Friday February 21, 2020

Miniatures, buttons and brooches gleam at the Silver Shop

Powerscourt’s treasure trove currently boasts a late-Victorian egg topper, a Victorian gold, amethyst and diamond necklace, and much more in between

15th December, 2019
Silver Shop silver and tortoiseshell jewellery box

There has recently been a flurry of media comment on what surely must be the most minor of life’s challenges - the polite way to get into a boiled egg. The Silver Shop has the answer: a late Victorian silver-plated egg topper, a snip at €65.

The most unusual lot the Silver Shop has sold this year was a tiny miniature silver coal scuttle by Lawrence Emmanuel, 1896. Other miniature pieces still on...

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