• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    A GEORGE III BALUSTER SILVER COFFEE POT

    MARK OF JOHN SWIFT, LONDON, 1766

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III BALUSTER SILVER COFFEE POT
    MARK OF JOHN SWIFT, LONDON, 1766
    With gadroon borders, the fluted spout issuing from an acanthus leaf, one side engraved with coat-of-arms within rococo cartouche
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
    20 oz. (620 gr.)
    The arms are those of Heron impaling Brooke for the marriage of George Heron and Felicia Brooke of Mare, Cheshire, circa 1765.


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    Provenance

    George Heron of Daresbury Hall, Cheshire, circa 1765.
    By descent to General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.