• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 216

    A COLLECTION OF ITEMS RELATING TO THE WIDDRINGTON FAMILY

    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER

    Price Realised  

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    A COLLECTION OF ITEMS RELATING TO THE WIDDRINGTON FAMILY
    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
    Comprising: a late George III silver-mounted turned ivory desk seal, unmarked, circa 1790, bearing the Heron family crest and motto; a Victorian ivory page turner bearing the initials 'SFW'; a Victorian cut-glass twin-end scent bottle by Halstaff & Hannaford, London, engraved with monogram to each end; set of six livery buttons bearing the Widdrington crest by Firmin, London; and two portrait photographs of Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington (1826-1917)
    The seal -- 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high (4)


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