English sterling silver wine cooler. Made by James Barclay Hennell in London in 1879. Round and curved bowl with beaded rim and lion’s head mounts with loose-mounted rings at sides. Leafing scrollwork on beaded ground, and two scrolled and bead-and-reel frames with trefoil mounts. In one the horses amble contentedly in the enclosed paddock. In the other they have broken out and run wild without order or direction. Elegant and nimble thoroughbreds illustrating a very Victorian moral. Plain support with leafing scroll and trefoil knop, and bellied base with fruits and vegetables in scrolled frames. Interior gilt washed. Fully marked. Excellent condition.
Large dimensions: H 13 1/2 x W 20 x 18 in. Heavy weight: 207 troy ounces. #BV725