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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 230

    A GEORGE II SILVER INKSTAND

    MARK OF EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1755

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER INKSTAND
    MARK OF EDWARD WAKELIN, LONDON, 1755
    The oblong stand on four scroll feet, with shell and scroll decorated gadrooned rim, with ink and pounce pots, with central taperstick with spool-shaped socket, each with gadrooned rims, engraved with a coat-of-arms, the base engraved with an inscription, marked underneath and under each container
    11½ in. (29 cm.) wide
    43 oz. (1,340 gr.)
    The arms are those of Martin impaling Jackson, for John Martin (1692-1767) of Quy Hall, co. Cambridge and Overbury Park, co. Worcester and his wife Catherine, daughter of Joseph Jackson of Sneed Park, co. Glouscester, whom he married in 1724.

    The inscription reads 'In Memory of Mrs Eliz Heberden.'


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    Provenance

    The Propery of a Gentleman; Christie's London, 17 December 1948, lot 107 (£145 to Rayman).
    A Gentleman; Christie's London, 27 November 1957.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
    (LOTS 218-250)


    Literature

    P. Waldron, The Price Guide to Antique Silver, Woodbridge, 1985, p. 214, no. 680.