Réf : 70342
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)
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