Antique English Silver Plated Cake Stand Elkington 19th C
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This is a superb antique Elkington English silver cake stand with a mirrored top which would make a fabulous stand for a wedding cake or other special occasion. It dates from around 1880 and bears the makers mark for the world renowned silversmiths Elkington & Co. from Birmingham in England.
Standing on two clawed and two shell feet with a twisted rope rim, the craftsmanship is second to none as would be expected from such a famous silversmith. It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs.
Seeing this Antique Silver Plated Cake Stand in Person
It's a smart idea to see items like this personally. With this thought please try to visit our North London salesroom to view and look over this antique silver plated cake stand, along with our extended variety of other silver pieces and other decorative items that we have in stock. If you plan to make a special journey to see this merchandise, please contact us first to see that this Elkington English silver cake stand is still available and has not been sold. Remember to provide us the item reference number given above when getting in contact so we know which of our wonderful silver plated objects you are making reference to.
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Our London salesroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to view this antique silver plated cake stand. We also open sporadically on Saturdays – but remember to call in advance prior to making the journey on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are considering a first-class piece of silver. It will require skilled packing and transport so that it actually gets to your location securely and safely. We can deliver this antique silver plated cake stand to practically any place internationally and we will be completely happy to look after the wrapping and packing for you, but kindly do call or email for a shipping estimate first, before buying this antique silver plated cake stand so that we can fully meet your shipping requests. We ship completely without charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not happy with the article, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return transportation fees for this antique silver plated cake stand, unless we have mistakenly explained the product in some material way and you do not receive the piece as described. You must return the item in its 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 Elkington English silver cake stand.
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Purchasing antique and second-hand silver is a considerable field which features work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were world renowned designers in their own right down to the most functional and ordinary of machine made everyday household products. In wondering about investing in this antique silver plated cake stand we are pleased to supply a few ideas that may help you determine on what exactly is most useful for you.
Highly revered for thousands of years, silver has exclusive properties that have made it both gorgeous and collectible and that is why people have amassed and used it in a variety of different forms. There is a large number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver offered available today today. So how do you know what to choose?
The foremost general guideline is that it is best to go for what you actually like. Give some attention to precisely why you like this antique silver plated cake stand and if it speaks to your artistic feeling then why procrastinate? Professionals always say that you should buy the very best you can afford, and this does not actually mean the oldest or indeed the largest. Do go to the trouble to learn about the makers and the designs that appeal to you and this will aid you recognize the direction you need to go to build up a incredible silver collection. If you really love a particular piece of silver such as this antique silver plated cake stand you will want to show it to friends and family and your fulfillment will translate to them too.
A key topic is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has taken place. When choosing silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will probably have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver item to appear as if it just emerged from the workshop - if it does then it has more than likely been intensely restored which is not the best thing for a piece of antique silver.
Don't forget that in the silver antiques world a little bit of restoration is okay where a small ding or dent may be meticulously removed. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or ornaments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of fine antique silver. The good thing is here at Regent Antiques we are cautious and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where things like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always present ample photographs of our silver pieces so you can see exactly what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the photographs for this antique silver plated cake stand to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any requests 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 antique silver plated cake stand.
Be aware that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it fairly frequently. It's a good idea to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a relatively airtight cupboard if possible. This will keep it gleaming for the longest possible time. If you look after it well this antique silver plated cake stand will basically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 13 x Width 45 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 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: 08666
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