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Antique Art Deco English Cased Silver Condiment Set 1932

Antique Art Deco English Cased Silver Condiment Set 1932 Sold
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With each piece in this superb S Blanckensee & sons Ltd silver condiment set being hallmarked in London 1932 this is a set that is certain to be of interest to collectors of Art Deco Silverware everywhere.

It is a complete set and is offered for sale in excellent condition. The silver condiment set features a hexagonal baluster form pepperette along with a pair of spoons and an open salt. There is also an open mustard and both have their original cobalt blue glass liners.

Art Deco lovers will appreciate the typical Art Deco styling of the pieces in this set.

As you can see from the images, this is a cased, antique, Art Deco English George V sterling silver condiment cruet set. In addition to the hallmarks it also bears the makers mark of the renowned and much sought after Birmingham silversmith S Blanckensee & sons Ltd who also had premises in London and a partnership with a sister company in Melbourne Australia so their work appears frequently in locations worldwide.

Alas, as is the case with so many English Silverware makers and silversmiths, they are no more, which makes their work all the more prized and in demand. This is an original sterling silver condiment set with all silver parts having the same date and by the same maker. The gross silver weight, minus the liners, being 9.8tr.oz.

Take advantage of this opportunity to acquire a nice George V English Sterling Silver Cruet Set in excellent condition with clear hallmarks and having no dings, dents or repairs. We have provided a set of detailed photographs for you to view and fully appreciate the quality and condition of this item.

Viewing and Further Information About This Art Deco Sterling Silver Condiment Set

This George V Sterling silver Art Deco Condiment Set can be viewed at our north London showroom and we certainly encourage you to do this if at all possible. When you pay us a visit you will be able to view other items of Art Deco silverware and other Art Deco pieces although do bear in mind that our stock changes frequently. In addition, you can discuss any item in depth with our resident experts.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

You are looking at a fine Art Deco Silver condiment set which requires careful, specialist packing and shipping in order to ensure that it reaches its destination safely and securely. We can ship this Art Deco condiment set to any destination worldwide and we will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item, so that we can fully address your requirements. We will ship to any mainland UK address completely free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art deco Silverware, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 9 x Width 32 x Depth 16 & Weight 9.8 troy oz

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 6 inches & Weight 0.30 kg

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).

Satinwood

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: 08423