George IV Sterling Silver-gilt Covered Sugar Bowl with Spoons Pin and Mahogany Case
A 19th century Georgian vermeil cased set of sugar vase with cover, spoons and pin. Extraordinary and richly gilt, heavy cast, embossed featuring foliate scrolls, leaves and flowers around four cartouches centered by shells.
This antique sugar covered vase, has a circular baluster form The cover surmounted by a cast flower finial.
The exquisite artwork is enriched by engraved and chiseled ornamentation, a continuous alternation of shadows and lights, of smooth, shiny surfaces and matt chiseled surfaces.
Original interior gilding.
1836 London, with maker’s mark for Richard William Atkins & William Nathaniel Somersell active from 1827 and 1836. The covered sugar bowl weighs 556 grams and measures 16,5 cm -height- by 12,5 cm.
Pin and spoons are characterized by cast grapevine on scrolling leaves, weigh 288 grams, 1820 London, with maker’s mark for Edward Farrell (1779 -1850) . Only one spoon has been realized in London a bit later 1827/28.
The set is cased in an elegant, octagonal mahogany box with lid, complete with working lock and brass handle with Tho.s Allen Poynder N. 6 engraving.
Inside the lid we find the label Catchpole & Williams Silversmiths and Jewellers n. 120, Regent Street.
Thomas Henry Allen Poynder, owner of the famous Hartham Park estate, the Georgian villa in Wiltshire, England, near Corsham, from which the artifact supposedly originates.
The set comes from a private collection in Milan and is in good condition; we just repaired the lock of the mahogany case, made the key, repaired some veneer detachments and polished the case.
The numbering engraved on the case may suggest that this set was aligned with teapots, coffee makers or tea caddies with which these elaborate accessories were generally created together.
Edward Farrell registered his first mark in London, 1813. Silversmith and retailer for the Duke of York, Farrell experimented unusual designs after the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as in the most popular Rococo revival. The remarkable silver gilt candelabrum displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum and featuring Neptune riding a seahorse is a significant example of Farrell’s creativity and skills. It was part of a large scale garniture ordered by the Duke of York probably around 1819.
height: 20 cm
diameter: 19 cm
An Antique Silver oil and vinegar cruet set, having a Neoclassical style oval stand with hand-pierced and engraved decoration, with ring handle and a frame for two cut crystal cruet bottles with original stoppers . The bottle tops when the bottles are in use can sit into the snake-shaped holders on the side of the central silver stem. It stands on four foliate feet. Hallmarked Brescia, 1812/1872. F.C. silver maker monogram.
Good condition, 479 grams.
A stunning pair of Empire four-light gilt bronze figural candelabra, of French origin, dating back to 1810 circa. Extraordinary high-quality casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding.
Each flambeau has four curved branches decorated with floral patterns, ending with palm leaves and wax cups or bobéches are flower-shaped. Candle holders issuing from a torch, held by putti balancing on a round globe. Both cherubs have a perfect anatomy, with curled hair and a spectacular chiseled plumage wings. The candelabra are mounted on a stepped square base measuring 13 x 13 centimeters .
In overall excellent condition, with the exception of old restorations on a garland, an index finger and a leaf top missing.
They come from a luxury villa at Como Lake..
We have disassembled both works for cleaning and each item consists of 38 pieces and a globe edge is engraved with monogram M.B, may be initials of the artisan maker.
Each piece is characterized by a superb casting, chasing, engraving and mercury gilding and must be made by a great French fondeur-ciseleur of Empire period.