Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament

FREDERICK ELKINGTON (ELKINGTON & CO) (worked from 1868)

Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament

1927 Birmingham

Offered by AC Silver

£6,950 gbp
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This exceptional antique George V English finely cast sterling silver table ornament have been realistically modelled in the form of an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander dressed in Scottish regimental officer's attire from the period of 1902-1914.

The Highlander is habited in a uniform consisting of a service jacket with crossed sash and strap accented with a central emblem and two medals; these medals represent two Boer War medals.

The soldier is dressed in a tartan kilt with decorative badger head sporran in addition to patterned knee length kilt socks with a turnover top and fabric bows, finished off with shin high boots.

This antique soldier is surmounted with a feather bonnet with hackle, which is a traditional military headdress used within the Scottish Highland infantry regiments.

This solid silver ornament is holding a basket hilted broadsword in one hand.

These impressive cast sterling silver figure is embellished with chased decoration reproducing the finer details of the highlander’s features and attire.

The impressive statue stands to a fine and impressive oblong mahogany plinth with green baize to the underside; if required this plinth could be fitted with bespoke sterling silver presentation plaques suitable for a personal engraved inscription.

This exceptional statue was crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmiths Elkington & Co Ltd.

Such original period pieces are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

* The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (otherwise known as the Princess Louise's) was a regiment of the British Army formed in 1881 and remained active till they were consolidated with other line infantry Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Dimensions

Height 32.3cm/12.7"

Height of Highlander 31.3cm/12.3"

Width 12.4cm/4.9"

Depth 8.2cm/3.2"

Total Weight

76.3 troy ounces/2373g* (including mahogany plinth)

* An exact weight of silver cannot be provided as this piece is mounted on a mahogany base, but the silver content has been estimated as 65 troy ounces.


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This antique soldier is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and chased decoration is very sharp.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique English silverware.
Maker: Elkington & Co Ltd

Origin: Birmingham, England

Date: 1927
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A2156 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.
Stock Code
A2156
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique George V English cast sterling silver table ornament modelled in the form of an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander made by Elkington & Co Ltd; an addition to our military related silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of base are all very clear.
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