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Antique 1910s Set of Six Sterling Silver Menu / Card Holders

US$1,400.31per set

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A fine and impressive set of six antique George V English sterling silver menu / card holders - boxed; an addition to our diverse dining silverware collection. These fine antique George V sterling silver menu card holders have circular shaped bases. Each piece is surmounted with an impressive wishbone* shaped design with a paralleling shaped support. The subtly convex bases are encircled with an elevated scalloped border. The weighted bases of these impressive menu holders are fitted with green baize to the underside. This impressive set of antique silver menu card holders is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, secured with two hinged catches. The interior of the box bears the retailer's mark 'Robert Stewart (Jewellers) Ltd, 75 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow'. A wishbone, otherwise known as the furcular, is a forked bone found in birds and some dinosaurs. The main function of the bone is to provide strength between the neck and breast, to protect the creature during battle. The Ancient Romans perceived this bone as a symbol of luck which allowed the progression of breaking a dried chicken wishbone apart whilst making a wish; this procedure determined the person with the bigger half would receive their wish or have good fortune. This tradition has travelled through Europe and is an adopted practice in many countries. Condition These impressive antique menu holders are a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition. Each menu holder has been professionally polished and is in excellent presentation condition. The menu holders have some natural fire marks in keeping with age. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each holder have wear in keeping with age and location. Dimensions Width of wishbone 2cm/0.8" Diameter of base 4.3cm/1.7" Height 4.6cm/1.8" Total weight An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as these holders have weighted bases. Maker: Alexander Clark & Co Ltd Date: 1914 Origin: Birmingham, England Video: A video of the fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique silverware.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.8 in. (4.58 cm)Diameter: 1.7 in. (4.32 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Date of Manufacture
    1914
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A82041stDibs: LU1200220622182

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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