DescriptionA SET OF HUNT & ROSKELL VICTORIAN CELLINI PATTERN SILVER WINE EWERS
Hunt & Roskell, London, England, circa 1871-1872
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (duty mark), (crown over) IH & RR, HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR & MORTIMER, q
13 inches high (33.0 cm)
89.3 ounces (excluding stopper)
From a Midwest Estate
The ewers of baluster-form with segmented figural S-scroll handle, elongated spout over female mask to unadorned neck, ribbed bands to body divide fields of strap-work framing medallions, scrolling foliage, fruit and animals, each raised on a stepped foot with bands of decoration, one with finial to hinged lid marked 5483 to foot, second with stopper engraved with a figure of a deer and inscribed AUDE INCIPE to waisted neck and marked to foot 5399.
Stopper bearing identical hallmarks as ewers, cork in very good condition, the hinged lid secure, nicks and scratches to surface commensurate with age, a unique set and overall in very nice condition.
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