English Silver Plate Cut Glass Compote Centrepiece
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This fine silver plate compote centrepiece features a cut glass bowl and made in the Victorian style. Manufactured from silver on copper it stands on square beaded base with four claw feet.
Featuring detailed foliate decoration this silver plate compote centrepiece is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in the photograph gallery. Take a few minutes to review these photos to see this fine silver compote centrepiece for yourself and to admire the wonderful workmanship that has gone into this English silver plate piece.
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Transport, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a wonderful piece of silver. It will require expert packing and shipping so that it actually gets to your place securely and safely. We can ship this silver plate compote centrepiece to practically any destination around the globe and we will be delighted to manage the packing for you, but please do call or email for a transportation quotation first, before buying this silver plate compote centrepiece so that we can fully meet your transportation specifications. We ship totally free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy with the product, we offer a 14-day money back assurance in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return transportation fees for this silver plate compote centrepiece, unless we have erroneously described the item in some crucial way and you do not receive the item as outlined. You must return the item in its original packing and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silver plate compote centrepiece.
Some Tips on Acquiring Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Investing in antique and second-hand silver is a big field which involves work by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were world renowned artists in their own right down to the most functional and routine of machine manufactured everyday domestic items. In considering acquiring this silver plate compote centrepiece we are pleased to supply a few pointers that may help you come to a decision on what is ideal for you.
Highly revered for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has distinct characteristics that have made it both beautiful and valuable and this is why folk have accumulated and made use of it in a myriad of different forms. There is a great volume of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented available today. So how do you know what to decide on?
The first general guideline is that you ought to spend money on what you actually like. Give some consideration to the reason why you like this silver plate compote centrepiece and if it speaks to your artistic sense then why delay? Experts always say that you should buy the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do take a moment to understand the makers and the designs that charm you and this will assist you identify the direction you need to go to build up a great silver collection. If you cherish a particular piece of silver such as this silver plate compote centrepiece you will want to show it to friends and family and your satisfaction will pass to them too.
A key matter is the condition of a silver item and how much restoration work has taken place. When picking out silver antiques that are over 200 years old they need to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver article to look like it just emerged from the workshop - if it actually does then it has quite possibly been greatly restored which is not ideal for a piece of antique silver.
Consider that in the silver antiques world a little bit of restoration is appropriate where a small ding or dent may be very carefully removed. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are unsatisfactory for a piece of fine antique silver. Thankfully here at Regent Antiques we are attentive and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if something like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always give you ample pics of our silver objects so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a couple of minutes to look at the photographs for this silver plate compote centrepiece to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any uncertainties about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this silver plate compote centrepiece.
Please keep in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it fairly frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to show it in a fairly airtight cabinet if you're able to. This will keep it gleaming for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plate compote centrepiece will essentially last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 26 x Width 28 x Depth 28
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 01357a
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