• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    A GEORGE I SILVER KETTLE-ON-STAND

    MARK OF FRANCIS GARTHORNE, LONDON, 1716

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE I SILVER KETTLE-ON-STAND
    MARK OF FRANCIS GARTHORNE, LONDON, 1716
    Of cottage-loaf form, compressed baluster, with domed cover and wood overhead handle, the circular frame on three scrolled feet centering a detachable burner, the body engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on base and cover of kettle and on stand; the burner struck three times with maker's mark, also with museum accession number 40.193
    13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high; 90 oz. (2,812 gr.) gross weight


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    The arms are those of Ayde

    Provenance

    Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, anonymous gift in honor of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, 11 April 1940
    With Alastair Dickenson, London


    Literature

    Ellenor M. Alcorn, English Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. II, fig. 33, pp. 85-86