Gueridon

English (Birmingham)
1862
Marked by Elkington & Co. (English)


Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

Dimensions

Overall: 73.7 cm (29 in.) Other (Overall; base): 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.47

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver-plated, red marble topped

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Gueridon. Early Victorian circular, silver-plated, red marble topped table, with pierced gallery, on a stand decorated with foliations, shell motives and female masks, supported by out-scrolling members on trilateral supports flanking grotesque masks and escutcheons engraved with crests. Well hallmarked.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each plaque in between the three legs, an unidentified crest (?a hand holding a scroll of paper?).

Markings

Underneath one foot, a series of marks: maker's mark E&Co with a crown above; E & Co in three separate squares; E (Part of a mark or a date letter?).Underneath another foot, stamped number 8904s. Underneath the base, registry mark for 23 November 1862, Class I, Parcel 3.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour