Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this highly collectable and rare solid silver sugar sifter spoon made during the Victorian era by silversmith Francis Higgins of London in 1854.
The entire spoon features a heavily decorated and chased design of acanthus leaves and scrolls with a gilded surface.
The handle of the spoon is in the figure of Diana the Huntress with her dog by her right side and a bow on the left.
Diana is considered a Roman goddess with a notable oil on canvas painting titled "Diana the Huntress" painted by an anonymous artist of the School of Fontainebleau c1550. The painting was acquired by the Louvre Museum in 1840 and is displayed there currently.
The spoon is fully hallmarked on the reverse side of the spoon.
Needless to say, this spoon presents a unique and desirable array of features for collectors of figural silverware. Additionally, one may look beyond its sole purpose as silver flatware and view this set as more of an artistic and sculpture-work approach with the finest craftsmanship and detailing being utilised to achieve such exemplary finesse in a Victorian sugar sifter.
- Length: 165mm/6.49in Width: 50mm/1.96in
- Weight: 80g (2.8oz)
Great Condition - The pair is in great antique condition with no major issues. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
*Images with Basket are for display purposes only - the basket is sold separately*.
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