• 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 157

    A GEORGE II SILVER PUNCH BOWL

    MARK OF GABRIEL SLEATH, LONDON, 1737

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER PUNCH BOWL
    MARK OF GABRIEL SLEATH, LONDON, 1737
    Circular, on circular foot, with very finely engraved borders of brickwork, trellis, fruit baskets and busts, one side with a coat-of-arms within Baroque mantling, marked under base
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter; 56 oz. 10 dwt. (1,772 gr.)


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    The arms are those of Clennell, probably for Percival Clennell (1714-1796) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Barrister. He was the son of Luke Clennell (1677-1745), who served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1727 and purchased Harbottle Castle in 1731. The castle (which left Royal ownership in 1614 when King James I granted it away) passed to Percival upon his father's death.

    Percival Clennell was admitted to Trinity College in 1733 and began at the Middle Temple in 1734/35. At the time of this bowl's manufacture, in 1737, he would have been at the beginning of his career.

    Provenance

    With Brand Inglis
    Important English Silver from a New England Collection, sold Christie's, New York, 16 April 1999, lot 202
    Sotheby's, London, 1 June 2006, lot 106
    With Alastair Dickenson, London