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George Fox

( 1816 - 1910 )

A Pair of Victorian Silver-Gilt Figural Table Ornaments

George Fox

( 1816 - 1910 )

A Pair of Victorian Silver-Gilt Figural Table Ornaments

Made by George Fox
Made in London, 1873

Height 7 inches (17.8 cm)
Total weight approximately 26 oz.

The condiment holders are modelled as a man and woman dressed in fashionable 18th-Century clothing. Each figure has a woven fabric sack on its back and rests on a rusticated ground with openwork sides.

Son of Charles Fox, he entered a joint maker's mark with his brother Charles Thomas Fox, from 139 Old Street, where they are listed until 1852 as working silversmiths. C.T. & G. Fox then moved to 13 Queen Street (renamed 13 Bateman Street in 1885), Soho, where they are listed as working silversmiths. Charles Thomas Fox retired on 31st December 1860 leaving George Fox as sole partner in the firm of C.T. & G. Fox. The business moved in 1891 to 50 Berwick Street, Soho, where in 1892 they are listed as manufacturing silversmiths, repairs, gilding, plating etc. to the trade.

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