A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

Victorian silver spirit burner - England

travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
this is a sterling silver travelling spirit burner. It is a sterling silver box, with hinged lid complete with brass fitted interior used to heat ladies hair curling irons.
The curling device rested on a pair of folding supports and the iron was made hot by the spirit flame.
The silver box is decorated with a monogram (not identified) and is fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1892. The maker is Horton & Allday (1891 - 1933). In these images it is accompanied with a hair curling iron made by Mulholland Bros Inc. - Aurora, IL, active between 1915 and 1932.
The spirit burner measures 3,5 in. (cm. 9) and was bought from an Australian dealer through the Internet.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some advertisings of websites of silver and antique dealers
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892
travelling sterling silver spirit burner: monogram travelling sterling silver spirit burner: Birmingham 1892 hallmarks

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