• 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 152

    A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE-ON-STAND

    MARK OF THOMAS WHIPHAM, LONDON, 1742

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE-ON-STAND
    MARK OF THOMAS WHIPHAM, LONDON, 1742
    The kettle pyriform, with shell and floral garland centering rococo cartouches, with bird's-head spout, the cover with artichoke finial, the overhead handle with merman, on an openwork rococo stand with scroll legs, masks at the knees and garlands between, with central burner, the kettle engraved with a coat-of-arms on each side, marked on base of kettle, cover, stand, the burner cover apparently unmarked
    13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high; 73 oz. 10 dwt. (2,297 gr.) gross weight


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    The arms are those of Spilsbury, Crowner, Dales or Donelan impaling those of Markham.

    Provenance

    With Alastair Dickenson, London