Sterling Silver Ice Buckets / Pails- Antique Victorian

GBP 1,995.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver ice buckets/pails with ice tongs; an addition to our antique wine and drink related silverware collection

These exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver ice buckets / pails have a subtly tapering cylindrical form.

The surface of each piece is embellished with contemporary engraved monogram initials ‘AA’, below a coronet*.

The upper portion of each piece is encircled with an impressive cast and applied tied reed decorated border.

Each pail is fitted with a pair of cast sterling silver hand pieces, ornamented with lobed, leaf style designs to the upper plateau.

These Victorian ice buckets are presented with fine and impressive associated antique sterling silver ice tongs; one pair bears the London hallmarks for Henry Holland (of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater) in 1867.

The second pair was assayed in Exeter in 1854 and crafted by Josiah Williams & Co (James & Josiah Williams) and is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials ‘MP’ to the bridge.

* This style of coronet pertains to a Peerage Baron / Lord of Parliament (Scotland).

Dimensions
Ice Buckets
Length across handles 11.7cm/4.6″
Diameter 9.6cm/3.8″
Height 10.5cm/4.1″

Tongs
Length 14.4cm/5.7″

Total Weight
23.2 troy ounces/721g

Object History

Maker: Edwin Charles Purdie
Date: 1897
Origin: London, England

Object Literature

WORLDWIDE POSTAGE/SHIPPING

FREE OF CHARGE to all customers – including national and international deliveries.

Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.

INSURANCE IN TRANSIT

Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

These antique silver ice buckets are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each pail and interior of each pair of tongs are all very clear.

Object Details

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Sunday
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+44 (0)191 240 2645
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Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

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VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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