Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette

THOMAS JOHNSON II, LONDON (worked from 1886)

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 'Bird' Pepperette

1883 London, England

Offered by AC Silver

£1,795 gbp
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This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver pepperette has been realistically modelled in the form of a bird* perched on a branch.

This impressive pepperette is embellished with details reproducing the definition of the bird’s plumage and anatomical features.

The surface of the perch is embellished with a tree bark texture, accented with branches extending outward.

The pepperette retains the original fully hallmarked push fit cover/head which features pierced 'pepper' holes.

Such original period pieces incorporating a sculpted branch, in addition to the featured bird, are rare examples.

* The characteristics of the body reflects that of a robin or blue tit.

Dimensions
Length from back of perch to tip of beak 5.5cm/2.2"
Width 5.9cm/2.3"
Height 7.5cm/3"

Weight
2.5 troy ounces/78.1g



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This antique silver Victorian pepperette is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
The cast decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the perch and part hallmarks to the rim of the cover/head are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.
Date: 1883

Origin: London, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A8400 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A8400
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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English cast sterling silver pepperette realistically modelled in the form of a bird; an addition to our range of silver novelty items.
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