5002 A Rare Silver Bottle Cradle
This quirky silver bottle holder or cradle was made in 1916 - in the middle of the great world war (it seems odd because much silver was made in both world wars), and the design owes much to the art deco movement, of which it is an early example. It might also be said to owe much to the avant-garde designs of Dr. Christopher Dresser.
It is comfortable to hold and from which to pour, and it functions well. It was made by The Alexander Clark Co. and assayed in Birmingham (UK) in 1916. The makers' mark and those of the Birmingham assay office are very clearly struck. On the underside of the long lower bar is a stamped mark which reads " Alex Clark Co Ltd London"
Dimensions: 10.1\", 25. 7 cm. long, 7.3\"18.5 cm high
Weight: 14oz. 11 dwt., 452 grams
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