pitcher, created in London England at the silversmith atelier of Charles Boyton. Masterfully crafted in the year of 1899, in cut rock crystal and ornate with frames mounts made up in solid .900/.999 sterling silver. This ewer pitcher is embellished with two mythological masks images of Bacchus, vine and bunches of grapes in reference to the purpose of the piece, claret wine. This ewer has been designed during the late Victorian era, but show strong early Edwardian patterns. Decorated with organic motifs which are embossed, chiseled and carved in the silver. It is fitted with a curved handle and a hinged lid with a finial of a standing rampant lion holding a coat of arms. Year: 1899 Silver Assay: .900/.999 Ar. Style: Late Victorian - early Edwardian. Weight: 1,112.5 Grams, (713.14 Dwt). Measurements: 282 mm by 191 mm by 142 mm (11.1 x 7.5 x 5.60 Inches). Hallmarks: Stamped with British crown assay office marks; the maker's mark CB associated to Charles Boyton, the mark for the assay of the silver, the lion head for the city of London and the letter D for the date of production 1899. Charles Boyton Charles Boyton was a well known silversmith working in the early part of the 19th Century in the Clerkenwell area of London. In 1825 he registered his first hallmark from his workshop in Europia Place moving on to Wellington Street in 1830. He registered further marks in the 1830. The firm thrived and moved to Northampton Square in Clerkenwell in 1849 under Charles Boyton II, the son of the founder, changing its name to Charles Boyton & Son. Charles Boyton junior died in 1899 and the firm continued on under Charles Holman Boyton his grandson who died in 1904. The firm converted to a limited company in 1919 as Charles Boyton & Son Ltd. Under Charles Holman Boyton son (Charles Boyton III), the company became a wholesale manufacturer of electroplate and silver. Due to economic difficulties, a new company was created in 1933 called Charles Boyton & Son Ltd and changed premises to Wardour Street in Soho, London where it operated from 1936 to 1977. Charles Boyton III left the company in 1934 and formed his own business in Marylebone Lane with a retail outlet in Wigmore Street. He produced Art Deco pieces which were engraved with a facsimile of his signature. This ceased trading around 1948. Literature: Condition: The overall condition of this wine ewer is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver or the crystal. All parts are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. INVENTORY REF: D010524MNNA/32.09
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11.1 in (28.2 cm)Width: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)Depth: 5.6 in (14.23 cm)
  • Style:
    Late Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Rock Crystal,Silver,Sterling Silver,Engraved,Hand-Carved,Hand-Crafted,Polished,Repoussé
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1899
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this wine ewer is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver or the crystal. All parts are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee condition & authentic.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: D010524MNNA/32.091stDibs: LU8303237817572
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