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Antique George V Sterling Silver ‘Highlander’ Table Ornament
Offered by AC Silver
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.
Height of Highlander 31.3cm/12.3"
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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The cast and chased decoration is very sharp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique English silverware.
Origin: Birmingham, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear