Sterling Silver Gentlemans Desk Paperweight - Vintage Elizabeth II. This exceptional vintage Elizabeth II sterling silver gentlemans desk paperweight has a plain cylindrical spreading pedestal to a plain circular domed spreading base and oak wood plinth. The upper portion of the pedestal is embellished with embossed gadroon style decoration in a swirl design. The pedestal is surmounted with a fine and impressive cast sterling silver bear-baiting model depicting a bear in a head brace clawing a wooden post.
This model is further ornamented with an articulated curb chain connecting the bears brace to the base of the post. This fine vintage desk paperweight has been embellished with chased decoration reproducing the details of the bears coat, in addition to the wood grain and terrain.
The sterling silver ornamentation is fitted to a circular waisted turned oak weighted plinth, securing to the underside with a nut. The plinth is fitted with a black leatherette covering to the underside. View the full range of animal related silverware available at AC Silver.
This vintage gentlemans desk paperweight is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The paperweight has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.The embossed and chased decoration is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base of the silver portion are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of impressive vintage silverware.
Height of plinth 4.3cm/1.7. Diameter of plinth 14cm/5.5. An exact weight of silver cannot be provided as this piece has a weighted base. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. All orders placed before 2pm GMT are dispatched the same day. Company Name: AC Silver Unlimited. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South Africa.