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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER

    STAMPED C. L. MEYER, TOWN MARK A 'V' BELOW A FLEUR-DE-LYS, POSSIBLY FOR VIRTON (BELGIUM), LAST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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    A CONTINENTAL SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER
    STAMPED C. L. MEYER, TOWN MARK A 'V' BELOW A FLEUR-DE-LYS, POSSIBLY FOR VIRTON (BELGIUM), LAST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
    Shaped fluted oval and on rocaille feet, with two scroll and rocaille cast handles, the cover with fruiting grapevine and branch handle, pricked underneath and on cover bezel with initials, marked underneath
    17 5/8 in. (45 cm.) wide over handles
    71 oz. (2,204 gr.)


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    The town marks appears to be that of Virton, in the Belgian province of Luxembourg (E. Toepfer, Alte Goldschmiedkunst in Luxemburg, Luxembourg, 2004, p. 392). There is however no record of a C. L. Meyer working there. Pierre de Radzitzky has suggested Strasbourg as another possibility. Indeed an unidentified maker using the stamped name 'Meyer' is recorded as registering a mark in that city in 1773 (H. Haug, L'Orfévrerie de Strasbourg, Paris, 1978, table IV).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY HOUSE
    (LOTS 29-36)