Description and Details
We are delighted to have acquired and thus be able to offer this magnificent solid silver Victorian tazza centrepiece. This piece is made by silversmith Daniel & Charles Houle in London, 1870.
The base and silver part of this centrepiece has been ever so meticulously sculpted using cast-silver which form a figural maiden as the main point of attraction.
Particularly noteworthy details are present on her facial features, the quality of the cast on the clothing and the intricate detailing of hand engravings on the accented areas on the robes, hair and shadows.
The detailing presented on this piece is truly superb with excellent proportions, life-like movements captured in the clothing and the captivating anatomy and aesthetics of the lady holding up the glass tazza. With such finesse in craftsmanship, design and ideas, it may be considered as a piece of art in own right, even before the consideration that it is made from a precious metal which has withstood over 130 years of history.
The glass tazza that rests on top is equally magnificent in its own right with fine detailing of vine leaves and grapes that encompasses the border. Additionally, to be able to find such a piece with no damage, cracks or issues certainly is a jovial moment for all antiques and art collectors.
The base has a widened and sturdy foot with further chased detailing around the centre.
Full English hallmarks are present on the base.
We would like to present the opportunity for one lucky customer to add this one of a kind solid silver figural centrepiece to their collection. One may wish to use this for placing fruits, small edible items or solely as a display on dining tables or perhaps a large windowsill to enjoy the pure aesthetic beauty and joy this piece presents.
- Spectacular detailing and life-like sculpture of the figural maiden.
- Large and heavy solid silver centrepiece - ideal for the highlight of a collection or interior design.
- One of a kind art piece remaining in excellent condition with no damage.
- Size (mm) W:243mm H:270mm
- Size (inches)W:9.56 H:10.62
- Total Weight: 1460 grams (51.4 oz)
- Silver Weight 731 grams (25.7 oz)
Excellent Condition - This centrepiece is in excellent antique condition with no damage or issues. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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