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.
Maker George G Richards & Edward Charles Brown.
GEORGE J RICHARDS & EDWARD C BROWN
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.