22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A GEORGE II SILVER KETTLE, STAND AND LAMP
MARK OF BENJAMIN GIGNAC, LONDON, 1750
The inverted pear shaped kettle, the shoulder repoussé chased with flowers and scrolls on matted ground, with overhead leather covered swing handle, the hinged cover similarly chased with flower finial, the stand on three rocaille and flower feet, with pierced shell and floral garlands, the kettle engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked under kettle and under lamp, the covers unmarked
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
gross weight 67 oz. (2,074 gr.)
The arms are those of FitzHerbert impaling Meynell, for William FitzHerbert (1712-1772) and his wife Mary (d. 1753), daughter of Littleton Poyntz Meynell, of Bradley, Derbyshire.
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