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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    A GEORGE II SILVER TEA KETTLE-ON-STAND

    MARK OF ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, LONDON, 1757

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II SILVER TEA KETTLE-ON-STAND
    MARK OF ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, LONDON, 1757
    Inverted pear shaped, the scroll handle with ivory insulators and terminating at either end in stylised flowers, the sides engraved with a band of foliage and shells, a coat-of-arms on one side and a crest on the other, with part-fluted leaf-capped spout and artichoke finial to hinged cover, the openwork stand crested on the rim and with three leaf and scroll supports, the centrally fixed spirit lamp with detachable top
    13 in. (33 cm.) high
    69 oz. (2139 gr.)
    The arms are those of Alexander, 6th Baron Falconer of Halkertoun (1707-1762) and his wife Frances (1731-1823), daughter of Herbert Mackworth of The Gnoll, co. Glamorgan. (2)


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    Provenance

    Alexander, 6th Baron Falconer of Halkertoun (1707-1762) upon his marriage in 1757.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot has a later Victorian handle.