Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder
Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder

Antique Portuguese Silver Toothpick Holder

1843 to 1853 Portugal

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An early 19th century silver toothpick holder in the form of a bird cage with a classical domed lid pierced to hold the toothpicks. Will make a fantastic show when the toothpicks are inserted on the top. Weight 341 grams, 11 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base diameter 11 cms. Marked underneath with an assay scrape and Portuguese silver marks for Porto 1843 – 1853. Makers initials AM.
This pretty holder is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Ornamental toothpick holders quickly became popular at the beginning of 19th century when disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced. The fashion spread across Continental Europe to display the toothpick holders on the table. Usually they had a pierced base or a small container where sunburst toothpicks ornamentations were inserted and many attractive models are found with figures and/or animals.
Stock Code
7808
Medium
silver
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