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Antique Victorian Silver Plate & Crystal Ice Pail Bucket C1880

Antique Victorian Silver Plate & Crystal Ice Pail Bucket C1880 Sold
Ref:08665

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This is wonderful antique English Victorian silver plated and engraved crystal ice bucket,  it bears the Victorian Registration mark that dates it to 1884, and the makers mark HB for Henry Bourne & Sons, of Ludgate Hill Birmingham.

It has wonderful embossed foliate and masque decoration, a silver plated drainer and is complete with mechanical ice claw tongs.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.

Condition:

In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 15 x Depth 13

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 5 inches

British registration lozenge marks
 
Unlike silver items, there is no date letter on silverplate allowing to recognize the date of its manufacture.
For silverplate items the patent's date of registered models may be useful for an approximate dating.
The 'lozenge' mark used between 1842 and 1883 to certify the patent of the models registered by the UK Patent Office allows the identification of day, month and year of their registration.

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: 08665