13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 525
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 350
A COLLECTION OF SILVER TABLEWARES
A three-piece afternoon tea set; a similar design tea caddy; caddy spoon; a George III cream jug; 2 sauce boats; a mustard pot and 4 matching salt cellars; a Christening spoon, fork and napkin ring, cased; 3 napkin rings; 6 coffee spoons; a collection of assorted flatware including several antique pieces; TOGETHER WITH a plated christening mug, & 3 Chinese filigree dishes. Weighable silver - 63 ozs.
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