10-05-2013 10-05-2013
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October 5, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Victorian Sterling Silver Centerpiece

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2676B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 05, 2013 10:00AM


Victorian Sterling Silver Centerpiece, Birmingham, 1874-75, Frederick Elkington, maker, heavily cast with circular reticulated anthemion frieze supporting pendant floral swags and masks, over three ram-form monopodia and scrollwork, on a molded triform base with central spirit lamp, the base inscribed " 25th DECEMBER 1902," ht. 16 1/2 in., approx. 164.0 troy oz.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Metal fatigue, breaks, and repairs to swags where they sit on roundels. Lacking several screws that mount swags and masks to frieze. Surface abrasions to base.

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Metal fatigue