ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER MONUMENTAL CENTREPIECE BOWL, LONDON c.1843

ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER MONUMENTAL CENTREPIECE BOWL, LONDON c.1843

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19th Century Victorian silver centerpiece, standing of a shaped plain trefoil base and with three realistically modelled dolphins holding a pillar applied with seaweed and seashells, terminating in three leaves holding an impressive large bowl applied with a wreath of acorns along the rim and an applied scene depicting 'The Birth of Venus' inspired by Sandro Botticelli c.1485. Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1843 (h), Maker's mark crowned IM&SH for John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt.


REFERENCE NUMBER: A4531

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Victorian solid silver monumental centerpiece, standing of a shaped plain trefoil base and with three realistically modelled dolphins holding a pillar applied with seaweed and seashells, terminating in three leaves holding an impressive large bowl applied with a wreath of acorns along the rim and an applied scene depicting 'The Birth of Venus' inspired by Sandro Botticelli c.1485.

Each part is Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1843 (h), Maker's mark crowned IM&SH (John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt, very important silversmith, jeweler and supplier to British and European royalty). The base is further stamped MORTIMER & HUNT. 

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage. 

SIZE

Height: 45cm

Width: 37cm

Weight: 6230g