1847 Silver Pot Holder Victorian

Early Victorian Silver Pot Holder

This is a very beautiful early Victorian silver pot holder.

Victorian heavy silver pot holder
Early Victorian Silver Pot Holder

This is my gift for my husband birthday. It is a very ornate pot holder.

Pot holder by Charles Reilly & George Storer
Very ornate pot holder. Look at the legs!

It has a full London silver hallmark year 1847. The markers mark is by Charles Reilly & George Storer.

Charles Reilly & George Storer Hallmark Silver 1847
Charles Reilly & George Storer Hallmark Silver 1847

The full set of hallmark is visible at the bottom. There is a mark that says 8.50, I am not sure what this represents. But the full set of hallmark is CRGS, Lion, London town, Letter M, and Queen Victoria head.

CRGS represents the markers: Charles Reilly & George Storer.

Lion is the sterling silver mark.

Leopard’s head is for London town hallmark – meaning that this silver is struck in London.

Letter M is for the year 1847 when the silver is struck.

Full set of London silver hallmark year 1847.
Full set of London silver hallmark year 1847.

Some parts of the pot still retain its patina.

Early Victorian Silver Pot Holder
The pot look from above

The weight of this pot is 94.5 gr. The top diameter is 8cm. And the height is 6.6cm.

1847 Silver Pot Holder Victorian
It has a considerable weight. Look at the pretty pierced design.

There is an eagle engraving. I am not sure what this eagle represents. Is this an eagle at all, or other type of bird?

Victorian Silver Antique Pot Holder
Eagle engraving

Please let me know if you know anything about the eagle. Maybe it is struck at a later date? I am not sure. What do you guys think?

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