Sterling Silver Salt by Charles Frederick Hancock - Antique Victorian. This exceptional antique Victorian cast sterling silver salt has been realistically modelled in the form of two putto/cherubs carrying a large basket using horizontal bar supports. The surface is embellished with details reproducing the anatomical features of the putti, in addition to the naturalistic textures of the terrain beneath their feet and the woven texture of the vessel. The salt retains the original hallmarked plain rectangular liner. The base of the salt bears the retailer"s mark "Hancocks & Co, 39 Bruton ST, London.
This versatile salt vessel is a substantial size and if required could be used as a match striker or standalone ornament. In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings. This antique cherub ornament is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
The cast ornamentation is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Victorian cherub ornament.
Length of salt 6cm/2.4. Width of salt 4cm/1.6. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. All orders placed before 2pm GMT are dispatched the same day.Company Name: AC Silver Unlimited. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand.