• 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 122

    A GEORGE II SILVER CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF JOHN SWIFT, LONDON, 1755

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF JOHN SWIFT, LONDON, 1755
    Inverted pear form on a circular foot, with two large scroll handles and a domed cover with a stylized flame-form finial, the cover, sides and foot applied with grapevine, the front engraved with a coat-of-arms within a rococo cartouche, the cover engraved with a crest, marked on base and cover bezel
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high; 108 oz. (3364 gr.) (2)


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    The arms are those of Baker.

    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 27 May 1953, lot 141
    Sotheby's, Melbourne, 27 May 2008, lot 347
    With Alastair Dickenson, London