JD&S, Sheffield, Twist & Engraved Sterling Sugar Sifter
This sterling silver sugar sifter is imaginatively designed, and perhaps more so given its variance from traditional, i.e. constrained or formulaic, English style. The touch marks on the reverse date it to 1892, made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England. It is a 5 3/4" long, rather heavy, 1.5 T. oz., sugar sifter. The handle has an irregular margin and a short lower twisted section. The surface is finely engraved and diamond cut in a stylized floral motif. The 1 7/8" diameter, 5/8" deep, round bowl has a multiform pierced interior and is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides. It is in mint condition and without a monogram or removal.