• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 367

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT CASKET

    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1873

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    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT CASKET
    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1873
    Shaped oblong and with cast double column and ram's mask corners, the long ends each with a plaque cast with classical figures, the short ends with applied winged female bust, the hinged cover with a finial cast as Cupid and with four applied cast birds, wood lined, marked underneath and on cover, the base further stamped 'Elkington & Co.', the inside of the cover applied with a later plaque chased with putto, mark of Elkington and Co., Birmingham, 1898
    14½ in. (36.5 cm.) wide


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