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Victorian Prime Minister's Novelty Horse Decanter, Louis Dee c.1883


Antique 19th Century Victorian property of William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A very unusual and unique novelty solid silver mounted horse shoe decanter, the horses hoof silver mounted with a decanter, applied with a strap and buckle, with handle shaped as a jockeys crop, mounted with a spur hinge and a lid in a shape of a jockeys cap. The plain decanter engraved with the motto, "Fide et Virtute", which translates from Latin "By Faith and By Courage" is the family motto of William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1868-1894. Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1883 (H), Maker L.D (Louis Dee, specialised in novelties and gentleman's accessories).

Height: 28cm
Width: 17 x 11cm
Weight: 1510g

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