A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle
A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle

ALEXANDER SMITH (worked from c.1870)

A Victorian Antique Silver Argyle

1889 London

Offered by William Walter Antiques Ltd

£1,650 gbp
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The Argyle stands on a round foot with a rope border. The vase shaped main body also has the same rope border and the hinged high domed cover terminates in a ball finial. This example has a plain neck spout and fruit wood handle. The Argyle has a central heating chamber to keep the contents hot. This piece is engraved on the lid with the crest of the Lyle family. Height to finial 9 inches 23 cm
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Argyles are generally accepted to have been containers for gravy or sauce, the design incorporating some form of heat preserving element. The credit for inventing these pieces goes to the 3rd Duke of Argyll, as he and his Duchess became tired of their sauces arriving cold at the dining table at Inverary Castle.
Stock Code
W3x6
Medium
Argyle
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