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

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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 [...]

Period : 19th century

Antique dealer : Kim J. Nazzi

Kim J. Nazzi

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Antique Silver