• 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 154

    A GEORGE II SILVER CAKE BASKET

    MARK OF ELIZA GODFREY, LONDON, 1755

    Price Realised  

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    A GEORGE II SILVER CAKE BASKET
    MARK OF ELIZA GODFREY, LONDON, 1755
    Oval, on four scroll feet with mask and foliate joins, the basket with pierced sides, the border applied with openwork cast rim of grapevine and foliage, the swing handle with grapevine joins, the base engraved The Gift of Yer Honble Lady Chedworth 1756, the center engraved with a coat-of-arms in a rococo cartouche, marked on reverse
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) long; 53 oz. (1,654 gr.)


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    Martha (1715-1775), daughter and heiress of Sir Philip Parker Long (d. 1740), Lord of Erwarton, was married to John Thynne Low, Lord Chedworth. As the marriage was without issue, the estate devolved upon the Earl of Egmont.

    Provenance

    With S.J. Shrubsole, New York