A Very Fine 19th Century Danish Silver Cream Jug & Sugar Bowl by Simon Groth
A Very Fine 19th Century Danish Silver Cream Jug & Sugar Bowl by Simon Groth, Copenhagen 1900
Both (.826 fine) silver bodies banded with neoclassical motifs against a stippled field interspersed by a blank crescent-shaped cartouche. The sugar bowl sided by finely cast lions masks with rings on either side - the cream jug affixed with a neoclassical inspired kylix handle terminating to a palmette motif. Both bearing marks to their exteriors & undersides noting town & date marks for Copenhagen1890, assay marks for Assay Master Simon Groth (working 1863-1904) and partially rubbed marks for C. Holm (1893-1937). Combined weight of 16.81 troy ounces.
Simon Groth worked as Assay Master for Dragsted Jewellers & Silversmiths of Copenhagen who were established in 1854 and listed among its Royal Commissions the Royal Court of Copenhagen and the Imperial Court of Russia.