Victorian Silver Plate Engraved Samovar Urn, Shaw & Fisher, Sheffield
This is very nice 19th Century silver plated samovar urn made by the Shaw & Fisher Company which silver plated from 1849 - 1894. The urn is hallmarked on the inside on an oval plate. It reads:
Loysel's Patent, Hydrostatic Percolator, No. 3382, Shaw & Fisher Man, Sheffield, URN 6 Pints.
This urn is in wonderful condition. There urn's chasing shows well defined and plentiful flowers and leaves. There are two no monogram cartouches on the front and back sides of the urn.
The silver plate is in very good condition. The handles are beautifully designed and very secure and sturdy. The sprout shows some copper near the base of the samovar. The samovar sits on a round chased base.
There is a removable piece inside the urn, and at the base within the urn is a screen plateau. Could only find a couple of small dings. There is some wear on the underside of the base, but would be invisible unless you turned the urn over. The silver plate samovar urn is 19 inches tall, 6 inches wide at the base, and 10.5 from handle to side of samovor. Unfortunately, the handle on the spout is "frozen," and can not be rotated.
This is a beautiful urn, and would be a wonderful item for display.
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