A fun figural silver plate toothpick holder of a bulldog with glass eyes on the dog figure by Derby Silver Company.
The design is of a female bulldog next to a large basket. The dog has applied glass eyes. The details are deep and well molded with good facial features on the dog and a ruffed edge on the basket mouth. There is a pattern of round indents on the basket body. The base of the basket is flat.
The base of the basket has an incised mark that reads DERBY SILVER CO. QUADRUPLEPLATE 2306.
3 ½” (8.9 cm) wide x 2 ¾” (7.0 cm) deep x 2 1/8” (5.4 cm) tall. Weighs 5.4 oz (155 g)
The toothpick holder still has most of its silver and has polished up very well. There are no dents, cracks, or breaks.
A fun, aged, figural tooth pick holder to add to a collection or use on the table. I love the dog guarding the toothpicks.
Victorian Silver Plate Bulldog Figural Toothpick Holder by Derby Late 19th Century