Contact 1stdibs
Sterling Silver Nef For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Sterling Silver Nef

About

This superb example of a sterling silver Nef carries import marks for London, 1925 by Thomas Callow & Son. Nefs are extravagant table ornaments and containers made of precious metals in the shape of a ship. First recorded in France as early as 1239, this example is a particularly fine, hand chased, early 20th century reproduction of the 16th century style of Nef. Very elaborate and depicting a fully crewed Galleon at sail with canons ready to fire, the ship rests on 4 wheels to allow it to “sail” around the table. The top of the ship lifts off to reveal an empty hull. Traditionally this compartment could hold salt or spices (the latter being very expensive in the Middle Ages). Today it would make a handy place to store an extra bottle of wine for emergencies! The nef measures 32"(81cm) long, 27.5"(70cm) tall and 5.5"(13cm) wide, with a weight of 124.7 troy ounces.  

Details

  • Creator
    Thomas Callow & Son (Metalworker)
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1925
  • Dimensions
    H 27.56 in. x W 31.89 in. x D 5.12 in.H 70 cm x W 81 cm x D 13 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    b1283
  • Reference Number
    LU4930216160481
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

New to 1stdibs
Joined in the past six months.
5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
1stdibs seller since 2019
Typical response time: 2 hours
Located in London, GB
More From This Seller
Sterling Silver Models
Sterling Silver Models
Vintage 1910s English
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Hedgehog Pincushion
Sterling Silver Hedgehog Pincushion
Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Ring Tree
Sterling Silver Ring Tree
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver Breast Plate
$4,889
Sterling Silver Breast Plate
Morris Salkind
Vintage 1910s English
Sterling Silver
You May Also Like
Ship Ahoy, Antique Sterling Silver 3-Mast Galleon Nef
Ship Ahoy, Antique Sterling Silver 3-Mast Galle...
Early 20th Century German Georgian
Sterling Silver
Massive Antique Sterling Silver Nef / Boat / Ship 1909 Import Mark Galleon Neff
Massive Antique Sterling Silver Nef / Boat / Sh...
Berthold Muller
Early 20th Century German
Silver
Antique Sterling Silver Paper Knife
$2,364
Antique Sterling Silver Paper Knife
Thomas Callow & Son
Vintage 1910s English
Sterling Silver
Edwardian All Sterling Silver Match Striker on Sterling Silver Base
Edwardian All Sterling Silver Match Striker on ...
William Devenport & Co. 1
Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian
Sterling Silver
Antique Sterling Silver Rattle, 1900
$1,178
Antique Sterling Silver Rattle, 1900
Pearce & Thompson
Antique Early 1900s British Victorian
Silver, Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver 'Music Stand' Trophy
Sterling Silver 'Music Stand' Trophy
Atkin Brothers
Vintage 1940s English Other
Silver, Sterling Silver, Wood
Sterling Silver Cigarette Holder Case
Sterling Silver Cigarette Holder Case
Vintage 1930s English Art Deco
Sterling Silver
Oligarch Size Sterling Silver Humidor
$16,000
Oligarch Size Sterling Silver Humidor
Beyond Gorgeosity
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern
Gold, Sterling Silver, Brass, Cedar

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries