Georgian Sterling & the Elgin Marbles. Beautifully executed by Eley & Fearn in 1807, London, hallmarked clearly below the ring with the Bruce Armorial and clan motto on the. Reverse, "FUIMUS" or "We were there" and so left our mark. 13" in length, ring 1" in width, 98 grams.
The interesting history of it's owner follows. This would have belonged to Thomas Bruce the 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th earl of Kincardin, ambassador to the Ottoman empire and known for thereafter removing the statues of the Parthenon.He'd also divorced his beautiful, equally interesting and somewhat unfaithful wife Mary (arranged marriage) that same year in 1807 , who among other indignities, was compeled to dress as a man to attend strictly segregated Ottoman ceremonies. It still carries the tags of an early fifth Avenue antique dealer. This fascinating piece of Georgian silver is very slightly. Bent at the tip, perhaps by marble? Thank you for visiting and good luck!
The item "GEORGIAN ELEY FEARN STERLING BRUCE ARMORIAL MEAT SKEWER 13 LETTER OPENER" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "natahada" and is located in Carbondale, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam.