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Pair Antique English Sampson Mordan Sterling Silver Menu Holders - Owls


£875 | $1,219 USD | €1,020 EUR
Item Number: SA540503
Date of manufacture: 1910
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Puckerings
This antique has been viewed 33 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A stunning pair of antique English sterling silver menu holders by the highly collectable silversmith, Sampson Mordan & Co. Each is fully hallmarked for Chester 1911.
The front of each features a finely executed Owl's head retaining the original glass eyes.
They come complete in their original presentation box (wear commensurate with age). The interior of the lid is printed with the retailer which in fact was in Gibraltar, signed Joseph Gache.
The Gache family came from Puerto Mahon in Menorca, a French Colony before it was taken over by the British. Just like so many immigrants in the early nineteenth centuary, the Gache family was looking for a new life under the protection of the British Garrison in Gibraltar.
Having been established in 1830 by Vincente Gache, the business didn't start to get going properly until Vincente's son Joseph Gache came along. Born in 1837 Joseph eventually became a talented optician and clock-maker, learning his trade in Barcelona.
Each menu holder measures 1 1/4" in diameter x 1" tall and the box measures 4" x 2 1/2" x 1 3/4". Excellent condition.
Item ID: 40184
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1910.


Height = 4 cm (1.6")
Width = 10 cm (3.9")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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