• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    A CHARLES II SILVER-GILT PORRINGER AND COVER

    LONDON, 1676, MAKER'S MARK APPARENTLY AF, MULLET AND PELLETS BELOW, POSSIBLY FOR ANTHONY FICKETTS

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II SILVER-GILT PORRINGER AND COVER
    LONDON, 1676, MAKER'S MARK APPARENTLY AF, MULLET AND PELLETS BELOW, POSSIBLY FOR ANTHONY FICKETTS
    Circular and on spreading foot, with two scroll handles and detachable slightly domed cover with melon and acanthus foliage finial, the body and cover each chased with foliage, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked near handle, maker's mark overstriking another, and inside cover with maker's mark only
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
    37 oz. (1,156 gr.)
    The arms are those of Seymour impaling Popham almost certainly for Edward Seymour (1633-1707), later 4th Bt. and his second wife Laetitia (d. 1714), daugher of Alexander Popham of Littlecote, Wiltshire, whom he married in 1674. However Sir Edward eldest son by his first wife and also his grandson married members of the Popham family but the date of the object points to the arms being those of the 4th baronet.


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    IMAGE CAPTION:
    Sir Edward Seymour
    Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale [Spink and Sons]; Christie's London, 12 May 1919, lot 147.
    with Tessiers, 26 New Bond Street.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Estate


    Exhibited

    London, Seaford House, Belgrave Square, Queen Charlotte's Loan Exhibition of Old English Silver, 1929, no. 324 (anonymous loan).