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An exceptional, large, Elkington aesthetic vase, fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1879. The vase uses copper plating on sterling silver to recreate the effect of mixed metal silver that Tiffany launched to great effect at the 1878 Paris International Exhibtion.

The vase perfectly captures the global influence of Japan on design at this time via Tiffany in New York, to Paris, to Birmingham.  The strict English assay laws make this an exceptionally rare combination in English silver and even rarer to find a hallmarked piece.

The vase is decorated with Japanese motifs in silver, silver gilt (worn) and copper. The handles  show more  of a Chinese influence and are of dragons in silver with bands of copper.  The design of the vase is attributed to Adolphe Wilms, Elkington’s leading designer at the time

Dimensions

30cm tall

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Condition report

Excellent
Open by appointment and at fairs

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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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