Price range: 0-£10,000     REF No. 4417601

A VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED BOTTLE CARRIER

An unusual late 19th century silver plated bottle carrier realistically modelled as a gun carriage with a chained wheel block and bottle carrier.

English, circa 1880

Height: 8 ¼ in; 21 cm
Length: 16 in; 41 cm
Depth: 7 in; 18 cm

Following the military successes of the 19th century, table paraphernalia with a military theme became extremely popular. The inventiveness of the Victorians is clearly shown in this fine bottle carriage, which suited their obsession with amusing silver gadgets designed for the table, particularly for the after-dinner rituals of wine and cigars.


Provenance:
Private Collection, London.