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Victorian Style Rare Small Hallmarked Silver Owl Mustard Pot After George Fox
- 1 Fine Small Rare Vintage 20th Century Hallmarked Silver Owl Mustard Pot After George Fox.
- This is a fine rare small silver plate novelty mustard pot in the form of an Owl, in the Victorian style.
- In the style of similar to after George Fox.
- With realistically chased repousse plumage, a hinged cover and red glass button eyes.
- A great feature we rather adore is the ever so cute red glass eyes & rather cute claw feet.
- Made from silver plate over base metal.
- Circa mid 20th century 1940.
- Superb collectors piece.
- So rare to find and valuable and so highly sought after by collectors.
- It is missing the blue glass liner and mouse spoon.
- Distinctly stamped with makers hallmark underneath on the feet R.B & Co.
- The founder of the firm was Charles Fox, 'plate worker' active at 139 Old Street, Goswell Street.
- He was not apprenticed through the Goldsmiths' Company nor he was a freeman of the Company.
- Charles Fox registered a mark in 1801 in partnership with James Turner (at 3 Old Street) and a unique mark alone on 5 September 1804.
- In 1822 he was succeeded by his son, Charles Fox II, who entered various marks in 1822, 1823 (4 marks) and 1838.
- Also Charles Fox II was not apprentices nor was a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company.
- His works shows consistently high quality and the rapid entry of marks suggests a fairly large establishment with varying marks used for different categories of work.
- Fox can be considered the last individualist plateworker before the debacle of Victorian mass production.
- At the retirement of Charles Fox II the family business was took over by his sons Charles Thomas Fox (born 1801) and George Fox (born 1816).
- They entered conjoined marks in 1841 and 1843. Charles Thomas Fox retired from the firm in 1860 and George Fox continued running the firm entering his own mark in 1861.
- Other marks were entered in 1869 and 1891.
- After the death of George Fox his son Robert Frederick Fox (born 1845) continued the trade as C.T. & G. Fox entering his own mark in 1910.
- The firm closed down in 1921.
- Condition report.
- Having some minor imperfections with being handmade.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- With some noticeable wear, scuffs, scratches & stain marks in places commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres approximate
2.95" High (7.5cm)
1.26" Length depth (3.2cm)
1.37" Wide (3.5cm)
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