Barclay & Cary - 1850's - Large Hotel Silver Caster - Cruet Bottle Holder
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Historically, Barclay & Cary was not a very large company and was only in business for a short time. There silver pieces are far and few between and represent some of the finest craftsmanship and artisan work. I cannot locate hardly any information at all on this very short lived company, but they did indeed exist and made some wonderful silver wares, in addition to, some limited hotel wares as well.
There quality was stunning, as in the case of this most fantastic holder, it features four deer heads around the bottle portion that are done in a most highly detailed design. The four legs are made in the shape of a Victorian woman with clawed feet – claw foot and ball at the bottom of each leg. There is also a very ornate finial on the topside of the base. The lower portion of the base is decorated in the most stunning “Grecian” style mount.
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