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Antique Silver Owl 1863

Antique Silver Owl 1863
Fabulous antique silver Victorian owl pounce pot in wonderful condition with fine detail. The piece is hallmarked on the rim of the head for London 1863 with maker's mark George Fox. A totally exquisite piece with no dings or dents apart from a small nick on the back just below the neck which can be seen on the photo. It is hard to believe this owl is 154 years old! The weight is 76.8g and it is shown with pennies for sizing (height is just over 3" - 8cm). Please note on some of the photos the head was left a little unscrewed but it does sit snugly on the body and opens perfectly

Pounce derives from the Latin for pumice via the old French word "ponce". It is a fine powder, most often made from powdered cuttlefish bone that was used both to dry ink and to sprinkle on a rough writing surface to make it smooth enough for writing

Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
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£495 - $668
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