Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell
Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell
Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell

Victorian Silver and Bronze Centerpiece by Hunt & Roskell

  • The legendary Owen Glendower, the last Welsh Prince of Wales, is the subject of this centerpiece
  • He is considered among the most mysterious and revered figures in British history
  • This homage to the Welsh liberator was crafted by the Royal silversmiths Hunt & Roskell of London
  • It is one of the finest examples of British silver on the market
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Item No. 30-6619
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This exceptional silver and bronze sculptural centerpiece pays homage to the legendary Owen Glendower, the last Welsh Prince of Wales. The remarkable skill and precision of Royal silversmiths Hunt & Roskell of London are on display in the piece, which captures a triumphant Glendower after his victory over the English in 1404, where he claimed the key castles at Aberystwyth and Harlech. Measuring nearly 36 inches high, the Victorian centerpiece is one of the finest examples of British silver on the market.

Founded by the great Paul Storr in 1819, Hunt & Roskell were one of the most important London silversmithing firms during the 19th century. The firm became famous for crafting some of the greatest centerpieces of the Victorian age, employing the renowned sculptor Henry Hugh Armstead and designer G. A. Carter to create their exceptional works. Hunt & Roskell's pieces can be seen today in many museum collections around the world, including a number of works in the British Royal Collection.

Considered among the most mysterious and legendary figures in British history, Owen Glendower (Owain Glyndŵr) is remembered as the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. In September 1400, Glendower's violent feud with a neighbor began an uprising in Northern Wales, and the insurgency quickly became a struggle for Welsh independence. Glendower formed an alliance with Henry's most powerful opponents, including the French, and by 1404 he had control of most of Wales. By 1409, however, the English Crown had re-captured Glendower's main strongholds, though the rebel hero of Wales was active in guerrilla fighting as late as 1412. With his death around 1415, Glendower achieved a mythical status alongside the likes of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon and King Arthur as a liberator of his people.

Hallmarked London, 1863

35 1/4" high x 27" wide x 18 1/2" deep
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Maker: Hunt & Roskell
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Depth: 18 1/2 Inches
Width: 27 Inches
Height: 35 1/4 Inches
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