Pair of Antique Silver Owl Peppers


Stock: 9748

Date: 1857

Maker: George J Richards & Edward C Brown

Country: England

A charming pair of antique silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl, with detachable head and red...

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A charming pair of antique silver novelty pepperettes, each in the form of an owl, with detachable head and red glass eyes. Beautiful modelling and engraving. The quality is very realistic. Gilt interiors. Manufacturer’s numbers 7192 & 7193.

Total weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces.

Height 7cm.

London 1857.

Maker George G Richards & Edward Charles Brown.

Sterling silver.


The owls condiments are in very good condition. The engraving is crisp. Both have a full and matching set of English silver hallmarks on the bodies (at the back) and on the tops (on the neck).Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: George J Richards & Edward C Brown

George J. Richards, son of William Richards (Silversmith & Goldsmith), freed by patrimony 1839. 1st mark 1844. In 1857 his former apprentice Edward Charles Brown became partner and they traded as Richards & Brown. Richards retired in 1867. Edward Charles Brown, apprenticed to George J Richards 1845, free 1852. Another apprentice, William Comyns was freed in 1852. Brown became a partner in 1857 trading as Richards & Brown. When Richards retired in 1867 the business continued in the name Richards & Brown until Brown retired at the end of 1882. He died 1883.

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