STUNNING RARE SPECIAL VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER STALK & BABY OPEN SALT. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this would have once belonged to a very wealthy Victorian family and sat pride of place on there table and used daily, this was many many years ago when times were so very different, if this open salt could talk i can just imagine what fascinating stories it could tell, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel.
This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice. This has hallmarks to the edge though and the base It is in wonderful condition. You will not find another like this on the market its so very special and extremely rare... I have since found out the importer Rosina Gertrude Alexander of R.
Birch was declared bankrupt in 1900. Among her creditors were the Hanau manufacturers, Schleissner Söhne and Weinrank & Schmidt. So maybe this could be crafted by one of the above. Here are some of the myths..The storks plucked babies from a pond where they were dreaming, to deliver them to families of good children. The association of storks bringing couples a newborn baby is believed to have started in Germany several hundred years ago. The natural behaviour of storks lends a clue to their association with birth. As a migratory bird, white storks would fly south in the fall and return to Europe nine months later. Usually they could be seen heading north and nesting around March and April.
Babies born in March and April were likely conceived in June of the previous year. Midsummers Eve, which takes place on June 21, is a celebration of the summer solstice, but it is also a pagan holiday of marriage and fertility.As many marriages and other couplings would take place during this time, many babies would be born around the time that the storks could be seen flying north, making the connection that the stork brought the baby. The symbolism of their migration pattern combined with their history in myths and legends probably contributed to the popularity of the story today. Rosina Gertrude Alexander trading as R. The item "STUNNING RARE SPECIAL VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER STALK & BABY OPEN SALT LONDON 1898" is in sale since Sunday, November 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.