Pair of Antique Silver Owl Peppers


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Object Description

A charming pair of antique silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl, with detachable head and red glass eyes. Beautiful modelling and engraving. The quality is very realistic. Gilt interiors. Manufacturer’s numbers 7192 & 7193.
Total weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces.
Height 7cm.
London 1857.
Maker George G Richards & Edward Charles Brown.
Sterling silver.

George J. Richards, son of William Richards (Silversmith & Goldsmith), freed by patrimony 1839. 1st mark 1844. In 1857 his former apprentice Edward Charles Brown became partner and they traded as Richards & Brown. Richards retired in 1867. Edward Charles Brown, apprenticed to George J Richards 1845, free 1852.

Object Condition

The owls condiments are in very good condition. The engraving is crisp. Both have a full and matching set of English silver hallmarks on the bodies (at the back) and on the tops (on the neck).
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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