M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
SCARCE VICTORIAN QUEENS PATTERN SILVER SUGAR SIFTER
Francis Higgins, London, 1882
The heavy gauge silver sifting spoon,
with flattened round bowl pierced
with saltires, circlets, and leaves,
the shaft cast in the desirable "Queens Pattern",
having convex shells to the front and verso, with rosettes and honeysuckle;
Crested Fairbairn's 198.4 :
an arm in armour embowed holding in the hand a dart point downward
(the motto scratched through, ostensibly for reasons of privacy).
This most decorative version of the King's pattern family was named for the
Queen Consort of George IV, Caroline of Brunswick.
Despite many "differences" with George IV, she was "wildly popular" with the British people.
Excelllent : condition
The Queen's pattern was copied by America
's Tiffany in 1885,
as "English King". On Tiffany's 150th year anniversary,
this was the flatware pattern chosen for Blair House,
America's official guest quarters for dignitaries in Washington, D.C.
6.5" Long / 2.2 oz.
Portrait of Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821)
Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1804
National Portrait Gallery, London
(Public Domain, Creative Commons)
Pictured with Hanoverian Silver Sugar Sifter, &
First Period Worcester Pierced Cress (Strawberry) Dish & Underplate, c1775
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Scarce Victorian Silver Queens Pattern Silver Sugar Sifting Spoon, Francis Higgins, London
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