Do you like caviar?

14 Mar

Well, then I have the serving piece for you!

This stunning sterling silver sturgeon (say that 3 times fast) rests on top of a large base with waves and shells.  It holds pounds of caviar…..pounds, not ounces! 

The maker of this piece is Greg Dennis, who started his career as an apprentice with Wakely & Wheeler.  He then worked at Asprey for 12 years before becoming self employed 17 years ago.  His extensive experience is sought by the most prestigious gold and silversmith shops in the country.  His shop is located in Mayfair, close to Bond Street.

G.J. Dennis Gold and Silversmith, London, England, 2002
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard’s head), (jubilee mark), EE, C, 925
33-1/2 inches long (85.1 cm)
1196 troy ounces

The monumental caviar server on an oval wooden base, stylized waves and shells to the body, liner with two rings supports frame for five glass caviar receptacles, cast sturgeon to the removable lid. Originally commissioned by the Silver Fund, London, England.

Estimate: $70,000 – $100,000. 

The melt value of the silver in this piece alone is over $36,000….


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