||Superb quality pair of Channel Islands silver sugar nips with an initial engraving to the rectangular box hinge and
traces of gilding. Channel Islands sugar nips are astonishingly scarce.
Shlosberg makes reference to only one pair by this maker. Perhaps this is the pair, I will ask him.|
||Guillaume Henry. Beautifully marked to the outside of both grips. Mayne seems to like this silversmith and
writes "In Guillaume Henry of Guernsey, we have the man, who, was the finest of all the
Channel Islands' silversmiths. The superb quality of his work equalled that of the best London silversmiths ...... The hot milk jug which was sold in
1966 for £1700 is still the record price for a piece of Channel Islands' silver."
(written in 1969, prices have probably changed now)|
|DATE or HALLMARK
||no date letter but stylistically I would have said 1725 if London made. As we are a few hundred miles from
London 1730 is perfectly credible. Shlosberg dates the pair that he saw to 1730.|
|WEIGHT in GRAMS
||not marked but most likely .925 sterling silver|