Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Parrot Sugar Box

1909 Unknown

Offered by AC Silver

£10,950 gbp
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This magnificent antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box has been realistically modelled in the form of a perched parrot.

This antique sugar box is embellished with embossed and chased decoration reproducing the details of the bird's plumage and anatomical features.

This impressive sterling silver sugar box retains the original, hallmarked push fit cover/head.

The cover/head retains the original bead eyes.

This magnificent and large, chained parrot is supported by a silver perch ornamented with impressive wood grain decoration; each link of the original sterling standard chain is hallmarked.

The lower portion of the perch is encircled with a chased band of leaf ornamentation, to a ribbed knop in junction with the base.

The hallmarked base of this impressive silver parrot sugar box is encircled with chased decorated single leaf acanthus designs accented with a matte background.

The interior of the box and rim of the sleeve retain the original gilding.

The hallmarks struck to the cover, body, chain and base include:

Importer's mark: AG (Arthur Graf)

Import mark: London, England

Silver quality/purity mark: 925 (sterling, 925/1000)

Import date mark: o (1909)

Maker's mark: SJL (untraced)

Large examples in such an exceptional condition are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

Dimensions

Height 37.6cm/14.8"

Width across perch 10cm/3.9"

Diameter of base 14.6cm/5.7"

Weight

32.5 troy ounces/1010g


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This antique silver parrot sugar box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The decoration to this piece is all very sharp.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.
Maker: Arthur Graf

Origin: London Import Hallmarks

Date: 1909
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A5331 when enquiring about the piece.
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Dimensions
Height 14.60 cm (5.75 inches)
Width 37.60 cm (14.80 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Weight 32.50oz t (1010.75g)
Stock Code
A5331
Medium
A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar box realistically modelled in the form of a parrot; an addition to our animal related silverware collection.
Signed/Inscribed
Full British import hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the sleeve of the cover of the neck are all very clear. The German hallmarks to the base have wear in keeping with age and location; the maker's mark to the base and cover remains legible.
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