English Sterling Silver Nautilus Sugar Sifter Ladle England 1901
The bowl of the sifter is a nautilus shell, the top edge of the shell has 28 pierced leaf shaped sifter holes, the shell is realistically modeled with a gold washed interior. The handle is joined to the shell at right angles, to allow ease of use during sifting. The shell has a patent number, PAT 17124, so this design was patented as well, quite unusual for silver flatware. Nautilus shell cups decorated in silver and gold became popular in the 16th century, the nautilus became popular again in Victorian times, first as spoon warmers, this sifter design is late Victorian with a production year of 1900. The piece is fully hallmarked with the anchor of Birmingham, date letter " a " for 1900, the lion passant for silver purity, and Makers mark C B & S. Lovely collectors piece in excellent condition. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "photovintage" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: George Bowen & Sons Ltd.
- Age: 1900
- Type: Sugar Sifter Ladle
- Composition: Sterling Silver