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I.Franks is pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Statement Pieces from the Victorian period. All of our antique, Victorian silver Statement Pieces can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults and come with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed by our membership of LAPADA. Please click on an image of any of the Victorian Statement Pieces to see a larger picture.
Hallmarked In 1876
Made in Birmingham in 1876 by Elkington & Co. and designed by Lionard Morel-Ladeiul (1820-1888), this Victorian electroplated and damascened plaque is titled 'A Pompeian Lady at her Toilet’. The wall charger is of circular form depicting a lady reclining on a couch attended by three handmaidens with a garden beyond all within elaborately decorated and gilt heightened borders. The charger is signed and dated Morel-Ladeuil inv.e.fecit 1876 to the front, with the reverse marked with a registration lozenge and a further Elkington mark, and inscribed 'REGISTRIRT IN DEN OESTERREICHISCHEN KAISERSTATEN, ZAHL 10 297, REGISTRIRT IM DEUTSCHEN REICH NO.27, BD.I.BL 114, and DEPOSE EN FRANCE DESIGN COPYRIGHTED IN THE UNITED STATES NOV IX, 76. This impressive shield measures 20"(51cm) in diameter. Versions of this plaque also form part of the collections of The National Museum of Scotland, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and The New Orleans Museum of Art.
£1,475ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Made Circa 1880
Made circa 1880, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece, features a central glass bowl, and three smaller side bowls. The centrepiece is naturalistic in style, modelled as an intwined vine under which two sheep are shading from the sun. The centrepiece measures 25.5"(65cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) in spread.
£4,795ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1873
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1873 by Fenton Brothers Ltd., this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece and Suite of 8 Dishes, features wonderfully ornate decoration throughout. The centrepiece features a glass vase for flowers, and measures 19.75"(50cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) in diameter, each of the four oval dishes measure 4"(10cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) wide, by 7.5"(19cm) deep, and each of the four round dishes measure 5.25"(13cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 133.7 troy ounces.
£17,950ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1873
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1873 by Elkington & Co., this wonderful, pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Dessert Stands or Compotes, are in the Egyptian revival style, with the urn shaped central columns supported by three gilt figures of Bast, frosted and cut glass dishes and hoof feet. Each dessert stand measures 17"(43cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 146 troy ounces.
£19,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1893
Hallmarked in London in 1889 and 1893 by Barnards, this fantastic, set of 3 Antique Sterling Silver Bowls, are in the ‘Monteith' style, featuring gilt interiors, engraved crests and mottos, and lion mask drop rings handles. The larger central bowl measures 10"(26cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) in diameter, and the two smaller bowls measure 7"(18cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) in diameter. The total weight of the set is 194 troy ounces. The crest is likely that of the Butler family, and the motto translates as 'Be steadfast'
£19,975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1892
Hallmarked in London in 1892 by Elkington & Co., this impressive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Set of Three Bowls, sits on the original Mirror Plateau base. The bowls and plateau feature borders modelled in a classical Roman frieze and the mirror plateau is shaped to fit the bowls and stands on lion’s paw feet. The plateau measures 29"(74cm) wide, by 16"(40cm) deep. The bowls feature half fluting with gilt interiors and stand on pedestal bases. The central bowl is oval and measures 12.5"(32cm) wide, by 11"(28cm) deep, by 5"(13cm) tall. The two side bowls are round and measure 6"(15cm) in diameter, by 3.5"(9cm) tall. The three bowls together weigh 95.2 troy ounces.
£22,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Made Circa 1890
Made circa 1890, this truly spectacular pair of German, Antique 800 Standard Silver, Gothic Revival Altar Candlesticks, incorporate many design elements from gothic architecture including spires, cathedral window frames and gargoyle detailing. The wide tops have a spike to hold a large church candle. These magnificent candlesticks were originally retailed by the ecclesiastical specialist shop Jansson & Co. of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Each one measures 29"(74cm) tall, with diameter of 10"(25.5cm). The total weight of the pair is an impressive 242 troy ounces.
£24,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1876
Hallmarked in London in 1876 by Robert Hennell III, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, was originally the Warwick Cup race trophy, and stands on a wooden plinth with a beaded band and engraved presentation inscription. The front of the trophy is beautifully chased with a scene depicting Warwick castle, and the other side of the trophy is engraved with the coat of arms for Lord Edward Heneage, the 1st Baron Heneage. The centrepiece measures 31"(80cm) tall, by 21"(54cm) wide, by 16"(41cm) deep, and the silver weighs 168 troy ounces. The presentation inscription reads "Warwick September Meeting - 1876 - The Warwick Cup - Won by - Mr Heneage's 'Freeman'"
£24,975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Made Circa 1848
Made in 1848 by Elkington, Mason & Co., this spectacular, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece and Matching Mirror Plateau (made by Elkington circa 1870), has a central glass bowl, and six spaces for candles. The Centrepiece celebrates the wine harvest, with grape and wine motifs throughout, and three central figures dancing around the fruit laden vine. The centrepiece measures a substantial 40.5"(103cm) tall, by 25"(64cm) in spread, and the mirror plateau measures 24.5"(62cm) in diameter.
£34,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1841
Hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1841 by William Marshall, this fantastic pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coolers, are campagna shaped, and feature acanthus detailing throughout. Each wine cooler measures 10.5"(26.5cm) tall, by 10.25"(26cm) wide and the pair together weigh an impressive 179 troy ounces.
£37,975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1875
Hallmarked in London in 1875 by Alexander Macrae, this sensational pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Candelabra, feature wonderful 'Grotesque' decoration and gilding, and are engraved with a crest and initials to each base. Each candelabrum measures 27.5"(70cm) tall, by 15.5"(39cm) in diameter and together they weigh a substantial 310 troy ounces. The crest and initials are likely that of William Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham.
£49,775ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Made Circa 1875
This fantastic pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Candelabra were made in London in 1867 and 1890 by Hunt & Roskell and Benson & Webb respectively. (Benson & Webb purchased Hunt & Roskell in 1889). They feature grape and vine decoration to the stems and branches, and each base has a a putti holding a bunch of grapes with vine leaves in their hair. These traditional symbols of Dionysus, the God of wine, clearly celebrating an abundant grape harvest, make these wonderful, rococo candelabra the perfect table decoration for a passionate wine drinker. Measuring 26"(66cm) tall with a span of 14.5"(37cm) this heavy, gilt, and cast pair of Sterling Silver candelabra weigh 362 troy ounces in total.
£54,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1839
Hallmarked in London in 1839 by Riley & Storer, this impressive and rare pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Soup Tureens, are richly decorated, featuring chased floral decoration to the bodies, cast floral and acanthus borders, ornate scroll feet, and engraved with a coat of arms to the body and a crest to the lid. Each soup tureen measures 12"(31cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) wide, by 12"(31cm) deep and together they weigh a substantial 251 troy ounces.
£56,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1854
Hallmarked in London in 1854 by George Angell, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features three large cast mythological figures. One is a man with with a hammer and anvil, perhaps Hephaestus, god of Blacksmiths. The other two are ladies, one with a quill and scroll, perhaps Clio, the muse of history, the other with her arms simply raised, a pose typical of Aprhodite, god of love and wife of Hephaestus. The centrepiece supports a central cut glass glass bowl surrounded with 6 branches for candles, decorated with acanthus leaves. The cut corner triangular base stands on large acanthus, shell and scroll feet. The centrepiece measures 28"(71cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) wide and deep, and weighs 229 troy ounces.
£57,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1868
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1868 by Elkington & Co. This magnificent centrepiece was presented to Captain George Tryon (later Admiral) in recognition of his important role in the Abyssinia Expedition to free missionaries and representatives of the British Government, who had been imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. Tryon acted as the transport officer to Annesley Bay for troops and supplies heading to Abyssinia with General Robert Napier’s expedition. He was given the Companionship of the Bath by her Majesty Queen Victoria as a reward for his services, and presented with this monumental centrepiece decorated with scenes depicting his activities in the campaign. The centrepiece stands on a mirror plateau which in turn stands on a wooden base with silver plaques and anchors. The overall height is 31.5” (80cm). The base diameter is 23”(59cm).
£95,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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