1970s  Italian Sterling Silver Car Models / Table Ornaments For Sale
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1970s Italian Sterling Silver Car Models / Table Ornaments

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These impressive vintage Italian cast sterling silver table ornaments have been realistically modelled in the form of two early 20th century automobiles. The first piece reflects the style of an Opel Cottereau and the second can be associated with an Opel Torpedo. Each of these silver car models has been embellished with details reproducing the Fine definition of the vehicle's body work and fabric features, in addition to the manufacturers badge 'Opel' to the front grille. These cars are fitted with axles to the underside allowing the functional wheels to rotate. The hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece include: Maker's registration: 1 AR (UNO A ERRE ITALIA, Arezzo) Silver quality/purity mark: 925 (sterling, 925/1000) Importer's mark: IJ (untraced) Import mark: London, England Import date mark: B (1976) Dimensions: Opel Cottereau Length 5.4cm/2.1" Width 3cm/1.2" Height 4.6cm/1.8" Opel Torpedo Length 8cm/3.1" Width 3.5cm/1.4" Height 4.7cm/1.9" Total weight 6.6 troy ounces/205g Maker: UNO A ERRE ITALIA S.P.A Date: 1976 Origin: Arezzo, Italy Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this vintage silverware.  

Details

  • Creator
    UnoAErre (Maker)
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1976
  • Condition Details
    These vintage silver car models are a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition. The cast decoration is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each chassis are all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 1.9 in. x W 1.4 in. x D 3.1 in.H 4.83 cm x W 3.56 cm x D 7.88 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A8052
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU120027972963
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Located in Jesmond, GB
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