This is a large and impressive antique silver-plated Victorian centrepiece bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmiths to the Queen, Mappin & Webb of London, dated 1880.
This wonderful centerpiece was made with a large central basket and a smaller version to either side, each can be removed when required. It features a central Medusa mask with pierced foliate decoration of swags & wreaths.
A lot of intricate detailing has gone into the creation of this beautiful item. This is an extremely well designed and attractive piece that can only grow in value.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 31 x Width 60 x Depth 25
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 2 feet x Depth 10 inches
Mappin & Webb
founded in 1774 by Jonathan Mappin, Mappin & Webb is one of the UK’s leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
Jonathan Mappin opened his first small silversmith workshop in Sheffield in 1774 and the following year the Mappin mark was entered at the assay office. Over the next fifteen years Jonathan Mappin’s reputation for producing high quality silver spread throughout Sheffield. From these humble beginnings the business grew steadily and soon the next generation were expanding the business further
The first store was opened in London in 1849 at 17 Fore Street and was soon followed by stores in Moorgate and King William Street. In 1858, following rapid expansion of the Sheffield factory, John Newton Mappin invited his brother-in-law, George Webb to join him in the business. The first association of Mappin & Webb was forged.
Mappin & Webb is one of the UK’s leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
Today Mappin & Webb is silversmith to Her Majesty the Queen and to His Royal Highness Prince of Wales.
Our reference: A2515