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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    A FINE GEORGE IV SILVER AND CUT-GLASS EPERGNE

    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH, LONDON, 1829

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    Estimate

    A FINE GEORGE IV SILVER AND CUT-GLASS EPERGNE
    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH, LONDON, 1829
    On four lion's-paw feet with acanthus leaf-clad legs and lion's-mask terminals, with a leaf-clad and scroll lower apron, the upper apron a garland of grapevine, with central ring of honeysuckle, supporting a cut-glass bowl, and eight acanthus-clad branches holding glass bowls, marked on frame, each branch, and seven bowl bezels
    17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm.) high, 24½ in. (62.2 cm.) diameter; 285 oz. (8876 gr.) weighable silver


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 10 June 1980, lot 257
    The Al-Tajir Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY


    Literature

    Christie's, The Glory of the Goldsmith: Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, pl. 162, p. 210


    Exhibited

    The Al-Tajir Collection, The Glory of the Goldsmith Exhibition, Christie's, 1990, no. 162