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A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED AND CUT-GLASS SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE, PROBABLY DESIGNED BY A.A. WILLMS, ELKINGTON & CO., CIRCA 1865

Estimate:

12,000 to - 18,000 USD

A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED AND CUT-GLASS SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE, PROBABLY DESIGNED BY A.A. WILLMS, ELKINGTON & CO., CIRCA 1865

A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED AND CUT-GLASS SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE, PROBABLY DESIGNED BY A.A. WILLMS, ELKINGTON & CO., CIRCA 1865

Estimate:

12,000 to - 18,000 USD

A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED AND CUT-GLASS SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE, PROBABLY DESIGNED BY A.A. WILLMS, ELKINGTON & CO., CIRCA 1865


in Egyptian revival style, the tri-form bases raised on lion paws and supporting fully-modeled sphinxes, stem formed as a three-handled amphora, hung with chains and topped by cut-glass bowls, the seven-light candelabrum centerpiece with a matching mirror plateau, the detachable sconces can be replaced with cut-glass bowls

marked on bases and with diamond registration mark, the largest numbered 12884, medium 10396, smallest 9970, and plateau 8622

height of largest 29⅛ in.

74 cm

The amphora stem of one of the medium centerpieces with one handle dented and with splitting. Several of the links for where the chains attach to centerpieces are replaced. The mirror plateau with several screws missing or replaced underneath. The mirror with some surface scratches and discoloration around the rim. One of the glass bowls for the smaller centerpieces with repaired 2 in. long chip. The other glass bowls in good condition with only some occasional minor nicks.


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A related example of this model is illustrated in Kenneth Crisp Jones, The Silversmiths of Birmingham, 1981, p. 166, fig. 165.