Dutch Military Silver Snipe Sugar Sifter

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

The Silver sifter in the form of a Snipe bird with long pointed bill, short wings and short legs. The Snipe cast in solid silver with multiple hallmark located around the collar, removable sifter, and leg. Hallmarks include a passant lion facing right used to indicate second standard of purity with a minimum .833 , a straight sword used between 1906-1953 and date letter J for 1919. Each hallmark located with one on each piece used particularly on larger pieces of Silver. The Snipe is mounted upon an ebonised wooden plinth with two silver plaques reading “Presented to Major J.A.G Le Coq on the Occasion of his Marriage 25th Sept 1954, From the Officers of the 60th Rifles.”

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