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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    A GEORGE II SILVER CAKE BASKET

    MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME II, LONDON, 1745

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER CAKE BASKET
    MARK OF DAVID WILLAUME II, LONDON, 1745
    Shaped oval on four lion's-mask feet, rim of body with scrolling acanthus leaf and vines, body pierced with scrolling foliage and trellis pattern, the swing handle with caryatid terminals and handle engraved with acanthus leaf and foliage decoration, central rocaille panel on handle flat-chased with crest, plain field of body later engraved with coat-of-arms within rocaille mantling, marked on base and handle
    14 in. (35.6 cm.) long; 66 oz. (2065 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 27 April 1949, lot 139


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS