• 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 130

    A GEORGE II SILVER PUNCH STRAINER

    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1751

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER PUNCH STRAINER
    MARK OF PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1751
    The circular pierced bowl with two cast handles with chased relief decoration, each engraved with a crest, the reverse engraved M.A.H. to E S, also with scratch weight 8-18, marked on bowl
    12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) long; 8 oz. 10 dwt. (274 gr.)


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    Another strainer with ornate shell handles, also by Paul Crespin, 1741 is illustrated in Robin Butler, The Albert Collection: Five Hundred Years of British & European Silver, 2004, p. 262, no. 291.

    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 303
    With Alastair Dickenson, London