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Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1774
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1959
Silversmith: J.C.L.
Place: London
Price: $ 740.00
Weight: 257 grams
Dimensions: 17.0 cm height, diameter 7.2 cm
Condition: Excellent, 2 small dents to lid. Locking mechanism perfect, works well.

Description: A large silver lighthouse caster, retailed by James Robinson of Park Avenue, New York. The caster is the traditional lighthouse shape, a design that originated in the late 17th century. This is a replica of an earlier style, but extremely good quality and weight. It has attractive stylised cross and flower piercing, and scrolling cut card decoration on both the base and top (cut card decoration is an extra silver soldered plate, which adds weight and a pleasing decoration, a technique pioneered by the Huguenots circa 1700). The caster has the traditional bayonet locking mechanism, which securely holds the 2 pieces together. Both base and top have a gadrooned rim, which aids grip and also adds a nice decorative touch. The base is circular and spreading, which has preserved the hallmarks underneath. The caster also has a baluster finial, and a rib on the main body which also aids grip. In addition to the London hallmarks for 1959, the caster is stamped "James Robinson INC New York, Made in England". James Robinson was founded in 1912 and still exists today on Park Avenue New York. They specialise in high end antique silver, ceramics and jewellery.
Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
Lighthouse Silver Sugar Castor

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
Lighthouse silver caster - bayonet lid off

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
Baluster finial - cut card decoration

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
Interior - silver lighthouse castor

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
London hallmarks 1959 JCL

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
James Robinson Inc New York

Large Lighthouse Silver Sugar Caster - James Robinson Inc New York
Lighthouse castor - scale

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