Rare Antique Silver Toothpick Holder, Rio de Janeiro Brazil C.1850

by Louis Wine

Rare Antique Silver Toothpick Holder, Rio de Janeiro Brazil C.1850. The holder in the form of an exotic bird surmounted on bud flower foliage branches on knopped stem in turn on circular pierced foliage and wriggle work base on three turned knuckle feet supports. Marks in base for Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced in the early 19th century; figural holders to display the toothpicks on the table became popular in Continental Europe, particularly in Portugal, Brazil and Italy. Height: 8 inches. Breadth: 5 inches. Item Weight: 209 grams.

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Rare Antique Silver Toothpick Holder, Rio de Janeiro Brazil C.1850. The holder in the form of an exotic bird surmounted on bud flower foliage branches on knopped stem in turn on circular pierced foliage and wriggle work base on three turned knuckle feet supports. Marks in base for Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced in the early 19th century; figural holders to display the toothpicks on the table became popular in Continental Europe, particularly in Portugal, Brazil and Italy. Height: 8 inches. Breadth: 5 inches. Item Weight: 209 grams.

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Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) at 150 Cumberland Street (Yorkville), Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.