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Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.
Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.   - Antique Silver Style Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.   - Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.   - Antiquités - Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.
Ref : 70342
1 650 €
Period :
19th century
Dimensions :
H. 9.45 inch
Antique Silver  - Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.  19th century - Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.   - Antique ostrich egg on silver stand.  George Unite.  Birmingham. 1887.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Antique ostrich egg on silver stand. George Unite. Birmingham. 1887.

A rare antique ostrich egg on its original silver stand with repoussé-work fluted surface and floral garlands and topped with an ebony pineapple with repoussé silver leafs and crown.

Made by George Unite, a renowned silversmith, born in Birmingham in 1798 and registered his own maker's mark, "GU", with the Birmingham Assay Office on 8 August 1832, when he gave his address as 42, Caroline Street, Birmingham. He died in 1896.

A very rare object , destined and worthy of any collector's cabinet of curiosities !

The silver is marked with (from left to right):

GU (for George Unite)

Head of Queen Victoria in a shield, certifying the payment of the duty mark

"Lion Passant", certifying the silver quality

Anchor for the "assay office" of Birmingham, where the silver was inspected

The letter N for the year 1887

Dimensions: height 24cm

In perfect condition.

Kim J. Nazzi

CATALOGUE

Decorative Silver