A truly wonderful Edwardian silver dressing table jar. The pattern design is iconic art nouveau and is wonderful, with gorgeous flowing curvy shapes, flowers and adorned with peacocks on the lid, all so synonymous with the stunning Belle Epoque period. When the lid is removed the underside and the interior of the jar are a fabulous golden gilt finish.
Hallmarks are visible on the base for the Birmingham Assay Office with a date mark for 1901, Lion Passant and silver maker's mark: Henry Matthews. Partial hallmarks are also visible on the lip of the lid.
A stunning item of silverware. The quality of the craftmanship is evident, and the style encompasses all from 'The beautiful age'.
The jar is also very nicely proportioned, being 8.9 cm high and 8.1 cm diameter width (at widest part). As well as being fabulous for display is very practical and useful.
Condition: In super condition.
Hallmarks: Birmingham 1901 by Henry Matthews
Weight: 137 grams
Weights and measurements are approximate.