1880s Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette For Sale
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1880s Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English cast sterling silver pepperette realistically modelled in the form of a bird; an addition to our range of silver novelty items. This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver pepperette has been realistically modelled in the form of a bird perched on a branch. This impressive pepperette is embellished with details reproducing the definition of the bird’s plumage and anatomical features. The surface of the perch is embellished with a tree bark texture, accented with branches extending outward. The pepperette retains the original fully hallmarked push fit cover/head which features pierced 'pepper' holes. Such original period pieces incorporating a sculpted branch, in addition to the featured bird, are rare examples. The characteristics of the body reflects that of a robin or blue tit. Condition This antique silver Victorian pepperette is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the perch and part hallmarks to the rim of the cover/head are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Dimensions Length from back of perch to tip of beak 5.5cm/2.2" Width 5.9cm/2.3" Height 7.5cm/3" Weight 2.5 troy ounces/78.1g Maker: Thomas Johnson II Date: 1883 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware. item Ref. SKU: A8400

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  • Condition Details
    This antique silver Victorian pepperette is a superior gauge of silver. The cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the perch and part hallmarks to the rim of the cover/head are all very clear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 2.33 in. x W 2.96 in. x D 2.17 in.H 5.9 cm x W 7.5 cm x D 5.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A8400
  • Reference Number
    LU120028627923
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