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Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
Reference: S1686
Period: George V
Year: 1926
Silversmith: William Comyns & Sons Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 184 grams
Dimensions: 7.1 cm by 5.8 cm, 3.2 cm height
Condition: Excellent, no dents, gilding in very good condition.

Description: A lovely pair of octagonal silver trencher salts, these are replicas of a highly desirable early Georgian style, circa 1720. The salts have gilded interiors, the gilding is in very good condition. The salts are really good quality, a very pleasing weight, and they both have clear hallmarks. High quality replicas of earlier styles were quite popular in the early part of the 20th century. These are almost an exact copy of the pair depicted in the "Price Guide to Antique Silver, Peter Waldron, pg 103, number 303. William Comyns & Sons is an important firm of manufacturing silversmiths, established in 1859 and still in existence today (John Culme, Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, pg 93). William died in 1916, his son Charles Comyns died in 1925 while attending a Christies auction (so dedicated until the end!). An advert of 1923 recorded "Reproductions from the Antique a speciality". William Comyns & Sons also made all the coronets for the Queen's coronation (V&A website), they also hold over 30 thousand silverware patterns.
Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
Octagonal silver trencher salts (pair)

Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
Octagonal silver trencher salts - side and front

Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
Base of octagonal silver trencher salts

Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
William Comyns & Sons, London hallmarks

Octagonal Silver Trencher Salts (Pair)
Scale. silver trencher salts, comyns

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