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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    A GEORGE II SILVER SPIRIT-FLASK

    MAKER'S MARK FE FLEUR-DE-LIS AND CROWN ABOVE, CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II SILVER SPIRIT-FLASK
    MAKER'S MARK FE FLEUR-DE-LIS AND CROWN ABOVE, CIRCA 1730
    Tapering oblong, the base detachable as a cup, engraved with a band of ovolo, one side further engraved with a coat-of-arms, the other with a crest, with a detachable cover, marked under base and on bottom of cup with maker's mark only
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high
    6.7 oz. (209 gr.)
    The arms are those of Hobson of Spalding, co. Lincoln, possibly for Christopher Hobson (d.1791), of Stirtloe, co. Huntingdon.


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    The maker's mark is recorded in A. Grimwade, London Goldsmiths 1697-1837, London, 1982 as no. 3567 from 'a spirit flask', perhaps the present example.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
    (Lots 1-106)