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The body of the vase is ornamented with fine and impressive applied and chased decoration depicting two lions' pelts with pendent arms and paws.
Either side of the body of this fine vase is further ornamented with thyrsi* and classic mask style heads resting on plinths.
The upper portion of the body is embellished with impressive applied grape and vine decoration.
This silver Warwick vase is further encircled with a band of egg and tongue decoration, in addition to a bead ornamented border to the rim.
The lower portion of the body is ornamented with applied and chased acanthus leaf decoration around the foot socket.
The knop to the pedestal foot is encircled with a band of chased egg decoration.
This large vase is fitted with magnificent silver bifurcating handles modelled in the form of entwined fennel stalks accented with chased and embossed leaf decoration.
The underside of the square plinth bears the retailer’s mark ‘Walker & Hall, Sheffield’.
* Thyrsis – A fennel staff tipped with a pine cone and twinned with ivy – carried by Dionysus/Bacchus (the God of the grape harvest, wine and winemaking)
Height to rim 34.7cm/13.7"
Diameter of rim 31.5cm/12.4"
Width across handles 46cm/18.1"
Width of base 19cm/7.5" square
154 troy ounces/4790g
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The applied, chased and embossed decoration is all very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the square plinth are all very clear.
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Origin: Sheffield, England
|Height||34.70 cm||(13.66 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear