A Victorian silver and silver-gilt table garniture
maker's mark of Elkington & Company, Birmingham, 1879
A LARGE SHAPED OVAL CENTREPIECE
In the form of a two-handled basket on shaped oval plateau with four bracket feet, the base chased with wheatsheaves and scrolling foliage on a matted ground, each side applied with a shaped cartouche engraved with a coat-of-arms and two cornucopiae, the raised centre chased with allegorical figures of Summer flanked by two applied figures of a male and female faun supporting the fluted oval basket on crossed thyrsi, the border chased with scrolling foliage and applied with masks and bifurcated foliate scroll handles, marked on base, basket, figures and hinges, one foot engraved 'ELKINGTON & CO'
35in. (88.9cm.) long
A SET OF FOUR DESSERT STANDS
Each with spreading circular base and on four scroll bracket feet applied with cornucopiae, the bases cast and chased with panels, one with a theatrical trophy, one with musical trophy and two with flowers, the stems form as a crouching faun supporting a pierced dish holder applied with pine-cones and foliage, with shaped-circular ruby cut-glass dishes, marked on bases dishes and stems, the bases with retailers stamp and pattern number 'ELKINGTON & CO, 11650'
7in. (19cm.) high overall
A SET OF FOUR DESSERT STANDS
The bases similar to the preceding, the stems formed as a seated faun supporting a spool-shaped dish holder, with shaped-circular clear glass dishes cut with panels of scrolling foliage and butterflies, marked on bases, stems and dish holders, the bases with retailer's stamp and pattern number 'ELKINGTON & CO, 16303'
9in. (23.8cm.) high
A PAIR OF OVAL FRUIT STANDS
Each on shaped oval base with four bracket feet, the base applied with two cornucopiae and chased with flower sprays, with tapering stem hung with floral garlands and applied with two seated fauns, one holding a thyrsus, the other a zither, the fluted bowl with pierced scrolling foliage border applied with two male masks, with two shaped oval ruby cut-glass dishes, marked on bases, figures, stems and bowls, the bases with retailers stamp and pattern number 'ELKINGTON & CO, 9229'
15in. (38cm.) long
A SET OF EIGHT CANDLESTICKS
Each on shaped-oval, with fluted tapering cylidrical stem applied with ram's heads and bound with berried laurel, with fluted circular drip-pan and vase-shaped soct chased with vines and ivy, the bases applied with seated putti, a pair a dove and a nest, a pair with a thyrsus and wine cup, a pair with pan pipes and a flute and a pair with a tambourine and zither, marked on bases, putti and nozzles, the bases with retailers stamp and pattern number 'ELKINGTON & cO, 16057
11in. (30cm.) high
A PAIR OF SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Each on spool-shaped plinth, with four bracket feet, two with vacant cartuches and two chased with basket of fruits and flowers, the base flanked by two satyrs, the fluted column stem with lion's pelt and bacchic musical trophy hung from ram's masks, the detachable leaf-capped scroll branches each terminating with circular drip-pans with corded border and vase-shaped sockets chased with ivy and vines, and with detachable plain circular nozzles, the central baluster stem with bouquet of flowers and dove finial, marked on base, putti, branches, drip-pans, sockets and nozzles
31in. (79.5cm.) high
1,426ozs. (44,360gr.) (21)