Pair English Silver Plate Cut Glass Compote Centrepiece
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This fine pair of new silver plate compote centrepieces feature cut glass bowls have been made in the Victorian style. Manufactured from silver on copper they stand on round bases that feature four decorative moulded feet.
They are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our image gallery. Do take a few moments to review these photos to see these fine silver compote centrepieces for yourself.
Seeing The Pair of Silver Plate Compote Centrepieces in Person
It's a good idea to see things personally. Being mindful of this please try to come to our North London display room to scrutinize this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces, together with our extended range of other silver plate articles and other ornamental silver objects that we have available. If you plan to make a special trip to see this piece, please call first to make sure that this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces is still available to you and has not been sold. Remember be certain to provide us the item reference number provided above when getting in touch so we can identify which of our various items you are speaking about.
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Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a first-class pieces of silver. This pair of silver plate compote pieces requires skillful packing and transport so that it actually gets to your location securely and safely. We can transport this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces to practically any place worldwide and we will be completely happy to look after the packaging for you, but please do call or email for a shipping price first, before selecting this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces so that we can fully meet your transportation needs. We ship entirely free of charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not satisfied with the product, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces, unless we have mistakenly described the pieces in some material way and you do not get the articles as outlined. You must return the pieces in their original packaging and state.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces.
Some Advice on Buying Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Investing in antique and second-hand silver is a massive subject which encompasses work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were internationally renowned designers in their own right down to the most utilitarian and common of machine-made everyday household items. In considering buying this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces we are pleased to provide a few ideas that can assist you make a decision on understanding ideal for you.
Highly valued for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has special properties that have made it both striking and valuable and so folk have acquired and used it in an assortment of different forms. There is a great amount of antique, vintage and second-hand silver around in the marketplace today. So how do you know what to choose?
The number one principle is that you will want to invest in what you like. Give some consideration to how come you like this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces and if they appeal to your artistic feeling then why delay in purchasing them? Professionals always say that you should go for the very best you can afford, but this does not automatically mean the earliest dated or indeed the biggest item. Do devote some time to understand the makers and the designs that attract you and this will help you recognize the direction you need to go to build up a superb silver collection. If you cherish a particular type of silver such as this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces you will want to show it to friends and family and your joy will pass to them too.
A key topic is the condition of a silver item and how much repair work has occurred. When selecting silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will need to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver item to look like it just emerged from the workshop - if it really does then it has potentially been greatly restored which is not a good thing for an item of antique silver.
Try to remember that in the silver antiques world a small amount of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously eliminated. But take heed of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or adornments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of fine antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are careful to and offer you only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating has taken place we will inform you. We always include ample pictures of our silver products so you can see exactly what condition they are in. Do take a few moments to look at the photos for this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces to satisfy yourself of their condition. If you have any considerations about them 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 pair of silver plate compote centrepieces.
Please note that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good notion to clean these items with a long term polish and then then try to showcase them in a relatively airtight showcase if appropriate. This will keep your silver gleaming for the longest possible time. If you look after them well this pair of silver plate compote centrepieces will practically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 33 x Width 28 x Depth 28
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch 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: 01363
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