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Antique silver elephant pincushion, Britton Gould, London silv
Antique silver elephant pincushion, Britton  Gould, London silv

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Antique silver elephant pincushion, Britton Gould, London silver, early 20th century silver

There are lot of silver animal pincushions on the market made by several British silversmiths in the Edwardian and Victorian eras, the most popular ones produced by several Birmingham companies.
But this is a rare one produced by Britton Gould Co of Hatton Garden, London. The charming, early-century pincushion is in the form of an elephant, possibly based on the Indian model, with beautifully etched eye, ear and trunk detail.
Made from solid silver, the hallmark of Britton Gould Co is visible (photo 9) but the rest of the maker#39;s marks are less distinguishable, due to enthusiastic polishing. On its back it carries the original cushion which seems to have been well-polished too! In very good condition, although the small dents, commensurate with usage, are to be expected of a vintage item.
A truly collectable piece, whether for use or purely ornamental purposes. A lovely gift for a dedicated seamstress. Or give to someone special for a Silver Anniversary (25th year).
6cm in length; 4cm tall.
If gifting for Christmas, please order early to beat postal delays.

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