Victorian Silver Owl Peppers


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Object Description

A delightful pair of antique sterling silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl with detachable head and glass eyes. Beautifully modelled and engraved, the quality is very realistic. Total weight 87 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cm. London 1871. Maker Edward Charles Brown.

Biography – Edward Charles Brown, apprenticed to George J Richards 1845, free 1852. Another apprentice, William Comyns, was also freed in 1852. Brown became a partner in George Richards’ business in 1857 trading as Richards & Brown. Brown continued with this business name after Richards’ retirement in 1867 until Brown retired at the end of 1882. He died 1883.

Object Condition

These lovely silver owls are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. 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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