• 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 125

    A GEORGE II SILVER CHOCOLATE POT

    MARK OF THOMAS HEMING, LONDON, 1753

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER CHOCOLATE POT
    MARK OF THOMAS HEMING, LONDON, 1753
    Baluster form, on circular foot with relief decoration, the sides embossed with swirling flutes centering two chased cartouches, each showing Chinese figures in landscapes, the hinged cover with removable coffee plant finial, the cover with removable hinge pin, with wood handle, engraved with a coat-of-arms beneath spout, marked under base and on cover bezel
    11 in. (27.9 cm.) high; 39 oz. 10 dwt. (1,238 gr.) gross weight


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    The arms are those of Buckle with those of Dickins in pretence, for Lewis Buckle (b. 1713) who married Eleanor Dickins (d. 1811) of Liverpool in 1757. Lewis Buckle was the second son of Christopher Buckle Esq., builder of Nork House, Banstead, Surrey.

    Provenance

    With Partridge Fine Art
    With Alastair Dickenson, London