Fine silver gilt rococo style oval dish with Stourbridge crystal centre. The small dish decorated with a silver gilt boarder with multiple cherubs nestled between seahorses and flowers. To each end a loop handle featuring a humorous frog and lizard perching on the top of the loop. The metal with multiple hallmarks including the lion passant, leopard and date mark indicated it was hallmarked in London in 1904 by William Comyns. Mounted in the centre a piece of Stourbridge crystal completes the very elegant dish with flowers amongst a central circling motif.
Notes | William Comyns opened his renowned silversmiths business in 1859 and slowly began to develop a substantial business working together with his sons. The core of his success came from producing decorative die stamped tableware and then later the company became noted for their interpretive works of important historical makers such as Paul de Lampiere. After William died in 1916 the firm continued operation until they sold to Bernhard Copping in 1953. This example encapsulates the work of William Comyns with the rococo style elements and humours handles.
Measurements | 8cm High x 34cm Wide x 19.5cm deep (3.15 x 13.4 x 7.7 Inches)
Condition | Good, some old solder marks to the silver gilt ‘netting’ and wear through the the silver base otherwise very good.