• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    A GEORGE II PEWTER STRAWBERRY DISH

    BY GEORGE BEESTON OF LONDON, MID 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II PEWTER STRAWBERRY DISH
    BY GEORGE BEESTON OF LONDON, MID 18TH CENTURY
    With engraved crest and touch adverso (O.P. 353)
    8¾ in. (22 cm.) diameter
    A pair of pewter communion bowls by T & H Compton, with multiple reeded rims engraved 'St Philip. CLERKENWELL. Consecrated 1st January 1834. EDWIN HILLS ESQre. Wardens. W.G. MYLNE ESQre.' touch adverso - 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diameter; and a pair of wavy edged plates by Stynt Duncombe with engraved crests and relief cast decoration to rims - 9½ in. (24 cm.) diameter (5)


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    A Strawberry dish from the same set is illustrated in the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of London Supplementary Catalogue, 1979 No. 701. p. 82.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Strawberry dish Sotheby's London, November 1980.


    Literature

    One of the pair of wavy edged plates by Duncombe is illustrated by Vanessa Brett, The Phaidon guide to Pewter, 1981, p. 49