English Silver

Victorian Silver Egg Set, Robert Hennell


This fine silver egg set was made in England during the Victorian Era 1853 by Robert Hennell. The set comprises a basket with overhead-swinging handle and 6 egg cups. The cups and the basket are all formed to look like hand-woven baskets. The interiors of the egg cups are gilt. The set is accompanied by 6 spoons made by Francis Higgins. The spoons, too are decorated with a woven texture. The handles feature blank cartouches for engraving and the bowls of the spoons were all initially decorated with a gilt wash, though some have faded. The basket measures 9 inches length and the set has a total combined weight of 36 troy ounces. (es-10)

Price: $7400