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Set of Eight Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Animal Place Card Holders made in c.1990

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A fine set of eight sterling silver and Zimbabwean blackwood animal place card holders. Each sterling silver animal is fixed to the wooden base and on the side is a slot for the place card.

Date 1990
Made By Patrick Mavros
Location Zimbabwe
Stock Number W247x14

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W247x14
Date:
1990
Maker: Patrick Mavros
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Description

A fine set of eight sterling silver and Zimbabwean blackwood animal place card holders.

Each sterling silver animal is fixed to the wooden base and on the side is a slot for the place card.

The animals are a warthog, gazelle, aardvark, monkey, pangolin, hyena, two meerkats and a baboon with her offspring.

Dimensions: length 6 cm, width 3.6 cm; weight (including base) approximately 1.5 – 1.7 troy oz.

Maker
Patrick Mavros

Patrick Mavros has created some of the most extraordinary silver sculptures in Africa, on his estate in the wild hills outside Harare in Zimbabwe. Born and raised in Matabeleland (the wild, western province of Zimbabwe), the young Patrick developed a deep affinity for its wildlife, particularly the birds of prey.

Like many an artist before him, he strove to capture the form and essence of the birds and animals on paper – as evidenced by his boyhood sketchpads. Mavros developed his own unique sculpting technique, using innate artistic skills and his acute eye for detail and essence. The more he worked, the more he was inspired to try more ambitious subjects. He experimented with various tools and materials, and, with the encouragement of his wife and family, was soon involved in his own full-time business.

Most of his early pieces were one-offs. However, to meet growing demand and develop a more environmentally-sensitive product, he studied and adopted the age-old art of lost-wax casting, whereby a mould is used only once. This method ensures that every detail of the original is present in the casting, and that each resulting piece is individually hand-made. He decided on silver as a material in order to express both the precious nature and essential purity of his subject – wildlife.

Delivery Details

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Some countries levy import duties and local taxes. Payment of these is the purchaser’s responsibility and beyond the control of William Walter Antiques Ltd. When the container has reached the destination country, a customs representative will contact you for payment prior to delivery.

Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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53-64 Chancery Lane,
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