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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Vintage Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight"
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The upper portion of the pedestal is embellished with embossed gadroon style decoration in a swirl design.
The pedestal is surmounted with a fine and impressive cast sterling silver model depicting bear-baiting in the form of a bear in a head brace clawing a wooden post.
This model is further ornamented with a flexible curb chain connecting the bear’s brace to the base of the post.
This fine antique paperweight has been embellished with chased decoration reproducing the details of the bear’s coat in addition to the wood grain and terrain.
The sterling silver ornamentation is fitted to a circular waisted turned oak weighted plinth, securing to the underside with a nut.
The plinth is fitted with black leatherette to the underside.
Height of plinth 4.3cm/1.7"
Diameter of plinth 14cm/5.5"
An exact weight of silver cannot be provided as this piece has a weighted base.
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The paperweight has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.
The embossed and chased decoration is all very sharp.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of impressive vintage silverware.
Origin: Sheffield, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear