This is a magnificent Solid sterling silver covered vase that just came into our antiques mall from a local resident. It is classic urn shape with a stunning lid ending in a pineapple finial. The two handles are each formed by double serpents. There are four horned and bearded mask faces along the rim between hanging ribbons and bows. This pedestal vase stands on its attached custom-made solid sterling platform that also has the matching ribbons and bows. This huge Sterling showpiece measures approximately 19 inches tall and weighs approximately a whopping 2815 grams!!
Both the body of the vase and the matching lid have English sterling silver hallmarks indicating that it was made in London in 1911 by silversmiths Jame Wakeley and Frank Wheeler. Also marked on each are the words "Made in England for Tiffany and Co-". Those words tell the whole story as we all know that Tiffany and Co sought only the best for their retail store. The workmanship is fantastic! There is a shield with a fancy script M monogram on one side and another empty shield on the other waiting for your initial!
This monumental antique sterling silver display vase is in great condition with no damage or repairs. The interior lid flange is somewhat out of round and does not affect the beautiful manner in which the lid fits into the base.
This is a rare opportunity to own an heirloom quality antique sterling silver showpiece that is worthy of being in a museum!
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