9037. Antique Silver Salts – Novelty Mermaid - Price £3,750

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A fine quality pair of antique sterling silver salt cellars modelled as a mermaid draped in a fishing net and holding a giant sea shell. Heavy cast silver. Original gilt finish. Hand engraved inside the bowl of the salt is a stylistic monogram below a ducal coronet. Total weight 685 grams, 22 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cms. Width 9.5 cms. Depth 9 cms. London 1872. Maker Henry William Curry. Matches #9036 salt cellar.

Biography - Henry William Curry acquired the business of Augustus George Piesse in 1867. He traded in his own name HWC until c 1890 when he entered partnership with Charles Stuart Harries trading as C.S. Harris & Co; this was dissolved in 1896. William Henry Curry entered further marks as H.W.C in 1868, 1869 and 1882.

Condition - These excellent condiments are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of clear English hallmarks on the edge of the shell. The gilt is original and medium bright, there is a small amount of wear to the inside of the bowl.

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.

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