The Price railway silver. A impressive Victorian silver and silver-gilt table garniture By Frederick Elkington, Birmingham 1872  (3)
Lot 296
The Price railway silver. A impressive Victorian silver and silver-gilt table garniture
By Frederick Elkington, Birmingham 1872 (3)
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 59,781) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Price railway silver. A impressive Victorian silver and silver-gilt table garniture By Frederick Elkington, Birmingham 1872  (3)
British Silver
The Price railway silver. A impressive Victorian silver and silver-gilt table garniture
By Frederick Elkington, Birmingham 1872
The jardinière centrepiece with open work ovoid bowl, the sides cast with silver mask heads issuing from gilt spuma on an anthemion flower flanked by reeded scrolls embellished with rosa rugosa flowers and foliage, the centre formed as bullrushes and anthemions, scroll handles with lion masks, palmette caps and bifurcated upper junction with pine cone-filled acanthus leaves, fitted with a red glass bowl having dentil rim, with wire work cover supporting silver and gilded figure of Terpsichore, all raised on a slender column formed of four monopodiae, a pair as Pan and a pair as sphinxes, with a girdle of female mask heads draped with strands of beads on an oval-shaped socle with matted finish, stylised lion masks and engraved: The Midland Railway Company to W. P. Price, Elected Director 1853, Deputy Chairman 1865, Chairman 1870, Retired on appointment to Railway and Canal Commission 1873, on a spreading ovoid foot cast with anthemions and applied with silver palmettes, the six-light candelabra each with a tapering reeded column support with figural finial, four upswept foliate branches with fluted cylindrical capitals on anthemion drip pans and two more substantial branches with foliate and anthemion buttresses with nozzles in the form of Etruscan oil lamps, the bases with applied ram's head masks on vase-shaped supports with rectangular socles draped with laurel garlands, with applied classical portrait plaques to each side amongst bell husks, flanked by a pair of Sphinxes draped in pearls on a conforming platform relief decorated with bell husks and a border of fleurs de lys, raised on four anthemion and gadrooned feet, all contained within an oak fitted case height of centrepiece 72cm, height of candelabra 71cm, weight total 482oz. (3)
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