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Victorian Silver Owl Pepper

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Stock: 7507

Date: 1851

Maker: George John Richards

Country: England

A delightful antique sterling silver novelty pepperette in the form of an owl having a detachable head with glass eyes....

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Description

Description

A delightful antique sterling silver novelty pepperette in the form of an owl having a detachable head with glass eyes. Beautifully modelled and engraved, the quality is very realistic. Weight 44 grams, 1.4 troy ounces. Height 7 cms. London 1851. Maker George Richards.

Condition

This lovely silver owl is in excellent condition. The excellent quality engraving is crisp. The silver marks on the body are a bit rubbed but are very clear on the neck of the top. 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 John Richards

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.

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