Novelty wheelbarrows that don’t ferry dirt. Silver and silver gilt, different places in time and makers but mostly Edwardian. The Edwardians were big on novelty silver of all kinds.

Novelty silver-gilt bowl modeled as a wheelbarrow with floral and scroll decoration, the removable glass body engraved with scrolls to simulate rock crystal. Edwardian, made in 1909 in London by William Comyns. Image © 2023 Sothebys. Fair use license. via
Sterling silver novelty bon bon wheelbarrow. The sides with pierced lattice work and a cast and applied rim of flower heads and leaves, the base with a rim of rocaille scroll work leading to a kinetic circular wheel. Edwardian, made in London England in 1909 by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company Ltd. Maker’s marks: Fully marked underneath and engraved Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, 112 Regent St. W. The wheel is partially marked. Image © 2023 CHISWICK AUCTIONS. Fair use license. via
Vintage sterling silver miniature gardening tools: wheelbarrow, basket, watering can and a trowel with two forks. Maker’s marks: hallmarked CCP Lion Leopards Head on the wheelbarrow, basket and watering can with the trowel and forks unmarked. Image © Wheeler Antiques 2014. Fair use license. via
Novelty table salt modeled as a wheelbarrow with the body made from a seashell and the mounts and wheels made from silver plated metal. Antique. Image © 2023 Fair use license. via

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